SWPP London Review with David Hakamaki featured

The Society of Photographers SWPP Convention in London in January 2018 was the highlight of my speaking career.  In fact, being able to do three programs to UK photographers was an honor.  However, not everyone was able to make it to my programs.

It was interesting to find my name listed as one of the reasons Kam Assi wanted to attend, but was unable to make it to my Business lecture, “20 Things Businesses Do that PI$$ People Off”.  Here is that link –> https://www.kamassiphotographer.co.uk/swpp-convention-trade-show-2018-quick-visit-review/.  Well, Kam, it was a packed room, filled with tons of great insights on what we do good (and bad).  It was lighthearted and (much to the amazement of several in attendance) filled with laughter.  Maybe next time, Kam.  I promise I will entertain and delight you.

So, London, it was fun.  It was memorable.  And, I hope to see you soon.  The word is out that I will be speaking at The Photography Show in Birmingham, Uk in March 2019, so watch for that schedule.

3 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Sarah Premo • Forest Park High School • Class of 2019

Our future neuroscientist, Sarah, was in today for a gorgeous fall day of senior portraits. Sarah is such a fun person to talk with and photography, that the day seemed to fly by. The beautiful fall colors didn't hurt either. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors
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Great shots! I love them all!! ❤️

Sarah they are so cute!!!

3 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Abby Anderson • Stephenson High School • Class of 2019

Fall means hunting and sports. We had Abby, our volleyballer and avid hunter in for her Senior Portraits. She brought in several cool props, which really added to her session on a chilly fall day. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors #hunting #voleyball
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4 weeks ago

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SunShine Carlson • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

More fall seniors! SunShine Carlson brought on the sunshine for her fall session. Although it was chilly, we captured the stunning fall colors, to go along with this stunning senior. Amazed to see how she has grown into a striking young woman. Special thanks to Teresa Cornelia at Salon 323 for the amazing hair and makeup. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors #fashion #blackandwhite #photography #photographer
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4 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Amy & Allan's Wedding • Sheboygan, WI

Love my destination weddings. Amy & Allan were an amazing couple to work with. They showed their happiness and love all day, surrounded by friends and family. That is how a wedding day should be spent.....along with some killer wedding photos. #wedding #weddingday #bride #groom #destinationweddings #weddingphotographer #photographer #photography #fall #fallcolors
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4 weeks ago

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Simon Robledo • Florence High School • Class of 2018

This kid has style! Yesterday was another chilly fall day with Simon, our football and basketball player from Florence HS. We braved the cold, included his dog in his portraits and Simon kill it with the outfits. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #style #dog #football #basketball #fall #fallcolors
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4 weeks ago

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Tianna Fiorucci • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

The many faces of "The Flame", aka Tianna. Our roller derby girl and music lover was the perfect subject for our fall colors. Her gorgeous red hair really popped with the yellows, oranges and reds of fall. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #fall #fallcolors #rollerderby #derbygirl #hair
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Beautiful!!

Wow. Amazing

Great pics!

These are gorgeous Amy!! Good luck choosing 😉

The pictures of Tia are amazing.

Nice pictures!!

The roller derby image could be an ad for the sport and since Rome is bidding for the 2024 olympics AND intending on entering roller derby as their suggested new olympic sport additions, she rules. Goddess of derby emerges victorious from this urban scene.

Awesome pictures !!! She looks adorable!!

A tough decision you have. 🤔 Beautiful.

Adorable pictures!!

Wonderful pictures

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Joe Bogaudo • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

After getting rained out twice, we finally got our soccer stalwart in for his senior portraits. He was able to grab peak color season and did not hesitate to brave the 30 degree temps. It is amazing how fast he grew up. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors
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Love!

Love that kid.

Such a cute and great kid!

Handsome young man..... great picturesJoey!!!

1 month ago

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Cole Brown • Niagara High School • Class of 2019

Our hunting and truck lover, Cole, enjoyed the second half of a chilly fall day. Nothing stopped us, as the fall colors inspired us to create magic on this day. Lots of fun talking with Cole. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #truck #hunting #fall #fallcolors
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Love them all!!

Great pics!

Handsome!

