Hurtful Words on Beautiful People – Bullying


Malinda, one of the models in this series called me up a couple of weeks ago with a great idea.  A photo essay on bullying.  I was like heck yea I’m on board. 

Ugly, hurtful words written on beautiful bodies.  Symbolizing how the words and actions of  bullies affects people.  These words can influence people for years to come, can change who you become, and can even drive some to suicide!  Arghhh why?  So you can make fun of someone for a quick thrill at the expense of another fellow human being??  

I guess I just don’t understand why some people want to pick on others that they may deem different from them.   Why would one human being want to make another feel inferior in any way???

See, I was a victim of bullying myself but was blessed with a gift of art, art in the form of photography.  I’m thankful everyday for that gift, and for an older brother named Al that told me to ignore the bullies and be myself and to be proud of who I was.   He made me see that bullies are just lashing out at their own insecurities and shortcomings, trying to cover them up instead of facing them. 

Both Malinda and the other model, Miss Brittny were victims of bullying.  The very words that are written on them were words that were used against them when they were younger.    

This series is meant to show that despite the hurtful things that happened in the past, they don’t have to define who you become or who you are today.  A story of overcoming adversity if you will.  Both Brittny and Malinda turned out beautiful, not only on the outside, but inside as well!

While the words and actions of bullies can hurt at the time, DON’T let those things define you.  It’s the bullies that have the problem, NOT YOU!

Feel free to share this anywhere you like, please just give credit to Visions Photography. 

There WILL be more on this topic in the coming months including a slide show and video.  So subscribe to the blog or “Like” us at: http://www.facebook.com/VisionsPhotography.CedarRapids.Ia and you won’t miss it.

Special thanks to Greg Frieden Photography and Stubby Webb for their assistance on this project! 

 

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

Newest Senior Package


Are you tired of the same old senior portraits?  Do you want something that represents the REAL you and is different from all your friends? 

How would you like to be treated like a top model for your Senior Portrait Session?    

We are excited to bring you a new package, something no one else in the area is offering.  We are so happy to be able to bring this type of Senior Photography to Eastern Iowa.  Special thanks to SAVVY EXCURSIONS LTD. Limousine Service and Dina Alsaid for working with us on this project.

The limousine will pick you up at your house, bring you to the studio for your makeup which will be done by a professional makeup artist.  We will then get in the limo to take you to three locations of your choice for pictures.  The makeup artist will come along for any “touch ups” that may be needed.  I will also have an assistant to aid in making the lighting for each image extraordinary.  We will also provide snacks and beverages of your choice to munch on along the way.  Parents and friends are also more than welcome to join us in the limo.

This new package includes the session fee, limo, makeup artist, photo assistant/ assistants,  in-house proofing session,  online gallery, $350 in studio credit you can use for any product we sell, and 120 wallets.   As with any of our packages, include friends or pets for free, no limits on clothing changes, no extra charge for black and whites or special effects. 

This will be a photo session you will remember for the rest of your life! 

All this for an introductory package price of $750 plus sales tax, a savings of $245.00 off  the regular price for this package, which will be $995.

Call NOW to book your session!!!  319-286-8483   This offer will end on September 30th, 2010.

As always have a great  day and stay positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, You Deserve Something Special! 
319-286-8483
319-270-7371  cell
carl@visionsphotography.net
www.visionsphotography.net

Olivia’s Senior Portraits


Olivia has done some modeling in the past and was just a delight to work with!  Easy going, great taste, great ideas, and the most amazing eyes!  She was wanting something a little different and I think we accomplished that.   It was basically impossible to get a “bad” shot of her! 
 
Thanks for placing your trust in Visions Photography for your Senior Portraits Olivia, I had a blast working with you!  Hope you like them!  🙂 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
    
 
As always have a great  day and stay positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, You Deserve Something Special! 
319-286-8483
319-270-7371  cell
carl@visionsphotography.net
www.visionsphotography.net

Seniors – Class of 2011


You know you don’t want your senior portraits to look like everyone elses!  Dare to be different!

At Visions Photography, it’s all about you, who you are, what you stand for, what makes you special!  We take our time, get to know you, and then give you extraordinary, award winning, artistic images that represent the REAL YOU!  

If you book your session during the month of June you can save $75.00 off the session fee or any package!  Your session can be later this summer but you must book it and pay the session fee of $75 during the month of June. 

All sessions include two locations, this can be studio and 1 outdoor location or 2 outdoor locations. 

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
319-270-7371  cell
carl@visionsphotography.net
www.visionsphotography.net
 
You can also see more of my work at the following sites.
http://www.facebook.com/carl.bromberg
http://www.facebook.com/visionsphotography.cedarrapids.ia
http://www.twitter.com/visionsphoto
http://www.visionsphotography.wordpress.com  Blog

Looking for Senior Spokesmodels!


You know you don’t want your senior portraits to look like everyone elses!  Dare to be different!

At Visions Photography, it’s all about you, who you are, what you stand for, what makes you special!  We take our time, get to know you, and then give you extraordinary , award winning, artistic images that represent the REAL YOU!  

We are currently seeking spokesmodels for the Class of 2011 from Prairie, Washington, Linn Marr, Jefferson, Kennedy and Iowa City West!  Only 1 opening per school still remains……so APPLY NOW!  🙂 

This is what you get by becoming a Visions Senior Spokesmodel!  https://visionsphotography.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/spokesmodel-whattheyget.pdf

You can find an application here.   https://visionsphotography.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=1204

Download it and fill it out, or email the information it asks for back to us.  Parental permission is required, no exceptions. 

You can also apply by phone.  319-286-8483

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
319-270-7371  cell
carl@visionsphotography.net
www.visionsphotography.net
 
You can also see more of my work at the following sites.
http://www.facebook.com/carl.bromberg
http://www.facebook.com/visionsphotography.cedarrapids.ia
http://www.twitter.com/visionsphoto
http://www.visionsphotography.wordpress.com  Blog