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09 Aug 2012 IPCPR Orlando Convention Center

I attended the 2012 IPCPR, a trade show for cigar manufacturers to connect with retailers and bring out new lines.  I only had one day to get coverage due to my weekend schedule of wedding shoots, so I decided to concentrate on doing a booth...

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20 Jul Commercial Ad Shoot For SmartPhoneSleeper.com

This was a quick shoot for SmartPhoneSleeper.com a great new product for watching movies or whatnot on your phone, in bed!  It can also be used just about anywhere you sit, but it's really great for the bedroom.  I had a lovely model to work...

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20 Jul New Trade Show Banners For Blanco Cigars

I designed new 10 foot trade show booths, three new 8 foot tall banners and three new brochures for Blanco Cigars, for the upcoming IPCPR tradeshow in August.  I can't wait to see everything setup! ...

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13 Jul Product Photography – Wallpaper Patterns

After using two other and interviewing four more photographers to properly shoot their wallpaper products, Madison Wallcoverings finally came to BG Pictures to get the job done right!  It was actually a fun shoot, for which I made some custom tools to properly, accurately and consistently hold...

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20 Jun Commercial Cigar Photography For Pinar Del Rio

These are some highlights from a new catalog, website, brochure and magazine ad shoot for Pinar Del Rio Cigars out of Miami, FL.  They have always been a favorite brand of mine, and of course I love doing product photography, so cigars is always a...

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19 Jun Kristi & Ed Esession At The Sunken Gardens

It was a very hot and humid day but we all had fun walking and talking our way through the shade at the Sunken Gardens in downtown St. Petersburg! Kristi and Ed are very easy going people and it will be my pleasure to shoot...

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18 Jun Behind The Scenes Cigar Product Photoshoot

Behind The Scenes Cigar Product Photoshoot I happen to be a big cigar reviewer in my spare time for fun, and I have been successfully merging my two passions for years, shooting commercially for cigar clients ranging from the largest in the world to brand new one-man-band boutiques. I absolutely love any type of product photography but especially anything in the cigar industry! I shot this for my cigar site CigarObsession.com and thought it would be a great cross-post for this site as well, since people may be interested in the technical aspects of the shoot. I go over a bit of the setup and gear and my plan of attack for doing a simple cigar box shot for a brochure.
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09 Jun Monique & Lynn

Monique & Lynn were married on Indian Shores Beach by Rev. Bill Waterman surrounded by close family and friends!  The ceremony featured many personalized details symbolizing the joining of thier families, culminating in a balloon release. Florist: Iza's Flowers Planner: Special Moments [gallery]...

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03 Jun Bridal Model Shoot

This was a quick fun shoot I did with a few fellow photogs in a small section of Downtown Tampa and a couple lovely ladies!  I was blessed with the gorgeous Aylen Suarez for a few minutes and setup these beautiful shots of her! [gallery link="file"...

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02 May Pinar Del Rio Cigars Advertisement Shoot

Pinar Del Rio makes some of my personal favorite cigars (I'm a big cigar lover) and I am fortunate enough to work with them on new releases!  These are some brand new lines just releasing, and are highlights of some new advertisement work for them!   [gallery...

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08 Mar Association Of Bridal Consultants March 2012

I covered the March ABC meeting where some of the top Tampa area wedding professionals met at a relatively new venue, perfect for small to medium weddings that are looking for a beautiful natural setting!  Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, FL offers exceptional wedding coverage provided through...

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21 Feb Donald Dobson Birthday Party & Afternoon Tea Highlights

Donald Dobson Birthday Party & Afternoon Tea Highlights   For Don's 84th birthday, he and his lovely wife were surrounded by dozens of friends and family in celebration!  It was a lavish affair with a full service of afternoon tea in fine vintage London and Parisian service,...

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27 Jan Night Storm Long Exposure Photography

So I was just about to head to bed around midnight and noticed a perfect wall of storm clouds on the radar about 50 miles offshore.  It looked due to hit the coast here in about an hour, and I wanted to see if I...

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15 Jan A Private Party at Chateaux Dobson

A Private Party at Chateaux Dobson This was an exquisite private affair for 50 close friends of a couple clients & friends of mine.  They have impeccable taste and it shows in everything they do, and this event was no exception!  Live entertainment, a well stocked bar and more selections...

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25 Dec A Holiday Inn Harbourside Indian Rocks Beach Wedding

Jenni White and Ken Euler were married on the gorgeous afternoon of December 18th 2011 at the Holiday Inn Harbourside, in Indian Rocks Beach, FL!  With many family & friends in attendance we did a tear jerking first look,  two really fun bridal sessions and...

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06 Dec A Bilmar Beach Resort Wedding, St. Petersburg FL

Bill and Wendy Hinkley were married on November 12th 2011 at the Bilmar Beach Resort on an absolutely perfect sunny day, surrounded by many family & friends!  They enjoyed cocktails, a fabulous breakfast bar catered by the resort and dancing inside until mid afternoon, before...

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28 Nov Phoenix, Arizona Thanksgiving

After enjoying a great visit with some of the family out in Phoenix, I snapped some shots of interest at the 'Mystery House' just outside of the city.  While I think it was a rip off at $10 per person for a dime tour, it...

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