Monday, December 14, 2009

Wise Words

Often times in the photography service business people question the price and why it is considered, in their opinion, so high. I enjoy explaining this to those who ask but I discovered an interview with a Set Designer for world famous photographers - Raffy Tesoro - who managed to explain it in a way I could not. So if you have any questions on why photographers charge what they do, or painters, musicians, those who draw, and other artists here's a great explanation;

The experiences, the lessons, aesthetics, rules, etc… all go in and out in a flash but leave a mark on the idea. A good example of this is a story I heard about this big company that wanted to update their logo… so they hired a very talented big name graphics designer to do it. During the preliminary meeting, she was doodling on a napkin while they were talking about what they wanted the new logo to signify. So at the end of the meeting she showed them her napkin doodle and voila… there was their logo. They loved it. But they didn’t want to pay her so much since they thought… she just scribbled on a napkin! To which she said that this design didn’t come out of thin air. Sure it was made out of nothing really… but behind it, her experiences, her travels, her studies, etc. That cost her a lot of time, money and personal investment. That’s what they were paying for. Her Vision. And this is something that most people don’t realize about artists. We may create something out of nothing… but that nothing had to come out of something.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Operation Heart

Starting today The Royal Studio & Gallery will be offering special photo shoots to those in the military and their families. This is designed to celebrate the love for one another before deployment and the joy of having them come home.

To schedule email us at You may choose to have your photo session before deployment, or after.

For before we will shoot on location or in studio, your preference, with the loved one serving in the military. Be sure to schedule this far enough out so you may receive your dvd of images before being deployed.

For a special coming home event we will travel to the airport where you will meet your loved one in the military. We will candidly capture the moments as you rejoice for you to remember for a lifetime.

Timing of each session varies and can be discussed during a consultation. You will receive a limited copyright release dvd of the best edited images. For an additional charge with military discount you may order prints, albums, gallery wraps, greeting cards, and so much more. Contact us today as we only have two spots each month available!

As we celebrate this Veteran's Day remember to thank those who have fought for us, and have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you Troops!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Here Comes Santa

Don't forget our holiday special! Any photoshoot scheduled between now and Christmas will receive 50 greeting cards of your choice FREE! Contact us today as space is filling up!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Now It's Even Easier to Find Us

On Facebook!

Tell your friends to type Voila!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sassy Glass!

Handfused glass for sale at The Royal Studio & Gallery!

This gorgeous glass comes in all colors and designs! From wall pieces to picture frames, votive holders to bowls, plates to nightlights, it's all here! Also accepting custom orders!

Check it out! The perfect gift for the holidays!

Christmas Greeting Cards!

Exclusively at The Royal Studio & Gallery are Bristol Themed greeting cards!

These cards are completely customizable! Add your own image and personal message!

We have 4x8" slim-line designs as well as 5x7" folded cards! All cards include envelopes!

We also have traditional designs for you to choose from!

Also, if you purchase a photography session you will get 50 greeting cards, FREE! Schedule today, spots are filling up quick! Contact us today at to reserve your fun holiday shoot!

*Designs and images are copyright of The Royal Studio & Gallery, 2009.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sister Site

After learning a little bit about what Google likes and doesn't like I've decided to get a sister site to make it easier to find me! It is under construction but it's up and already I'm on the first page of Google, sometimes two times!

Check it out when you get a chance! The Royal Studio & Gallery

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wedding - Carrie & Alex

Thank you for letting us capture your day! What a beautiful day it turned out to be! I hope you have an amazing time in the Bahamas. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Carrie's Bridal Session!

This was a fun shoot! We watched the radar all day hoping the rain would stay at bay and boy did we get lucky! We also got some great shots in her amazingly beautiful dress! Thanks Carrie, Mom, and Sis for a great day!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Liz Kohler Ceramics!

Liz Kohler is a an artist who specializes in Ceramic! Much of her artwork is best displayed on the wall. She also makes vases good for the tabletop or wall! Come check out her artwork on display at The Royal Studio and bring some home for your walls!

Dirty Hands Soap!

In an effort to spotlight regional artists we are searching for vendors to display and sell their artwork in the studio! One vendor is Dirty Hands Soap! It is handmade soap made of the finest ingredients! Come check them out, they smell so good they are making the studio fragrant. Love it

Cucumber Mint With Vitamin E!

Coconut Banana With Real Banana!

White Tea With Vitamin E!

Come check out all the different soaps we have to offer!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Couple Photo Shoot

This photo shoot was a lot of fun. We had a nervous one on our hands so what did we do to loosen him up? Why we took him to the pub down the street of course! What a way to start a fun evening! He did FANTASTIC in front of the camera! They were willing to do everything I asked of them and that came up with some great results. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dabbling in Graphic Design

The great thing about photography is you get to learn so many different things! Through the use of Photoshop I have learned to do some basic graphic designs! I create all my own brochures and ads! I also designed a billboard currently up right on State Street! I did not take the picture (credit to Benjamin Walls) but I did put it all together! If you are in the area check it out! If you want some minor work done, I can help and will be cheaper too!

Also, the website is;

Monday, August 24, 2009

Artists Wanted!

The Royal Studio & Gallery is looking for unique artists wanting to sell their work in a prime location! This would be a great opportunity for lots of exposure as we are right on State Street! Any mediums accepted!

Please contact for more information.

If you or someone you know might be interested just send us an email!

Thank You!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baby Callalisa

Such a beautiful and HAPPY little girl! It was a lot of fun capturing her cuteness!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Newly in demand this season are headshots! If you are looking for professional headshots look no further! You have a choice between formal or informal! Formal is in studio with white background and soft lighting, informal means we walk around downtown looking for fantastic natural backdrops. Contact us at for more information!

Examples of formal headshots;