Belle or Bruin

He was a funny, bearded Boston transplant and a huge Bruins fan.  She was the quietly cool, artistic type who knew the words to every Disney song and openly admitted Belle from Beauty and the Beast was who she identified with most.

Who knew that all it would take was a song for their lives to change and I’d be there to capture every magical moment.

Now this beautiful family is celebrating their future edition and you  can only wonder what their precious bundle will be!

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Congratulations to my favorite couple!

 

Schedule your maternity, gender reveal, or newborn portraits today and let’s share the magic together!

What not to wear….

“So what should we wear?” From the conversations I have with other photographers, this is probably the most popular question clients have.  Especially, during the warmer summer months.

Of course, I would love to be the free spirit and say you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, but I know better. Sometimes what makes people feel most “comfy” just wont photograph well.   So before you grab your favorite sweats or that oversized t-shirt let’s talk about the things that look and feel good for your portraits.

Comfort is key!

I know, I know, but just because your husband loves that very faded band tee with the torn neck from 1981 doesn’t mean it should be what he wears for your family portraits.  There is a way to be super casual and still look complimentary though.

Think modern tees for the entire family with themes that compliment each other.  For example, if you’re thinking of wearing your favorite Captain America try to style the family with similar themed shirts that don’t compete in color scheme or style.

Find your Color Palate.

Alternatively, if you’re a little more straight laced and want to be casual in a “buttoned- up” kind of way, think vibrant colors that don’t overpower the focal point of the session, YOU.

Colors such as coral, butter yellow, minty greens, and soft aquas are great for summer portraits on the beach.  When using these pallets, consider picking outfits that coordinate rather than being identical.

I love finding patterned outfits for the kids that coordinate with mom and dad using solid colors that highlight the picture.  Remember the key is to look “put together” without being overdone.

Think the time of day.

Let’s face it, we live in Pensacola and it’s hot most of the year, but during summer months the added humidity turns the blazing furnace of a sun all the way up, making it much harder to enjoy beach sessions mid-day.  Though I normally recommend against mid-day beach sessions, you should still consider this when selecting wardrobe.

Being overheated can make anyone cranky and frustrated (side note: be sure to hydrate and eat before your session no matter the time of day).  Having heavy, restrictive apparel only makes it worse.
So when you’re planning, think breathable, fabrics with movement.

Don’t forget location.

There are so many beautiful places and themes for portrait appointments, but the thing to keep in mind is the level of uniqueness you want your photos to have.  Think about your location and how you can use patterns or flowy fabrics to bring your images to life.

No matter what you decide to do, be sure to have fun with your wardrobe.  Let it reflect your personality and what you want your portraits to look like.

So whether it’s engagement portraits, welcoming your new addition, or updating your family pictures, let’s schedule your unique portrait session today!

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Beaches

“The Voice Of The Sea Speaks To The Soul.”

One of the most beautiful sites in Pensacola are the beaches.  Regardless what side of town you live on, a sandy waterfront view is just a short drive away.

This is one of the things that makes our area an attraction to visit and a desirable place to live.   Beaches aren’t just a great place to bask in the wonderful Florida rays.  They can also be places of great peace.

Some days  listening to the Emerald waves crash against platinum sandy beaches is all it takes to relieve your soul of the rough ride of life.  So take a moment to enjoy a blissful moment on your way home and let it wash away the worries of the day.

While you’re at it, schedule your own serene beach session today!

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