studio portraits

Behind the Scenes: Retouching

Behind the Scenes: Retouching

Cameras have megapixel resolutions that capture every single pore, crease, and eyelash. And if you’re not a model, that amount of detail can be scary. Retouching helps us regular people look our best in photos. It allows us to not worry about that pimple that came out of nowhere….

Headshots, What to Wear

Headshots, What to Wear

I’m a huge believer in being prepared. Which is why I put together this post in which I outline exactly what you should look for when selecting outfits for your headshot, what you should avoid, and how to think more like a stylist for your session…

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 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…

5 Ways To Be More Patient With Your Children During a Portrait Session

5 Ways To Be More Patient With Your Children During a Portrait Session

A portrait session tends to be incredibly stressful for parents, especially for Moms who understandably want things to go well (I’m trying really hard not to say “perfectly”, but it often does seem that way!). And when stress levels are high, paired with solid expectations of good behavior, finding patience when dealing with your children can be really hard…

8 Ways a Studio is Better than Outdoors

8 Ways a Studio is Better than Outdoors

Before I had a Studio space, I photographed on location. Outdoor sessions. In-home photoshoots. I traveled to clients and did location scouting to make sure we picked the perfect spot for their family. But more often than not, things weren't as idilic as you might think. Weather had to be checked obsessively. Last minute rescheduling was always a concern. And many little inconveniences (and some big ones, too!) added up to potential disaster on a daily basis…