May 2020

Mello- Yello

I am so excited to be back at work – doing what I love!

Let’s talk location for a moment.

PULL BACK: This is actually on the side of a run-down parking lot

This image above is the pull-back of where I shot all these images below. These beautiful yellow wildflowers were growing a side of an abandoned parking lot up the road from me. As soon as I saw it I knew that there was hidden magic. I went at Golden hour – which is my prefered time for shooting to create that warm beautiful light and creates beautiful shadows.

I didn’t feel that many props were needed for this brother and sister set. So I brought a galvanized bucket and a vintage magnifying glass -which as I think you can see is all we needed to create some fun.

All of my images were created using my new presets soon to release on Hello Storyteller platform

Pamela Salai Photography is a Pittsburgh Child Photographer also specializing in maternity, family in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas including but not limited to McCandles Township, Wexford, Franklin Township, Sewickley Township, Butler County, Cranberry Township, and Washington County.

 If you would like more information regarding booking a custom session with Pamela Salai Photography, please click here or contact me directly by clicking on the contact button at the top of my website or email me at pamelasalaiphoto@gmail.com .

Often I am asked about the client wardrobe. I  provide a curated wardrobe for my child clients and maternity sessions. Often these outfits can be seen throughout my photos. When you book your session I will further discuss these options with you along with the stylist options I provide.

I use natural light and organic settings to create custom magic for each session.

Let’s Connect !

1. Sign up for my emails: CLICK HERE on the right-hand side you will see a “sign up ” where you can enter in your emails there.
2. Join my private group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686002001654081/
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Bathtub mermaids

MERMAID: A water women who chooses imagination over fear

Hello, friends!

I am sure ideas are flooding into your mailboxes. Maybe you have already thought of this idea . However, I thought it was fun and could really create some memorable moments and also allow you to play with your camera capturing these moments.

While stuck at home (doing that whole social distancing) and the weather is still not swimming weather here for us in Pittsburgh my kids are itching to do something in their downtime. In fact … it’s even raining so playing outside in the backyard isn’t an option right now either.

We decided that being bathtub mermaids would be fun. They got out their tails (w.o. the monofin attached) and they are each taking a turn sitting in the tub playing with their barbies. Pretending to be mermaids. Tomorrow we play on painting our nails in mermaid colors and even putting a few scales on their face for fun.

If you are worried about getting water everywhere than let them play without the water. Make fake bubbles out of crinkled paper or blow bubbles white they sit in the tub. Make it fun and choose IMAGINATION over FEAR!

Pamela Salai Photography is a Pittsburgh Child Photographer also specializing in maternity, family in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas including but not limited to McCandles Township, Wexford, Franklin Township, Sewickley Township, Butler County, Cranberry Township, and Washington County.

 If you would like more information regarding booking a custom session with Pamela Salai Photography, please click here or contact me directly by clicking on the contact button at the top of my website or email me at: pamelasalaiphoto@gmail.com.

Often I am asked about the client wardrobe. I  provide a curated wardrobe for my child clients and maternity sessions. Often these outfits can be seen throughout my photos. When you book your session I will further discuss these options with you along with the stylist options I provide.

I use natural light and organic settings to create custom magic for each session.

Let’s Connect!

1. Sign up for my emails: CLICK HERE on the right-hand side you will see a “sign up ” where you can enter your emails there.
2. Join my private group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686002001654081/
3. FACEBOOK  you can choose to “see first” or even set the notifications on
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ᔕᕼE Iᔕ ᗩᔕ ᗷEᗩᑌTIᖴᑌᒪ ᗩᔕ TᕼE ᒪIGᕼT TᕼᗩT ᖴᗩᒪᒪᔕ Oᑎ ᕼEᖇ.

Using my new preset BASIC

° Edited with my ᑎEᗯ preset ᗷᗩᔕIᑕ ᔕTᑌᗪIO which you get ᖴᖇEE when you attend my workshop April 19th! Did I mention along with 3 other studio presets ???

What ???? Did I just say I am releasing my first ever set of presets? I said it and the ONLY way you can get them right now is to get yourself a seat in my The Art of whimsy light and airy workshop.

These presets are working great with my all-white side of my studio 415 as well as the exposed brick side of the studio.

Presets

  • Basic
  • Bliss
  • Clean
  • Daydreams

Each one brings life to your photos. Great for studio and great to create that light and airy images you desire so much.

Pamela Salai Photography is a Pittsburgh Child Photographer also specializing in maternity, family in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas including but not limited to McCandles Township, Wexford, Franklin Township, Sewickley Township, Butler County, Cranberry Township, and Washington County.

 If you would like more information regarding booking a custom session with Pamela Salai Photography, please click here or contact me directly by clicking on the contact button at the top of my website or email me at: pamelasalaiphoto@gmail.com .

Often I am asked about the client wardrobe. I  provide a curated wardrobe for my child clients and maternity sessions. Often these outfits can be seen throughout my photos. When you book your session I will further discuss these options with you along with the stylist options I provide.

