When the session doesn’t go perfectly the first time

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Bobbi-Jo Stuart. Bobbi-Jo says: “Baby Max is one of my “Baby plan” babies, meaning he gets photographed 4 times over his first year. I took photos of Mom when she was pregnant with him, so it was exciting to finally meet […]

An Old Hollywood Throwback

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Yuliya Rae. Yuliya says: “I have always admired the style of old Hollywood. I am inspired by Audrey Hepburn and her impeccable sense of fashion and ability to accentuate every asset and hide every fault, as well as the sheer simplicity […]

2014 Tips for In-Home Sessions

Lifestyle sessions are a lot of fun, but can seem a bit daunting if you’re just starting to get into them – especially if the client has asked you to do them in their home. We’ve had some very experienced lifestyle photographers contribute some of their best tips on how to handle that situation, as […]

Why Gently Directing Your Clients is Important

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Nikki Moore. Nikki says: “David and Erin’s amazing engagement session took place near Lincoln, and I had the honor of visiting the ranch where Erin’s beloved horse live – a place that is both profoundly beautiful and deeply important to both […]

Games to Play to Engage Children

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Angela Nelson. Angela says: “This photo session was great because I was able to get a lot of candids of the family enjoying Maui. I am always very conscious of the ocean and the amazing energy it brings to my photo […]

Water Droplet Portraits

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Nadia Stone. Nadia says: “We just moved into a new house with a big forest garden and  automatic sprinklers, so we decided to take advantage of our new surroundings and have some fun!” Nadia’s Photography Tip: My garden is exposed to […]

A Glimpse into Kristina’s 365 Project

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Kristina Dominianni. Kristina says: “I’m not a professional photographer – just a mom with a camera that loves capturing moments with my 3 year old. While I’ve been into photography for years, I’ve been a pretty lousy photographer for most of […]

Why Your Senior Model Program Isn’t Working

Everyone in your area is trying to get models to promote their studios. Except it’s not working for them because traditional rep programs don’t work. Not only that, but the few models that those studios are getting aren’t ideal clients. Models who don’t place orders, expect everything for free and never refer anybody. They are […]

Senior Portrait Tips from Jessica Drossin

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jessica Drossin. Jessica says: “The young woman in this session really wanted her senior portraits to be an urban session to express how much she loved visiting downtown LA.” Jessica’s Photography Tip: I’ve actually got a few different tips related to this session, […]

Storytelling – It Doesn’t Need to be Complex

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Andrea Strunk. Andrea says: “I love to shoot toddlers, kids and teens, and this year have started with newborn sessions as well. And I sometimes do shoots for my friends with their children and adorable puppies.” Andrea’s Photography Tip: I always […]

Blending Traditional With Modern

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Dana Zebrowski. Dana says: “This was a very special photo session as it featured a senior from the dance studio I teach at. I have watched Hanna grow up and become a beautiful young lady and an amazing dancer. Her mom […]

SimpleSLR Black Friday Deals – 40% off Everything!

Andy Lim of SimpleSLR is a great resource for lighting, and we love his stuff. With most of his stuff being exceptionally reasonably priced anyway, 40% off (with discount code BLACKFRIDAY40) is a total steal. Portrait Lighting + Portrait Recipes (Normally $28.88, now $17.33!) If you need a little help with off-camera lighting, look no further. […]

Urban Engagement Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Kari Nichols. Kari says: “This engagement session was photographed around the West Village in NYC. The couple wanted to get photos that captured their relationship without feeling too posed or structured.” Kari’s Photography Tip: It’s so important for your clients to […]

Adorama Lighting Sale JUST for Belovely You!

Black Friday has come early and Adorama is doing a sale on some lighting gear just for the Belovely You audience through Cyber Monday (12/1) at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Yup, that’s right. You guys are the only ones that know about it. It’s a special deal that they worked out just for us with code […]

Working with Little Ones

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Katy Tuttle. Katy says: “This session was a family session featuring their newest addition.” Katy’s Photography Tip: For this session I focussed on getting that feeling of the unique time when there is something new in the house. I did this […]

Unexpected Locations

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Damien Furey. Damien says: “This engagement session took place on an island in Sydney Harbour in the middle of a popular art exhibition. This was a great location because there was lots to see and do and the shooting just sort […]

Using Props to keep Children Engaged

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Katie Preuss. Katie says: “This session was a style shoot for a local children’s boutique. I love collaborating with others in creating styled sessions as it allows me to be creative and work with an array of children while providing the […]

Underwater Photography

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Alyssa Campbell. Alyssa says: “Ashlee wanted a fun shoot that was different from her friends’ senior photos. Instead of going to all of the usual places, we instead hopping in the water with one of her old formal dresses and created […]

Personal Family Lifestyle Portraits

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Nate and Amanda Howard. Nate and Amanda say: “The shoot took place in the families home in Chicago. It is filled with their traditions and what home means to them. And for them, that’s snuggling and playing in their bed, sharing lunch together, […]

5 Tips for Bringing Out Romance in an Engagement Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Miranda Zynda-Kneeland. Miranda says: Angie and Dave had a beautiful evening for their engagement session! We had a lovely time making our way through the gardens, witnessing a woodpecker work its magic on a tree, and discovering a couple of really […]

Tips on Taking Amazing Winter Portraits

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Niki Strbian. Niki says: “I live in Finland where there are really cold winters. Last year’s winter was exceptionally cold and without snow, and our lake froze quickly and had only a very thin layer of powder snow on top of […]

Using Reflectors in Low Light

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Chelsee Teleha. Chelsee says: “This was my first ever styled session, featuring my good friend and coworker Paige! I took lots of time planning the poses I wanted to use, and Paige took direction really well as I posed her. My wonderful […]

Win a year subscription of ShootZilla!

There’s lots of tools out there to help you manage your studio – Google calendar, excel and Google docs, canned email responses, etc. And these are great tools, but it would be even better if they were combined into one intuitive program. That’s where we’d like to introduce you to ShootZilla. Shootzilla does all of […]

Using Light and Shadows

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Melissa Jaimes. Melissa says: “This is baby Killian at one week new. I first met this family when big brother came for his newborn session less than 2 years ago. I always love when clients come back with more kiddos!” Melissa’s […]