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Hello! Thank you for stopping by...

My name is Rich Ackerbauer. I am a published photographer specializing in Contemporary, Fashion and Fine Art Portraits

My photography is a unique capture of a moment...of a story.

I reside in Upstate NY with my wife, Jenn of 26 years. I have three children in ages from 18-26. I also share my home with three loving Beagles Named Harley, Shamrock, and Moses.  My family is my world and have been documenting my family, through portraits and photos for many years.

My sessions are fun and make great memories... The portrait sessions are not only about the beautiful prints, but about the experience. Pamper yourself! You deserve it and won't regret it. 

I would love the opportunity to make your portraits and instill just how beautiful you really are. I want to be YOUR personal Photographer.

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Should I Hire a professional?  

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Photography Needs

      As we all know, the advent of digital photography has led to a whole bunch of folks thinking they are photographers; more people are trying to do-it-yourself everyday. The DELETE button on their digital cameras allows them to throw out out-of-focus, awkwardly framed, and miserably exposed images instantly. The result is still only bad pictures. 
      When you hire a professional photographer, you aren't just hiring someone with an expensive camera. You are hiring someone who knows how to make you, or whatever the subject is, look awesome. They use an artistic eye, they have an ability to put the subject at ease, and the technical skill to give you an image that everyone will notice. Artistic vision and the ability to “see” the image helps a photographer craft memorable images vs. snapshots. 
      As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for” and paying for a professional photographer will bring you custom crafted images you’ll be proud to display and share for years to come. 

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Hair and Makeup Artists

FEATURED MUA !!!!! Alii Woelfersheim

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Hi everyone! My name is Alii. I'm Eighteen, an aspiring beauty influencer, mom of one, and an Emergency Medical Responder. I live in Pittstown NY (about ten minutes outside of Troy!). I can do makeup ranging from Gore/Effects Makeup all the way to full Glam looks! You can find me at www.facebook.com/makeupbyalii I look forward to making your dream look come true!!

 

Why Hair and Makeup Artist (HMUA) ?

Take a look at some of the reasons why you might consider a professional makeup artist.

  • Cameras tend to clear away at least half of the coverage and makeup that a model wears, especially if it is not applied properly and of poor quality. However, if you have a makeup artist on hand, she typically knows some of the best products on the market and knows that caking on makeup isn’t the answer. Instead, she will take her time to provide more coverage and throw in some color that will make the model standout in every photo.

  • Using Photoshop on all the imperfections of the skin, whether it is acne, dark circles or bags under the eyes, will take hours to do. An MUA can help to eliminate many of these marks that you want to hide.

  • Models tend to enter into a photo shoot more comfortable and more confident when they have had their face "put on by a professional". Many think of it as an opportunity to get pampered and have their beauty truly stand out. You can certainly see the difference when comparing photos of women who did their own makeup versus those who had a professional apply theirs.