Anita had told me all about Rick at her boudoir photography session the previous year. She was so clearly in love, bubbly and excited and extra happy telling me about him. And so I got bubbly and excited myself when she reached out to tell me that Rick was going to be coming up from Florida to visit her and that the two of them wanted to do a couple's portrait photography session at our Maryland portrait photography studio, and that I was going to get to meet Rick!
Rick is a 20-year Navy veteran and had never been professionally photographed before, so this was a first for him. And when I met him, he was so very sweet and nice, and he and Anita just really... well... matched. After Anita received her first couple's portrait, she showed it to Rick, and reported back to tell me that he not only loved it, but said that it's the only (first) photograph he has of himself that he doesn't feel self-conscious about, and that it was all because of me, their professional photographer! Well that certainly made my day. It's such an incredible feeling to make people feel good... no GREAT! about themselves!
Anyway, here are some of my favorites from their sweet and bubbly couple's portrait photography session. Enjoy!
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I bake. What's your superpower?
This boudoir photography session was to be P's first professional photography session, before her cherry blossom family photography session later in the spring. At her planning & design meeting, P mentioned that she enjoyed baking, so of course we had to feature that superpower in her boudoir photography session! P is also very artsy, so I knew she'd like my own super-boudoir photographer gadget - a sort of kaleidoscope that I handmade from three pieces of thin, mirrored plexiglass. Enjoy some of my favorites from P's baking, kaleidoscopic boudoir photography session at our Clarksburg, Maryland photography studio!
"We're a family of five... we have 13-year old and 2-year old sons and an 11-year old daughter. We want to start with a family photography session. We're a goofy family and we don't want any poses that are too serious! After the family photography session, we'll also want either a boudoir photography or bridal photography session, as we've never had either. Your boudoir photography is phenomenal!" Jasper said on our initial phone call and later at their family photography planning and design meeting.
As we brainstormed and talked through ideas at their planning & design meeting, Kiki said they didn't want to use any overly "fancy" furniture, as that just wouldn't be them. And so we planned their indoor family photography session at our Maryland photography studio around our hardwood staircase, a cream backdrop with light wood flooring, and most fun of all, a Little Artist Chalkboard drawing theme on a grey backdrop for the entire family (my favorite!).
Check out some of my favorite images from their fun and goofy indoor family photography session. Check back later for photos of their finished holiday cards and canvas wall portrait grouping! And, their outdoor bridal photography session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is just about scheduled, and we'll be sure to post a peek into that session as well!
Does goofy & fun family photography appeal to you?
"We want plenty of close-ups of our baby and a mix of documentary photography and posed baby photography," Shoshana's parents told me as their shared their vision at their family photography planning & design meeting. "We'd love to hang some framed collages of multiple images on the long, exposed brick wall that we have in our house."
And so we did exactly that at Shoshana's baby photography session a month later at our Maryland photography studio. What a happy cutie this 9-month girl is! Enjoy some of my favorite images from their family photography session!
It's a snowstorm out there!
Come in from the cold of winter with studio baby photography & family photography!
"Hi Irene, I am opening a new interior decorating business and am in need of professional headshots/photos of me for website, business cards, print and online advertisements. I will need high resolution files to use for the above in color and B/W. I have no idea what would make a good background - hoping for some good advice... Thanks for any info. Donna"
That was the e-mail that popped into my inbox, and when we spoke on the phone, Donna went into more detail abut the type of business headshot series she was looking for, as well as her past experience with professional photographers.
"I need a business headshot series for my website, Facebook, Houzz, social media, grand opening flyers, ongoing seminars, and business cards. It's fine for the headshots to be done in a photography studio, as long as they have a feel of a home...
I really liked your website and professional headshots. In terms of the style, I liked your environmental business headshots. I don't have to have a crisp image behind me, but I want that feel... I want to look approachable but professional.
The last professional photographer I worked with was for engagement photography and wedding photography. The engagement photos looked great, but a couple of them were over-retouched. While my mother loved it, my nose looked so different. Sure, I want blemishes to be removed, but I still want these professional headshots to look like me."
In the end, Donna and I had a great time working together, and the end result of her business headshots shows exactly that! Many, many thanks to Donna as well for the awesome recommendation of our business headshot services that she so kindly wrote on NextDoor!