I am so excited about the Spring mini sessions this past weekend. Mother nature kept me guessing about the rain till the end. Thank God we had a beautiful day. All of the families did an amazing job and I love how each family was different than the last. All of the kids did great and really showed me their personality.
Here are a few peeks into this past weekend.
Also remember that if you missed this min I am always available for regular sessions, (newborn, maternity, milestone birthday and/or family sessions)
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A huge thank you to all the families that came out that day and I hope you enjoyed this shoot as much as I did!
How can Facetime help your shoot
I was just making my niece's graduation invite and with my sister being in Cincinnati, it is hard to make sure everything she wants is done the way she wants. So I decided to facetime her. Wow this made moving and changing things so much easier. I just have the phone pointed at the screen and she edits away. I think this is something I will have to do more often with my clients that like collages and books. Did you know that I offer those? Well now you do. You can get any session turned into a high grade photo book or make collages that are framed or printed and delivered straight to your door.
Ask me about the photo book, collage and using facetime to create a new piece of art for your house.
This client now lives in Cleveland, Ohio so getting together after a shoot is impossible. So she will share her favorite folder with me and I will create collages for her. We will then set a time to facetime and create one of a kind collages right from her home.
What to wear- Part 3
So we have gone over the location, your home decor and not to be matchy. What could be remaining?? Well, accessories of course! We don't always think about what else we can wear with the cute clothes we picked out. Shoes are a big thing even though you may not always see them. If you have on a nice pair of pants with an old pair of gym shoes it won't look as nice and put together as it could. Adding a scarf to an outfit could bring another color to your photo.You don't want to have too many accessories though. If you look at yourself and all you see is your head barley sticking out of a scarf, then maybe it isn't the right thing to add to your wardrobe. You want them to enhance not distract. Adding hats to little boys is the cutest thing (in my opinion) as well as adding chucnky necklaces for little girls. Coats are an accessory that is also over looked. If you are having winter shots done, you get cold. You should have a nice jacket/coat that isn't torn,dirty or too puffy for you. Adding gloves to a shot is also nice. In the summer having a headband with flowers or crystals can help make an image. One last note about the shoes, I know kids shoes can get expensive, but don't have them in thier play shoes that have holes, mud and whatever else happens to those shoes. Dirty shoes can really break an image.
Also ladies we need to think about the make-up. You don't want to go the tanning salon for the first time or use a self tanner right before a shoot. I love to capture the REAL you, not a altered you that you can't recognize. Make-up needs to be a little more noticeable than your everyday look to show up on camera. Please don't put more on than you are comfortable though. If you never wear purple eye shadow and you think "why not wear it for this shoot", try it out for a few days before. Make sure the look is what you want. Take a selfie and see if you like what you see. Make-up should be an enhancement of you.
My main tip in finding what to wear for a shoot, be you, be comfortable and love your colors you are in. I have a Pinterest board that can also help you if you are color challenged. I hope this has helped and I can't wait to see what fabulous outfits you choose for your next photo shoot.
Part 2- "What to wear?"
As I mentioned in the Part 1 you need to think about where you are being photograped. If you are going to be a in green tree filled area, wearing greens isn't probably a good idea. Or if you are going to be around a lot of stone building, wearing nuetrals is a good idea. Think about the season as well. If it is fall think deep reds, oranges and greens. While spring is more light and airy so yellows, blues, purples, pinks.
Even if you are taking photos for a certain time of year, you want to make sure these photos are something you will want up all year round. If you want santa hats, reindeer ears or halloween costumes make sure you take more without those things than with. Don't get me wrong those things can be very cute but I know I don't want to see Santa's hat in May.
Speaking of hanging your photos for a long time, look around your house for help with what to wear. I know it sounds crazy but think about it. You will be hanging these photos in your home. If your home is decorated in warm colors and you get photographed in very cold colors it won't look as good as it could. So think about how you decorate when choosing what to wear.
Here is an example of a shot for Christmas. It has the pine trees and we are snuggled up but no hats or ears needed. Also this matches my house prefectly. My house is decorated in blues and cool colors. With the pinks that my daughter and I have on it compliments the colors in my house and doesn't make look out of place. A little bit of contrasting colors are good in a photograph.
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