Tiny Princesses Rule!

Tiny princesses rule here in Arizona! This little princess was such a beauty and a sweetheart. Her mom purchased a photo session for her to celebrate her upcoming birthday. She had questions about Frederick, my prop frog. After all, you never know. During photo sessions, there is a chance that he might turn into a real life prince! I am looking forward to photographing her beautiful sister (who reminds me of Audrey Hepburn!) and her family this fall and winter.

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With princess photo sessions, I must have some that are back lit. Back lighting is my favorite kind of lighting to work with and creates that fairy tale glow I am always on the hunt for! It was tricky when I first learned how to in manual. You have to consider your f-stop, shutter speed, metering and the angle of the sun. Once it became a mastered skill, it became something I was known for doing and it’s something I love to offer to all of my photo clients because it’s so special.

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Will Frederick turn into a prince or remain a frog?

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Sometimes, the magic isn’t found in frogs turning into princes, but in princesses discovering that they are the ones who carry royalty inside their hearts.

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Family Is Creating Memories Together

When families come to me for a photo session, I know they are not just coming for photos. They want to walk away with positive feelings and knowing that they built memories together in the half hour or hour that I spend with them. I have to work really quickly to help them feel comfortable with me and each other.

I had my own photo session recently for my engagement photos and even though I’ve professionally been photographing for almost 9 years, it was intimidating! You become very vulnerable when you are being photographed and it’s important that your photo clients feel comfortable and relaxed.

Photographers, I think what helps with this are 5 important keys:

  1. Confidence
  2. Connection
  3. Genuinely loving people
  4. Directing
  5. Common ground

The joy and genuine love that came from this family was evident and you could tell them deeply care about each other and I invite you to take a peek into their photo session together.