I can’t wait until the temperature warms up and it’s easier to shoot outdoors. We had a lucky break in the weather in that it was merely really cold instead of bitterly cold. I was able to put my strobe to good use even though it was windy. My decision to go with the Paul C Buff beauty dish over the PLM seems to have paid off since I can actually use it in adverse conditions. See for yourself.







  • Crishtine - April 19, 2013 - 2:49 am

    Super model……

IMHO, there’s no better sporting experience in the greater Bangor area than a UMaine Hockey game. Although the team’s record is pedestrian this year, there’s still enough of a draw to fill the arena, even on Super Bowl Sunday. This is why I was absolutely thrilled to be contacted by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence to cover the game. MCEDV was giving away rally towels and was honored before the game. The hockey team’s first home win this year in overtime was an added bonus. GO BLUE!!

It has been a long while since I last posted an entry so I thought everyone might like an update. 2012 was an extremely exhausting, gratifying and successful year. Here’s a quick recap:

  1. Completed the 365 Day Portrait Project
  2. Summited Mt. Katahdin
  3. Graduated from UMaine with my Masters in Business Administration (My wife earned her Masters too!)
  4. Drove across the country (from ME to CO and back)
  5. Visited Washington DC for the first time
  6. Saw a Wallenda cross Niagara Falls on a tight rope in person
  7. Watched several sunrises and sunsets in Acadia National Park (see lighthouse above)
  8. Tony Llerena Photography had its most successful year yet!
  9. Probably a bunch of other things I can’t remember right now…

Bottom line, I thought I would be burned out by everything that I went through, everything I accomplished. The truth of the matter is that I’m actually more energized now than I’ve ever been. I feel great creatively and have so many things I’d like to do. I have the tools and skills now to take my photography to the next level, and I have some ideas about how I’m going to get there.

I received so much love encouragement last year that I’d be lying if I said it didn’t get me through the tough times. I couldn’t have done it without your help. Thank you for all of your support!


I found parts of Bangor that I didn’t even know existed. Where in the world did this bridge come from? I will admit, it was a bit sketchy, and I’m not sure I would want to be there after dark, but there are some really great locations in the area if you know what to look for. It certainly helps when you’re  working with a beautiful young woman but I didn’t actually take pictures of Megan’s mom Lisa. 😉 I keed, I keed. Megan did a phenomenal job although she kept saying how awkward she felt. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what “awkward” looks like! Absolutely stunning.

  • Susan Price Stephenson - November 8, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    Where is this bridge? I love it! And the pics are fab too 🙂

I’ve been photographing Jacob now for several years now and I’ve had the pleasure to watch him grow. I have a special place in my heart for this family because they are a veteran family that I have worked with for a long time. I’m honored to be their family photographer, and I’m both sad and proud at the fact that thy will probably be moving away once Lon finishes officer candidate school and earns his commission. I chose Fort Knox for the location because it’s such a historic site with beautiful masonry. Jacob didn’t seem to mind either since there was so much to see and so many things to climb. 🙂

Location – Fort Knox

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