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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Engagement Sessions – From Before the Session to After

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this awesome photography tutorial on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s tutorial is from Namita Azad. Engagement sessions is a fun trend that allows couples to share their engagement announcement to their friends and family. This photography tends to be the most fun because the couple is there to have a good time. Namita […]

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 […]

Why Personality Is Important

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jake Rohde. Jake says: “When I met with this couple we bonded over beer and Milwaukee. Drew is a home brewer, and we ended up talking about beer, life, and Milwaukee more than their actual wedding. That is actually one of […]

Using Environment to your Advantage

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from James Lester. James says: “This day was a super sunny day for a couple’s engagement shoot and we took a boat out onto the river in Knaresborough to get something utterly unique. It was hard not to constantly worry about losing […]

When Time of Day and Mother Nature Cooperate

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Errin Hiltbrand. Errin says: “Bill is a pilot and he and Emily fly together. And to be honest, when they first contacted me with the idea I wasn’t sure they were real – It seemed like such an ideal shoot! But […]

Using Flash to Light Up the Rain

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Erika Jensen. Erika says: “It poured rain for Jason and Diana’s engagement session. The type of rain that you get absolutely drenched in. Luckily, this couple looks just as good wet as they do dry. In fact, I would venture to […]

Wardrobe Ideas from Blue Dandelion Photography

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Courtney Weittenhiller. Courtney says: “This session was an engagement session Doug shot in Washington DC this past April. The couple is from North Carolina but will be doing a Wisconsin wedding this year!” Courtney’s Photography Tip: I always send wardrobe recommendations […]

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 […]

Nighttime Couples Portraits by Heather Kanillopoolos

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Heather Kanillopoolos. Heather says: “This session was a blast! The couple were so comfortable and cuddly with some simple guidance. We shot in a small town with a LOT of character, so I decided to use Off-Camera Flash in order to […]

Casual Couples Portraits by Daniel Cheung

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Daniel Cheung. Daniel says: “I love the juxtaposition of old and new.” – Lulu tells me when we first meet at Hong Kong’s iconic IFC tower. “I’ve only been here a month but I love this city!” I nod in agreement. […]

Dramatic Couples Portraits by Richard Grainger

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Richard Grainger. Richard says: “Gavin and Florence wanted a rural and beach shoot. We traveled south just into New South Wales to do this, at a place called Kingscliff, which holds Cabarita Beach. We spent the afternoon traveling around, chatting and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lighthearted Couples Portraits by Andy Stenz

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Andy Stenz. Andy says: “These are from the engagement session I shot for Kelly and David, a wedding couple for 2014. We shot in a city park in Milwaukee on a beautiful fall day. Kelly and David both have style (more […]

Beautiful Couples Portraits by Natalie Champa Jennings

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Natalie Champa Jennings. Natalie says: “This session is a gorgeous anniversary session in Minneapolis, MN. The couple wanted to celebrate their one year anniversary with a series of outdoor portraits near the Mississippi River – a stunning shoreline dotted with recreational […]