Welcome the Ambassadors!

It’s been months in progress, and radio silence as things were settled on, but I am happy and proud to announce the ambassadors for Kat Lucille Photography! These ladies will be the faces of Kat Lucille Photography, helping spread the word and answer questions you may have!

I’ve chosen these ladies after much deliberation, considering their time in the industry, abilities and experience in of front and behind the camera, their way with other people, general attitude – and probably most importantly, how we get along. It was not a thought of “you have millions of followers!”. It was more based in “what kind of magic can we create together and push forth?”.

Without further ado, I present to you: The Kat Lucille Photography Ambassadors.

Helen di Styx:


Creative and conceptual, Helen’s work is always seeming to push the limits. This dark queen is not only a person who I connected instantly with, but also an all-around lovely human. You can find her here.

Then we have the goth-babe, Adrienne Trinity:


Adrienne and I have been working together for a few years now and have a great working vibe as well as friendship, so it was rather a no-brainer to make her an ambassador. Bonus of her always being out and about while I’m a bit more of a homebody. She fits in the cityscape, while I’m to be found out in the woods and wilds.

You can find Adrienne here.

Last but not least is an honorary Ambassador, one of my best friends, Swallowtail:


A fae queen, tiny but deadly, amazing designer – Chelsea and I have been coming up with a pretty extensive list of ideas that we want to capture and not a single one is a “normal” glamour session. As the co-head of a re-enactment household as well as running her own business, Swallowtail Treasures, Chelsea is always on the go.

You can find her here.

Gracie’s Birthday Portraits

Last night, I had the honor of photographing Gracie for her 12th birthday portraits, which happens to be today- so Happiest of Birthdays, Gracie!

Jen and I had been speaking of this session for almost a month, between talk of the wolfdogs we love and general life. It wasn’t until this week that a date was settled on and we made the magic happen.

Gracie is a German, working line, pureblood shepard- and a complete sweetheart. Though prior to yesterday I had yet to physically meet her, I had heard nothing but good things about her and always seeing pictures of her ranging from puppyhood on. To say I was excited and honored to be chosen to photograph her 12th birthday photos is an understatement.

So last night, right from my day job, I headed over to Jen’s house for our shoot. We hung out for a bit first, because that’s what we do (especially since it’s been a while since we’ve seen one another!) before setting up to shoot. It was easy enough- nothing over the top for this job! A backdrop, some lights, and Jen grabbed some super cute paw-print balloons.

Gracie knew what was up as soon as the gear was brought in – little did I know that she loves the camera and knows her job all too well!


Gracie definitely rates as the easiest pet I’ve had the chance to photograph to date. She was beyond well behaved during the shoot and kindly let us know when she had had enough for the evening. We even snuck in a few family photos!

I’m excited to begin to work on Gracie’s photos as soon as Jen gets her pick – and wishing Gracie all the health and happiness she could ask for!

Here’s to many years to come – Happy Birthday Gracie!


Santa Visits My Pet’s Vet

This past Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing holiday photos at My Pet’s Veterinary Center in Hainesport, NJ. Santa stopped by the clinic towards end of day and the doors were left open for folks to bring their four- (or two!) legged family members in to get some photos with jolly ol’ Saint Nick.


Photographing pets and children is always a challenge, but it seemed that everyone was on their best behavior with Santa being present! No one wanted to get on his naughty list with the holiday coming up so soon – after all, who wants a stocking full of coal?


The Santa Photos event was run in support of the charity, Angels Helping Animals  as well as toys were being accepted for Toys for Tots.

Overall, it was a lovely, busy turn out with plenty of joyful barks, smiling children, and even a few clucking chickens! Images from the day can be found on my Facebook fanpage, or if you happened to have had your photo taken that day – in the private album on my website.

I can’t wait to come back next year!


*Looking for holiday photos? This is the last week to book to have them before the holiday! 

Engagement Adventures at Ramapo

Whew! With everything that has been going on lately, I haven’t had the chance to gush about the fun I had working with Meaghan and Steven for their engagement session last month. I think a little lightheartedness is in order, don’t you?


Every couple is unique, which makes their engagement session unique to match them – Meaghan and Steven are no different! I was contacted by Meaghan’s sister, Caitlin, in late June regarding booking- she was going to purchase the session as a gift to her sister. (How sweet is that, right??) Caitlin, Meaghan and I group-chatted about the shoot, arranging a date and how Meaghan and Steven wanted to present their relationship.


