Mom & Son Portraits in Palos Verdes
Family pictures are priceless to have in your home. It's an opportunity to look at the person or people you love the most!
Earlier this year, this beautiful Mom contacted me to photograph her and her handsome son. We discussed a potential date and location for their family portraits. We agreed upon Malaga Cove Library in Palos Verdes.
What is a family portrait session and why should I have one?
Many families are reluctant to have pictures taken because of anxiety and fear that it won’t be fun. However, having your family picture taken is a great way to showcase your family’s true personality, relax, have fun, and create fond memories together.
Portrait sessions are the perfect time to let your silliness come alive and create beautiful moments with your children. Making silly faces and skipping around is the perfect way to start the session and break the ice.
Family Portraits at Malaga Cove Plaza
Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes is a majestic location to have your family pictures taken; it has a European feel. So, when Claudia reached out to participate in the family model call I was having in March, Palos Verdes was one of the first locations we discussed for her family's pictures.
As you can see from the portrait above, the scene is amazing!
Accordion Book for Birthday Celebration
Your birthday is a great opportunity to have a portrait session to celebrate your birthday. Earlier this year Blossom contacted me regarding photographing her for her 21st birthday portraits. We discussed the desired location for her portrait session as well as her wardrobe based on her portrait location.
We met at Malaga Cove Plaza for Blossom's portraits. We took many amazing portraits, that Blossom had a difficult time selecting the best portraits for her accordion book.
They Grow Up Fast
Ok...I'm sitting over here wondering where has the time gone. It seems like yesterday, I was bringing this fellow home from the hospital. Now I'm hearing him talk about what college he wants to attend next year. What happen? Who can relate?
Beautiful Story Box
Oh yes! I love this Story Box and so do many of my family clients. It's no secret, I'm a hug advocate of family's printing their pictures. We have countless pictures stored on our smartphones and computers, but how many of you can say you have a gorgeous collections or prints of the people you love?
How to Get Real Genuine Smiles
Photographing kids can be a challenge whether you're a seasoned family photographer or a newbie. They will want to become comfortable before they show any personality. As a family photographer in Los Angeles and Northern Virginia, I work hard to make kids laugh and show their authentic personality. Kids are full of energy, but they are completely unpredictable. They can be so adorable and easy going and laughing uncontrollably one minute, and the next minute, turn that charm off completely. Have you noticed, they will typically smile for you all day long until you put them in front of a camera, then they freeze up like a deer in headlights. As a family photographer, I want to help Moms and Dads avoid the gritted teeth and bug-eyed forced smiles during our portrait session.
Top Los Angeles Locations for Family Pictures
Selecting a family photographer in Los Angeles can be a overwhelming task. Then attempting to find the best location for your family pictures can take you over the edge. Especially since Los Angeles has so many different beautiful locations for pictures. In an attempt to help, I have complied a short list of possible locations for family pictures.
As a Los Angeles photographer, I've had the privilege of photographing many families in amazing locations. However, my favorite locations are Santa Monica Pier, Madrona Marsh, and Disney Hall.
How Not to have A Mental Breakdown During Your Session!
Family Pictures; when you hear these two words what emotions come up? For some it may be excitement and yet for others it can be overwhelming and stressful. Having your family portrait taken is a great experience that you'll never forget. Family pictures help you create and remember fond memories of your loving family at each stage. However, many parents, especially Moms have stated this day can get very stressful and overwhelming. I want to ensure this feeling doesn't happen to you.
Did you know, If you’re stressed it will be on display in your portraits. I want your portrait experience to be filled with fun and your portraits to be carefree and full of fun. Here are some tips you can use during your family's portrait experience to help you relax and enjoy the moment:
Changes Photographer Clients Will Love
The quarantine has forced business owners and professional photographers more specifically to evaluate our systems and look for ways to improve the overall experience of our portrait clients, like you. From the very start of the quarantine, I began looking at everything associated with the process from the Contact page to installing a Live Chat so you could ask a quick question without having to wait for an answer. In this article I want to give you insight into the different things that have been implemented to help with your overall client experience.
Let's Start at The Beginning
I have partnered with my website developer to do what's necessary to speed up the load time. This will give you quicker access to the website. Determine if you like the work of the potential client and if you would like to work with them. If you're visiting this website, I hope I get to photograph you! In addition to being able to ask your potential family photographer pricing questions, photography location suggestions, and more.
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Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a family photographer in Torrance, CA and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.
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