Getting Children Ready for their Session

Photographing little ones can sometimes be a challenge, both for the parent and the photographer! Two words: RELAX and have FUN:)  Kids pick up on adult vibes and usually do better when they sense a relaxed atmosphere. Some children walk in the door very outgoing and rambunctious, while others just need a little time to warm up to new things ūüôā The more comfortable and relaxed your children are, the more natural their expressions will be….and this will show in the final results.

It may help the child to feel more comfortable in a new environment if Mom brings toys or other props from home.  Snacks are always welcome and serve as a nice break for the child while the photographer prepares for the next series of shots. Bringing things like diapers and wipes are a good idea for the little ones as well.

As far as clothing for young children, solid colors, bold and bright are good. Pastels are also very nice. Avoid busy stripes and patterns. Solid white against a white background or black against a black background can work well for certain kinds of close up shots  that can be very dramatic and really show off your child’s personality.  Bringing a brush or comb can be helpful too, to smooth down those those little wisps of flyaway hair.

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Headshots

What the heck is a headshot? Sounds like something from a murder mystery or crime tv show doesn’t it? Headshot is a term (really quite self-explanatory) that refers to a standard head and shoulder photograph, such as one you might expect from¬†a school photographer for a student yearbook.

Nowadays on the web, we see headshots with much tighter cropping. That is to say, mostly face showing and no neck. If you know any models you might hear them talk about headshots. Models will have portfolios with headshots showing a variety of expressions and hairstyles, actors need headshots too. Many business people will want a headshot for their marketing materials. Realtors rely on headshots as they lend a personal touch to the advertisement. After looking at a headshot, you, the potential customer, have a better feel for the person you may hire to produce a product or service. Continue reading

Getting Comfortable in front of the Camera

Hate getting your picture taken? Never satisfied with the way you look in your photographs? Here are a few tips from the other side of the camera.

Recognize that you’re probably¬†feeling just a bit self conscious. Relax. It’s natural to feel this way. The important thing is to move on from those thoughts. You want to get the best possible photos, right? Your photographer does too.¬† All in all,¬† you are both on the same page and it is important to remember that. It¬†is okay to relax and trust the photographer.

Here’s another secret,¬† Continue reading

About This Blog

What’s this Blog About? Pictures, Photos, People and Passion…that’s a passion for photography, which I will always have.¬† I love capturing images of people. To me, it is something truly special to create a photo, basically a two dimensional object made of paper and ink, yet¬†represents so much more! Continue reading

How To Get The Most Out of Your Photo Session

A photo session doesn’t happen everyday. For many people, it’s an investment in the future. So it’s worth spending a little extra time preparing for the sitting. Here are a few tips to help your session¬†go smoothly: Continue reading