Bennett


On Tuesday afternoon, I met Bennett and his mom and brother out at Bever Park in Cedar Rapids to take his 2 year old photographs.  I had a blast chasing him around the playground!!  Thank you Mickala for choosing Visions Photography!  🙂 

 

Big Brother!  🙂

As always, hope you are having a great day! And stay positive! :)
Carl
Visions Photography – Go Beyond the Snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
carl@visionsphotography.net
www.visionsphotography.net

You can also see more of my work at the following sites.
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Looking for a Last Minute Gift Idea?


If you are looking for a great last minute gift idea, consider purchasing a gift certificate for a family member or friend.

Purchase a gift certificate for your family or friends for $75.00 and they will receive $100 in print credit and a regular portrait session.  They will be able to  use their session at any time through 4/30/2012.  You can also purchase one for yourself!

Print credit can be used toward any regular print products including large wall prints and collages.

(Print credit not valid for canvas or metal prints or session CD’s.)
Call NOW!  319-286-8483

Good for any type of session, Family, Children, Pets, AND Seniors!

Regular Price would be $250.00  you save $175.00!

This offer expires Dec 31st.

Happy Holidays,
Carl
Visions Photography
319-286-8483

SIDs Walk 2011


I’m a big believer in giving back to the community in any way I can.

This is my fourth year to participate in the Cedar Rapids SIDS “Walk for the Future” All the images in the slide show are from this years walk on Saturday, August 27th. It was emotional and uplifting at the same time.

I got involved with SIDS for two reasons. My neighbor lost their son, Cole to SIDS appx four years ago. When I lived in Texas I had the honor of photographing little Brian. Three days after that photo session Brian passed away from SIDS.

If you can, please give a donation, SIDS is so devastating to the parents that have lost babies. Can you imagine what it would be like, to wake up one morning and find your precious little angel has passed away? http://www.iowasids.org/ Please help if you can!

You can purchase team and candid images on my website at: http://www.visionsphotography.net scroll down to where it says “Click here to view your online photos!” All profits will be donated back to the local SIDs organization.

 

 

As always have a great day and stay positive!

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, You Deserve Something Special!
319-286-8483
carl@visionsphotography.net
www.visionsphotography.net

Annie and Helen


Last Saturday, my buddie and awesome 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin and I went out and did some “practice shooting” in the worst possible light of the day, yes that dreaded mid afternoon light with those “harsh” shadows.  No fill flash allowed only a reflector and in some cases no reflector. 

Annie and Helen graciously volunteered to be our models for the afternoon and they were a lot of fun to work with!  Both Jaime and myself had a blast working with them and just playing around.  Best thing is we got some great pictures of both Annie and Helen, and we all had a lot of fun in the process!

  

LoL, guess the “new guys” didn’t show up!  😉  (Check out the sign in the window)

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Kiera


Kiera is such a little cutie and already the charmer!  Love those blue eyes of hers! 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Granddaughters


My beautiful granddaughters from the 4th of July weekend!  🙂    These are all just candid shots of them, no posing just them being them!  Oh and the blue eyes are totally them, no postwork magic was done on them. 

All were shot 100% in natural light.   🙂 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Image Accepted into “America” Gallery Show


The image below was accepted into the “America” Show at A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.   Juried by D. Clarke Evans
Exhibition dates: June 24 to August 21, 2011.  Opening reception: July 2, 2011, 4 to 7 PM.  You can see all the accepted images here:  Accepted Images  Of the 392 submitted images, 50 were selected for the show.  I feel very honored to be a part of  the “America” show! 

BTW this is the 3rd open call show in a row that I have been accepted into at A. Smith Gallery!  🙂  It’s the 7th gallery show in which I have had fine art images accepted. 

A special shout out and thanks to Judith Farber and all my friends at Photoworkshop.com for all the help you have given me throughout the years.   I have learned so much from all of you!  🙂   

American Girl

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Autism Walk 2011


On Saturday, April 30, 2011 I photographed the Autism Walk at Westdale Mall for the 4th year now.  I love working with these kids and their families! 

Autism is on the rise in this country, there is a reason for this and we need to find what is causing this rise.  If you can, please make a donation here.   http://www.eciautismsociety.org/ 

While I was taking care of photographing the different teams, Stubby Webb was busy taking candids of the walk itself and the kids being themselves just having fun.   All the candid shots in the slide show and below were photographed by Stubby. 

