Get In Front of the Camera – Not Just Behind It

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Alan Moyle. Alan says: “Lee is a local photographer and our daughters are friends so we connected that way. Like many photographers Lee was great at shooting other families but her own family had been neglected, especially when it came to […]

Gear Selection and Unique Lens Affects

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Mark Serrano. Mark says: “These images are from a test shoot with a relatively new model, Amaia Mascó. I happened to have a scheduled shoot that was planned a month ago but the model decided to cancel, so I was left […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Have a Laid-back Family Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Deanna McCasland. Deanna says: “This family was such a great crew to work with! They drove to our little mountain town for a weekend getaway and some family photos on our property. Casey, the mother, is a fantastic photographer whom I met […]

Five Great Tips for Better Portraits Outside

When it comes to photography, it is great to know tips for better portraits – especially outside. When taking photos outdoors, there are many logistics to work out. And sometimes, you need to wait hours for the perfect shot! I’ve been a professional photographer for over 15 years. In that time I have been lucky […]

Capturing Dancers In Motion

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Darrel Summers. Darrel says: “For this session I wanted to capture a dancer’s grace and motion. I have seen other tutorials on how to achieve the dust and dancer effect, but did not want to deal with indoor cleanup. Shooting into […]

Working With Tall Subjects

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Dawn Attebery. Dawn says: “This senior was a photographer’s dream. She brought exactly the right colors to complement her skin tones and she had an easy and beautiful smile. The session was shot outdoors in Richardson, Texas.” Dawn’s Photography Tip: This […]

How to Create Real Moments 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 Heidi Haden. Heidi says: “This session was a mother’s day gift from her husband. Every year this family spends time at Cannon Beach and this year they wanted to document it in photos! It’s a fun beach session with a beautiful, […]

Alexis Lawson’s Glamour Photography Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s tutorial is from Alexis Lawson. When doing glamour photography sessions, it is a good idea if your client is relaxed.  Part of the allure of glamour photography is that is looks natural and artistic at the same time. Alexis says: “I recently photographed Maggie, […]

How to Put Newborns at Ease

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Desiree Veldkamp. Desiree says: “This adorable newborn was 10 days new at the time of this session, and super cute. She arrived at our studio with her Mom, Grandma, and Auntie who were all so helpful. During the session I used […]

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 Pacing Your Portrait Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Emily Porter. Emily says: “This is a senior portrait session shot in under 2 hours in Charleston, West Virginia.” Emily’s Photography Tip: One reason why my shoot with Sophie was so successful was because we moved quickly. In less than 2 […]

How to Successfully Prep a Couple for an Engagement Session

Whether you incorporate engagement sessions into your wedding packages or offer them as an a la carte option, preparing your clients for the session by explaining the process is a great way to build trust for the session that leads naturally into established trust on the wedding day. I find that giving the clients “homework” […]

How to Prep a Family for a Lifestyle Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Emily Lapish. Emily says: “True lifestyle photography is what moves my heart – real families being real with each other. My business tagline is “Life is beautiful. Life is art,” and I believe that with all that I am. I was […]

Patient Maternity Portraits by Riitta Kulinski

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Riitta Kulinski. Riitta says: “Meghan is one of our brides from just two years ago. I remembered walking into the dressing room on the wedding day and seeing her as one of the most strikingly beautiful brides I had ever seen, […]

Dreamy Babies & Toddlers Portraits by Amy Pate

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Amy Pate. Amy says: “This baby was a dream to photograph and the creative juices just flowed with him! He was putty in my hands! I used a mixture of studio light and natural light to achieve the looks I wanted.” […]

Modern Senior Portraits by Dawn Attebery

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Dawn Attebery. Dawn says: “Professional makeup (and hair) makes a tremendous difference for the teenage girls, as makeup smooths out skin tones. Plus, a good makeup artist can feature the eyes, lips, or whatever is especially beautiful about the girl. As […]

Peaceful Babies & Toddlers Portraits by Renee Barber

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Renee Barber. Renee says: “This was a newborn session with an 11-day-old little sweetie named Carter. His dad is in the Air Force and they had recently moved to the area. I did an on-location sessions for them in their home, […]

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 […]

Gorgeous Glamour Portraits by Molly Keyser

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Molly Keyser. Molly says: “This beautiful family of ladies wanted to do a photo shoot of the three of them as a Christmas gift. The three had a fabulous afternoon with girl time- enjoying professional hair and makeup services, laughing, joking, […]