THE DREADED HEADSHOT

Let me go ahead and tell you I understand not liking to take headshot for jobs and social media presence. I often hear from clients, “I don’t know how to smile” or parents telling their children, “Smile right.” I often find most of the time the best way to handle this is to distract from the fact we are taking photos by talking to adults about their lives and making the shoot a fun play time for kids, not a terrible thing mom is making them do. Now, it’s my turn to be the subject. No matter what I do, when I see a lens directed my way, I make this weird face contortion. The shoot begins to feel like an episode of Friends where Chandler can’t smile right.  I need a new headshot and decided to set up the lights in the basement and knock this item off my to do list.

 

 

Not bad with no antihistamine.headshot suit copy

Fall Drinks with Pumpkins

Fall Drinks with Pumpkins

I love the fall and Halloween. This time of year, I am running around with my hoodie on with a huge smile on my face. Growing up I always liked the idea of fall bringing snow and who doesn’t like candy?  As I was starting to carve my pumpkin, I decided to try a new fall drink and went to the cabinet to see what types of spirits I had on hand. Being from Kentucky, I found some Makers Mark. After a couple of google searches I found this recipe on The Delish website. It called for

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp water

1 dash of bitters

1 orange peel

2 oz bourbon

1 cherryIMG_0049 (1)

Add the maple syrup, water, and bitters in a bourbon glass, blended well. Then pour your 2 oz. of bourbon in over ice and an orange peel. If you like you can add a cherry on top. I thought at first the maple syrup and Makers Mark was going to be too sweet. I found it to be tasty, and it’s my go to drink while I’m working on my fall projects like this pumpkin.

Pittsburgh Youth Football

I got the opportunity to shoot the Lincoln Rams (age group 5-6 year-old) a couple of weekends back. I got some great action shots of the these little guys. Tons of fun and a good game to watch for me and families! The Rams will be playing this Saturday at Chadwick Park at 9:00 am for playoff games. Please come out and give some local kids your support. If you are a parent or coach and want some action shots of your games or a tournament director and need some photography for upcoming events, feel free to contact me at tayloredphotography@gmail.com.