If you would like to purchase one of these or other candid images from this event you can do so by going HERE.    All profits from any sales will go right back to the East Central Iowa Autism Society. 

Ok, now for the pictures….I’m trying something a little different on this post. 

All of the images I included in this post could be considered “snapshots” and they are definitely “candid images”, but in my opinion they go beyond just ordinary snapshots and candids.   I believe that a photograph is much more than a snapshot, or at least it should be, if it is to have any meaning to it.   I believe photographs should have meaning, they should tell a story, pose a question, they should make you FEEL!  All of these “ingrediants” are recognized and captured by a photographer in a split second.  These ingrediants, the FEELINGS, the memories of times past, are what truly adds “VALUE” to a photograph!  The emotions, the feelings, and the memories!  🙂 

Below some of the images, I wrote a description of the image, my interpretation if you will of what I personally “feel” when viewing them. 

Please let me know what you think of the descriptions by leaving a comment or subscribing to my blog.   If you like, I may just be persuaded to include it in future posts.   🙂

There is also a short slide show at the bottom of this post, take a few minutes to check it out also! 

One last thing, a special thanks to Stubby Webb for helping me out with this event! 

I love the mood in this image of this little girl!  This image leaves me wondering a bit, what is she concentrating on?  If you dig deeper into the image you can see some symbolism in it also.  There is light behind her, soft and cuddly and warm in the middle and very sweet, all which are part of  her personality, but there is a dark wall in front of her also.  Ahhhh the POWER of photography!  🙂 

This little guy just came right up to me while I was doing team pictures.  Fun little guy full of personality!  🙂  I love the look on his face! 

Yes in a crowd, but feeling a bit alone or isolated?

What child can resist these things! 

Love the look on this little guys face, but beyond that I like the three hands merging together in the bottom right corner.

I really love the interaction in this image, you can tell there is fun as well as love between these two.  Love the girls little hands holding on to the wrist at the bottom.   It’s just one of those images where you can “feel the love”.

Doing what a toddler does best, give me, I want!!!!!  LoL

Fun image, love the contrast in expressions between the little girl and the Kernals mascot. 

Yes this image may be a little “busy”, lots of people in it, but the way it was shot the viewers eye goes straight to the little boy with the balloon and that devilish look of his!  Then your eye starts to wonder a little bit, you see the faces of the different people and you start to wonder what is on each persons mind. 

     

How more symbolic can you get?  Reaching toward the light!  or maybe a cure? 

Nothing like a little “attitude”, this one just makes me smile!  🙂 

There just is no substiute for the look of “wonderment” on a childs face!  Taking it all in, learning so much while doing so!

  

Love that BIG smile on his face, but I also love that “secure” feeling of him holding the adults hand! 

Just one of those “awww” moments!  🙂  Both the image above and the one below.

Just plain old cute!   What a great natural smile!   And what kid doesn’t have something on their shirt!  🙂 LoL

So, that’s it!  Like I say let me know what you think of the descriptions, and while you are here, take a few more minutes and enjoy the slideshow also! 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

An evening with my Granddaughters


My granddaughters came over for a few hours the other day, I always enjoy getting to see them!   I’ve said it before, it’s just cool to watch them “explore with such open minds.”   They make you stop and think, “yup, this is what it’s all about.”  🙂   

LoL, sometimes you only get ONE shot so you have to make it count! 

 The “one shot” was the one above, she apparently doesn’t like the camera anymore.  😮  It was “oh no, is he pointing a camera at me?”  The one below is “Yes he IS pointing a camera at me!   LoL this HAS to change!  j/k  🙂  Anyway I put the camera away and just enjoyed spending some time with them!   BTW these are her real eyes, no enhancements were made to these wonderful set of eyes she has! 

 

On the other side my oldest granddaughter is a big time camera ham and always has been!  LoL Go figure!  🙂

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Sam


I am Sam, Sam I am, see what happens when you eat green eggs and ham?  🙂  Grin I couldn’t help myself. 

Anyway this is Sam a very good friend and client!   We had a blast doing this session!   🙂 

 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483