Preparing Your Husband for the Portrait Session
Fall; that time of year when many families will be wanting to get their annual family picture taken. Will you be one of those family in the Los Angeles area looking for a family photographer to not only be patient with your children, but encourage your reluctant spouse to participate. Many, just maybe get a smile so the picture can be used for your family's Christmas card.
For some of us, preparing our husbands for the family photo session is as exhausting as preparing the kids. If your husband is happy-go-lucky about photo day, that’s excellent (count yourself blessed). If you’re dealing with someone who’s reluctant, however, then here are some things you can do to help:
Beverly Hills Photographer
I'm excited to announce I'm a new member of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. For photographers, we are often looking for ways to connect with your local community and engage with other business owners. One way to connect and grow your business is by joining your local Chamber of Commerce.
Last week, I took a step forward and joined one of my local chambers; Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Joining your local chamber is a great way to help other business owners and help them with their needs, wants, and achieve their dreams.
Cuban Link Jewelry
Earlier this month, I was contacted by a Los Angeles Jewelry distributor to photograph some of their jewelry pieces. As you can see by the picture below, it's a nice copper bracelet. The chain is weighty and a remarkable piece to wear.
Posing Tips for Family Pictures
With Covid-19 in full effect, many families or should I say Moms are hesitant to have family pictures taken. Why, you may ask? Many times as Moms, we're not comfortable with our weight and we surely don't want pictures taken of us (I totally understand; I'm right there with you).
We want to just have pictures taken of just our children (in reality it's another way to hide from the camera). What if you could have a family portrait where you can "hide" or eliminate those areas of your body you're not comfortable with showing?
#7 Benefits of Having A Portrait Session During A Pandemic
I just want to SCREAM! I know I'm not alone in this emotion. For many of us, myself included, I'm tired of being surround by these same four walls. I'm ready to venture out into our community to do things other than just grocery shopping. I guess I'm ready to get back to a sense of normalcy; kids going back to school, shopping at the mall, making places for family vacations, and the like. With everything going on, the only normal thing I can do right now that is normal is having a family picture taken.
Every 12-15 months, my family has a picture taken to celebrate the life of our family and to remember the growth and changes that each new year brings. With all the changes to our current environment, I started thinking about some benefits of having a family picture taken during this pandemic.
Hi, It's Me Again...Tamieka Smith
Hi, it's me again. Our families life today looks totally different from what it looked like back on January 1, 2020. Like most these last few weeks and months have been tough. It's been one of the most trying and toughest year I've ever experienced; the year started with the death of Kobe Bryant, the quarantine (COVID), the death of George Floyd, and so on. With so much free time on my hand and the inability to photograph families and business portraits for entrepreneurs, I have used this time to do some self reflection, spend time with family, try new food recipes, and build new relationships.
What does your headshot say about you?
Are you a business owner or entrepreneur reluctant to get a new headshot because you hate the stiff frozen look that doesn’t showcase your personality? Or the last headshot you took was over 2 years ago and you’re hesitate to get a new one because usually you “hate” the experience and you're not fond of the headshots or for us ladies our hair didn't look the best?
Luxurious Christmas Portrait Packaging
Christmas in July is in full swing and the Hallmark Christmas movies are proof. Which means many family photographers are starting to plan Christmas family portrait sessions. Many are also thinking about how to package their portraits from those sessions. Did you see the Packaging Ideas for Your Photography Studio article? That article is extremely detailed on how to create a luxurious portrait experience for your photography clients.
This article is a continuation on how to give your clients a luxurious Christmas portrait packaging experience. Christmas is a festive time of year, so let's talk about adding a little festivity to your portrait packaging.
Yes, Christmas in July is here!
Yes, Christmas in July is here. Just in time to bring us happy thoughts after the year we’ve been experiencing. This year has been one for the record books and I’m sure you’re looking forward to happy times with your family; because I am. Although it’s only July, it’s a perfect time to start planning your family’s Christmas pictures in Los Angeles.
Family Memories are Precious
From the very beginning, I've always been one of those moms whose had a camera in hand. From the time my children came out of the womb, I was taking every picture I could possible take. Whether it was eating at a restaurant, hiding under the kitchen table, or running around the house, I have photographed it. I'm sure there are many Mom like this; maybe even you. I literally have tons of pictures. For me, it comes in handy when they have little projects from school and they need a picture. I can go inside my picture box and let them pick out their favorite snapshot.
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.