Marcus Holman Photography: Blog https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Marcus Holman Photography (Marcus Holman Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:40:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:40:00 GMT https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u566877912-o70124458-50.jpg Marcus Holman Photography: Blog https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog 77 120 Photos are very important in preserving memories and telling the stories in the future https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2020/2/photos-are-very-important-in-preserving-memories-and-telling-the-stories-in-the-future

Photos are very important in preserving memories and telling the stories in the future. We are not talking about photo albums on your social media page or that album saved in your phone, not even the stunning wall collection we have created for many of you.  

 

Tangible, memory evoking  photo albums can become very special items in our lives. Each album is filled with unique, individual photos that tell a story and reflect  moments we can recall. Just think of the smiles that these memories will bring and the laughs that each special story will create heel turning the pages.  Pointing at pictures, hugging your family next to you, laughing and maybe even few happy tears.  These albums can be treasured and given as gifts to family out of town.

 

What’s included in your Family Photo Album

  • 20 pages of memorable moments
  • custom design
  • leather bound high quality material 
  • personalized attention to detail to represent your family memories
  • 50% off now until March

We are so grateful to debut this valuable incentive for you all to treasure.  We look forward to connecting and creating your memories.


 

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Gift the Gift of Family https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/12/gift-the-gift-of-family

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... The decorations, lights, traditions, smells, food and of course, family.  Enjoy your time with the ones you call family because family is everything.   

Giving the gift of family is the best way to preserve that holiday feeling.  Your memories will be treasured for years to come.  It’s not too late to purchase a gift certificate from Marcus Holman Photography.  We look forward to making your holiday a little more magical!

We  wish you all a very merry, happy, special holiday season. 

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Lifestyle Family Imagery https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/10/lifestyle-family-imagery

Lifestyle imagery breathes life into your existing wall collection and portraits. It tells stories and emotions. It captures milestones in an artistic and interactive manner to inspire, allowing the images to come alive.

I love the timeless family portrait but bringing that family story to life is priceless.  This same concept can be adapted to a business or brand.  Instead of a family portrait, it’s a headshot. Then adding interactions to describe the business and brand around that foundation and strong image.  

Whether it’s your family story or your business branding, we can capture these elements for you.

Click the link below and enjoy some of the lifestyle images we have created for families and businesses. The holidays are just around the corner. Let us capture unique lifestyle imagery that tells your story.

View our lifestyle imagery over on M Creative by clicking here

 

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Get Your Professional Headshots Updated https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/9/get-your-professional-headshots-updated There are a few comments I hear in photo sessions: Make me look good, don't get my bad side and wait I wasn't ready.  Hearing how people react when they are in front of the camera makes me realize everyone is concerned about their look.  What you need to be concerned with is how you portray your“look.” Your image is what many people see first when visiting your LinkedIn, Facebook, or website.  This image needs to be high quality and impactful.  An executive image is more than a headshot, it is your brand. It’s the first impression your clientele sees to understand who you are.  Let us help you with your brand and create that high impact image.  Our exclusive event is coming soon, call or email us today to schedule your branded executive image.

 


 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) exclusive executive imagery headshot professional headshots https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/9/get-your-professional-headshots-updated Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:32:29 GMT
Unique High School Senior Portraits https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/8/Unique-High-School-Senior-Portraits

It’s August and many students are already back in school or gearing up with sports and activities.  Senior portraits are so important to focus on.  Giving the opportunity for a senior to shine, enjoy feeling special and creative is just the beginning to capturing these memories in a milestone in their life.

We at Marcus Holman Photography love to focus on what makes the senior different.  Their hobbies, activities and what makes them an individual will be seen in their images.  Life is short, being a senior only happens once.  Own it, make it the best most creative year yet.  Here are some of my favorite, unique senior portraits over the years. 

