I finally got the results back from the competition I entered last month with my local photography guild back in Florida. I’ve enjoyed being a part of the local SWFL chapter (Professional Photographers of Southwest Florida) of the PPA and FPP for the past 4 or 5 years. This year I served as the Vice President and Program Director, but now with my move to Wyoming, I will be stepping down.
Being a part of this group has helped me in all areas of my photography business...but being a part of the competitions we held 3 times a year, definitely helped with me with my skill level. It also allowed...
Preparing for Senior Portraits:
There are lots of lists and tips out there but here are a few things I recommend, as you get ready to have your senior portraits taken.
Find a Photographer. First things first, you need to find the right photographer for YOU! I definitely know my style isn’t for everyone, so it is important you check around and see what you like best. Ask to see the images of an entire senior session (not just the one photo that is on display). It’s also important that you are comfortable with your photographer, someone who puts you at ease. I remember when I was having...
Christmas is 89 days away! Which means I get to start decorating next month (yes, I decorate super early!!!). Which also means it is time to start thinking about your family portraits for the holidays!
I just took some photos of my niece with all the fall foliage out here in Wyoming and Montana...so if you want those beautiful fall colors in your family portraits, RIGHT NOW is a great time! If you want a snowy theme family photo, I have a feeling we only have to wait a week or two. ;) We can also do studio portraits if you want to keep it inside.
Having trouble figuring out what to wear? ...
It's crazy we are already in full swing for our 2015 senior graduates...wow, 2015! Time just keeps flying!
Caleb graduated last year and for his senior photos we did a little variety in our location. I love taking senior photos in a downtown/urban setting because of all the variety it provides...cool old and new buildings, pillars, water, colorful storefronts, etc. Then to end our shoot, we went back to my studio and took a few more. This first photo of him in his football jersey (B&W) is my favorite!
Enjoy these photos as you start getting some ideas for your own senior pictures! ...
I love photographing these little kiddos! These two sweet little sisters are always such a joy to photograph, they give me endless beautiful expressions and definitely keep me on my toes. We took all these baby portraits at my studio, using a few props I had on hand along with their super cute wardrobe.
I really enjoy being able to photograph each stage of a child's life...they change so much in a short amount of time. And while there is nothing like photographing children out in nature, I think it is just important to get some studio portraits taken too.
So get ready for some awwwing over...
Finally catching up on some blogging here and wanted to start with this gorgeous wedding!
Tabitha and Bill's wedding day started out getting ready at the West Bay Club, where their ceremony and reception was held too. Their ceremony was poolside close to sunset. For their portraits we utilized all the grounds! I was super happy that they decided to do some additional portraits on another day so that we could take our time and get lots of variety. I highly recommend this, especially if you're planning a full and busy day of events. Or do a First Look. ;)
I mentioned before when I posted...
Lori and Christopher were such an amazing couple to work with on their big day! They totally just went with whatever the day brought them. For example, in the middle of all the pre-ceremony photos we heard the rain getting closer, so they just decided to do the ceremony ASAP! Which was perfect because we dodged the rain. Phew! :)
Here is a little sneak peek of their beautiful day...
CONGRATULATIONS Lori and Chris! I really enjoyed working with you and capturing your wedding day! More photos coming soon :)
So my husband and I have officially moved to northwest Wyoming! I've been out here about a month, getting us moved into our new place and getting the lay of the land. I must say, I'm in love. It's amazing to walk out my front door and be surrounded by mountains. A little different than Florida. ;)
(My husband and me in our front yard)
(Our dog Baylie isn't too excited about the scarf I made her wear, but despite that she does like it out here...my cat is another story)
I got a chance to announce it on my facebook page, but didn't get to blog anything on here. These past couple months...
Samantha and Nicholas tied the knot at the Paseo in Fort Myers. I love this location for weddings, such a different twist on country clubs and so many great photos ops! ;)
Their ceremony took place in the Village Center followed by dinner and dancing in the Bistro Dining Room. Here's a quick peek of my favorites thus far...
Congratulations Samantha and Nicholas! I so enjoyed photographing your amazing day!!!
I was so excited to see this beautiful couple again! I met them a couple years ago while they were on vacation, they weren't engaged yet but they told me they'd be back down to Florida to have a beach wedding one day. And they did! :) They had a beautiful, sunny beach ceremony at the Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach.
Here's just a few wedding photos from their day...seriously love Tara's veil and bouquet, so unique! ;)
Congratulations Tara and Glen! I loved seeing you all again and photographing your gorgeous wedding! More photos coming soon. :)