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Marcus Johnson • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wonderful pictures Marcus!!!

Looking good Marcus! Super handsome!❤️

Great pics! Congrats Marcus.

Great pictures!!!

Love these pictures!!

Love them all.....could cry 😢

Omg my heart ❤️❤️❤️❤️

These are really cool pictures

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Love my outdoor studio! #fall #fallcolors #photographystudio ... See MoreSee Less

Love my outdoor studio! #fall #fallcolors #photographystudio

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Thank you so much for family pictures today!! 😊

Beautiful scenery!

4 days ago

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Ali Seibold • Florence High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great pics Ali!!

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Michael Colavecchi (the fall session) • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Kendall Johnson • Kingsford High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a fun day but hard to believe she is grown up.

Great pictures!

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Jesse Julian • Kingsford High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Gavin Goulette • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Very nice Gavin!!

❤️

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McKenna Neuens • Norway High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Caleb Johnson • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow Caleb these are amazing..So proud of you

The baseball ones are the best

2 weeks ago

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Ellie Lovell • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great pictures!!!

Gorgeous El!!

Thank you I love them!

Absolutely stunning Ellie Grace!!! 😍😍😍😍

😘😘😘😘 you look beautiful Ed!!

Beautiful

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3 weeks ago

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Guess where I am working today? Love when my wedding couples want something unique. #Packers #GreenBay #LambeauField #Wedding #Engagement ... See MoreSee Less

Guess where I am working today? Love when my wedding couples want something unique. #Packers #GreenBay #LambeauField #Wedding #Engagement

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Marcus Michaud • Kingsford High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much for an awesome day!!! We love the pictures!! We can’t wait to see the rest!!!

Awesome Marcus🌟

Awesome pictures!

3 weeks ago

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Brian Pettibone • Kingsford High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great pictures

4 weeks ago

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Hunter McCarthy • Norway High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Road trip to Marquette for Senior Portraits!

Asher Guston • Marquette High School • Class of 2020
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Thank you, David Hakamaki for the amazing senior photo shoot!

4 weeks ago

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Jackie & Nick's Wedding • Marquette, MI • September 21, 2019

What a gorgeous couple to work with. Jackie & Nick had an absolutely elegant wedding at Marquette Mountain this weekend. Even with threatening skies and gusty winds, their day was filled with friends, family and love. Love destination weddings! #weddings #destinationweddings #destinationweddingphotographer #marquette
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Chelsea & Levi Engagement Portraits • August 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful pics! I am in love with love and these put a smile on my face an heart. Such a beautiful couple. So happy for you Chelsea Hendricks 💚💙

Great Pictures!!❤😊

What a sweet couple, congratulations!!🎉

Omg I love them all especially my sister in it love love love

Love love love them

Debbie Davis Lantagne check out this babe!! 😍

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Kaitlyn & Noah Engagement Portraits • September 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow, you certainly take some beautiful photos. You capture so much.

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Kelly & Joe Engagement Portraits • August 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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The Iron Mountain Mountaineers hosted their homecoming game against Norway HS on a beautiful fall evening. The Mountaineers prevailed 39-0. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Dave! Great shots! 👍

Thank you, Dave!

Great photos!!!

Awesome pics!

Amazing!

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1 month ago

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Rylee Baumann • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Iron Mountain hosted Kingsford HS in boys varsity soccer at Commemorative Field. Kingford prevailed with a 6-2 victory. ... See MoreSee Less

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Iron Mountain High School Iron Mountain High School Soccer

Beautiful pictures! Thank you!

1 month ago

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The Iron Mountain Mountaineer Boys Varsity Soccer team played in Marinette and came away with a 2-0 victory. Goals by Ryan Hakamaki and Tyler Bengston and a shutout in goal by Keeper Kyle Benjamin. Great team effort by the Mountaineers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Iron Mountain High School Iron Mountain High School Soccer

1 month ago

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Iron Mountain HS hosted Norway in Varsity Volleyball at the Iron Mountain HS Gymnasium. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great photos 🌟💛

Thank you for taking pictures and sharing them with everyone!!

Iron Mountain. Woo, Woo, Woo. Birth Town.

Cadeance Lindsley, Tabitha Stanchina, Mike Stanchina, Dione Paulitch, Olivia Stanchina, Cassidy Menard, Maddie Chellew, Mackenzie Clifford, Emma Anderson, Janet Forstrom Anderson, Rodney Anderson,

At Least for some of us Southerners.

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Iron Mountain HS hosted Norway HS in JV Volleyball tonight at the IMHS Gymnasium. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great pictures. Thank you

Oh my goodness!!!! Lynn Golfis This is great. I wish I was closer to see my Emma Golfis in action!!

Great photos David Hakamaki 👍🏻

Awesome pics..Hey Tom Golfis,Heather Henson Ziarnik, Jolynn Langley, Janae Ennis-Haleen check it out.

Erika Harnden Tanya Faull Popp

Jacqueline LaBerge Leiker, Mandi Gardipee, Bubba Paris, Amy Stanchina, Jim Stanchina, Madge Carlson, Hannah Anderson, Miranda Sabotta, Shaun Sabotta, Julie Dave Van Holla

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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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