 

 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) class of 2020 high school seniors photography photoshoot Virginia Beach https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/8/Unique-High-School-Senior-Portraits Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:15:27 GMT
Officially Off the Market! https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/8/officially-off-the-market

Wow, what a happy whirlwind this has been.  First, what an amazing day and the weather could not have been better.  We are beyond grateful for such a beautiful experience.  

From the beginning of the day and anticipation, ceremony, dancing, high kicks, jumping off stage, toasts and the send off, the love and support we experienced warmed our hearts and gave us even more gratitude of such a loving day.  Here are our highlights of #happilyeverholman

 

 

We will keep our celebrating going and hope this brings joy to your hearts.  

Cheers from Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Holman 


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(Marcus Holman Photography) Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club Wedding Holman Wedding Virginia Beach Wedding https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/8/officially-off-the-market Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:45:19 GMT
Focus On What Matters This Father's Day https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/6/focus-on-what-matters-this-fathers-day

Being a father has been a joy to watch my kids grow and experience life.  It has also been a learning experience for me.  The joys and challenges have made me and continue to make me a better human.  From snuggles, bed time stories and tucking them in to waiting until they are late for curfew.  It’s all an amazing journey and I couldn't be more proud of my two, Tia and Cole

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This Father’s day I want to focus on some of my favorite memories throughout the years with my father, my kids and many other fathers that deserve to be celebrated every day.  Cheers to us fellas; all the leadership, the learning experiences and the beauty of watching our kids grow

 


 

 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) Beach Day Family Fathers Holman Marcus Photographer Photography Virginia https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/6/focus-on-what-matters-this-fathers-day Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:33:02 GMT
Christmas in Puerto Rico https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/5/christmas-in-puerto-rico-

Experience, when it comes to travel, is technically what you can buy, you can’t actually buy memories. You make memories.  I always have my camera even on my personal vacations for this reason.  Imagery isn't just my profession but my passion as well.  Putting words into how I feel about something isn't my strong suit but you can feel my photography.  I took my daughter to Puerto Rico for her Christmas present this past January, the surf was great but the memories were even better.

 

I’ve been to PR before but it’s always different when you have others with you.  I’ve done a lot of traveling throughout the years and many  of my trips were surf related.  During this trip to PR, I was able to capture my daughter in some really cool images and some of my favorite people too.  

 

We stayed in Aguadilla with friends which is where the journey began.  I’m not a resort guy, but having Villa Montana next door was a huge plus.  A picture is worth a thousand words. So here are some of my favorite memories to tell the story.

 

 

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Celebrate your anniversary with something priceless. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/5/celebrate-your-anniversary-with-something-priceless

Pause time and create a family portrait that captures your legacy. Purchase your gift certificate today by calling 757-491-4525
 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/5/celebrate-your-anniversary-with-something-priceless Wed, 01 May 2019 23:45:00 GMT
What to wear on your photo session https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/4/what-to-wear-on-your-photo-session

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/4/what-to-wear-on-your-photo-session Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:17:32 GMT
Rising High School Seniors https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/4/rising-high-school-seniors

Give your rising senior a summer portrait session. Schedule your complimentary consult today by calling 757-491-4525
 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/4/rising-high-school-seniors Mon, 01 Apr 2019 23:45:00 GMT
Father's Day https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/4/fathers-day

Give Dad something priceless this year vs the boring tie. Purchase your gift certificate for a family portrait session today by calling 757-491-4525
 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/4/fathers-day Mon, 01 Apr 2019 23:45:00 GMT
Mother's Day https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/2/mothers-day

 

Give Mom what she really wants this Mother's Day, her family. Purchase your gift certificate today by calling 757-491-4525

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/2/mothers-day Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:39:05 GMT
Quality Equipment https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/1/quality-equipment

The quality of equipment a professional uses cannot compare to a smartphone camera.    Different  lenses and knowing when and how to use them during times of day are critical in creating the perfect portrait. Think of painters and their brushes.  True artists know how to use their mediums to create the final work of art. 
 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2019/1/quality-equipment Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:45:00 GMT
The experience a professional gives makes all the difference. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/12/the-experience-a-professional-gives-makes-all-the-difference

