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When John Coyle shoots a portrait, he yells sweet nothings like: “You’ve got the look.” “Oh yeah. I wish you were here earlier. You could’ve shown (Insert name here) a thing or two.” “Best. Smile. Ever!” “Keep that smile big. Keep that smile bright. There you go! You’re doing great!” “You look amazing!” John and I...

Building a personal brand can be tricky. There are some people that shamelessly promote themselves using personal branding as their vehicle. Others are masters at the craft and have cultivated their brand while establishing themselves as true experts. We asked Mary Lou for her tips on creating a personal brand....

Read this: “We’re shooting Grandma today. Our concern is that she may be too hot due to her white hair and skin tones. Close the barn doors and throw a grid on that. An over-exposed grandma will force us to burn her down later. Whoops – sorry grandma – didn’t mean...

In the summer, everyone has water on the brain in one form or another - oceans, lakes, pools, a hose (we aren't picky). We explore one of John's fine art inspirations: water....

Let’s get something straight: Having a limited budget or being short on time is not a good enough reason to sacrifice quality. “Champagne taste on a beer budget” is a problem that requires a creative solution. One of the biggest mistakes made in marketing efforts is to exclude creative partners from...

2016 marks my four year anniversary at Coyle Studios. Above, you’ll see a photo taken on my first day of work and a more recent photo from a shoot in March. I look so happy in 2012. Why do I look so disenfranchised in 2016? Because of crap like this: Being part...