Recently I had a session with a very lovely new client. She told me about some struggles she had with health issues and weight loss. She wanted to see herself the way others did, and a way to feel beautiful. I said have no worries, you came to the right place! We had a fantastic time and her images came out absolutely gorgeous!!!! I had the privilege to get an interview from her as well as her product reveal. Check out below for the insight!
Just started a #PhotoADay social experiment to see how easy it is to meet new people and take a simple portrait. Brittany and her son teamed up to do a Facebook Live video with Portrait Photography. Don’t mind the cameraman….he’s only 8!!!! The video includes some snippets from the Facebook Live videos with their accompanying portraits. Thanks to our brave models that gladly participated in this social experiment! And I hope you like your portraits!
Stay tuned for more!!!
Tyler and Makayla
Davenport, IA Skatepark
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I’m thinking of attempting a portrait a day experiment where me and my camera will go to random spots around the Quad Cities and I will do at least one portraiture a day. Feature at least one person. I would want to gain a little info about each random person I meet and blog about them. I’m pretty excited about this experiment but I want to know what you guys think of it first!
What are some things I should have to make this trail experiment legitimate (in the eyes of the public)? I’m already bringing my pro equipment (obviously), business cards, and modeling waivers (special contracts that allow the use of images taken for professional usage). So if a random professional photographer came up to you and asked if you would like your portrait taken with the above stuff, and to be featured in a blog on their website/social media with the answers to some interesting facts about themselves like below, how would you react?
“How would you like people to see you/What would you like to be remembered for? Example: as kind, as a rebel, as a professional, as an athlete, as an artist, etc.”
“What has been/is your favorite part of life?”
“How do you define beauty? What is beautiful to you?”
“If you could do anything with your life without being confined by time, money, etc, what would you do?”
Let me know about your reactions in the comments below or even answer the questions above and attach a portrait of yourself!
The link below to an FStoppers article sheds some brilliant light into boudoir photography and what it means to be a boudoir photographer and how boudoir photography is done.
Why you may not be a Boudoir Photographer
Meet Jay and Kristin! I had the INSANE privilege of photographing (while my husband video recorded) their surprise engagement! Watch the magic unfold HERE!!! And a video at the end!!!
Jay contacted me a few weeks ago to do their engagement session… With a twist! He plotted the ENTIRE day and even sent me a MAP! LOL
What started off as a normal day for them, walking and taking some simple photos in Vander Veer Botanical Park.
Turned into the surprise of a lifetime for them…
While the mini coopers grabbed her attention, He reached into his pocket to grab her ring…
And OF COURSE she said YES!!!!
It was an ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL MOMENT!!!
Meet the mini cooper group that made their magic happen!
Congratulations Jay and Kristin! Thank you soooo much for letting us be a part of your magical day! I wish you both the BEST of LOVE!!!
NOW… Watch the magic happen!!!
Sooo today I have learned an important lesson about blogging.
BLOG ABOUT EVERY SESSION YOU DO as a photographer.
I’ve been blogging I think almost as long as I’ve owned my own Photography business.
One thing I never used to do, blog about the sessions I did.
I had held steady with roughly 2-3 Followers of my blog. But now that I have blogged about each of my sessions, my followers are also on a steady increase. Which also means more traffic to my website and social media, which will in turn eventually turn into profits with more exposure as people will finally see these and book.
Thanks to the increased exposure, people are noticing what I have out there.
And I can’t explain how good that makes me feel!
So a lesson learned… Blog about your sessions!
People want to know how well you get to know your clients!