As people-centered photographers, we often shoot multiple-hour portrait sessions in the same location. One of the most difficult parts of our job –– especially when the natural environment around us looks similar –– is giving our clients enough variety so their blog post has a lot of visual interest and their final gallery feels full […]
Ready for some posing tips for maternity sessions?! One of the most unexpected blessings of our business has been doing maternity sessions for our past brides. After shooting their engagement sessions and weddings, it feels like such a full-circle moment to photograph them as expecting moms and dads! They basically feel like family. Especially now […]
Let’s talk about how to get blurry backgrounds in your photos. As people-centered photographers, we love the way blurry backgrounds look, because blurry backgrounds bring all the attention and focus to our subjects (which is where we want it) and it gives the overall image creamier, dreamier, softer, more romantic, better-than-real-life look, feel and vibe. […]
Okay, photographers! Today, we’re going to teach you how we shoot in crowded places, congested areas and big cities, and still make it look like we’re the only people there! When we first posted Haley and Tom’s Central Park engagement session, we got tons of questions about how we made New York City look empty. […]
This is a free photography tutorial with five tips that will help portrait photographers schedule portrait sessions for the best natural light. Question: Have you ever run out of light during a shoot? We have, and we’ll never forget the way it felt in the moment. The stress of it. Watching the sun slip behind […]
When you’re an outdoor, on-location photographer, weather can just get in the way sometimes. Whether (pun intended) it’s rain on a wedding day, extreme temperatures or another curve ball from mother nature, the weather can really put a literal and figurative damper on your session — and you can’t always just cancel and reschedule. Sometimes you […]
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