Darcy Brown

I love his pictures!! Great job at capturing Cole’s personality and passion

My favorite is the one on the water with Cole leaning against the tree. But they are all great! And so is Cole!

Awesome pictures

Great pics!

Grrreat. Pictures! Love the truck!!! 🎓🎈🎓 wonderful color.

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Kyle Bottesi • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Our avid hunter and trapper, Kyle, braved the rains and *YIKES* snows during his Senior session. No problem for this hearty outdoorsman. We had a blast and it was great to have all the props. Yes, he is drawing a broadhead in the bow photo. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #bow #bowhunting #hunting #trapping #trapper #gettheshot
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Awesome pictures!

So much fun!!

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Kim & Jeremy's Wedding • Historic Mather Inn

A fall wedding with our adventurous couple, Kim and Jeremy, turned out to be gorgeous and fun. This cat loving couple allowed the day to be fun and not too serious. A lot of laughs, surprises and kisses made this one of the most entertaining weddings of the decade. Best of all was photographing at the Historic Mather Inn, which hosted the cast of Anatomy of a Murder. #wedding #weddingphotography #cats #catlovers #hikingboots #matherinn #historic #historicplaces
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We had an amazing wedding day. These photos are gorgeous. Thank you for capturing such great memories for us. ❤

Beautiful picture of the Mather inn ... plus all the others

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Jacquie & Anthony's Wedding • Sleeping Bear Lodge

A beautiful fall day for a wedding for our couple from the UK! The fall colors were popping, as Jacquie & Anthony made their wedding vows. Such a pleasure to work with two amazing people who traveled such a long distance to enjoy the north country's fall splendor. #wedding #weddingphotography #fall #fallcolors #destinationwedding #uk
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Beautiful work as always!!!

Great pictures and perfect time of the year!

Omg only just seen this ! Congrats you two / so happy for you 💖🥂🔔

Congrats Jacquie!!!! What a stunning bride!!!

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Thank you Central Up Youth Football League for allowing us to photograph the games at the Superior Dome this past weekend. Tons of amazing action photos from these young athletes. Additional thanks to Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Bark River and North Central for allowing us to photograph all of your individual players & teams. Truly blessed to have that support and excitement about our photography from the area youth sports programs. Sandi Petroff Lefebvre Dean Lefebvre Cole Nehring April Engman ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Awesome and as always, thank you for coming out and photographing all the kids at the Dome!! 🏈😁

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Abby Ollila • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Fall with a beautiful senior. Those are two things that make every photo PERFECT! Abby looked stunning throughout her session and her outfits really showed off her personality. She crushed it! #photography #photographer #senior #seniorportraits #fallcolors #fall
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Beautiful Girl!

She is her Mother’s twin! She is beautiful!

Gorgeous!

Abby, you are a beautiful person inside and out! ♥️

Beautiful Abby!

Abby you look stunning 😍❤️

Wow,where did the years go, you were so young when I cleaned your grandmas house,

Beautiful pictures!!!

Beautiful pics if a beautiful girl!

These are beautiful!

Beautiful pictures and girl..

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Rory LaBine • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Another road trip for Ontonagon Seniors. Friday was Rory's turn to turn up the volume and be a ROCKSTAR. Dodging raindrops, but killing it all day long. #photography #photographer #senior #seniorportraits #ontonagon #basketball #roadtrip #guitar #fallcolors
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I ❤️ these!

These are awesome.

And....we are heading back to Ontonagon for two more seniors. Looking forward to working with you Abby and Rory! #seniors #seniorportraits #upperpeninsulaseniorphotograper ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Destiny Smejkal • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Yesterday, we had our rocketeer, Destiny, in for her senior portraits. Not only were we able to capture her beauty, but did some cool photos with her 8' rocket. Definitely diversity in this session! Special thanks to Teresa Cornelia at Salon 323 for a great hair and makeup job! #senior #seniorpictures #seniorportraits #photographer #photography #rocket #kingsford
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Destiny Smejkal • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Yesterday, we had our rocketeer, Destiny, in for her senior portraits. Not only were we able to capture her beauty, but did some cool photos with her 8 rocket. Definitely diversity in this session! Special thanks to Teresa Cornelia at Salon 323 for a great hair and makeup job! #senior #seniorpictures #seniorportraits #photographer #photography #rocket #kingsfordImage attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

