1. Go outside!
The best lighting will be outdoor natural light. Indoors tend to be dark, orange or and full of harsh lighting. This will cause your photos to be underexposed and your camera will compensate by making your photo look grainy. If you take your photo before school in the morning make it in an open shade area. The light in the AM is softer than the light after school and will give you a prettier overall photo.
2. Clean your lens!
Whether you're using your phone or a camera a clean lens makes for a clearer, brighter, photo. Be sure to use a cleaning cloth like microfiber or something soft that won't scratch the glass.
3. Find a good background!
Be sure to find an area where you can shoot with little to no distractions in the background. You want your child to be the center of focus in the photo so if the background is busy or cluttered it will take away from them. Use a solid side of your house, not only will a solid plain background keep the focus where it belongs if it's porch covered that's an extra bonus for good soft light.
4. Find something to use as a mile marker!
Some parents like to use a sign that announces what grade your kiddo is in and some even go all out with what they want to be when they grow up, funny sayings or anything else that will help you distinguish what year the photo was taken. Let's be honest, if you have more than one kiddo the years, and kids, can all run together! One great idea is to find something you can use each year to see the difference in your child's size, I love the idea of a t-shirt that can grow with them from kindergarten to graduation. Also if you choose the same spot on the house every year you can see how your child grows year to year.
5. Take all the angles!
Be sure to get a full length shot, again great to use against something for size reference, but then don't forget the tiny details. Get a close up of their face, freckles, missing teeth and all.
Lastly don't forget to let their personality shine in a few goofy photos!
* I will be offering back to school photos with all the props, signs, apples and more!! And possibly a School Bus.*
There will be tons of great bookworm-y props like a desk, large pencil, globe, books, chalkboard signs to personalize, and plenty of apples! This is a stylized shoot with props provided.
The date is Monday, August 11th and 12th, in El Campo, 7:30-8:00 pm, location to be emailed out.
School aged children (4 yrs+) to teens.
$55 for the Mini Photo Sessions includes:
15 minute Photo Shoot of your child
This price is for one child. $10 per additional child. $25 non-refundable booking fee due at time of booking and applied towards total session fee.
Please follow this link to book your session.