Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
And then Sunday afternoon, we went to the beach with some friends who brought surfboards. The boys had to try and of course got up pretty quickly!Thank you Trevor and his family for letting Nicholas and Anthony try out surfing for the first time!
Of course, this weekend, I also took some great photos during the VUSC Family Portrait Fundraiser. To see my favorites from this event, check out yesterday's post.
Well, this is it for this week!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
THE EDICK FAMILY
MOM & DAD
BRIAN & JEN
Thank you Jen for your contribution and I hope that you and your family are enjoying your beautiful portraits!
The Mullins family used this opportunity to get Veronica's Senior Portraits done. Veronica has been my model for a few of my school assignments and has always graciously followed my directions. But this time, I wanted this session to be about Veronica. We met a the park and walked around, stopping for a few shots here and there and talking about her plans for the future. Here are some of my favorite shots:
There are 2 more Sundays left for this fundraiser, Sundays, October 4th and October 11th. And there are still a few openings left on both days. So hurry up and make your reservations quickly and take advantage of this special pricing! And remember, all money goes to Valley United Soccer Club and your booking fee is tax deductible!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This week, I have decided to focus on facial expressions! Since I have only shot soccer games this weekend, all the following photos are action shots.
So without further due, here are my favorite photos from Saturday 9/12 & Sunday 9/13:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
What to wear:
Coordinate but don’t match. Avoid logos, busy patterns and trends that will look dated in years to come. Wear colors that mesh well together but do not compete for attention. Various shades of the same color, neutrals and dark colors work well. Make sure that you are coordinated from head to toe; we might want to take full-length portraits. Since this is a photo session in the park, casual would be best. But most important, remember to dress comfortably. A comfortable person is a happy person!
Remember that outdoors can be windy. Even mild wind can mess up a delicate hairstyle. Be sure to use lots of hairspray and stick to hairstyles that still look good even if they are a bit imperfect.
If young children are in your group, make sure that they are well rested and fed (although the same goes along for adults!). You can also pack up a favorite snack (something that’s not messy), toys or object of comfort that could be included in the photos.
Consider bringing props to create a theme; how about a blanket and a basket to simulate a picnic? If the whole family likes a certain team, consider posing wearing your favorite team’s jersey! If you have a musical family, bring your instruments! You get the idea… I always like to include some fun shots at the end of a session.
I hope these simple tips help you prepare. If you have a special request or a question, do not hesitate to contact me before your session! After all, we want to spend as much time as possible shooting… in my experience, the more I shoot, the more the people in the photos start to relax. And the more relaxed everyone is, the better the photo!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Here is a photo of Christina taken last Fall during one of our hike at Live Oak. It was such a beautiful day and we stopped to take a few shots. While I was adjusting my camera onto a tripod, Christina started to look around at the trees and birds around us. Here is a shot I took while she wasn't looking at me and I have to say, this is one of my favorite! Who says our subjects should be looking at the camera... some of my best shots are taken when my subject is not looking at me or when he/she isn't expecting to be photographed!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
With their new season beginning this weekend, the team had to spend most of their funds on new uniforms and are in need of more money to pay for monthly expenses such as referee fees, tournament fees, etc. I am offering this special for a limited time only and I hope that many families will take advantage of this great deal!
So contact me as soon as possible to book your family portrait session and remember that your booking fee and all profit from print sales will go directly to VUSC BU13 Black.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
And now, here are some action shots!