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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Every Day One Month A Year

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] Parents wish they had more pictures of their kids other than school pictures and the holidays.  This photographer has come up with a clever plan of action to get those photos taken. Designate a photography month, then every day (for that month) snap photos […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips on Film Photography

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Barb Shoop. Barb says: “This submission is just a few frames of my six-year-old twins. I try to photograph them at least once a month. I can usually only shoot about one roll of film before they’re completely out of control […]

Working with Antsy Kids

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jennifer Nobriga. Jennifer says: “I take pictures of my kids everyday, so these are just a few of the images I’ve taken of them!” Jennifer’s Photography Tip: As parents, we know for a fact that kids don’t like to sit still […]

Working with Other Vendors

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jamie May. Jamie says: “I was inspired to do this session after walking in the woods one day with my daughter. I loved how the trees were starting to bud leaves and flowers, and the new life after a long winter. […]

Stylized Shoots in Natural Lighting

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Katie Andelman. Katie says: “This was a stylized child session, shot in Denver, Colorado. This shoot features Tutu Du Monde Dresses, and was planned in advance for Sophie.” Katie’s Photography Tip: Since stylized photography is heavily based on planning, I try […]

Planning a Themed Children’s Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Amy Jensen. Amy says: “I love working with children. They are often unpredictable, but always give me some of my favorite photos. These photos were taken in a small farming community in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah.” Amy’s Photography Tip: When creating […]

Placing Your Subjects in Relation To The Sun

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Audrey Woulard. Audrey says: “I’ve started to dive into Tweens lately. This is a full sun session that was shot both downtown along the beach, and at my studio. When shooting this age group, I also like to incorporate a friend […]

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 Finding Your Zen Zone Affects Your Images

  [pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Heather Solima. Heather says: “This is one of my favorite sessions with my own daughter, my most difficult subject.” Heather’s Photography Tip: Like many photographers, I started out photographing my own daughter. She was my main subject in the beginning, […]

Inspiring Play for Better Children’s Photos

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Leah O’Connell. Leah says: “This session took place on the top of a local parking garage. I wanted to highlight the monochromatic, industrial tones and contrast them with lots of feminine touches like the glitter and the soft pink scarf we […]

Getting The Most Out Of a Single Location

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Sally Molhoek. Sally says: “This session was a just-for-me photography playdate with another photographer, and everything just came together – the gorgeous little models, the location, the swing, and the beautiful Texas evening weather.” Sally’s Photography Tip: I consider it vital, […]

Best Tips for Working with Kids

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Rekha Varghese. Rekha says: “This was a children’s portrait session for two high-energy, happy little girls. Mom wanted some fun, casual and lifestyle images to remember this stage in her children’s lives. This fits my style perfectly, and I had a […]

How to Get Your Children to Relax During a Family Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Alliny Nunes. Alliny says: “Addyson used to have regular photo sessions with her parents. When I spoke to her parents about our session, it was clear to me that they were expecting a somewhat unnatural and very posed photoshoot, which made […]

How To Direct Children to Where You Need Them To Be

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Sarah Parker. Sarah says: “I wanted to create something sweet, warm, and all about childhood. This session features two sisters and their best friend. For the set up, I brought a camping bed frame, an extra twin mattress, white blankets and […]

How to Always Keep a Fresh Perspective in Your Photography

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Christa Paustenbaugh. Christa says: “I was out exploring the beautiful island we live on and by accident found this amazing and wonderful hot pink laundromat. I KNEW I had to take my 2 girls there for a stylized session. We grabbed […]

Playful Children’s Portraits by Elise Judd

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Elise Judd. Elise says: “I did a Boho Valentine’s session that was bright and colorful. My subjects were two sisters who were giggly and full of energy. Their mom wanted some ‘nice’ photos of the girls together, but also some fun […]

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 […]