Tim Harris Photography: Blog http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog en-us (C)Tim Harris Photography tim@timharrisphotos.com (Tim Harris Photography) Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:20:00 GMT Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:20:00 GMT http://www.timharrisphotos.com/img/s/v-5/u86903773-o560396301-50.jpg Tim Harris Photography: Blog http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog 80 120 The Senior Portrait Experience - Hunter Class of 2016 http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/9/the-senior-portrait-experience---hunter-class-of-2016 Presenting Hunter, Fort Ann High School - Class of 2016! Posing Senior Guys is very different than our Senior Girls, so Tim takes the lead on posing our Senior Guys and had a nice connection with Hunter.  When we met with Hunter for our pre-shoot consultation, he wasn't really sure where he wanted to have his pictures taken.  We showed him some Urban/City shots we've done and explained that with the right clothes and the different textures out there, he would have some unique portraits done.  Downtown Glens Falls never disappoints when it comes to our Urban/City style portraits and we even found some new locations as we were walking around.   Here are just a few of the many favorites we have:


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The Senior Portrait Experience - Alyssa Class of 2016 http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/9/the-senior-portrait-experience---alyssa-class-of-2016 What a glorious morning it was when we started Alyssa's (Hudson Falls High School) Custom Senior Portrait session.  After meeting with Alyssa we came up with a few different locations as well as a cool "new" location we stumbled upon. We started at a local beach and got busy:

Water was a definite in this shoot and we LOVE getting Seniors in the water!  Our favorite water location did the trick:

Flowers were in order next and there was some beautiful yellow flowers that really complimented Alyssa's outfit.  Did we mention she LOVED our jewelry that we let our Senior Girls borrow? Alyssa loves to read and LOVES photography!  We will have to take her out shooting one day:

Towards the end of our shoot we ventured off to a new location we found just driving around one day.  We LOVE finding new and unique spots for our Seniors.  The lighting was a bit tough but we managed to get a few shots of Alyssa.

Thank you Alyssa for sharing a morning full of fun with us!

tim@timharrisphotos.com (Tim Harris Photography) Class of 2016 Queensbury photographer custom senior portraits lifestyle photo photographer portraits senior senior photographer senior portraits seniors the senior experience tim harris photography http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/9/the-senior-portrait-experience---alyssa-class-of-2016 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMT
Vicarious Visions Winter Party 2015 http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/9/vicarious-visions-winter-party We are super excited to be the official photographer for the upcoming Vicarious Visions' Fall Party at Vapor Nightclub!  The more events we do for this energetic group the better we get to know them and the more creative we can be!  Event photography is very different than portraits.  You have to sort of be invisible yet accessible to your client.  There's nothing worse than being in the middle of the dance floor trying to capture a moment and you get trampled by the conga line!  Cindy and I try to wear light or white shirts; they become a natural reflector that helps with our off camera flashes.  A club like Vapor will make for an interesting lighting scenario but we can't wait to experiment.

Last February we photographed Vicarious Visions' Winter Gala held at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.  Now that was a cool place to hold a party!  Surrounded by vintage cars, great food and drink it was a great time for everyone!  Cindy and I enjoyed chatting with the employees who the last time we saw them they were all in Halloween costumes!  It was hard to recognize many of them!  See some of the highlights below and checkout all of the party here: http://www.timharrisphotos.com/vvwinter2015


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Le Moyne College Student Dance Company Spring 2015 http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/9/le-moyne-student-dance-company-spring-2015 Spring in Syracuse!  With the winter we had in the Northeastern region of the country, Spring in Syracuse was pretty dismal.  Nevertheless we made the pilgrimage to watch our oldest daughter Vicki and the rest of the Le Moyne College Student Dance Company perform in their Spring 2015 show!  The girls are so sweet and love that Tim takes pictures for them.  We'll have to make a point of going after Vicki graduates.  All of the dances were spectacular but Vicki's rendition of Roxanne (from Moulin Rouge) was special. We love that she gets to choreograph (did we mention that she will be one of the Head Choreographers starting this Fall?).  Check out more highlights from a great show here:   http://www.timharrisphotos.com/lsdc2015


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Sunrise in Lake George http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/8/sunrise-in-lake-george 3 am. Yes I said 3am! That was our start time in order to get our Senior Reps up and ready for our Sunrise photo shoot in Lake George.   We were unable to take photos of them during their prom so we decided a Prom Gown at Sunrise photo shoot was in order!

