gfp Studios – Now open for business. Schedule your session today!

gfp Studios – Now open for business. Schedule your session today!

After much effort and a few dollars, I am happy to say "gfp Studios" is now open for business.  Here are a few shots to show what the studio looks like, however seeing in person is so much better.  We are now ready to create in our own location! Special thanks to my wife Elladeen, Sis Yolanda and my man Don for helping make this project much better than I could myself. No longer do you need to go to Sears, Walmart or some other location for your family pictures. At gfp Studios we offer full photography services.  We will work with you to create a package suitable for your budget and interests. Our...

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Questions You Might Ask Before Hiring a Photographer

Questions You Might Ask Before Hiring a Photographer

Here’s the scenario: You’re planning a big event; could be a wedding, graduation, family reunion, you name it.  It’s big and requires a ton of resources and coordination.   You’ve reserved the space, purchased the decorations, hired the caterer, made plans to interview a few DJs and sent notifications to everyone you want to attend.  You think you’ve dotted all the “i”s and crossed all the “t”s, then it dawns on you, “Who will photograph this event!”   You start to scramble and rack your brain trying to think of someone who has a camera.  You call Uncle Joe,...

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Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Photo Shoot

Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Photo Shoot

Hair – If you’re getting a haircut for your shoot, do so about two weeks beforehand, just in case it goes wrong – you just never know. For men, a fresh cut a couple of days before the shoot is fine.   Hair Accessories – If you’re shooting outdoors, be ready to put your hair up and make it look nice in case of a windy day. Bring bobby pins, hair clips, headbands or any other favorite accessories.   Glasses – If folks wouldn’t recognize you without glasses, you want to wear glasses in your shoot – however, the glare on glasses...

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Tips to Reduce Stress Before Your Photo Shoot

Tips to Reduce Stress Before Your Photo Shoot

Hey Fam, so you’ve read my post, "Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Photographer", and you’ve taken my advice, conducted your interviews and hired a photographer for your event. If you missed it, you can check it out here.   Now, let me share with you some tips on how to reduce stress before your photo shoot   Make sure everyone is rested and has eaten.  Being sleepy or hungry can have adverse effects on the moods of both kids and adults.  Avoid restlessness by getting enough sleep before the shoot, eating a snack before you go, or bringing a snack along with you.   Schedule...

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