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Tips on Preparing for Your Maternity Photo Session

Tips on Preparing for Your Maternity Photo Session

Bringing a baby into the world is a wonderful life event that should be captured. It’s a time you are going to want to remember and share with your little one once they are a bit older. If you are thinking about or have recently booked a maternity photo session then the below tips should come in handy as your prepare for your session.

Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do

Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do

If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion, you are about to find out. Below are just some of the many reasons your photographer wouldn’t change their job for anything in the world.

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Shay Cathleen

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Shay Cathleen

What got you started in photography? 

When I was younger I always had the good old disposable cameras ready to go in my bag (brought them to school). Then after high school i decided to begin my journey of working abroad. This is when my parent bought me my first camera…..

Choosing the Right Props for Your Next Photo Session

Have you ever thought about adding props to your photo sessions? Props can add interest, depth and an extra flair to your pictures. Get your children to hold coordinating flowers for a spring or summer shoot. Love sports? Then use baseball bats in your next family photo to bring out your passion. Here are a few tips for ways to incorporate props in your next photo session.

1. Avoid trends.

 While you might have recently seen a few photos that incorporate a specific prop, try not to use something that will not look really dated in 20 years’ time. Classic is definitely better and there are many fun options to choose from.

2. Be realistic. 

It’s easy to go wild when thinking of a theme for your photo session. You should decide on one that you can actually find props for. For example, if you want to use seasonal props, try and source them in that season as they’ll be easier to find and before you decide to remake your favorite movie scene, think twice about whether you’ll be able to find suitable outfits for everyone in the photo.

3. Size matters. 

There are some larger props that work really well in photo sessions such as using your grandpa's farm tractor as a background piece. However, there are some larger props that can take away from the beauty of the photograph altogether. Make sure that your prop enhances the photo and doesn't detract from it.

4. Make it meaningful. 

If your child has a favorite stuffed animal or if you have a musical instrument that you treasure, try and incorporate it into your photos. This way your pictures will have more meaning to you and your family.

5. Use what you have. 

Make the current season work to your advantage by using what’s available. Leaves in the fall make for amazing props in photos and don’t cost a thing.

I am home a lot ( being that I homeschool 8 kids) So, naturally I get a lot of practice in Lifestyle/ Documentary work and so number 5 here is huge for me. I am constantly just using what I have available to me in my images. Remember, using props can be the perfect addition to your photos but make sure that they don’t become the main focus.

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Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Cami Turpin

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Cami Turpin

I have another wonderful artist to share with you today! I am so excited to feature Cami Turpin of Blue Hill Images.  Cami is a Lifestyle family photographer who resides in the beatiful state of Utah. She is a Click Pro and MOD @theabstractlens on IG. 

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Happy, happy Monday everybody! I'm so excited to be featuring the incredibly talented Jyo of mbmphotographs. She is an award winning & Intl Published artist, as well as a Click Pro and Clickin Mom's Mentor. She's a contributor to Offset and Cavan and......

Embracing Harsh Light: 4 Tips

Embracing Harsh Light: 4 Tips

If you are like me and kinda dread it, here are four tips to help make your harshlight sessions a success. 

Portraits for Great Grandma & My Monthly Favorites

Portraits for Great Grandma & My Monthly Favorites

Thank goodness it's Friday! This has been one heck of a week. We are in the midst of selling our home... or I should say trying to sell, lol! And in one week we had around 12 showings!! That is one huge chore to try and keep your house show ready clean with 9 kiddos running around! I am just so worn out and ready to relax this weekend...... oh wait! Two more showings tomorrow and possibly a third. Please pray that our house sells soon and we get the piece of land we want and can start building again!