Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

bringing in 2011...

christmas card session..

"whatever you are, be a good one." - abraham lincoln

such a wonderful mom and beautiful boy! they are always fun to photograph! i was very excited to fit in a christmas card shoot this year...i can't wait to do more sessions in 2011!

Monday, November 8, 2010

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds. " - Annie Leibovitz

color your life...

Ok, so I am always talking about using color for shoots. One of the best things about fall/winter? ACCESSORIES! Hats, gloves, scarves and all-year-round accessories, of course. Maybe this will give you some ideas of things you already have that can really make a photo even better!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Photo Shoot Outfit Ideas: Romantic Blush

On of the most common questions I get before doing a shoot is, 'what do I wear?!' I truly enjoy this part (probably in large part due to my minor in design, merchandising and textiles). I am happy to talk through options with clients, do a closet visit, or take a short shopping trip! I have decided I will start posting options that you may be able to plan your own ensemble around (or just gather ideas from!).

The most important rule of dressing for a personal photo shoot is to highlight YOUR personality, and most of all, be comfortable. Although, keep in mind, that some of your favorites might not always transfer to what looks good in a photo. Stark white button downs with little to no details, for example, does not usually look as well in a photo as in person. Keep in mind what colors look good on YOU. Don't forget about the environment you will be doing your photo shoot in, and factor that in to your final decision (using a red brick wall as a backdrop means you might not want to wear a red shirt). Also, my favorite rule: things don't have to "match" they just have to flow to complete your look.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

jcrew knows color...

so i get asked about outfits a lot and my number one suggestion? color and details!!! jcrew knows how to do color and random flow of ensembles. brilliant. take a cue from some of these photos. color doesn't just work on children, it makes photos pop. no more white shirts with khakis!! show your personality and you will love the photo all the more.

oh and i am beyond happy to help with styling! just shoot me an email.

be still my heart.

not only is sara bareilles is musical goddess, but i love that her new video is a photo based concept! yay!