Lens Giveaway from Crave Photography!

Have you seen the awesome giveaway from Crave Photography?? They are having a business jump start giveaway where they are giving away a Canon or Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens! Check it out here: http://cravemyphotography.com/blog/business-jump-start-giveaway/


New Website!

For those of you that are still finding me here on wordpress, I’d like to invite you to come check out my new website where I’m most active. I’ve been putting a lot of time and effort into this site to try and make it easy to navigate and interesting to look at. I hope you like it!

My New Website! <— Click here.

Katie’s Solo Shoot


As a photographer, one of my favorite things is when I’m able to shoot a model that enjoys what she’s doing. Katie loves having her picture taken. Pair her up with me, a girl who loves to take pictures, and it’s a match made in heaven. Not only that, but this girl is ridiculously photogenic. We went out around 5:45 and shot for about 2 hours. We went walking around downtown and maybe did a little trespassing to get to a super cool cow shoot. Here are a few images from Katie’s session.




What should I wear for my portrait session?

Clothing is very important when planning your portrait session, and it’s the one thing that people tend to struggle with most. You want something that you feel great in, but you don’t want it to distract from the main subject—you. So let’s talk a little about what you should wear and what you should try to avoid.

Individual Portrait Sessions:

Girls: Layered solids are usually great when paired with chunky jewelry, scarves, boots, or some fabulous heels. That’s not to say that prints can’t be great as well. Try to keep it to one print at a time, and bring a solid sweater or cardi to change things up a bit.

Guys: Choose something that reflects your personality but isn’t too distracting. Stay away from shirts with logos or cartoon characters. Accessories like stylish hats and vests which can be removed for additional looks, are a great way to go.  Keep things tailored if possible; big, loose fitting clothing does not photograph well in most circumstances.

Children: Kids are fun because they can usually rock any look and still wind up in the center of it all. Keep them comfortable—we all know how much fun photographing cranky kids can be. Keep it in line with their personality. For example, don’t try to force your tomboy into a frilly pink dress and expect fabulous pictures. If you want photos of your tomboy-daughter in a dress, get her a funky jumper or a a boho-style dress, which always look great. Again, stay away from logos and cartoon characters.

Families & Groups:

The name of this game is coordination, not matchy-matchy. Pick a color scheme you love and coordinate your looks together. You could have a few solids with some prints mixed in;  a little girl’s dress with all colors can also tie the look together. Think room decoration—you want it to go well together without it being exactly the same.

Of course, everyone is different and expects different things from their artistic portrait session. Just remember to choose something you feel great in, keep things coordinated, and have fun!

For additional help and ideas with picking out your wardrobe, check out the “Wardrobe” section of my blog.