Monday, May 27, 2013

Maryland Childrens Photographer - 9 Month Session - Mommy and Me Styled Portrait - Port Deposit

I had so much fun working with a lovely mom and her sweet nine month old boy in the new photography studio I've opened in Port Deposit, Maryland yesterday. We went with a romantic, styled look for the Mommy and Me part of the session and then I sat him down by himself for a few individual shots with a luggage setup I had in another part of the studio.

Sometimes, it takes awhile to warm up to the camera, especially when you are a little guy. That's okay. I always make sure I have extra time blocked out after each session so we can take our time if we need to!
The magic trick that finally broke the ice? The word baby. It is hysterical. Baby. Cracks him up!
Now the ice is broken, smiles and more smiles.
Out onto the porch for some natural light portraits!
Can you believe this little man is only 9 months old? He is so smart and cute!
If you have a newborn, baby, or child, you may want to take a look at our portrait programs, which are designed to make sessions affordable during these times when your little ones are changing so fast.

Can't make it to the studio for your session? I provide on location photography in the Maryland, Delaware and Oxford, Pennsylvania area.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

On Location Retro Pinup Session in Middle River, Maryland

Vintage outfits and the retro pinup look are so much fun! I loved every minute of this fantastic session on the beach in Middle River, Maryland.

The key to a great pinup look is to make sure your hair and makeup match the traditional 50's look.
Am I the only person who goes weak in the knees when I see a vintage parasol? I try not to buy them. I really do.

You can usually find nice vintage bathing suits on Etsy, but there are new suits with retro style almost every where. I saw a lot of cute vintage looking suits at Target last year.
Make up and hair by Tattooed Brookie
Model - Tattooed Brookie

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Why Photographers Want to Schedule Early and Late On Location Sessions

As a photographer, I can work with less than ideal light, absolutely awful light, or even no light at all. I can use studio lighting and modifiers to enhance or add light. I can pose you so that midday sun doesn't affect the quality of the portrait. However, the look of early morning and evening light is so beautiful. Skin glows as if it is lit from within. The sun's light seems to caress hair. Photographers call the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset the "Golden Hour" because the sun's light is truly golden.

If you'd like to be sure your on location session has beautiful light, ask about scheduling an early morning or evening session. During the summer, I'm recommending starting sessions between the hours of 6:30 am and 9:00 am or 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm to take advantage of the best light.

Of course, if you can't book your session during those times, I still will be absolutely thrilled to create some beautiful images for you, either in studio or on location!

Easy Floral Crown Tutorial for DIY Brides

Floral crowns were a big wedding trend for last year's brides and are still pretty popular this year, especially for spring and summer ceremonies. You can buy a lovely handmade crown on Etsy, but they are pretty easy to make on your own, too.

To do this quick and easy DIY project, you will need:
- Several bunches of artificial flowers (I got mine from the dollar store - enough to make 3 crowns for $7.)
- Heavy florist's wire
- Hot glue
- Florist's tape

Simply bend some heavy florist's wire into a circle that is big enough to fit nicely on your head. Then, pull the flowers off of the artificial stems they are attached to. If any of the flowers seem like them will fall apart now that they are off the stem, secure them with hot glue. Arrange the flowers in a pleasing design. I went with a half circle of flowers for the first crown and a 3/4 circle for the second. The third has a few flowers spaced evenly around the crown.

Once you are happy with your design, glue the flower that will be on the center front of the crown into place on your wire circle. Glue a flower to each side. Continue until all the flowers are attached to the circle.

Step back and take a good look at your crown. If it looks great, you are ready to wrap the exposed wire portion of the crown with florist's tape to make it look finished. If not, add more flowers between the ones already glued into place.

How easy was that? And it only cost a few dollars!