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Noah Kaarto • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Ontonagon Seniors Part II. The afternoon of Sunday's Ontonagon roadtrip had us photographing star QB, Noah. It got HOT out, but our superstar was cool under pressure. Talk about killing his session. AMAZING! #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photrography #football #bridge #ontonagon #quarterback
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Noah Kaarto • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Ontonagon Seniors Part II.  The afternoon of Sundays Ontonagon roadtrip had us photographing star QB, Noah.  It got HOT out, but our superstar was cool under pressure. Talk about killing his session.  AMAZING! #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photrography #football #bridge #ontonagon #quarterbackImage attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Eddy Polakowski • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

A glorious Sunday shoot in Ontonagon with our star basketball, football and hockey player, Eddy. It is great when we have a ton of new locations to photograph, especially when we have a fun senior to work with. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #basketball #dog #ontonagon
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Eddy Polakowski • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

A glorious Sunday shoot in Ontonagon with our star basketball, football and hockey player, Eddy.  It is great when we have a ton of new locations to photograph, especially when we have a fun senior to work with. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #basketball #dog #ontonagonImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Glad I’m not the one who has to “pick”! These are awesome! Proud parents, for sure!

Love!!!!

Great pics!!

What in the world happened to your little boy??? He is so grown up and handsome!!!

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Bret Turini • Norway High School • Class of 2019

Our baseball star, Bret, was in for Senior Portraits yesterday. On a gorgeous fall day, we hit plenty of locations, created some truly unique images and had a lot of fun. #senior #seniorpictures #seniorportraits #baseball #photography #photographer #water #lighting
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Thank you CUTTING EDGE PHOTOGRAPHY, for the GREAT senior pictures you took of my son, love them!

Melissa Turini he looks like a model!!! Awesome pics!

They are so awesome Bret!!! Love them!!!❤️

Awesome pictures Brett!

Great pics. You’ve come a long way from my second grade classroom! All the best to you Brett!!!

Awesome pictures Bret!

Great photos Brett. Your Mom is going to have a tough time picking a fav....

Love them! ❤️

Very nice pictures!

Great pictures!

Nice pictures Brett

Have an excellent year Bret!

Cute kid!!

Great pictures of Bret!!!

Love them Bret!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!

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2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Brandon Martens • Norway High School • Class of 2019

Today, we had our star Offensive and Defensive Lineman, Brandon, from Norway come in for his Senior Portraits. He was a blast to work with and we were able to incorporate his love of fishing into his session. Great early fall day for portraits. #photography #photographer #senior #seniorpictires #seniorportraits #norway #football #fishing
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These turned out great!!

Thank you so much, David ! We had such a blast and your work is just amazing! I can't wait to see the rest of them!

2 months ago

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Taylor & TJ's Wedding • Marquette, MI

When you get a gorgeous destination wedding with an amazing couple, it is hard NOT to get stunning wedding photos. Taylor and TJ shared laughs, tears, and an uncontrollable love on their wedding day. Just a sneak peek of what is to come. #photography #photographer #destinationwedding #wedding #love #bride #groom #marquette #lakesuperior #weddingphotography
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T.J. was one of our kids very few baby sitters. Pretty neat to see our neighborhood kid’s wedding. Loved being there.

Beautiful pictures and couple

Congratulations!!

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Nick Harrell • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

Another senior session on a day off from school. Yesterday, Nick came in and totally KILLED his session. This always smiling young man wanted to show off the many sides of himself. Tons of diversity here. When the family puts 5 stars on VIRTUALLY EVERY PHOTO on the iPad, you know we did good. #senior #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #IMHS #ROCKSTAR
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2 months ago

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Holly Diercks • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

Yesterday, we had a day off for the kids. So, let's get some senior sessions in! Holly Diercks came in for her senior portraits and was amazing. Between the different outfits and locations, her entire gallery is a plethora of stunning and unique images. #senior #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #IMHS #track #shotput #discus #flowers
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Thank you so much I love them!

Very nice pics!

3 months ago

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Want to grow your business? Listen and see how your business can grow by joining our BNI Mining for Business group!

