Tips for Urban Family Portraits

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Edyta Grazman. Edyta says: “This session was scheduled around the younger child’s 1st birthday, though I had previously photographed him when he was a newborn and when he was six months old. I love returning clients! There are so many benefits […]

Making Something Ugly Into Something Beautiful

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Brooke Shaden. Brooke says: “These images are all from a photo series I am working on that were all photographed in a sewer or underpass. The goal was to show how even a disgusting or disregarded place can be turned into […]

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, […]

When to Use a Polarizing Filter

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Jes Workman. Jes says: “Marlene contacted me through Instagram and asked if I would want to come to her home to photograph her and her husband, Salo, in their natural environment to celebrate their pregnancy. I believe she was around 5 months in these […]

How To Create Forest Look In City Park

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Marcela Pulido. The challenge that a lot of urban photographers face is taking photographs that look like they were taken in a serene area.  With the hustle and bustle of the city scene, a forest look is hard to come by […]

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 […]

Things to Remember when Location Scouting

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Susan Suard. Susan says: “This session took place a couple of hours away from Santa Rosa, CA where I am based. I had never seen the two locations we would be using before, but I had some photographs from my client […]

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 […]

Bringing Seniors Out Of Their Shell

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Mitch Kitter. Mitch says: “These images are part of Luke’s senior portrait session that were taken in Anchorage, Alaska. The first day we went out to photograph it was an absolute downpour of torrential rains, so we were mostly limited to […]

Outdoor Baby Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Cassandra Jones. Cassandra says: “For this shoot I wanted to utilize as much of the natural surroundings as possible. I incorporated earth tones to give a rustic feel to the images and continue the natural theme.” Cassandra’s Photography Tip: Photographing newborns […]

Working with Distant Locations

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Tosha Lijewski. Tosha says: “This session was very unique for me considering that I had never been to the shoot location before. This location meant so much to Anissa, because it’s the same Christian summer camp that she went to when […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Working With Senior Guys

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Suzanne Neace. Suzanne says: “Selecting locations for my high school seniors that truly represent who they are and incorporate the things they love is something I pride myself in and have built my business around. Upon learning Aaron’s passion for music […]

Metro Senior Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Teri Fode. Teri says: “This session was styled using metro-downtown as the setting at the specific request of our senior client. During the consultation, she said she wanted to design the shoot around fashion-edgy outfits in a modern setting that did […]

Making Something Ugly Into Something Beautiful

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Brooke Shaden. Brooke says: “These images are all from a photo series I am working on that were all photographed in a sewer or underpass. The goal was to show how even a disgusting or disregarded place can be turned into […]

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 […]

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 […]

Using Location to Help Kids Relax

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Rebecca Pfeifer. Rebecca says: “This was a portrait session for 2-year old Leeland which took place at The Farm in Door County, Wisconsin. While I don’t normally travel so far for a portrait session, I knew when I talked to Leeland’s […]

Planning a Themed Photoshoot

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Allison Ragsdale. Allison says: “We were one of the event leaders/shooters at the Seniors Ignite Event 2014 in Las Vegas. We were each given a creative concept to shoot and ours was steampunk-themed. We were pumped! The tip we want to […]

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, […]

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 […]

Authentic Family Portraits by Amy Kolodziej

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Amy Kolodziej. Amy says: “This session was a natural light lifestyle session to celebrate the 6 month milestone of my littlest client featured in the images. I spent an hour in their home playing and laughing and documenting the joy that […]

Ethereal Glamour Portraits by Britt Lanicek

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Britt Lanicek. Britt says: “This portrait session was born out of a wish to take full advantage of the abundance of snow we’ve received this winter. My goal in selecting the wardrobe and accessory items you see here was to create […]

Rustic Family Portraits by Ryan MacDonald

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Ryan MacDonald. Ryan says: “The MacGillivray/MacDonald family session took place in Point Aconi, Cape Breton Island. The storm clouds were rolling in as the session started, so I knew we had a limited amount of time before the rain would start. Luckily, […]

Modern Family Portraits by Sally Ann Field

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Sally Ann Field. Sally Ann says: “Three sisters wanted to give the gift of family photographs to their parents.” Sally Ann’s Photography Tip: Know your location inside and out. When first discussing this session with my friend/client Elizabeth, she mentioned a […]