I use natural light and organic settings to create custom magic for each session.

Let’s Connect!

1. Sign up for my emails: CLICK HERE on the right-hand side you will see a “sign up ” where you can enter your emails there.
2. Join my private group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686002001654081/
3. FACEBOOK  you can choose to “see first” or even set the notifications on
4. INSTAGRAM

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Family: Where life begins and love never ends.

I personally am more of a beach girl however, I really do love our Pittsburgh Fall. It’s fun being a 4 season state. That is when we actually get the 4 seasons – ha. I do love good Sweater weather.

I love this family so much and have had the pleasure of photographing them since their little girl was 1 year old. We choose Round Hill Farm as a location. If you are looking for a beautiful fun place to walk around solo or with the kids it’s a must-visit!

Pamela Salai Photography is a Pittsburgh Child Photographer also specializing in maternity, family in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas including but not limited to McCandles Township, Wexford, Franklin Township, Sewickley Township, Butler County, Cranberry Township, and Washington County.

 If you would like more information regarding booking a custom session with Pamela Salai Photography, please click here or contact me directly by clicking on the contact button at the top of my website or email me at pamelasalaiphoto@gmail.com.

Often I am asked about the client wardrobe. I  provide a curated wardrobe for my child clients and maternity sessions. Often these outfits can be seen throughout my photos. When you book your session I will further discuss these options with you along with the stylist options I provide.

I use natural light and organic settings to create custom magic for each session.

Let’s Connect!

1. Sign up for my emails: CLICK HERE on the right-hand side you will see a “sign up ” where you can enter your emails there.
2. Join my private group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686002001654081/
3. FACEBOOK  you can choose to “see first” or even set the notifications on
4. INSTAGRAM

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I absolutely adore capturing portraits during the ‘golden hour’ (or, a magic hour! as I like to call it). Some favorite images are created during that hour before sunset when the Earth is positively illuminated in beautiful light. However, when I am not outside you can find me in my light and airy studio where I love to tell a different kind of story. My signature look in the studio is at most times whimsical. However, it also referred to lifestyle in a cute, playful way.

 In addition to being a natural light photographer, I am a free spirit with a wanderlusting soul.  My family is my everything. I am happily married to my husband over a decade now, Dave. We have three delightful and fun-loving children (who I use as my muses from time to time): our son, Brody, and twin girls, Harlow and Gabriella.

Description:

A dream coming true… after almost 8 years of shooting my passion for creating and living with my head in the clouds is coming true in my first ever solo workshop 

Get ready to crack open a can of light and airy cause I am about to bring it to you full force! 

I would like to invite you to my second home (ok, or sure feels like it at times) my Studio 415 Pgh where I create all of my white and pure magical images. 

My studio is broken up into a few parts. My main shooting space is a white floor to ceiling space with one main window of light and other areas of light that pour in from other surrounding areas.

I would love to take you on an adventure down my rabbit hole of magic teaching my shooting techniques in my very own studio. 

Topics will be included and not limited to:

•      Creating Whimsy in an image

•      How to create pure clean white images

•      Taking your images to the next level of magic 

•      Styling for clean pure images

•      Posing tips

•      Magical and simple sets

•      Exclusive studio preset release 

•      A private group with CC from me to help you find the best techniques to find the whimsy in your images

•      Afterimage edit. I will take 2 images that you took at the workshop and create a video for you so you can see how I take a SOOC shot to the final image.  

•      Exclusive presets

•      exclusive PDF including, props, links, studio tips, shooting tips, the equipment I use and before and after images.

The workshop will also include multiple models, sets, props, shooting (in all-natural light), posing tips and so much more!

This will be a workshop FULL of educational knowledge that will take your images to the next level. 

OUTLINE:

Allow 5 hours for the workshop:

al image.  (estimated times ) 

•      2 hours of instruction

•      2 hours of shooting models 

•      1-hour Q & A

Styling a set 

•      Clean pure images 

•      Styled just right (props, clothing) 

Backdrop

•      Simple & sweet 

•      The lighter the better

Finding the LIGHT (as it’s always changing)

•      Harsh light vs. diffused lighting 

•      Directional light NOT direct light.

•      Using tools to help with lighting 

Camera gear 

•      What lens I use 

•      What settings I am at 

Studio Essentials

•      What I find to be the must-haves for a studio 

Oh SHOOT 

•      Time to play, practice, learn

•      Getting it right in camera for post-process 

Posing + The “rules” (of thirds) 

•      Posing for the light 

Open Q&A

After Chat

•      A private group 

•      CC from me to help you find the best techniques to find the whimsy in your images

•      Afterimage edit. I will take 2 images that you took at the workshop and create a video for you so you can see how I take a SOOC shot to the final image.  

al image.  

•      Exclusive presets

•      exclusive PDF including, props, links, studio tips, shooting tips, the equipment I use and before and after images.

BONUS: Exclusive to workshop attendees and Hello Storyteller course purchasers  preset release

Let’s create whimsical stories together

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