I know you are all just dying to meet the brainchild behind the magic of my recently posted butterfly session. You may not realize how much work goes into planning a “picture perfect” photo shoot – especially one that tells a story, has a theme running through it, or is even just has that personal touch to convey more than just a likeness of a person or a family… With just a little bit of extra effort and attention to details, your portraits can be not just likenesses of the people (or pets) you love, but true works of Fine Art.
There are decisions to make (how can we best express who we really are, or who my child really is? do we want to commemorate a special event that we want to remember?), locations to find, often there are arrangements that must be made with the locations, a suitable wardrobe to choose, accessories to consider, and oftentimes props to choose and purchase to make things really personal. It can sometimes be very overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be great to have an expert put together your entire session for you? Someone who knows a lot of great locations, who know where to find unique and classy props (often at a discount) , someone with a great sense of style to help you figure out what to wear and what looks good – and mostly someone to bounce off all of your ideas and come up with some pretty creative ideas as well. If you are looking for just such a person to take all of the headache out of planning your photos session, resulting in a product that is uniquely “you,” I know just the person.
Renee can help you come up with a great idea for your session and works closely with me to pick the ideal location, wardrobe and “props” to help you tell your story. She’s also great at finding awesome deals and ways to save! And to top everything off, she comes to your session with you and makes sure everything runs so smoothly – she brings brushes, keeps surprises for the kids, has makeup for touchup, helps me to get the great shots, etc. She began a couple of years ago when planning theme sessions for her own adorable twins – with the idea to really tell a story and allow them to explore, grow and experience new things while having their portraits taken (the other bonus is that the girls really look forward to their fun times with “Miss Vanessa” as they always get to do something new and interesting – much better than dreading sitting still in a stuffy studio – although there is a place for that too). Together we have come up with so many fun ideas that translate into beautiful images that tell the story of their childhood. And she sends out the most beautiful press-printed cards for each holiday – a treat that friends and family look forward to! But the thoughts are always coming, and there are only so many photo shoots one can do with their own family in a year (just ask my own kids!) So she has decided to offer her creative juices and her services to others who would appreciate a no-stress, beautiful session.
For the months of May and June, all Photo Styling services will be discounted – a great opportunity for you to take advantage of the help at a reduced price!
Just to give you an idea of the things she comes up with -
For the butterfly session:
This is Renee, wearing her very handy “Photo Stylist Apron” – and two of her great ideas – the jar with cheesecloth & flowers to hold the first butterflies the girls got to hold, and the basket full of flowers to carry the butterflies to be released.