It’s been said there are no small decisions in artwork and it’s even more applicable in photography. From the experience of where to photograph at what time of day to the smallest detail of a hand position.  Like all master craftsman making it look simple and easy  is the trademark of master or professional.
 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/12/the-experience-a-professional-gives-makes-all-the-difference Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Let’s start with the emotions. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/11/let-s-start-with-the-emotions

The attention to detail to capture your most trusted portrait is only given by a professional.  Learning about you and your family to convey personalities,  investing time in finding the perfect setting, the excitement you feel with your family all smiling and capturing memories, the lasting joy you feel every time you walk by your artwork in your home. You won’t have this experience and all the feels without a professional.
 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/11/let-s-start-with-the-emotions Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:30:00 GMT
God bless smart phones. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/10/god-bless-smart-phones

We could barely survive with out them.  All the apps, the well placed cameras and of course those filters.  But does having a smartphone make anyone a photographer? Does having a stethoscope make the Doctor?  What’s the difference between a professional 
 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/10/god-bless-smart-phones Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:30:00 GMT
In corporate a memorable vacation spot for your portrait session. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/9/in-corporate-a-memorable-vacation-spot-for-your-portrait-session

A family vacation spot – can bring back memories of a time past for many years to come through portraiture.

 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/9/in-corporate-a-memorable-vacation-spot-for-your-portrait-session Mon, 03 Sep 2018 16:15:00 GMT
Do you know the best location for your portrait session? https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/do-you-know-the-best-location-for-your-portrait-session

The best location for your portrait session is often a location that has special meaning to you. 

 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/do-you-know-the-best-location-for-your-portrait-session Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:15:00 GMT
This is your last chance for a family portrait https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/this-is-your-last-chance-for-a-family-portrait

Now they're high school seniors.  We have a great portrait session planned for your senior.  And this will probably be the last chance you have for a beautiful wall portrait of your soon to be adult.  Because let's face it - once they leave for college things change.  When they return you will have entered a new phase in family life with your kids.

 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/this-is-your-last-chance-for-a-family-portrait Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:15:00 GMT
They are starting to grow up to quickly https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/they-are-starting-to-grow-up-to-quickly

What can we say - 16 is magical.  Suddenly you notice your child has become a young lady or a young man.  You will see the interesting dynamics of the family with a portrait of everyone at this stage. This is definitely another opportunity for a wall portrait from this session.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) familyphotography familypictures home https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/they-are-starting-to-grow-up-to-quickly Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:15:00 GMT
The second perfect time frame for your family to be photographed. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/the-second-perfect-time-frame-for-your-family-to-be-photographed

At age four, your child's personality will be in full bloom.  Able to communicate ideas and opinions clearly.  Four year old is your gift after experiencing 
the terrific 2's and the troublesome 3's.  An excellent time to capture a family portrait to display 
proudly in your home.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) bayville familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/the-second-perfect-time-frame-for-your-family-to-be-photographed Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:15:00 GMT
The first milestone in a child's life. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/8/the-first-milestone-in-a-childs-life

At one year old your baby's personality will begin to emerge fully. You will get a glimpse of what your little one will develop into as an adolescent. Traditionally, this is the first beautiful wall image from childhood.

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Choosing the right clothing for an heirloom portrait https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/7/choosing-the-right-clothing-for-an-heirloom-portrait

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Choosing the right clothing for an heirloom portrait requires a little investigation into the decor in the room that you want to display this image. It is not unlike choosing any beautiful piece of artwork for your home. It requires a basic knowledge of color harmony, hue and contrasting elements to create the perfect piece for your walk.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/7/choosing-the-right-clothing-for-an-heirloom-portrait Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:30:00 GMT
Pick the right neckline. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/7/pick-the-right-neckline