That’s where we changed the game a bit. Instead of a “standard” session at a park, or in my studio- woods were opted for. And once we narrowed down a few more things- Ramapo State was the winner for locations! Meaghan and Steven happen to be hikers and have a few favorite trails, including one in Ramapo- the Castle Point Trail- that leads up to the ruins of a ‘castle’, otherwise known as Van Slyke Castle. This is where we opted to do the most of the session.


And what a perfect day it was! Aside from me getting a bit lost on the meeting point (the downsides of not being up north Jersey more often anymore, I don’t know all the entrance points!), the weather was absolutely fantastic and the trail wasn’t overly crowded. (Bonus: Basically NO bugs, either.)  We had a lovely hike up the trail, chatting and getting to know one another a bit better. As is normal with me, I snagged pictures along the walk of them being sweet with one another. Seriously- these two are way too adorable with one another, and you can just tell how much they love one another.

Then we got to the ruins. I had only seen a picture or two from the internet research – seeing it in real life is a completely different experience. (I can already say that it’s a place I will be returning to and has sparked so many future photo ideas.)


Honestly, how could you not want to go here?

As you can tell from some of the preceding pictures, we played quite a bit in the ruins. Once Meaghan and Steven got used to me just hanging around and snapping images, you could really see how they interacted with one another. It was as if I wasn’t even there – which is exactly how I want it! Don’t let the clicking of my camera distract you. I love when couples are so involved in one another that they forget they’re doing a photo shoot- minimal posing is required and, more importantly, the images come out so much more genuine. Even when it did come to some of the more posed shots, they were so tuned to each other it made it easy to just direct and let them find where they felt the balance was.


Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had a session that  I was unhappy with – but working with Meaghan and Steven definitely jumped to being one of my favorites of 2017. From being able to work with such a relaxed, fun couple to spending the session hiking in the woods- I am honored they chose to go with me for their engagement photos and I wish them nothing but the best in the future!

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Photo Session Tips and Tricks: Timing is Everything

Time. Something we never have enough of, something we’re always monitoring and chasing and trying to balance. Timing affects many things in life- including, of course, photo sessions and photographers.

There are two different aspects of timing when it comes to photography that I’m going to address in today’s blog entry: Timing when it comes to scheduling a shoot, and communication on times when it comes to day of the shoot.

When it comes to scheduling a photo shoot: 

Life is a thing. We all have one- and we all try to fill with as many hobbies, plans, friends and jobs as we can. Most of the time, when you are talking to a photographer about scheduling a photo shoot, you are both looking at your life and calendar of events to see what will mesh together the best for a successful, stress-less shoot. Many photographers nowadays are working more than one job- such is society- so they are juggling to give you the best availability while not killing themselves in the process. Be understanding, and be patient! We are human, too.

This goes hand in hand with….

When booking the time of your photo shoot: 

This falls more to on-location shoots than studio shoots, as you can control the lights indoors – the sun is it’s own master! If you’re booking an outdoor shoot, trust your photographer to tell you times that will work the best in the sense of light. Most of the time, a photographer will suggest early in the morning or later in the afternoon/early evening. The reason behind this is because the light is softer during these times – harsh noon light overhead tends to make getting that “perfect” shot more difficult – plus, no one wants to be squinting the entire shoot! This doesn’t mean shoots don’t happen at other times, because they obviously do. They are just the preferred times – especially in hotter months, noon tends to be the highest heat point.

Shooting in the morning is wonderful because everyone is just starting their day, so they are fresh and not yet bogged down from the dealings of the day. End of the day shoots have their own magic – at the end of a stressful day, a shoot could be a relaxing come down!

Communicating the day before and day of your shoot: 

Communication is key to pretty much everything in life- communicating with your photographer is no different. I always recommend shooting over an email or text the day before your shoot date to ensure everything is ready to go – most of the time, your photographer will do this, but just in case! Go over any last minute details and information either of you may need.

The day of your shoot- keep in contact! Let your photographer know when you’re on your way, or if something comes up and you’re stuck in traffic. Try to be early or on time to your shoot. You never know how many are booked in a day with your photographer! Think of going to a doctor’s office – there’s always overlapping scheduling going on. If you have to cancel- give as much advance notice as possible. 