BNI Mining for Business
We are doing a live broadcast with Steve O. from WJNR Frog Country 101.5FM this morning! We are looking for businesses who would like to join our BNI group and increase their business. If you want to grow your business, stop down between 8 AM and 9 AM and talk with us about what this group does and how it has increased everybody’s business.
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3 months ago

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Jack Zimmerman • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Yesterday, we had Jack, our star football player from Kingsford HS, come in for his senior portraits. Wanting a FUN and creative session, without stress, we exceeded his expectations. Lots of laughs, great images and creativity. Love making art with the area athletes! #Senior #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #kingsford #football #sicilian
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Great pictures

Wow! Fabulous photos of Jack! Have a great year!

Awesome 👏

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Interfit S1 Moonlight with HSS Review by David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog.

I recently received several AC/DC powered S1 strobes from Interfit Photographic. This is a studio strobe that looks and acts very similar to the pro photo B1. Although the pro photo be ones are stellar strobes, they can put a significant dent into your bank account. The Interfit S one costs about 1/2 to 1/3 of the pro photo equivalent and specs out relatively the same.

The Interfit S1 is a TTL strobe with high-speed sync. It provides 10 stops of power range, with three of those stops at the upper end available for high-speed sync. High-speed sync operates in manual Mode and can accommodate shutter speeds up to 1/8000 of a second. Adjustments are made in 1/10 stop increments, allowing for an amazing array of adjustments.

Looking at the Interfit S1, it looks very similar to the Profoto B1. The S1 provides 500 Watt/Seconds of power and uses removable and exchangeable lithium ion battery that is flush with the body, offering around 350 full power flashes. There is an integrated wireless system, using a corresponding Interfit remote, that provides TTL flash exposure compensation and manual power control for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.

Construction is very durable aluminum with a Bowens S-type mount for a large array of rings and modifiers, such as soft boxes, reflectors, and other attachments. The S one weighs 6.3 pounds and operates on either AC or DC mode. Battery recharge time is approximately three hours and is charge separately, so the strobe can be used in AC mode while the battery is charging. There is an AC only model called the S1a, which is virtually identical to the S1.

A review in the field will be published shortly, which will show off the Interfit S1 in action.  Photos of behind-the-scenes, as well as final captures will be included to assist with understanding what the S1 can do on location.  A final review will go in depth on the high speed sync (HSS) features of the S1 and new opportunities for amazing photography.  Stay tuned for these upcoming reviews.

Overall, this unit is simply powerful and filled with conveniences.  The S1 unit retails for around $749 on Interfit’s and other major retailer websites.  However, you can save an additional 10% by purchasing directly from the Interfit Photographic website (www.interfitphotographic.com) and enter code Hakamaki10.  Happy shooting!

Savage Universal Product Pro LED Light Table demo with David Hakamaki

Savage Universal Corporation has released their new Product Pro LED Light Table.  This product is intended for photographing macro or small item products.  In the video below, David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog. from Cutting Edge Photography, goes over the major features and uses of this product and how it will assist photographers with photographing smaller items.  The Product Pro LED Light Table comes in two sizes 15″x15″ -or- 22″x22″ and is available from all major photography retailers.  Our friends at Hunt’s Photo & Video have a special price on this item, so follow this link to save a few bucks.

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From Savage Universal’s website:

The Savage Product Pro LED Light Table is every commercial photographer’s solution to capturing attractive, professional quality product photography without the hassle of compiling an array of complicated lighting and background gear for small subjects. Simply flip a switch and the powerful LED light strips under the table brightly illuminate evenly across the table, creating an instant high-key background. Each rechargeable overhead LED light contains 36 LED chips with a CRI of 91, and are mounted on heavy-duty flexible arms to provide high-quality backlight, highlights and under lighting where desired.

Kit includes:

(1) LED light table
(1) Accessory tray
(4) Rechargeable 36 bulb LED lights
(4) AC Power cords for charging lights
(4) Diffuser socks
(4) 20” Flexible arms
(1) Nylon protective sleeve for transport and storage

David Hakamaki to be featured Speaker at WPPI 2017 Convention

David Hakamaki, owner of Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, will be speaking at the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International WPPI 2017 photography convention in Las Vegas.
David Hakamaki, owner of Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, will be speaking at the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International WPPI 2017 photography convention in Las Vegas.

