Headshots 101

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I have been contacted by many people recently who are starting a new business or expanding their current business, and are in need of updated headshots. This is great news for the economy! So I thought it would be helpful to write about how to get a great headshot. Why do you need a headshot? No matter the size of your business, when people visit your web site they generally peruse the home … [Read more...]

Fearrington Weddings

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My name is Kristin Prelipp and I am the principal photographer for KPO Photo. I began photographing weddings at the pastoral Fearrington Village in Chatham County, NC back in 2001. I recently had lunch with Gilda McDaniel, their amazing wedding coordinator, the other day and it struck me how wonderful it has been to photograph at such an amazing place for almost 15 years. So, I created this … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a Wedding

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ANATOMY OF A WEDDING STORY Choosing the right wedding photography studio is a HUGE decision. Other than your beautiful union, your photographs are the only thing that remain once the wedding is over. They need to be exceptional and they need to tell the WHOLE story. I thought it might be helpful to show how KPO Photo tells wedding stories, step by step. Below is the example of the wedding of Jenn … [Read more...]

Worried Mother

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Trayvon Martin (Originally published on chapelboro.com the Spring of 2012.) By Kristin Prelipp Oguntoyinbo Like most parents I am trying my best to teach my children the most important life lessons so that they will be eventually be equipped to go out on their own and find happiness and success. We talk about self-respect as well as respect for others. I tell them that you are only as good … [Read more...]

DIGGING FOR GOLD

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There was never any question in my mind I would become a photographer. But it is an art as well as a craft, and creativity is something that must be nurtured . My whole adult life I have been lucky to work with wonderful clients who ask me to photograph for them on a regular basis. I shoot thousands of images, edit out the final product for my clients and then archive the photos, usually never to … [Read more...]

Summer Weddings

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Oh what fun I have had this summer! I have been able to settle into this new house and studio, go on a few beach trips and photograph many beautiful weddings. Here are a few favorites from this summer. First we have the Emerald Isle beach wedding of Teresa and Codrin. Next is the early summer wedding of Liz Burger to Marc Munfa. This was a Duke Chapel, The Cotton Room, late … [Read more...]

Great Idea for Head Shots

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Recently I worked with a new company called, Eco-Site. They have a lot of great ideas! Their business takes blighted urban and rural areas and turns them into rehabilitated spaces that create a revenue stream for the communities in which they are located. Nice, huh? So, when they called to say they needed photos of their team for their web site, we decided that a solid, white backdrop would be … [Read more...]

The People Behind the Curtain at Carolina Performing Arts

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This year I am photographing the Carolina Performing Arts as they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rite of Spring, which took place on May 29th, 1913 in Paris. They are many important parts to this photo story- the artists, the work itself, the hours of rehearsal, the venerable Memorial Hall, and the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But none of this art would be … [Read more...]

Wishing and Hoping | Wedding Story

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Sally Fry and Matt Scruggs met and fell in love on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. They asked us to photograph their whole wedding story! We were lucky enough to photograph her bridal portrait, their engagement portrait, various events leading up to the wedding and the incredible wedding itself. I just love it when we get a chance to know our clients really well and are able to thoroughly document … [Read more...]

Spring Has Sprung

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Photographing weddings is very cyclical. As one might expect, we are really busy in the spring, summer and early fall. Winter is a time for rest and catching up. Today I officially shifted from dormancy to activity with the bridal portrait of Maaran Luke. Her wedding will be in April at Fearrington. Although I am posting this bridal portrait today, I am post-dating it so that it will not publish … [Read more...]