How to Become a Better Photographer

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] Being a better photographer can mean a lot of things to a lot of people – how to take better pictures, how to get more sales, etc. But regardless of what it means to you, learning how to become a better photographer has as […]

A Recipe for Soft, Natural Newborn Images

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Kelly Brown. Kelly’s Photography Tip About Soft Newborn Images: For this particular session, my clients wanted to keep it really simple and make each image purely about capturing their baby. To make sure I was able to accommodate their desires, I […]

When to Use a Polarizing Filter

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jes Workman. Jes says: “Marlene contacted me through Instagram and asked if I would want to come to her home to photograph her and her husband, Salo, in their natural environment to celebrate their pregnancy. I believe she was around 5 months in these […]

2 Stops Below Camera Meter For Emotion

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jason Mark Harris. Jason Mark says: “The couple is one of my previous wedding couples. I wanted to have a catch up with them, as well as, work on something a little different. So, I thought they would be perfect. We […]

What Would you Like to See on Belovely You?

We really do want to know what would you like to see from BeLovely You going forward. As most of you know, the site has recently changed ownership. And we love what BeLovely You is and does, and want to continue to make it an amazing resource for portrait photographers everywhere.  What Would you Like […]

How To Create Forest Look In City Park

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Marcela Pulido. The challenge that a lot of urban photographers face is taking photographs that look like they were taken in a serene area.  With the hustle and bustle of the city scene, a forest look is hard to come by […]

Sunset Minus 2 Hours For Romantic Pictures

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Sussie Mellstedt. People are always looking for romantic pictures for inspiration.  This photographer has a great tips for creating portraits with that edge of romance. With some practice, you can make photos like these, too! Sussie says: “I was in a […]

Creative Lighting Techniques Using a Projector

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Danielle Chudolij. Photographers know that the use of creative lighting techniques can turn a normal photo session into an extraordinary one. Have you ever thought to use a projector as a photography tool? Danielle says: “For this session, I had a […]

Spotlight Lighting Effect

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Michael Tigchelaar. Michael says: “This family hired us to do a shoot on what ended up being a very cold December day. We had access to an industrial complex in our area, but were limited in terms of the variety of […]

Things to Remember when Location Scouting

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Susan Suard. Susan says: “This session took place a couple of hours away from Santa Rosa, CA where I am based. I had never seen the two locations we would be using before, but I had some photographs from my client […]

Directing Children in In-Home Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Roxanne Bryant. Roxanne says: “Last year I took photos of this family of four when they welcomed a new baby. This year, that little boy turned one and we did a session at their home right before the holidays. The session […]

Tips on Seeing the Whole Picture

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Taylor McCutchan. Taylor says: “These photos are from an anniversary session of a couple whose wedding I shot last year. They love exploring and the mountains, so we decided to head to Castle Lake near Mt. Shasta. I really wanted to […]

Ensuring Proper Lighting in Client’s Home

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Karilyn Sanders. Karilyn says: “This mother contacted me about photographing her son’s Jewish bris ceremony. Unfortunately, the ceremony fell on a Saturday which meant there could be no photography. So I went to their Upper East side apartment the day before […]

Lenses for Imperfect Backgrounds

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Karen Lewis. Karen says: “These are Christmas Mini Session Portraits done for Christmas cards! They were taken in a greenhouse full of poinsettias.” Karen’s Photography Tip: These were Christmas Mini Sessions done at a greenhouse here in Anchorage, AK. The greenhouse […]

Tips on Posing Newborns

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Erica Courtine. Erica says: “This was one of my favorite newborn sessions from the fall. This little girl was a last minute session that I was able to squeeze in. She was just over two weeks old, but slept soundly through […]

Tips on Finding Your Photography Style

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Julie Bradley. Julie says: “This session is of an 8-day-old newborn little girl. I kept the posing natural and organic, and used all natural materials like weathered antique wood, ostrich feathers, up-cycled fabrics, and antique lace. I don’t over-process my newborns […]

Keeping Clients Confident on Cold, Cloudy Days

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Victoria Simmons. Victoria says: “Michaela’s session was a senior and dance session combo. I had worked with her in the past with dance, but was more than excited to be taking her senior photos as well. We shot the session on […]

Turning fun shoots into paid shoots

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Tracy Waitkus. Tracy says: “On a beautiful day last November, I brought a few different teens to the Village of Arroyo Grande (California) for a vintage-inspired photo shoot. This was a personal project that I had planned over several weeks and […]

Getting Your Images to Stand Out

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jordan Voth. Jordan says: “This session was for a couple who flew out from Texas to visit Seattle and have these photos taken. When we were talking about location ideas, I asked them where they were willing to go. Their reply […]

Belovely You 2014 Best Tips on Lighting Pt. I

We had some great portrait tips come in this year. So many, in fact, that we decided to split them into two separate articles. The best tips on lighting are going to be shared with you to make your portraits even better! Today’s article will focus on different lighting situations and some nifty lighting miscellany, […]

Bringing Seniors Out Of Their Shell

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Mitch Kitter. Mitch says: “These images are part of Luke’s senior portrait session that were taken in Anchorage, Alaska. The first day we went out to photograph it was an absolute downpour of torrential rains, so we were mostly limited to […]

Lenses for Getting Up Close and Personal

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Candice Zugich. Candice says: “This session was a special one for me because it’s the first session I did for an up-and-coming e-book I have coming out in February. The couple  just nailed what I want and the look I was […]

2014 Best Tips on Working With Children

Children’s photography can be a really fun time – they’re adorable, and energetic. But getting them to cooperate for you can present a challenge that you don’t get when photographing other age groups. Working with children can be a good experience for everyone involved with these tips. In this article we’ve compiled our best tips […]

In-Camera Settings and Post Production

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Stephanie Parsley. Stephanie says: “This photo session is pretty special to me because it was such a needed creative release for myself. For a big chunk of the year I had been photographing the same types of shoots without having time […]

Portrait Posing in Dramatic Outfits

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Lindsay Carlisle. Lindsay says: “This is a glamour and fashion-themed portrait session that took place in a local park. I had this idea to make a huge skirt out of tulle – a fabric that seems to float and photographs very […]

Outdoor Baby Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Cassandra Jones. Cassandra says: “For this shoot I wanted to utilize as much of the natural surroundings as possible. I incorporated earth tones to give a rustic feel to the images and continue the natural theme.” Cassandra’s Photography Tip: Photographing newborns […]

Working with Distant Locations

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Tosha Lijewski. Tosha says: “This session was very unique for me considering that I had never been to the shoot location before. This location meant so much to Anissa, because it’s the same Christian summer camp that she went to when […]

2014 Best Tips On Newborn Portrait Photography

Newborn portrait photography can be very rewarding – but since your subject can’t really talk to you or move on their own, it’s also a little bit different than your average portrait session. We’ve compiled our best newborn photography tips that we received in 2014 to give you an idea of some of the things […]