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The Amazing History of Strauss Peyton

For history buffs in Kansas City, there’s a lovely secret just down the road sitting in boxes in a jail cell in Independence.  Did you know that Strauss Peyton is the oldest photography studio in the United States that has been in continuous business since they opened?  And because we are over 100 years old,…

Framing your Strauss Peyton Art

The final touch on your beautiful Strauss Peyton portrait should be beautiful framing.  Ladies, it’s like making sure you are wearing beautiful elegant shoes and jewelry with a stunning gown…of course you want it to match in style and finish so you shine! Recently, Jonathan and Kaela visited Chicago and were able to set aside…

Strauss Peyton, the next 40 years

  Perhaps you’ve noticed a slight change to our Strauss Peyton website?  Yes, things have been changing a little bit here at Strauss Peyton.  In fact, you could call it a changing of the guard of sorts.  For the past 40 years, Mark Braswell has been the head boss, the face of Strauss Peyton, the…

Sharing and Learning in New York City

This past week, Jonathan and I attended the annual meeting of the Society of XXV in New York City.   This group has 25 of the greatest photographers worldwide that demonstrate excellence in their field of portrait work, as well as leadership in the industry.  At this meeting, we had the pleasure of the company…

Five ways to Rock a Headshot quickly

Does your blood run a little cold when you hear the ominous words at work of “We need your headshot”?  And what if you don’t have enough time to make an appointment for a headshot (we prefer the term business portrait though!) with a professional photographer so you can get something really fabulous?  Don’t worry,…

Learning in Vegas…no really, there was learning!

Happy Love Day! At the beginning of February, Jonathan and I made our way out to Vegas to join our coaching group for a three-day onslaught of new ideas, new concepts and reconnecting with other wonderful professional photographers all over the United States.   It was terrific to see familiar faces again and we managed to meet…

Advice from your Overland Park Portrait Studio

Every so often we get asked questions about how we do things and what the best way is to handle files here at our Overland Park Portrait Studio.  Everyone has a digital camera nowadays and for sure a phone or tablet that can take images but have you thought beyond the immediate gratification of seeing the image?…

When selfies just won’t cut it…

Browsing the internet the other day, I stumbled across this article from the NY Times.  Yes, I am absolutely admitting to having taken a selfie or two (or three or four) but nothing replaces the beauty and high level of professionalism in an image that only an artist who understands light and posing can create….