The funny thing about this shot ^ is we got all comfy and positioned and the sprinklers came on!  An almost epic fail! ;-)

Following our prom gown shots the girls changed and we focused on 4th of July, Americana themed shots!  We had lots of fun with these, it was a little bit later in the morning (6am) and we were all a little bit more awake!

Those sparklers...... harder to light all three than you might think.   We also wanted some individual shots of our girls:

We've got some surprises in store for some more photo shoots with our Senior Reps so be sure to stay tuned!

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A Neglected Blog is no Fun :( - Winter 2014 - 2015 http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/8/a-neglected-blog-is-no-fun---winter-2014---2015 Winter up in the North Country was rough!  Way too much snow and cold!  We experimented with some indoor portraits of our Senior Models:


We braved the cold and the snow for a Family Mini Session:












































We had a little break in the weather for Taylor's Photo shoot - Good thing because this gal lives in Texas!

Finally we went to Le Moyne College to watch Vicki and the Le Moyne Student Dance Team perform at the last home basketball game!  A very rough ride home driving in a snow storm!

All in all a productive winter but we were so ready for Spring!

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Vintage and Glamour Teen Photo Shoot http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/8/vintage-and-glamour-teen-photo-shoot For some time now Tim and I have wanted to explore Teen Photo shoots.  Teens eventually become Seniors in High School so what better way to expand our portfolio and client base!  Luckily we have a 14 year old who has tons of friends as well as her own unique ideas.  Alli had a vision of a vintage photo shoot featuring herself and one of her BFFs Rachel!  Alli loves to do hair and makeup and we let her take the lead.  We were able to borrow a 1957 Ford Thunderbird from our neighbor and with vintage style clothing we already had, vintage pumps, jewelry and props we were all set!

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The girls were super careful around the car and we finished up our shoot and switched gears (and clothes) to a modern glam look.  We took to the City of Glens Falls and had some fun!


Cindy actually has a few more photos to edit from this session so be sure to check back at:

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The Senior Portrait Experience: Class of 2016 Amanda http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/8/classof2016amanda With the crazy summer weather we have had in the North Country it figures that the day of Amanda's Custom Senior Photo Shoot was the hottest, muggiest, and buggiest!  With the heat close to 90, and a downpour as we drove to our first location we all braved the heat and had a blast! We loved working with Amanda, capturing her love for the outdoors and the beach.  Here are just a few of our favorites:


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A Neglected Blog is no Fun :( - Fall 2014 http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/8/a-neglected-blog-is-no-fun Tim and I can't believe how life just moves along and certain pieces of your craft (and business) fall through the black hole!  Life, work, children all seem to take first chair sometimes and that's really ok.  We've had a variety of projects we've worked on since our last post in October!  Here's just a quick summary of what Tim and I worked on this past Fall:

We had the pleasure of being the event photographer for Vicarious Visions' Halloween Party!  We had so much fun capturing this spirited group:

Check out http://www.timharrisphotos.com/vvhalloween2014  for more highlights from the party!

We had the honor of being the photographer of record for the 2nd annual Lake George Free To Breathe 5K.  Free to Breathe is an event series and fundraising program that was initiated in 2006 in Philadelphia, PA in an effort to build a foundation for raising the public’s awareness of lung cancer and increasing research funding to defeat lung cancer. Funds raised from Free to Breathe events support National Lung Cancer Partnership’s vision of doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

Check out more highlights here:  http://www.timharrisphotos.com/breathe2014

We also started (and learned along the way) a Senior Model Program featuring three lovely young ladies from Queensbury High School who we have known since our gymnastic days.  We took photos of them throughout the year but the fall ones we took were some of our favorites!

