Monday, December 19, 2011
This is a re-blog of a great set of tips I read last night that I thought went right in with what I had been writing about for the last few weeks. These tips were written by Casey Fatchett and can be found here, I simply don't think I could have put it better myself!
Monday, December 12, 2011
When it comes to having engagement photos taken, a lot of people can be a little lost as they may have not had professional photos taken since they were kids, if at all. These are some helpful hints Ive put together to help you get the most out of your engagement session. The same hints can mostly be said for any couple shoot :)
1. Talk to your photographer about what sort of images you are after. You've heard me say this one before but it is very important. This could mean you have a specific place in mind for the photo, that you are wanting something printed on canvas, you really want a close up of the ring, you mainly like black and white photos or simply that you like traditional photos (everyone looking at the camera) or contemporary photos (more casual style of photography).
2. Wear something that you feel comfortable in. If it isn't something you would normally wear or you are too over dressed or under dressed for the conditions then it will come across in the photos and you might wish you'd just worn your converse instead of trying to balance in those 6 inch heels! If you wouldn't normally wear matching white shirts and jeans down the street, you probably wont want them up on the wall for life.
3. Pick the right location, this could be a place that means a lot to you and your partner or just a place that you know has a lot of nice scenery that you enjoy.
4. Bring some makeup and a brush to touch up between shots, changing outfits is also a good idea to get variety out of your shoot.
5. I love having themes in my portrait sessions- check out this couple shoot with an Up! theme. If you have a theme you would like o incorporate, or even just a special prop let's talk about how to make it work!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Hey everyone, I've decided to start a new helpful blog series for anyone looking at booking a photography session and that would like to know some insider tips so that the session goes smoothly.
Today were starting with Pet Photography. They say never work with children and animals but I love both. Even better when it is together. The major thing is just having patience, understanding and the optimism that things can only get better!
1. Talk to your photographer about what sort of images you are after. This could mean you have a specific place in mind for the photo, that you are wanting something printed on canvas, you really want a close up of their nose, you mainly like black and white photos or simply that you like traditional photos (everyone looking at the camera) or contemporary photos (more casual style of photography).
2. Pick the right location. Somewhere that is familiar to you and your pet can be a good idea. You might want to have somewhere that will give you a variety of different looks (see this previous pet photography session in a park) or somewhere that all of the images have a similar kind of background which can be great for building a story out of your images.
3. If you want to bring a prop or something to keep the pet occupied, don't introduce it straight away. For example, if your dog is obsessed with playing fetch, don't introduce a ball straight away as then it could become a distraction.
4. Bring treats. Nothing can be said as to how much these can help during a shoot.
5. Have your pet groomed before the shoot. Your wouldn't go to a photography shoot without brushing your hair, your pet doesn't want to either.
Special- Pet Photography session in the location of your choice just $100 if you book this week only. Great idea for a Christmas gift voucher!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Inspired by and incorporating nature, Theresa who is the designer of all things beautiful at her Wildfox etsy store. A fellow NSCAD student, her designs still follow trends and are still contemporary but are also like little pieces of art in themselves and finely crafted with some strange source materials. If someone told me they had a pair of earrings made from seaweed I would probably look at them strange and start wondering what that would smell like but as you'll see here, pine cones, sticks, bark, flowers, herbs all come together to make a beautiful series. Thanks to my model Eden who is currently Miss Eastern Nova Scotia Globe.
Do you know anyone who is a designer? I would love to work with Central Coast locals on future projects. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 21, 2011
As soon as I saw the collection by Mary from Swallow and Twig it made me think of the movie 'UP' and so we rolled with that theme for the product shots of her beautiful hand painted and resin set jewellery. We shot in iconic Halifax locations of the Public Gardens and on Citadel Hill and one of my favourite moments was right at the end of the shoot when I gave the balloons we had been using to a little girl. I strongly suggest you go and check out the Etsy page of Swallow and Twig as they have a sale on at the moment and I just can't say enough good things about the little pieces of art!