Sneak Peek :: Peyton

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Allow me to introduce Peyton Smith of Arapahoe High School! In addition to being V.P. of Student Council, Peyton is an accomplished cellist and avid reader. It was so fun to showcase these diverse interests during her senior session this week! Once again I’d like to tip my hat to Marilin Stull of Pretty Neat for her help in styling Peyton’s spunky personality!

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Sneak Peek :: Hannah

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It was a great kick off to the senior portrait season this week with this beauty from Heritage High School!   This girl is such a sweetie & managed to look fresh and lovely throughout the session despite the sizzling hot temps we were dealing with.  Maybe it’s her experience as a varsity cheerleader that gives her such grace under pressure!

Isn’t she lovely?

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What to Wear: Family Holiday Session

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‘Tis the season for family holiday sessions!

One question I’m often asked is how to dress for a family portrait.  I always have the same response: Remember you are not a team, you’re a family.  This is my simple way of saying please, please, please do not arrive all wearing the same thing!  Nothing screams ‘awkward family photo’ more than everyone wearing the exact same shirt and matching pants.  You know what I’m talking about:  black long sleeve shirt/blue jeans, white button down shirt/khaki pants, or any variety of matching stripe/check/Hawaiian print, etc.  Admit it, we all see those combinations showing up on the holiday cards we receive each year… am I right? Continue reading

Posing Guides

Hello fellow photographers!  I wanted to share a great online resource I’ve discovered that is chock full of posing guides for all types of shooting situations:  families, newborns, high school seniors, engagement, wedding, maternity, etc.   I especially love the ‘posing cards’ that are downloadable directly to your phone or tablet, giving you access to the poses on-the-fly during a photo shoot.

Click here to check them out!

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Black, White & Boring…

Prior to each photo session I sit down with my clients to discuss what they should wear for their portrait session.  We discuss everything from casual to formal outfits, and classic to trendy ensembles.  While the specifics for each photo shoot are different, one thing remains the same:  I always recommend they choose a color palette that compliments their skin tones.

Let me repeat, I recommend they choose a COLOR palette.

As in:  COLOR.

So what ‘colors’ do most people show up in?

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So, just to be clear, WHITE is not a color.  It is the absence of color.

CREAM?  Well, that’s really just a dirty shade of white.

BLACK technically isn’t a color either.  It’s what happens when all the other colors get jumbled up together.

And GREY?  Don’t even get me started…

DENIM & NAVY – okay those are colors.  But aren’t we getting a little wild here? Continue reading