What to Wear
Choose an outfit that reflects your personality, is comfortable, and most importantly, you feel terrific while wearing it! Layering is key: bring a jacket, cardigan, scarves and accessories (hello, cute hat!) so we can mix and match and play around with the overall look and feel of your portrait.
Stay away from plaids, fine stripes, and bold prints (unless you REALLY love Hello Kitty!). Lighter neutrals such as white, cream, gray, tan, and even light blue or coral usually look so terrific in camera, especially in natural desert landscapes.
For maternity, flowing long dresses or tops are the most flattering. I will direct your hands to show off your beautiful belly, so loose fabric is best!
For coordinating with your family, make sure all your tops don't match, or your bottoms don't match. Wear neutrals, then tie everything together with one or two pops of color.
Click here to see my Pinterest board for outfit inspiration.
I shoot in four basic locations:
Natural Sonoran Desert
Neighborhood Park with trees
The specific locations vary throughout the year, because green plants here come and go so quickly. The photo above was taken at the entrance to a neighborhood. Its nothing special without the right lens choice and angle! Because I am constantly scouting beautiful spots, we will narrow down a location within the week before your session.
Please let me know what your vision is and we will work together on choosing a location! Sometimes a single tree or bush in your backyard can be magic:
What to Expect
I want you to feel comfortable and confident when stepping in front of my lens! I have studied posing and direction extensively, I will help you to look natural in your photographs.
I will guide you into a flattering pose, and wait for the right expression before clicking the shutter. I may ask you to rock back and forth, or give me a little 'lean and laugh.' Have fun with it and be yourself!
A few tips:
When posing with your children for a formal 'look at the camera' shot, always keep your eyes happy and on me. I will wait until Jr. peeks up at me to take the photo, and he usually only gives me .012 seconds to do so!
Its best to relax and allow me to get your child's attention, especially when I'm taking their portrait. I want Jr.'s eyes on ME, not at mom or dad to the right of the camera.