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Christy A. Schmidt - Photographer

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About

My approach as an artist and a communication expert: Revealing the self the client desires. Sexy? Rugged? Competent? Powerful? Sweet? Approachable? You tell me and I'll create it. Superior customer service; responsive. Each shoot is designed for client.

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17 June 2021

General Photography

Christy is great to work with .Easy going and relaxed. Would recommend for your photography needs.

17 June 2021

Christy is amazing love having her do family parties she captures the raw moments and you can just see the true joy in the party.

17 June 2021

Having Christy at my graduation party to capture these beautiful memories as I close this chapter was so special. She took some absolutely gorgeous photos that I’ll hold with me forever!

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11 June 2021

Headshot Photographers

Christy got to know me as soon as I walked into the door. That sort of professionalism is what I needed for my headshots. What an incredible Photographer!

8 June 2021

I had a project that took more than one sitting. Christy had good recommendations that allowed the preliminary shoot to generate high quality photos. Her recommendations on how to make small changes to the shoot brought the next set of photos to a level voting my expectation. I’m
Looking forward to working with Christy on other projects I have ideas for.
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8 June 2021

Christy was great! She made my son feel comfortable and relaxed for his senior pictures. Shots turned out wonderfully.

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19 May 2021

General Photography

Christy is a dedicated and talented photographer. She is intuitive and has a knack for creating the perfect shot. Each photo was well realized. I want to mention that she has a wonderful personality and sense of humor. I felt relaxed and happy which I know will reflect in each photo. More...

10 May 2021

Christy was amazing. Her professionalism and understanding of my expectations made my experience effortless. Being a professional artist it is necessary to have accurate photographs of my artwork and Christy's knowledge and experience made my photography experience wonderful. I will be using her services in the future. I would highly recommend her for your professional photography shoot. More...

Q&As

Taking a great photograph does not involve expensive equipment - which is often the fallacy suffered by new photographers and clients. Just because a photographer has great glass (lenses) or lots of lights does not mean he or she can produce a memorable image. A great photograph should tell a story - be well composed and carry emotional impact. I have seen so many headshots that look like a yearbook picture. Or worse, a selfie. Ugh. You deserve better than that. Just today, I noticed a restauranteur's food photos were poorly lit and framed - and the food deserved to be celebrated not destroyed with poorly executed photos. Sure, a photographer needs knowledge - and the appropriate equipment. But then he or she needs style, creativity - and passion.

How do you want the viewer to feel when he or she sees this photo? What are you trying to say in your images? What moments do you want captured? What is your brand identity? The questions about location and procedure are obvious - it's the feelings that are most important to a successful session. For example, in a boudoir session, she might want to look intimidating and powerful. That session will be very different from a client who wants to look sweet and submissive. As another example, if you want your product to look modern and sophisticated, I would be using much harder light and shadow. A traditional look would be far softer. Obviously, I take a lot of time getting to know my client before pressing the shutter button!

The moment when a subject - the person I am photographing - relaxes and shows himself or herself. Or the moment when a client reviews the proofs of his or her products or artwork - and knows I have executed exactly what was requested. These are good moments. I'm also driven to find that candid moment when people are connecting, laughing, or celebrating. My job is the best.

Other people! I operated a successful business for almost 20 years...and on weekends or evenings, I was a hobbyist photographing family and friends. Then those same people started requesting I take the photos. And others were demanding to buy my fine art photos as prints. After about two years of that, I thought: Hey, why not? If I can make others so happy, I should keep doing it! Making the world a better place is a good goal, I think.

Choose me because I am fun. I am relaxed. I am responsive. You tell me how you want to appear - how you want your brand to show - and I will deliver that.

I do remote work for artists who send me paintings or sculptures to photograph. I do the same for product clients. So, you sell crocheted blankets? You can send those to me and I can work remotely. For events, portraits and headshots...obviously I cannot be remote. But I do travel.

I assume my assistants and I should be masked. I also keep six foot distance and avoid touching clients even for portraiture. This has been challenging, but with a little assistance from the person's family or friends - we can take care of wardrobe and hair without risk. If I use stools or props or costumes, all are disinfected for safety.

Services

Whether getting that ONE perfect shot for your LinkedIn account or a series of photos for your social media accounts, brochures or website - We have a package that suits your needs and your budget.

Revealing the beauty in you - and your loved ones or even your pets! We spend the time to know you - and what images will share the person you are or want to be. Several packages whether in-studio or on-location, posed and candid. We even have specialty, fantasy locations where you can be whoever you choose!

Family or friend reunion? Graduation party? Just a summer cook out? Or a sporting event? We can be there with 1 or more photographers. And we offer time for on-site studio, posed shots - and candid moments. We also accept short events of two hours - or longer, multi-day events. The session is designed for you!

Whether you are a painter, sculptor, jeweler, or crafter, you need quality images of your work. Contest submissions, your social media accounts, and your website deserve better images than your phone can capture. Respect yourself and your art: Using specialized techniques including lighting and set up, we capture accurate representations of your work. And the best for fine artists: You can sell prints using our hi-res, full-frame images. Best of all? We are affordable and offer packages for the budding artist - or the gallery need show, auction or catalogue images.

Need images of your products? Want to show your menu specials or your designer cakes? How about a day of photos showing your operation or happy customers? We have packages to provide all you need for your social media, website, brochures or billboards! And we specialize in and support small businesses. Let's up your game!