David Hakamaki to Speak at The Photography Show in the UK

David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog., owner of Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be a featured speaker at The Photography Show at the NEC Convention Center in Birmingham, UK in March 2019. The Photography Show is the UK’s largest photography convention and has world class speakers and photographers from around the globe.

David’s topic is “Chasing the Unicorn: Being Successful in Photography” and will discuss ways photographers can make their photography business more successful.

David is an internationally recognized speaker at Photography Conventions on a variety of topics, including HS Senior Portraits, Lighting, Business, In Person Sales, Social Media, and Lighting. Follow David on social media on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/davehakamaki  or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/davehakamaki.

Photo by David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog. @ Cutting Edge Photography

4 days ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

 

Comment on Facebook

Great photos

Way to go mountaineers proud of you

Awesome pics. Thanks Dave.

3 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

 

Comment on Facebook

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

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Great pictures Jules!

Handsome young man, keep up the good work Trey!

Great pics!

Nice pictures

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

Gary Johnson

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

 

Comment on Facebook

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

Courtney Grandahl, Meghan Farrell.

Crystal Grandahl Robert Grandahl

Thank you so much for coming 😍

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

These are fantastic. What a beauty.

Rebecca I 😍😍 that first pic (eyes of blue) gorgeous (Jailynn's mom)

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

 

Comment on Facebook

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

Thank you for the wonderful pictures!

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Sarah they are so cute!!!

Great shots! I love them all!! ❤️

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

A tough decision you have. 🤔 Beautiful.

The pictures of Tia are amazing.

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.

Nice pictures!!

These are gorgeous Amy!! Good luck choosing 😉

Adorable pictures!!

Beautiful!!

Wonderful pictures

Awesome pictures !!! She looks adorable!!

Great pics!

Wow. Amazing

+ View more comments

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Love!

Love that kid.

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

Such a cute and great kid!

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

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

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

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

Darcy Brown

Great pics!

Great pics!

Awesome pictures

Love them all!!

Handsome!

+ View more comments

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Awesome pictures!

So much fun!!

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

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

We had an amazing wedding day. These photos are gorgeous. Thank you for capturing such great memories for us. ❤

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Great pictures and perfect time of the year!

Beautiful work as always!!!

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

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

4 months 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!! 🏈😁

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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.

4 days ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

 

Comment on Facebook

Great photos

Way to go mountaineers proud of you

Awesome pics. Thanks Dave.

3 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

 

Comment on Facebook

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

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Great pictures Jules!

Handsome young man, keep up the good work Trey!

Great pics!

Nice pictures

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

Gary Johnson

+ View more comments

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

 

Comment on Facebook

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

Courtney Grandahl, Meghan Farrell.

Crystal Grandahl Robert Grandahl

Thank you so much for coming 😍

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

These are fantastic. What a beauty.

Rebecca I 😍😍 that first pic (eyes of blue) gorgeous (Jailynn's mom)

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

 

Comment on Facebook

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

Thank you for the wonderful pictures!

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Sarah they are so cute!!!

Great shots! I love them all!! ❤️

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

A tough decision you have. 🤔 Beautiful.

The pictures of Tia are amazing.

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.

Nice pictures!!

These are gorgeous Amy!! Good luck choosing 😉

Adorable pictures!!

Beautiful!!

Wonderful pictures

Awesome pictures !!! She looks adorable!!

Great pics!

Wow. Amazing

+ View more comments

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Love!

Love that kid.

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

Such a cute and great kid!

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

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

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

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

Darcy Brown

Great pics!

Great pics!

Awesome pictures

Love them all!!

Handsome!

+ View more comments

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Awesome pictures!

So much fun!!

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

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

We had an amazing wedding day. These photos are gorgeous. Thank you for capturing such great memories for us. ❤

4 months 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
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Great pictures and perfect time of the year!

Beautiful work as always!!!

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

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

4 months 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!! 🏈😁

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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

email:  info@cuttingedgephoto.net

website:  www.cuttingedgephoto.net

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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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