New Studio Grand Opening Celebration!

It’s official! Our new studio on Main Street in the West End Historical District of Downtown Greenville is now open. We’ve technically been open for business since Februrary, but between our new baby, doing all the renovations to the space, and being up to our eyeballs in a busy wedding season, it’s taken several months to get everything ready to present.  Many of our clients have already gotten to experience the studio for meetings, photo sessions, and viewings, although the space was in it’s unfinished state.  Thank you all who “forgave” us for our “construction theme.” On July 26, 2012, we invited our family, friends, recent clients, and a few select wedding vendors to see the space and gallery while enjoying music, food, and drinks.  Thanks to Good Life Catering for the wonderful food, Liquid Catering for providing and serving the beverages, Holly’s Cakes for the amazing dessert.  My mother, Carol Junker, collaborated with Renee Burroughs Designs to create the table top decorations.  Live music from Tim White was entertainment.  Tables and chairs were provided and set up by Upstate Wedding and Event Services. Getting the studio set up and ready for the Grand Opening would have been absolutely impossible without the help of friends and family.  My wife, Kristina has been a constant supporter.  My parents, Dave and Carol as well as Kristina’s mother, Sherry were a constant help over the past several months helping to set things up, clean, install floors, and countless other things.  My good friend, Charlie Williams, was our contractor who spent countless hours getting fixtures in place, installing hardwood floor, installing the cabinets,...

The importance of color calibration when viewing your photographs

I’m kind of a nut for accurate color!  I’ve tried a number of different color calibration tools to make sure that what I see on my monitor is what comes out of the printer, and I’ve most recently settled on the Spyder4 Elite.  One particular feature is what drew me to this tool: not only can I calibrate the monitor I use for photo editing, I can calibrate the projector used to present images to all of my clients.  What does this mean for my clients?  It means that when they come in to view images from their family photo session, pictures of their kids, a bridal portrait, or even a wedding album preview, they’re able to make GOOD decisions about which images they like, and KNOW that they will be satisfied with the final product.  In this day and age where photo labs are everywhere on every (internet) street corner, you’re rolling the dice that your images will look right when printed.  That’s why I keep as much of the printing and finishing in-house so that what you see is what you get.  Anyway, now that I’m in a larger studio space and actually have room for a 9 foot projection screen, having the capability to calibrate the projector is a huge necessity and has been very...