View more of our Class of 2016 Senior Reps:  www.timharrisphotos.com/2016seniorreps

Of course we trecked to Syracuse to capture the Le Moyne College Student Dance Company's Fall Performance.  We love to see our oldest daughter dance!


Check out more from the show:  http://www.timharrisphotos.com/lsdc2014

That wraps up Fall 2014 with some of our favorite projects!  On to Winter!

tim@timharrisphotos.com (Tim Harris Photography) Class of 2016 Queensbury photographer Tim Harris Photography dance performance dance portraits event photographer photo photographer portraits senior portraits senior spokesmodels seniors http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2015/8/a-neglected-blog-is-no-fun Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:32:30 GMT
Say.....CHEESECAKES! http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/10/say-cheesecakes Cheesecakes.... who doesn’t love them?  From a classic New York Style (aka “plain”), to a sweet Caramel Apple Crisp, cheesecakes are one of our favorite desserts.  That’s why we are so excited to be helping our friend Robert out in his new Cheesecake venture Cheesecake Like No Other (www.facebook.com/cheesecakelikenoother).  I have been friends with Robert for over 30 years, and have always admired his passion for cooking, especially cheesecakes.  You see, his passion for cooking mimics our love of photography. 

Robert has recently relocated up to Queensbury and is making a go of his new business full time.  Part of that process is to help him get up and running with social media, take pictures of the inventory for him and help spread the word.  We have spent a few days planning our shoot which was much different than taking portraits.  Staging, lighting, that all comes into play.  It was very exciting to work together (Robert, Cindy and me) and very hard not to eat the “props”!

We started off staging the Chocolate Nightmare - a delectable chocolate cheesecake with a brownie crust topped off with one of the best chocolate ganache I’ve ever tasted.  

The Chocolate Nightmare cheesecake is so versatile; it pairs very well with your favorite glass of wine and your favorite cup of coffee.  It is truly a flavor favorite, so much so that Robert has already sold this flavor to a local restaurant.

Next up was the Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake.  Take a look at those apples!  Who possibly comes up with an Apple Crisp Cheesecake?  Robert does!  We staged this beauty in our kitchen, which thank goodness is a country motif!

Finally we finished up our photo shoot with the Classic New York Style and a Vanilla Turtle (see the “prop”?).  Both offer a simple but elegant solution to your next holiday or formal gathering and will plate nicely on both your wedding china and everyday setting!

So there you have it!  We wish Robert and Cheesecake Like No Other all the best and are looking forward to taking more photos.  Speaking of... I wonder what cheesecake we'll be staging next!

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Did you ever wonder..... http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/10/did-you-ever-wonder Have you ever wondered what photographers do during their “off shooting season”?  It’s a funny question, but something that Cindy and I get asked quite a bit.  Let’s face it, here in the North Country of Upstate New York, who wants to have their Senior Portrait Experience done in the middle of winter?  This year Cindy and I are hoping to expand our shooting season and do some senior portraits in the winter:

In the meantime (and back to the original question at hand), what do we do during our “so-called off season”?  First, it’s a great time to catch our breath and reflect on the sessions we did.  Cindy and I think about each session and talk about what we really liked, what we think we would change up for another shoot, what prints did our client order, and what products did they ask for that we might want to include in our packages for next year.  So many ideas that it’s actually hard to turn the brain off sometimes!

Last year we created a custom brochure for our clients


as well as a Welcome Guide that each client received during their consultation.  We are excited to be putting our guide up as a Digital Magazine so we can email it to potential clients. (Stay tuned for a preview - and another blog post).

