Posts with tag: "beloved"
Sunday 05 July
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Kylee and I got together late in the day for her senior photos at the Thomas Center.  The light was low and warm and Kylee did a fantastic job.  She is incredibly driven and focused.  She knows where she wants to go in life and is willing to work hard to get there.  I thought I worked hard in high school, and she far exceeds what I did. Help me congratulate her and the class of 2015 as they graduate!



Interested in a session for yourself? Check out Courtney's session!


Watch for the next intro to SLR photography class on Saturday, July 18th!


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Wednesday 18 February
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Hey!  You have a session with your sweetie coming up!  That's fantastic.  One of the most common questions once the session has been scheduled is 'What should we wear?'.  There are a few key things to keep in mind when deciding on wardrobe for your session: 


Firstly, how formal would you like to go for this session? Many couples like to wear something one or two steps more formal than their everyday clothes, but it is not necessary. Chelsea and Alex decided to go with a very relaxed, comfortable look and that lends to the comfortable feel of their photos. Others choose to dress up a bit more so that they are photographed at their best. Think about how you want your photos to feel when you look at them and that will help you decide which direction to go.


Secondly, color. Think about where you plan to put your photographs in your home and what colors are in that space. Be sure that the colors you choose to wear will coordinate with the room where you plan to hang your artwork.


A good place to start might be to decide between warm or cool colors and then get specific from there. Select colors that complement each other but are not the same. In Chelsea and Alex’s photo, you will notice that they opted for cool colors, and the color of Alex’s shirt is picked up in Chelsea’s necklace. In Marie and Steven’s photo, her solid pink shirt complements in his maroon plaid shirt because they are both warm colors.




That said, there are some colors to avoid if possible. Bright red and hot pink can be difficult for digital cameras to translate in certain lighting conditions, so I’d avoid solid pieces in those colors. If the colors are muted, part of a pattern, or are secondary colors to the piece, that’s fine. Last note about color, solid black and solid white are not ideal because it is easy for the body and arms to get lost in the photograph, but it obviously can be done (hello, weddings!).


If you are considering changing looks during your session, I would suggest using layers and accessories to get that effect. It is easy to dress up or dress down your outfit with sweaters, jackets, scarves, jewelry, rolling up sleeves, removing a button-down shirt to dress down to a t-shirt, etc. Depending on the location of the shoot, there may not be an opportunity to find a private space to change, so using layers and accessories to alter your look tends to be the best option.


Lastly, ladies - a few things just for you:

  • if you are particularly self conscious about your arms, consider wearing long or three-quarter length sleeves instead of sleeveless or short-sleeved tops or dresses.
  • Professional hair and makeup is recommended. I am happy to provide you with recommendations if you need them!
  • Form-fitting clothes tend to photograph better than loose-fitting clothing and very structured pieces like blazers. It turns out that the way we see clothing and body shape in person is different from how the camera translates it, so instead of being flattering in person, loose or boxy clothing can hide your shape a little bit too much and tends makes individuals look larger than they are in photos. 


Of course, if you have any other questions, please reach out!  Email me any time at


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Want to see more of Chelsea and Alex's pictures? See Chelsea and Alex's Beloved Couples Portrait Session here! 




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Friday 30 January
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What an absolute honor it was to work with these two incredible women.  Susana is a good friend of a dear friend of mine.  She is a photographer based in the LA area and does excellent work!  Check her out at  Azure is a poet and speaker.  She has an incredible ability to express in words the deep things that are impossible for most of us to say.  You can learn more about her at  Together, Susana and Azure are an incredible force.  They balance each other and complete each other in wonderful ways.  I truly feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with them and help them celebrate their engagement out in Palm Springs, California!  Many of the photos you see here were set in the beautiful Parker Palm Springs resort, which I highly recommend you visit if you're ever traveling that direction.  It's a magical place.


Want more? Check out Christina and Josh's Beloved Engagement Session!

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Wednesday 17 September
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Christina and Josh...  They know each other so well and they accept the other for all that they are.  They are able to get lost in each other and to laugh together, they're able to be serious and to just crack up, and they know when to be individuals and when to be a team. They recognize how their personalities and strengths complement each other, which in turn strengthens their relationship.  It was wonderful getting to know both Christina and Josh over a glass (or two...) of wine and working with them to create these photographs to celebrate their engagement.  Here's to an awesome future for you guys!  Cheers!

Want more? To see Chelsea and Alex's Beloved session, click here!

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Thursday 14 August
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Man, this was an amazing day.  I don't even know where to begin.  First, Chelsea and Alex are some of the sweetest folks you could ever have the pleasure of knowing. They're a ton of fun and great folks to have as friends - I feel pretty special about the fact that I get to count them among mine.  Second, they are commited to their relationship - they're there for each other and not afraid of the work it takes to build and maintain a healthy partnership, which is awesome.

This lovely day, we got together at their place for a little Gulejo coffee and fruit, took it easy for a bit, and then headed out to the park with Sox.  We had such a great time - laughter, tears, and everything in between.  It was a treasure to spend the day with these two.  Love you guys!


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