Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

WXRY - the independent alternative

Keep your ears out for our new underwriting spot that we are running on WXRY-FM in Columbia.  Let us know if you hear it play!  I hope everyone is having a joyous Christmas Season.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jay's Personal Collection - Part 1

After some encouragement from others, here is some work from my personal collection that I have recently done.  These images are just from various trips and were done just for fun to capture the memory or moment.  I don't always bring my big camera with me on vacation, but I did on a couple trips recently and here are some of the photographs. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Columbia Firefighters and USC Gamecocks SEC East Champions

I bring you this blog today with both a happy and sad heart.  First the happy and good news.  Congratulations to the USC (that is University of South Carolina) Gamecock Football team for winning the SEC East Conference this weekend.  It has been a long tough road but you stuck to it and pulled it out.  As alumni of USC, it makes me proud of your accomplishment.  You have represented our university well!!  Stick with it the rest of the season and fight it out till the end.  Don't get caught up in your own success... set another goal and go after it.

On a sad note, my heart and condolences go out to the friends and family of Chance Zobel the Columbia / Richland firefighter who gave his life doing his job to keep the residents of this great city safe.  Also our prayers are with Larry Irvin for a quick and complete recovery from his injuries that he also received doing his job!  To all firefighters everywhere, THANK YOU for what you do to keep us safe, we appreciate you!!  You are all HERO'S in my book!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Beckett Financial Group

When life changes, it is always recommended to meet with a financial adviser to get advise about your financial situation and what the best options are for you at that point.  Obviously, getting married is a major life change for a couple and a couple wants to start out in their new life together on the right foot.  We recommend that you find a good financial adviser that will look out for your interest, if you don't already have one.  In Columbia, SC, we recommend Beckett Financial Group for the task.  These guys will work hard to find the best investments, insurance, and other solutions to grow your money.  Check out their website at I (Jay) personally use them as my financial advisers and I don't think you will be disappointed. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bob Fulton - Voice of the Gamecocks remembered

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Bob Fulton on his passing.  He for some many years was the Voice of the Gamecocks and touched so many lives with his description on Gamecock athletics for those that couldn't make the games.  I personally met Bob after he had retired from doing Gamecocks games and he was calling high school football games for my Alma mater just for fun!  He was to most upstanding, and honorable man, and one of the nicest people that you could meet.  He will be missed and we thank him for his contributions to this community over the years!  May he rest in peace.... 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We here at Picasso Perfect Photography support finding the cure for breast cancer. As October is breast cancer awareness month, do something to support the efforts to find the cure.  Also support awareness in your community... It might just save a life!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Josh and Renee - Columbia SC Wedding Photography

Here is a sampling of some of the images that Picasso Perfect Photography - Columbia SC wedding photographers created during the wedding of Josh and Renee.  They are such a sweet couple.  The wedding ceremony took place at the historic USC Rutledge Chapel and the reception was at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel in downtown Columbia,  SC.  Josh and Renee met at a cookout thrown by a mutual friend and from there on, the magic happened.  They are such a wonderful couple and we wish them the very best in their marriage together.

Joanna in all her beauty but I love the fact that Renee's cat is hanging out underneath the love seat!
Renee's Dad showing Josh the bullet he carries around.
Dancing in the Streets of Columbia, SC in the rain!!
A kiss in the rain while on the USC Horseshoe
Renee made this cake herself with some of her friends!
Josh loves these clocks in Columbia, and wanted their picture in front of one.

Monday, September 27, 2010

We were recently made aware of a fellow SC business called that is a great place for all your formal wear needs.  They don't just have prom dresses, they also have cocktail dresses, debutant dresses, tuxes, pageant dresses, wedding dresses, and bridesmaid dresses.  So if you are looking for a new little number for that formal affair you have coming up check out and their sister site for your wedding needs!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kenny McKinley

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the friends and family of former University of South Carolina Gamecock football player and current Denver Bronco football player Kenny McKinley.  He had touched a lot of lives before his death on 9/20/2010.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What do you hang on your walls?

I read this article this week and wanted to share it with my readers.  It was written by Dr. Robert Rohm and really made me think.  I hope you find it as thought provoking as I did.  This is posted with permission from Personality Insights INC.  Picasso Perfect Photography, LLC TM can help you with this situations with the many different options that we offer.  

