Amy Kilgannon: Blog https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog en-us (C) Amy Kilgannon akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:51:00 GMT Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:51:00 GMT https://www.amykilgannon.com/img/s/v-5/u203672730-o668597500-50.jpg Amy Kilgannon: Blog https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog 104 120 SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD HEADSHOT https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/4/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-importance-of-a-good-headshot How's your headshot? I'm scrolling through LinkedIn and seeing people at weddings, on vacation, or those that had the right idea as far as wardrobe but took the photo in bad lighting with a cell phone. You only get one chance to make a first impression! That first glimpse should be professional and powerful. Read on..

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Headshots https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/4/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-importance-of-a-good-headshot Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:50:31 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | TONE & TEASE® PORTRAITS https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/3/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-tone-tease-portraits

 

The lights were low with bass rocking the house while ladies dressed in heels, boots and sexy black clothing got Sweaxy!  Master trainers Diane Ferarra of Move Dance Center and Joanne Cavalcante of Studio Six Fitness and Wellness lead the ladies in a Tone & Tease® fitness class that blends basic fitness and dance moves with a sexy edge.

STUDIO 2014 was thrilled to be invited to photograph the ladies prior to the master class.  While moving equipment for location shoots is exercise enough, I wished I had dressed for this class because it was AMAZING!  I will surely be participating in the next one!

Visit Move Dance Center's Facbook page for future event information.

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Move Dance Center Tone & Tease dance https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/3/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-tone-tease-portraits Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:23:23 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | TONE & TEASE CLASS https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/3/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-tone-tease-class AJK_0416webAJK_0416webPortrait session at STUDIO 2014 in Scotch Plains, NJ

 

STUDIO 2014 is thrilled to be partnered up with Move Dance Center located in Kenilworth, New Jersey.  MDC offers Tone & Tease classes which are a fusion of standard exercise and dance moves with a sexy edge.  This chair using, hair flipping, sexy dancing full body workout incorporates all of your muscle groups while leaving you feeling confident and empowered.  Visit their website for more information or to reserve a spot in their next class which is Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00pm.

STUDIO 2014 will be on site doing Tone & Tease portrait sessions prior to class.

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Fitness dance https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/3/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-tone-tease-class Tue, 08 Mar 2016 03:25:06 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | IRISH DANCING BEAUTY https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/3/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-irish-dancing-beauty AJK_0036webAJK_0036webPortrait session at STUDIO 2014 in Scotch Plains, NJ

 

When Lily entered the studio she looked like a typical teenager wearing jeans and a cute blouse with a fresh natural face.  In tow were bags of gear for an Irish dancing portrait session.  As her mother settled in the lounge area, we headed to the back room along with sister Gabby for light tests.  

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When Lily disappeared to the dressing room to prepare for the session Gabby stayed behind to play.

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Lily emerged from the dressing room completely transformed.  A gorgeous custom beaded dress, full curly wig and tan makeup are all part of the Irish dancing costume and an important part of scoring in competitions.

Lily began dancing at the age of seven with Shea - Jennings School of Irish Dance in Cranford, New Jersey.  She'll be participating in numerous St. Patrick's Day events around the area including Darby Road, Kilkenny House and both St. Michael's and Roselle Catholics's shows.  In July she heads to Orlando, Florida to compete in Nationals.
Good luck Lily!!!

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Dancing https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/3/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-irish-dancing-beauty Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:22:24 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | MARCH MADNESS SALE https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/2/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-march-madness-sale Caption ContestCaption Contest

 

Oh wow, children's portrait sessions are 15% off in March!
Book online and use code MARCH15 to save over $35!

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/2/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-march-madness-sale Tue, 01 Mar 2016 02:32:05 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | BOOK YOUR TWEEN SESSION https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/2/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-book-your-tween-session

 

 

Bring your Tween queen to STUDIO 2014 for a fun and energetic portrait session.  Better yet, grab her friends and make a party of it!  After school and weekend appointments are available.  Book now

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Tween https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/2/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-book-your-tween-session Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:13:48 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | MODEL CALL https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/1/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-model-call LouieTunnelLouieTunnel

 

STUDIO 2014 is in need of athletes for Spring sport promotional images.  We're looking for boys and girls participating in all different sports.  Models will receive free images for their time and can earn amazing print & product packages by scheduling a photo day for their team!

Please email the studio for more details.

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Sports https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/1/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-model-call Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:57:45 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | PHOTOGRAPHY 101 CLASSES https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/1/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-photography-101-classes Flyer Generic WebFlyer Generic Web

 

STUDIO 2014 is proud to introduce Photography 101 classes!

Break out of auto mode and take control of your camera's many features.  You will gain creative and technical confidence to take your everyday images from ordinary to extraordinary!  Session fee includes free photo walk in the Spring and continued free support in a private FB group.

