I am happy to add portrait photography to my sessions listed, not just for seniors. It seems that after senior pictures and wedding day pictures, women rarely get pictures taken of themselves (and I’m not taking about selfies) Why is this? I think there are a few reasons. We don’t like to be in front of the camera because we don’t feel photogenic, or we don’t feel beautiful, or we don’t feel confident enough, or we don’t want to spend the money. WOMEN STOP IT! You are all beautiful and have so much talent to share and give. When will we start being so hard on ourselves. We tend to look at ourselves and see every tiny flaw, we dissect our face and our bodies with a magnified glass from the outside in. My goal with women is to help them see themselves the way other people do. I get really close and personal when I edit and I see the beauty in you that you don’t always believe. I hope that when I hand your session back to you you can see that too, and then maybe, just maybe, you’ll start to look at yourself from the inside out and let your beautiful light shine.
This session that I did with Jordan is the first of many I hope will come and choose to pamper yourself. This is not vain, this is fun. Jordan woke up early got her hair and makeup done my the fabulous Courtney.
Brought a few outfits with her and then we went out and shot for about an hour, and tried to capture Jordan in both a beautiful and fun light. Jordan doesn’t know just how gorgeous she is, she feel awkward in front of the camera, and likes to pull faces! Which I love to capture as well! I love to get the client feeling comfortable and by the end of the session they really don’t want to stop! We even got some great dancing pictures.
People are always asking me, what do a shoot with, whats in my bag. As much as I would LOVE to give away a 5DMII its just not possible, but I do want to share some of my other favorite things I always have when I shoot! So I am pulling an Oprah, and doing a – these are a few of my favorite things giveaway! These are items that I have reviewed and blogged about before.
I LOVE my Jo Tote camera bag, its fashionable, and large enough to carry my needs. Made with great quality they don’t just look good they feel good!
And I love cute camera nick-knacks including my charm necklace!
So I am happy to bring you a giveaway so that you can share my favorite things with me! Jo Totes is giving away a $75 gift towards any bag of your choice. Fotostrap is giving one of there classic fabric straps and a monogram of your choice in color (this excludes the James and the Bear), and I am giving a charm necklace like the one I have!
I was so lucky to get to do Marissa and Cole’s engagement photography. They are getting married out of state the day after Thanksgiving and I am not going to be able to do their wedding, but had the pleasure of at least spending some time with them and wish them luck with everything! They have a cute story on how they became a couple and were just a pleasure. My favorite thing to photography is couples hands down. My favorite picture in my own family pictures are ones of my husband and I.