Meet Liz. She loves to ride horses, teach others to ride horses, and swing dance. This young lady is a cowgirl through and through. Therefore, it should have been no surprise when Liz asked if we could include not one, not two, but THREE horses into her senior portraits. And yet somehow I was a little surprised. Being the ‘city slicker’ photographer I am, I can honestly say I’ve never photographed a horse in any of my portrait sessions. In fact I’ve hardly ever been around horses, except for a few touristy chuckwagon dinner excursions, which (let’s be honest here) hardly qualify as horseback riding at all. But I love a creative challenge, and so I happily took on this assignment. Continue reading →
Meet Sophia. Like a burst of sunshine this young beauty lights up a room with her sweet personality and beautiful smile. Equal parts rough-and-tumble athlete & fashionable girly-girl, Sophia wanted to play up her feminine side for her senior portraits. Continue reading →
So what do you do when you find out just days before your senior portrait session that the location you had so carefully chosen is CLOSED?! I don’t mean closed as in ‘never going to open again’, but closed as in ‘so very inconveniently (i.e. annoyingly) closed on the day you just happen to have chosen for your session’.
Bummer. BIG bummer. Especially when you are looking for a location that combines natural open fields, rustic barns, tennis courts, and a place to play the ukulele. That’s right, the ukulele.
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.
Ever have that dream where it’s the day of final exams and you realize you forgot you were taking the course and therefore never showed up to class, never did any of the reading, and are completely unprepared for the test? Yeah, me too.
Like, ALL THE TIME.
While there are many theories as to why this particular nightmare is so common, my own self-diagnosis leads me to believe it is because I simply hate to be unprepared. For me, the ultimate red-faced, anxiety-ridden, sweat-producing scenario is when someone asks me a question about an area in which I’m supposedly an ‘expert’ and my only response looks something like this…
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Ugh….AWKWARD! Gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it. So what do I do when I find myself in one of these situations? Continue reading →