If you’re running late… 

… You’re running into the time of your booking. Here’s something to think about- like mentioned previously, think of it as a doctor’s office, where appointments are booked back to back. Photographers are of the service industry as well. We can book one shoot a day, or we can book 10. If you’re late to your appointment (and I’m talking more than 5 minutes), you’re causing a back up with everyone else’s appointment. In order to try and keep everything in order and everyone appeased, photographers have to stick to their schedules. What does this mean? If you’re late to your appointment – then that’s on you. Twenty minutes late? Then that’s twenty minutes less of shooting time. Two hours late and your shoot was only booked for two hours? Then I’m sorry, but you’ve missed your booking. Speak to your photographer about rescheduling, or view their policies.

However – this works in reverse as well. Your photographer should be communicating with you as well. If your photographer is late – then that’s time they owe you.

Again- we’re all human. Life happens. Things get in the way. Just communicate.


Have something you’d like to see in the blog? Message me! Katlucillephotography@gmail.com

Posing 101 – Inspiration Boards

While I’ve been quiet over here in terms of blog posting, I haven’t forgotten! I’ve been taking what little down time I have and formulating up some Pinterest boards for a very important topic that I’m constantly asked about – Posing!

Posing is a basic thing that takes part in every photo. A pose can make or break a photo, to be honest. Taking selfies? You automatically are looking for the best angles and poses to have the best selfie on Instagram. (That’s why we take so many. Don’t see one you like?Take ’em all over again until you get one you do.)

When it comes to working with me, at least, I always have my clients start by going through poses they do on a normal basis. Sit as you would normally. Stand how you would daily. Show me how you lounge. Make silly faces at me. Let me see, without directly asking, what you feel your best sides are. From there, I will ask about any inspiration images you have saved of poses you want to try, or will start gently nudging you into poses that are flattering for what we are shooting.

For those who are always into research beforehand- I created (and will be constantly be updating) the following boards!

For ladies and those who are female-identifying, you can go here.

For gentlemen and male-identifying folks, this one is yours.

Expecting or trying to get a photo with children, or just more than one of you trying to get a photo together? Here’s yours!

Are you a couple looking for something cute to do? Here’s a posing board just for you.


What would you like to see on my blog next? Send me a message!

Who are You, Anyway? A Photographer’s Question

I read an article last night in Shutter magazine that really made me stop and think about how I have approached the photography industry and how I represent myself. The article was talking about your “tribe” and how to brand yourself, vs what so many do. You can read it here.

Upon reading the article, I realized I fell into the trap so many photographers do- rather than focus on what I enjoy shooting and what makes photography such a joy instead of a job for me- I was grasping at everything that would come my way,  just for some semblance of income. Don’t get me wrong- photography as an income supplement is important to me, it helps me pay my bills and keep a roof over my head- but my passion for photography is above that. It’s my art that drives me, not the dollar signs.

People don’t go to photographers just for the pictures they’ll receive (though that is a pretty large reason), they go for the experience. When you’re trying to appease everyone and shoot everything– what kind of experience can you really offer your client? A harried, impersonal session? No set of photos that gleam over the others? Lackluster work, at best? It does nothing for you, your brand, or your work to go about trying to do all the things.

(This isn’t to say you can’t offer to shoot a wide variety of things- many of us are able to cover a good selection of genres easily. But there is always one or two style types that stand out above the rest in our portfolios- and those should be our main focus.)

In this day and age of social media, people- your potential clients- want to know about you. Who are you? Why are you shooting? What makes you photograph what you do? What is your passion? They don’t just want to see your work on social media, they also want to see bits and pieces of you. Behind the scenes images. Feedback from clients. Snapshots of your pets, your kids, your other hobbies, your home life. By making them feel like they’re a part of your life, you gain members of your “tribe”. (Ah, hip words. How out of touch I feel with them sometimes.) This isn’t to say you should post all your personal laundry online- but don’t be distant, either. Having a great day at the beach, just relaxing? Why not take a quick cell-phone shot of your view and upload it, letting your fans know? About to go on a vacation you’ve been dreaming of? Ask your fans for some input on the best food places to go while at your destination! It’s the little things that make the biggest difference.

We all have that line of “photographer of blah blah years, blah blah area, blah blah blah”. But get deeper. What’s your passion? (Noticing a trend yet? I hope so.)

Well, what about Kat Lucille Photo?  What’s my passion?

