Armed Forces Day 2017

Armed Forces Day 2017 May 20th O'MORE Franklin, TN

Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace–many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve. They are also evidence of a harsh but inescapable truth–that the survival of freedom requires great cost and commitment, and great personal sacrifice. – President John F. Kennedy, 1963

 

 

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Model: Katie Key https://www.facebook.com/katie.key.737 - On Armed Forces Day May 20th, we salute the bravery of those who defend our Nation's peace and security, Their service defends for Americans the freedom that all people deserve. Kenneth Purdom Photography https://www.kennethpurdom.com/

Real Estate Photography


Preparing Your Home for Real Estate Photography Photographs:

Before the photographer arrives, it's important that everything looks inviting comfortable and simple.

Please follow the easy steps to get your home ready for real estate photography.

Professional Real Estate Photography is an art form of selling. 

It makes the viewer feel safe, warm or sophisticated. In the competitive realm, it’s the hidden link that connects agents with viewers. 

Real estate photography sets the standard for what makes a house a home, and a property a place for creating special memories. There are thousands of homes, apartments, investment properties, and special venues listed for sale or rental every single day. 

You only get one chance to make a first impression's and your real estate photos may be the very first impressions that will be seen.

The following list of items is meant to help you have the best experience with selling your home.

Cloudy days are some of the best days for real estate photography.

Rainy days also provide an excellent opportunity for real estate photography. Right after a shower driveways walkways and patios look their best. 

 

Exterior Real Estate Photography:

  • Remove all cars from view of windows and driveways.
  • Please do not park cars directly in front of the home. We do not want your cars to be in view.
  • The cars will detract from the real estate photography. We want to all eyes on your home that is for sale.
  • Remove bicycles - boats - garbage cans - water hoses - alarm signs and also dead plants.
  • Sweep off patio decks and walkways.
  • Remove fallen limbs from the yard.
  • If you have patio cushions, please arrange them neatly on the patio furniture. If they are faded and worn it is best to go without the cushions.
  • Remove all grill covers.
  • Grills should be cleaned and ready for photos.

 

Interior Real Estate Photography:

 

  • All lights need to be turned on and all light bulbs working.
  • Curtains should be open.
  • A mini blind should be slightly opened and turn down for real estate photography.
  • Please remove all soap sponges drying racks dirty dishes and food off the countertops.
  • All garbage cans should be out of sight.
  • All towels should be removed from appliances.
  • Remove everything from exterior of the refrigerator doors and sides. For example calendars magnets and photos.
  • All pet items and pet foods should be out of sight.
  • Please plan to confine pets to a room.
  • Please attempt to hide all chords for your electronics as best as possible.
  • Clean mirrors and shower doors.
  • If you feel that the room is too dark, you may want to add a lamp to brighten the room up.
  • Please remove all small area rugs. If you have hardwood floors, it is best to show them off.
  • Remove all remote controls place in drawers or under pillows.
  • Please make sure Items that are under beds are not the scene from a distance.

Kenneth Purdom Photography
615-310-7171 Kenneth@kennethpurdom.com
https://www.kennethpurdom.com
 

Real Estate Photographer Columbia TN

Real Estate Photographer

Real estate photography in the Nashville, Tennessee area is a wonderful way to explore the country. 

Recently I had the opportunity to visit communities in the Middle Tennessee area south of Nashville, Tennessee for Real Estate photography opportunities.

Hohenwald, Tennessee and Linden, Tennessee 

I have been to communities like Hohenwald, Tennessee and Linden, Tennessee most recently.  http://hohenwaldtn.org/

These are communities that I have driven through many times but if not had the opportunity to get to know the community.

I wanted to follow up with you on the photography or your real estate projects and drone aerial video that you might need. 

 I will provide a couple of links that will take you to examples of our work and videos for drone aerial photography. 

I have grown fond of the Linden, Tennessee area because of the charm of the downtown and the people in the community welcome you with open arms.

I have gotten to know the business owners and a few of the residents in the community.

Commodore Hotel Linden, Tennessee 

Commodore Hotel is an amazing place to visit. I'm planning on doing a fashion photo shoot there in a few weeks, and the owners are in full support of the project. 

See more information on Commodore Hotel Linden Tennessee at the link.  

Commodore Hotel Linden TN www.commodorehotellindentn.com
The Commodore Hotel & Cafe is conveniently located between Nashville and Memphis and is the perfect blend of historic charm and modern comfort.

