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Was honored to take photos of the Iron Mountain Public Schools 2019 Graduates last night before commencement. Also got some fun buddy photos that evening. Enjoy, everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you!!!

3 weeks ago

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A 5-0 victory for the Mountaineers made.a chilly evening bearable. Great job IMHS! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you for taking photos!!😀

Great pictures!! Thank you, Dave!

Congratulations 🎊🎉. Incredible photos⭐️ 🌟⭐️🌟🌟🌟

Charlie Kivi • Class of 2019

Still doing Senior Portraits. A few days ago, we had Charlie come in for senior portraits. Taking advantage of the beautiful Spring weather, we laughed and had a great time in several cool locations. #senior #seniorpictures #seniorportraits #library #artist
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Love it!!!

Matt Kivi

1 month ago

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Iron Mountain Mountaineers vs Niagara Badgers game photos. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Iron Mountain vs Escanaba Varsity Baseball photos on April 15, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great photos!

You do such a great job! I’m so glad the school is working with you!

Love all these! You captured great action photos! 💛🖤⚾️

3 months ago

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Austin Steve • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

What do you do on a beautiful winter day? Go take portraits of a senior. Playing with light to show off Austin, we had a great day of photos, conversation and laughs. #photographer #photography #senior #seniorpictures #seniorsunday #winter #snow #light
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3 months ago

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The Iron Mountain Mountaineers took on the Bark River-Harris Broncos in the Team District Wrestling match at IMHS Gymnasium. The Mountaineers prevailed and captured the Team District Title. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great photos

Wonderful phots of the Mountaineers Wrestling team!

Way to go mountaineers proud of you

Awesome pics. Thanks Dave.

4 months ago

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Can you say DOUBLE SELL OUT! Both of my HS Senior PhotoWalks at the WPPI International Photography Convention have already sold out. The first sold out over 2.5 months in advance and the most recent one sold out a month in advance (on my birthday!). Time to show off our amazing HS Seniors!! #boom #soldout #thatshowitisdone #photography #photographer #seniors #seniorpictures #lovemyseniors #getshownoff ... See MoreSee Less

Can you say DOUBLE SELL OUT!  Both of my HS Senior PhotoWalks at the WPPI International Photography Convention have already sold out.   The first sold out over 2.5 months in advance and the most recent one sold out a month in advance (on my birthday!). Time to show off our amazing HS Seniors!! #boom #soldout #thatshowitisdone #photography #photographer #seniors #seniorpictures #lovemyseniors #getshownoff

4 months ago

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Rocking another wedding show at The Winter Wedding Show at ShopKo Hall in Green Bay. Two days of brides. Come visit us and get the wedding of your dreams. #wedding #weddingdress #WeddingPhotography #destinationwedding #Photography #Photographer #bride #Love #ShopKo #GreenBay ... See MoreSee Less

Rocking another wedding show at The Winter Wedding Show at ShopKo Hall in Green Bay. Two days of brides. Come visit us and get the wedding of your dreams. #wedding #weddingdress #WeddingPhotography #destinationwedding #Photography #Photographer #bride #Love #ShopKo #GreenBay

 

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You do amazing work and have the personality to match, good luck to u!

4 months ago

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Trey Doda • Norway High School • Class of 2019

Still doing Seniors! Today, our multipart athlete from Norway HS, Trey Doda, came in to get some killer senior portraits. Braving the cold and crazy suggestions, we hit a home run on EVERYTHING. #boom #photography #photographer #seniors #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #baseball #basketball #football #iphone #creative #norway Julie Doda Mark Doda
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Handsome young man, keep up the good work Trey!

Gary Johnson

Nice pictures

Great pictures Jules!

Thank You David Hakamaki of Cutting Edge photography!!! So much fun!! You are awesome!!👍

Great pics!

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4 months ago

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Pretty overwhelmed to be invited to speak at The Photography Show in the U.K. in March. Thank you HS Seniors, Wedding Couples , and families for helping me get to speak at an another international photography convention! #photographer #photography #thephotographyshow #uk #speaker #blessed #hardwork ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty overwhelmed to be invited to speak at The Photography Show in the U.K. in March. Thank you HS Seniors, Wedding Couples , and families for helping me get to speak at an another international photography convention! #photographer #photography #thephotographyshow #uk #speaker #blessed #hardwork

5 months ago

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Competitive Cheer completion at Iron Mountain High School. Teams included Iron Mountain, Escanaba, & Munising. Congratulations to the Escanaba Varsity and Middle School teams on taking 1st in both of their respective grade levels. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Courtney Grandahl, Meghan Farrell.

Crystal Grandahl Robert Grandahl

Matt Mattson, Dawn Mattson, Morgan Sontag....I loved seeing Kate compete today!

Thank you so much for coming 😍

5 months ago

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IM Varsity Boys Basketball game photos vs. Gladstone from 12/18/18. To order photos, please contact Dave @ Cutting Edge Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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IM JV Boys Basketball game photos vs. Gladstone from 12/18/18. To order photos, please contact Dave @ Cutting Edge Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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Jessica & Matt's Winter Wedding • December 10, 2018

Winter doesn't slow us down when it comes to gorgeous wedding photos. Jessica and Matt enjoyed everything the Northwoods has to offer with a stunning winter wedding. Even though it was chilly out, their love burned bright and made the day fly by. #weddings #weddingphotography #upperpeninsulaweddingphotographer #photography #photographer #winter #winterweddings #destinationweddings #snow
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6 months ago

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Rebecca Perhalla • A.D. Johnston Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Winter Senior Portraits are just so awesome. Our gorgeous senior from the west end of the UP came over to get her senior portraits in the snow and the weather did not disappoint. Rebecca was stunning in any outfit and location and she will be the envy of her entire class. #senior #seniorpotraits #seniorpictures #winter #wintershoot #stunning #photographer #photography #snow
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Rebecca I 😍😍 that first pic (eyes of blue) gorgeous (Jailynn's mom)

These are fantastic. What a beauty.

6 months ago

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My PhotoWalk on HS Seniors at the International Photography Convention (WPPI) has SOLD OUT. 2.5 months in advance. Amazed! #Boom ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

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IM Varsity Girls Basketball game photos vs. WIC from 12/3/18. To order photos, please contact Dave @ Cutting Edge Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you for the wonderful pictures!

I’m so happy you’re the sports photographer!!!!!!!

6 months ago

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IM JV Girls Basketball game photos vs. WIC from 12/3/18. To order photos, please contact Dave @ Cutting Edge Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

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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!!!

7 months ago

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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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7 months 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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7 months ago

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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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7 months 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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7 months 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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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.

These are gorgeous Amy!! Good luck choosing 😉

The pictures of Tia are amazing.

Nice pictures!!

Awesome pictures !!! She looks adorable!!

Wonderful pictures

A tough decision you have. 🤔 Beautiful.

Adorable pictures!!

Beautiful!!

Wow. Amazing

Great pics!

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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.

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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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