Your little ones are growing up so fast! They will always be your precious darlings, but they’re probably at their most photogenic between the ages of one and three. If you’ve got a wee one and are looking to schedule a photo session, then I have some toddler portrait tips for you.
Science will tell you that it is more than likely the left side of your face that looks most pleasing to the camera. Why? Here’s what the scientists say, per Time Magazine: “Our results suggest that posers’ left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasing. Our findings provide support for a number of concepts – the notions of lateralized emotion and right hemispheric dominance with the right side of the brain controlling the left side of the face during emotional expression.”
If you have ever done a shoot with me, you know that I am always advocating to shoot during ‘golden hour’ – but what is it exactly and why is this time of day so important? Simply put, golden hour (a.k.a. ‘magic hour’) is the time just after sunrise and just before sunset when the sunlight is at its best.
This Halloween, I dressed up as Snow White, and I wanted to make sure I get some good photos out of the experience (more on that later). I’m not one to enjoy having my own photo taken, and it has put me squarely in the shoes of my clients. I wanted my own photo experience to be as easy and fun as possible, so I thought I would pass along a few tips to for how to look good in photos. To all of you ghost, goblins, or perhaps just someone looking for a new photo for Facebook, here are some tips for getting the best portrait possible: