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 […]

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 […]

Current Trends in Senior Portrait Photography

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] If there’s one sect of the photography industry that’s constantly changing – it’s definitely the senior portrait market. One of our readers who specializes in Senior Portrait Photography, Priscilla Davis, shares some of the current trends in senior portrait photography industry – from makeup […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

How Location Can Inspire a Story

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Suzy Mead. Suzy says: “This photo session is all about the location. This is a favorite location of mine, but after hearing the news of a fire there I went out to see which areas were affected. I was instantly amazed […]

Tips on Fine Art Photography

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Tara Eveland. Tara says: “All three of these images are of my daughter, and illustrate the different degrees you can take fine art (subtle, to extreme) using photoshop. In the image with the child laying on the mattress with the butterflies […]

How to use a Friend to Put Your Client at Ease

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Natalie Thornton. Natalie says: “Lucy was looking for a photographer to capture her in the fine art approach. We shot this session in the hilly and quiet Idyllwild Park, a mere 30 minutes up a winding and scenic Hwy 74 and […]

Using Wardrobe To Tie It All Together

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Stacey Stewart. Stacey says: “Even though it was supposed to be spring when these photos were taken, we still had snow here in Ottowa but that didn’t stop this energetic couple from doing their spring engagement shoot. The groom is of […]

Tips on The Canon 85mm 1.2 and Shallow Depth of Field from Jake Olson

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jake Olson. Jake says: “These images were taken as part of Senior Sessions from the class of 2014.” Jake’s Photography Tip: Using the Canon 85mm L II 1.2 is very tricky. On all of these sessions I had to take at […]

How to Properly Use a Reflector in the Shade

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Amanda Coleman. Amanda says: “This family made me fall in love with photographing families with adult children. There is a special quality of love and laughter that is unique to adult families and it was especially true of the Gordons. They […]

The Perfect Time of Day for Natural Lighting

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Corinne Rogers. Corinne says: “I shot this session in Queens NY for a well-known Author C. Joybell C. She contacted me after she seen my work on Facebook and asked if I’d be interested in shooting her book cover for her […]

Fun Family Portraits by Ana Pascos

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Ana Pascos. Ana says: “This was a truly incredible session! Originally intended to be a maternity-slash-family session, it turned out to be a super fun, tickle fest of curiosity. Like all young children, these munchkins were much more interested in playing with […]

Rainy Couples Portraits by Fer Juaristi

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Fer Juaristi. Fer says: “Shooting a session in San Francisco with crazy weather was awesome! The couple was up for anything. I had a hard time watching trough the viewfinder because of the fog, rain & crazy wind. I read somewhere […]

Emotive Children’s Portraits by Lisa Holloway

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Lisa Holloway. Lisa says: “This was a portrait session set up to document the relationship between two identical twin girls – Zoe & Zelda. The session was shot in the beautiful old town of Jerome, Arizona as well as Red Rock […]

Moody Couples Portraits by Stefan Hellberg

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Stefan Hellberg. Stefan says: “Priscilla and Paul are from Hong Kong. They contacted me to document their time in Lucerne, Switzerland. We spent the day visiting some local secret spots and just roaming the streets of Old Town, Lucerne. When I […]