Monday, October 4, 2010

Getting Busy at the Studio...

I recently had the honor of photographing Dan and Jennier Morgan along with their children: Ethan; Joshua and Natalie. As usual, the entire family was great before the camera and we got some outstanding portraits. It's always a joy when a session is as successful as Morgan family's was.

They came to the studio from their home in Trinity, a small area in Pasco County, as a result of being the high bidder for the portrait session at a Ronald McDonald House fundraiser.

Dave and Kim Murray along with son, Finn, were photographed at the studio at the end of September. They won a fundraiser auction at St. John's Episcopal Church in Hyde Park and are looking forward to locating their portraits over the fireplace in their living room.

Carlos and Lorena Leche and children Sofia and Tony recently spent a half of a Saturday in session to have some striking and timely portraits made for display in their home. The residents of New Tampa came as a result of attending a function for the American Heart Association.

Former County Commissioner Dottie Berger MacKinnon

A portrait I took of Dottie Berger MacKinnon, who was an outstanding public servant and member of the Hillsborough County Commission, will be displayed at A Kid's Place. The Place is a 60-bed facility located in Brandon she founded for care of abused, neglected and abandoned children. We salute her great work as this is not the first major non-profit project she has led the charge in forming and operating. The Pepito Masterpiece 30 X 30 Sepia Portrait of Ms. MacKinnon will be displayed at the facility.

We urge you to remember Ms. MacKinnon in your prayers and she undergoes treatment for an advanced stage of cancer. Contributions can also be made toward her great work at A Kid's Place by going to its web site at

Performing Arts Center Fundraiser

A week from this Saturday, October 16, the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts will host its signature fundraising event, the 2010 Broadway Ball. Pepito Masterpiece Portraits is very grateful for the opportunity of participating in this worthwhile event. A lot will happen that night so if you're interested in getting in on the action...and bidding on one of our portrait Sharon McDonald, Director of Special Events at the Straz, 813-222-1037.

Schedule Your Portrait Session Now!!!

The Christmas holidays are right around the corner...less than three months to go. If you'd like to have those very special portraits for the holidays, please call us as soon as possible to discuss dates they can be made. Call Karen or myself at the studio, 813-281-2829.

Have a great week!