I also got to hang out at the Dimples Coffee shop with the owner and purchased some of her husband's fresh baked raisin bread.  Which was so delicious was not able to share it with my wife when I got home because I had consumed all of it.

Often when I'm visiting with a potential real estate agent or real estate offices and businesses in the area about professional photography. 

They will ask and fairly so what are the advantages of using a professional real estate photographer. 

So I'll take this time and list those advantages below.

Advantages of having a professional real estate photographer.

More Views

Using professional photos can draw more attention to your listings and result in more clicks by potential buyers. They found listings that utilized professional photos generated an average 139% increase in clicks compared to similar listings.

Sales Moore Faster

The Wall Street Journal published a graph to show that in the majority of price brackets, more homes sold that had photos from a professional camera compared to photos taken with a point-and-shoot. A professional camera can affect how a buyer looks at a listing. 

Time Saver

Taking photos takes time. A professional photographer will not only take the photos, but they will re-size them and send them to you over email or through their website. All you need to do is download the image files and upload to the MLS. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

I may be back in your community this week.

Edwardian Fashion Project

Edwardian Fashion Project - Early 19th Century Fashion


"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work". 
- Thomas Edison 




I recently had the opportunity and the honor to do a photoshoot with some friends of mine who are very talented.  They are working on a fashion project wearing early 19th-century  clothing for one year.

The project involves three people working as a team to reproduce from the early 19th-Century Fashion period called Edwardian era. The team working on the project is Daniel Alvarado - Interior Designer, Kat Gaume - Fashion Designer and Lacey Linck - Model.

The Edwardian era or Edwardian period is the period covering the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910. Fashion in European and European-influenced countries continued the long elegant lines of the 1890s.

We did the photoshoot in October.  The photo shoot we attempted to create a that represented the time in history that we were shooting. By utilizing Props and backgrounds, that would be associated with early eighteenth century. We even attempted to play music from YouTube that represented that to set the mood.

I hope you will take the time to listen to the interview that we recently did it's very informative and shows their commitment to the Edwardian Fashion project.

If you're looking for a way to be inspired for your next creative endeavor, take a few a few minutes and listen to the interview. 


Edwardian Fashion Project - Early 19th Century Fashion Interview

Interview Recording with Daniel Alvarado - Interior Designer, Kat Gaume - Fashion Designer and Lacey Linck - Model. 

Play Interview > https://fccdl.in/rbtuoT5g0

Edwardian Fashion Video


Edwardian Fashion Team

Daniel Alvarado - Interior Designer
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.alvarado.374549
Studied Interior Design at O'More College of Design

Kat Gaume - Fashion Designer
https://www.facebook.com/JapanCandys
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JapanCandys
Designer at Self-employed and works for Intern at Jed Phoenix of London
Studied Fashion Design at O'More College of Design

Lacey Linck - Model
https://www.facebook.com/llinck


Edwardian Era Resources

The Most Beautiful Women Of 1900s Edwardian Era
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBO0UElNEu0

Victorian realities - how did they use the toilet??!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUHeSTDv_24

The Crime of the Century
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2qVs0_ry_8

Here's How People Got Laid In The 1800s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zee0FQrIGoo

Help Portraits - Columbia, Tennessee

Help Portraits - Columbia, Tennessee with Parks and Recreation Department 




Wanted to let you know I'm doing Help-Portraits in Columbia, Tennessee with Parks and Recreation Department this Saturday and next Saturday.

We have an antebellum home set up for the portraits and could use a few volunteers for the event. We are expecting 20 families each day and could use a few volunteers to help make things go smoothly.


Help-Portraits - Columbia, Tennessee Dates

12/3/2016 Sat - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm 

12/10/2016 Sat - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Help-Portraits - Columbia, Tennessee Location

Woodland Park/Rainey House - Columbia Parks and Recreation
821 W 9th St, Columbia, TN 38401

Video from Help-Portraits Event




About Help-Portrait

Help-Portrait mission is to empower photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their skills, tools and expertise to give back to their local community.

Each December, photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists all around the world will find people in need, take their picture, print their picture and then deliver it—free of charge.

Help-Portrait is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits aren’t for a portfolio, website, or sale. It’s about giving people who otherwise couldn’t afford photography, a chance to capture a moment, a memoryand a whole lot more.

If you're looking for a way to get involved in the Help-Portrait project in Columbia, TN please contact me at 615-310-7171 or Kenneth@KennethPurdom.com.

Franklin, TN Photoshoot

Arin Phillips Franklin, TN Photoshoot

Arin Phillips Franklin, TN Photoshoot

Franklin, TN is a great place to create art and business. 

