Monday, April 30, 2012

The "L" Family

I had the BEST time with this sweet and awesome family.  I am so pleased with how their pictures turned out.  They really were so awesome to work with.  I can only hope that they see what I see in just how beautiful they all are.  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What To Wear

The biggest question I get is "What should my family wear to our photo shoot?"  Here is what I say:

Most families make clothing selections for their portraits harder than it has to be.  Make it simple by picking a pair of coordinating colors, and work your outfits out around that.  Don’t be afraid to use a subtle pattern, and don’t be afraid to have members of the family wear different colored shirts!  I also love the layered look.  Add a cute necklace or a scarf.  Have fun with shoes, hats etc.

Pick colors that work well with your family and don’t be afraid to step away from “matchy-matchy” blue jeans/khakis and white shirts.  Have some fun and mix up your colors. It is also fun to add a color that adds so pop to the pictures.  Keep it simple, don't clash, don't be too matchy matchy and remember that coordinating is best

If you are still stuck and don't have a clue, do what I do, research it on the internet or look at magazines for inspiration . Get inspired!  I love looking at family photographers and checking out their photos for ideas on what to their clients are wearing.  This way, I can get some great ideas on a color scheme or color combination I may not have thought of on my own.

I think my most recent client did a great job at coordinating her families outfits for their photos.  I especially love the color choices for the spring.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The "P" Family

I got to photograph my dear friend Tammy and her kiddos.  They are some seriously handsome little boys.  The pictures really bring out their personalities.  H is handsome and a little more serious while C is a goofy little ham. 

The "J" Family

I got to photograph this darling family this past weekend.  They were really cool and a lot of fun.  It was my very first family photo shoot (note, lots of first here).  I was so happy with how the pictures turned out.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Crew

I decided to do an impromptu photo shoot of my kids. Oldest to youngest.

Baby S

This is baby Ben.  He has the most beautiful skin and complexion.  He also happened to be such a pleasant baby to shoot.  I was there for 4 hours (visiting with his mom who also happens to be a good friend) and I hardly heard him squawk.  He was such a sweet sweet boy.

Baby L

This is my first ever newborn photo shoot.  My dear friend let me practice on her new baby.  I am pleased with the moments that were captured. Her baby is absolutely beautiful