This post is a little delayed, but as we always say – better late than never! The 2014 Antique and Amusement Photography Association Convention was held in Texas this year at the beautiful Tremont House in Galveston. This year we entered 8 photos and received 7 ribbons including an award for technical excellence. Our steampunk photo of Dianna won the technical excellence ribbon.
Last year during our consult with Bri about her wedding she mentioned the engagement photo they wanted to do for their save the dates. Her fiancée Jonathon was in the Navy and they wanted to recreate the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photo of the sailor kissing the nurse on VE day. We were happy to oblige since we knew the photo so well. Here is our homage to it. It won the 1st blue ribbon for Best Portrait of Two Persons.
We love pinup. Here is our vintage 1950s garage calendar of Hannah that won 1st place in the Best Digital Border Poster. My Grandfather Marvin Sr. owned a Gulf gas station in the 50’s. June 1958 does correspond to June 2014.
We also love steampunk. We had three award winning steampunk photos this year. Here in Jennifer in our 1st place image in the Best Chromakey Portrait category. This is all TEPS chromakey software and has no Photoshop used in it. The light bulb was actually hanging from the hair light and is not part of the background photo.
Our final 1st place ribbon was for mine and Tanya’s 2013 Christmas card for Best Holiday Greeting Card category. This year we decided on a 50’s couple theme. Tanya showed me in the second photo that was on the back of the card what she thought of serving me pie.
I love doing staff photos and this years photo of Scott Henry’s Old Time Portraits crew won a third place ribbon for Best Portrait of Your Staff. Kids, please don’t play on railroad tracks.
Our photo of Bella won an Honorable Mention in the Boudoir Portrait category.
Lastly and never least is our pinup session with the amazing Flossie Carmichael. It won an Honorable Mention in the Best Portrait of Any Other Era.