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When was the last time you had a really great photo of yourself?

You don't want to look back, years from now, and realize that there are no good photographs of you from this part of your life.

You don't want to look back, years from now, and realize that there are no good photographs of you from this part of your life.

Great Photos of YOU

If you’re anything like me, you spend a great deal of time taking care of others. You keep the family clean, organized, and well fed. You stay on top of all the important stuff. But you don’t always take time for yourself.

The job of the portrait photographer is two fold: capture moments and make their subjects look great.

Too often we are too busy or too self conscious to have professional portraits taken. When you look back at photos twenty years from now, will you like what you see? Will you have great, professional portraits of you and your family? Fifty years from now when your grandchildren flip through photographs, will you be there?

 
When you feel great, you usually look great, too.

When you feel great, you usually look great, too.

How to Look Great in Photographs

As silly as this seems, the two most important things for looking great in photographs are relaxing and being yourself. You can spot a fake smile a mile away, and so can everyone else. As your photographer my job is to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and make sure that I capture genuine interactions.

The next most important thing is to look your best. Does that mean you should wait until you lose 5 pounds or start working out? No! You can look your best right now, no diet needed. You look your best when you feel your best. Get a fresh haircut, have a pedicure, buy a great dress. Do something for yourself.

 
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A Bit About Posing

There is a trend right now toward “photojournalistic” portrait photography. The key idea in this style is the photographer staying out of the way and letting the subjects interact naturally. Most photojournalistic photography is completely unposed.

My style is a bit more posed that the purely photojournalistic style. I think that most women feel better about images of themselves when care is taken to make sure that look great. 

I strive to do both: capture genuine moments and make sure my subjects are look their best.

There are many ways to pose subjects in photographs, some make you look slimmer, some make you look taller, some make you look wider or like you have claws for hands. You’re probably not a model, so it’s not your job to know this stuff - it’s mine. I will spend time during your session to help you relax into positions that look both natural and flattering to every body-type and situation.

I would love to talk with you about making great photos of you and your family.