Kansas City-based Senior and Family Photography

Boulevardia 2016 Quick Links

Boulevardia 2016 Quick Links

Hey all, Some quick links to the galleries from this past weekend’s Boulevardia in Kansas City: Friday: https://briantium.smugmug.com/2016/June-2016/Boulevardia-2016-Friday-061716 Saturday: https://briantium.smugmug.com/2016/June-2016/Boulevardia-2016-Saturday-0618/ Sunday: https://briantium.smugmug.com/2016/June-2016/Boulevardia-2016-Sunday-061916/ More to come…

Pricing page updated

Just a quick note that I’ve updated my Prices page with various packages for 2016. My goal is to provide a wide range of pricing options that anybody can afford. Also note the special coupon code at the top to use on the Contact Form when reaching out to me.

BrianRicePhoto Pic of the Day: Marianne, Senior Portrait

Hey everyone. It’s been a bit longer since my last blog entry than I expected, but I’m happy to be back with today’s BrianRicePhoto Pic of the Day featuring Marianne Michaels. Back in October of 2015 we had a great senior portrait session out at Antioch Park in Shawnee. I’ve known Marianne’s father John for…

BPR Photo of the Day: Kennedy, Senior Portrait

BPR Photo of the Day: Kennedy, Senior Portrait

Happy Monday, everybody. Today’s BrianRicePhoto Pic of the Day features Kennedy from her senior portrait session back in November 2012. This is a favorite of mine because I was able to make the off-camera flash look natural on Kennedy. This is not always easy to do when you’re trying to use a hot shoe flash or a…

BrianRicePhoto Pic of the Day: Dusty and the Girls

BrianRicePhoto Pic of the Day: Dusty and the Girls

Today’s BrianRicePhoto Pic of the Day features my cousin/nieces and their dad, Dusty. (Technically, the girls are my “first cousins once removed”, being that they’re the children of my cousin Kristi…but that’s a mouthful, so it’s easier to just call them my nieces.) This is one of my absolute favorite family photos, because it’s fun…

Website Revamp

After a year of redirecting the BrianRicePhoto.com domain name to my all-encompassing website, Studio-BPR.com, I am currently in the process of restructuring BrianRicePhoto in its own right as a family and senior portrait-oriented website. Long story short, this site is designed for people who are looking for a portrait photographer to capture their family and…

End of an Era

If you would’ve told me in September of 2002, having just graduated college with my graphic design degree at the ripe old age of 29 (I’m a late bloomer), that I was about to start a job that was going to provide steady employment for the next twelve and a half years, I would’ve done…

Very simple key to great live band lighting that I wish bands and venues would use

This isn’t a post about what a photographer can do to create good lighting for a live show; it’s actually directed at the lighting the bands—and I am talking in the context of local bands/venues—themselves are using. Photographers shooting live acts may be unwilling or even not allowed to implement their own off-camera lighting depending…

BPR’s Keys to being a Successful Cover Band: THE RELATIONSHIPS

4) The Relationships: Foster the relationships with your fans, because they are the reason you’re getting booked; with the bar owners and other clients, because they are not your adversaries; and don’t overlook the wait staff and bartenders, because they’re not your servants; they are your COLLEAGUES This subject I saved for last because I…

BPR’s Keys to being a Successful Cover Band: THE SHOW, PART 3

3b) THE SHOW: Sequencing is NOT cheating There. I said it. Now get over it. Seriously, this is one of the most controversial aspects I’ve encountered among many (especially older) musicians. For those unfamiliar, sequencing is when a band incorporates a pre-recorded sound—an effect or an instrument of some kind—that they use to back up…