What an incredible year we had in 2017! It was a banner year in portrait photography and I am in awe of how much we have done. I have met so many incredible people this year who have now became my friends and colleagues. I just want to thank all the amazing talent I have had the privilege to have in front of my lens. A special thanks to Fanchon Fai Watson who became my go to for so much this year and Kieone Young who carried the load for me. Thank you to all who have assisted me this year who have held a light or reflector without you all many of the shots would not have happened. Last but not least my family who continue to support and encourage me to be better every year. As 2017 leaves I look forward to an even greater 2018! Blessings to you all!
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It seems that everywhere Michelle Gibson goes she brings her infectious energy that all who come in her presence can never forget. Michelle's energy and passion are matched by few when it comes to dance.
Choreographer, educator, and performing artist, she received her BFA in Dance from Tulane University and her MFA in Dance from Hollins University/ The American Dance Festival at Duke University.
Her teaching practice and choreographic works range from genres of the African Diaspora, Contemporary / Traditional Modern, Afro Funk, Jazz, and her own New Orleans Second Line Aesthetic.
Cultivating her craft over the past years in an effort to preserve her culture Michelle has been teaching and creating works that are firmly rooted in New Orleans culture and has defined this idea as her own “Second Line Aesthetics ” that she has determined involves both technical and improvised movement, brass music and the embrace of communal ritual.
Sharing her culture aboard Michelle was invited September 2015 to Rennes France teaching her New Orleans Second Aesthetics and Guest Lecture with the Compagnie Engrenage and the festival Le Funk Prend Les Rennes (translated the Funk Takes the Reins).
The festival honored and focused on the brass band culture of New Orleans both music and dance also focusing on Nigerian Afrobeat .
A five year faculty member with American Dance Festival and currently a candidate working towards receiving the Katherine Dunham Technique Certification she has had wonderful opportunities teaching, lecturing, and setting choreography at various intensives, institutions and universities not to mention choreography for several theater companies and live entertainment organizations locally, in the U.S and internationally.
As an freelance artist, New Orleans native, and presently living in Dallas TX Michelle is dedicating her energies, pedagogical practice, and performance based research geared toward cultivating the community and the world aboard.
Contact Michelle Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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©2016 Omar Ramos Photography All Rights Reserved.
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A big thanks to Todd Latham for bringing us all together for this campaign we look forward in seeing Denton on the national stage.
A Big thank you to stylist Sally Atkinson for pulling it all together for us and to makeup artist Julissa Mtz for her outstanding work!
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If there is one thing I can say about 2015 it is that it went by so fast! I guess it is true that when you are having fun time goes by fast and we had a lot of fun in 2015. I am always amazed that every year that I have been a photographer I always learn something new, have new experiences, go through new doors.
In 2016 Omar Ramos Photography begins the year with a new partnership with Telethia Hurley to form Hurley-Ramos Wedding and Event Photography. I am so excited to work with Telethia on partnering wedding and event services. Telethia attention to detail and professionalism is outstanding and will help propel this new venture to great opportunity. Our goal is to combine my 30 years of experience and create it's own entity away from my commercial and fashion work. And as for the look of thinks we are of to a great start. Please check our new website at www.hurleyandramos.com.
As Omar Ramos Photography the brand, we are stronger than ever! 2015 was an incredible year with working with incredible people to create amazing images. I want to thank the many make up artists, stylists and photography assistants that made 2015 a memorable year in pictures. Here is look as some of my favorite photos of 2015.
I like to welcome Ashley Allen as my 2016 Senior High School Model. The moment that I met Ashley she immediately stood apart from other seniors that I have photographed over the years. Her natural beauty radiates with her personality. It is very rare to photograph someone who has striking beauty with so little makeup.
Ashley is a senior at Prosper High school "Go Eagles!" She loves traveling and dance. Her desire is to go to college to major in speech pathology and work with special education students across the world.
Visit www.omarramosphotography.com Voted Best of Photography!
An EXCLUSIVE MODEL is a representative that gets a chance to earn their prints & products by telling all of their classmates and friends about Omar Ramos photography . Sharing your images and letting your friends know of the Experience and AMAZING images they will receive and getting them to book their senior portraits with Omar Ramos Photography.
What Senior Models Receive?
- The chance to earn a FREE Senior Portrait Session
- Participate in a Group shoot & exclusive shoots all throughout the year
- $25 Visa Gift Card
- $50 print credit for each referral that books
- 25 Model Cards featuring you to pass out
- Featured in Omar Ramos Photography 2016-2017 marketing and advertisements
- 3 to 4 Models from particular High Schools will be accepted.
- Receive a $50 print credit for each friend/classmate that books and completes their session. (2 friends book = $100, 3 friends book= $150, etc….totally unlimited)
- Models will receive 30% off of their order at their Order Appointment if they have referred 5 or more friends/classmates that booked their sessions.
- To introduce you, we will do a small shoot in groups and post on social media as well as put on a mobile app for you to share.
What we are looking for!
- Fashion Forward
- Receptive to style & wardrobe suggestions and collaborations
- Outgoing personalities
- Social Media Active
- Participate in school events, sports or community relations
- Promote Omar Ramos Photography solely and professionally.
- Promote Omar Ramos Photography via social media 2 to 3 times a month.
- Represent Omar Ramos Photography exclusively.
- MUST book your senior portraits with Omar Ramos Photography.
- MUST schedule your Senior Shoot before March 1st, 2017.
- Attend all necessary meets/socials.
- Tell your friends and classmates to book with Omar Ramos Photography.
- Please submit a clean selfie and the high school that you attend.
Well we are well into the Senior portrait season and it seems that year after year I have two groups of Seniors, the prepared and the not prepared. So I hope this post will help my future Seniors prepare for their sessions and get the most out this great experience.
First thing - Do not schedule at the last minute! I see too many Parents and Seniors schedule their sessions as an after thought. Part of the senior year experience is your senior portraits. This is your celebration in pictures and stepping into a new faze in your life. I recommend scheduling your shoots several weeks in advance so you can plan and not rush.
Second - Get the right clothes! I can't tell you how many times a Senior would show up to the studio with just a couple of T-shirts. You at least want to bring 3 or 4 full outfits with a variety of shoes and accessories. If you do not know what to wear it is always good to call a friend. This is always a great excuse to go shopping!
Third - Hire a makeup artist. Yes I know you do your own makeup and you fancy yourself an artist but for your senior photos you want to hire a professional makeup artist. Professional makeup artists understand how much application is necessary for photography and how to provide coverage a for a day of shooting. They can achieve the right tones and blend to create a natural and polished look.
Third - Hire a photographer that fits your unique style. No one photographer is for everyone, example a professional baby photographer may not have the right connection to you as senior in high school. Do your homework, interview your photographer and make sure you love their work.
Last but not least - Enjoy yourself! Your photos are to reflect you and your interests. This is you at your best and we want to capture it. If you follow these simple tips your experience will be as advertised.