Studio Family Portrait Photography Ideas

Studio Family Portrait Photography Ideas

When you book a photo session in a studio you have many options to create a memory that you will enjoy forever, because a family photograph captures the spirit of your family. It is a keepsake that will remind you of the thought that you put into creating that moment. Finding the right setting, the appropriate outfits and the best photographer.
There are so many portrait ideas to choose from and to showcase that your family is one of a kind. It can be an outdoor session celebrating a season, a place or an occasion. Or it can be a choreographed indoor shoot designed for you. Either way, the ones who make it unique and memorable are the people in the photo, your family.

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Looking More Approachable With A Casual Corporate Headshot

Looking More Approachable With A Casual Corporate Headshot

Casual headshots are an informal way of introducing yourself within all of your marketing efforts. They are more lifestyle oriented that your average corporate headshot and portray a much hipper and trendy vibe. It is a way to give a personal touch of your branding so that it better reflects your personality and the tone you want to set.

Headshots are part of our media driven business world and getting an excellent shot is as important as having the right education and experience. So when you need to shake things up and show that you are up to speed in this fast moving world, read these tips that will give you just the right edge.

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Capturing True Emotion - Equestrian Portrait Photography

Capturing True Emotion - Equestrian Portrait Photography

Equestrian photography is the best way to capture not only a memory of your equine companion, but to also show the bond that you share. It partners you with an important part of your life and who you are. Becoming a constant reminder of the love and friendship that has become an essential part of the relationship. A fondness of shared experiences and a rapport created in each others company.

It is a unique gift that embodies the essence of mutual respect in photos that are only slightly posed but very natural. Always trying to maintain a balance and creating an atmosphere that is relaxing for both the rider and the horse. The end result is a piece of stylish art that fills you with emotion.

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Our own "Black Beauty" Story just in time for the Holidays

Our own "Black Beauty" Story just in time for the Holidays

This incredible tale is one of those stories that is so impossible that is is hard to believe, but in the season of miracles I thought our own "Black Beauty" Story would be appropriate. A little back story is necessary... Val and I spent a little under 2 years before we were married in Montana photographing Horses for sale for our dear friends The Mantles of MontanaHorses.com. At that time, we traveled back and forth from Montana to California monthly to Photograph our wonderful Orange County Clients. While in Montana, we were so blessed by the graciousness of a friend to stay in the most incredible Montana Home on a 10 acre gentleman's ranch. Gorgeous views of the valley, daily sounding of the train following the infamous Missouri river, all of our beloved animals and horses in the backyard, I was in complete heaven! The 2 day 24 plus hour commute to California once a month seemed like a small price to pay to live in our dream home.

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How to have fun during your corporate headshot photo session

How to have fun during your corporate headshot photo session

How to have fun during your corporate headshot photo session

Most people consider the thought of getting their corporate headshots very stressful. So, how can you remove the stress and have fun during your photo session?

Do your research and find the top headshot photographers in your area.

Your headshot is your most important marketing tool, so take the time to find out who are the top corporate headshot photographers in your area. Be sure to check out their website and see if their style of photography will help you rise above your competition. Pick up the phone and call them to see if their is a connection between the two of youand to see if they are there to serve your needs over theirs. Finding the right photographer is the first step in insuring a successful and fun photo session.

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A picture says a thousand words Jack and Brynlee's engagement photos at the beach

A picture says a thousand words Jack and Brynlee's engagement photos at the beach

There is a fun story behind Jack and Brynlee's engagement photos at the beach in Laguna Beach, California. Both Jack and Brynlee live in Saint George, Utah, where they met in church at a young age. Just recently, since both of their families just happened to be visiting Orange County, California at the same time, Jack decided it was the perfect time to propose to Brynlee. The very next day, Stephanie and I met them at the beach for their engagement photo session. As you can see in the photos, they have such a great and fun relationship. Jack and Brynlee plan on getting married this march at one of the LDS temples.

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Aria's Eight days old Newborn photography portrait session

Aria's Eight days old Newborn photography portrait session

Brand new Aria was such an angel during her newborn photography shoot. She only had to be fed twice during this special photo session. Aria stayed calm, happy and asleep most of the session. Both of her parents were on the sidelines with blankets, family heirloom props, little outfits and fresh flowers.
Stephanie and I first met Aria's mom Lauren a few months ago, as she needed headshots for a collages alumni magazine. We were so excited to find out that she wanted us to photograph her soon to be newborn.

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Family Portrait Photography at the Park - Keeping it simple with white & denim

Family Portrait Photography at the Park - Keeping it simple with white & denim

Let your clothing choice enhance your family portrait by keeping it simple. Parks are filled with greens and earth tones, by wearing multiple colors and patterns, it's difficult for the eye to stay focused on your beautiful family.

White looks spectacular against a green backdrop and will create a timeless family portrait that will stand the test of time. A splash of denim breaks up the white nicely and creates the necessary contrast.

To make your family portrait color choice look less uniform, use tonal variations with your whites and your denim. to maintain that classic look, either go barefoot, or select shoes that won't date your family portrait.

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Beautiful High School Senior Has Come A Long Way Since A One Year Old Baby

Beautiful High School Senior Has Come A Long Way Since A One Year Old Baby

I first photographed Kaylea when she was a one year old baby for her very first birthday and again many times throughout her childhood. All grown-up now, Kaylea has recently graduated from Tosoro High School in Orange County, California and she is going to attend Clemson University in South Carolina. She has played soccer her whole life and enjoys going to the beach. So naturally, Laguna Beach was the perfect backdrop for her High School Senior Photo Session. Kaylea outdid herself with her genuine expressions and beautiful personality. She will have spectacular high school senior photos with an impressive beach backdrop to show her new South Carolina friends.

