2022 was a very quite year for Epic Gear Photography and I admit that I put little to no effort into the business. It was a year to focus on putting myself into a better place both financially and mentally, with success on the financial side and the mental side is always a work in progress. There is constantly the internal debate on what to do with the photography business. Do I make the effort and try to make it a worthwhile side project, or do I just shut everything down and sell off most if not all of my equipment? After spending New Years day with my mother visiting some of her friends and a short stop to take in the ocean air, I think I finally made a decision. As of now the plan is for 2023 to be the final year of Epic Gear Photography.
- Bookings will remain open for sessions in FL through the entire year with no change to the current price.
- Some marketing efforts will be made throughout the year to bring in some business.
- Two trips are planned to go back to WV and spend roughly a week each time. (Spring and Fall)
- Special events may be planned throughout the year.(More to come)
- Special requests for sessions that require travel will be considered but you must reach out to me directly for booking.
- Anyone that currently has a gallery on the website is encourage to get an account and make sure your images are downloaded by the end of the year.
- Early 2024 all images will be archived for storage, and the website will be shut down.
- All current operating costs that I have been maintaining without income from the business will be terminated.
- I say goodbye to one of the best things that happened to me, but also one of the most exhausting/frustrating things as well.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a big announcement to make but first I have something special for you all. Everything, and I mean everything, is 25% off with Coupon Code “EpicFriday21”. This applies to all print orders, digital orders or even booking new sessions. There’s only one catch, the coupon expires on 11-30, so orders or booking must be made before then. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your sisters cousins uncles brothers best friends neighbor, tell everyone! Special note, for those of you in WV, you can use this coupon to book a future session for the next time I travel up north, but that won’t be until it’s warm again!
But wait there’s more!!
I know a little while ago I had a post that said that EGP would be closing at the end of the year and I got a lot of messages of people sad that it was going to happen. I did say in that post that unless something major happens between then and the end of the year that was my decision. Guess what?! Something major happened! Current full-time job is done as of 11-26 and new full-time job (with much better pay) starts on 11-29. So Epic Gear Photography will remain open and operational for the foreseeable future!
Those of you who have supported me in the past and continue to support me, I cannot thank you enough. Here’s hoping we can add more amazing people like you to the Epic Gear family over the next year!
Hey there friends, family, and supporters over the past 7 years. I never thought I'd be making this post but after a lot of internal debate, I have started making plans to close Epic Gear Photography at the end of 2021. I'm not sure if it's something I'm doing wrong or the direction the world is going, but business for me is pretty much non-existent. I do have a few very loyal clients that always come to me when they need a photographer, but attracting new, paying, clients just isn't happening. In discussions with friends about this one constant thing I'm told is that I probably just need to market the company more. The problem with that is, marketing takes money but to make money I need paying clients but to get paying clients I need to market more. At this point, I just do not have the personal funds to keep pumping into the business, currently, the monthly/annual expense is much higher than the income and it's all coming out of my personal budget. Unless something major happens between now and the end of the year I just can't continue like this, so the decision was made.
What this means for my current/past client base. I do not plan on selling my equipment as I really do enjoy photography, so if you would ever be in need of a photographer please reach out to me directly and we can work something out. One thing that you will need to do is to use the link below to sign up for an account on my website and download all of your images. Don't worry, I'm going to archive everything so that it's not lost, but I will not have a simple way to deliver them to you if you wanted them.
One last thing, I am planning to be in Huntington WV from October 12th to the 16th and would love to keep busy with photoshoots while I'm there. If you or anyone you know is interested in getting pictures taken, this will more than likely be the last chance to get them from me. Past clients, please contact me and we can set up some time. Any new clients will need to book through the website for a paid session. This is my way of saying thank you to all of you who have supported me in the past. It's been a blast, but I think it's finally time to close the door to Epic Gear Photography.