David Hakamaki, owner of Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, Michigan, has been invited to be a featured speaker at the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International (WPPI) 2017 photography convention in Las Vegas on February 8, 2017.  David will be presenting “Different Light for Different Looks“, which will be an advanced Master Class on lighting.  His program is sponsored by Simply Color Lab and Savage Universal.

David’s work has become known for his unconventional use of different lighting to create unique looks.  He has incorporated LED continuous lighting, strobes, speed lights, and natural light into his senior portraits, weddings, models, youth sports teams, professional portraits and commercial photography.  His expertise has also extended to reviews of products, including a recent article he authored on two new continuous lighting products by Savage Universal – their 2000 watt Location Kit and Cobra LED Interview Kit.

David is also a national speaker on business, marketing, and motivational topics and information on these items can be found at his website at www.theglobalspeaker.com.

Savage Universal 2000 Watt Location Kit and LED Cobra Interview Kit Review

Here is a recent review of the new Savage Universal 2000 Watt Location Kit and Cobra LED Interview Kit written by David Hakamaki from Cutting Edge Photography.

Savage Constant Lighting Review by David Hakamaki

3 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Sarah Premo • Forest Park High School • Class of 2019

Our future neuroscientist, Sarah, was in today for a gorgeous fall day of senior portraits. Sarah is such a fun person to talk with and photography, that the day seemed to fly by. The beautiful fall colors didn't hurt either. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors
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Great shots! I love them all!! ❤️

Sarah they are so cute!!!

3 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Abby Anderson • Stephenson High School • Class of 2019

Fall means hunting and sports. We had Abby, our volleyballer and avid hunter in for her Senior Portraits. She brought in several cool props, which really added to her session on a chilly fall day. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors #hunting #voleyball
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4 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

SunShine Carlson • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

More fall seniors! SunShine Carlson brought on the sunshine for her fall session. Although it was chilly, we captured the stunning fall colors, to go along with this stunning senior. Amazed to see how she has grown into a striking young woman. Special thanks to Teresa Cornelia at Salon 323 for the amazing hair and makeup. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors #fashion #blackandwhite #photography #photographer
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4 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Amy & Allan's Wedding • Sheboygan, WI

Love my destination weddings. Amy & Allan were an amazing couple to work with. They showed their happiness and love all day, surrounded by friends and family. That is how a wedding day should be spent.....along with some killer wedding photos. #wedding #weddingday #bride #groom #destinationweddings #weddingphotographer #photographer #photography #fall #fallcolors
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4 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Simon Robledo • Florence High School • Class of 2018

This kid has style! Yesterday was another chilly fall day with Simon, our football and basketball player from Florence HS. We braved the cold, included his dog in his portraits and Simon kill it with the outfits. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #style #dog #football #basketball #fall #fallcolors
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4 weeks ago

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Tianna Fiorucci • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

The many faces of "The Flame", aka Tianna. Our roller derby girl and music lover was the perfect subject for our fall colors. Her gorgeous red hair really popped with the yellows, oranges and reds of fall. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #fall #fallcolors #rollerderby #derbygirl #hair
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Comment on Facebook

Beautiful!!

Wow. Amazing

Great pics!

These are gorgeous Amy!! Good luck choosing 😉

The pictures of Tia are amazing.

Nice pictures!!

The roller derby image could be an ad for the sport and since Rome is bidding for the 2024 olympics AND intending on entering roller derby as their suggested new olympic sport additions, she rules. Goddess of derby emerges victorious from this urban scene.

Awesome pictures !!! She looks adorable!!

A tough decision you have. 🤔 Beautiful.

Adorable pictures!!

Wonderful pictures

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Joe Bogaudo • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

After getting rained out twice, we finally got our soccer stalwart in for his senior portraits. He was able to grab peak color season and did not hesitate to brave the 30 degree temps. It is amazing how fast he grew up. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors
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Comment on Facebook

Love!

Love that kid.

Such a cute and great kid!

Handsome young man..... great picturesJoey!!!

