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Baby Love, Baby Love

April 7, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me what’s photographically possible at some one’s home.  The photos shown here on the white background were also taken at the family’s house.  We have several small backdrops that we can set up virtually anywhere.  It’s great for us because shooting in a studio everyday can be awfully boring.  That’s why I love taking photos on location, you get the best of both worlds… and it’s much easier for the family.

Traveling Studio

April 6, 2010

And heeere’s Jake….  Our traveling studio made it’s way out to Stoneham for this photo session.  I’ve been enjoying grabbing what ever elements are available at people’s homes for the photo.  The yellows duckies in this photo are the babies bath toys.  It adds visual interest to the photo and personalizes it a bit too.  He was a fun baby to photograph.  I love the photo with the wide eyes… woah!

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Here are a few images from our latest endeavor. These were taken at the clients home, part of our traveling studio service.

The first thing to know is that there is no right or wrong answer. Every photographer will have different preferences. Truth be told, the photograph is ultimately about you and/or your family, so do what feels best.

Having that said, there are a few things that I would suggest to avoid and things to shoot for.

Do Wear:

-What you like to wear and what you feel good in, that’s the most important.
-Coordinating outfits are great.
-Accents and colors that compliment each other are the goal. If the baby is wearing a particular colored shirt, maybe Dad’s collared undershirt can accent that color. If Mom’s wearing a certain color, maybe she can accent the color theme with her accessories.
-Colors that you know work well on you.
-The feeling you want to convey; lighter shirts on top give the pictures a more casual and bright look. Darker shirts on top give the portraits a more serious and thoughtful feel.

Don’t Wear:

-All black or all white tops, it doesn’t create much visual interest and can make for a tricky exposure
-Big logos
-Busy patterns that may overwhelm the photo, and distract attention from the subjects and your expressions
-Things that are too reflective, some eye make-ups that have glitter in them, and things that shimmer will also reflect the camera flash. They can be distracting and can look a little weird.
-Try not to wear the same exact outfit as the other
Hope that helps!