How To Pump Up Your Senior Model Program

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s article is from Tosha Lijewski. Tosha Says: This session was so much fun for me and my spokesmodels. I went with a fun theme – Jewel tones – to inspire their clothing choices and makeup. I think it turned out better than I had anticipated and […]

f/1.8 lenses vs. f/1.2L lenses

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Kat Gill. Kat says: “These were from Alessandra & Daniel’s Engagement Session. It was shot at sunset in a field in rural Edmonton.” Kat’s Photography Tip: Something that really changed the way I shoot and how my photos looked was investing […]

Mountain Engagement Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Travis Richardson. Travis says: “This is a fun engagement session I did earlier this year. The couple has been following me for while now and know how much I love the mountains and unique locations. We picked a hike that I […]

Simple Poses for Every Baby Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] Milestone sessions are for babies 6 months and up, usually up to a year or so. These sessions typically last 20 minutes at most, though I always deliver a full gallery of over 25-30 images to share with the parents! I LOVE shooting babies this […]

Tips On Planning and Posing for Family Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Tiffany Bender. Tiffany says: “I am so blessed to work with amazing clients, they are what make my job an absolute dream. For this session I was working with a repeat client with whom I really connected with, both personally and […]

How to keep children authentic during family sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Cadence Feeley. Cadence says: “Jaymie and her family live in upcountry Maui, so they decided to do their session near home. Spending time with Jaymie, Mike, and Wesley was a dream — we played disc golf at the Poli Poli course, […]

Tips on Hindu Weddings

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Haley Shandro of Shandro Photo. Haley says: “I’ve chosen images from a recent Hindu wedding which exemplify the diversity of images required from these chaotic, colourful, and charismatic weddings!” Haley’s Photography Tip: Hindu weddings have so many moving parts and so […]

How to Identify Your Ideal Client and Speak Their Language

Today’s article is from Kristin Milito. Kristin says: As photographers, we work endlessly to market ourselves, spread our name, and consistently book clients. Still, our marketing efforts are futile if we are spending our time and effort speaking a language our ideal client doesn’t understand. So, if you are going to do all that hard work, […]

Creating Golden Hour Lighting on a Rainy Day

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Sean Scheidt. Sean says: “This session was a fashion editorial shot for Girls Life Magazine maybe 4 years ago now. It still remains one of my favorite and (I think) a really good teaching model as to why being able to […]

Snow White Inspired Styled Bridal Shoot

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Ashley dePencier. Ashley says: “This is a styled model shoot inspired by Snow White. We chose to photograph in the almond orchards (or as I call it, the “Bakersfield Snow”). We were inspired by the theme of Snow White while using […]

Creating Unique Wedding Reception Lighting

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Barbara Cameron. Barbara says: “Melissa and Tyler met at work and simply wanted a wedding that brought their two families together. The relationships between everyone was a high priority.” Barbara’s Photography Tip: Lighting is the key to well-composed reception shots. I […]

How To Stand Out In Your Market

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Rya Duncklee. Rya says: “This session was captured for a client for Mother’s Day. I wanted to convey the special bond between mother and child, so we let Dad sit this one out. I used a combination of photo and video […]

How Customer Service and Referrals are Related

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from El Hogan. El says: “This is a family session I shot in January with a lovely family in Currumbin Valley. The mum spent a lot of time thinking about exactly what she wanted and why, and it really suited my work. […]

Tips for Urban Family Portraits

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Edyta Grazman. Edyta says: “This session was scheduled around the younger child’s 1st birthday, though I had previously photographed him when he was a newborn and when he was six months old. I love returning clients! There are so many benefits […]

Making Something Ugly Into Something Beautiful

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Brooke Shaden. Brooke says: “These images are all from a photo series I am working on that were all photographed in a sewer or underpass. The goal was to show how even a disgusting or disregarded place can be turned into […]

An Introduction to Light Painting

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Lens: Canon 17-50mm Focal Length: 17mm Exposure: 67s Aperture: f/4 ISO: 100 [pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Michael Newcomer. Michael says: “Throughout my life, I have taken courses on painting, drawing, stained glass and jewelry making and have always been a visually […]

Seeing Things in a New Light

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Julie Dessureault. Julie says: “Laurie and Nicolas’s story is so touching, beautiful and truthful that I wanted to share it. Laurie used to be a competitive figure skater, but lately her biggest battle has been with cancer. Her fiance Nicolas, however, […]

Newborns and Your Perspective

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this awesome photography tutorial on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s tutorial is from Brandie Coe. Brandie says: Do you ever feel like your on auto-pilot during your newborn sessions and every session ends up looking the same? Of course, this isn’t entirely a bad thing since our clients hire us for what they […]

4 Things To Tell Parents Before a Family Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Madeleine Jonsson Licht. Madeleine says: “This session was shot at sunset at Seal Beach in southern California. The location is very near and dear to the clients’ hearts as they live nearby and visit several times a week.” Madeleine’s Photography Tip: […]

5 Easy SEO Tips for Photographers

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] Nowadays, more than likely a good majority of your clients find you on the internet. So how do you make sure that out of the hundreds of photography websites out there, your potential clients pick you as the proverbial needle from the haystack? By […]

Get In Front of the Camera – Not Just Behind It

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Alan Moyle. Alan says: “Lee is a local photographer and our daughters are friends so we connected that way. Like many photographers Lee was great at shooting other families but her own family had been neglected, especially when it came to […]

Changing Your Perspective Changes Everything

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Antje Egbert. Antje says: “For my studio’s first birthday I wanted to take some funny pics, so I decided to use the pompoms I created for my first test shoot exactly one year before. I asked my daughter for help, and […]

Gear Selection and Unique Lens Affects

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Mark Serrano. Mark says: “These images are from a test shoot with a relatively new model, Amaia Mascó. I happened to have a scheduled shoot that was planned a month ago but the model decided to cancel, so I was left […]

How To Approach Documentary Family Portraits

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Kirsten Lewis. Kirsten says: “Kari contacted me about doing a Day in the Life session with her girls in Maine this past winter and I couldn’t have been more excited. For one, Kari is a photographer herself and I really admire […]