1 month ago

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Cole Brown • Niagara High School • Class of 2019

Our hunting and truck lover, Cole, enjoyed the second half of a chilly fall day. Nothing stopped us, as the fall colors inspired us to create magic on this day. Lots of fun talking with Cole. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #truck #hunting #fall #fallcolors
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Comment on Facebook

Love them all!!

Great pics!

Handsome!

Darcy Brown

I love his pictures!! Great job at capturing Cole’s personality and passion

My favorite is the one on the water with Cole leaning against the tree. But they are all great! And so is Cole!

Awesome pictures

Great pics!

Grrreat. Pictures! Love the truck!!! 🎓🎈🎓 wonderful color.

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Kyle Bottesi • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Our avid hunter and trapper, Kyle, braved the rains and *YIKES* snows during his Senior session. No problem for this hearty outdoorsman. We had a blast and it was great to have all the props. Yes, he is drawing a broadhead in the bow photo. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #bow #bowhunting #hunting #trapping #trapper #gettheshot
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Comment on Facebook

Awesome pictures!

So much fun!!

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Kim & Jeremy's Wedding • Historic Mather Inn

A fall wedding with our adventurous couple, Kim and Jeremy, turned out to be gorgeous and fun. This cat loving couple allowed the day to be fun and not too serious. A lot of laughs, surprises and kisses made this one of the most entertaining weddings of the decade. Best of all was photographing at the Historic Mather Inn, which hosted the cast of Anatomy of a Murder. #wedding #weddingphotography #cats #catlovers #hikingboots #matherinn #historic #historicplaces
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We had an amazing wedding day. These photos are gorgeous. Thank you for capturing such great memories for us. ❤

Beautiful picture of the Mather inn ... plus all the others

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Jacquie & Anthony's Wedding • Sleeping Bear Lodge

A beautiful fall day for a wedding for our couple from the UK! The fall colors were popping, as Jacquie & Anthony made their wedding vows. Such a pleasure to work with two amazing people who traveled such a long distance to enjoy the north country's fall splendor. #wedding #weddingphotography #fall #fallcolors #destinationwedding #uk
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Comment on Facebook

Beautiful work as always!!!

Great pictures and perfect time of the year!

Omg only just seen this ! Congrats you two / so happy for you 💖🥂🔔

Congrats Jacquie!!!! What a stunning bride!!!

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Thank you Central Up Youth Football League for allowing us to photograph the games at the Superior Dome this past weekend. Tons of amazing action photos from these young athletes. Additional thanks to Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Bark River and North Central for allowing us to photograph all of your individual players & teams. Truly blessed to have that support and excitement about our photography from the area youth sports programs. Sandi Petroff Lefebvre Dean Lefebvre Cole Nehring April Engman ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Awesome and as always, thank you for coming out and photographing all the kids at the Dome!! 🏈😁

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Abby Ollila • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Fall with a beautiful senior. Those are two things that make every photo PERFECT! Abby looked stunning throughout her session and her outfits really showed off her personality. She crushed it! #photography #photographer #senior #seniorportraits #fallcolors #fall
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Comment on Facebook

Beautiful Girl!

She is her Mother’s twin! She is beautiful!

Gorgeous!

Abby, you are a beautiful person inside and out! ♥️

Beautiful Abby!

Abby you look stunning 😍❤️

Wow,where did the years go, you were so young when I cleaned your grandmas house,

Beautiful pictures!!!

Beautiful pics if a beautiful girl!

These are beautiful!

Beautiful pictures and girl..

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Rory LaBine • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Another road trip for Ontonagon Seniors. Friday was Rory's turn to turn up the volume and be a ROCKSTAR. Dodging raindrops, but killing it all day long. #photography #photographer #senior #seniorportraits #ontonagon #basketball #roadtrip #guitar #fallcolors
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Comment on Facebook

I ❤️ these!

These are awesome.