Classes will be held monthly for both adults and children.
Kids summer camp also available!

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Classes https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2016/1/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-photography-101-classes Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:01:18 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | HURRICANE FLYNN https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/11/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-hurricane-flynn Goofy Composite WebGoofy Composite Web

 

 

 

They Flynn kids swept through the studio with fun, silliness and big smiles. STUDIO 2014 loves capturing sibling portraits.

 

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Children's Portraits https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/11/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-hurricane-flynn Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:15:00 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | GIANNA & FRIENDS PARTY AT STUDIO 2014 https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/11/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-gianna-friends-party-at-studio-2014

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/11/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-gianna-friends-party-at-studio-2014 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:00:00 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ PHOTOGRAPHER | NEWSLETTER SIGNUP https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/11/scotch-plains-nj-photographer-newsletter-signup Newsletter Signup2Newsletter Signup2

 

Receive our monthly studio newsletter featuring special events and discounts.
Don't miss out on BLACK FRIDAY savings!  Sign up today

 

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NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | CRAFTING & CRAZY COSTUMES https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/10/nj-childrens-photographer-mia-s-celebration 5121 BlogWeb5121 BlogWeb

 

Mia and friends lit up the studio in celebration of her birthday.  Crafting and crazy costumes were the order of the day.  Happy birthday Mia!

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Parties https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/10/nj-childrens-photographer-mia-s-celebration Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00:27:34 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | SISTER SESSION https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/10/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-sister-session CompositeWebCompositeWeb

 

These sisters graced the studio with perfect posing and lots of giggles behind the scenes.

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Children's Portraits https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/10/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-sister-session Sat, 24 Oct 2015 13:00:00 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | BIRTHDAY PARTY FUN https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/10/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-birthday-party-fun 1627webBlog1627webBlog

 

Tessa and friends got their glam on at a STUDIO 2014 birthday celebration.  Hair was flipping and tulle was twirling as the girls partied the afternoon away.  Happy birthday Tessa!!!

 

 

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Parties https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/10/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-birthday-party-fun Fri, 23 Oct 2015 23:00:00 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | PRINCESS, KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS! OH MY! https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/10/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-princess-knights-and-dragons-oh-my Keep Calm WebKeep Calm Web

 

Halloween fun descended on the studio with the arrival of this adorable pair.  Ana began the session as a beautiful princess.  She later shed the layers of silk and tulle and donned a brave knight's uniform.  She went in hunt of a dragon, much to Bradley's dismay!!!

Always a delight to have in the studio, Ana and Bradley performed brilliantly at their session.

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Themes https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/10/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-princess-knights-and-dragons-oh-my Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:40:28 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | CHARMING TWIN CAKESMASH https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/8/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-charming-twin-cakesmash 1st Birthday Cakesmash1st Birthday Cakesmash

 

Double the giggles,
double the grins,
double the mess,
when you're photographing twins!

Celebrating their first birthday these boys brought on the charm!

 

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Children's Portraits https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/8/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-charming-twin-cakesmash Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:25:47 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | LIGHT TEST SILLINESS https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/7/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-light-test-silliness AJK_0543AJK_0543Portrait session at STUDIO 2014, Scotch Plains, NJ

 

 

STUDIO 2014 loves working with children.  We often use "light tests" to ease the children into a session and get them comfortable in their surroundings.  We encourage them to be silly and often get the best images from these pre-session shots. 

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Children's Portraits https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/7/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-light-test-silliness Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:00:00 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | TERRIFIC TRIO https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/7/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-terrific-trio AJK_0420AJK_0420

 

 

This trio was AMAZING in the studio.  What a talented bunch they are!  Well seasoned in posing and performing in front of a camera they delivered a wonderful portrait session.

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Children's Portraits https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/7/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-terrific-trio Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:00:00 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | TODDLER FUN https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/7/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-toddler-fun AJK_0571AJK_0571Portrait session at STUDIO 2014, Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Juliana was a delight to have in-studio for a mini session.  She danced, twirled, giggled and lit up in front of the camera.  Great job Juliana!

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Children's Portraits https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/7/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-toddler-fun Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:17:41 GMT
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | HOUSTON, WE HAVE NO PROBLEMS https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/7/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-houston-we-have-no-problems AstronautAstronaut

 

 

James accompanied his sister to the studio for her portrait session and we were sure to find time for a few fun portraits for him as well.  Siblings are always welcome at STUDIO 2014.  Netflix cartoon and movie streaming, music, dancing and coloring are offered to keep little ones entertained.

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akilgannon@comcast.net (Amy Kilgannon) Themes https://www.amykilgannon.com/blog/2015/7/scotch-plains-nj-childrens-photographer-houston-we-have-no-problems Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:00:00 GMT