Make your family sessions more successful and meaningful this holiday season
We are right in the middle of the holiday season in Northern Virginia. If you want to take the perfect family photos this holiday, it's best to be prepared. The holidays are usually one of the best times of the year to get family pictures, because many families gather to spend time with each other. Although this is easier said than done. As many people have cameras, everyone is not a fan of being in front of the camera. Let’s talk about tips to help your family holiday photos go smoothly.
The holidays with your family in Northern Virginia can be hectic. As mentioned earlier, everyone will not like being in front of the camera, kids just want to play, and often someone in the family will have very high expectations. These factors can all make family photo time a less than pleasurable experience, especially if the photo is blurry.
Here are some top tips to ensure everyone has a good time and you get the photos you are hoping to achieve with your family this holiday season.
Family pictures on front porch in Woodbridge VA by Tamieka Smith a Northern Virginia Photographer
I love taking family pictures, but it can be difficult to find the right place to take pictures; especially a location that avoids the fall rush and crowds. If you're looking for a great location that's both beautiful and easy to access, consider your home or your family's home front porch. This article highlights the Hamilton's family pictures photographed on their front porch in Woodbridge, Virginia. Yes, you can use your home as the location for your next family picture.
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Family Photographer Near Me | Northern Virginia Family Photographer
It's important to preserve photographic memories of your family as they grow up and change over time. And while there are plenty of ways to do so, one of the best is by hiring a professional photographer. Many families find their photographer when Googling "family photographer near me". When you hire us, my team will come to your home or location of choice and capture all the precious moments that make up your family's history. I'll capture photos from every angle possible so that we can tell the complete story about who you are now as a family and who you were then.
You don't have to worry about trying to get people to pose correctly or making sure that everyone's eyes are open and smiling—I will do all this for you! You'll get beautiful family pictures with little to no stress or hassle; it's well worth investing in this luxury service so that you can treasure these memories forever (and even pass them down through generations).
Upcoming Travels to Washington DC area - September 2022
Happy September! It's amazing to think, we're quickly approaching to final quarter of the year. Where did the year go? As we approach this time of year, many families will be looking for a family photographer to document those special photographic memories.
For those wondering when I'll be traveling to Washington D.C., this is for you. I'll be traveling to the Washington D.C. & Northern Virginia area two times this September 2022.
Story Box for Northern Virginia Family
Look at this beautiful Story Box! It was created for a Northern Virginia family. This handmade box is made solely of maple wood and it holds 25 matted portraits. The inside of the box has a box suede interior with the corresponding digital image to share with friends and family on social media or to email for those family members not on Facebook and Instagram.
Family Portraits at Manassas Battlefield Park, VA
Look at this beautiful family picture. This family looks amazing in their blue and yellow. Did you notice even the fire hydrant participated?
Earlier this year, Tiffany reached out regarding family pictures for her family. She wanted to ensure the photographs captured their family's personality and highlight their daughter. We started the portrait session in Downtown Manassas at the Amtrak Station. As we continued we walked along the streets of downtown.
Updated Album Leather Covers
With Covid and the impeding recession, it has been a lot of challenges with many manufactures as far as getting materials on hand and keeping them in stock. With that being said, many of the album covers that have been carried for years has been disconnected and new album covers options have been introduced. Many of client's favorite such as Texas Tea, Shameless, and Bad Bad Leroy Brown are still available.
A portrait print is a staple product from most if not all professional photographers. I'm within that count of photographers. With a catch, When I talk about professional portrait prints with clients, many have the perception of a portrait print similar to those you receive from a local big box or corner drug store.
These prints are totally different. The thickness of the portrait print is the first thing many families notice from the beginning. As you can see from looking at the picture below, it's not a sheet of floppy paper; it's a substantial weighted item. Many families place their portrait prints on an easel and display their family's picture on a coffee or end table.
Ladies, did you hear about our new community group on Facebook? If you haven't you should come and check us out. We are a group of ladies that have decided to come together to be in a positive environment to support and encourage one another. Of course, we get a good laugh in as well.
It's Snowing | Northern Virginia Family Photographer
This week in Northern Virginia, we have been pummeled with inches of snow and the frustration of many being stuck on Interstate I-95 or in your home without power.
Snow is a great prop for winter family pictures. There are several different poses that can be done with family pictures in the snow. Continuing reading to learn some of the ideas.
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