photo updates from Jim and Mary Whitmer

People Photos

Phil the Love

We’re currently on a working vacation in Orange County, California, and it turned out that there was a benefit concert for a wonderfully gifted keyboard player by the name of Phil Kristianson.   We got to know Phil well during photo coverage for Franklin Graham crusades years ago.  Phil is in a serious health battle, and this concert was designed as a night of worship, combined with fund raising for he medical expenses.  Please visit this site for more information:    We were pleased to contribute our photo work to help with this effort.

Palm Springs International Film Festival

While in Southern California doing some new shooting and taking some time to work on some web updates, we had a chance to play “Paparazzi” this evening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The most impressive person of the evening was Dustin Hoffman who graciously walked a long line of well-wishers, greeting them and signing autographs.  Here’s a collage of Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and Suzanne Somers among a host of others.

Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Suzanne Somers - photos by Jim Whitmer

A Video Backdrop to “In Pastures Green”

I have become friends with Jason Catron, a wonderfully talented Christian recording artist, and one of his signature musical numbers just “begged” for a visual reference. From our photo files, we created a video slide show which was projected while he performed this song recently in Chattanooga.

The CD cover we did for a “one-of-a-kind” DVD “single”

Jason Catron CD Cover - photos by Jim Whitmer © 2008

Take a look at this video at YouTube:

Personal Business Photos

A recent specialty we have added to our professional photography services are custom Personal Business Photos. Many people in business need these for company print and web communications, as well as for their personal resumes while job seeking.

Here is a sample of an original uncorrected digital camera file, and an edited final image. An image like this can make all the difference in a competitive employment market, or in career advancement.

Original Camera File - Edited Image

Sunday Service

Photography is often a 7 days a week opportunity, and this Sunday was one of those days and opportunities to help out in some important service and ministry projects.

Extended Morning Church Attendance - Photo © 2008 Jim Whitmer

First Baptist Church Kids - Photo © 2008 Jim Whitmer

A Willing Helper - Photo © 2008 Jim Whitmer

Second Service - Photo © 2008 Jim Whitmer

Kids Helping Out - Photo © 2008 Jim Whitmer

Saturday Wedding Edits

It’s been a busy day of Photoshop editing for Mary – almost 400 great pictures from the wedding of her niece, Christi, have been made even better.

Wedding Photos by Jim Whitmer © 2008