Senior Portraits of Strongsville High School’s Audrey O’Bryon Truly ROCK!

Every now-and-then, I have the privilege of creating senior portraits of a girl who just intuitively knows how to pose and offer just the right expression at the moment the photo is created.

Audrey O'Bryon, our class of 2017 SpokesModel at Strongsville High School, “rocked” her photoshoot with dozens of cool poses, a variety expressions and an amazing array of outfits that truly showcased her personality.

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon.

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon

She displayed classic elegance in a formal dress, with and without her engaging smile.

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon

Oh, and did I mention that Audrey is an avid photographer? She is already taking on commercial photography assignments. Pretty amazing for a high school girl!

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon

With her “bubbly” personality, this seemed like a good fit! I couldn't resist doing a little “digital magic” for a few of Audrey's poses.

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon

Audrey was completely at ease in front of the camera. Although I typically direct guys and gals into a variety of poses, (you know, these kids aren't professional models), Audrey enjoyed putting her own “spin” on some of them.

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon

Once again, Audrey's fun-loving personality just shines in this pose.

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon

I just love this pose of Audrey. Her beautiful, brown eyes are almost magnetic!

Senior Pictures of Strongsville High School's Class of 2017 Audrey O'Bryon

My favorite season is Spring. Creating this portrait of Audrey among the blossoms in our outdoor portrait park was amazing. As soon as I snapped this shot, I just had to show her how beautiful she looked on the camera’s LCD screen.

If you would like senior portraits that show your personality and fashion sense, call us to schedule your session ASAP at 440.748.6300. Our calendar is filling fast for the Class of ’18 – especially for the “early birds” who want to experience the unique portrait style at SpectraLight Photography.

Discover more about our senior photography and grab our price guide here.

Amazing USB flash drive is a business card on steroids!

Here I am showing the front and back of my newest marketing product - a USB thumbdrive/business card that I can hand to or mail to my clients and prospects. It has gotten a lot of positive feedback from my recipients. In fact, a couple business owners have asked me to create one to better market THEIR products and services!

Here I am showing the front and back of my newest marketing product – a USB flash drive/business card.

Every so often, an amazing product grabs my attention that I just gotta have!

Recently, I was contacted by USB Memory Direct to try a sample of their USB flash drives. I've seen these at trade shows where exhibitors give them away with their logo and website imprinted on them. I always thought they were a pretty cool way of promoting a company.

When I visited the USB Memory Direct website, I was blown away by all the unique styles, shapes and colors they offered. I was even more impressed that companies like, Yelp, Sunoco, Kodak, Intel, Toyota and many other Fortune 500 companies were using them. Now I could finally join the “big boys” with my own custom flash drive!

USB Thumbdrive Business Card

I customized the front of my USB flash drive/business card with my own photo of Cleveland and my logo. The back of the card has additional space for a custom message.

I chose a business card style flash drive that gave me a TON of room on the front and back to encourage the recipient to plug it into their computer and watch our marketing videos and read a PDF listing the services we offer. I even include clickable links within the PDF that will automatically open any web browser to take the viewer to specific pages on my website for information about each service.

With this “business card,” I have a great way to grab the attention of a potential client at a networking event, Chamber of Commerce meeting, party, etc.

Oh, did I mention that the recipient can also use the card to save THEIR own digital files? With 8 GB of storage, there's still plenty of space to add their own documents and photos. Even if they delete my marketing videos and PDF, they still have my contact info on the front and back of the card! And you can bet anyone who sees my card will be curious about the unusual style flash drive with the scenic photo of Cleveland on it.

My flash drive/business cards have gotten a lot of positive feedback from my recipients. In fact, a couple business owners have asked me to create one to better market THEIR products and services!

I am so impressed with the quality and functionality of these flash drives that I asked to become a reseller for USB Memory Direct. You will pay the same price if you order through me and get the personal attention of a local representative who can also handle your special graphic design and marketing needs.

Want to discover how these USB flash drive/business cards can take your marketing to the next level? Contact me here.

 

Mark’s embarrassing moment with John Lanigan on Majic 105.7

 

Now that John Lanigan, the popular and sometimes controversial radio host/DJ has retired, I thought I'd share an awkward moment I had with him during an on-air visit to Cleveland radio station WMJI.

I was invited to appear on a COSE sponsored segment where member businesses try to stump the DJs with the type of business they own. After guessing that I owned a portrait studio, John Lanigan then asked if I did nude photos. To be clear – I DON’T do nude photos although I have done several glamour sessions over the years – all done in a tasteful fashion. Any way, my mind began to race as I began to sweat while I quickly formulated my response. How do you think I did? What would YOU have said? Please comment below!

Click here for the two minute interview on WMJI

How to create a professional looking book of your personal snapshots

Mark Madere, SpectraLight Photography, North Ridgeville

Mark Madere - SpectraLight Photography

The North Ridgeville Arts Council has asked me to present to the community my special, free presentation: “How to create a professional looking book of your family snapshots, child’s wedding, vacation pictures and more.”

Discover how to create a beautiful, coffee table-style book of all your snapshots as a lasting keepsake for family and friends. You will also learn how to quickly and easily publish books of your travel, nature, and scenic photos and earn income from them with minimal effort, NO expense and NO inventory.

I have taken photos of area landmarks throughout my career with my largest collection of images of Olmsted Falls – where I lived and operated my studio for 19 years.

View a sample of my self-published book – Picturesque Olmsted Falls – Gazebos, a covered bridge, waterfalls and more – Oh My!
http://bit.ly/olmsted-book

The meeting is on Monday, March 19th at 7 p.m. at North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd, North Ridgeville.

Have you ever wanted a high quality, hard cover book of your personal photos? Have you already created one? What company did you use and how did it turn out? Please comment.