Photography by Tafari © 2018

Category : Portraits

October 15, 2011 Shooting Helen V. Simpson

My good friend Jasim DeForrest of Word Play Tee’s recently contacted me about a project that she is working on for her mother, Helen. The project being Helen’s huge upcoming retirement party. After 41 years with the Social Security Administration, Helen is calling it quits.

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October 14, 2011 Autumn Senior Session: DiShawna Marks

Last Sunday, was the day that I had that photo session where I whispered all the way through because I had no voice. The session was with DiShawna Marks, a Detroit high school senior for her senior portraits. Aside from my voice issues, the day was perfect! The sun was out

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September 25, 2011 Shooting Megan Pouncy

I met Megan Pouncy thanks to a great referral from friend & client Amber Cabral a few months ago. When Megan & I initially talked, she shared her needs for headshots as part of a October 2011 launch for her brand new blog titled Vino Dream geared toward Detroit area w

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September 18, 2011 Pompadour, Lashes & Personality

I was in the media riser photographing the Tracy Reese runway show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week when I spotted Brooklyn based singer “Raye6” in the audience. From her serious pompadour, you can imagine that she was not easy to miss. After the show, I quickly packed my cam

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September 1, 2011 Take Me to the Game

Yesterday, I photographed the “Parade Day at the Park” event for The Parade Company at Comerica Park.  This was my 2nd time working this event for TPC, with the first time being last year. Last year was one for the record books because it was soooooo super hot! When my ass

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June 20, 2011 Shooting Amber Cabral

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph social commentator, blogge & friend, Amber Cabral downtown Detroit. Amber and I met many years ago here. At that time she lived in Detroit but it was like a year or two before we actually met in real life although we lived

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April 6, 2011 Shooting José Vilson

To get good results when taking portraits, you can do so very much with one small light, one stand, & one umbrella. When I photographed New York educator, blogger, poet and my ace boom cool José Vilson, I started with two lights but I was not getting the effect that I des

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October 21, 2010 Happy Birthday Baby

Spring of 2009 I met Linda & Max Wolff when I photographed their surprise wedding. It was a such a fun event & I really enjoyed working with this great couple. At the time of wedding, Linda was about 3-4 months pregnant so she was a glowing for more than one reason.

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September 2, 2010 Shooting Janella

Last week, while on vacay in NYC I had the awesome opportunity to photograph Janella. What made it awesome was that she’s a great person & it was her birthday, working on the Brooklyn Bridge & then getting a mini tour of Brooklyn during the course of the shoot. I tol

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July 20, 2010 She's Having a Baby: Dr. Keturah Jeffries

I’ve known Keturah aKa Dr. Jeffries since my high school days. If you know me then you know that it’s been a long time. A LONG time. Now that I’ve dated myself….. Photographing Keturah and Ray was a pleasure as we made our way around the Cranbook House & Gardens

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