I’ve slowly started to expand my photography to include portrait sessions. I’ve had some help along the way, thanks to my girl Amanda. She’s been instrumental in encouraging me and allowing me to take photos of her to help improve on this skill.
Taking photos of a product or food is one thing- you can manipulate the settings around you to make sure you get the perfect shot each time. It’s a little more difficult to photograph people, even more so in an outdoor setting. The lighting aspects can make it hard and I’m also learning what poses are flattering for each person.
Amanda and her boyfriend, Mike, asked me to do a portrait session earlier today. We chose Cypress Grove Park for the location and began shooting after 4pm, in order to capture the light of the sun setting. I had such a fun time shooting these two! I even pulled out my special playlist to get them to laugh and feel more relaxed.
THIS PAST SATURDAY, I PHOTOGRAPHED A VERY SPECIAL 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY! I MET ASHLEY THROUGH INSTAGRAM, AS SHE IS AN INCREDIBLE GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN ORLANDO. HER AND HER HUSBAND, RHETT, CREATED THE “LOVE ORLANDO” STICKERS AND PINS, AS WELL AS THE MURAL THAT RESIDES BY SE7EN BITES IN THE MILK DISTRICT.
I WAS ASKED TO PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THEIR SON CALLOWAY’S 1ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. I WAS SO HONORED TO BE TRUSTED TO CAPTURE SUCH AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR THEIR FAMILY. ASHLEY WAS PLANNING A BLOG POST AND WANTED PHOTOS OF CALLOWAY AND HIS FRIENDS, AS WELL AS PERSONAL BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE SETUP. THIS PARTY WAS A PINTREST DREAM, WITH ASHLEY SPENDING A TON OF TIME PLANNING, MAKING DECORATIONS AND FAVORS, AND FINALLY SETTING EVERYTHING UP. READ THE BLOG POST EXPLAINING HER PROCESS HERE!