For myself, I’ve been re-directing my website and work to reflect who I am, as oppose to continually grabbing at straws. I started a few months ago when I did determine that my primary photography focus is conceptual, emotive imagery, easily on par with my  nature photography. I love being able to tell stories, send a message, or just make you think with my photographs, and I absolutely adore working with other creative individuals who want to show off that side of themselves as well.

I have several book projects going on right now that reflect just that- my Let Me Cover You in Flowers, What Lurks in the Deep and In the Hidden Places are all conceptual works. After all, no standard beauty shoot is really going to include a siren crawling out of the ocean with webbed hands, is it? I have plans for glitter baths and models in pools filled with sprinkles. Not things you see every day.

On the other side of the coin, I also have my #LoveisLove project going on- where I am showcasing all kinds of love. In this world of so much pain, sometimes people find it hard to look for the silver linings. I want to show them that there are bright spots, no matter where you look. Friend love, pet love, relationship love, parental love- you name it, I want it shown.

As a fierce believer in women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, mental health, and animal rights- I have drift towards imagery that showcases these feelings as well.

I want to empower women, particularly those who have been bad places, like I have. I want women to be comfortable in their skin an not ashamed of how they look- we are ALL beautiful. (Hey, guys- YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL TOO!) Just because society and media shame you if you don’t fit into your mold, doesn’t mean we have to believe them.

I want to see my LGBTQ friends celebrate their lives and relationships proudly and out. I want them to not be ashamed of their sexuality, their choices, their lives. I want them to be happy, and I want to be able to capture those moments and celebrate with them.

For those with mental health and disabilities, I want to end the stigma. I’m not ashamed to say I have depression- I don’t know many people who don’t suffer from some kind of invisible or visible illness. Let us be seen.

Oh, and how can anyone forget my love of nature? As a  nature child, I can’t not be passionate about the world surrounding us and the animals who we share this planet with. Nature was and is my first love, and has always been my place to return to when I need to recharge and be away from the havoc of people. A very large chunk of my portfolio and work is based in nature and animals. A day without animals- whether my cats, or a day at Howling Woods- is a day wasted. (Kind of like a day without music. I need that daily, as well.)

In a very tiny view- that is me, that is what makes up Kat Lucille Photo.


Who are you?

Phrases That Make Photographers Want to Throw Their Hands Up

Photographers hear a lot of things, ranging from amusing to outright disrespectful. It happens in every line of work there is- particularly those of the artistic kind. Here, I’ve thrown together a few of the ones I hear most often, and what goes through my (and I’m sure many colleagues’) mind.

“You must have a great camera”
 Why thank you- yes, my camera is pretty nice, isn’t it? Shame that’s not what makes the photo. I work hard to get to the point of producing the photos you see in the end. 

“Can you Photoshop that?”
I’m not a miracle worker- I’m not a Photoshop artist. I’m a photographer. Please understand that. Yes, there’s a chance I could Photoshop that for you, but that’s going to cost extra.

“I’d love for you to come to my event! Do you  mind bringing your camera?”
This line tends to come from family and friends, and is well-meaning, but still frustrating. A way to ask for free service by inviting me to your party is not cool. Either invite me to your party to be a part of the celebration, or pay me to photograph the event. 

“Can I have all the files?”
Have you seen that image of Beyonce going around? That is why we don’t send you all the files. Not every image is on point, we’re only human after all- and our reputation depends upon our work. Please understand that the files we send you to review are the ones you will receive, and have been pruned out of the not-so-glamorous ones. 

“But why does it cost so much?”
Why do most things cost a lot of money? Equipment, schooling, travel, the time it takes not only to shoot, but the post-process, the supplies… There is a lot more that goes into photography than just purchasing a camera and pressing the shutter button. 

“Can I get a discount for xyz?” or “Is it cheaper if I only want a couple shots?”
Would you ask a professional such as a doctor, or a teacher, for a discount? Why is it fair to ask a photographer for one? Just because you want less shots, doesn’t mean we put less work in. It still takes the time to do the work. We’re still giving you all our professionalism, our talents, our time. 

“Can you not watermark it? I’d like to print it.”
Now, if we did a paid shoot, then I give you a release to go ahead and print the non-watermarked images I sent you. If we did a TF shoot, I send you low-resolution, watermarked images… and not the rights to print it.

