Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Megan, High School Senior

This past Sunday, I had such a fun shoot with this lovely young woman. I love her leather jacket. It really gave the photos a very hip look. The yellow mustard flowers season is almost over but I was able to get the fabulous image of Megan wearing a yellow scarf, making the image of her look like a painting. She picked that photo for her wallets photos, and the above image for her graduation party announcement cards. What I like about shooting at my favorite park are the great backdrops, bridge, stone walls, and wooden fence.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tips, wardrobe & more.....

The question I get asked time and again is what to wear? During the consultation, I discover what my client wants to convey, casual, fun or a more formal look. The most important thing will your portrait stand the test of time.

Solids vs prints. Keep it a solid color. Prints take a way from the subject. I like this deep color on this girl because it enhances her skin tone & hair.

There is an art to un-posing, I love this image of this family because you can feel their love & affection for each other. I want the relationship to be the real story.

Hair - The most important thing I say about hair is keep the style you're use to seeing on you. Get your hair cut or color at least a week before the photo session. Bring a brush or comb to the shoot. On location can be windy. Jewelry - do not wear anything that is distracting, especially big wrist watches, keep it simple & small.