Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Torres Family Portrait

This is our last family portrait for this year (2014). What a great Family. Everyone so proud of Dad. He has been a Marine for 9 years and has served in Iraq quite a few times. As you can see,  he has earned a Purple Heart and many other Medals. He and his Family are true Heroes. Thanks for Your Service,  Nouel. Semper Fi.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas 2014 Homes in Rockville Centre NY

One of the Homes in Rockville Centre NY this Christmas 2014. Click this image to go to our web site and see the rest.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Our Nephew James

James is our nephew. He is an aspiring film maker. He has also been doing some acting on TV shows such as Person of Interest.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vetrans Day 2014

Our house this morning. Veterans Day 2014. From a Navy vet to all the other vets out there. Thanks for your service and keeping us safe. I would go back in a heart beat.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Second View of Blue Angles

A second view of the Blue Angels this past July 2014. Nikon D3200 70 - 200 mm Nikon Lens.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

US Navy's Blue Angles 2014

US Navy's Blue Angels this past Memorial Day at Jones Beach Long Island New York. Blue Angles are the best flying team without a doubt . Always great to watch. This image was taken with a Nikon D3200 and 70-200 mm 2.8 lens. Processed in Lightroom. First reduced the exposure over all for the sky, then lightened the planes, increased the contrast and boosted the saturation with the radial filter. A simple process.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Anna & Nicole

We photographed these two sisters this afternoon. Anna on the left is a singer and needed
this photo for a publicity release. Her sister, Nicole is off to school in Hong Kong and
needed a photo.  Although they are sisters, they were both very different. They were great
to work with and we wish them both luck in their careers.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Malverne Fire Dept. Plaque

We do a group photograph of the Malverne Fire Department every Memorial Day just before their parade. The guys are great, they know just what to do. They set up the chairs and all take their places. They are all very well behaved as a group. No fooling around like a group shot at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. They make it easy to do. Last year we switched their yearly placque to the one above. We just got this one in today and we thought we would share it here on the blog before the Chief comes to pick it up. I think he will be happy with it. How about you?

Saturday, August 2, 2014


A few years ago we did a portrait of  Natalia's sister Maria for her Quincenera. This year Natalia chose our studio to do her portrait. They are both beautiful, bright and fun girls. We have made an 11x14 canvas print for her and are in the process of making an 8x8 album of 20 images. We are also making an 8x12 Metal print of this image with a stand on the back as a studio sample. It will have a Glossy finish. Metal prints are all the rage and are a great new medium for your images.  Their popularity has been growing at a very fast pace here at our studio.

This image was made in our studio with one main light, background and hair lights. RAW file processed in Lightroom, Photoshop and Professional Portrait software. Camera was Nikon D7100, lens Nikon 18-200mm.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nassau County Police Holy Name Society

Bishop William F. Murphy presents Scholarships to five local teens. Scholarships donated by The Nassau County Police Holy Name Society.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Another Portrait of Bishop Andrezj

Another portrait of Bishop Andrezj from our session in St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre NY.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Portrait of Bishop Andrzej in St. Agnes Cathedral

Another portrait session with Bishop Andrzej in St. Agnes Cathedral Rockville Centre NY. Bishop Andrzej is so much fun to work with. He really is just a regular guy. Very easy and patient while we fuss with lights, exposures etc. He always gives us all the time we need. Never a rush job.

By the way the lighting here is first, available light in the church. A main strobe light (White Lighting) in a softbox (Photoflex) to our left, an accent light with a grid to our right, way to the right, slightly behind Andzej. Both lights were gelled with a full CTO Rosco filter to match the tungsten available light. Exposure was f8 @ 1/8th sec. ISO 500. Camera was Nikon D7100, lens Nikon 18 - 200mm set to 18mm. Processing of NEF RAW file in Lightroom and some retouching by Liz in Photoshop CC 2014.

You can see Bishop Andrzej's Ordination photos on our web sites www.lizjoeimages.com and www.lizjoephoto.com. Links to these sites are at the top of our blog.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bishop Andrzej's Ordination March 24 - 25, 2014

Liz and I had the honor of being chosen by Bishop Andzrej to be his photographers for his Ordination on March 24 - 25. What a great time we had capturing the images of this very important occasion. We had the opportunity to meet his Mom, Sister and Niece from Poland. We also met his High School buddy from Poland. We didn't want to ask about any High School stories. It was also great to meet His Eminence Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop - Emeritus of  New York.

All of the photos from the two days are on our web site www.lizjoeimages.com if you would like to take a look.

Bishop Murphy and Bishop Andrzej

Cardinal Egan with the Bishops

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Joanna's Sweet 16 Portrait

Last year we did a portrait for Joanna's sister Johanly's Sweet 16 party. You can see Johanly's portrait further back in this blog. Both of these girls are so beautiful and fun to work with!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

More Excutive Portraits

Liz and I love doing these Executive Portraits. There is nothing worse than an Executive using a photo that someone took with a point and shoot camera with a garage door, bed sheet or some other junk in the background. The only worse thing than that is if it was taken with a cell phone. Now there is really nothing wrong with these two types of cameras in the hands of someone that knows how to properly edit them in Photoshop, Lightroom or some other pro software. Unfortunately the folks using these cameras have no idea how to use these programs and their subjects wind up looking like out of focus prisoners. Every Exec should have professional portrait ready to use at a moments notice
for a business card, brochure, web site etc.

Our business portraits are reasonably priced, professionally retouched and most of the time delivered within hours of being taken. Be sure to call for an appointment and look professional.

This is Kevin and Gail a married couple, both attorneys. We did their portraits yesterday. Their son will be getting married in the fall. We will be photographing the Wedding.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Another Excutive Portrait

We did this portrait January 22 of Susan. She is in Real Estate and needed a new picture for her business card, maybe a web site also. It was great working with her, and she says she's happy with her new photo. Good Luck Susan. Hope our photo helps to bring you much success.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Excutive Portrait

We did this portrait of David yesterday during the snowstorm. We were surprised that he didn't reschedule his session. He was a great guy to work with, and we all had a fun time during his session. He needed these two different looks with a tie change.

A Tree Named Tex

This is Tex. He's a tree in our backyard. He's cold, 8 degrees now.
Got to get the Snowblower out now. Then go to work.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


This was our last studio sitting for 2013. We did a portrait session with this Marine and his wife. A fun couple to work with. Marines do have the best looking uniform. We give a 10% discount to military, fire and police.