Tag Archives: artistic baby photos

Golden Light

Shooting into the sunlight (backlighting) is one of the trickier things in photography. As mentioned in my last post, it is really challenging to expose the skin tones of your subject properly when there is bright sunlight in the background.  … More »

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Shooting Light and Airy

One of the most basic “tricks” to shooting light and airy outdoor photos is to shoot on sunny days at the time of day when the light is soft and diffuse, yet bright.  I have written about this before.  Shoot … More »

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Montana Magic

Wow, what a fun week I just had “working” in Montana.  A few months ago, I decided that a midsummer photography retreat in Montana was just the thing to get me thinking about new creative techniques to incorporate into my … More »

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Seize the Moment!

There is nothing I love more than a good Midwestern thunderstorm.  This may be genetic, because my 3 year old loves them too.  When he grows up, maybe we can be a mother/son team of tornado chasers! The perfect storm … More »

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Angle for the Best Shot

Camera angles can make or break your photos.  Shooting down on a sitting child can enhance the feeling of smallness, vulnerability and innocence.  Shooting up on a child can make them seem stronger and more powerful.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of … More »

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Let Them Rock Their Tutu’s!

My studios are all just finishing up on a month long fundraising event for St. Jude Children’s Medical Research Hospital.  We encouraged ballerinas big and small to come rock their tutus for our cameras, and boy did they!  100 percent … More »

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Mug Shots

Wow, I just finished with a tough shoot!   The little girl was adorable, and boy did she know it!  She was a blast to play with and was really into the shoot, it is just that she was the classic … More »

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More on Furry Friends

If you are taking your dog to a professional studio for shots with your kids, or if you are taking them somewhere else which is unfamiliar to them, be sure to give the dog plenty of time to walk around and sniff everything (this goes for the children too!!)… More »

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More Puppy Love

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Composing Your Baby Part Shots

Baby parts shots are clearly not traditional photography.  In order to be successful as art, they must be composed in an artful manner.  Simply shooting a picture of your baby’s hand, without much thought as to the art in the … More »

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