Posts Tagged ‘MN professional portraits’

Why Your Personal Brand Matters | Headshot Photographer

When you hire a professional photographer to do your headshots or branding photos, you might think you’re just getting current photos to put on your business cards or promotional materials. Maybe you’re a real estate agent looking for photos for postcards or open house flyers, or maybe you’re a mom who owns her own small business. Guess what? You’re doing more than just taking a headshot! You’re creating your personal brand. And, it matters because it’s the first impression your customers, clients, or friends will have of you! You owe it to yourself to make it a great one. 

When you need to establish your corporate presence on LinkedIn, social media, or your website, choose a photographer with experience in helping achieve natural and polished professional portraiture. I specialize in helping you feel comfortable and look your best in front of the camera! Remember, your personal brand matters because it is what people say about you when you are not in the room. What does yours say about you? How do you want to be photographed? How are you going to use these images? These are just some of the questions I will ask as I get to know you and help you put your brand out there!

Let’s get started!

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Denise Zajac Order

What to Wear for Senior Portraits

A question that I get a lot is, “What should I wear for senior pictures?” Bring a variety of clothing choices. Try to include clothes for different seasons. Don’t think that just because it’s summer that you can’t bring a great sweater. I LOVE layers and textures! Have fun with your outfits! Solid colors are a good choice. Remember that darker, earthy colors will show your face off the best. Bright colors will distract from you. I don’t mind patterns if they are subtle. Your outfits need to be your personal style. It is good to bring different styles of clothes so you have variety in your images. Such as a fun vintage look, a black dress or sun dress, classy dark sweater, neutral colored tops, an everyday look, a layered look, a funky or trendy outfit, an old prom dress to have fun in, your sport or hobby outfit, or a couture or sophisticated classic look. Having trouble choosing, text me some images of what you would like to bring and I can help make some decisions for you. (612-384-6328) Don’t forget I LOVE accessories too! Express your unique style with jewelry, scarves, hats, shoes, flowers, balloons, glitter & musical instruments. Be creative and give your photos that extra character. Girls… make sure you bring appropriate undergarments for each outfit. Strapless nude bras are your friend! Try on your outfits before your session so you know everything fits right. Guys… Please bring dark t-shirts to wear under dark shirts & sweaters and light t-shirts to wear under light shirts & sweaters. A contrasting undershirt does not look good and is distracting. Layers are great for you too. I love a blazer with jeans, or a nice sweater along with a casual t-shirt look or button down. The tops are more important than the lower half. Many more of the images are from the waist up.

Family Portrait Time! | Minnesota Family Portrait Photographer

Do you have a senior going off to college? Be sure to schedule a family portrait. Yes, we know you have about a million other things to do, but you will never regret capturing your family in this season before your child leaves the nest! You’ll want that last family portrait with just your children….after this, the next family images could be at their weddings! From that moment on, you’ll have new family members in your photos. A timeless photo of your family unit right now, as they are, is a beautiful and lasting memory.

As a mom myself, I can testify that I wish I had taken more professional portraits of my own family…I miss the days when my boys were young, now that they are grown! Below, I’ve included some examples of the kinds of family photos that Remember Me Photography has taken recently. Many of these were turned into paintings before framing or made into gallery-quality, wrapped canvas pieces. No matter the season or type (formal or casual) of image you are dreaming of, we can achieve it! Contact me today to book!
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What to Wear | Corporate and Business Headshots

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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!

Senior Portraits | Class of 2017 | Minnesota Portrait Photographer

Hello Class of 2017! Yes, it’s time to begin thinking of your senior portraits! If you’ve not already booked a photographer, it’s the perfect time to think through the things you might want or need in a professional. Whether you are wanting modern, edgy and urban portraits, or bohemian, earthy pictures, or whether you want to go full retro and do a vintage shoot, Remember Me Photography is the photographer you need. Not only do we offer a full range of options, we also allow you to incorporate special pieces like your prom dress into your session, which marks one of the most special occasions in high school (after all, why would you want to wear that amazing dress just once?!). Besides special outfits, we can also incorporate athletic uniforms or equipment for you athletes! I believe your senior portraits should accurately reflect YOU and the things you are passionate about. You will walk away with professional, modern, and creative portraits, and memories of an irreplaceable experience, too!

You can view additional senior portraits here in my gallery, but I’ve put together some recent favorites in today’s blog…be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to view every single one! We offer professional hair and makeup as well, and you will feel like a model on the day of your session! With such a full and versatile senior experience, why would you want to go anywhere else? Now is the time to book, before the senior appointment spots are full!

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