Imaging USA Preview: Tom Bagby and Kristen McGill

Tom Bagby and Kristen McGill

Title: Anatomy of a Senior Portrait
Description: Have you always wanted to know “how they did that”? Tom and Kristen will peel the layers back one by one off of our most popular senior looks…from lighting, to posing, and even photoshop….we are taking the mystery out of creating great images one technique at a time. And the best part is, these unique contemporary portrait techniques can be done with equipment you probably already have.

Miller’s/MpixPro booth: Monday 12:15; Luxe Lounge: Sunday 11:15am, Tuesday noon

Tell me about you: Portrait studio, 35 years in business, small town…blah blah blah. Those are all things about me, but its not who I am. I am just one person who is passionate about capturing relationships and people. And I’m a little ADD, but I totally make it work for me (I think).

What’s your favorite Miller’s product? Flush mount albums with the acrylic covers, printed on Metallic paper. The flush mount album has given us a high-end album option to add to our senior line, which has increased our senior average.

What piece of equipment could you not live without? 70-200 2.8 lens. Although I don’t use it on every image, I use it in every session and I love the versatility of this lens.

Is there a certain piece of advice or mantra you play over and over in your head? “Although its real easy to fall into the trap of thinking, this is just another session (I have so many other things to do)…I constantly remind myself that to my client, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime portrait”. Its important to me to make their portrait experience once-in-a-lifetime as well.

What’s something we’d never know about you unless you told us? Well, its not going to be a secret anymore, but my real passion in life involves 80 kids in an orphanage in a small town in Guatemala. And I love Pepperoncinis. Kristen is addicted to Sonic Diet Cokes.


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