Tips for a Home Newborn Photography Session

Although the majority of my newborn sessions are taken in my studio at the Eller House in Fishers, Indiana I never say no to coming to your home.  Here are some tips for a home newborn photography session that will ensure you get images you will love:

1.  A home newborn photography session is preferential if your baby’s health is compromised.  Although a newborn’s studio session is never scheduled just before or after another studio session, you will need to take your baby out into the elements bringing him/her to the studio.

2.   If you are wanting to photograph your baby with a family pet, a home session may be a better option.  Packing a baby and securing your pet can be a little more stress than you want to incorporate into your baby’s first session.  Bringing your pet into a strange environment can heighten their anxiety and they may not behave normally and taken longer to settle.

3.  One area that I love to photograph in when I visit your home is the nursery.  Capturing your baby surrounded by mementos is really sweet.  Don’t worry, I will still bring some hats, wraps, and blankets, but I prefer to utilize items around your home.

4.  Most images taken from a home session is utilizing natural light.  I may ask you if I may move some furniture temporarily to utilize the light available in your home.  The natural light creates beautiful artistic images.

5.  Relax.  Remember we have always scheduled enough photography time.  I will never leave until I know I have captured beautiful images of your family.

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Happy Easter | Chicks and Ducks Photography Sessions

What a great chicks and ducks photography sessions we had this year.  Enjoy some of my favorites!

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2014 High School Senior Graduate | Dana’s Senior Pictures

What does today’s 2014 high school senior graduate want from their senior portrait session?

They want to know that they are in the hands of professionals that have their best interest at heart.  They want to relax and have a fun experience.

The 2014 high school senior graduate wants images that showcase their individuality.  Images that demonstrate who they are.

Today’s senior is more fashion oriented than ever before.  That is why I strongly encourage students to bring in as many outfits as they can.  That way we are able to narrow down which outfits fit best at different locations and settings.

Dana nailed it during her photo shoot.  I absolutely LOVED the images we got during her studio session and I can’t wait to deliver the beautiful framed portrait her mother is going to have in their home.

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What 2014 high school senior graduates don’t want during their senior portraits is to feel self conscious and uncertain.  They don’t want to look dated.  After all, they want to be able to show their friends and family their pictures.

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Headshots for Professional Speakers | Indianapolis Commercial Photographer

One of the ways to promote your business is to get up in front of your target market and give a presentation.  You may be surprised to find just how many opportunities are available for you to give a talk about your business.  When you are asked to give a presentation, many of the promoters of the event will request an image to put in their marketing materials.  That is why I love to include non-traditional headshots for professional speakers.

These images showcase you in a “teaching” mode.  Relaxed and confident.  Approachable and friendly.  All traits that put your audience at ease before you have even uttered a single word.

So even if your primary business is not public or professional speaking, consider adding a couple of these types of images to your portfolio.  They may come in handy.  Our business headshot session — $200 — which includes 10 images fully enhanced in both high resolution and low resolution — allows the flexibility to get some creative images outside the standard business headshots.

If you can think of some non-traditional business images that would help you promote your business, please do not hesitate to let us know.

And if you are looking to create a polished presentation, check out your local Toastmasters club.  They are a great resource to improve your communication and leadership skills.

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Musician Headshots | Indianapolis Commercial Photographer

I was so excited to get the opportunity to photograph a local musician headshots during the small window of warmer weather we had last week.  Local harpist, Megan Hoeflicker was to be featured in a national publication and needed some images to be presented to the publisher.  I learned quite a few things about a harp:

1.  Did you know a harp cost as much as a vehicle?

2.  The harp is much larger than I realized!

3.  The harp is a beautiful instrument, both in how it sounds as well as in appearance.

4.  That the wedding business for harpists is booming!

We will miss you Megan as you move to your new position in Philadelphia.  Keep in contact!

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