Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shoot Film, Not People.

I love shooting people. And as much as my business has turned toward wedding & family portraits, it's generally photographing strangers which I'm used to but I'm very aware that my clients are naturally nervous while  having their photo taken. It's intimidating. So I try to give my best tips  upfront, and they are: 
  •  Smile but don't smile too big unless you're laughing
  • Give me options, smiling as well as straight faced
  • If engagement portraits, bring a few changes of outfits for both of you
  • For Senior portraits, consider bringing a prop. Something to do with a club or sport you are involved in. and definitely try to arrange it so I can get some group shots of siblings and friends, etc. 
  • Dog walking photos are adorable for senior portraits. Also, who doesn't need professional portraits of your dog as well as your children?!
  • Open shade is the best light, so I prefer outside locations around sunset
  • If it's a motion shot, we will probably need to take a bunch to get the one thats just right, so have patience 
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

BCP Boys Club

I love these senior portraits I photographed yesterday of young men who have been friends since they were babies and now they are graduating Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona...they were so much fun and I wish them so much luck in college!

Do What You LOVE...

I love being a wedding photographer in Arizona. The loving vibe. The excitement stirring in everyone. The celebration. The cake. What is not to love? If you are in the Scottsdale, Phoenix or Sedona area please visit my website for last minute availability and booking info.   

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thank You's & Goodbye's Are Real

This is such a beautiful moment of the chimp Wounda who was released after being nursed back to health by the Jane Goodall Foundation { click here to make a donation on their website } animals have the ability to have emotions and connections just like humans, remember Mr. G and Jellybean?!