Tuesday, September 25, 2012

On Location Themed Beauty Portrait Session in Harford County, Maryland

The other day, we headed to Jerusalem Mill Village for some themed portrait shoot fun. These types of sessions are so fun to do and give you some very special images that make lovely gift albums for a significant other. Get pampered with professional hair and makeup, get in touch with your inner flapper or fairy tale character and end up with a truly unique Christmas gift for that special someone in your life.

I designed this 8x8 album page to showcase a part of a flapper themed session with a bit of a boudoir edge.
While you can do your entire session as your alter ego, you may want to change costumes or do a split traditional beauty/themed session, too. This can really help make a spectacular traditional album or custom accordion mini album and gives you some great options for prints or a calendar, too.
This 8x8 album page showcases a quirky flower child themed part of the session
Have some fun with a campy pinup fairytale look. In this album page from the shoot, Little Red Riding Hood is checking to see if Grandma is home.
To set up your themed beauty session in the Maryland, Pennsylvania, or Delaware area, contact me at 410-378-4521, drop me an email, or message me on facebook.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

On Location Family Portraits in North East, Maryland

I had such a great time photographing this lovely, fun family the other day. We met up in North East, Maryland for a relaxed, on location photo shoot.

The primary focus of this session was to have a family portrait done. I posed the family in several spots to get a variety of family portrait poses for them to choose from.
When someone asks for a family portrait session, I like to do a few individual portraits of the kids and portraits of mom and dad together, too. It only takes a few extra moments and is a great option for collages, photo books, or just some fresh facebook profile and timeline images.
It is important that everyone has fun when I'm doing family portraits. The kids wanted to join mom and dad on the log and the littlest looked a little sad when I posed him behind the log between mom and older sister. I brought him around to sit on the log and he was all smiles.

Have you had your family's portrait done recently? If not, the lovely fall weather and beautiful foliage makes this the perfect time to schedule a session. Family portraits are a wonderful way to capture memories of your children as they grow and change and make thoughtful gifts for loved ones during the holiday season.

You can contact me at 410-378-4521 or by email to schedule a session for portraits in the Cecil/Harford County, Maryland, Delaware, or Oxford, Pennsylvania area.

Monday, September 3, 2012

DIY Wedding Shoes - Cecil County Maryland Bridal Portrait Photographer

We are already into the fall wedding photography season here in Cecil County, Maryland. I thought it would be nice to share a quick little DIY wedding shoes tip for brides who want the high end wedding shoe look without spending several hundred dollars. It takes a bit of luck to snag a pair of lovely heels from your local designer discount shop for only $3, so you might end up spending more than the $3.25 this pair cost, but you can definitely manage this look for less than $50.

Simply buy a pretty pair of heels with elegant lines and a small amount of tulle. Make two rosettes of equal size from the tulle by cutting it in half and then bunching each half into a pleasing shape. Tack the tulle into place with needle and thread. Sew a small hair clip to the back of each rosette. Then, attach a rosette to each heel in a spot that looks pleasing to your eye.

If you're short on time and don't want to mess with making rosettes, check your local accessory store hair aisle. There are usually all kinds of great hair accessories that could be clipped onto shoes to give them some extra glam.

Just remember, while the details can really make a wedding beautiful, the most important thing is that you are celebrating the love you have found with your soul mate.

Looking for engagement or bridal portraits in Cecil County, Maryland or the surrounding area? I'd be delighted to talk with you about creating some beautiful memories of this special time in your life. Please feel free to e-mail me to discuss your photography needs.