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Photographer tips & tools : Creating magical memories on a budget !
Budget ! Wait you mean you can create a stylized session on a budget ? YES
Creating stylized session doesn’t mean you have to break the bank or dip into your profits so much that you don’t make a profit.
Think smarter not harder.
Wait you can rent ? YES
I have been very blessed to have been working with Trish from Vintage Alley Rentals in the start of 2015 when she fully stylized my Valentines Day mini sessions & made a Candy shop right in the studio. It was a match made in heaven. I loved Trish the moment I met her. She is such a incredibly sweet, kind, caring & a fantastic business women.
Since then, Vintage Alley Rentals has been a part of a great handful of my sessions. The vintage Blue velvet settee named Pricilla has been a part of my Dream princess mini sessions & then my Winter Whimsy mini sessions. I have rented smaller items like a vintage apple ladder & grape vine for my 2015 mommy & me sessions. The vintage clawfoot tub Named : John Bufford sailed through dreams as it graced the pages of Momazine magazine when I used that to create a sail boat in my Dream a Little Dream print feature. Three door backdrop was a part of my Easter baby lamp mini’s & below you will see tis beautiful peach/pink & gold settee named: Penelope used in my mommy & me sessions this year.
If you haven’t heard of Vintage Alley Rentals now is the time to go check them out & make an appointment to see her cute cottage & what she has to offer that might fit your next up coming session, wedding or event.
Come back often for more tips & ideas!
I have had the pleasure of watching this beautiful family grow. It’s one of the priceless gifts I receive as a photographer. We had a gorgeous night in Pittsburgh this Spring day in April. I also am blessed to include this quote from my client.
“I have used Pam to capture some of the most precious moments for me and growing family. From a fresh 48 session — to family shoots — to mini sessions — she has been my go-to photographer for years now. She is patient, kind and is, above all things, passionate about her work. I know I will get amazingly beautiful photos from Pam (that always take my breathe away and bring a tear to my eye). I cannot recommend Pamela Salai Photography enough. If you want the best, you’re in the right spot.”
I am so excited to share the first batch of photos I edited from The Magic Within Pittsburgh Shootout.
This was my first ever shootout that I hosted & I was honored to ask & have 2 of my close photog friends come & join me. Weeks of planning & running around all came together for one perfect evening of fun, laughter, networking, portfolio building & making new friends. ( I will leave out the part about the giant spider that thought my camera bag was his new home …)
20 guest attended our shootout. Lisa, Sarah & myself styled 3 main sets which then actually dove-tailed into about 3-4 other sets for about 7 different sets (if not maybe 1-2 more). We wanted to give everyone a little bit of everything that we love & show them that the magic is made within & you don’t need extravagant sets to make magic. The sets included a Toddler set ( boy & girl ), a pre-tween set (2 girls) & than the tween set which you see below.
We choose an Anna Triant Couture dress for our tween model to wear. Dazzled her hair in butterflies in colors that were pulled from her dress. Minimal make-up – a tad of blush , lipstick & mascara was enough for this beautiful Model. The only prop for this set was a moss cover chair that Sarah made from Moss sheet & hot glued it to the seat. A little tuck here & there & bam turn a drab chair into a fab chair. Great job Sarah!
I hope you enjoy the first preview of photos. Please feel free to comment <3