It’s just a city filled with a lot of spirit and cool locations. 

Downtown Franklin, TN is full of life and culture. When you’re in town, make sure to hit up one of my favorite coffee joints. 

Arin is a photographer who recently turned model. She's in the process of updating her portfolio.

So we made some time for a warm-weather photoshoot in downtown Franklin on a very nice day.

It can be stressful shooting a photographer who has turned into a model. They know when you are trying to figure out things on the camera.

Arin brought lots of creative ideas to the photoshoot. But also allowed me to run with the ideas and shoot some of my favorite locations in downtown Franklin, TN. 

Arin Phillips Franklin, TN Photoshoot Video



Coffee Franklin, TN


My favorite coffee joints in Franklin, TN

Frothy Monkey  
125 5th Ave S, Franklin, TN 37064
http://frothymonkey.com

Honest Coffee Roasters  
The Factory At Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd #11a, Franklin, TN 37064
https://www.honest.coffee


Kenneth Purdom 
Photography & Video
615-310-7171
Kenneth@kennethpurdom.com

Fashion Model Resource Center

Fashion Model Resource Center for Photoshoots

What's Inside a Model's Bag? 

Video by 

Simply Cande

4 Photo Shoot Tips for Models | Modeling

Trudi Tapscott Model Management

www.truditapscott.com

What parents need to know · what aspiring models need to know · why it's free and how it really works - the truth · it's all about the girls · age matters.

Britt B

www.brittbergmeister.com

Model

Model Packing List Ideas

Water

Snacks

Rain Gear

All the necessary apparel, shoes and accessories for your outfits, unless otherwise told or worked out with your photographer (photographers may also bring things for their models, just make sure you've worked this out with your model so they are aware!).

Hair products & accessories

Makeup

Even if your shoot involves an MUA, you may want to pack the following:

- Your complete makeup kit along with a mirror

- Makeup remover

- Moisturizer/lotions

- Cotton balls and swabs

- Lip balm

- Vaseline

- A good skin cleanser

- Several different shades of lip color (be sure to bring some solid colors)

- Towels/washcloths, toiletries, etc

Shoes

Bring only the essential number of shoes:

2 shoes for work, (x1 black strappy heel and x1 gold/nude strappy heel is popular)

1 pair of exercise/walking shoes

Boots and high heel boots welcomed

Bras

Both nude & black removable strap bras, as well as anything else that you may need for your predetermined outfits with your photographer

Tube top or tank top- in white, nude, black

Robes

For use when putting on clothes/changing.

Underwear/slips

Natural colors and styles that minimize lines under clothing

Hose/nylons/leggings/tights - an assortment of colors and styles

Wardrobe - whatever you would like to have a photo. Along with each outfit, bring accessories which will accent or match the outfit.

Accessories

- Jewelry (Assortment of necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets and bangles, etc)

- Hats

- Men's shirts

- Jackets

- Scarves

- Props

Nails

Remember that in photographs, the viewers eyes will move to vivid colors first, especially red. So, take this into account as to whether you want people viewing your hands or your face.

- Nail polish with neutral color

- Remover kit for nail polish

A nice manicure will really enhance your model photos, especially images where your hand is near your face in close-ups so pay particular attention to your nails. This should pretty much cover you for most photo shoots.

Being well prepared for you photo session can make the difference between average and fabulous photos.

Mindset

Have some ideas for the shoot to work with.

Have fun! We’re going to make you look great and you’ll have a great time

Relax

Sleep - go to bed and get lots of rest to week of the photo shoot.

I am easy to get along with. Plus, I can help you with posing, so there’s no pressure on you.

No Rushing

Pack two days for the shoot.

No Major Changes

Do not get a new hair cut before the shoot.

Arrival

Arrive early for the appointment. Showing up late means you lose camera time.

Give yourself plenty of time to find your way to the shoot location.  

Plan for a traffic problem

. Having a buffer in case you get lost will save you some stress.

Shoot start time be 100% ready.

Modeling Advice: How do I pick a Modeling 

Photo Shoot Packing List for Models and Photographers

Packing List for a Fashion Shoot

Model Packing

Feel free to modify for your personal needs.

Need to bring - water - food - rain gear also coats and blankets so you wrap up when not shooting.

You will be responsible for bringing all the necessary apparel, shoes and accessories for your outfits, unless otherwise told or worked out with your photographer (photographers may also bring things for their models, just make sure you've worked this out with your model so they are aware!).

