Family

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Hire Me

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Hire Me

I get a lot of inquiries from potential Clients who want family portraits, especially during the fall. And while some photographers will try to accommodate all inquiries so they get the job, I take a slightly different approach.

How to Convince Dad To Do a Family Photo Session

How to Convince Dad To Do a Family Photo Session

There is a stereotype out there of Dads hating photo sessions. For some reason they got a reputation of being grumpy and displeased about working with a professional photographer, and it stuck. In my personal experience, there’s no real trend in guys being more difficult or unwilling…

Tips for Taking Photos of Children with Special Needs

Tips for Taking Photos of Children with Special Needs

I am Mom to two “differently wired” boys who I’ve been photographing since they were babies (they are now 8 and 5). They have always been my most challenging subjects. This post is specifically for parents of children who might have special needs or are simply a bit more challenging than their peers…

Get Ready! 2 Weeks Before Your Session

Get Ready! 2 Weeks Before Your Session

While it might seem that beautiful portraits happen in a click of a button, there’s actually quite a bit of preparation that is required for a successful photo session. And that preparation really starts right around 2 weeks beforehand…

Creating a Family Photo Gallery Wall

Creating a Family Photo Gallery Wall

One of the things I’ve heard a few times from my Clients is the desire to create a photo gallery wall in their home. Now, there’s a very good reason why this project is both desirable and challenging at the same time. The mere task is daunting! Not to mention having the design, layout, plan, and implement the entire thing…

Behind the Scenes: Portrait Lighting

Behind the Scenes: Portrait Lighting

There are so many ways to do Studio portraits, but lighting truly makes the biggest difference. My lighting method, as it happens, is a bit unique. In fact, as with everything, my approach to lighting is to make things as simple and easy as possible…

5 Reasons Moms Need to Exist in Photos

5 Reasons Moms Need to Exist in Photos

I hear it way too often, “I’m never in any pictures”. Or “I don’t like the way I look in photos”. Or “I’m always the one with the camera taking pictures in my family”. The fact is, Moms are the least photographed out of all the family members, so it’s important to point out that effort needs to be made…