Thursday, January 29, 2009

model session with Exposure.Detroit

This is the second time I've worked with Brittany. She is wonderful and I can't wait to work together on another project in March. I didn't take many shots, I watched, helped and sort of organized the other photographers from our Flickr group Exposure.Detroit who were using the studio. It was a great time and I enjoyed viewing the other photographers images. Here are a few for you to enjoy!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

staying connceted

Here are just a few ways you can stay connected to Jamie Fodale Photography.

My Space



Model Mayhem

Of course the web site (not finished yet)

and by phone 586-855-6549

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lucky girl

My husband went to elementary school with Nicole and played football in high school with Brandyn. Needless to say they have been life long friends of ours. Brandyn and Nicole get each other. They are always smiling and catching a private moment in a room full of people. We were so excited when they were married last year and even more excited to find out they were expecting a new baby. This is going to be the fourth girl welcomed into this blended family! Sorry Brandyn, looks like your turn for the bathroom will be never. Congratulations! I can't wait to photograph this lucky little girl.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Interesting Article called The Photographic Eye

Check it out!

It's an article about how our eye sees vs the camera. I'm a geek and love science so it's right up my alley.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

No matter who you voted for, today we will witness history. Tony and I are both history buffs and try to take the opportunity of watching it if possible. You don't always have the advantage of knowing you are watching it as it happens. I write this as the History Channel is on in the background giving an over view of JFK's presidency.
We watched the Inauguration Celebration on HBO. It was fun to watch with a variety of musicians, speakers and actors. The energy was incredible and I imagine today will be no different. Obama is an eloquent speaker and I'm excited to hear what he has to say and watch him speak.
Washington DC is an amazing place. My parents took us there several times while I was a child and the last time I went was in high school with my honors history class. There are so many interesting places to visit rich in history and information. The museums, monuments, the White House, the Mint, the Mall, the train station, the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian's, the zoo, Mt. Vernon and the FBI tour were eye opening. I could go on and on. It left quite an impression on me as a child and again as a teenager. There's a line in the movie of Good Will Hunting. Robin Williams is speaking with Matt Damon who has a gift for math. He said something like, I bet you can give me every detail of the Sistine Chapel, and Michelangelo's life, but you can't describe the smell as you walk in or the feeling as you're looking up at the beautiful ceiling. That's how I've always felt about Washington DC and I've always wanted to go back. It will be a great place to plan a family vacation for us in the next few years. Tony has never been there and he would truly enjoy it. If you ever have to opportunity, take it! Plan ahead because there are so many things to see. Even if you have some sort of itinerary, it would be difficult to see everything you would like to.
Enjoy your day enriched with history. Plan a trip to a local museum with your children. They will really love and remember it for a long time to come.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Flickr and EXPOSURE.Detroit

I am part of a wonderful group on Flickr called EXPOSURE.Detroit. It is a group of photographers that range from amature to pro who get together for photo safaris, gallery openings and educational meetings. The group shares their knowledge and compairs images taken on the same day at the same place. It's amazing how many creative angles you can photograph the very same subject from and it is eye opening to see how another photographer interrupted something you walked past. I just joined this group about a year ago and have met some amazing people. I recently hosted a small group of photographers at my studio to talk about and use studio lighting. (You will be seeing these images shortly.)

Here is a News link to a new gallery I am part of because of EXPOSURE.Detroit. It's an honor and a great cause. The image above is the one I have hanging on the walls on Garden City Hospital. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and check out the images from this talented local group. Join and maybe your art could be hanging on the walls next!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Once the maid of honor, Once the photographer

Tina and I have been friends for more years than I'm going to count. When she asked me to photograph her wedding, I of course said no...SEVERAL times. As it is well documented here I become a nervous wreck, obsessively search the internet, and freak out on my family. Not just the night before the wedding, not the week before - from the date I agree to photograph a wedding until the actual wedding ceremony is over. So this was about a 7 month freak out and I feel like I was tricked into it. Ok, not really, but Tina is awfully persuasive. She and Michael have both been married before. I was actually the maid of honor at Tina's first wedding (hence the title). She told me it was no big deal, it was very laid back, second weddings for both of them, yadda yadda. NO BIG DEAL? This freakin' wedding was at The Townsend! Is she out of her mind? She need real wedding photographers that is why I invited Greg and Jen from Croft and Campbell Photography to help me out. Oh I felt so much better once they were on board. I don't think my family was afraid of me the week before the wedding. That is a good sign. See I only go crazy because I take my work seriously and I only want the best for my clients. I love to photograph weddings, I just don't want to be THE ONE in charge;)

Now for the details of the wedding...
the dress - GORGEOUS
the location - to die for. I mean come on The Townsend in Birmingham?
the time - New Years Eve - crazy fun!
the cake - so delicious I wanted to steal the guy's next to me!
the ceremony - romantic
the mood - PARTY all night long!
Oh and by the way the bride was breath taking. The groom couldn't keep his eyes off of her. Neither could anyone else in the room.

I couldn't be happier for you. You can see and feel how in love with each other you really are. It's magical and contagious. Congratulations! It was quite an honner and a little too much fun! (It took an entire day to recooperate.)

I love you! May you enjoy peace, love and happiness for many years to come.

Thank you!

Anthony's Kindergarten teacher has been on maternity leave most of the year. Mrs. A has been his "substitute" teacher. She has done such a wonderful job. The beginning of the year was tough for Anthony and she made a BIG difference. Today is her last day in his classroom and we are really going to miss her.
Because I am so thankful for the care, guidance and fun she's given to Anthony this year I had to photograph her family. Aren't her men cute? Look at that red hair! LOVE IT! It seems so insufficient for all that you've done for our family, however all I can think to say is thank you.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Scrapbooking Rescheduled

I'm so sorry this is so last minute. Our host has to have a medical procedure and needs to reschedule us. I thought a weekend might be a bit easier for everyone so we choose January 24, 2009 at noon. We will meet at the studio and everyone who RSVP's and has had a session with Jamie Fodale Photography will receive a gift. If you would like to attend, email me or leave a comment. Once again I am sorry for the short notice and I hope you will find this date convenient. It will be lots of fun and there will be plenty of goodies!


I love my friends, family and love. I love this YouTube video a dear friend sent me. I hope you enjoy the 5 minutes of peace, love, happiness and life in this short video. Click Here