A well-cut V-neck can easily make you look like you’ve lost 5 pounds overnight. Choosing this lower cut will create the appearance of a nice elongating vertical line. This is especially true for large chested women, who risk looking suffocated by too-high neckline.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/7/pick-the-right-neckline Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Become BFFs with your tailor. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/7/become-bffs-with-your-tailor

A tailor is arguably your most important asset when it comes to dressing thinner. A good tailor can alter anything you own to custom fit your body because, let’s face it, we weren’t all built like Gisele Bundchen. And if we haven’t made it clear enough already, the right fit is everything. From shortening sleeves, nipping waists, hiking up hems, and even changing the fit of a winter coat, a tailor can work wonders on your wardrobe.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) familyphotography familypictures home https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/7/become-bffs-with-your-tailor Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Try a skin-toned heel. Nothing elongates the body like a skin-colored shoe. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/6/try-a-skin-toned-heel-nothing-elongates-the-body-like-a-skin-colored-shoe

The similarity to your skin tone will give the illusion that your legs go on for days.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/6/try-a-skin-toned-heel-nothing-elongates-the-body-like-a-skin-colored-shoe Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Choose the best pant cut for your body. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/6/6-0-choose-the-best-pant-cut-for-your-body

The Pant, which is slightly higher waisted, slim through the thighs, and boot cut elongates most body types. If you have a wider leg opening then you should wear a blouse, accented with a wide belt to continue a slimming effect.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/6/6-0-choose-the-best-pant-cut-for-your-body Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Oversized clothes won’t make you look slimmer. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/6/oversized-clothes-won-t-make-you-look-slimmer

This one’s pretty simple: If you buy something that’s shaped like a tent, you’ll look like a tent (unless you cinch, see tip #3!). Instead, buy clothes that accentuate your natural curves.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/6/oversized-clothes-won-t-make-you-look-slimmer Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:06:24 GMT
Black is always in fashion https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/5/4-0-black-is-always-in-fashion

No matter what color is the trend du jour, there’s nothing quite as slimming and elongating as the color black.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/5/4-0-black-is-always-in-fashion Mon, 28 May 2018 21:00:19 GMT
A belt is a girl’s best friend. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/5/a-belt-is-a-girl-s-best-friend

There’s a reason why it’s called cinching. Pairing a skinny belt with

a billowy top, coat, or dress will suck in your waist, making it appear inches smaller.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/5/a-belt-is-a-girl-s-best-friend Fri, 25 May 2018 15:19:21 GMT
Buy clothes in the right size https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/5/buy-clothes-in-the-right-size Sometimes, we’re not happy with the number on the tag, so we end up buying clothes that are too small. Newsflash: Every brand sizes differently, so if you’re shopping in a cheaper store, you’ll definitely be a bigger size than if you buy designer. Plus, buying a pair of jeans in a size 2 won’t actually make you look like a size 2 if they don’t fit. You’ll just end up with the dreaded muffin top. We promise, sizing up if need be will make you look a lot leaner in the end.

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(Marcus Holman Photography) beach familyphotography familypictures https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/5/buy-clothes-in-the-right-size Mon, 14 May 2018 16:17:27 GMT
Dark jeans are always a good choice. https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/5/dark-jeans-are-always-a-good-choice

Dark jeans are always a good choice. Swap loose boxy tops for slim-cut blouses tucked into dark jeans. A well-fitting blouse and straight dark jeans will elongate your whole body.

 

 

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/5/dark-jeans-are-always-a-good-choice Wed, 09 May 2018 21:33:03 GMT
How Much Has Your Family Changed? https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/4/how-much-has-your-family-changed

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/4/how-much-has-your-family-changed Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:43:58 GMT
Spring Is Right Around The Corner https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/4/spring-is-right-around-the-corner

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/4/spring-is-right-around-the-corner Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:40:39 GMT
Priceless https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/4/priceless

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(Marcus Holman Photography) https://www.marcusholmanphotography.com/blog/2018/4/priceless Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:39:46 GMT