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Destiny Smejkal • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Yesterday, we had our rocketeer, Destiny, in for her senior portraits. Not only were we able to capture her beauty, but did some cool photos with her 8' rocket. Definitely diversity in this session! Special thanks to Teresa Cornelia at Salon 323 for a great hair and makeup job! #senior #seniorpictures #seniorportraits #photographer #photography #rocket #kingsford
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Destiny Smejkal • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Yesterday, we had our rocketeer, Destiny, in for her senior portraits. Not only were we able to capture her beauty, but did some cool photos with her 8 rocket. Definitely diversity in this session! Special thanks to Teresa Cornelia at Salon 323 for a great hair and makeup job! #senior #seniorpictures #seniorportraits #photographer #photography #rocket #kingsfordImage attachmentImage attachment

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Noah Kaarto • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Ontonagon Seniors Part II. The afternoon of Sunday's Ontonagon roadtrip had us photographing star QB, Noah. It got HOT out, but our superstar was cool under pressure. Talk about killing his session. AMAZING! #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photrography #football #bridge #ontonagon #quarterback
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Noah Kaarto • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Ontonagon Seniors Part II.  The afternoon of Sundays Ontonagon roadtrip had us photographing star QB, Noah.  It got HOT out, but our superstar was cool under pressure. Talk about killing his session.  AMAZING! #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photrography #football #bridge #ontonagon #quarterbackImage attachmentImage attachment

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Eddy Polakowski • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

A glorious Sunday shoot in Ontonagon with our star basketball, football and hockey player, Eddy. It is great when we have a ton of new locations to photograph, especially when we have a fun senior to work with. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #basketball #dog #ontonagon
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Eddy Polakowski • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

A glorious Sunday shoot in Ontonagon with our star basketball, football and hockey player, Eddy.  It is great when we have a ton of new locations to photograph, especially when we have a fun senior to work with. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #basketball #dog #ontonagonImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Glad I’m not the one who has to “pick”! These are awesome! Proud parents, for sure!

Love!!!!

Great pics!!

What in the world happened to your little boy??? He is so grown up and handsome!!!

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Bret Turini • Norway High School • Class of 2019

Our baseball star, Bret, was in for Senior Portraits yesterday. On a gorgeous fall day, we hit plenty of locations, created some truly unique images and had a lot of fun. #senior #seniorpictures #seniorportraits #baseball #photography #photographer #water #lighting
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Thank you CUTTING EDGE PHOTOGRAPHY, for the GREAT senior pictures you took of my son, love them!

Melissa Turini he looks like a model!!! Awesome pics!

They are so awesome Bret!!! Love them!!!❤️

Awesome pictures Brett!

Great pics. You’ve come a long way from my second grade classroom! All the best to you Brett!!!

Awesome pictures Bret!

Great photos Brett. Your Mom is going to have a tough time picking a fav....

Love them! ❤️

Very nice pictures!

Great pictures!

Nice pictures Brett

Have an excellent year Bret!

Cute kid!!

Great pictures of Bret!!!

Love them Bret!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!

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Brandon Martens • Norway High School • Class of 2019

Today, we had our star Offensive and Defensive Lineman, Brandon, from Norway come in for his Senior Portraits. He was a blast to work with and we were able to incorporate his love of fishing into his session. Great early fall day for portraits. #photography #photographer #senior #seniorpictires #seniorportraits #norway #football #fishing
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These turned out great!!

Thank you so much, David ! We had such a blast and your work is just amazing! I can't wait to see the rest of them!

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Taylor & TJ's Wedding • Marquette, MI

When you get a gorgeous destination wedding with an amazing couple, it is hard NOT to get stunning wedding photos. Taylor and TJ shared laughs, tears, and an uncontrollable love on their wedding day. Just a sneak peek of what is to come. #photography #photographer #destinationwedding #wedding #love #bride #groom #marquette #lakesuperior #weddingphotography
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T.J. was one of our kids very few baby sitters. Pretty neat to see our neighborhood kid’s wedding. Loved being there.

Beautiful pictures and couple

Congratulations!!

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Nick Harrell • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

Another senior session on a day off from school. Yesterday, Nick came in and totally KILLED his session. This always smiling young man wanted to show off the many sides of himself. Tons of diversity here. When the family puts 5 stars on VIRTUALLY EVERY PHOTO on the iPad, you know we did good. #senior #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #IMHS #ROCKSTAR
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Holly Diercks • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

Yesterday, we had a day off for the kids. So, let's get some senior sessions in! Holly Diercks came in for her senior portraits and was amazing. Between the different outfits and locations, her entire gallery is a plethora of stunning and unique images. #senior #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #IMHS #track #shotput #discus #flowers
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Thank you so much I love them!

