Retro Graphics

The first logo for balance photo was designed in Microsoft Word on my mom’s computer in December 2000. I spent less than 30 minutes throwing something together. Back in those days, websites weren’t a big thing and we shot headshots on black and white film. Never...

Helping Get to Home

Pretty much every week, a different charity group emails our company and asks for help. We can’t be there for everyone, we wish we could. But sometimes, we pick a group and devote our efforts to their cause. Our friend Denise volunteers with the Howard County Cat...

All Wrapped Up

For those who know us well, you know we’re both fans of the plant-based diet. But what many don’t know is that I adopted this diet 21 years ago. Before cooking blogs, before faux cheese, before most veg cookbooks and way before Beyonce and Bill Clinton...

A year since…

May first will always be a meaningful day to Nathaniel and I. It’s the day last year when our greyhound, Lochrima, died. Though we had ten wonderful years with her, and she lived a long life – age 13 – it’s always too soon to say goodbye to...

With a Steady Heart

Lindsay Shields isn’t your everyday stylist. Sure, she’s mega talented and can make your make-up and hair look like you belong on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. She directs the Academy of Make-up in Cockeysville and also is an artist at the Maryland...

Celebrating 15 Years!

Back in 2000, when I had the idea to start my own “side business” doing headshots, it never occurred to me that the company would still be going strong in 15 years. I wasn’t even sure back then that the company would last for 15 months! It kept...

Ruff Times for the Summer

Summer means long days and long weekends – and traveling. We propose that you pack up your best friend for those trips this year. And now, with the Ruff Guide to the United States, there is no reason not to take your canine companion with you.  It’s...

Getting Back to the Future

Frequently we are asked by clients, friends and associates if we are using the “latest/hottest/newest” technology. We always laugh a little, at least to ourselves, because in the world of digital photography and computers in general, the freshest thing is...