Category archives: Blog

I am the best photographer

Some are saying I've got a lot of nerve calling myself the "best photography studio around" I admit it. I do have a lot of nerve in making such a bold claim. After all, I've only been around for 5 years. But most important, I can prove it. How did I reach the "best" status so quickly? In great part, it's due to my business philosophy: Provide clients with great photography, good vibes, and the most responsive service in the business. But the real secret is not really a secret at all. It's more of an attitude. Simply put: I don't do photography everyone else does. But talk is cheap. So I invite you to take a closer look at my capabilities and see for yourself how I do photography differently. Then you'll understand why I stand above the competition and why I have grown so quickly. Would you grant me 10 minutes of your time to view my work? I promise it will not take more than 10 minutes of your time, but after you start looking. You can't stop.

Barb and her horse - Sneak Peeks

Sunday morning I had a wonderful time photographing Barb and her horse. It was a lot of fun capturing her and all the other horses. I am looking forward to creating portraits of more people and their horses very soon at an upcoming horse competition.   [nggallery id=71]

Swanky Soiree II

Casual evening of excellent food, decadent desserts, gourmet coffee bar, cocktails, live jazz, fashion showings and live painting and art exhibit! The St Petersburg Times presents Swanky Soiree II Enjoy an excellent evening of food, desserts, wine and cocktails while listening to the sounds of Rick Gee's Jazz and seeing the sights of our fashion designs by designers Alla-K, John William Barger III, Jose Nazario and live painting and artwork exhibit by fine artist Don Kobasky.   The second annual Swanky Soiree event was held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the beautiful One Progress Plaza located in Downtown Saint Petersburg. Special thank you to Dean Kucera and Kucera Properties for providing this beautiful venue for this unique event and fundraiser for Brookwood Florida! Swanky Soiree is an annual fundraiser event held to benefit Brookwood Florida - a licensed therapeutic group home for adolescent girls from ages 12 to 20 who are victims of abuse, neglect, violence, family [...]

What a great bridal show yesterday!

Yesterday was a great success! I want to give a huge shout out to John Del Vitto of Delvitto designs for decorating our booth.  It looked amazing! So awesome we even had brides take photos of our booth! Del Vitto Designs produce dynamic environments that draw you in - encouraging touch, exploration and discovery. John Del Vitto has been designing his entire life, seizing every opportunity to evoke positive change on his surroundings for himself and others.  A multi-faceted designer, John identifies the details of a space that make it memorable and unique by incorporating unique materials and original features - warm, inviting, yet functional to their users.  John maintains a hands-on approach with each project.  His management style not only produces functional designs within any established budget criteria, seeing all projects from concept to reality. and to Kelli Barr of Bay Area Concierge and Events.  The entire Bay Area Events team lends their eclectic creativity and innovation [...]

Art for Hope

Had a great time photographing the Art for Hope last Sunday!  The Hope and A Future Foundation is proud to announce the 1st annual ART FOR HOPE SoHO pub crawl! Our Foundation is geared to helping kids get off the street and onto the playing field! Click on this link to get your ticket -->http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2134749092/efblike With your donation of $20 you will receive a wristband which allows you to receive discounts at participating pubs (Soho Tavern,Dubliner Irish Pub,MacDintons,Yard of Ale,World of Beer and Mangroves) and an arms length of raffle tickets for a chance to win some incredible prizes! There will be live music and artists painting live at each venue! All paintings and prizes will be raffled off the night of the event. Submit your raffle tickets to as many paintings as you would like. Each artist will have a designated container for you to submit your raffle ticket. You could walk away with an original painting that was painted live right before your eyes! [...]

Upcoming Bridal Show

Hey guys, just a quick heads up, don’t forget to come & see both myself & Krystol at the I-Do-Bridal Show on October 23rd from 12pm -4pm at the Holiday Inn Harbourside in Clearwater. This show will be benefiting the Wonders Foundation so come out and say hello.

Sneak Peek: Dennis Gallagher

Last week I had the honor of photographing Dennis Gallagher the President and Owner of Dominion Payroll Services of Florida. DPS provides payroll services, tax preparation and filing, time & attendance and benefits administration. DPS competes directly with the large national providers and successfully does so by providing: 1- Outstanding client service - DPS has a "No Voice Mail" policy and provides every client with a dedicated representative that gets to know each client at a personal level. 2 - Superior functional value - simply stated, DPS has the best technical platform on the market today. You and your team will save time processing your payroll with DPS. 3 - Better economic value - You will save money. Period. We guarantee it. If we can't save you money, we won't ask for your business. If you or know of someone who can use his services, please give him a call at 877-DPS-PAYU today to get started! Also visit their website

Choosing a wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding Photographer You only have one chance to get the pictures right.  Rather than hoping that Uncle Bob remembers how to operate a camera from his college photography class, budget in a professional photographer to insure everything will go smoothly.  Here are some tips for choosing a photographer who’s right for you: Ask around for recommendations. As with many things in life, hearing good things about a photographer from people you know and trust can be a much more reliable indicator than a fancy Website or brochure. Find someone who specializes in weddings. This will assure that he or she is ready for all expected and unexpected events that happen in the process of tying the knot. Be able to verbalize your personal taste. Knowing and being able to say what you like and don’t like will assure your personal tastes are reflected in the style and quality of photography that you want. Tear out images from magazines or borrow wedding albums from friends to showcase wh[...]

Sneak Peeks - Chris

So I had found a new location a few days ago and finally had a chance to do someshooting there with my younger brother Chris. Here are just a few of the images from today. (c)2011 www.jfanphoto.com [nggallery id=66]  

Loving the Pin-Up Look for Boudoir

If you are at all a lover of Pin-Up images then you HAVE to do this as one of your looks for your shoot. I think Pin-Up boudoir is perfect for a calendar or wall art in a fun room in your house. After years of doing images with Pin-Up flair we feel that it is all about the make-up, the outfits and the expressions. For more fun Pin-up Styling Ideas check out the Pin-Up section on ehow