Join us for the journey of your life...the Walden Black and White Mentorship Journey. Starting this September, we will strategically focus on fine art, black and white portraiture. Come join us! But hurry if you want to attend the July Retreat...only a handful of seats left!
We are a husband and wife team, in life, in love and with immense passion for this industry. We have been professional photographers (our first love) and professional educators (a close second) for over three decades.
We are who we are because of those who came before us. We stand on their shoulders. Our hope is to provide strong shoulders for others to stand on as we teach what we have learned and experienced in this amazing industry.
THROUGH THE YEARS, WE HAVE LEARNED THAT BEHIND EVERY FACE, THERE IS A STORY!
A widow at a young age.
Her husband passed away at a young age. The necklace she wears around her neck is his wedding ring as a reminder of their time together. We determined to do this session as a fine art black and white portrait. Hand-printed pieces like this will last for several generations...her daughters will have this portrait as their legacy.
*We give you the tools to be a print artist so that you get the best from your lab. For the few who want to print their own work, we teach you how to be a print maker.
He inspires others.
The deadliest drunk driving accident in America, May of 1988, happened here in Kentucky and Harold was just a young man at the time. Twenty seven of his friends died that night.
A lot of thought went into this portrait. Because of the textures in his face, we selected the format of black and white as it holds a wider range of details and allowed us to kick up the lighting for a dramatic presentation. We darkened the background to allow him to project forward and dressed him in dark clothing for minimal distraction.
The tattoo on his arm is of the Phoenix, the mythical bird that arises from ashes to new life.
Adoption is love.
Darryl and his wife were foster parents for children with medical or emotional problems. When they met Becca, fostering turned to adopting. Along with Becca, they also adopted three other children who now have a forever home to thrive in.
Darryl is a body builder, so showing off his arms symbolized strength, security and safety and became a vital factor in this image.
Encircling his adopted daughter within his strong arms speaks of his LOVE.
"There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families."
~National Adoption Center
BLACK AND WHITE FINE ART PORTRAITURE TELLS STORIES...CREATES LEGACY...IS ARTISTIC