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5 months ago

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Winter can't stop us from taking Senior Portraits! Yesterday, we had a blast in the cold and snow. #senior #seniorpics #senior2022 #imhs #snow #winter Sherry Lindlbauer

Abby Lindlbauer • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2022
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Awesome pictures Abby!

Beautiful pictures! You look beautiful, Abby Lindlbauer

Great pics Abby!

My beautiful grandaughter/ daughter!

My beautiful niece!

Sherry Lindlbauer

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8 months ago

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Austin Jossart • Pembine High School • Class of 2020 #senior #seniorpics #football #woodworking #fall #field Austin Jossart Carrie Groy ... See MoreSee Less

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Love, love, love these!!! ♥️ Thank you David Hakamaki, you do great work.

Great pictures, Dave!! Small world, my grandma Eva was a Jossart from Jossart road in Pembine. Maybe this is a distant cousin of mine 🙂.

Nice pictures

8 months ago

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Corey Novak • Rapid River High School • Class of 2022 #senior #seniorpics #fall #fallcolors #shotgun #trapshooter ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

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Amber Jacklovitz • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2022 #senior #seniorpics #fall #fallcolors #carhartt Amber Jacklovitz Carhartt ... See MoreSee Less

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Love them all. Beautiful girl .

Such beautiful pictures of Amber! Love them all!

All the pictures turned out so good. Beautiful!

Stunning Amber ❤️❤️❤️

Wow they are all so nice! Couldn't choose if I had to.

Beautiful!!

Beautiful!

Beautiful

Gorgeous!!🤩🤩🤩

So beautiful!❤️

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8 months ago

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Seth Carroll • Ironwood High School • Class of 2022 #senior #seniorpics #sword #flannel #fall #fallcolors ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

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Marissa Ritter • Ironwood High School • Class of 2022 #senior #seniorpics #fall #JROTC #sword #band #snowfalling ... See MoreSee Less

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She’s beautiful Eric and looks like such a happy girl. Enjoy her senior year. They go by so fast!

Dave, despite it being cold and snowy, you turned it into a magical day for my most precious little girl. The photos and composition are amazing! Thank you spending the day with us and making memories and keepsakes for our family.

Eric Ritter

8 months ago

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Abby & Kevin's Fall Wedding • Iron Mountain, MI #wedding #weddingphotographer #fall #fallcolors #love ... See MoreSee Less

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Abby ur so pretty

Beautiful 😭🥺❤️

Beautiful♥️

8 months ago

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Chianna Wilson • Kingsford High School • Class of 2022 #senior #seniorpics #fall #photography ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

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Josh Price • DePere East High School • Class of 2022 #seniors #seniorpics #fall #fallcolors #dog ... See MoreSee Less

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My handsome brother!

8 months ago

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Santino Carollo • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2022 #seniors #seniorpics #fall #fallcolors #statistician #filmcrew #football #basketball Santino Carollo Lisa Carollo @santino_243 ... See MoreSee Less

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Always a pleasure working with the master! Santino had a blast! Thanks Dave

Looking Great Santino! Great pics.

Love love love! Great young man! 🖤💛🖤💛

That smile is infectious! Great pictures, Santino!

These photos are the nicest and most natural that I have seen in a very long time. Good looking young man!

Great pictures! Love them all!!

Great pictures, Santino!!!

Great young man!

Santino is so handsome🖤💛

Wow, Santino is a senior! What a handsome young man!

Very nice photos Santino!!

Great pictures!

Santino!! Hard to believe you are a senior already!!! Looking quite sharp in these pictures!!!

Great pictures! 💛🖤

Great pictures!

Great pictures! ♥️

Awesome pictures Santoni!!!!

Great pictures

Love his smile! Fantastic pictures!

OMG. AWESOME HARD TO PICK A FAVE. WHERE IS ONE WITH JIMS JACKET???

And in a blink of the eye, Santino is all grown up!

Awesome pictures Santino! 🖤💛

Love these pictures ❤️❤️❤️

So handsome!

Handsome ❤️

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8 months ago

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Karlee Aho • Niagara High School • Class of 2022 #seniors #seniorpics #fall #dog #fallcolors Karlee Aho Dina Broullire-Aho ... See MoreSee Less

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Omgosh beautiful 🤩

I love these so much! Thank you!!

Love these pics Karlee!!!😍❤

Beautiful ❤️

Nice Karlee Aho !

