Prints are the most valued part of photography for me. I love to have something tangible to hand down to future generations. The print of my Grandmother I speak so much about is one example. Video is so popular these days and it's everywhere online, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to name a few. I am always on a quest to be at the leading edge of photography while maintaining my traditional modern style. I discovered a new way to bring these two mediums together, it's called Live Portrait. The viewer only needs to download theLive Portrait App for Android or foriOS here and launch the app. When you point your camera at a Live Portrait image it will come to life and play on your phone. The Live Portrait image can be on your computer, tablet, someone else's phone or a beautiful print hanging on the wall. You can try it out on the image below.
The couple in the image, Crystal and Mike were married last September in Monterey California. They live here in Sonoma County but wanted a beach wedding. Of course I agreed to drive to Monterey to photograph their wedding since it is my favorite place on earth. It was absolutely beautiful, small, intimate and perfect. I asked Crystal and Mike to do a first look session before we left the hotel for the beach. Crystal and Mike were all dressed and ready to leave so I orchestrated the perfect scenario for Mike to see his beautiful bride for the first time. You will see what happened next in the video.
Now is a good time to download the app if you haven't already done so. Take a look at the image below using the Live Portrait App. Let me know what you think of this new technology.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner this is a perfect time to schedule your portrait session and record a special message to your lover using Live Portrait! It's the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life.
From now till the end of February you can get a portrait session with one 8x10 mounted and the live portrait video for just $295. That's a savings of $100! Just book a session before the end of the month and enjoy the savings anytime in February or March!