Picture a lovely fairy princess with a golden, satin ball gown. Her hair is piled high on her head around her shiny crown. Her hands are sparkling with jeweled rings and diamond bracelets. And she’s standing in front of a dumpster with a stray alley cat hanging out the top.
We’ve all come a long way from that infamous blue background and the faux Greek columns, haven’t we? I feel at liberty to poke fun at those, because for my senior portraits, I was photographed with both. And a giant Styrofoam star that I sat on. But that’s irrelevant.
You’ve all heard the phrase “rules are meant to be broken.” I don’t know who said that first, but it probably was someone that was instructed to wear matching striped sweaters with his sister for the family photo session. While it’s true that there are certain guidelines to acknowledge while choosing clothes and accessories for […]
When I meet a client face to face for the first time, it’s usually on the same day as our shoot. They’re busy; I’m busy, the kiddos’ hairstyles are already getting mussed, so unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot of time to relax and chat on a personal level. The introductions are usually a bit […]
Photo shoots are much more complicated than you may think. Photographers and subjects alike will agree that life’s sweetest moments are often completely unrehearsed. But yet, we schedule an exact time to meet at a very specific location with our carefully planned wardrobe and practiced poses, intent on capturing contrived spontaneity in hopes it will […]