Hair Products & Accessories

Remember, there may not be electricity!! We are working on getting a generator but in case we do not have one, you may want to plan to come hair ready!

Makeup

Even if your shoot involves a MUA, you may want to pack the following:

- Your complete makeup kit along with a mirror

- Makeup remover

- Moisturizer/lotions

- Cotton balls and swabs

- Lip balm

- Vaseline

- A good skin cleanser

- Several different shades of lip color (be sure to bring some solid colors)

- Towels/washcloths, toiletries, etc

Shoes

Bring only the essential number of shoes:

2 shoes for work, (x1 black strappy heel and x1 gold/nude strappy heel is popular)

1 pair of exercise/walking shoes

Boots and high heel boots welcomed

Bras - both nude & black removable strap bras, as well as anything else that you may need for your predetermined outfits with your photographer

Tube top / tank top- in white, nude, black

Robes - in silk/satin (for use when putting on clothes/changing). We are working on setting up private changing areas for models as well.

Underwear/slips - Natural colours and styles that minimize lines under clothing

Hose/nylons/leggings/tights - an assortment of colors and styles

Wardrobe - whatever you would like to have for a photo. Along with each outfit, bring accessories which will accent or match the outfit.

Accessories

- Jewelry (Assortment of necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets / bangles, etc)

- Hats

- Men's shirts

- Jackets

- Scarves

- Props

Nails

A quick tip about nails. Remember that in photographs, the viewers eyes will move to vivid colors first, especially red. So, take this into account as to whether you want people viewing your hands or your face.

- Nail polish with neutral color

- Remover kit for nail polish

A nice manicure will really enhance your model photos, especially images where your hand is near your face in close-ups so pay particular attention to your nails. This should pretty much cover you for most photo shoots.

Makeup/hair

Should align to the vision you are trying to achieve with your photos. If you have a MUA, 

bring pictures to share your ideas. Please come foundation ready unless otherwise told.

Mindset

Have some ideas for the shoot to work with.

Have fun! We’re going to make you look great and you’ll have a great time.

Relax - Sleep - go to bed and get lots of rest to week of the photo shoot.

I am easy to get along with. Plus, I can help you with posing, so there’s no pressure on you.

Pack two days for the shoot. No rushing.

No Major Changes - Do not get a new hair cut before the shoot.

Arrival

Arrive early the appointment. Showing up late means you lose camera time.

Give yourself plenty of time to find your way to the shoot location. Plan for a traffic problem. Having a buffer in case you get lost will save you some stress.

Shoot start time - be 100% ready.

Style

You’re unique and beautiful. Be yourself in how you dress.

Be fashionable. Wear clothing that’s stylish and put a lot of thought into your choices.

Props

They’re great! Bring props that help show who you are. Some popular choices are:

Sports equipment (soccer ball, basketball, softball bat, etc.)

Sports uniforms

Musical instruments

Activity related items (dance, art, school clubs, etc.)

Glasses

Most lenses have a glare. The safest option is to check with your eye doctor and ask if they’ll loan you a similar pair without lenses.

Tanning

Tan lines are a distraction and take away from your photos. We suggest you use a tanning bed and varied swimsuit tops to minimize any existing tan lines. If you choose to tan outside or in a tanning bed, don’t overdo it. We don’t want you looking orange and leathery.

Guidelines for everyone...

Please be...Nice, helpful and flexible. 

Photographers Photo Shoot Packing List

Kenneth Purdom personal list. Feel free to modify for your personal needs.

Cameras

Lenses

Lights

Camera batteries

Battery chargers

External flash and batteries

Memory cards

iPhone or

smart phone

plus charger with

iphone tripod

USB external battery pack

Plug adapters

Tools

Tape

Water

Snack

Rain Gear

Business Card

Shoot book with idea's

Model Release

Wavers

Power cords

Clothing Stand

Morrow

Trap

Blower

Pen

Note Pad

Contact list

Address of the location

Laptop and power cord

Allen Key Set

Tape measure

Pocket Knife

Black Gaffers tape

AA batteries

Flashlight

Silk/microfiber cloth to clean lenses

Sharpie

Grip-gloves (for hot-lighs and cold weather)

Clothes pins/small A-clamps/bull-nose clips

2-3 plastic trash bags

White/Gray gray card

Small level

Lint roller

Velcro cable-ties

Ziplock Bags

iPhone Apps:

Google Earth & Google Maps

Sun Seeker

Chair for me.

Stool

Reflectors

Whiteboard

Water and refreshments for others at the photo shoot.

