Last year, I worked on updating Birmingham, Alabama-based photographer Art Meripol’s print portfolio book. The focus was to integrate Art’s lifestyle, portrait, and hospitality work into a single portfolio with broad appeal to both editorial and commercial clients.
Back in the Fall of 2016, member photographer John Davis reached out to us asking for some help updating his web edit and print portfolio in preparation for a move from Baltimore to LA. He had also wanted some guidance in selecting images for a new marketing plan. Lucky for John, we had just started offering a customizable Relocation Package service…
San Diego photographer Kristianne Koch Riddle sent me an email looking for some help getting a new print portfolio together. Kristianne is known for her unique and artful kids and lifestyle photography, but she recently returned from a year-long trip onboard a sailboat…
The only thing better than getting to work on an edit with a photographer whose work you love is getting to work on an edit with a photographer whose work you love and who is just an awesome person. We were lucky enough to get to do that with Sean Scheidt, a WM fashion photographer based in Baltimore.
As any photo editor and any photographer will tell you, each editing experience is completely unique. When Kansas City (by way of England) photographer Alistair Tutton reached out with some rough edits for several new print portfolios he was planning…
Singapore-based photographer Lauryn Ishak worked with us on a print portfolio several years ago. The results looked great, and as time marches on, Lauryn has been seriously busy! Since that print edit, she’s moved a few times, got married, and shot countless assignments. After all of that, she reached out to us and said she was ready for a new website and a refreshed print portfolio. While the first book was aimed at editorial travel clients, she wanted to switch angles and build an online and print portfolio that spoke to more commercial, hospitality clients.
Boston-based photographer Carl Tremblay wanted a fresh new web edit that could help him appeal to high-end clients around the country. He had heard nice things about working with me, and decided to see if I could improve his own web portfolio.
Peter Taylor contacted us ready for a big change. He felt that he’d been putting off updating his site and book because he just didn’t know what to include anymore. Peter shoots a broad range of subject matter, but in everything he does, he aims for authenticity. He felt that his current website no longer reflected his direction and style. With hopes to attract more national editorial and commercial work, he wanted to show a style that felt honest without coming off as documentary.
New York-Based photographer Donna Dotan specializes in architecture and interiors, and her images are presented well on her website. But there was one minor problem–she didn’t have a print portfolio. She has a lot of fantastic library of work, so the biggest hurdle was selecting images that would resonate with her potential client list.
Columbus-based photographer Matthew Carbone needed to reboot his website and print book, and since he was driving through on his way to client introductions in New York, stopped by to discuss the process. He was also looking to change gears a bit; up to this point Matt’s clients had been mainly architects. While he enjoys this work and will continue to shoot for them, his goal is to market to more commercial clients.
Last summer, I had the good fortune of editing a gallery of Edgar Artiga’s recent work, and the imagery he sent left my monitor sizzling. So when Edgar recently approached me about putting together an all-new website and print portfolio, naturally I prepared to hit the ground running.
San Francisco-based portraiture and travel photographer Eric Millette had gone years without a printed book, so he asked us to design, edit, and print one using samples of his work.
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