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Creative Wedding Proposal ideas

Creative Wedding Proposal ideas

If you were to compare a wedding proposal in 1940 compared to 2016, you’d see that everything has gotten bigger, better, and more extravagant. This is because people want to gain the public’s eye and approval. They may also want to secretly become social media stars. Because of this, we’ve all seen tons of out of the box and creative proposals online, being spread from Facebook to Facebook page. Ultimately, this makes it hard for some people to come up with the perfectly creative and “never been done” before proposal. In this article, we’ll give you quite a few creative proposal ideas.
Scavenger hunt proposal
Now, this has been done quite a few times before, but each are catered to the specifics of the relationship. Hide things in places that are significant to your relationship. For example, the first clue could lead to where you had your first date (or this could be the final place, where the proposal happens), and then make the other clues point to significant places with the final and most significant place leading to the proposal.

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High School Senior Photography Triplets Laguna Beach, California

High School Senior Photography Triplets Laguna Beach, California

Having photographed these triplets since they were very young, it was an awesome opportunity to photograph their Laguna Beach, California high school senior session. These triplets are very special to me and we had so much fun on this beautiful overcast night.

These triplets flew in from Florida to have their high school senior photos done in Laguna Beach. Because of the distance, I don't get to see them that often, which made this photo session even more special.

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Rise Above Your Competition With The Right Corporate & Business Team Headshot Photos

Rise Above Your Competition With The Right Corporate & Business Team Headshot Photos

Everyone wants to see who they are about to do business with, especially if their is a team involved. If your corporate & business team headshot shows that you and your team are professional, compatible, friendly, trust worthy, genuine and sincere, then you are already ahead of the game.

The majority of people who do business with you, research you, your company and companies website, before doing business with you. It takes a split second to form an opinion about you and the integrity of your business.

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Theatrical Headshot Photography Serious or Smile?

Theatrical Headshot Photography Serious or Smile?

When deciding whether you should smile or not with your Theatrical Headshot, consider the type of role you are casting for. For example, if your role is more serious, then of course no smile. However, if you are casting for a role that is not serious, then smile away. Your Theatrical Headshot should be more exaggerated and excessively dramatic. 

When working with my acting and theatrical headshot clients, it's important that I know the exact role that they are being casted for. Armed with that knowledge along with intense expressions, their photo will be exactly the type of headshot the casting agent is looking for. 

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Orange County, California Business Headshot Photography What to wear to attract the right client

Orange County, California Business Headshot Photography What to wear to attract the right client

You’ve recently decided to get new headshots to appear fresh and desirable to new clients. Did you know that what you wear will have your potential client ultimately and subconsciously decide to choose you for your services? They may not consciously make this decision, but if they view your image and see you wearing gaudy jewelry and look even slightly unkempt, they may choose someone else. In this article, we’ll discuss what you can wear or how you can appear in your headshots to attract the right client.
You’ve recently decided to get new headshots to appear fresh and desirable to new clients. Did you know that what you wear will have your potential client ultimately and subconsciously decide to choose you for your services?

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Salt Lake City, Utah Family Photography Choosing the right colors to wear for your Albion Basin 
backdrop

Salt Lake City, Utah Family Photography Choosing the right colors to wear for your Albion Basin 
backdrop

Taking family photos seems like a rather simple task, but there are many things to take into consideration when choosing outfits and getting ready for these portraits. This includes choosing the perfect colors of clothing in order to stand out and look nice against your backdrop. In this instance, we’re going to discuss outfit colors when your backdrop is none other than the beautiful Albion Basin.

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5 Simple Steps for a Successful Corporate Headshot Photo Session

5 Simple Steps for a Successful Corporate Headshot Photo Session

ou’ve made the right decision; you’re going to jump into the wide world of using a professional photographer to complete your corporate headshots. The hardest part really is over, but there are still some things to consider before the big day arrives.
Hair and Makeup
Now is not the time to get experimental with your look. You’re spending money to produce quality headshots for professional purposes, so look like you do every other day of the week. There would be no point going crazy only to be unrecognizable to your clients and customers.
 

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Five things to consider before hiring a wedding photographer

Five things to consider before hiring a wedding photographer

Arguably the biggest day of your life, choosing a wedding photographer shouldn’t be stressful. It will be, but it shouldn’t be. Provided you know what questions to ask and the things you need to think about beforehand, hiring a wedding photographer should be a straight forward process.
Portfolio & Price
It’s really important that you view the portfolio of any prospective photographer, because you need to know if their style is compatible with your personality and your wedding. You want to see their style and the quality of the photos they have produced in the past.

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5 Reasons Why: A Professional Headshot Can Make You More Successful

5 Reasons Why: A Professional Headshot Can Make You More Successful

Whether it’s for your LinkedIn account or a freelancing site, the important of a good picture is just as key as the content of your profile.
Consider this: a well-built profile with plenty of content and a blurry picture that was clearly taken using a selfie stick and then cropped at the shoulders up.

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Five simple steps for a successful family photo session

Five simple steps for a successful family photo session

Whether it’s an annual occurrence or you’re decided to have a one off photo session for the family, the fact remains: you want a set of photographs that you can look back on and cherish. Get ready to throw caution to the wind.
Coordinated Clothing
You don’t necessarily have to be totally matching, but having a color or a theme can really add to the flavor of your photos.

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Family Photography That Inspires You

Family Photography That Inspires You

You're going to LOVE what YOU see! Spectacular portraits of your FAMILY that you'll fall in LOVE with. You'll be walked through the entire process of your photo session and taken great care of every step of the way and besides having an awesome experience, you're going to love your Family photos, as they will become some of the most important memories for you, your family and your friends.

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