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Travel Bug Giverney - Monet's Home During this pandemic I have realized beyond a shadow of a doubt just how much I love to travel. There really was never a question about that. Being able to see other parts of the country and experience other cultures across the globe bring me such joy. I learn so much and realize how much we can learn from one another. This year was going to be an epic travel year. I was able to get my NYC trip in with a friend in February. It was a special five days, seeing friends, meeting new ones, going to the theatre on and off Broadway, catching an opera, hitting museums and eating amazing food. A lot of living was packed into just a few days! The weeks and months ahead however, all trips and plans came to a ha... VIEW POST
Pet Happy Photography Our fur-babies are members of the family — squirmy, energetic, over-eager members of the family that often can’t sit still and turn into a massive blur on camera. Pets make some of the most stunning family photos, but, even though they have wiggled their way into our hearts, they can be a challenge to photograph. When I photograph with a pet, I imagine I am a ninja! A little bit portrait, a little bit sports and a little bit rock at roll! (no seriously, a little bit child photography too. As a portrait photographer (and mom to three dogs and one cat), the toughest family photo shoots I’ve shot involve both a dog and a toddler in the same photo because getting both to sit still at the same exact time borders on impossible. Well, m... VIEW POST
The Most Excellent Photo Sessions
Aug. 31
Let’s face it… family photo sessions can be challenging… for not only the family, but sometimes the photographer as well. These tips will help get the most out of your photography session! 1.  Clothing is important - let the photographer help! Advice for clients: Have your clothing chosen way in advance and make sure that your outfit choices are comfortable and attractive.  What do your dream family photos look like?  If they are soft and elegant?  Chose neutral colors with soft, flowing fabrics…. think creams, very soft pastels, oatmeals, light browns, tans, grays, and slate blues.  Want to showcase the fun and spunky side of your family?  Choose coordinating colors (but not matchy, matchy) ... VIEW POST
Don’t Say Cheese
Aug. 24
If you’re a portrait photographer, it’s really good to know how to make your clients smile NATURALLY. And when you are the person in front of the lens, you’ll see how difficult it is to make your smile look unforced. Trust me, I know. I was on the "other side of the lens" for many years before holding my camera up to others. It is awkward even terrifying for some. I would like to share seven tips that will help your clients smile. And they’re also great for your own images, you know, for instagram and Facebook and your profile photo. 1. DON’T SAY “CHEESE” If you’re posing for the shot, use a Hollywood trick and say “money” instead. This movement of the lips makes the smile look more natural. And, well, sometimes the t... VIEW POST
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