Hey everyone!! The dates have been set for my next trip back to WV and this time I've got a ton of availability. I'll be in the area working from October 12th to October 16th. You can book sessions at this link, https://epicgear-photography.com/booking-calendar/... Also, don't forget that on Friday, October 15th I'm hosting my first Boudoir and Bubbly event, you can find more information at this link, https://epicgear-photography.com/boudoir-and-bubbl... Spread to word to any friends and family that you think would be interested in a photo session with me and as always if you have any questions you can reach out through any of my social media sites, email or the chat on the website.
Ladies and gentlemen, here’s the big announcement!
Epic Gear Photography presents our first Boudoir and Bubbly! An evening of socializing with other ladies while sipping on your favorite drink, wearing some amazing lingerie, and having portraits taken that will boost your confidence. Through multiple boudoir sessions, I typically hear that going into the session the model is just not feeling good about her body image but once they see the finished images from their session they see that they are absolutely beautiful. I hope that through Boudoir and Bubbly, you will come out with more confidence and some new friends that you’ve bonded with through this experience.
Boudoir and Bubbly will take place on October 15th starting at 6 PM and last until we decide to call it a night. We have rented an amazing loft in Ashland KY through Airbnb for the location which will offer multiple rooms for different looks if you choose to use them. Please visit the link in the menu or https://epicgear-photography.com/boudoir-and-bubbly/index.php for more information.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are now ready to start booking sessions in Florida. If you are interested in booking a session please use the Booking Calendar link in the menu above. If you have any questions you can use the chat bubble in the bottome right hand corner of the page to contact us.
Hey everyone! Did you miss me? It's been a few days and a lot of time put into this but... the website and galleries are officially moved and opened!! If we have done a session in the past, and you had a gallery on my website I copied the settings from the old host. Meaning if it was password protected, it still is and should have the same password.
Hey everyone! I'm running a nifty Black Friday sale this year. All you have to do is book any Family, Portrait, Senior or Boudoir session today for ANY future date and you'll get 15% off the session fee! It's that simple so why not go ahead and take advantage of the deal and get your next session booked today!
Hey everyone! I'm making a trip back to WV in early December and have some time set aside for some sessions on December 12th. As always, they will be discounted sessions at $75 for ~2 hours. Please see below for my availability, and contact me to book! (please note that using my booking site, you will not have these sessions available and should only be used if in FL)
Epic Gear Photography is moving south in the next few months! I have closed the availability on the booking page while I prepare for the move. This will give all of my free time to finishing up any outstanding sessions I have. It will also allow me to pack everything up for the move.
This move has really been a long time coming, and I am so excited that it's finally able to happen. Just over 3 years ago I had planned on making the move to Florida, but as we all know, life has a way of doing its own thing. I feel like even though the way things played out weren't always the best, that life put me right where I needed to be.
So I'm happy to announce that in August I will be relocating to Lakeland Florida for my full-time job. I hope to be able to continue my journey with photography soon after getting settled in. I'm so excited that Epic Gear is moving to Florida, and I cannot wait to see where this adventure goes next!
Hey there!! I am conducting a model search for 3 models to finish up a project I am working on. They need to be in Richmond VA or Huntington WV and available to shoot on a Friday evening. I plan to wrap this project up by the middle of June, and will be in the Huntington WV area on May 31st.
Although I am not going go into full detail on the concept here, I will tell you what I am looking for and if you feel like you may be interested or know someone that might be interested you can contact me.
This model search is for a female above the age of 18. This project is to show that the negative words and feelings that society, and other people, use to label or call women can be washed away. It will also show that there is a natural beauty and strength to be found in everyone. The location will be determined once a commitment has been made, but it will be indoors. The wardrobe and the full concept will be discussed when you contact me. This will be for a published product and sold publicly.
**Please note that this shoot will contain implied nudity**
If you have my personal Cell Phone or Facebook you can call or text.
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Hey there, I have a photoshoot concept and I'm looking for someone to be the model in it. I will not go into full detail on the concept here, however, I will tell you what I am looking for and if you feel like you may be interested you can contact me.
I am looking for a female above the age of 18. You will help show the difference between a negative social perception and a strong powerful inner strength. The location is still yet to be determined, but it will be indoors. The wardrobe and the full concept will be discussed when you contact me.
