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"To elongate you want to ensure you have more vertical lines and fewer horizontal lines. Vertical lines lengthen.Horizontal lines shorten and broaden." Source Veronica Russell 

"To elongate you want to ensure you have more vertical lines and fewer horizontal lines. Vertical lines lengthen.Horizontal lines shorten and broaden." Source Veronica Russell 

There are so many flag inspired items. Why would you use the actual flag?! Educate yourself by reading the Flag Code. For the love of America please stop wrapping naked bodies with the American flag. It’s distasteful & disrespectful!

There are so many flag inspired items. Why would you use the actual flag?! Educate yourself by reading the Flag Code. For the love of America please stop wrapping naked bodies with the American flag. It’s distasteful & disrespectful!

Sales experience is a must!  Photography experience not needed.
What about the cheap studios at the mall?  Chain stores are limited on creativity.  The associates have to use the backdrops provided, have no room for posing, and can’t change settings on the camera or lighting. The studio shooter is a person getting paid to focus and push a button. There is no artistic value in the photographs.   
These studios hire based on SALES experience not photography knowledge because the photographers don’t have to make money, they just have to get you in the door. 
The studios lure you in with coupons then end up selling you on prints or digital packages that average about $250.  It’s additional money if you want simple enhancements to your photographs too (effects, cropping, lighting adjustments).  They also place these studios in the stores so that you’ll buy more stuff.  Have you ever noticed a studio near shoes or the kids clothing?  Coincidence?  I think not.
Cheap pictures usually have bad services.  You’ll find that these studios are always overbooked and lack customer service skills.  These chain stores feel rushed and very corporate.  You’ll be in a waiting room like a doctors office prior to your session.
Unless you like the “cookie cutter” look it’s better to seek out a custom photographer who can create a unique portrait with limitless backdrops and props.  Someone who is able to use on-location places, values their clients, and can make your session personable.
When you hire me, you get me.  When you go to the chain store you’re getting whatever person they managed to hire that week.  They are in it for the job and I’m in it for the career.  A custom photographer is in it for the client, from start to finish.
Did you know?  Most mall and chain store studios lose money.  In 2007 Walmart closed 500 of their portrait studios.  

Sales experience is a must!  Photography experience not needed.

What about the cheap studios at the mall?  Chain stores are limited on creativity.  The associates have to use the backdrops provided, have no room for posing, and can’t change settings on the camera or lighting. The studio shooter is a person getting paid to focus and push a button. There is no artistic value in the photographs.   

These studios hire based on SALES experience not photography knowledge because the photographers don’t have to make money, they just have to get you in the door. 

The studios lure you in with coupons then end up selling you on prints or digital packages that average about $250.  It’s additional money if you want simple enhancements to your photographs too (effects, cropping, lighting adjustments).  They also place these studios in the stores so that you’ll buy more stuff.  Have you ever noticed a studio near shoes or the kids clothing?  Coincidence?  I think not.

Cheap pictures usually have bad services.  You’ll find that these studios are always overbooked and lack customer service skills.  These chain stores feel rushed and very corporate.  You’ll be in a waiting room like a doctors office prior to your session.

Unless you like the “cookie cutter” look it’s better to seek out a custom photographer who can create a unique portrait with limitless backdrops and props.  Someone who is able to use on-location places, values their clients, and can make your session personable.

When you hire me, you get me.  When you go to the chain store you’re getting whatever person they managed to hire that week.  They are in it for the job and I’m in it for the career.  A custom photographer is in it for the client, from start to finish.

Did you know?  Most mall and chain store studios lose money.  In 2007 Walmart closed 500 of their portrait studios.  

When to shoot maternity & newborns.
Baby bump sessions should be scheduled the seventh month of pregnancy because by the last month most moms experience water retention which can cause insecurities.
The best time to schedule a newborn is the first 14 days of life.  Starting after the 5th day since they are still learning how to feed and can still be red.  Newborns are best photographed with full bellies and when sleepy. 
 Bring accessories, multiple outfits, props, and a blanket to keep the baby warm.  A heater will be provided to keep the baby comfortable and themes should be discussed prior to booking. 

When to shoot maternity & newborns.

Baby bump sessions should be scheduled the seventh month of pregnancy because by the last month most moms experience water retention which can cause insecurities.

The best time to schedule a newborn is the first 14 days of life.  Starting after the 5th day since they are still learning how to feed and can still be red.  Newborns are best photographed with full bellies and when sleepy. 

Bring accessories, multiple outfits, props, and a blanket to keep the baby warm.  A heater will be provided to keep the baby comfortable and themes should be discussed prior to booking.