Personal Branding - Your Best Face Forward in Business

You Personal Branding photograph can easily be your first impression in the business world. What does yours say about you?  Is it up to date?  Is it the best version of you? Does it look professional?  Is it sized correctly for the platform it is displayed in?  I love taking contemporary corporate profiles that you will be proud to have on LinkedIn, your company directory or website.  You will look BOTH professional and gorgeous!  

Contact me at (859) 667-4727 and we can design something just for you.

Those She Loves - Relationship Celebrations at Teal Gate Studio

I love seeing women exist in photographs.  It is the biggest reason I am a photographer,  to honor women's lives through portraiture.  Part of honoring women is to include those nearest to her heart in the picture too.  It is a huge inclusive celebration of life and relationships!  All are invited to get in the picture, you, your children, your husband, boyfriend, wife, girlfriend, grandchildren, the list goes on and on. 

Can't wait to get you in the picture!



The Beautiful Backlight

Backlight portraits are one of the favorites of Teal Gate Studio's clients.

Backlight portraits are both a client favorite and one I love to take.  In these type of portraits, the brightest part of the image is behind the subject resulting in a bright white background.  For these examples, the background is a window covered with sheer white fabric to soften and diffuse the light.  The results are striking!

Love the look?  If so, I will make sure to include these images in your personalized portrait session at Teal Gate Studio.

Call or email me for more details.     (859) 667-4727

Honoring Your Journey Through Portraits

A Personal Reason I Am A Photographer

In Brené Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection, she says, "How much we know and understand ourselves is critically important, but there is something that is even more essential to living a wholehearted life: loving ourselves."  She goes onto say, "We cannot give our children what we don't have".

I would take this statement even further to say, We cannot give OTHERS what we don't have! Doesn't that thought knock your socks off!

To exist in photographs is an exercise in learning to love and accept yourself.  It also increases your capacity to love and accept others, all others, especially those most precious to you.

It is the reason I have my portrait taken by other photographers.  It is the reason I have a self portraiture practice.  I want to live more and more whole-hearted and that means loving ME!

It is also a huge reason I take portraits of others.  It is like holding up a mirror to you to show you just how beautiful and worthy you are.....YES, YOU throughout your whole life journey!

I encourage you to get in front of the camera.  Send the message to your children, your grandchildren, your beloveds,  to all those who come after us, that loving and accepting yourself is a beautiful foundation to build upon and priceless gift to give.  Love yourself more......then pass it on!




Self portrait at Outer Banks, NC

portrait by Stacy De La Rosa

Celebrating Milestones

Here are a few of Brennan's senior pictures.  He is my great nephew and I am blown away by how much he looks likes the men on my Dad's (his Great Grandfather!!) side of the family.  These are definitely milestone pictures that capture a moment in time that is often looked back upon during the years that come after.  It is impressive to see the young man he has become.  It is exciting to think about his whole life in front of him.  His parents are very proud of him and get a bit emotional about the changes ahead.  That is normal and part of the deal in being a parent, seeing them grow wings and begin to fly.  Being so happy and a bit sad at the same time.