Wardrobe rack

Props

Egyptian chair

Tall back chairs

Chiffon

Netting

Back-up jewelry

Wardrobe

Changing tent

Black convertible

Everyone's cell phone numbers.

Workshops

Calling All Photographers, Makeup Artists and Models


Are you ready to take your skills to the “next level? 

Two Workshops leaders Jordanne Calvin and Vic Maverick Vergara will help you learn and grow your understanding of what it take to have a successful fashion shoot. 

The entire day is designed with one thing in mind: helping you go to the next level. They will be helping you with ideas, and techniques to help you make the kind of images you’ve always dreamed of.

Your Day:

12:30 - 1:00 PM Check in

1:00 - 2:00 PM 
Lunch and Workshop with Jordanne Calvin TOPIC: "Mind of a Model" 

2:00 - 3:00 PM 
Workshop with Vic Maverick Vergara TOPIC: "Think Like an Artist" 

4:00 to 8:00 PM Fashion Shoot








Workshop Speakers 

Jordanne Calvin
Jordanne found her true passion of singing, acting, and modeling at an early age in junior high. Studying the art of gymnastics since she was eleven under 1996 Olympic head coach Mary Lee Tracy of Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, gave Jordanne the ability to be in front of large crowds while performing floor exercise, which gave her her true passion of acting.   

Jordanne was a contract model for New View Management Group where her promotional modeling opportunities included print, television, voice and runway with a specialty in scene study, improvisation, and commercial work. 

Calvin attended Belmont University from 2012 – 2015, graduating with a B.B.A. in Music Business and a B.S. in Audio Engineering and an outstanding achievement award. 

Nashville, TN is where Jordanne was able to get into extra work to start her acting career and appeared as a cheerleader for an untitled pilot project, in two episodes of the TV show Nashville, and as a stair runner for District 13 for The Hunger Games: MockingJay - Part 1 (2014). She had her first supporting role as head cheerleader in The Girl From Here Trailer for the Sundance Film Festival (2014).

While in New York, Jordanne had the opportunity to be a brand ambassador for a community outreach program in New York (2014), for 50 shades of Sexy (2014), and for One Piece Social Currency (2014)

Lastly, Calvin appeared in the music video Old School Music Remix (2014) for an independent artist, and modeled for Zinniasyl.com’s (2014) online clothing website.

Since graduating from Belmont University, Calvin filmed a commercial with Brad Paisley for Kingsford Charcoal airing in Walmart stores (2015) and was the brand ambassador for Springer Mountain Farms based out of Nashville, TN (2015). 

Jordanne took the supporting roles in Fearsville (2015) and Gala (2015), and will appear in the upcoming films Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016), Barbershop 3: The Final Cut (2016), and The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 (2016). Jordanne will also appear in the television game show Separation Anxiety (2016), the television series’ “Nashville” (2016) and “Still the King” (2016), and Netflix’s Master of None: Episode 5, Nashville (2016). 

Calvin has been published with four spreads in the magazine: My Belleza’s May Issue, walked in the fashion show Laura’s Angels in Candyland – Laura Kirkpatrick’s (America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13 Runner-up) Charity Fashion Show (2016), and modeled and danced in music videos for Cedrice, Cody Reid, and Bob Fuqua.

Jordanne is under contract at Wings Model Management in Cincinnati, Ohio where she accepts print, television, billboards, point of purchase, catalog, stage, screen, radio, and voice-overs. 

Topics I will be covering...
 Introducing Facial Expressions
 "One Pose and Go" - Constant Movement Modeling
 Modeling to your outfit
 Confidence in front of the camera
 Group vs. Individual Modeling
 Intend to show how one slight movement in facial expression or body movement can change the outcome or look of the picture...


Vic Vergara
               
I am Vic Vergara and I have had a camera in my hand since way before digital cameras even existed. I worked in the modeling industry as a test shooter for various modeling agencies across the southeast for many years. 

I am currently the director of photography for the Alabama Fashion Alliance as well as active in the modeling and fashion industry as a photographer for modeling portfolios and fashion shows.

My philosophy is simple, live in each moment and capture it in a millisecond, easy right? I shoot mostly fashion and editorial, it is my passion. My personal style has often been noted for my ability to capture the connection to the subject. This is achieved by, as a photographer, making a connection with the model, getting them comfortable to trust my vision and directing them with setting the story. As in life itself, capturing the moment with all the understanding
of the emotion needing to be conveyed is key. 

