April’s Photo Safari: A Few Pics From My Trip To Philly

The BF and I took our first road trip together Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Our trip started with breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Frederick, Maryland. Our server was awesome and our breakfast was delicious. After breakfast we hopped on the road to Philly to do our own comparison of the two most popular cheesesteak venues in Philly; Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks. Click here to find out who we thought won this food challenge hand’s down. Philly is a beautiful city with much to look Continue reading →

Bella Events is hiring photographers nationwide

I received the following email today from Bella Pictures and thought many you might be interested in this opportunity to add more images to your portfolio, along with additional pocket change. Good luck if you decide to apply. Dear April,Great news! Bella Pictures has launched a new sister company Bella Events!Bella Events is a nationwide company specializing in on-location photography that transforms a memorable day into a lifetime of beautiful memories. Bella Events is the new sister company to Bella Pictures, the award winning wedding Continue reading →

Pictures of My Impromptu visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

I’ve seen several images on the internet of the memorial dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , however I’ve never had the chance to see the statue in person. Last night I got that chance with an  impromptu trip to Washington, D.C. (Saturday, February 19, 2012). Technology in regards to camera phones is amazing to me. I took the following images at night with my HTC Evo Shift camera phone. I definitely plan to go back to the memorial when it is light out to be Continue reading →

Press Release: Rockville's 13th Annual Bridal Expo Features Wedding Day Services

Rockville’s 13th Annual Bridal Expo Features Wedding Day Services ROCKVILLE, Md., January 10, 2012 – Rockville’s picturesque Glenview Mansion is hosting the 13th annual Bridal Expo on Sunday, Jan. 29, offering anyone planning a wedding or other special occasion a chance to browse and sample the many services that go into making a memorable event. The Bridal Expo will be held noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive. The expo will feature more than 30 vendors Continue reading →

Video(s) that all females young and old should see [videos]

The Killing Us  Softly series is a reality. Below is the Killing Us Softly 4 video (broken into two parts) regarding Advertising’s Images of Women. The video features Jean Kilbourne that has tirelessly been working for decades to show women (young and old) the “distorted and destructive ideals of femininity”.

A few images from my photo shoots with Def Jam Poetry Poet Lamont Carey [video]

One of my good friends and favorite photography subjects is entrepreneur and Def Jam Poetry Poet Lamont Carey. Lamont is willing to go the extra mile to get the shot. Below are a few images from photo shoots that I have had with Lamont over the years.   Pictures of Lamont Carey http://www.lamontspov.tk/ Video footage I capture of Lamont Carey at A Good Book in Baltimore, Maryland For more information about Lamont Carey, please visit http://www.lacareyentertainment.com or http://www.lamontspov.tk. To view more images by me, please visit www.AprilSimsPhotography.com.

Free Webinar – Sandy Puc' Marketing in the Slow Season on Dec. 8

Every year is the same. The holiday season ends, and studio sales go in a slump. Sandy Puc’ reveals her special promotions and strategies for marketing in the slow season. Sandy “Sam” Puc’, owner of Sandy Puc’ Portrait Design in Littleton, Colorado, is known for her passion, energy and great enthusiasm for her art. She is a nationally acclaimed photographer and businesswoman who shares her wisdom and techniques with photographers at all stages of their careers by traveling and lecturing nationally and internationally at seminars Continue reading →

A few images I took at my client's frame shop today, Chesapeake Framing Company

I visited my client, Chesapeake Framing Company today. She has a lovely store. The industrial ceiling with the beautiful hardwood floors are a nice touch. Here is a quick virtual tour of the shop. She showcases the work of local and national artists. She has a HUGE selection of frames to choose from. Tradition frames to edgy and funky. Whatever you are looking for CFC has it. If you need your pictures, artwork, musical instrument or just about anything under the sun framed visit the Continue reading →