This year's fall mini sessions were a great success! I love to see returning clients and meeting some news ones! The tricycle I invested in for my sessions got use for the first time as well. As usual, Endicott Park doesn't disappoint.
Last weekend, I hosted what I hope will be an annual event - Fall Session Day! While our initial plan was to have the event (a day filled with half-hour photo sessions) take place at Endicott Park, a Boy Scout event was going to happen on that same day at Endicott. Not wanting to take on the challenge of working around hundreds little uniformed boys, I switched the location to Lynch Park in Beverly. Although it was chilly, it was a great day. It was so nice to see families that I have worked with in the past and meet some new people too! Everyone did such a great job during their sessions. We had toddlers and teens and itty-bitty babies too, and all our sessions still went smoothly, even with that distracting, tempting playground luring some away from the camera!
I'm so very grateful for my wonderful clients. I really do enjoy working with all of you! Thanks for making it such a fun and I felt, successful day!
Wondering how to prepare for your engagement photo session? Well, I was directed to a great blog entry HERE, which I'm going to share with you here almost in it's entirety, almost completely verbatim (along with some of my peanut gallery comments added in)! So, here are some things to keep in mind when you are prepping for your session (and in many ways, this is applicable for any session with CSP) 1. Outfits. There are so many different ways to go on this, and so much different advice out there. So I’m going to stick to the top three bits of clothing advice we like to offer.
a) Don’t wear a lot of solid white. Especially anything big and bulky and all-white. Just don’t do it. White adds ten pounds on camera. It’s an optical illusion at its meanest. Now, that said, this is not THE RULE. If you have a white outfit that you feel you look fantastic in and makes you feel gorgeous? Wear it.
b) Complimenting each other without being matchy-matchy. The key is to select colors that compliment each other and are in the same color family, but aren't identical. Showing who you are with your own personal style is important. Then, choose something for him that matches you.
D) Yes to color and yes to great shoes! And accessories! If you're looking for an excuse to buy that dress you've always wanted but can't find a reason to buy one, a photo shoot is a good reason.
2. Be yourself.
A) Be happy. Be in love. You know how PDA (Public Displays of Affection, for those who haven’t been to high school in awhile) kind-of grosses people out? It doesn’t gross us out. So squeeze each other tight. Let the joy in. Remember how you felt the first time he said I love you. Remember your first date. Whatever gets you to that happy place. These are your rite-of-passage-pictures! Work the love!
b) I stole this from Jasmine Star (don’t judge, haters. She’s the coolest person ever and you wish you were her). Smile with your eyes. It works.
c) Open up and let us into that bond that the two of you share. We all put up walls in public and with those we’ve just met to keep ourselves from being humiliated. But we WANT to see the real you. Goofy, dorky, the fabulous model you were in your past life, whatever you are. We can skip the I’m normal facade. You don’t have to be.
3) Enjoy yourself and have fun!
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I was looking into the stats of my web page when I found that a few people who viewed my site came from THIS SITE. I was quite excited to see my work there. I think Creative Birth Doulas did a nice job designing their site (they had contacted me quite a while ago about using some of my pics) and I'm honored to have some work there!
I designed this poster as a way of showing what CSP can offer and I will be displaying it at the WCNA's Festival by the Lake on Saturday, June 12th where I will have a booth of my work! I hope you'll come check it out!
On the way to the market.
Joe and Maya at lunch.
At the market. "Where did you go?" "I don't know, where were you guys?"
Alyssa on the perch
Maya's face makes this whole picture. Very American Gothic.
I was hired today to photograph Xander's first Easter Egg Hunt here in downtown Wakefield. Here's a sampling!
This one's my favorite!
Photos from a little man's big birthday!