I would say about 99% of the work that I do involves photographing people (which I love). I got a phone call a few weeks ago from a woman asking about landscape pictures. I was excited to try something new! She said that her grandson lives in Florida and has never seen ice before. She wanted me to take some pictures so she could send them to him. A few weeks later I had another call from a guy who has some new products that he wanted photographed for his website. If there is anything that you ever want photographed, don’t hesitate to give me a call! We can figure out a price that is fair and go from there. Below is my favorite of the ice pictures.
When photographing kids, you never know what to expect! Some kids sit still and do exactly what they are asked while others well, do the opposite! Even the most well behaved kids have their moments so don’t be embarrassed if this happens during your session. Below are a few tips that will help your session go smoothly.
-Avoid nap time: I can’t stress this enough; if the time I suggest is during your little one’s nap time please speak up. The end result will be much better if he or she is well rested.
-Two sessions: In the past, I had a newborn that cooperated for about an hour and then just wasn’t having it. We didn’t have enough time to get all of the shots we wanted, so we ended up doing another quick session. During the second session, the baby was sound asleep and we got exactly what we wanted! If your child gets to the studio and is having an awful day, don’t be afraid to bring them back another day. There isn’t a fee to bring them again if we both decide that rescheduling is best.
-Don’t hold back: When I photograph kids in the studio, I have the parents stand behind me and talk to their child to make them smile. I do it this way because it always seems like the kids smile when I’m doing something silly and by the time I have the camera back up to my eye, they’re not smiling anymore. This is why I have the parents help so I can capture those super quick smiles. Don’t hold back, you know what makes your kid smile! I totally understand that some of the things that makes kids smile is funny at home but a little awkward in public. The stranger the noises I make, the bigger Ryan (my baby) smiles! It’s slightly embarrassing to make those noises in front of other people, but it’s totally worth it! Like I said before, don’t hold back. I’m not judging and if I’m laughing, I’m laughing with you!
Now you’re probably wondering what I did to get this smile
So much has happened since my last blog post! First of all, this little cutie made his way into the world. I am officially a momma and loving every second of it! Ryan Michael was born on January 1 and was 7 pounds 14 ounces. He is such a good baby; we are the luckiest parents in the world! I was planning on starting a new website/blog but apparently I don’t have enough time or patience to get it figured out. I really miss blogging so until I have the time to get the new website up and running, I’ll be posting on here! Thanks for stopping by!!
I’ve had so many newly engaged couples contact me and ask about wedding pricing for next year, apparently 2014 is the year to get married! Unfortunately, I will not be offering weddings for 2014 and most likely not for 2015 either. As you all know, I’m expecting my first baby in January. I want to make sure I have a good handle on being a mom and having my business before I take on the commitment of photographing someone’s special day. Best of luck to all of these wonderful couples!