Meet Dave Stultz of The Fearless Man in Los Angeles, California

Dave Stultz, also knows as The Fearless Man, reached out for some updated portraits. New Windsor, Maryland is Dave’s hometown, so we planned his portrait session around a visit homeward. The goal was to develop a a collection of urban setting lifestyle portraits to incorporate in his marketing. We scouted out locations around Carroll County and settled on three that would … Read More

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LET IT GO!!!

The last several months have been all about how to look your very best, through tips on achieving a genuine smile… posing … finding beautiful light… color choices… what to wear… camera angles… hair and makeup… pampering yourself… communicating your goals… now it’s time for the final ingredient of your delicious new photos… CONFIDENCE. What’s the most frequent comment my clients make? “I HATE having my photo taken…” This is … Read More

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Local Homestead Products OPENS New Greenhouse in New Windsor, MD

I love love LOVE the owners over at Local Homestead Products (LHP) in New Windsor, Maryland. Victoria & Trevor are the definition of friendly neighbors… they have a top notch business offering beautiful and delicious (locally grown and responsibly raised) products and they often give back to the community. They always welcome guests with a smile and a warm feeling … Read More

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Communicate Your Goals for a Successful Photo Shoot

Let’s have a typical “new client lead” conversation… Potential Client: *ring* *ring* Kelly: “Hi, Kelly speaking…” Potential Client: “Hi, I need a photographer!” Kelly: “I’m your girl! I’d love to help. What kind of photography do you need?” Potential Client: “A portrait.” Now is the time where I get all excited and start asking questions… What’s your portrait for? How will your portrait be used? … Read More

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Meet Alicia B. – Soon To Be Published

Alicia came to me with the need of a classy headshot with a super quick turn-around. This is a pretty common occurrence and I’m so glad that I have the set up to provide quick, efficient, mini-headshot sessions. In Alicia’s case, she has a publication coming out soon and they needed a photo with less than three days turn-around time. … Read More

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15 Tips to Prepare Your Body & Mind for Photo Day

Instead of doing dishes and laundry tonight, wouldn’t it be nice to hear that your homework is a night of pampering? Well that’s just what you need to do leading up to a photo shoot. Pamper Time – You’re Welcome Love, your PHOTOG.   – THE WEEK BEFORE – 1. Freshen up that HAIR.  Touch up your roots, and consider … Read More

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Camera-Ready Hair & Makeup Tips

In addition to every-day tips, there are photo-specific makeup and hair tips that might change your regular morning routine before a portrait session. From when to schedule your root-touch-ups and trims, to what makeup techniques make you look younger, pick and choose what you do to look your very best. At the end, we’ll also hear from the salon experts at Elements … Read More

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Tips for Flattering Positioning Between YOU and the Camera

When you hear “selfie”, what image do you envision? I see a goofy looking subject, holding a phone high, positioning it on a down angle… probably making pursed lips or some sort of goofy face, flashing a peace sign or other hand-gesture. This “pose” may seem cliche, but we can learn something from the “classic selfie” that many of us … Read More

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