This year we have already modified our logo

attended several educational training sessions through Creative Live and are busy working on a new program that we will announce in the New Year.

Finally, the cold weather means Indoor Portraits!  We love taking indoor portraits as well as on-location shoots.  Concept shoots, lighting practice, and traditional portraits are just some of the types of indoor photography we enjoy doing:

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Want to see more?  Be sure to explore our entire web page:  Tim Harris Photography

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Fall Fashion Friday - What To Wear Senior Girls http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/9/fall-fashion-friday---what-to-wear-senior-girls As we march through September and into the cooler fall weather, having your Custom Senior Portrait Experience against the beautiful fall colors make absolutely stunning photos! 

One of the biggest questions that our seniors (girls in particular) have is “What should I wear?” It’s so important to not only wear that perfect outfit(s), but find outfits that can give you a unique look all the while maintaining who you are and your style. 

Tim and I use Pinterest (check out our page at: Tim Harris Photography's Pinterest Page) for inspiration as well as the Style Genie's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stylegenie1/timeline) which is where these images came from. 

Casual but Chic in Jeans

Fancy and Fun with Dresses (and Skirts)!

Be sure to check out our Pinterest page "What to Wear Gals Board"  as well as the Style Genie Facebook page for more Fall Fashion ideas.

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The Senior Portrait Experience - Cierra (Class of 2015 Queensbury High School) http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/9/the-senior-portrait-experience---cierra-class-of-2015-queensbury-high-school Introducing Cierra and her Custom Senior Portrait Experience!  We first met Cierra during her and our younger daughter's karate days.  Cierra was a few belts higher than Alli and was always a great mentor to her.  Hard to believe that she is now a Senior at Queensbury High School!

Cierra left her custom photo shoot up to us in regards to location.  She had just one location request so we kept our shoot local so we would have enough time to get there.  We had to time those shots perfectly because of the location and the sun's position:

We love catching candids when our Senior isn't paying attention.  We were able to catch Cierra when Tim was "adjusting his camera settings":

Of course she also was a natural poser when we were shooting for "real":

Congratulations Cierra and be sure to enjoy your Senior year at Queensbury High School:


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A Revisit - {The Urban Dance Project} http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/9/urban-dance-project---a-revisit

The Urban Dance Project is a personal project we started back in 2012. With our oldest and her friends off to college it's been harder and harder to schedule shoots.  Inspired by a well known dance project, we started taking our oldest out to urban settings with her all decked out in dance clothes.  Dancers are natural models and it makes it easy to get creative.  Not to be outdone by her older sister, our youngest wanted to join the fun:

Anyone who constantly photographs their own kids knows that once their friends see what you are doing they want to join in and we were more than happy to oblige!

Action shots or anything that showcases a dancer's strength are always fun to capture:

Hopefully we can get back snapping our favorite dancers in urban settings again.  With our youngest getting older we have more dancers to recruit for our project!  Not only do they have fun modeling, it shows the true meaning of friendship:

Be sure to check out more great images from our Urban Dance Project:  http://www.timharrisphotos.com/urbandance

tim@timharrisphotos.com (Tim Harris Photography) dance portraits lifestyle photo portraits queensbury photographer senior photographer seniors tim harris photography http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/9/urban-dance-project---a-revisit Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT
The Senior Portrait Experience - Nick (Class of 2015 Queensbury High School) http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/9/the-senior-portrait-experience---nick-class-of-2015-queensbury-high-school We started Nick's Senior Portrait Experience traditional all the way!  Getting those portraits that all parents love, plus the need to get the Year Book shot out of the way is super important.  After all, once all of that is out of the way we can have some fun!  Nick's choice of a Pink button down shirt was perfect against the backdrop settings we used for his custom photo shoot.  We are "urban" backdrop lovers, especially for guys!

It's always fun to watch our senior's personality change once they are in the outfits that truly define who they are.  Nick was certainly no exception to that rule.  Once the hat and long board came out it was time to play!  

