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Category Archives: Photo Tips

Photography Suggestions

As a photographer, I get asked a lot what I would suggest for clients. Whether it be for themselves, their kids, etc. So I thought I would put them all together so you guys can read at your leisure. Now these will change over time, as new and fun things come out all the time....

Family Photography Neutral Props

Have you ever done a photo session with your child or grandchild and they brought their favorite toy into the session? It is probably the bright yellow/pink elephant that doesn’t match anything. Or the horrible multicolored thing you hate. We have all been there. It is their favorite, but it looks awful in the photos....

Photo Tips – Aperture

We’re getting technical again! Today we’ll discuss aperture, how it affects your photos, and what settings you might use. Aperture (or f-stop) is the size of the opening in the lens that can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or digital sensor. The lower the f-stop, the larger the opening in...

Photo Tips – Shutter Speed

We’re getting technical again! Today we’ll discuss shutter speed, how it affects your photos, and what settings you might use. Shutter Speed (also called exposure time) is the amount of time the shutter remains open when you press the shutter button. Shutter speed is measured in seconds. So for example, 1/500 means the shutter is...

Photo Tips – ISO

Let’s get a little technical! Today we’ll discuss ISO, how it affects your photos, and what settings you might use. ISO is how much light sensitivity a photographic film or digital sensor has. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the sensor is to light and the more grain you could potentially have. Since we are...

Photo Tips – What time to take photos

Today were going to talk about the best times to take photos. For portrait photographers there are 2 perfect times a day to shoot: Sunrise and sunset, also called the golden hours. The light at these times is warmer looking and much softer than other times of day. If you have ever booked a session...

Top Holiday Photography Gifts

As a photographer, a lot of clients and friends often ask us what we should get their friends and family (who love photography) what they for Christmas. So we have put together a fun list of our favorites together. If you are looking for camera accessories, we suggest a few of these. These two camera...

Photo Tips – Thanksgiving

Let’s talk about how to get that perfect Thanksgiving family photo while everyone is in town. We know that this year there are lots of family gatherings around Thanksgiving (we’ve never had a busier Thanksgiving week scheduled in our 12 years!) so a lot of you would probably like to document the occasion.

Photo Tips – Best time of year for family photos

Let’s discuss the best times of year for family photos, specifically in the Houston area. Since the summers are so hot and sticky, we always recommend doing family sessions from September through May. Sessions during this time of year won’t be so hot and you’ll get to capture some of the most beautiful seasons in...

Photo Tips – How to prep for Santa

Today we’re going to talk about Santa sessions and how to prepare for them! We’ve taught our kids all about stranger danger, but then we expect them to sit on this strange mans lap! So in the weeks leading up to your session, be sure to read lots of books about Santa and discuss what...

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