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Lines are Beautiful – A Photographic Celebration of Women over 50

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Lines are BEAUTIFUL [/custom_headline]is my personal project for 2015.  My desire is to provide a FREE portrait session for any woman over 50 years old. That is the sole requirement, that you be over 50.  Why am I doing this?  Have you ever heard the song by Brandi Carlile – The Story?  The first lines of the song are:

[blockquote cite=”Brandi Carlie” type=”left, center, right”]All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am[/blockquote]


Even though more mature woman are visible today than they ever have been before, it still isn’t enough.  Beauty is not reserved only for the young and thin and those that reverie beauty magazines.


We are wise, wonderful, strong and beautiful.  We’ve lived, we’ve learned, we’ve had challenges and joys, pain and pleasure.  We have lines on our face and we can be proud of that fact and celebrate it.


We deserve to be seen and it is essential that we exist in photos.

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Join me.  Be Seen.  Celebrate You. [/custom_headline]


Session Details:

  • One FREE – 30 minute portrait session
  • All participants must be female and 50 or over
  • Limited sessions available=
  • Session to be held in our Richmond photography studio (limited availability for on-location sessions – inquire when booking)
  • All images will be presented in black and white
  • 15 proofs for review
  • Participants receive 1 fully edited digital image
  • No purchase is required
  • Additional products available at discounted prices
  • Model release is required from all participants

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The Fusion Business Card has arrived – Make Your High Impact Fisrt Impression

What is a Fusion Business Card you may be asking?

The simple answer is – a hybrid of a traditional head shot and video of your business elevator pitch combined in a sweet small 40 second video that you can promote on your website and social media.

It is also a brand new offering from Chickpea Photography and you can see a sample in the video above.  In today’s short attention span digital age, you only have a few moments to make a high impact first impression.

With our Fusion Business Cards, you will grab your viewer’s attention, but not require them to commit to several minutes of info.  They get a quick first look at you and your company or service and because we make you accessible and approachable they want to take the next step and contact you.

Contact me today to talk about how to make this work for your business.



Headshot Portraits at East Bay Photography Studio

I may be the world’s worst blogger. There I’ve admitted; that is a load off my shoulders. Whew!

In today’s service business economy blogging regularly is an important, if not critical, business tool. Alas, despite my best intentions of blogging weekly, I regularly get side-tracked by one of the many other priorities of owning and running a small business and my blogging drops to the far bottom on the list of to do’s.

So what does this self-flagellation have to do with headshots you may be wondering? Nothing really, other than to address the fact that I’m now blogging belatedly about several of my past headshot portrait sessions.

So let me introduce Josh, Lisa, Ava and Marianne. All recent and wonderful clients who came into the studio for a 30-minute headshot session.

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