Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sam's Senior Portrait Session, Seattle/Tacoma

Sam's Senior Session!

Photo tips

Photography tip: Low-Light Action
To freeze action, a camera must be able to use a fast enough shutter speed to stop the action. A fast shutter speed may be anything from 1/60 sec. all the way to 1/1,000 sec. depending on the kind of action you want to freeze.
If the camera is unable to use a fast enough shutter speed, the result is a blurred picture [which can also be quite effectively used in certain situations to depict action].
Use a higher ISO setting, e.g. ISO 400 or 800, if available, allows the camera to use a faster shutter speed.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Julia's Senior Portraits

Julia is a 2010 graduate. When she showed up for her session, my first thought was, WOW, look at those eyes. I gave her a few pointers on ways to look your best in the photographs and off we went. Without hesitation, she rocked at her session. In fact, she did so good a posing, that I learned a few things from her!! We had to keep a close eye on the sky as a black cloud was quickly moving our way. We got an hour in before we had to sprint back to our cars. What a fun session!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jackie & Tim's Wedding - Tacoma WA

Jackie & Tim were married on October 4th, in Olympia. These 2 just melted together. I really don't mind giving my wedding couples some direction while creating their wedding portraits, but this couple didn't need any. The are adorable and were a pleasure to work with!!
Click here for a slideshow of their wedding day!

Taking better action shots of your kids!

So a good friend of mine purchased a new camera this week. She is trying to get to know her camera and had a question about taking action photographs. I thought this would be a great topic for all of you since I know many have children.
Here are a few tips:
*Use a higher ISO, which you should be able to change on your camera in the menu option.
*One caution is that using a higher ISO may cause "noise". Noise is they fuzzy stuff on the image. Test your camera.
*Try photographing with a faster shutter speed, 100 or higher at 100 ISO, then move the ISO to 400, then 800. See what you get at the different ISO settings. If your camera has a "TV" Mode (shutter priority), that is where you set the shutter speed and the camera will set the aperture for you.
*Pop up your flash and try to get close to the action!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Wedding of Amber & Matt 9-12-09

Amber & Matt's wedding was amazing. The most perfect September wedding day you could have! I just realized though, that I had not posted their wedding on my blog yet. This was really fun because Amber just started her own Photography Business. I hope that she learned something from having her own wedding portraits taken. All good I hope!! I look forward to sharing Business tips and techniques with her down the road!


Getting ready for your session... Here are a few tips to help get you ready for a professional portrait session:
Be sure to get your haircut no less than 2 weeks before your session. Just in case the haircut goes bad, then you have time go grow some of it back!
Women- wear a little bit of makeup to accent your features. If you are not a fan of make-up, then how about a little powder, lip gloss and blush. This will help your best features to stand out in your portraits.
Clothing should be subtle. Try to avoid logos and busy patterns on your clothing. The goal is to have you and/or your families faces stand out.
I hope this helps you out for your next session!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tiffany & Andy, Wedding Photography Steilacoom WA

Tiffany and Andy were married on Sept 5th, 2009. If you have ever been to the town of Steilacoom, you know how adorable it is. They got married at Pioneer park, which overlooks the Sound. Then we moved to the town hall for the reception, which has so much character. Tiffany and Andy were a pleasure to work with (and their Families).

Just to see how wonderful my assistants are, Angie took the image of Tiffany in the car, while I was photographing the wedding party walking!! LOVE IT.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Little Alyx- Newborn and Baby Portraits Seattle/Tacoma

We have been waiting patiently for the arrival of baby Alyx. She is here! Alyx makesup the 4th little girl in this family. We are staring a wedding fund for them (just kidding). What a beautiful family! Alyx's Mommy is also one of my asistants. It was so rewarding to get to watch Sarah's belly grow, then get to photograph the end result of her pregnancy. Another wonderful addition to her family!