If you have my personal Cell Phone or Facebook you can call or text.
I am making travel plans to come back to Huntington WV in October. Book your sessions now so you don't miss out. The plan is to be in town the 19th and 20th of October. I would like to fill both days with as many sessions as possible.
Click on the link below to book your session. Also, remember that the credit/debit card you provide will only be used if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours before the session. Don't forget that all sessions in Huntington receive a Hometown Loyalty discount of 50% off the session fee.
It's not too late to book your session for my trip to Huntington WV! I will be in the Huntington area September 27th - 29th, and still have open availability. Remember that sessions are booked at full price, but once the session is complete you will receive a 50% discount. That means you'll only be charged $75 for your session. As an added bonus you'll receive all edited images as free downloads, and you can purchase prints directly through your gallery.
If you are interested in booking a session please click the link below to go to our booking page. You will be asked for a credit/debit card at the time of booking. This card is only used if the sessions are canceled less than 48 hours before the time you have selected. There will not be anything charged to this card unless you use it to pay for your session on the day of your shoot.
Hey everyone, the movement to the new host and gallery is complete! You will find your images in the gallery link on the site, or you can message me and I'll send you a direct link to them. If your gallery had a password on it, they are still the same. I have not set up any download permissions for them yet, as that process is a bit different. Please message me to get your download permissions set up.
I really hope you guys enjoy the new site, this was something that I spent quite a bit of time debating on if I should do it and making it look exactly the way I wanted it to.
February 12th, 2018 is important for 2 reasons. First, it's my Birthday! but it's not just any birthday, it's the last one in my 30's. So I decided I'd celebrate it by giving you all an amazing promotion towards both Portrait Sessions and bonus prints when you order a Print Package. All you have to do is Book Your Session between now and March 31st, 2018.
When you book your session you'll get 20% off the session fee. That means you'll be saving $30 right away! Also if you pick one of our Print Packages, you'll receive bonus prints based on the package you choose. If you pick our "Rare" package you'll get 1 bonus 11x14 print, or if you pick the "Epic" package you'll receive 2 bonus 11X14 prints, but... if you go with the "Legendary" package you get 3 bonus 11x14 prints! These prints sell for $20 per print!
So what are you waiting for?! Book your session now, and make sure to spread the word and have your friends and family book a session as well!
Last week my full-time job had me in Richmond VA, so I thought I should have a little bit of fun while I was there. I got in touch with my absolutely beautiful friend Jackie, and we quickly put together this photoshoot. With a very short time to come up with wardrobe and the location, Slaughter Pen Farm.
She put it all together, but then just before the shoot, her wallet was stolen. I have to say the location, Slaughter Pen Farm, that she picked out was amazing, and with a simple wardrobe, we put together some of the best images we've ever done. Through it all, she was amazing and so easy to work with. I adore this young woman so much, and can't wait to work with her again soon.
I finally got to meet up for a photoshoot with the beautiful Bree at Grayson Lake. We've been trying to find time with our busy schedules to do a shoot and it worked out this week. This young lady is not just stunningly beautiful, but she has a strength inside her with a great sense of humor to match. We had so much fun shooting that even with the storm rolling in I had her jumping for joy in the rain. Can't wait to work with her again!!
Wow, what can I say about Brittany.. This young woman as been through a lot, but some how keeps her head above water and is trying to do something amazing with her life. We met through a mutual friend, and I knew I had to work with her. After talking to her for a while, it was clear she was like most girls now, and has issues with her body, but she put her trust in me to produce beautiful images and we did just that. These turned out better than I could have ever hope for, and I hope she realizes that she is a true bombshell!
I had the chance to work with an amazing friend of mine. It took me a few months, with the help of one of her friends to convince her that she should do the shoot. The images are amazing, but the best part was the reaction to her seeing them. I believe her words were "Damn! I am beautiful". That is all a photographer can ask for when delivering images to a client. Check out the gallery!
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