Sunday, January 2, 2011

Winter Portraiture

We document the lives of our kids pretty routinely in imagery and those are wonderful and very precious memories.  But you know, we often forget to document our own lives, beyond perhaps the occasional random snapshots.  We hear all the time about how people hate how they look in photos, so they don't want them taken.  I am so guilty of this, too!  But if the only images are those of you caught in a unplanned snapshot, no wonder you don't like having your picture taken.  Bad lighting,  weird angles, crazy expressions, hair freaked out ... I have a box full of these, hidden ... deep ... at the back of the closet.  I admit it, I tend to run and hide when those little cameras come out and start flashing.  And what is even worse is its a bad setup to believe we are not photogenic and thus, never, ever want our photos taken. And this is sad ... we are robbing the next generations of a precious gift of being able to see our images as our lives progress and reflect on their ancestry.  And the thing is, you are photogenic ... we all are.  We are unique and beautiful and that should be documented.

That is where having someone who understands the art and technology of photography comes in ... while most families have a camera and hopefully know basically how to use it (if not, I can help there, too!) ... what is different about working with someone who has studied and practiced is that we have developed the skills and knowledge to capture an image in a way that reflects what is unique and beautiful about you.

And you should not have to be uncomfortable in front of the camera, it should be fun and relaxing.  There should be music and laughter and real smiles.  You should get to feel like your fabulous self.  Be silly if you want, try out a bunch of different outfits and poses, sing, dance ... whatever it means to be you.  You should lose all track of time because you are having a great time.

The upcoming months are PERFECT for having portraits made in the studio or in your home.  The holiday rush is through and life slows down a bit as we snuggle indoors.  The winter light coming through the windows is soft.  We can spend plenty of quality time together, creating images that reflect who you are as an individual or a family.

The first step is an initial consultation and that is completely free ... it's a chance to sit down together and chat about what you are looking for and what we do and see if the synergy is there.  All you need to do to get started is click here and drop us a note.

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