Tip:  Really, what is important is what you hang on your walls!
Most all of us have pictures that we have hung on our walls.  I have never been in someone's home or business without seeing pictures hanging in almost every room.  What are all these pictures about and what do they mean?  
Most of us acquire a lot of things over the span of our lives.  We collect furniture, books, appliances, toys, and many other items that fill our homes and offices.  The majority of these items is meant to serve a practical purpose to assist us in doing our work or bring us comfort.  It is nice to have a comfy bed to lie in at night.  It is great to have a good chair to sit in and relax.  It is also good to have some furniture in which to store our "stuff."  However, I think that even though all of these items are important, the real truth of what is in a person's heart is found in what hangs on their walls.  Let me explain a little further.
Pictures of flowers and birds and trees are nice, but if you will notice, when people look at them they simply glance and maybe smile or nod, but do not pay a great deal of attention to them.  However, when people look at pictures of your family, they often stop and study each face carefully.  They may begin looking for you when you were younger or maybe at a picture of your family when you were on vacation or a trip.  There is just something about seeing family photos that makes people start asking questions like, "Now, who is this person?"  "When was this taken?"  "Where were you when this event took place?"  It causes people to want to know more about you as a person and more about your family as well.  
We are definitely relational creatures!  Almost all of us are aware that our past relationships and myriads of life-events have shaped us and made us who we are today.  And, oftentimes, nothing reveals that better than our pictures.
Not too long ago I was in a school superintendent's office.  I noticed that behind his desk he had pictures of Coach Bear Bryant of the University of Alabama.  After our meeting I asked if it would be possible for me to step around his desk to look at some of those pictures more closely.  He was more than willing to accommodate me.  He showed me every picture and told me the story behind each one.  He even had an autographed picture of Coach Bryant that he got while a student at the university.  As I left his office that day, I was amused to realize that the superintendent was much more excited when talking to me about his pictures of Coach Bryant than he was about the things we discussed in our meeting that related to the school system of which he was in charge.  
If I were to visit your home or office, what kind of pictures would I see?  I have a sneaking suspicion that there would be many pictures of family and loved ones on your walls.  As I asked you questions about these people, you would start telling me stories about things that have happened to you and to them, as well.  
I know that many of us hang our college degrees on the wall, and that's okay because that tells part of our life's story, but nothing is more valuable than a picture of a child, a family member, or a loved one.  At the end of the day, those relationships are what life is all about and pictures remind us of their importance.
Over the last few years almost everyone in my family has passed away.  I have had to decide what to do with all of their belongings.  Most of their "stuff" only meant something to them, but I have enjoyed seeing all of their pictures because they have told the story of their lives.  

In the end, all of the pictures that we leave behind will show what was important to us - what we did with family and friends and what shaped our lives to be the person that we were. 

Look on your walls this week.  Maybe you need to add some pictures that would help others know you a little better.  It is such a small thing to do, but reveals such a large part of life.  Your walls are speaking today.  Make sure they are telling your story!

Tip:  Really, what is important is what you hang on your walls!

Have a great week!  God bless you!

Robert A. Rohm Ph.D.

Personality Insights, Inc.

Copyright 2010 Personality Insights, Inc.  Reprinted with permission. You may subscribe to the  "Tip of the Week" for free at and receive Dr. Rohm's weekly Tip every Monday morning.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Craig and Crystal Hewitt new baby

Congratulations to my friends and fellow photographers Craig and Crystal Hewitt, on the birth of your new baby girl!!!  Can't wait to see pictures!  Glad to hear momma and baby are doing well!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Phillip and Anna - Columbia SC Wedding Photographer

Columbia, SC wedding photography specialist Picasso Perfect Photography, LLC TM did a fantastically fun and memorable engagement shoot with Dr. Philip and Anna at the historic Columbia Robert Mills House.  It was such a beautiful day and we just had a ball shooting and laughing.  This was a great couple to work with.  They had great energy together and their playful spirits made shooting a breeze.  Philip and Anna are such a good looking couple that it was shooting models straight out of a fashion catalog.

Dr. Philip doing "the Thinker"

Playing leads to splashing, splashing leads to picking up, and picking up almost leads to being dumped in the fountain!!

I am sure some sort of interesting conversation is going on here.