Category Archives: Photography
Have you ever read A Very Young Dancer, by Jill Krementz? It was given to me by this lovely lady and her sister when I was a little kid. To this day, it remains one of my favorite books. It documents 10 year old Stephanie’s life as a ballerina in George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet. It’s a great book and is filled with awesome pictures. If you’ve never read it, I highly recommend checking it out. Anyways, today I’m headed out to take pictures of little ballerinas. If my pictures come out looking half as nice as Jill Krementz’s, I’ll be a happy camper.
Since my Mini Session Marathon is quickly approaching, I thought I’d share some tips on how to make the most of your photoshoot. Though some of this advice is geared towards family & group shots, most of it can be applied to any type of shoot.
1. Don’t Match
Matching white (or black) shirts and jeans = yawn. Dressing like that just sets you up for stiff, unnatural, not to mention dull pictures.
2. Do Coordinate
While matching is a big no-no in my book, coordinated outfits look amazing! Wondering how to achieve this? Stick with colors in the same tonal range like this family:
Photo credit: Modern Kids Photography
Adding a little pattern and/or color is another great approach. But try to avoid anything with big logos and labels. This is my Christmas card picture from last year (and no, it wasn’t easy to take this self portrait, but was so worth it!) Notice how the colors & patterns grab your attention and make the picture so much more fun and interesting.
Some of the best places to get those wardrobes coordinated include: J. Crew, Gap, Zara, and Ralph Lauren. And the best part is that they all have things for the kids too! How adorable are these outfits from Zara Kids and Crewcuts?
3. Wear What Makes you Feel Great
This one is simple: when you feel good, you look good. So if you’re dressed in that outfit that makes you feel beautiful, wear it! How you feel on the inside is what radiates on the outside and your pictures will reflect that.
4. Be Flexible
If your photographer suggests shooting at a certain time of day, go with their suggestion. After all, it’s for your benefit. Most often we like to shoot in the morning or close to sunset. The lighting is most flattering at these times, which translates to you looking fantabulous in your photos.
5. Trust your Photographer
Yes, sometimes we will ask you to do silly things. Just go with it. We know what we’re doing.
6. Have Fun
Don’t forget that photoshoots are supposed to be fun and enjoyable! So just relax and have a good time because that’s what it’s all about… well, that and the hokey pokey
Wellies, gumboots, galoshes….. whatever you want to call them, they rock. Rain boots and photography are like peanut butter and jelly. They add so much style and personality to a shoot. Rain or shine, I love ‘em. Don’t these pictures inspire you to have your photos taken in some wellies?
Good news, friends! I am now offering prints on canvas! Yup, get excited and go make some wall space for your new canvas prints. You know you wanna