Thomas Luzier, Esquire, seen below and in the link to the New York Social Diary, requires excellence in all aspects of his business. His portrait, used often and in many varied media and print applications, reflects his (and our) attention to every detail. Barbara Banks Photography executes portraits of excellence and prepares the images for many uses – all part of our service and attention to detail.
A before-the-wedding stroll between Palm, Pineapple and Burns Lane, Sarasota.
“42 Fresh Reasons to LOVE this Town!
…home sales rebounded, stock prices rose, tourism skyrocketed and all sorts of new arrivals, from retiring baby boomers to hip young creatives, followed their dreams to Sarasota. That sparked a wave of entrepreneurial and cultural energy that created new shops, restaurants, arts, attractions…and hot new controversies.” Read the entire article at www.sarasotamagazine.com
Kudos to a few of our clients, friends who are recognized! www.nuovosalongroup.com, www.lboutiques.com, www.artisancheesecompany.com, www.bestfood.com (Michael’s on East), www.mattisons.com, www.cuttingloose.net, www.asolorep.org, www.sarasotaballet.org
Thanks to all for the opportunity to brag on our fair city.
Before their October 2013 nuptials at Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Sunny and Seth wanted to play for the camera! They selected a few of their favorite Sarasota locations: Point of Rocks on Siesta Key, Main Street, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. We snapped many many images and I’m confident to say they are now totally comfy in lens’ view! BB’s fave: Point of Rocks on a super damp, foggy Sunday afternoon. Beautiful!
“It’s short, it’s sweet, and as simple as this: While there are several “it” colors this season, orange is being to recognized far and wide, as what some are calling, the “new neutral”.
Whether soft or fiery, as a complimentary color, or in full-blown contrast, orange is happy to enjoy a starring role, or a supporting one. That is to say, whether orange is being used as a neutral backdrop from which to add accessory colors or popping up, out of nowhere, against an unexpected ensemble, orange is the color to turn this season.
You’ll see it as an entire dress, a pair of amazing shoes, or perhaps a coveted handbag that stands alone, popping in contrast to the rest of the outfit. You’ll see it integrated in prints, swirled around in a scarf and even as outerwear. Bottom line; you’ll be seeing a lot of orange this season! ” -Terrence McKee for Style Magazine
Set furnished by Home Resource, www.homeresource.com. Fashions: LBoutique, www.lboutique.com, Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue.com, Dillard’s. See the entire magazine and feature at http://sarasotaheraldtribune.fl.newsmemory.com/?pSetup=sarasotaheraldtribune_style
Most clients who schedule a portrait session, whether a business or casual family portrait, want to know… What do we wear to optimize our look?? It’s really quite simple, according to television news anchor and medical journalist, Heidi Godman:
“I’ve had to pose for publicity photos for the last 25 years. I generally
choose something that’s dark and authoritative with a pop of color, and I
always make sure that I like the outfit and feel comfortable and confident
in it, because it definitely helps your personality shine through.”
For women, the pop can come from a scarf, jewelry, blouse, jacket or other accessory. The clothing doesn’t have to be dark – just as long as you feel your best in your wardrobe selection! For men, the shirt or tie combined with a great jacket/suit. Groups: complementary colors are a draw.
A recent business shoot went perfectly, after the female client took Heidi’s advice!! She arrived with three great outfits, accessories. The hour-long shoot resulted in well over 100 wonderful images and a happy client!
An outtake from a great shoot for an upcoming editorial feature, featuring all the “wonderfuls” and Tara Thomas … shhhhhhh. Cannot tell until publication in May! Fashion, fun, beauty, all good things we enjoy in our shimmering city on Florida’s West Coast!
“We are daughters, sisters, mothers and wives; entrepreneurs, employees and retirees; friends – young and old. And we are even more exceptional when we work together and help each other. We know what needs to be done and how to make it happen – at home, at work or in the organizations we support with our time and our talents. The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is here to support you on your journey – whether your are adjusting to a career change, concerned about financial security, coping with difficult family relationships or seeking opportunities for personal growth and self-sufficiency. We invite you to take your next steps with the help of the Women’s Resource Center. Our caring team will provide you the resources, guidance and support you need to create your own solutions. And, we will be here to celebrate your accomplishments.” Women’s Resource Center website: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org
The plunge into widowhood at 85 posed many new roadblocks for Barbara (above). She didn’t know how to write a check or pay bills. Self-esteem lagging, a WRCSC Peer Resource Advisor referred her to Challenge, which recharged and empowered her with new hope and a fresh attitude. Barbara is grateful to have had so many amazing women help her move forward and away from people who are not willing to make changes as they age. Our time together, one of nine portrait sessions for the Women’s Resource Center annual celebration – Redefining Balance/Renaissance 2013, was one of laughter, hope, joy, sharing, optimism. Our session gave this photographer glimpse into the joyful new life of a women with hope and happiness as an octogenarian and beyond!! Thank you, Barbara and WRCSC!