Very nice pics!

3 months ago

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Want to grow your business? Listen and see how your business can grow by joining our BNI Mining for Business group!

BNI Mining for Business
We are doing a live broadcast with Steve O. from WJNR Frog Country 101.5FM this morning! We are looking for businesses who would like to join our BNI group and increase their business. If you want to grow your business, stop down between 8 AM and 9 AM and talk with us about what this group does and how it has increased everybody’s business.
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Jack Zimmerman • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Yesterday, we had Jack, our star football player from Kingsford HS, come in for his senior portraits. Wanting a FUN and creative session, without stress, we exceeded his expectations. Lots of laughs, great images and creativity. Love making art with the area athletes! #Senior #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #kingsford #football #sicilian
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Great pictures

Wow! Fabulous photos of Jack! Have a great year!

Awesome 👏

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Variety in Studio Makes You a Better Photographer by David Hakamaki

Are you stuck in a rut? Do you keep working the same background or keep getting the same results?  Why not try and diversify your background options and include a wide variety of Savage Universal seamless background papers?  These darlings come in four sizes, 26” x 36’, 53” x 36’, 107” x 36’, and 107” x 150’. Select colors are also available in 86” x 36’ and 140” x 105’.  Thus, even the smallest studio can accommodate a number of background papers.

I run a full-time home based studio, with my camera room in a converted bedroom, so space is limited.  By having a variety of Savage seamless background papers, no matter what my subject comes in wearing, I can delight them with a background that brings out their fashion and style.  A recent studio session with my daughter, Lara, allowed us to run through 5 different backgrounds.  I told her to throw together some outfits that would be found in a fashion magazine and, WOW, did she challenge me.

Options of Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds at Cutting Edge Photography
Options of Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds at Cutting Edge Photography

Her first outfit and makeup job had a variety of colors to try and coordinate.  This gave us the chance to pull three different seamless papers and work a number of poses on this outfit.  The colors we used were True Blue, Crimson and Studio Blue.  Without a variety of papers to choose from, we would have been stuck either (1) using a color that didn’t match or (2) limited to only one color.  Needless to say, three seamless paper colors gave us a wide series of images from one outfit.

Her next outfit was a purple number that is very hard to match.  However, using our Orchid seamless paper, and adjusting the background light, we were able to create a perfect complimenting purple to Lara’s outfit and makeup.  This color is striking to the eye and can be brightened or darkened by raising or lowering the light directed upon it.

Finally, she went the more traditional and elegant route by donning a cute navy and white striped dress, along with matching handbag and plush coat.  This was an easy choice for one of my “go to” seamless papers – Ultramarine.  This rich blue can dive to the deepest navy tones or into a nice medium blue, again by varying background light intensity.  This background is an easy choice as a complimentary or contrasting color.  It works for so many colors and styles, which is why it always sits ready to pull.

So, if you want to vary your options or expand what your studio can do with your subjects, add a wider variety of seamless paper backgrounds to your arsenal.  You, and your subjects, will love the results.
Article published on Savage Universal Blog by:
David Hakamaki, Cr. Photog.

Cutting Edge Photography

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David Hakamaki to speak at WPPI Conference for 4th Straight Year

WPPI is proud to announce the following upcoming LIMITED SEAT Master Class at WPPI 2016 by David Hakamaki (aka “The Home Based Photography Guru”).  This class is limited to 50 seats and David’s past three WPPI classes have all SOLD OUT.
 
Being a Photographer in a Small Community
 
Do you live in a small town/area? Attend this LIMITED SEAT Master Class
by David Hakamaki as he helps you understand what it takes to be a
successful photographer in a small area (his market is only 25,000 people).
Get an edge on your competition, make your studio stand out, learn how to
run an efficient/effective sales session & understand how a limited market
can be your best friend.
 
If you live in a small community and want to grow your photography business, register here —> https://n2a.goexposoftware.com/events/wppi16/goExpo/user/listSeminars.php?ci=93
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