As today is the first day of school, we wish Nick the best Senior year ever!

tim@timharrisphotos.com (Tim Harris Photography) Class of 2015 Queensbury photographer lifestyle photo photographer portraits senior portraits seniors the senior experience tim harris photography http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/9/the-senior-portrait-experience---nick-class-of-2015-queensbury-high-school Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Our Beginnings http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/9/our-beginnings It's always fun to think back how Tim Harris Photography got started.  After all, neither one of us has a photography background, just a love of good photos and our kids!  You could probably say that it's our oldest daughter's fault.  She being a competitive gymnast, you quickly decide that you want to capture every leap and smile you can such as:

So what's a parent to do?  You purchase your first digital SLR and you start snapping away!  After a while your attention turns to other gymnasts who also want their skills captured:

Of course taking all of these awesome pictures quickly develops into a yearning for more, including dance photos (yes that's our youngest):

So there you have it.  Our kids are definitely our biggest inspiration and without their support, love and willingness to be our models we wouldn't have been able to turn our passion into a business.  From our beginnings with action shots to beautiful portraits, be sure to check out all of our portraits and fine art on our web site  http://timharrisphotos.com

We'll leave you with one of our favorites of our oldest daughter:

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The Senior Portrait Experience - Ari (Class of 2015 Queensbury High School) http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/8/ari---class-of-2015-queensbury-high-school We have just two words to describe Ari's Senior Portrait Experience... Simple Elegance!  From the simplicity of her dress, yet elegant at the same time, to her sweet personality, we had a blast on her photo shoot. We kept it local, and the weather that early evening didn't disappoint.



tim@timharrisphotos.com (Tim Harris Photography) Class of 2015 Queensbury photographer lifestyle photo photographer portraits senior portraits seniors the senior experience tim harris photography http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/8/ari---class-of-2015-queensbury-high-school Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:45:00 GMT
The Senior Experience - Kellyanne (Class of 2015 South Glens Falls High School) http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/8/kellyanne---class-of-2015-south-glens-falls-high-school We always knew that Kellyanne would be a natural in front of the camera and she lived up to our expectations!  After spending years running away from the camera during gymnastics meets, we had the pleasure of taking her portraits.  Kellyanne's Senior Portrait Experience was up on Lake George for a beautiful morning shoot.


tim@timharrisphotos.com (Tim Harris Photography) Class of 2015 Queensbury photographer lifestyle photo photographer portraits senior portraits seniors the senior experience tim harris photography http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/8/kellyanne---class-of-2015-south-glens-falls-high-school Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT
A Throw Back Thursday Moment! http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/8/a-throw-back-thursday-moment A throw back Thursday moment to wish the 2014 - 2015 Glens Falls YMCA Gymnastics team a successful upcoming season.  We have a special place in our hearts for the team being that our daughter Vicki was a member until her "retirement" in 2013.  Makes us chuckle that a teenager can actually retire from something but that's exactly the case.  Regardless, the friends and memories she made over the years will last a lifetime.  So cheers to a new season, and we will are looking forward to taking your team portraits once again!

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The Senior Experience - Josh (Class of 2015 Queensbury High School) http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/8/josh---class-of-2015-queensbury-high-school The great outdoors came a "callin" for Josh's Senior Portrait Experience.  He wanted to incorporate the woods, his rifle, and his camo shirt.  We were more than happy to accommodate! After all that's what "The Senior Portrait Experience" is all about!  Your experience, your style, plus great portraits!  Who could ask for anything more!  We were able to take Josh to Cindy's parents property for the real woods experience as well as some mock hunting shots.  


tim@timharrisphotos.com (Tim Harris Photography) Class of 2015 Queensbury photographer lifestyle photo photographer portraits senior portraits seniors the senior experience tim harris photography http://www.timharrisphotos.com/blog/2014/8/josh---class-of-2015-queensbury-high-school Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT