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I have been MIA from this blog. So sorry! Well, this time I have an excuse! I was in the beautiful Riviera Maya Mexico shooting a wedding for one of my equine clients. Wedding images to come later. Today I am sharing some images from Tulum, where there are Mayan ruins right on the ocean! Talk about gorgeous! I really did not take that many personal photos while in Mexico. I had planned on it. But after sleeping in just about every day (except wedding day), the light at mid-day was just no good. So I’d say to myself “I’ll come back closer to evening when the light is better.” Well, it just never happened. Between that and not wanting to carry my heavy cameras and lenses around all day, I just never got to take that many photos. Well, I made sure to take my cameras to Tulum. It was right in the middle of the day but you do the best with what you got. And I really need to get a point and shoot camera! One I can take with me wherever I go so I will have a camera with me when I see something I want to take pictures of. That and I need to take more “snapshots”. You know, just personal family photos, not trying to be perfect or arty, but just photos to remember my life with. That is what I learned in Mexico. Take more snapshots and get a point and shoot! Anyway, enjoy the photos of Tulum. And if you ever get a chance, I highly recommend visiting the Riviera Maya region in Mexico.
I just love photographing River. He is a truly stunning stallion owned by Kim Stambaugh of Crosswind Farm Paints. Thank you Kim for enduring the cold weather with me to get these snow shots. Visit River on Facebook.
I realized that I did not make a single blog post this week and so I wanted to share something with you all for the week. This is my Mom’s girl Sadie. Have a great weekend!
This is a big movie going weekend, so I thought for this edition of 10 Things Tuesday I would share with you all my 10 favorite movies. These aren’t necessarily in any order.
I hope you see some good movies this weekend. I think it will be good movie-watching weather!
This is Chelsea:
This is Fritz:
I met up with them and their human parents a few weeks ago back in August when it was really REALLY HOT! They were both troopers though and lasted long enough for me to get a few nice images of them. Thank you to their human parents for coming out in the terrible heat! I really enjoyed meeting all 4 of them. Here are a couple more images from the session:
I get this question a lot. And it is an important consideration since the photos are going to be around for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren and beyond. And you never know, your kid might become famous someday, since they are the most beautiful talented kid in the whole world. You want some photos of them looking their best when they do those “before they were famous” pieces. Anyway, on to the subject at hand, what should you wear? Well, number one, I wouldn’t recommend white. Unless it’s your wedding. Then you can wear white. Or if we are doing a romantic type shoot, (imagine a beautiful baroque gray horse in a field or in a forest and a woman in a white tank and prairie skirt). You get the idea. Besides those occasions, I don’t recommend white. Where ever there is white or highlights in a photo it draws the eye, and we want the attention on faces not on clothes. I do like colors like brown, blue, pink, orange, yellow (yellow is very “in” right now), and so on. Layers are great! A cami under a sweater for women, a tee under a button up shirt for a guy. And I’m a casual gal. I really like the jeans look, no need to dress up real fancy unless you really want to. For group shots, there is no need for everyone to wear the same outfit in different sizes. Just make sure the colors co-ordinate. Pick 2 or 3 colors and everyone in the group should stick to those colors. Also, everyone should dress in the same style. You don’t want one person dressed up real fancy and someone else in sweat pants. That just won’t work. FYI, I don’t recommend ever wearing sweat pants though. (For a photo shoot I mean, go ahead and feel free to wear them while lounging on the couch.) What about shoes? Who needs shoes?! We’re casual around here, remember? Seriously, there is nothing better than little kid piggies. Let them be free! Shoes tend to date photos, so if you do wear them try to keep them classic, like mary janes, flats, oxfords, and Converse.
Remember, these are just guidlines. The most important thing when choosing clothing is to be yourself. Also, I address it on a case-by-case basis, based on what we are going for with the photo shoot. That is why I have a pre-session consultation with every client so we can discuss these things beforehand and I will make some recommendations. If you want, you can even lay out some outfits and send me pictures of them and I can give a yay or nay. Or bring a few different options along to your session and we can switch things up. And I love accessories: jewelry, hats, scarves, boots, etc.
Any questions? Just let me know! I’m here to help.
On today’s 10 Things Thursday, we’re gonna talk about ways to use your photos, either ones taken professionally or ones you have taken yourself. (Some projects may require a digital file. I do sell digital files of my images. Make sure to know what is ok to use your professional digital photos for and what is not. If you are not sure, just ask!) Let me know if you have ideas to add to this list. Just leave a comment below.
Now, I want to hear fun ways you have used your photos!
Hey everyone. So sorry this blog has been neglected lately! I’ve been too busy on Facebook. If you haven’t joined me over there yet, you can do so here. In an effort to blog more frequently, I am going to add this little series of 10 Things Thursday. I will try my best to make this a weekly occurence and do some other weekly posts as well. So here goes.
The very first 10 Things Thursday is things I love. Seems like an easy place to start.
I could go on, but that’s my ten. What’s yours?
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