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5 Tips for Nailing Focus when Photographing Children

5 Tips for Nailing Focus when Photographing Children

One of the most challenging hurdles to overcome when photographing children is to make sure their portraits are actually in focus. Children tend to move around a lot, don’t sit still, and are lightening-quick. And when you’re a professional photographer, you can’t rely on luck…

Behind the Scenes: Posing Families

Behind the Scenes: Posing Families

Posing doesn’t have to look old-fashioned and obvious. It could be organic and flattering, and it an essential part of looking great in photos for those of us who aren’t natural-born models. This post is all about what goes into posing a family (big and small), my approach to getting those relaxed group images, and yes - even using posing to achieve candid shots that a lot of families absolutely love as part of their session.

What To Do With Your Vacation Photos

What To Do With Your Vacation Photos

Every summer, families take vacations which yield a mountain of photographs. These pictures are important because they remind us of all the fun we had together.. yet we rarely turn them into something tangible that we can….

Tutorial: Natural Makeup for Portraits (with Haus of Pretty)

Tutorial: Natural Makeup for Portraits (with Haus of Pretty)

Makeup is a really important step in getting ready for your portrait session. And since I personally am not well-versed in makeup, I teamed up with Kelsey Morey, the owner of Haus of Pretty in Westport, Connecticut to bring you an easy do-it-yourself guide to getting camera-ready for your photoshoot…

5 Reasons Why Summer is the BEST Time for Family Portraits

5 Reasons Why Summer is the BEST Time for Family Portraits

A lot of families will wait until November to do their holiday card photos. But just because that’s the norm, doesn’t mean there isn’t a better way. In fact, I absolutely love having clients come in during the summer to take care of Christmas card photos with a Studio photo session…

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.

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…