Clothing color choice is something I talk about all the time with my clients. With most people wanting outdoor sessions, nature is part of the background. In my previous posts on achieving aesthetically pleasing portraits, I have touched on color harmony. It is also helpful to know complementary colors. The above chart is a great […]

I’ve heard some parents talk about how their daughters are all about having the senior portrait experience, but their sons aren’t interested. Fortunately, all of my male senior portrait clients have been quite cooperative and pleasant! I have definitely heard the line that “I’m doing this for my mom” a few times, and I’m cool […]

Colors have a huge influence in photography. We’ve all heard of the psychology of colors, whether it is related to mood, emotions, marketing, art, etc. Virginia is full of spectacular colors, and fall foliage is a very popular time for senior and family portraits. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, communication is key when selecting […]

This amazing Senior opted for the full experience, including multiple locations! Carrington’s ‘goal’ was to make sure she included her brother, her precious golden retriever, soccer, and cap & gown photos as part of her senior portraits. It truly is an experience for seniors…their time to shine and feel special, and I love that I […]

As a professional photographer, it’s my job to show your true self through your portraits. It’s not necessary to be comfortable in front of the camera, and I won’t try to portray you in a different manner. I want your family to say “that’s who you are” when seeing the final product. Welcome back to […]

Bring a friend, or a sibling, or a pet! We will have twice as much fun 😉 Let’s talk about a few (and there are many) elements to achieve aesthetically pleasing portraits. Browse my previous posts for more tips! MOVEMENT naturally draws attention to photos, evokes emotion, and heartfelt impact. Some examples of capturing movement […]

My previous blog post touched on location selection and some elements such as lighting, color harmony/wardrobe to achieve an aesthetically pleasing portrait. There are so many elements, so I will be tackling a few at a time. TEXTURE AND PATTERNS MAKE GREAT BACKGROUNDS AND FOREGROUNDS. Brick, cobblestone, tile, and wood to name a few. There […]

Have camera, will travel~DESTINATION SENIOR PORTRAITS. I traveled from Virginia to Ocean Isle, Beach, NC for Kayleigh’s senior portrait session. I fell in love with this lovely, easygoing little beach town. The cool thing about hiring a photographer from out of the area is that your portraits will look a little different from the local […]

I had the privilege of photographing this beautiful family for a very special, meaningful event.  My client and her siblings all planned to photograph their immediate families as part of a gift to their mom for her 80th Birthday celebration, which was just held over labor day weekend in Colorado.  I was soooo excited for […]

I knew I liked this family when I was first commissioned to photograph  their daughter’s High School senior portraits, and the senior rocked her session regardless of the fact that we were nearly carried away from clouds of bugs, and mom was a rockstar assistant who shared a love for snapchat!!!  Yes kids, moms rock […]