My mentoring style is very loose and open and while I may teach you a thing or two about technique, it’s more about opening your mind to the possibilities of what you can create. I hope you can come join me in this workshop whether you are a new or seasoned photography veteran. If you are a model this is the workshop for you as well as a large part of it will be covering the model understanding some of the basics of a shoot and different direction styles. 

So photographers, models, hair stylists, makeup artists, designers, and anyone else involved in the shooting process should hopefully come away with something as well as good time. I hope to see you there!

Some of the topics I will be covering at the workshop are...
 Communicating with the model.
 True collaboration with models.
 Understanding light and coaching models to understand the light.
 Narrowing the vision of your shoot at the shoot.
 Shooting on the fly.
 Understanding lens choice.

And of course, because a few of you have asked I will be covering…

 The Jump Shot



Frequently asked questions about the workshop.

Will there be a vegetarian option for lunch?

Yes, We will help menu options for vegetarians.

Why is the workshop on a Sunday?

The workshop is on a Sunday because the venue is available and for outside photography, the downtown location will be free of cars and pedestrians Sunday afternoon as we do the outdoor photo shoot on the Columbia Tennessee downtown square.

Can I bring a guest?

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring a guest, but all guests will 
need to purchase a ticket to cover costs.

What is included in the ticket?

Lunch and beverages, workshops,  venue facility and shooting location permanents.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in taking their photography skills to the next level -Models, Photographers and  makeup artist.

Will there be makeup artist on hand at the event?

No special arrangements have been made to have makeup artist available for the event. At most of our events we have an reasonable number of makeup artist. If you have a special need for a makeup artist, please let us know and we can make arrangements to meet your needs.

What is the parking like?

Parking in downtown Columbia, TN is free. Parking is very accessible to the venue.

Is the venue handicap accessible?

Yes, the venue is handicap accessible.

Can I pay at the door?

Unfortunately, this is not an option for this event. 

What are the accommodations for the event like?

Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant event venue in Columbia, Tennessee has everything we need for a successful workshop and photo shoot.

What should I bring?

Bring it anything and everything that you would need for a successful photo shoot.

Can guest of attendees come to the workshop for free or at a reduced price? For example parents and spouses.

This is a good question and thanks for asking. 

At this time for this event, we are not in the position to offer free or discounted tickets. We have decided to equally spread the cost across all participants. To help cover venue rental, lunch and location fees for the workshop and fashion shoot. 

This will allow us to keep the cost of the event lower. If you choose to drop off your attendee the for the workshop the area offer a wide variety of shopping eating and entertainment options.

The workshop is about 30 miles south of the Cool Springs Galleria Mall.

About 15 miles south of Springhill TN shopping district which features Target, Starbucks and more. Columbia also has a wide variety of thing to do including Starbucks and movie theater.












Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your needs. Feel free to bookmark the resource page for your convenience.  Let me know if you have any questions.

TinyPNG - TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReFbSvkTtBo - video - https://tinypng.com - tool

FASHIONABLE  - Leather Totes, Wallets, Jewelry + Scarves - beautiful products by women who have overcome.
https://livefashionable.com

Beyond Vogue Boutique  - Affordable clothing and accessories sourced in the most fashionable cities for the fashion-obsessed. All orders FREE SHIPPING!

www.beyond-vogue.com

Guzialia Reed - Jewelry designer who cannot live a day without creating something beautiful and unique. Every jewelry piece is exclusive. http://www.guzialiareed.com - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LiaReed

Lace and Company - is a full-service Bridal and Formal Wear Boutique located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Tennessee.

http://www.laceandcobridal.com - https://www.facebook.com/laceandcompanycolumbia

The White Room - Bridal and formalwear boutique with locations in Lebanon, TN 

http://thewhiteroom.us

Heylee B. - Trendy women's fashion | clothing & accessories .

In Historic Downtown Franklin, TN. Heylee can take care of make-up for your event also.
http://heyleeb.com

Make-up - Mary The Image Coach. Makeup Artist, Airbrush Makeup Artist, Image Consultant, Pageant Coach & Model Coach.
https://www.facebook.com/marytheimagecoach

Johnathan Kayne - Dresses and gowns for your events.  

www.johnathankayne.com

Pinterest - Moodboards. 

https://www.pinterest.com/kennethpurdom

CopyCats Print Services - Brochures · Business Cards · Flyers · Canvas Prints · Columbia, TN 

http://www.tncopycats.com

Google Drive - Access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive.

https://www.google.com/drive

Ginger - Spelling and grammar check.

www.gingersoftware.com/grammarcheck

Grammarly - Writing-enhancement platform.

https://www.grammarly.com 

Hemingway - Makes your writing bold and clear.

http://www.hemingwayapp.com

Thesaurus - Resource for language success, Dictionary.com is committed to accelerating the discovery and mastery of English in all its forms.

