Beautiful family session from last fall! I love capturing families
having fun and being themselves!
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T-minus 2 days and autumn is officially here! My oh my where does the time go?! I'm sure I can speak for most, but I remember back when I was in school how time seemed to just drag on and on. Now, I wish I could freeze time. Especially with having 3 little ones; they grow up so fast!!! Well...I can't freeze time. However, I am pretty good at freezing moments in time for you to forever cherish.
I am offering fall mini sessions on 3 separate days in October for you to take advantage of to get a few great family photos! It's a great time to have family photos done: it's not too hot, not too cold, the fall colors are beautiful, and let's be honest, if you don't do it now you are going to keep putting it off.
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I have to admit that I've never taken my kids out for their own photo session...I know, I know---FAIL. I wanted to go discover a new location so I figured there was no better reason to get them dressed all cute and take some good photos of them. They ended up being pretty good test subjects, and mighty cute too! ;)
We went to Token Creek Park just north of Madison, WI. It's now one of my favorite locations! The kids had a great time running around, jumping off of benches, and playing in the tall grass. Enjoy!
Warm weather, blossoming flowers and trees, green grass and no more snow means Spring is officially in full swing with summer not far behind! That means family photo session bookings are heating up too. A popular questions I get from clients is "What should we wear for our photo session?"
I've put together a board on my Pinterest page to give you some great examples. That's not to say you should go out and buy these outfits, but it gives you a general starting point. You can find the "what to wear" Pinterest page **here**.
But first, let's look at some great rules of thumb...
1. BE COMFORTABLE
If you can't comfortably bend or sit down, you should probably change your outfit. Pick something that makes you feel fantastic! You want to be absolutely sure that you will be happy with how you look in your photos. The last thing we want is for you to not like your photos because of your clothing choice.
2. BE YOURSELF
Choose an outfit that reflects who you are. You should choose something that you would normally wear, whether that's a shopping day, lunch with friends, or an evening out. This is exactly why you shouldn't even need to go out and buy new clothes for everybody!
3. DON'T BE CLONES - COORDINATE
This one is just personal preference, but very important in my opinion. When I photograph families, I want them to feel very natural. If you all have on white shirts and khakis it screams "we planned these photos." You all have individual personalities so let's show them off! So coordinate your outfits instead of all looking identical.
4. POP OF COLOR
Most outdoor photo sessions include an abundance of earth tones; green grass, green trees, brown tree trunks and blue skies. So, unless we happen to be on location at a spot with a lot of unique and awesome structure, one way to really make your photos truly stand out is to use color. You'll be like that one vibrant flower in a sea of green. Choosing bold colors as an accent will really make you stand out in your portraits.
5. DON'T BE TOO TRENDY
Things that may be "in style" now, might not be the in style in 5 or 10 years, much less 2 or 3! Some of the most popular products include the heirloom collections which are intended to be displayed in your home for years. You don't want to be looking at your beautiful portraits in a few years and say to yourself, "What was I thinking with that outfit?!"
My favorite! Add a blazer, hat, scarf or even a cute purse. Adding or removing these items from one location to the next can drastically change the look of your photos. Accessorizing provides you more options to choose from when selecting your favorite photos.
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Ahhh...take me back to Florida! Over spring break this year we were able to take a week vacation to visit my parents in St. Petersburg area. We were blessed with the most perfect weather while we were there - sunshine everyday, no rain, mid 80's...it was beautiful!! But it all has to come to end sometime, right?
This time (as we've been there multiple times now) our close friends, Dana and Dustin, also made the trip with us so our vacation was that much more fun! Their son, Jamye, who is close in age to Aubrey, our oldest, had a blast playing together at the beach. Jayda is only 2.5, and though she continues to get braver and braver every time we go to the beach, didn't venture very far in the water so it was nice that Aubrey and Jamye had each other.
We've made it a point to not really have set plans for when we are down there because then it feels as though we are always running around and not "relaxing." We spent nearly everyday enjoying the beach. Couldn't ask for much more than that! We also really enjoy fishing! It's so much more of a thrill fishing in the ocean because you honestly have no idea what is or could be on the end of your line. So we did plenty of fishing as well. We caught a handful of Amberjacks, Jonathan caught a Cobia (which we found are highly protected in the area and difficult to catch), a couple of Pufferfish (happened to be the first fish Jamye ever caught!), and a handful of other small fish.
As it turns out, the Easter Bunny knew we were staying with Grandma (the girls now find it funny to call her Grammy, haha) and Papa!!! Aubrey, Jayda and Jameson were thrilled to see a bowl of candy on the table and find their Easter baskets! Ok, maybe not Jamo, but the girls had no problem going through his basket for him. :)
He even hid eggs outside in the yard for the kids to find!
As a side note, after uploading over 100 photos, I've realized that I wasn't in a single picture! Make sense since I'm always the one on the other side of the camera... So I've decided to add a bunch of the images that I took with my phone at the bottom of the page as well.
Photos from my iPhone...
Cheers to my first post on the blog! And thank YOU for coming to check it out!
When I first started my business and was learning all about websites, I thought, "No way am I going to start a 'blog', too!" First of all, what a funny term, "blog" or "blogger" or "blogging." I didn't like, and still wish I could find a different word to use, but I can't, so I guess "blog" will have to do! Second, I am in the business of taking photos, not writing. Third, I'm not really a writer.
However, I have buckled and decided that I'd give "blogging" a go. It helps me to be socially involved in my business, rather than it just being about the business of capturing gorgeous photos.
After much research, I've realized that blogging doesn't have to be a professionally written script with a bunch of jargon that many people wouldn't understand. Which is fantastic, because I really dislike having to write that way (I hated writing papers for school)! Instead, I intend to make these posts a social and conversational piece. So I can communicate with you, my followers and clients, as though I'm having normal conversation with you, but you don't say anything back. Ha, kinda funny thinking that I'm essentially talking to myself. :)
Typically, some things you can expect to find on my blog are photos from recent sessions I've had, stories from these sessions, and other thoughts, feelings and emotions I have about my passion; photography. From time to time I will include other other things too, like posts about me or my family, trips we've taken, info on parenting (I've got 3 little monsters of my own), or maybe just my take on the world! Ok, maybe not the world... but other various topics perhaps.
My hope is that through my blog posts, you get to know me a bit better. After all, who wants some random stranger all up in your face taking pictures? At least this way you get a piece of what I'm all about, right?
Thanks again for checking out the new piece of my website. Come back often to see what's new!