Tips on Hindu Weddings

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Haley Shandro of Shandro Photo. Haley says: “I’ve chosen images from a recent Hindu wedding which exemplify the diversity of images required from these chaotic, colourful, and charismatic weddings!” Haley’s Photography Tip: Hindu weddings have so many moving parts and so […]

Snow White Inspired Styled Bridal Shoot

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Ashley dePencier. Ashley says: “This is a styled model shoot inspired by Snow White. We chose to photograph in the almond orchards (or as I call it, the “Bakersfield Snow”). We were inspired by the theme of Snow White while using […]

Creating Unique Wedding Reception Lighting

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Barbara Cameron. Barbara says: “Melissa and Tyler met at work and simply wanted a wedding that brought their two families together. The relationships between everyone was a high priority.” Barbara’s Photography Tip: Lighting is the key to well-composed reception shots. I […]

Why Awesome Customer Service Matters

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this awesome photography tutorial on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] A few weeks ago I wanted to send flowers to my mom for Mother’s Day. She lives in a small town in Arizona so I Googled florists in that area. Two came up, the first one had a 4 star Google rating, and the […]

Off Camera Flash Tutorial

Lens: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Focal Length: 85mm Shutter Speed: 1/50 Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 160 [pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] For this tutorial, the photographer recommends the following equipment: Camera and lens of your choice (this photographer used a Nikon D800 with varying lenses, including a Nikon 85mm 1.8 lens, […]

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 […]

5 Easy SEO Tips for Photographers

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] Nowadays, more than likely a good majority of your clients find you on the internet. So how do you make sure that out of the hundreds of photography websites out there, your potential clients pick you as the proverbial needle from the haystack? By […]

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 […]

Rock What Ya Got!

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] Beginner and professional photographer alike are always looking for ways to reduce their budgets. Here are some clever photography ideas from one of our readers that can help you not only learn, but also minimize your expenses while doing it. I often have people […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]