Anyone who knows me, knows I am huge on pictures. I am not even close to a professional but that doesn't mean I don't love to play around and at least try to get creative for the everyday moments. What's great about digital film is you can keep snapping away and simply delete what you don't like. Some of my favorite shots are everyday memories. A trip to the beach, hanging out in the yard, family vacation - places a professional can't always be with you.
I've learned to not be afraid of the camera, like I said, the worst that can happen is you take a bad photo, you can always take another. Getting down to your child's level always provides a unique prospective.
With a simple tilt of the camera you might catch a angle you love..
Kids are always on the go so instead of trying to pose them, move with them. Natural shots of my kids being kids, are some of my favorites.
The same thing applies with messy faces. I'm always trying to clean them and prep them for photos, but those dirty days make for real memories.
My camera has so many settings and to be honest I couldn't tell you what half of them are for, but, I do like to experiment in black and white by simply switching my settings or with a little help from photoshop.
Sometimes boosting color in a photo or removing it completely, can turn a blah photo into a instant favorite.
Most importantly have fun and don't forget to catch those special moments, kid grow so fast. Even if your photos aren't perfect it doesn't mean that photo won't mean the world to you in years to come.
As much as I like to "play" photographer there are many special occasions I like to leave up to the professionals. It's important to me to schedule as session at least once a year, to preserve a special moment in time for myself and other family members. Photos can get pricey but fortunately the jcpenney Portrait Studio is always having a great promotion.
In fact, for April they are having a special promotion of $20 for 6 traditional portrait sheets (mix and match size and images) as well as one free $9 sitting fee. That is a wonderful deal especially since you get to mix and match not just sizes but the images as well - many places don't allow this for promotional packages. You can visit my Pinterest board and check out some of my favorite poses, backgrounds and inspiration from the jcp Portrait Studio. I can wait to get the kids in for their next session!
"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of jcpenney Portrait Studio. I was asked to create a Pinterest Board and pin at least five (5) pins. I give jcpenney the right to repin any or all images/original content from this board. I received a promotional item as a thanks for my participation."