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Kenneth Purdom Photography Columbia, TN
wedding photography, portrait photography, senior photography, fine art  photography, fashion  photography

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits Booking

Booking your Senior Portrait Session date is simple. Phone call or text 615-310-7171

Senior Portraits Idea's

Editorial - It is generally edgy and showcases a current style or trend.

Fashion - Fashion modeling is done to promote clothing or accessories

Lifestyle - Portrays a distinctive part of life.

Hobbie - Are taken with your hobby in mind. Guitar, football or dance.

Sports - Can be action or stills like baseball, volleyball or swimming.

Senior Portraits Tips

Mindset - Have some ideas for the shoot to work with. Have fun! We’re going to make you look great and you’ll have a great time.

Relax and Sleep - Get lots of rest the week of the photo shoot. I am easy to get along with. Plus, I will help you with your modeling, so there’s no pressure on you.

Pack two days before the shoot. No rushing. No Major Changes - Do not get a new haircut before the shoot. Arrival - Arrive early the appointment. Showing up late means you lose camera time.

Outfit changes are available during your senior photography session. We encourage you to show your personal style with a casual outfit and something a bit more formal to add variety to your session. We have put together some basic tips to help you prepare for your photography session.

Booking your Senior Portrait Session call or text 615-310-7171

 

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography Thoughts

I love to bring out your inner beauty and work hard to ensure that the lighting, location, and poses complement you for your wedding day. I always combine elegance, fashion, and tradition in many ways to ensure you'll fall in love with your wedding images.

You are putting your personal touch on every detail of the day. Those personal touches should never be overlooked and should always be captured.

Wedding Photography View

As your wedding photographer, I will make sure the details are captured for you to enjoy long after the wedding. Your wedding photos are very special they will bring back those joyful memories of your wonderful wedding day for a lifetime. I look forward to serving you on your very special wedding day.

Let me know if you would like free information on Wedding Photography by Kenneth Purdom.

Request wedding information at kenneth@kennethpurdom.com

 

Wedding Cost is High

Wedding Study

The yearly Real Weddings Study, finds wedding cost are high. 

While there's a lot of fascinating measurements, for example, how 83% of couples utilized a cell phone as a part of arranging their wedding, the marquee detail is expense, and for as long as five years that number has crawled upwards to a fresh new record that is crazy when you contrast it with the normal wedding in Europe. 

$32,641. 

That is simply insane talk. No, I don't believe it's insane to burn through $32k on a wedding, yet I believe

it's frenzy that a number that high is the national normal. Americans are spending almost 2/3rds of their middle family unit pay on a gathering (with a normal of 139 visitors, as you may already know). 

Why have a wedding when you could purchase a pontoon? 

 

Europeans Wedding

Europeans appear to have it made sense of. They spend a normal of $5495 on their weddings. It's hard to believe, but it's true, the normal American wedding costs six times that of their European partner. Of course, everything's greater in America. However, there's all the more going ahead here. I accuse the Disney Princess society where young ladies are urged to imagine their fantasy wedding from the minute they can walk. 

CNBC points the finger at Pinterest. It's presumably both of those things, alongside a society that ordinarily sees individual obligation as an adequate a way of life and makes a less than impressive display with regards to of instructing our kids about get ready for their prospects. Sixty percent of those same thrifty Europeans surveyed said they would rather binge spend on their new house rather than an involved wedding. 

Wedding Photographer Thoughts

As a wedding photographer, I am really a part of the $60 billion a year American wedding industry, and even I concur, as a society, we have to reconsider weddings. Also, this goes past the regular protestations against couples that don't flicker at $5,000 in blossoms, however, need a rebate on their $2,000 wedding photography. It begins with this bit of counsel we provide for each customer: "Don't do anything for doing it." 

It's your wedding. Not anybody else's. You could go to the courthouse for $50 and accomplish the same finished result. At last, a wedding is only a gathering to praise your relationship. Don't over-think it. Keep things straightforward and both you and your visitors will have a superior ordeal. 

"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul." And, "By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich." -- Democritus, pre-Socratic philosopher (circa 460 B.C. to circa 370 B.C.)

