Monday, June 30, 2008

Sneak Peek for C & D

This weekend I had a couple of mini-sessions, among them were the lovely couple of C& D. C is actually mom to one of my friends, and now I know why my friend is as fun and outgoing as she is. Both C&D were willing to try anything to get "the shot" and I had a great time photographing them. I hope you both enjoy your photos...and here are a couple of sneek peeks in the meantime. :)

C&D 8

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sneak peek for V & E-Money

Two great friends of mine are celebrating their 7-year anniversary this week, and they asked me to take some photos to help them commemorate the occasion. I knew it was going to be a fun time, because these two are funny separately and hilarious together. I wish I could show you all the "outtakes"...funny, funny stuff. But all laughing aside, you can tell just by looking at them, that they are MFEO (if you have to ask...I suggest watching Sleepless in Seattle).

New in b&w

Thank you guys for letting me take your anniversary photos, and I hope you two had as much fun as I did!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Teasers for T&C

I'm going to be an auntie and I am beyond excited. Yesterday evening, I had the honor of photographing my "baby" brother and his girlfriend, who are equally (ok...maybe a teeeeeny bit more) excited!

Hope you like your first peek...

Back with more soon...

Friday, June 13, 2008

What is custom photography?

An article by Marianne Drenthe

The photographic art you choose to place on your wall is ultimately the result of the vision of the photographer. This vision, coupled with what you wear to your session, the environment, the lighting, even the mood the subjects are in at the time of photographing creates the work that you will want to proudly display on your walls forevermore.

Your first step in the process is more about determining who you are, who your family is and then seeking a photographer that reflects your style. For instance let’s say your family is extremely outdoorsy and loves playing on the beach. You start determining what style you like, browse through photography website portfolios and determine if any of the styles exhibited there would be a good fit with your life and family style. You have already determined that you should probably seek out a beach type photographer (that is if you live near a beach) and then begin narrowing the field down a bit.

Finally after a bit of internet research, you have narrowed it down to two photographers who do what seems like solid work, the sort of outdoor beach look you desire. It is now time to ask yourself: Do you like photographer A’s style over photographer B’s style? Is it because the people in the images of A’s style are having a great time and it seems very caught up in the moment vs. B photographer more posed, looking in the camera images? If this is a case, you probably like LIFESTYLE photography or perhaps even take it a step further and define your desired style as a PHOTOJOURNALISTIC photography style. The photographer you probably should choose is photographer A because their style is very similar to the style you desire.

What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience (as in THE experience). Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of the next ‘in line’ or the feeling of a crowded portrait studio. A custom photographer will typically show you a fairly extensive gallery culled to only show the good images that meet the photographers’ creative sensibilities. Often the images are fully edited images-color corrected with blemishes and undereye circles removed. Custom photographers are also known as boutique studios, offering a range of products and unparalleled service. Think Lexus vs. Hyundai, think Nordstrom vs. WalMart.

Custom photography should have you, the client and your experience in mind.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

This party was bananas...B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

I've been meaning to post about the birthday party we went to last weekend, but as some of you know, my main computer got hacked into and is now about as useful as a brick. It is done and now I have to mainly rely on checking email while at the other job. So now I'm in the market for a new computer...but all I hear is my wallet crying. lol
Anywho...we were invited to attend the first birthday party of one of the cutest little boys I've ever met. A's parents planned a Monkey-themed party and I was so impressed by all the little details, not to mention, the amazing cake that his mom made (which you will see a photo of below). The weather couldn't have been more perfect - it was just a gorgeous day. Beans had a great time - mostly running around their backyard, meeting other little kids, and of course, eating cake. Here are some photos from A's birthday celebration...

The details...

The awesome cake I was telling you about...

The birthday boy...

And finally...the evidence that I am going to have my hands full in the future. This little snugglefest was totally initiated by Beans. ay-ay-ay. lol

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Branching out?

Sometimes I am amazed at how dependent I am on the internet - I do 99% of all research (whether it be looking up movie times, buying a new product, or looking for jobs) on the internet before I even consider another avenue. And I know I am not alone in this way of thinking. Websites and internet advertising have become a huge part of photography, so I'm doing what I can to keep my name out there. Basically, what I'm getting at here is that Sweetface Photography can now also be found on Facebook! Please bookmark my page and tell your friends and families! Social networking...ain't it grand?

PS - we're also on myspace, if you prefer one over the other, as I know some do.

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