“Oh, we can just get Uncle/Aunt/Best Friend/Dog to shoot.”
Okay, well then, you can deal with the results of them shooting. Please don’t complain to me when you don’t have the type of images you hoped for. 
I understand trying to save money, the economy isn’t pleasant right now, but when you want moments captured in a way that you can treasure them forever- letting yourself go for the cheapest option isn’t the best. 

“Your job is so easy! You just press a button.”
Sure! My job is super easy! Anyone can do it! (Please, note sarcasm.) I manage a schedule with clients, a day job and social life. In the winter, I work two jobs. I travel to most clients, or have to set up and prep the studio prior to a shoot, spend 1 to 3 hours on a shoot, travel home (or clean up studio). I sit for hours going through photos to send to clients, post processing and administrative work to keep up on budgets, taxes and other paperwork. I spend hours on social media, arranging posts and updating my website to keep it appealing to draw in new clientele. Just to name a few things. 

“Want to do TF for Exposure?” or, “If we shoot together, I’ll promote you!” 
Exposure does not pay the rent, put food on my table, or gas in my car. Promotion is great if it gets me more bookings, or can expand my client base, but it does nothing to help in daily life. 

“Can you shoot xyz?” “Sure, my rates are 123!” *crickets* or “Confirming for Tuesday, please respond.” *crickets* 
Photographer’s time is the same as arranging an appointment with a health professional. Our time is precious! Please don’t waste it.
If you don’t like rates being sent to you, simply responding with a “No, thank you” or a “Not right now” is fine! Leaving us hanging is not. 
If you’re booked for a shoot already- please respond to your emails/texts/voicemails! Ghosting on us makes us believe that the shoot should be canned, and we should move on. For you to last minute show up anyway throws everything off. Photographers should not have to chase you down- and most won’t. 

“Can we do this image I saw on Pinterest/Google/Tumblr/Instagram?”
While I am more than cool with using another’s images as a reference or inspiration- hell, I have a HUGE Pinterest account full of such boards- it is  NOT cool to try and exactly copy another artist’s piece. Please don’t do that, please don’t ask an artist to do that.  

“Can you  make me thinner/taller/bustier/etc?”
I shall refer back to “I am not a miracle worker, I am not a Photoshop artist.” Plus, that’s not my style. I want you to be comfortable in your own skin. If that’s not what you’re looking for, please book someone who will make you unlike yourself. The only time this is flexible is when it comes to minor changes for cosplay shoots- like those folks who can’t wear contacts, but the character has weird eye colors. 

“Can you make this photo all black and white except for this piece?”
I mean, I can. And sometimes, it fits the image. Mostly, however- that is so cliche. 

“My smartphone/tablet takes pictures just as good.” 
Don’t get me wrong- smartphone and tablet cameras have come leaps and bounds, and quite a number of them are really good. I can say that my phone takes some wonderful images at times. But please refrain from trying to compare my camera to your phone. It’s disrespectful to the artist. I know some who depend on just phone-photography, but I would prefer to keep a DSLR in my hand. 


Exciting On-Goings

While I prep my next entry of how-to’s and tips/tricks, I wanted to take a few moments to let you know about the exciting things going on right now at Kat Lucille Photography!

First up- for a limited time, I am offering my Valentine’s Day Special! You can book your Valentine’s shoot for only $100- that’s over half off normal prices! This is only available until February 11th- so don’t waste any time!

I’m not sure how many of you know- for every two shoots you book,  you get the third shoot at 20% off! I keep track of my clients, so you don’t have to worry about wondering if you’ve hit the mark for your discount or not.

Now that the holidays are over, I am back in action with my book project series. This includes the Fae, Smoke and Let Me Cover You in Flowers! Sirens will be on hold until  the weather warms- I don’t need anyone getting sick on my account! The goal is to have Let Me Cover You in Flowers going into book form by the end of the year- so if you’re interested in taking part, please let me know!

Among other exciting news, I have teamed up with Jam Packed Studios and Synthesis Photography, LLC to start our own, exclusive photography collaboration group. We’ll be bringing you some amazing, high end work while letting our creative minds go wild! If you are a model interested in taking part in one of the upcoming collaborations, please feel free to message me.

Did you know that I am now also on Patreon? I’m presenting both sides of the lens on Patreon- giving you glimpses into the work I do as a model and a photographer. Patrons can join starting at just $1! *Please be aware, there is NSFW material. 

2017 is going to be an amazing year- full of creative, high-quality work. Don’t miss out on being a part of the photographic journey!

