Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Space Programs - Columbia SC wedding photography

So have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut and going to Space?  Here is your chance, apparently NASA is taking applications to be a part of the astronaut program.  Not only would it be a cool job (think about the business card you could hand out to folks) the pay isn't bad either. 

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Deal - Wedding Photographers Columbia, SC

SAVE $500 off our packages this week as part of our Black Friday Deal!!  The $500 off can be used on our new Chagall, Dali, or Pollock packages.  Call for details.  If you want true artist at your wedding capturing your elegant beauty in the special moments and memories then look no further. 

Terms and Conditions:  Yeah all the mumbo jumbo.This offer is only good by calling us at (803) 924-1410.  You must book and pay a 50% retainer by 11/30/2011.  This deal expires on 11/30/2011.  Management reserves the right to choose bookings and booking dates at their discretion.  We prefer you to meet with us before the booking to make sure it is a good fit.  We have multiple appointments open before 11/30/2011.  You must mention this post before booking to get the discount.  May not be combined with any other offer.  Sales tax separate. 

Act quickly!!!   

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday Preview - Columbia, SC Wedding Photography

Be on the lookout on Friday morning for our Black Friday Special.  We will have some significant savings on our most popular packages.  In the mean time, have a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs RIP - Founder of Apple - Quotes

So it seems Steve Jobs has passed away.  Like him or hate him, he was a brilliant business man and a visionary like no other.  He didn't rely on market research but rather his gut on what the customer wanted.  However, he was extremely harsh on his employees and is known for going off on them.  Maybe not the best management style to learn from.  But he has plenty of other things we can all learn from.  Like being forward thinking and anticipating the future.  Yes, not every product was a raving success, but there were plenty of home runs in his time.  He took a failing Apple company and took it to one of the largest companies in the world, and oh by the way in the process changed the landscape of America and the world with his technology.  No matter the success or money you can't take it with you in the end.  As tribute to Steve Jobs, I have included several quotes for your reading pleasure as well as a link to his graduation speech to Stanford University.

I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's very character-building.
    Steve Jobs, Apple Confidential 2.0

You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
    Steve Jobs

For something this complicated, it’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.
    Steve Jobs

I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of what we do.
    Steve Jobs, Business Week

The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.
    Steve Jobs - Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer Inc., May 1999

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.
    Steve Jobs, Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998

Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick.
Don't lose faith.
    Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
    Steve Jobs, Interview, 1995

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
    Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
    Steve Jobs

The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
    Steve Jobs

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
    Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement address

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
    Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement address

Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure. These tings just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
    Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement address

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.
    Steve Jobs The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.  Steve Jobs
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.  Steve Jobs

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pitner Orthodontics - Professional Business Portraits Columbia, SC

The friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful staff of Pitner Orthodontics was my personal choice when I had braces put on. I can't think of a better group of people to take care of my orthodontic needs. I was fortunate enough to do their professional portraits. Yes! we do professional / corporate portraits too, not just wedding photography. Call Ashley at (803) 447-0319 or http://www.picassoperfectp​ if we can help your business out with portraits or updating your website photos.  We can even do them onsite.  We also do interiors, detail shots, products shots, and any else that you need for your corporate or commercial enterprise.  We also understand the needs of small business and work with local businesses to find the solution that works the best, while still providing high quality photographs for all their business needs.  Everyone wants to put their best foot forward.  Often people will judge your business by the photographs on your brochures and website before they even step foot in your location.  Give yourself the chance to sell your clients on you!  Create a favorable first impression with professional photographs on all of your promotional items.  Professional photographs may be more affordable than you imagined. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

University of South Carolina National Champions x2!!!

Congratulations to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks on winning the National Championship in baseball for the second year in a row!!  They truly work as a team and everyone contributes!!!  They just kept finding a way to win!  They have a winning spirit.  They just kept hanging on and gave themselves the opportunity to win.  Congratulations it is quite the feat!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Showtime series "Homeland" - Event photographer

So occasionally I (Jay Evans) work on a feature film or tv show as a background actor.  I usually get to do 1-2 a year depending on what comes through the area and what is going on. It is fun to see behind the scenes and the effort and detail that goes into the things we watch on a regular basis.  One doesn't make a lot of money doing background work and the hours are brutally long, nor do you get a lot of respect on the set from anyone.  However, you get an amazing story you can tell your friends at parties and occasionally you actually get to see yourself on the big screen. 

Anyway, earlier this year I had to opportunity to be cast as a photographer (rather fitting) on a pilot for a series that Showtime was putting together called "Homeland".  The series will star Clarie Danes and Damian Lewis (Capt Winters - Band of Brothers).  It was soooo cold on the set the days we worked.  We just about froze out there.  I was so cold that my camera was shaking from me shivering during the takes.  Anyway, they are slowly releasing teasers and trailers from Showtime to build up anticipation for the show.  Personally, I think the show is going to be a success, and not just because I am in it.  Anyway, they just released a new teaser the other day and at 41 sec in I noticed someone who looked familiar.  Here are some stills from that time frame.  That is me and my Nikon camera taking photographs during a scene on the set.  I wish I could share the resultant photograph that corresponds to this moment but it was requested that I not release those photographs until the episode has aired.  But I can share these video stills of Picasso Perfect Photography's Jay Evans on the set of "Homeland".  I thought they came out kind of cool!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Andrew and Jenna - wedding photography Columbia, SC

I am really looking forward to celebrating Andrew and Jenna this weekend at their wedding!! From the rehearsal dinner all the way through the reception till they leave it should be good times!  What a great couple!  I want to go ahead and wish them the best in their new lives together and my God bless your marriage!!!  I am proud of you two!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Andrew and Jenna - Engagement Photography Columbia SC

My business partner Andrew is getting married soon!  I am super excited for them to get married and start their life together.  So we went out and did some engagement photos for them a few weeks ago.  It was so cold out that day, but they endured through it all.  Luckily, I had a hat on with a balaclava around my neck to keep me warm so I wasn't too bad.  I took them down to a local river and made some images of them in and around the area.  Even though it was cold, we had a fun time of playing around and making photographs.  Andrew even threw in some nice modeling poses for me.  They are fantastic!!   Anyway, here are just a few of our favorites!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fight Like a Girl: Round 4 - Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Picasso Perfect Photography is proud to be a sponsor again for the Ta-tini's Fight Like a Girl: Round 4! It is going to be in the historic 701 Whaley which is also great location to have a wedding or event. The event will be held on April 29th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.  Of course we will be out there again taking photographs at this great event.  Get your tickets in advance for this black tie gala!! It will be a night to remember!! Check out the Facebook event!/event.php?eid=113407512068493

Get ready to put on the pink boxing gloves and help out a great cause!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jay and Emily - Columbia SC engagement photographs

Jay and Emily wanted to have their engagement pictures done in a rural setting so we took them up to some land up on Lake Murray.  It was a great location for a great couple and we just had a good time taking pictures for the afternoon.  Everybody really enjoyed themselves and the images turned out beautifully.  Don't forget to go to our website at for more information and to see more of our work.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sherry's Portraits - Columbia SC Portraits

We recently did a portrait session for Sherry from Charlotte.  She wanted some new professional photos for her profile and we had a good time photographing her.  You don't just have to be a high school senior to get your portraits done, and this is a great example of a young professional that wanted some nice photos taken of herself.  Here are some of our favorites from the day.