As an author and motivational speaker, Tyecia had mentioned her website to me on our phone call, so of course, when we got off the phone, I headed over to find out more about her in preparation for our professional headshot session. And I was impressed in reading about not only the challenges she has faced throughout her life (foster child, drugs, early teenage pregnancy, being stabbed, incarceration...) but how she has OVERCOME them in order to be launching her own radio show in October!
Tyecia had promised to share with me the radio show promotional flyer once the designer had finished it and added the professional headshot I created for her, and it looks absolutely AMAZING! I just had to share the flyer with you, as well as another one of my favorite professional headshots from her studio photography session. Tune in to the show, and in the meantime, learn more about Tyecia here!
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The N family and I played around with two separate love grouping possibilities for canvas wall art from their goofy studio family photography & little artist chalkboard session. The largest canvas in the first grouping is a 20x30, and the largest in the second grouping is a 24x36. Which do you think they chose, and which grouping would you choose if this was your family photography session? Leave your answers in the comments below!
And here's a photo of a smattering of their finished holiday cards. Adorable!
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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?