How to keep children authentic during family sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Cadence Feeley. Cadence says: “Jaymie and her family live in upcountry Maui, so they decided to do their session near home. Spending time with Jaymie, Mike, and Wesley was a dream — we played disc golf at the Poli Poli course, […]

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: […]

A Recipe for Soft, Natural Newborn Images

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Kelly Brown. Kelly’s Photography Tip About Soft Newborn Images: For this particular session, my clients wanted to keep it really simple and make each image purely about capturing their baby. To make sure I was able to accommodate their desires, I […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Working with Little Ones

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Katy Tuttle. Katy says: “This session was a family session featuring their newest addition.” Katy’s Photography Tip: For this session I focussed on getting that feeling of the unique time when there is something new in the house. I did this […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Newborn Safety Tips Tutorial, Part II

This article is the second half of a tutorial on infant safety during Newborn and Infant photography sessions. To read the first half of the article, click here.  The second half of the article is based around infant posing and safety during posing, and is written by the same author as the first half of […]

Working with Mixed Ages During a Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Rachel Paulus. Rachel says: “This is a newborn/family session done on-location at my client’s home. There is something so magical about a new child being born into a family and I really wanted to capture this time in a way that […]

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 […]

Advice on First Year Toddler Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Sarah Martin. Sarah says: “Since this little one’s newborn session I have photographed her quite a few times. She is such a sweet and curious baby and so much fun to photograph.” Sarah’s Photography Tip: First birthday sessions are very special […]

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 Personalize a Family Lifestyle Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Lisa Novakowski. Lisa says: “This lovely couple have an active toddler, and those precious toddlers grow into big kids so fast! The mother Nicole loved the idea of my “A Day in the Life” documentary-styled sessions, and wanted their session to […]

Hipster Baby 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: “Amanda and Ami were wedding clients. They now have two active and curious little boys keeping them busy in Victoria, BC. Amanda is a photographer and wanted images to remember life at this moment, even if it’s […]

Fun Family Portraits by Ana Pascos

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Ana Pascos. Ana says: “This was a truly incredible session! Originally intended to be a maternity-slash-family session, it turned out to be a super fun, tickle fest of curiosity. Like all young children, these munchkins were much more interested in playing with […]

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 […]