Igniting Dreams.

Igniting dreams.

That's what Lorie Gelsheimer believes in. She helps empower people to lead more fulfilling lives.

She reached out to me to create her new head shot photos. Images that would communicate her warm and caring personality, in a professional yet personal reflection.

I meet so many interesting and unique people as a photographer. Lorie and I have had very interesting and inspiring conversations. She is warm and caring, with an undeniable faith that she allows to lead her through life.

As an Intuitive Guide, Lorie offers intuitive and energy based readings that help people gain insight into their lives, become more energetically balanced, and see their unlimited potential.


She believes that when we have faith and trust in our power, our most incredible dreams can be ignited.

She certainly lives her life this way.

You can read more about Lorie and her services at www.igniteddreams.com. She also has a blog at loriegelsheimer.com


Does Size Matter?


When it comes to the size of your photos that is!

This is the first in a series of posts to help you understand sizing in regards to your photos as digital images. They will be as short and sweet and to the point as possible, to help you understand this form of imagery.

If you think that purchasing high resolution files from a recent photo session is your best option, think again. There might be a few things you need to understand about high resolution images before you make that choice.

High resolution images can be large to very large files, and in most cases will be too large to send through email to friends and family members as a collection of images. They need to be resized to smaller images if you want to share them this way.

High resolution images are not needed to share online through social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest or other image album sharing space. Unless you are concerned about zooming in very close on details, a lower size image is all you need.

High resolution images are used mostly for printing purposes, not online viewing.

Most people who request high resolution images end up using only a few of them for printing photos. The rest of the time they are kept stored on your hard drive, unused.

Is it really worth it for you to have high resolution images alone?

It's like buying a high end camera and using it only in "auto mode".

It's like purchasing a top of the line computer to send emails.

It's like owning all the tools you need to finally finish remodeling your basement, and then hiring a professional to do it for you.

It's like purchasing a $600 pair of shoes that you wear twice a year. (Wait...this is acceptable...am I right ladies?) Scratch that.

Get my point?

The main reason why someone would need high resolution images is for printing or displaying larger sized images. If you think your best option for printing photos is purchasing high resolution images, think again. More in the next post on printing photos...





Get Found



Use images to help people find you.


Renaming your images that you present on your website or blog can be effective in Google search results to find your business or service online. Take a look the next time you are searching for something using Google. You will see quite a few options in the search options, including images.

Try renaming your images associated with your business or personal passion to include your business name, or industry and location.

To do this, just right click on one of your saved images, click on "rename", and type in your desired words. Then upload to your website, blog, Facebook page or other social media profile you subscribe to.

To give an example, below is an image of an interior renovation I photographed for a client. I named it interior_photography_sarah_kelly_studios_020.


Separate your words with underscores, dashes or nothing at all. Remember to use your own images to avoid copyright or infringement issues! Also remember to only use your BEST images to represent yourself or your business. Impressions are one of the most important things to consider when presenting your business or yourself through websites, blogs, or in person! (More on this in a future post).

Simple, yet effective. This technique can be changed or added to any time you like.

Help potential clients find you.


Adding value to your home with Complete Garden Guys.

Your home is one of the most expensive and significant purchases you can make. Having professional landscaping and stonework done in the front, side or back yard of your property not only adds value to your property, but also gives your home a welcome feeling and attractive appearance. If spending money on buying a home is so significant, it seems that the upkeep on the exterior grounds would fall into place naturally.

Complete Garden Guys do exactly this. Two brothers who have worked extremely hard to build a team of professionals to accentuate and polish the outside grounds of your home to make it as welcome and appealing as it can be. Roger and George Dutra are the owners and operators of Complete Garden Guys, and I have had the pleasure of photographing some completed properties that their team had worked at making it most appealing for their clients.

They offer landscaping, garden design and construction for your garden as well as interlocking and natural stonework. I look forward to next season for some more photographing sessions!