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Stories about people just like you. People who don’t feel comfortable in front of a camera, but still had a great time getting pictures that they love. Plus, some tips and tricks for how to look your best when you get your picture taken.

 
 
 
 
Five Things To Look For In A Portrait Location

Picking a place to take photos is a difficult thing to do. If you don’t spend a lot of time taking photos, you may assume that you can get good photos anywhere. Or you may feel the opposite, like you don’t know enough to pick a spot.  I find that it is often overlooked or forgotten by my clients, but I also know that the best photos I take come from well-planned shoots with well-picked locations. That is why I put together this checklist of things you should look for in a good photo location. To help you pick the spot where we will take photos that you will love for the rest of your life.

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What A Portrait Shoot With Us Looks Like

If you are like most of the people we shoot with, you probably haven't been the subject of many professional portrait shoots. You may have some ideas about how photo shoots go from movies or television shows. Maybe you have flashbacks to getting school photos in front of a gross looking backdrop in elementary school. Maybe you have shot with other photographers before, or maybe you haven't given it a second thought. Wherever you are coming from, we want to put you at ease by giving you an idea of how we do things.

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How To Make Sure You Get An Amazing Portrait

One of the most common questions that people ask us is what they should be doing to prepare for their portrait session. And you might be asking yourself the same thing. What are the things you need to think about beforehand that will make an appreciable difference in the way your photos turn out? What are the things that you might not normally think about, but that can have a big impact on your final images? You are paying good money to get your picture taken, and in most cases the end result is going to publicly displayed somewhere, so you want to look your best. So here it is. We’ve compiled a list of the most important things for you to think about before your portrait shoot. It is up to you to actually do them.

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