JDP Client Spotlight – Dawson and Dawson, Inc.

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Kathy Dawson, Founder and President of Dawson & Dawson, Inc.

Dawson and Dawson, Inc., connecting people, talent and opportunity, have been a valued service provider for JDP Photography in Orange County, California for several years. We are proud to say they are also a client. Here’s what Kathy had to say about our photography service…

“I have rated JDP Photography the highest rating as possible. Julie has the rare ability to capture your true essence in a photo which is so rare. I hate having my picture taken as most of us do as I am concerned about how it will turn out. I worried about how my hair should be, what I should wear, what look I should convey-serious or light hearted and all for nothing. Julie takes a spectacular photo and it’s not just me! I have seen her work on 20+ other clients. They are all the same…GREAT! I can not recommend her highly enough. I will never have my picture taken by anyone else as she is the master of quality photos for sure. :)”. Kathy Dawson on ThumbtackThumbtack Best Pro of 2015

Businesses need qualified people to make it happen. Talented people make it happen in environments where they can thrive. Dawson & Dawson, Inc. is committed to making quality connections one placement at a time!

executive portrait Dawson and Dawson pearls




We are proud to work with such an exciting company. Dawson and Dawson, Inc. is on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for the third year in a row.

JDP Client Spotlight – Eventmover, Inc.

executive portrait red chair Eventmover, Inc.

Lisa Michelle Chretien, Founder and President, Eventmover, Inc.

When a client asks JDP Photography in Orange County, California for out-of-the-ordinary photo manipulation, we call in our team of specialists to deliver a high-quality product.

Here’s what Eventmover, Inc. said about our work…”You and your retoucher did an AMAZING job and the photos came out great!”

EventMover, Inc. is a global transportation services company providing custom transportation for trade shows, auto shows, multi-city promotional tours and special events to clients in a wide range of industries. For a company looking to transport exhibits, auto show properties and special event sets, EventMover, Inc., offers full-service solutions designed by a core-driven team with more than 115 years combined experience in the Event Transportation Industry. Unique in its ability to provide ancillary services such as consulting, project management, accounting, crating, and warehousing in addition to transportation, EventMover is a one-stop service provider with a well-established and excellent reputation for on-time and on-budget service.

executive portrait Lisa Michelle Eventmover, Inc.




If you need Photoshop expertise or help establishing your brand, or when you want something more than just a shot in the dark, contact JDP!

WHW Computer Labs Instructor Debut

Maria Williams WHW Computer Labs Instructor

Maria Williams, WHW, Computer Labs Instructor

Maria Williams makes her debut at Women Helping Women/Men2Work as the Computer Labs Instructor.


mission of WHW

is to provide comprehensive employment support services to empower disadvantaged men, women and teens to achieve economic self sufficiency through employment success.

Client Spotlight from Our Photography Studio

Lisa Dale, CEO Seabreeze Management Company Inc.

Lisa Dale, CEO
Seabreeze Management Company Inc.

Recently, I had the pleasure (again) of working in our photography studio with Lisa Dale, CEO of Seabreeze Management Company creating her new and updated business portrait. This time Lisa brought in her staff for their executive portrait sessions, too. We were able to blend the new portraits with those currently on their website, to maintain the branded look on their site.

In 2012 I met Lisa for the first time. JDP Photography was chosen as the studio portrait photographer for the NAWBO-OC (National Association of Women Business Owners, www.nawbo-oc.org) Remarkable Women Awards program. Lisa was selected as the Honoree for Lifetime Achievement and Woman of Courage.

I asked Lisa to tell you a little bit about her company and this is what she had to say.

With over 26 years of experience, Seabreeze Management Company www.seabreezemgmt.com is an industry-leading, community management firm offering full-service solutions to condominiums, luxury high-rise/mid-rise properties, active adult communities, mix-use properties and single-family homes in Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego. As an AAMC accredited firm with a highly-credentialed team, Seabreeze Management provides unparalleled service and support to HOAs, helping them build stronger communities.

Kerry Beatty, Seabreeze Management Company Inc

Kerry Beatty
Seabreeze Management Company Inc.

Greg Felt, Seabreeze Management Company Inc.

Greg Felt
Seabreeze Management Company Inc.

We are pleased to work with leaders in their industry and to follow their community involvement. I wanted you to know them, too!

Executive portraits go fun and sassy

Corporate casual executive portraits of John Raymont, Kurion, Inc.

Corporate casual executive portrait


When I was asked to create a fun and sassy photograph of one of my clients, a corporate executive, I was really excited. As my style of corporate headshots and executive portraits is pretty traditional, I relish the opportunity to deliver something new, fresh and current.

While the studio session wasn’t exactly like a high-key model shoot, John Raymont, Founder and President of Kurion, Inc., delivered very natural fun and sassy “looks” for this round of executive portraits. It was hard selecting the best single image. His expressions conveyed different messages and could be used to tell a different story based on usage of the photograph.

High-key white backgrounds are very popular these days. It makes the subject stand out from the background and also makes it easy to crop the subject out and place on other backgrounds. It eliminates distractions around and behind the subject and is the best solution for social media profile pictures.

At all of our studio sessions, we capture tethered – camera connected to the computer. The images download as we are working and you are able to select your favorite image(s) during your portrait session. Still can’t make up your mind? Need a second opinion? We can also upload to an online site for your convenience.

Executive Portraits Take On a “New” Size

Executive portraits and profile pictures take on a “new” size

Lorna Scherff, Speedpro Imaging

Traditionally, our executive portraits and profile pictures have been delivered sized to 8”x 10”, high resolution, suitable for print. Because many online and digital uses require a horizontal and/or square format, we are now delivering square-formatted photos along with the traditional sizes. It means that you can now receive 8”x 8” high resolution files with your order. We will provide the best crop, as usual.

The benefit of such a crop is its ease of use and best cropping for most online media. It will fit without any adjusting once you have uploaded the image to your social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others.

Executive portraits and profile pictures are created in our studio on a variety of backgrounds. However, the most frequently selected backgrounds are light gray or white. They are simple, not distracting, and really make the subject (you!) stand out. We also have dark gray, blue and taupe for a more traditional look.

We provide How to Dress guidelines to help you get ready for your portrait session. The goal is to have the viewer look at your eyes, not your clothes and jewelry. By being well prepared, you help create the best image possible. With our enhancements and retouching (included in all of our studio portraits) you will have a photo to be proud of and enjoy sharing.

This is an executive portrait of Lorna Scherff, Speedpro Imaging, located in Tustin, California. They specialize in premium, large-format digital graphics for signs, banners, retractable banner stands, vehicle wraps and more.