Category Archives: Businesses

Donna Marie “She Holds The Key” Photo Session

Today K. Chappell Photo Creations celebrates Donna Marie “SHE Holds The KEY”.  Not only is it her birthday today, but she is an experienced real estate agent for REMAX Liberty.  We recently updated her professional headshots for her business.

Donna is on top of her game and has been in the Real Estate business for 9 years.

We go back quite a few years and It’s always a joy to have her in front of my camera! Here are a few of our favorites from her photo session.

 

Happy Birthday Donna and Thank You for the opportunity to work with you again!  We appreciate and celebrate you today my beautiful friend!

To contact Donna for your real estate needs she can be reached at donnamariesheholdsthekey@gmail.com

Alisia Antoinette’s Photo Shoot

My friend Alisia is one of my favorite people.  We’ve known each other for 15 years or more.  Between raising our kids and the busy-ness of life, we would always squeeze in time to meet for lunch or coffee.  Although it may have only been once or twice a year, for me, it was, and still is, a celebration of friendship and sisterhood.

Her daughters have since grown into beautiful adults, and now she is about to embark on what I believe is going to be an amazing adventure that is going to take her places beyond what she can imagine!!!  She is the owner and founder of Bonjour Amour Matchmaking.

She needed a few headshots for her website and branding and of course I was excited and more than happy to be her photographer!!  Here are just a few of our favorites from her photoshoot!

We thought it would be good to get a few of her with her husband, Mark.  They have been together for 34 years!!!  So I think Bonjour Amour will be in great hands.

Alisia has so much style and class, and she is going to be a saavy business woman and entrepreneur.

I can’t wait to see what God has in store for this amazing woman and friend.

For your personalized photo shoot, contact, kathy@kcphotocreations.com

Tyrone DuBose – La Jolla Cove Photo Shoot

Sometimes in life you are fortunate enough to have your path cross with some amazing people when you least expect it and that’s how I met Mr. Tyrone DuBose.

With so many great photographers out there, I was thrilled and honored when he chose me to do this session for some upcoming  projects that he’s working on.

We decided to meet at the beautiful La Jolla Coves and here are a few of my favorites from our early morning session.

Tyrone DuBose is an award winning R&B Historian that has been blessed to live his dream!  He has an amazing bass-baritone voice that graces the airwaves as America’s Premier Contributing R&B Historian on TV One’s UNSUNG, he is a syndicated radio host of Timeless Traxx and does a “60 Second Moment in Music History” on the Sheryl Underwood Radio Show and these are just a few things that he does.  He is an inspiration to so many people including myself.

How can I photograph Mr. DuBose who has such an interesting and inspiring life and not ask a few questions and share a little inspiration.

Because I love UnSung so much I wanted to know what was one of his most memorable moments from the show and he mentioned the Martha Wash story and how she was denied 3 #1 singles and people lip synced 3 of her songs without proper credit.  She ended up coming out victorious after having to file a lawsuit and during the middle of all of that she came out with a #1 single on the dance charts!  I remember her from The Weather Girls, It’s Raining Men song in the 80’s.

A highlight and inspiration in Tyrone’s life when he was younger, was listening to Casey Kasem American Top 40.  He eventually met him and then was actually mentored by him.  That blows my mind because we grew up listening to Casey Kasem.  In his words Tyrone said, “When I met him, it was the thrill of a lifetime and this man (Casey Kasem) was the reason I got into radio now I believed I could do it” and look at where that dream and determination has gotten him, I’m inspired.

I then asked when things get challenging how does he get through it.  He said he reflects on his favorite movie, Rocky, which motivates him because Rocky was the underdog but he Didn’t Give UP and that’s motivation we can all use!!  I’m going to dig in the archives and watch Rocky…it’s been a long time and I can always use motivation like that!

My final question was for advice for someone trying to make their way and he said the number one thing he always tells people is if you’re not ready for people to talk about you, you’re not ready for success.

This is one of the many benefits of being a photographer it’s the amazing people I get to meet!!

Thank you Tyrone DuBose for the privilege of having you in front of my camera!  I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for you my friend!

You can check Tyrone DuBose out at:
http://www.tyronedubose.com/
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Sheryl Underwood Radio

 

Shake Those Nerves! Farmer’s Daughter Hotel

When I first started pursuing my dream of being a photographer, I used to get soooo nervous…even NOW when I have a big event, I STILL get nervous, but I refuse to let that stop me…ever!

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One thing I do when I have a big event that has my stomach in knots, I schedule “me” time the following week so instead of focusing on my nerves I focus on the treat to myself AFTER my big event and it really helps lol.

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I love to treat myself to an overnight stay at a nice hotel where I can relax and also work with my laptop and enjoy a little time away.

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When you have a big event or just something that is nerve wracking, what do you do?? I’d love to hear about it!

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What’s in my bag??

I know when I’m at a photo session or event, some may wonder what the heck does she have in those bags??!! Well these are SOME of my essentials that I carry…my 24-70 and 70-200 are my go to lenses. I gotta have my flash for those poor lighting situations and my remote trigger so that I can have off camera flash. My Jane Iredale is a must for my jobs so my lipstick will last for hours. Gotta have my little bag for my iphone and keys because before this bag, I never could find my keys and phone. Lastly I have to have my micro cloth to keep my glass clean. So there you go…just a few things I carry on each job 🙂

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Sukari

I haven’t done very many product sessions but the few that I have done, I treat just like I would any other session.  I find out what the vision is and I do my best to bring it to life.

Sukari Premium Vodka was co-founded by Rolesha and her business partner, Edward.  When Rolesha contacted me to photograph their product, I asked what her vision was and she said it was catered towards women and wanted it to reflect ladies having a good time with their girlfriends.

Sukari has a blend of erotic superfruits such as oranges, pineapples,  blood oranges, and dragon fruit so I wanted to incorporate that as well.  I went out and scouted locations and tried to envision her ideas and this was what I came up with.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from my Sukari photo session 🙂

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Thank you Rolesha and Edward for entrusting me with your product…it was a joy to work with you!!

Thank you Rhonda C. for the referral!!

If you would like more information on Sukari Spirits, you can check out www.drinksukari.com

For all of your photographic needs, contact kathy@kcphotocreations.com or 951-541-7481

Andrea Matros ~ Living Yoga Center

I recently had the privilege to do a photo session with Andrea Matros, the founder/director of the Living Yoga Center in Old Town Temecula. Here are a few of my favorites from our session!

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Thank you Andrea for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations capture your beautiful and peaceful studio…it was a joy to work with you!!

Andrea Matros – Founder/Director

28544 Old Town Front Street, Suite 300, Temecula, CA 92590

www.living-yoga.com     –     951-676-2206

 

 

J. Andrews Attorney at Law- Lola Magazine Feature

I recently got a call from Constance Harrison, who is a Master Hair Stylist at Above and Beyond Beauty Salon located in Temecula, to see if I could do a last minute photo session for one of her clients, Jaki Andrews, for an upcoming article she was going to be featured in.  I was more than happy to do it.

Jaki  was so beautiful inside and out and it truly was a pleasure to photograph her.  You can read her impressive article in the October 2014 Issue of Lola Magazine, which is a magazine that can be found in many of the local grocery stores and other local businesses.  Her feature article is on page 13.

Jaki Andrews, Attorney at Law

Thank you Constance Harrison and Jaki Andrews for trusting K. Chappell Photo Creations…it was an honor to be able to do this photo shoot!

Hair done by:  Constance Harrison – 619-867-9665

Jaki Andrews, Attorney at Law – J. Andrews Law, 951-490-9280