See the Difference

The following is an exerpt from the choosing your photographer see the difference website.  My answers are put in after the questions.

They say it takes 10,000 hours of experience for someone to become a master of their craft/art, so ask how much experience the photographer has.  Kurt has 31 years of experience.  Be sure to ask to see an extensive portfolio of their work. Very extensive portfolio.  Kurt has been asked to speak at the national SPI convention.  Do they have a degree in photography? Kurt has 2 and is working on a 3rd.   Are they certified?  Yup, in fact Kurt proctors the certification exam.   Are they a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America)?  Yes he is!  PPA photographers abide by a strict code of ethics and have unique skills and training in the artistry and technology of creating beautiful images that will reflect your unique personality and talents.

Don't settle for less than your best.  Call Studio One at 517-782-3974 today!


Time to think about senior portraits

There are many important things you do in your life.  We don't always realize it at the time but some of the decisions we make have a huge impact on events the rest of your life.  Many decisions like where you go on to school, who your wife or husband will be, and where you will live are all really important.  

One of the decisions that gets overlooked way to often these days is where you do your senior portraits.   A qualitied photographer like Kurt can photograph you in a creative and flattering way that says something about you and helps capture who you are.

It's something to think about.


Seniors 2018

Well that time is upon us again.  Our juniors become seniors and after that become adults.  It's easy to forget sometimes that your senior is going to go on so school at a collage or tradeschool.  Perhaps they join the workforce right out of high school and start earning a living on their own.  One thing is for sure, they will be leaving you soon.

You will want some excellent pictures to commemorate the passing into adulthood.  You may see them every day or you may only see them once a year.  You can appreciate thier portrait that is hanging in your living room every day.  It's once of the fhings parenting is all about.  Raising your children to be an adult and then letting them go is one of the rites of passage.  Get an excellent portrait, you won't regret it.

Spring Break and Decisions

If you are a member of the Class of 2018, congratulations!  You made it!  You have many decisions coming up regarding your senior year and one of the first is for your senior pictures.  You want someone who knows what they are  doing, after all this will be the most definitive portrait that you will do in your life.  

When you are choosing a photographer don't be confused about things like a person claiming to be a  photographer  because they have a nice camera.  The gear they use is just a means to and end.  Look for a photographer that is certified by the PPA and is a real business person in the community.  You want a professional relationship with that person because they are the expert at their craft and will bring out the best in you.  To understand why click on the link below to see a short video.

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A reputable business

When you are choosing a photographer it's a good idea to pick one that is a real business person.  What I mean by that is they do photography not only to earn a living but also to be part of the community we all live in.  They should give back, not only in for form of charity but also in being responsible citizens and paying taxes, insurance, utilities and all of the things that go with being an adult.

 You want them to provide you with great images but how are they going to do that for free?  The answer is they can't, and if they are running a business they really can't.  Photography is a high overhead business and just printing the pictures out is not ordinarrily the biggest expense.

Remember, just because you have a nice camera does not mean that you take nice pictures or run a  business.  


Doing good things

Doing good things makes you feel like you stand for something.  Helping someone else when the chips are down is not something that a business needs to do, but it is nice if they choose to help.  

Studio One supports the Oldham Project.  Which gives cancer patients free portraits for themselves and thier loved ones.  It's a great cause that we are proud to support.

Your choosing Studio One for your portrait needs helps to insure that Studio One is able to do good things for the community.

The Only Way to See Snow

Lets face it, this winter has been a crazy year weather wise.  Mid 60's in the middle of Febrary is insane!  If you want senior portraits in the snow you would think you are out of luck.  Studio One can do them right inside our studio and add snow later.  You don't even have the snow falling in front of your face in the pictures.

Meanwhile enjoy the wonderful weather while it lasts.  This is still Michigan.