Wedding Saving Ideas

1. Take after the Rule of Three 

Pick the three components of your wedding that are most imperative to you (perhaps you're wedding dress, food provider and band, for instance), then distribute somewhat additional cash for them. Next, pick three things that fall low on your need list (like cloths, blossoms and solicitations), and spending plan likewise. 

2. Trim the Guest List 

We know it's intense, yet one of the speediest and best approaches to bring down your wedding expense is to pare down the invitees. Consider it along these lines: At $100 a head, taking 10 visitors off the visitor list spares $1,000! Likewise, consider the span of your wedding party: Gifts, hair and cosmetics are less expensive for a few than for 10. 

In case you're experiencing difficulty choosing who to cut, set yourself some guidelines and stick to them. To help you begin, consider crossing out any potential visitors that you've never addressed, met or knew about, or that are under 12 years of age. Anybody whose sleep time happens before 9 p.m. will miss the cake cutting in any case, and unquestionably won't be insulted on the off chance that they're forgotten. Just welcome companions' noteworthy others if the couple being referred to has been dating for over a year or are as of now living respectively. Else, it's alright to say no to in addition to ones. 

3. Go on Pricey Details 

Breathtaking points of interest on things that you're apathetic regarding spike costs without adding any enjoyable to your day (do you truly require an ice figure?). Free yourself of the weight to update and rather settle on genuine decisions in light of what you need. When in doubt, before you sign an agreement, look through the organized rundown of what you're purchasing and, ask yourself, "Will anybody notice on the off chance that we don't do this?" 

4. Consider Printing Costs 

Counting two shades of ink on your wedding welcome may coordinate your shading plan, yet, believe us, it'll add altogether to printing costs. Points of interest that are fun in principle, yet are really superfluous and super costly as a general rule (for instance, square welcomes require additional postage), may need to get the boot. 

5. Rent a Smaller Ride 

Town Cars will carry your wedding party to the gathering as well as a stretch limousine. 

6. Swap Out Flowers 

Blooms are known not a costly wedding point of interest. To diminish botanical expenses, pick wedding blossoms that are in season and pick privately developed blossoms as opposed to sprouts that should be flown in from far away. For instance, you can trade Black Magic roses for all the more sensibly estimated, profoundly shaded dahlias in every one of your bundles and table courses of action, you can spare a couple of dollars a stem. 

7. Disentangle Your Menu 

Diminish the quantity of general supper courses (making three fantastic courses costs not as much as serving five individual courses) and keep your menu basic. Much the same as with florals, stay with the nearby, regularly fixings—and don't try too hard. 

8. Save the Good Stuff for Later 

Have the cooks draw out the extravagant Dom Perignon for the main toast, however then change to a less costly shining wine for whatever is left of the night. Nobody will ever see the jug or know the distinction—air pockets are air pockets! 

9. Pare Down the Cake Extras 

Request a little, lovely cake that is precisely what you need, yet have a few sheet cakes of the same flavor good to go to cut for your visitors. Avoid levels, carefully assembled sugar blossoms or unique formed shapes. To redo and mix it up, take a stab at having your cook sprinkle every plate with a seasoned sauce (triple berry, dull chocolate or salted caramel, anybody?).
At last, pick buttercream over fondant: it's so much more delectable and a great deal less costly.

Wedding Cost Who Pays

So who pays for the wedding? 

Here’s a look at who pays for the wedding according to a Wedding study. Throughout time, the lady of the hour's family was in charge of paying for the wedding (a tradition initially associated with the obsolete custom of a share). 

Since the custom is superfluous, there's truly no tenet that expresses the lady of the hour's family ought to be responsible for the expense. Much of the time, the convention lives on (you know, for custom's purpose), yet couples and their families now split expenses in various ways, as per our 2015 Real Wedding Study. 

Wedding Spending Plan

Here's a look at who contributed what to the wedding spending plan. The lady of the hour contributes 44 percent of the general wedding spending plan; the bride and groom, contribute 43 percent, and the man of the hour folks contribute 12 percent. 

Twelve percent of couples pay for the wedding completely themselves, and 9 percent don't contribute any accounts to the wedding spending plan. In case you're anticipating isolating and overcoming wedding costs, we can help you. 

Begin making your customized wedding spending plan right here. 

“A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.” ― William Feather

Volleyball Photography Kenneth Purdom

Volleyball Photography by Kenneth Purdom

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People June 11, 2016 Beach Volleyball

June 11, 2016 Beach Volleyball

Gulf Coast Region Volleyball May 7 - 8, 2016 Photos

Gulf Coast Region Volleyball April 30, 2016 Photos

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