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Finding Shade In The Summer For Your Best Portraits!

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For most of us, summertime means spending more time out in the sun! Gloriously warm beach days, quintessential summer treats and backyard fun. Plenty of opportunities to capture your family on camera, right? Well, kind of….  Continue reading “Finding Shade In The Summer For Your Best Portraits!”

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4 Unique Ways To Use Shadow To Photograph Your Kids

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Often times when we think about indoor portrait photography, we think about how to use light. We’re taught to find evenly lit areas and avoid patchy light, which can be unflattering. Like many photographers, I have sought out this soft, even light for the majority of my portrait work, avoiding the harsh and direct light which cause such contrast.

But, what if this ideal light isn’t readily available, especially around the house? Does it mean we call it defeat or wait till the weather cooperates and shoot only outdoors? Continue reading “4 Unique Ways To Use Shadow To Photograph Your Kids”

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Creative Ways To Photograph Kids In The Snow

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Seeing a child’s joy and curiosity over the soft powdery white flakes and the crunch underfoot brings back our own childhood memories of catching snowflakes on the tongue, snowball fights and building snowmen! (Or in my case, it was a beautifully engineered igloo that my dad had us work on together!)

Memphis doesn’t get a lot of snow, however and even when it does snow it’s really more of a dusting! So you can imagine that even the mention of snow gets children buzzing! Snow day! Continue reading “Creative Ways To Photograph Kids In The Snow”

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How to enjoy photographing active children Part 1

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Nowadays, I get so much joy out of taking pictures of my own children, but admittedly it hasn’t always been this way! I wanted to capture all those little quirks and the little things they do, documenting the precious years. But it always felt like more of a test of patience than anything, often resulting in tears (and that was just me!) Addressing this has helped tremendously in knowing how to relate to other parents who were frustrated or embarrassed that their little ones were not striking that perfect pose at the right moment or who couldn’t sit still for very long, more than anything it taught me to respect the child’s feelings and have a little fun in the process! Particularly in regards to my own boys, to not put perfection above enjoying a moment. Creating a safe environment and an enjoyable experience will go a lot further than you may think. My aim in this post is not to give endless tips and tricks on how to photograph active children, but rather for us to focus on how to enjoy it. Continue reading “How to enjoy photographing active children Part 1”