Seniors 2016



This year I had the opportunity to shoot three senior sessions in Philadelphia.  The excitement was overwhelming watching the joy of both parents and young adults readying themselves for tomorrow.  Each individual made each session their own personal photo session.  I loved every moment of capturing time with all the families.

The most intriguing piece was the color of every session.  Royal Blue.  As a photographer colors are always the most vivid part of a fashion session. This coincidence interested me because blue is also the color of the chakra at the base of my throat meaning that I was expressing myself perfectly in a silence of passion.  My passion of being a photographer with a spiritual passion to be seen and heard through my lens.

I am very grateful to the families that booked me in the blue.

  See. Touch. Feel.

Art Thru The Eye Ov Ra  Photography  


Genuine working relationships

It’s always those moments that remind you of your purpose.  Finding the various number of occasions that reward you in ways your bank account doesn’t reflect.  Loyalty goes further than economics with an inspirational drive needed to still create for the sake of art.  Yes the money is helpful but connection with clients that are ongoing carry more weight.

This is a definitive post about my creative loyalty.

Be genuine in your craft of relationship building.

8 degrees of seperation

The cold day that pulled me away from the Chinese New Year Celebration. 

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I originally strolled out the house on Valentines day to take my friend’s daugher to the Pennsylvania Fine Arts Academy for some creative card making time.  To our surprise traffice was overwhelmingly slow.   Having packed my camera with the intensions of grabbing a few shots of the architechture inside the museum, I was very pleased with the reasoning behind all the traffic on this day.

 Finally I found parking and with the temperature being a cool 8 degrees outside we didn’t jump out too fast.  So little Ayah and I found ourselves in Chinatown in Philadelphia during a small Chinese New Year celebration.  Loud firecrackers and vibrant colors kept us warm for a mere 5-7 mins for a few captures.  Happy with the fifteen images I managed to literally run away with on Valentine’s day. I couldn’t help but  wonder exactly what did all of that mean as we fled to warmth.  So I did some additional research to learn more of their new year celebrations and came across some very interesting beliefs harboring no judgement.  What I do know is if your chinese zodiac is a monkey, you may want to prove 52 weeks of bad luck a myth.

Happy New Year China

The Artist Struggle

I recently discovered yet another article that speaks to the artists quest for success. Finding ways to make money while branding a vision is quite taxing.  Indeed building the vision is quite energizing and inspiring as an independent contractor with goals to meet.  Thus the real life balancing act effects us all striving for success.  

The article below is very inspiring and possibly redundant to some, but in an ongoing mission to achieve my goals, but reading tips and tricks on winning are always necessary.  The journey is ongoing so grasp at the information that can help you win. 

Stay inspired,


~Ra Hall

Branding 2016

 So I welcomed the New Year by focusing on personal brand product offerings and services.  

I found myself shooting for more entrepreneurs and small business owners from the start.  So far I’ve done five sessions that were brand focused and the referrals that continue to come through are prospects looking to clean up their business profiles and marketing styles. 

Having already settled on my niches doesn’t keep me from building my brand it reminds me how much I really enjoy inspiring people to get great portraits.  So when they call to book me for product, real estate, and headshots  I gladly book the sessions.  

Love what you do or don’t do it at all.

Ra Hall

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