I can’t believe Summer is right around the corner! Where did Spring go ? Well I guess it’s still “technically ” here & I shouldn’t be jumping ahead of myself. Although this weather here in Pittsburgh is making it difficult to have a beautiful magical golden hour light 🙁 waaaahhhh! It did have me looking at my calendar because I have been moving sessions around left & right. I am booked for May & June & have just limited spots left for July & August. If you are thinking about a Family , Child or Maternity session please contact me a.s.a.p. Here is a link for my client guide CLICK HERE here you will find out what having a session with me is all about 🙂 I can promise you one thing – it’s magical, it’s fun & most of all it’s memorable.
How to create magical memories.
OK. Lets face it kids can be tough. Sometimes the adults can be just as tough or not harder than the little ones. Not everyone loves to “pose” in front of the camera-or in front of strangers.
1. Don’t be a stranger. Get to know your family. Ask questions find out what makes them who they are. Make a questionnaire & use it. Make sure to really get to know them.
2. Blend their clothing colors to match their home. Wait- you mean don’t just tell them to wear a basic color that you tell everyone to wear? That is right. Find out what colors are in their rooms that they plan on hanging these memories. After all you do want these hanging up in their home right ? Trust me- they will second guess hanging a large canvas if they decided to wear all blue’s because it makes the kids eyes stand out. Than come to find out her home is beige & creams with a hints of blush and blue doesn’t match on the giant blank wall that needed a gallery on it.
3. Help them. The only way they are going to feel good & look good is if you guide them. Don’t be afraid of this. Practice with friends first. Practice makes perfect after all – right ?
I personally do stylized|concept sessions. So I make pinterest boards for all my sessions. I create a theme based off the family. Basically, every session has a purpose and a reason I chose that prop or that color or that location. Pinterest is a great way for me to lay it all out & see what looks the best together from clothes, colors to props. I start with a sketch pad & than take it digital.
I always suggest to the mum to hire a makeup artist ( which I can provide for an additional fee). Show her places she can buy/rent clothes for herself or the kids. Why spend all that extra money on an outfit you might not wear again.
Come back often for more tips & ideas!
The Magic Within 1st annual Pittsburgh Shootout
A shootout brings photographers together from all over with different skill levels for one common bond-photography. Together we network, build your portfolio & make friends in the community & most of all have fun!
Who is welcome ? Anyone from any state or country – at any photography skill level
What to expect: 3 stylized sets (Tween set, Pre-tween set, Toddler set)
Cost : $100.00 gets you your golden ticket. You can shoot from the time your get there till the time we wrap up .
Date: June 4th
*this event requires a purchased ticket – please print your ticket after purchase & bring it to the event
PURCHASE TICKET HERE ✨
Turning ONE can be a lot of fun!
When my client came to me about this session…she mention that her daughters birthday was based around stars I immediately starting daydreaming – I mean stars ARE kinda my thing 😉
Before we could even finish our conversation I pretty much already had a vision on what I wanted to create for them for this special milestone.
We started off floating in the clouds & reaching for the stars. Than moved on to a more simple look. I love capturing this age & the sweet innocence so keeping it simple with a cute knitted bonnet & a ruffle diaper cover did the trick. After that is was SMASH cake time. This sweet baby girl loved creating art with the icing – it was quite fun to watch.
Than for a little bubbly tub time. It was actually spur of the moment when I turned to mum & said …how about a bubble bath ? She loved it & we went with it. So glad we did too! It made for some magical moments that mum & I won’t forget 😀 ( <<< Hey I am a part of this too ya know !)