Gymnastics Images by Firefly: Share Your Pose!

Firefly Event Photography Performance Images by Pierce Brunson March 2014The new division of Firefly Event Photography has launched. The Performance Image division will include cheer, dance, traditional dance, gymnastics, softball, volleyball, and basketball. We are excited about learning and growing this new branch of Firefly. www.fireflyeventphotography-performance.com

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Creative Prom Ideas That Make Great Photo Memories!

Photo Booth Image by Firefly Event Photography

Custom Open Air Photo Booth by Firefly Event Photography.

Prom is one of the best times of year for a high school senior. It is full of beauty, elegance and charm. If you are stuck with very few ideas for prom here are three that I have seen in action and they were very nice.

1. Light Up Carriage: Nothing like a horse drawn carriage taking you to the venue of your senior prom. Of course you have to be in a location that offers this but most downtown areas have some sort of romantic transportation system.

2. Rose Petals at Her Feet: This was a shocker and a pretty special touch as the limo driver would open the door and drop rose petals before the female exited the vehicle. Pretty impressive and extra points for the date that thought this one up.

3. Sand Writing: If you live near the beach why not have a prepared message in the sand? There are many hotels on the beach where on can sit by the window for a great view. Two years ago we noticed that a couple had their names in the sand with “Prom 2010” included in the message. They stated that they got the idea from a beach wedding photo they viewed together on the internet. Pretty cool way to enjoy an evening.

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Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Prom Photo of the Day: Beautiful In Blue!

Prom Image by Firefly Event Photography

Beautiful Blue by Firefly Event Photography

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Before the Prom: Photo Tips

Prom Image by Firefly Event Photography

Tips for Pre Prom Photography

So your pre prom images are important to you? Well here are three tips that will help you have the best images of your dress, tuxedo, group, or any important images before you get to the dance.

#1: Hire A Professional! Yeah, I am not a fan of the do it yourself theory when it comes to this stuff. Being a professional photographer that focuses on school events I know what to look for. Find a photographer that is willing to spend an hour with you. If you have a group of people maybe you could split the fees.

#2: Take A Photo Class! If you decide to have a novice take your images make sure they take a class. Usually your local community college has a short 5 week class that will improve shooter’s skills tremendously. Prom is kinda like a wedding, YOLO! Make sure the person is skilled enough to capture some great images.

#3: Watch YouTube! There are plenty of skills videos on the site. Have your novice photographer view some videos and practice.

If your photos are important to you make sure you find a professional photog with a good reputation. If you decide to use a novice just let them know early enough the images you would like to have taken so they can practice.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment about the post and tell us how the tips worked. We will be posting videos later so follow our YouTube page here. http://www.youtube.com/user/FireflyEPE/videos?sort=p&flow=grid&view=0

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Tips for Creative Prom Photos

Prom Photo by Firefly Event Photography

Prom Photography by Firefly Event Photography.

With a prom always just around to corner there is always a moment to pick up a few tips for capturing some memorable moments! Here are another three tips for creative prom images.

1. Zoom In: Take some shots of your face and hair while capturing just a part of the background. This will add another unexplored dimension to the night’s memories. The take close up images of other things that are just as important like jewelry, flowers and parts of your attire.

2. Shoot in Black and White: Changing some of your low light images to black and white images will help you see the contrast of the light source. If your camera can do this as you take a pic you can add dramatic effects to your images. See if you can get the glow of the spotlight behind you as you are dancing.

3. Use Different Angles: Don’t forget that there are many different ways to view a setting. See if you can take some images at different angles so that you add even more dramatic effect to the night’s captured images.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment about the post and tell us how the tips worked. We will be posting videos so follow our Youtube page here. http://www.youtube.com/user/FireflyEPE/videos?sort=p&flow=grid&view=0

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Prom Photography for High Schools! Tips for Modern Times!

Prom Image by Firefly Event Photography

Modern Photography Companies Are the Best!

In the digital age photography has changed as the demand for capturing and posting have escalated. With that your prom photographer should change also. I have been to many recent weddings where the photography companies long ago ditched the slow, old, uncreative, rubberstamped ideas and methods of yester year. Why haven’t you done the same with your prom photographer? Shouldn’t your students have the best and most modern methods? There are three tips we share with our customers so they can check to see if they are delivering 2014 photography or 1990 photography.

#1: Is every student involved? You wouldn’t set up a snack machine at your prom where only the people that had the money could partake would you? Why? Because that would be terrible.

#2: Do they use a photography team! Find a company that can handle all the requests for images. Remember your students and what they like. If you give people value they will be willing to pay for it. This relates directly to how many images they can deliver. We always use a team of at least 3 photographers. Then we have assistants.

#3: What about the future? How will your students get their pictures in 10 years? Old method photo companies haven’t solved this issue. They get rid of images after a certain amount of time. I guess they never heard of #TBT (Throwback Thursday). Images should be available for at least 10 years.

#4: How fast is the turnaround? Kids want it now and fast. This isn’t the 90’s where we had no proof of how fast things could be delivered. If I can get a package delivered from California to Florida within 24 hours then photos should be delivered that fast also. We deliver by 9am the next morning. It is a push throughout the night? Sure but it is what separates us from the old guys.

Want to know more about Firefly Event Photography? Visit http://www.fireflyepe.com

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment about the post and tell us how the tips worked. We will be posting videos later so follow our Youtube page here. http://www.youtube.com/user/FireflyEPE/videos?sort=p&flow=grid&view=0

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Elements of the School Dance: The Pictures

“Everyone deserves a professional picture without it being hijacked for a high ransom”

There is nothing about your night that will last longer than the pictures. As our memeory fades of the night the images taken remind us of the great people in the school. This is a great opportunity for a school to add some separation from the old rubber stamping school dances of your rival down the road. Make your event great by having photo booths that are creative (not just a black background), plenty of photographers, and plenty of areas to take creative images. Then get on it! Once the music has stopped there are only memories and yet school committees aren’t working with companies that can handle capturing and securing them. Do you know how often a kid loses his phone, their computer dies or they mistakenly erase files? All those memories are down the drain so you can forget about #TBT (Throwback Thursday) years from now. Visit Firefly Event Photography http://www.fireflyepe.com for great solutions for your students.

Q: How can having a professional photography company enhance your event?

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Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

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Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.