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Noir

In Art, art portraiture, Photography, Portrait, Uncategorized on November 4, 2016 at 12:26 PM

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“The artist never entirely knows — We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark” ~Agnes de Mille

Sisters

In Children, Family Portrait, Photography, Portrait, senior, Uncategorized on October 25, 2016 at 9:41 AM

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Had a wonderful time photographing these beautiful sisters recently. They were fun and playful and our hour together flew by.  Mom realized that her chances of getting them together were getting slimmer as one is in college and another a senior in high school. Along with doing a senior photo and some shots of the girls together and individually we also did a few family photos that included mom – which she said hasn’t happened in many years.  It’s so important to exist in photos for your friends and family and I’m so glad I got to capture a few moments for them.

Mallory | Personal Project

In Art, art portraiture, personal, Photography, Portrait, story, Uncategorized on September 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Mallory came in to help me play with light and shadow a while back.  I keep circling around to a personal project that I’d like to do. I work with it – then find that it has changed or is not quite right.  Sometimes the only thing that helps me move forward / get unstuck is to play around with what I have and to let it be  messy and undone until more clarity arrives. I’ve heard that as a creative person I have to just show up every day to do the work and hope that one day a creative muse shows up to collaborate with me. Here is today’s showing up. Thank you Mallory for being my model and allowing me to experiment!

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Shadow & Light

In Art, art portraiture, Photography, Portrait, Uncategorized on July 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM

“If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light”   ~Lady Gaga~

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“Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.”

~Maya Angelou~

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“To light a candle is to cast a shadow” ~Ursula K LeGuin

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Twin Boys

In Children, Family Portrait, Photography, Portrait, Uncategorized on June 28, 2016 at 12:05 PM

That moment when you are photographing twin boys and you ask them to pretend to like each other.  Young boxer in training. ;) Love how this joking moment shows their affection for one another.

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Experimenting with light and layers.

In Art, art portraiture, personal, Photography, Portrait, Uncategorized on June 24, 2016 at 2:49 PM

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Greta sat for me so I could experiment with some low-key lighting for a personal project I’m working on.  It was going to be all black and white with minimal post processing. Now I find myself playing with color and layering of old, dusty, scratchy images. That seems to be how my creative process works. Starting off with an idea and playing around until what wants to be expressed reveals itself. Is that what it’s like for you?

Massage or Photography

In Art, art portraiture, Head Shot, Massage, Photography, Portrait, Uncategorized on June 4, 2016 at 9:25 AM

Clients often ask me what I enjoy doing more, Massage Therapy or Photography.  The answer? They both energize me in different ways and have more in common than you’d think. In both spaces I’m working with people and quite often, their insecurities.  There’s a lot of ‘space holding’ involved. Ensuring that no matter what type of work we’re doing the person feels safe, respected and witnessed. In both professions I get to meet fun, interesting people and always have the goal of having them leave me feeling better [about them selves] then before we met.

Last week I got to do a head shot for a gentleman who is training for an Iron Man competition [wow]!

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Yesterday I had just enough time between massage clients to play with some photography techniques for a photo group I recently joined. Our prompt for this week was that the image had to be “artistic and red”. I played around with studio lighting, no lighting at all, long exposure, having a fan blow on the flower petals, etc … and choose this as the image to share with the group.

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Then I had a massage client who had a major shift in her body during our session. No matter what’s going on in the studio it’s always about creativity, growth and supporting people in living their best life and I’m so grateful for each connection, no matter how it’s made.

Bo : Pet Portrait

In Head Shot, Photography, Portrait, Uncategorized on May 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM

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Beautiful pup got all tuckered out after his professional photo shoot.  Bo’s mom and dad use him as a therapy dog in their business and wanted him to have some new, fun head shots for the new website their building.  Pictured here is Bo taking a five. ;)

Dogwood 52 : Week 1

In Art, art portraiture, CT, Manchester, personal, Photography, Portrait, story, studio on main, Uncategorized on May 24, 2016 at 6:52 PM

A local photography group I’ve just joined has decided to challenge ourselves with a 52 week photo project.  Rather than coming up with our own list we are following along with one that has already been published online – the Dogwood 52 Photography Challenge.

It’s a lot of fun to see how other people choose to express themselves and it’s motivating to be accountable to a group of people. I’ve been batting around an idea for a while now, but always put it last on my list of things to do.  This week 1 challenge at least ‘forced’ me to start playing with the idea and to take one step towards executing what I really want. Yay!

Week One:

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HEAD SHOT | PHOTOGRAPHER | MANCHESTER, CT

In CT, Head Shot, Manchester, Photography, Portrait, studio on main, Uncategorized on February 11, 2015 at 4:50 PM

 

A head shot is a simple thing. A shot of you – usually from the shoulders up.

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It’s a complicated thing when you understand that your face – the way you connect with the viewer – is your personal branding. It’s a terrifying thing for most people. It’s the rare experience when someone walks into my studio and says “I LOVE being the center of attention and am in my glory in front of the camera.”  What usually happens is folks come in and are fairly animated during the casual chit-chat time – and then as soon as the camera comes out – deer in head lights.  This is so normal. I’d do it too. In fact, maybe – as a photographer – I’d do it even more than you. I like my position behind the camera.

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It is my job to help you relax so the real, beautiful, fierce you can shine through. If you’ve been thinking it’s time to re-brand your website or social media picture I can walk you through the process. It’s a privilege and honor to do what I do.

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TESTIMONY FROM A PAST CLIENT:

“You can find more than one portrait photographer in the field with a good eye for light and composition, but I discovered that Tania Palermo’s gifts and talents far exceed mere technical skills. She was able to explore with me what it was I wanted the photography to accomplish, and managed to bring to light what it is that fuels my passion for what I do. She captured the essence of what I want to convey to my clients in such a way that the photographs BECAME MY BRANDING. My website grew easily and naturally from the photographs themselves. I have received incredibly positive and superlative feedback from my friends and colleagues and clients about Tania’s portraits of me. If you want to boost your productivity or just to capture in photographs the essence of who you are and what is important in your life, I highly recommend that you treat yourself to a visit to Tania’s studio!” ~Karen Chadbourne

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