Trick # 5 : The Planning Session

The anxiety many of us feel around a professional portrait session can be reduced or eliminated by the planning session where the subject and the artist become collaborators. Here’s how that looks in real life

Trick #4: How to Deal With Portrait Lights

I’m a professional portrait photographer and portrait lights bug me. Really, most of them make me squint and the worst of them make me throw up. Here’s how I get around them and still get amazing shots.

Trick #3: Location

In the 10 Tricks for Better Mother’s Day Photos, the third trick listed is this: 3. Find a location that speaks to you – 10 Tricks Have you noticed the trend, even in realtor-headshots (in my mind the most corporate looking group who are still trying to look friendly) are becoming more lifestyle oriented. In […]

Trick #2: Makeup For Portraits

2. Either book a session with a make-up artist (and tell her that it is for photos – this is important) or as your portrait photographer for advice on DIY. Hint: the base/foundation is critical. – 10 Tricks Here is Renee, demonstrating the efficacy of three popular foundation types. One is a luminescent variety which […]

10 Tricks for Better Mother’s Day Photos

Introduction to 10 daily articles in how to get ready for a portrait session. This is designed for people who are insecure and nervous about portraits and those who have never had a professional portrait session. It is about reducing fear and enhancing fun.