“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
― Elliott Erwitt
With that quote in mind...enjoy a recent day in the life/newborn session!
“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”
David Alan Harvey
I love my job & I love my clients.
Big hugs for all the warm fuzzies I got from all those who took the time to vote for little bitty productions...
According to Hulafrog, little bitty productions was voted most loved family photographer in Oak Park-River Forest!
I know that there are so many wonderful and beloved family photographers in the area, so I am truly appreciative and grateful for the support.
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
One of the things I love most about my job is that I meet so many people. When I'm photographing families, If I'm doing a good job, I get to see many of them on a (fairly) regular basis. The better I know my clients, the easier my job becomes.
For headshot clients, I may not see them as often. But, if I'm doing a good job, I get a LOT of referrals. A LOT. My headshot clients are quickly gaining on my family clients!
(this is me, doing a happy dance!)
I think it is important to be tuned into what my client wants & needs from me, especially regarding headshots. It's not enough to sit them in front of my lens & release the shutter a few times, I want to know how they see themselves and get a feel for their comfort level. These photographs will represent them to potential employers, clients, etc and it's important that people feel good about how their headshot looks. It's crucial that they be comfortable.
Many times, I hear "You're the professional. You tell me what to do." While this is fair to say & I do plenty of guiding, I often don't REALLY know your quirks. So many people have a "good" side...did you know that? Do you have one? Take a quick scan of your photos (selfies count) & see if there is a pattern. If so, then you fall into the "good" side group.
This isn't a bad thing. In fact, this is great info to share with your photographer! This is information I can use!
I hope that my most recent headshot clients LOVE their portraits. I am always so thankful to be trusted with such an important & intimate job.
“Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life.”
― Brian Andreas
Even though it's in the high 80's outside, fall is here...
In spite of the weird weather, some of the trees are beginning to turn & leaves are on the ground.
Tis the season for non-stop family photo sessions!
Last weekend kicked off the start of my official fall season & I am almost completely booked for the remainder of 2017! (Huge shout out to my amazing clients!)
As bloggers go, I'm not always on my A-game. But...I'll stop by & update occasionally, because I love you guys!
Now it's time to edit, so I'll leave you with a few sneak peeks from the past 10 days/10 sessions...until next time!!
You guys...it's going to be 60 & sunny this weekend.
It's the middle of February.
In the Midwest.
I think we can all agree that the forecast sounds amazing. So, because I'm craving some time outside without 10 layers of clothing, I'm offering a last minute "awesome weather" promo. Let's get outside & stalk some light, shall we?
The sessions will take place at an outdoor location in or near Oak Park. I'm opening 4 mini sessions & offering $50 off each session. Total price, after discount: $175.
Saturday, February 18: 4:20p & 5p (Oak Park) | Sunday, February 19: 4:20p & 5p (Riverside)
If you'd like to book a full, 1 hour session & both time slots are still open, we will offer $75 off. Total price, after discount: $300
To book a session, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fine print: To secure your time, payment must be made in full at the time of booking. This promo is only valid on February 18 & 19, 2017.