Beautiful ❤️❤️

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8 months ago

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Eli Whittkopf • Kingsford High • Class of 2022 #seniors #seniorpics #fall #soccer #truck #chevytrucks Eli Whittkopf Tracy Whittkopf ... See MoreSee Less

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Love my grandson Eli’s senior pictures! So handsome!❤️❤️🥰🤗

Looking good Eli!!!!! 🎉

That’s my handsome nephew!!❤️

8 months ago

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Amber Rice • Zeeland West High School • Class of 2022 #senior #seniorpics #fall ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

8 months ago

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Kamryn Marquis • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2022 #senoir #seniorpics #fall Kamryn Jade ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome pictures! You are beautiful Kamryn Jade

So beautiful 💕 love these pictures and you are so gorgeous! Can’t believe you are a senior Kamryn Jade, makes me feel old. Wish you all the best in the future

So beautiful Kam, inside and out. You are an amazing young lady, and I am so proud of you 💘 love you Kam.

Kamryn Jade I LOVE THESE 🤩🤩

Kamryn Jade😍😍

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8 months ago

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JohnPaul Kube • Kingsford High School • Class of 2022 #senior #seniorpics #senior2022 #dirtbike JP Kube @jkube929 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow! Awesome pics! Thank you!

Gage Massie

8 months ago

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Allyssa Londre • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2022
#seniors #seniorpics #senior2022 #dogs @Allyssa Londre
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Beautiful ♥️♥️

8 months ago

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Hannah Gebhardt • Milan High School • Class of 2022 #seniors #seniorpics #senior2022 ... See MoreSee Less

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I love the one with the sport jacket and the red flannel, great pictures

Those turned out really nice!!!

Beautiful

Michael Burke • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #seniors #photography #seniorpictures #flaspointlighting #fall ... See MoreSee Less

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These are awesome!❤️❤️❤️

Great pictures!!

They turned out really nice

💓💓💓

Cyndi Moore

Beautiful

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9 months ago

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Cassie & Eddie's Wedding • September 25, 2021

What a fun day with an amazing couple. Tons of laughs and smiles. They really made the day fly by! #wedding #weddingphotographer #sunglasses
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What a great group ❤️ these are great ..

9 months ago

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Photos today for Norway HS Girls Tennis. Sun and wind, so we break out the @flashpointlighting Evolv 200 Pros and @savageuniversal Multiflex light stand. No problems. 🎾 #flashpointlighting #shootwithsavage ... See MoreSee Less

Photos today for Norway HS Girls Tennis. Sun and wind, so we break out the @flashpointlighting Evolv 200 Pros and @savageuniversal Multiflex light stand. No problems. 🎾 #flashpointlighting #shootwithsavage

9 months ago

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New toys for Seniors, Weddings and my Speaking programs! Always looking for ways to up the lighting game! #photography #flashpointlighting #lighting ... See MoreSee Less

New toys for Seniors, Weddings and my Speaking programs! Always looking for ways to up the lighting game! #photography #flashpointlighting #lighting

9 months ago

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Jacob Lewis • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2022 #photography #seniors #seniorpictures #wrestling ... See MoreSee Less

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These are awesome! They turned out so great!!!!!

Great pictures!!!!!

Great job.

9 months ago

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Michigan Weddings can be so amazing, especially when we can create beautiful works of art for our couples. #michigan #wedding #WeddingDress ... See MoreSee Less

Michigan Weddings can be so amazing, especially when we can create beautiful works of art for our couples. #michigan #wedding #weddingdress

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For sure! You did that for our youngest daughter and new son-in-law 😊

You are awesome!!!

Did you create the photo on MI or how was pic added?

Beautiful!♥️

9 months ago

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Hunter Fortner • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2022 #football #hockey #seniors #senior ... See MoreSee Less

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Big shout out and Thank you to Dave at Cutting Edge. These pictures are awesome. Hunter’s senior session was so much fun!!!!

Very nice pictures!!! They captured everything Hunter!

Great pictures Laura Freeman Fortner….he looks so grown up! Best wishes to Hunter for an awesome senior year…enjoy!!💕

Handsome dude !!!

So handsome!

Beautiful!

Great photos of this handsome guy. I want to see a smile though.

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Yes,busy is good. But adventure is better! #photography #speaker ... See MoreSee Less

Yes,busy is good. But adventure is better! #photography #speaker
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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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