Why Should I Hire a Professional Photographer?

It’s a question that myself and pretty much every photographer I know of has heard at least once. It’s a question that has had numerous articles pop up all over the web and in magazines as photographers struggle to get through to people why it’s so important to have a professional shoot for you, rather than having your relative or friend do it. You type “Why Should I Hire a Professional Photographer” into Google and the number of results you will get is astounding.  Even photographers hire other photographers! (And I can say that firsthand. I’ve hired other photographers, even outside of modeling, for head shots and the like!)

Here’s my take on it!

Most of the moments people wish to have photographed are once-in-a-lifetime moments that can never be replicated: Weddings, baby’s firsts, engagements, pets, school dances, etc. While time goes on and you may have another child or pet, it will never be the same for each. Each is special in its own way. In the most basic form- you want a professional photographer to ensure the moments are captured the first time around- as you won’t have a chance for a do-over.

In this growing age of digital, just about anyone can purchase a decent DSLR, or has a smartphone. Just the same, just about anyone can take a halfway decent picture using said camera. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good picture. There is more to taking a picture than owning a decent or high end camera and accessories. What many don’t understand is how far beyond “point and shoot” photography goes- and knowing the depths of the art is what makes professionals worth the time and money. Just because someone may have the biggest, most expensive camera and lens doesn’t mean they know how to utilize them properly. Don’t be fooled by the bling.

Professional photographers have a few things going for them. What I would deem the most important of these is the creative eye and attention to detail. Sure, you can look through a lens (or screen, or however you choose to take photos), see the expected image and go “That looks pretty!”. Photographers with the creative eye can see beyond that. Where you see someone standing on a beach, they see the way the sun is setting behind the person, the right angle to capture the glow on the subject’s face, the waves crashing, the gull flying into frame… all the little details that go missed by a point-and-click. Professional photographers can take a scene and make it come to life in the lens. Dappled sunlight on an engagement session, crisp and clean head shots, soft and sweet baby photos. Professional photographers take what may be mundane and create art.

Professional photographers have also had the experience to back them up. While yes, you’re always going to have a starting point, professionals are the ones who have already had a few years under their belt. They are the ones who have grown comfortable with their cameras and equipment that it’s second nature to them to be switching settings on the fly- which more often than not, particularly at events such as weddings or on-location shoots, you are. They don’t fumble for the manual when they need to change settings,  it’s already ingrained in their brain. Professionals are never found using the “Auto” settings on their camera. It’s manual all the way for them, so they can achieve the right image the first time around. Professionals have learned- whether through official schooling, a mentor, trial-and-error, or all of the above- the proper ways to frame an image, color balance, exposure and a multitude of other nuances that most don’t even think about.

Professional photographers have also gained experience in helping their clients/subjects pose, whether a single person is in frame or a large group. They understanding lighting and how each angle will affect the subject/look of the end product. Professionals understand and expect the unexpected while shooting.

They take the time to get to know their clients- no two sessions are ever alike! Professionals will talk to you, ask you questions and get to know your personality- all to be able to form the best shoot for you. Professionals take the knowledge they are given and use it to guide the session- from location, to styling, to posing and how to prepare for your shoot. Professionals also bring fresh eyes to a shoot, as opposed to a family member or friend who has known you for years. This lets them be able to offer suggestions that you may not have thought of before. Some photographers will even go and start a mood board for their clients to help with directing the session to a mold that both parties are looking forward to.

After the shoot, Professionals can and will take hours in the post process of images. Don’t think that just because the camera is no longer clicking that the work is done. There is quite a bit to go from there. While there is a difference between a Photographer and a Photoshop Artist (and please, before you book a shoot, be sure you’re booking which one you want!!), photographers are well aware and skilled in color correction, smoothing out wrinkles and removing unwanted objects and markings, among many other adjustments/corrections done to the image before the final product is presented. Professionals make sure the final image is a professional, polished image.

As a bonus thought- if you  hire a professional to do the photography, that means everyone gets to be in the photos! Too often if you have a relative or friend do the photography, that means they’re missing out on being in the frame and taking part in the moment. Not to mention- with a professional, you are given a level of, well, professionalism throughout the entire process. Professionals are there to perform a job, and while candor and laughter can happen often on shoots, they are still going to see the shoot through and maintain their professionalism.


Questions? Comments? Ideas for what you’d like to see in future posts? Let me know!