Archive for October, 2008

A Few Images From My Shoot With Stephanie

October 28, 2008 4 comments

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It was a pleasure working with Stephanie.  She has the most amazing eyes.  I would love to do a retro 40’s shoot with her.  I believe she has the look that could pull that era, when everyone was glamorous.

Model:  Stephanie – Vandenbudenmayer / Hair & Make-up:  DemiV – DsignzUnlimited / Wardrobe: ShaunRoger



A Few Pics From Ebony’s Photo Shoot

October 21, 2008 4 comments

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Ebony was definitely a pleasure to work with.  She made my job feel like it should feel . . . fun.  When I saw her coat I told her it reminded me of a classic detective, so she grabbed a newspaper and we stood her beside the lamp pole for the cliche detective image.  She pulled it off fabulously.

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Model:  Ebony –


A Few Pics From My Trip To The Newseum Yesterday

October 17, 2008 1 comment
I visited the Newseum in Washington, D.C. yesterday with some co-workers and I did not want to leave. The admission is $17 and it is worth every penny. That is a mouthful coming from me considering that the Smithsonian museums are free and typically I would recommend going to visit one of them instead, but this museum definitely gets five stars from me.

You can find out more about the museum by visiting

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I remember the D.C. snipers oh so well.  I remember the snipers reeking havoc on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for what seemed like an eternity.  People everywhere in the area were running out of gas from fear of running out of gas.  I could go on and on, but all I can say is I am glad that season is over.
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This image was taken from the sixth floor terrace of the museum.  I was in awe of the view up and down Pennsylvania Avenue.  The terrace will be close on Innaguration Day for obvious reasons.
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J. Edgar Hoover’s desk
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Wax statue of J. Edgar Hoover outside of museum


Good Mentors Make Pursuing Your Dreams Easier

October 14, 2008 1 comment

Just a quick note . . . I highly recommend that in whatever you do . . . whether it is photography, graphics (wherever your passion lies) that you get a mentor.  A good mentor will keep you from reinventing the wheel over and over again.  A good mentor will provide you with resources that will keep you from stumbling in the dark that have you concentrating more on your craft and less on trying to find a way to perfect your craft.

More than one mentor is also great because you receive more than one persepective and ensures that a mentor is always available.

One of my mentors provided me with a wealth of knowledge last night, so tonight after I meet with a client, I will be hitting the books.

April Sims Photography


A Few Pics From Desaire Shoot

October 13, 2008 Leave a comment

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Desaire was AWESOME to work with.  From the moment that she walked through the door she was ready to work.  Don’t let size fool you because this 5’4 model will get the job done.

Model:  Desaire

Images by April Sims:

Hair and Make-up by Celebrity Stylist DemiV:


April Sims is now accepting Weddings

October 10, 2008 Leave a comment

After many requests, I have decided to take on weddings.  My wedding services will be a combination of traditional wedding images with my photojournalistic flare.

Wedding pictures are coming very soon.  Until then, please continue to enjoy the images that I create on a daily basis.

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A Few Images From Allison Jean’s Shoot

October 8, 2008 1 comment

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Images by April Sims:

Hair and Make-up by Celebrity Stylist DemiV: