Miss CJ is going to be turning 14 this week. We celebrated with a portrait session with some of her mom’s favorite kind of flowers, a bridal veil bush. Tween photos are just as important as the newborn and senior images, it’s another milestone. These kids just keep growing up and I am loving watching CJ bloom!
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Is it time to update your headshot? When was the last time your were photographed by a professional to update your image? Your could choose to do an environmental session outdoors or inside your place of business instead of the classic in studio shot with the classic old masters background and studio lights. Do you want a more casual look with natural light? Schedule a session to update that business portrait now! 612-384-6328
High School Senior portraits are an once-in-a-lifetime event. You’ve probably been thinking about this day for a long time, and one of the questions you are sure to ask is, “What do I wear?” Here are a few tips on what to bring and what to wear!
-Bring a variety of clothes. Try to include clothes from other seasons; just because it is summer, doesn’t mean that you can’t bring a great sweater or a pair of boots to get an “Autumn” look. Layers are always a great way to get a few different looks. Try to capture your personal style in what you bring.
-Solid colors are a great choice. Remember that darker, earthy colors will show off your face the best, and bright colors will distract. Try to steer clear of large, busy patterns, but small and subtle patterns like florals can look beautiful.
-Don’t be afraid to accessorize! Especially if you wear solid colors, accessories are the perfect way to add some of your personal taste, whether it’s vintage, sophisticated, or classic. Scarves, hats, and fun jewelry can add visual interest, as well as props like guitars or sports equipment.
-Be sure to try on everything before you go, and walk in front of a large mirror and in front of a light source to make sure it all fits right and isn’t see-through. Bring appropriate undergarments, such as a strapless nude bra so no straps peek out.
For more of my senior portfolio images, you can click HERE (also a great resource for what to wear!)
Helpful Tips for Business Headshots and Corporate Portraits
We all know that first impressions are everything, and for many people you will interact with in the corporate world, that means your first impression is a photo. Whether it’s on your blog, profile, or business card, a photo can be your first foot forward. That means you want a portrait that captures who you are: polished and professional! A blurry, amateur photo does you no favors…consider your photo your personal branding, and show your very best self. Here’s a few tips to make your headshot incredible:
-Choose a professional outfit in a classic cut and look: You don’t want to look dated within a year, so choose pieces with a classic feel. Make sure it is tailored well, and try bending and moving in it to make sure it appears great for portraits.
-Steam or dry clean/iron your ensemble: Wrinkles show up in portraits, so be sure to steam or press your outfit, including collars and sleeves/cuffs.
–Recommended attire: For men: a dark suit or sport coat, light-colored shirt, and tie. Clothing with tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can have a moiré pattern effect on camera, please avoid them. Thin stripes are okay. For women: a dark suit coat and contrasting blouse or darker colored dress. V-necks accentuate the neckline and are most flattering on women. Avoid turtlenecks, they tend to make people look like they don’t have a neck in photos.
-Keep your jewelry simple and classy. We want the focus to be on you!
I will use lighting, posing, and of course, Photoshop to help you look your best!
Contact me today to schedule your appointment!
As the Class of 2016 prepares to walk across that stage and receive that very hard-earned diploma, I wanted to wish them a big congratulations! Not only is this group of seniors smart, kind, and athletic, they also are going forward into the world to do amazing things. The seniors below are heading off to serve our country in the military, to achieve new academic milestones at Ivy Leagues, Engineering schools, and continuing their athletics at college, as well.
You might be wondering what part a senior photographer plays in the final year of high school. I hope that the photos I hand over to each senior and their parents will always remind them of the celebrations and milestones that the year held. They may forget my name, but I will never forget their smiles and hearts, and I hope that they will always treasure their senior photos! I’m so proud of these 2016 grads from Chanhassen, Chaska, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Shakopee, Waconia, Holy Family, Benilde St. Margaret, and Minneapolis South. I wish you all nothing but happiness and success!
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