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My Analysis of the Sue Bryce Education Acquisition

The Announcement “NEW YORK, NY. (April 5, 2021) — Emerald Holding, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Sue Bryce Education, a member-based portrait photography education platform; and its affiliate, The Portrait Masters, an online photo education destination and conference created by Sue Bryce and Digital Product Studio.  Sue Bryce Education and The Portrait Masters offer photographers online and in-person learning and community, inspiring them to grow creatively and build successful businesses as photographers. As part of the business agreement, all four […]

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The Portrait System Podcast – Ep. 64 – My Story

“In Episode 64, Nikki Closser welcomes Matt Stagliano of Stonetree Creative back to the Portrait System Podcast. Matt has a passion for storytelling through natural glamour photography and personal branding with an edge.  His ability to capture images that express what his clients want to see in themselves hinges on making deep connections with them by taking the time to hear their stories. Be sure to listen to the whole podcast to hear more about how Matt makes authentic connections […]

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Podcast: Winning Silver at The Portrait Masters

Podcast: Winning Silver at The Portrait Masters January 22, 2021 My take on photography awards The Portrait System Podcast, produced by Sue Bryce Education and hosted by Nikki Closser is, in my humble opinion, the best photography-related podcast on the market today. As I talked about in a previous post, The Portrait Masters Awards & Accreditation process has forced me to become a better photographer, year over year. So when I won a Silver award last year, I was astounded. […]

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The Portrait Masters Has a New Associate Photographer – Me!

Since I began my portrait photography journey two years ago, I’ve had a burning desire to make sure my clients are getting the best possible images and products.
Recently I was awarded Associate level with The Portrait Masters.

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Get to Know Stonetree Creative owner Matt Stagliano

Get To Know Us

What is the story behind Stonetree Creative? When people start to get to know us, they quickly realize I never set out to be a photographer. But I’ve learned that life tends to be most interesting when you just let the universe unfold like it should. My Background After corporate career in the Fortune 100 working for Cisco Systems and then as a management consultant in Mergers & Acquisitions, I switched my focus to photography where I felt more alive […]

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Our Portrait Process

What is the Portrait Process? A lot of things about photography have changed since I was a kid. I remember heading to the mall photo studio and all of the stiff, awkwardposing, the weird backgrounds, and the packages of photos that had like 400 wallet-sized images. I don’t think I even know 400 people. Well, all that has changed. A portrait experience today is drastically different. When you come to Stonetree Creative, my goal is to be the only photographer […]

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Commercial Video – Sunday River Snowmaking Pipe

In the middle of 2018, I was contacted by PNP Supply, a company out of Colorado that is the premier distributor of ductile iron pipe – the stuff that most ski resorts use for their snowmaking infrastructure, to make a commercial video. They told me that they would be installing two miles of this revolutionary pipe at Sunday River and they would love to document the process. Very little is publicized about modern ductile pipe installation and a video would […]

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Blair – Personal Branding Session

Blair has been a social media manager and editor for Maine Magazine and is now a television host on Maine’s WGME . In addition to being a journalist, she is a writer, trained actress, and dancer. She contacted me because she wanted to update her headshots with a variety of looks that she could use on casting calls, interviews, by-lines, and overall personal branding. For this job, we collaborated with Amanda’s Trademark Hair and Makeup to make sure that Blair looked […]

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Prepping for Portrait Masters Conference 2018

Here it is a week before I fly across the country and attend my first multi-day photography conference, the Portrait Masters. While I regularly attend workshops provided by the Maine Professional Photographers Association (MPPA), I always think it’s wise to invest in yourself at least once a year and really get outside of your comfort zone. For me, that is finding new ways to create portraiture. Sue Bryce is one of the world’s foremost figureheads in the contemporary portraiture space. […]

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A Visit from Mom and Dad

When Mom & Dad said they were coming to visit me in Maine, I knew I had the perfect opportunity to get them dressed up and into the studio.

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Easy Guide to DIY Commercial Video

While many creative folks will find the information below to be relatively basic, you would be surprised just how many times I get asked for the bare-bones essentials to creating a video. We love helping small businesses develop video content, but it is stunningly easy to take charge of your own production, rather than drain your budget hiring agencies. These days, it’s not hard to create a really good product, explanation, or talking head commercial video as long as you have […]

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Maine CoLab Website

Maine CoLab Website

The Maine CoLab was an artist collaborative and retail area that we helped develop here in Bethel. Co-Founder Amanda Moran of Nabos converted her building to reduce her retail area, house Stonetree Creative, and install a jewelry studio. The goal of the CoLab was to give the community a shared artist space and provide education to up and coming artists. Donna D’Aquino is also a large part of the jewelry production and education. Stonetree created the website as well as a […]

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