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What Does Your Head Shot Say About You?

Head Shots. What are they and why do I need them? Why do they cost so much? These are the typical questions I receive and the commentary in conversations I overhear. Seems everyone either needs, wants (or doesn’t want) a head shot. Perhaps they are being mandated by their company to acquire one. Maybe they are joining an on-line dating

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All Roads Lead Back to Mom

She is the one who gave you life, discipline, wisdom and love. Sometimes you like her and sometimes you don’t, but you always love her. She takes care of you, pushes you when you need it and provides a warm place to fall. She is your confidant, your champion, your friend… Your mother. Yep, we all have one (or sadly,

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converting the non-believers

Catherine No, I am not proselytizing any brand of religion; that would be so so silly of me to do! I am talking about converting a couple of doubting Thomases into believing in their own magical beauty. I am talking about the subjects of my last Image Capture Session, who are incredible people and have two of the most adorable

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Change Can Be a Good Thing

Change.There is a word that can still a heart, mid-beat. Here, at CIS IMAGES, we welcome change; chase it, at times.  It’s what keeps the creative energy fresh and new, and helps stimulate growth and skill.  It keeps you on your toes and at the top of your game. But you can’t fear it, or it’ll do quite the opposite,

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Family Time is Important Time

This fall, I had the pleasure of capturing the images of a very vivacious and FUN family, The Engels.  It was one of my all time favorites, as it gave me my first exposure to Great Falls Park, which has a Virginia side and a Maryland side.  We were on the Maryland side and it is beautiful! The matriarch of this

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The Business of Branding

A short time ago I did a shoot for a client (who is now a friend) for her new business. Prior to the shoot I wanted to do a consultation to ascertain what exactly she was looking for her portraits to convey to her future clients. What type of work does was she to do?  Was she going for a glamour

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