February 2015

Newborn Lifestyle Photography In Madison and Huntsville AL

Do you remember bringing home your first baby?  The anticipation, how exciting and scary it was to get the discharge paperwork from the hospital, how little they look in their bed, how they smell, how they feel, the little squeaks they make, the way they yawn with their whole body, the feeling that you are this new little persons whole world and there is no one they want more.  I remember seeing my husband in a whole new wonderful way when I watched him with our babies.  The strong daddy hands that are so careful with this new tiny treasure.  These details are just a little part of why I so intensely love lifestyle photography.  The images say more, do more than just show how cute or how tiny.  They give context, they give meaning, they show something “more” that isn’t tangible.

I love lifestyle photography.  It gives a picture of your life.  You may not think your life is “beautiful” but it is.

With all of that said, this family…  My goodness, could they be any more perfect???  This gorgeous little peanut was soooooo sweet!  When I look through these photos all I can think of is how excited I am for them.  In a blink of an eye she wont be a newborn any more and I am so glad they decided lifestyle newborn photography was worth the investment!

 

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Pieces and Parts

 

I want to help you create affordable, custom and sentimental art for your own home!!!

My packages offer digital images as well as print products.

I specialize in Family, Children, Lifestyle and Infant Photography.

To book a session all you have to do is call (907-942-2358) or email

(jenniMphotography@gmail.com) I would love to hear from you :-)

 

 

Huntsville & Madison Alabama – Family Children & Lifestyle Photographer – January Family Photos

My January installment of our personal photos :-)

New experiences for a new year!!!

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Cold and bright <3

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A busy day didn’t allow for a nap…

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This blanket is her most favorite thing in the whole world!

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5 months old!

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Family Photography In Madison and Huntsville Alabama – Scott Family

Meet the Scotts.  This family is special because they are family, my family.  Jeanne is my cousin but I haven’t seen her since the last time I visited California (about 16 years ago!).  Recently, they moved to a state that was a little closer to me and I finally successfully bribed them to come see me!  We were planning on an “outdoor session” but that was before we realized the high for the day would be 39 degrees.  Yikes!!!  We moved the majority of the shoot indoors and decided to do a “quick” few shots during the sunset light.  Other than loosing a shoe (if you are at Huntsville Library and you find a pink shoe let me know! lol) everything went off without a hitch!

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Did you know you get a FREE large print (up to 20×24) with all of my full sessions?  I want to help you create affordable, custom and sentimental art for your own home!!!

I specialize in Family, Children, Lifestyle and Infant Photography but I would also love to help you capture your Maternity, Senior and Couples memories as well.

To book a session all you have to do is call (907-942-2358) or email (jenniMphotography@gmail.com)!  I would love to hear from you :-)

http://jennimphotography.com/pricing-info/

 

Phone Cameras and Kids – How to take better photos with what you have

5 Ways to Take Better Photos of Your Kids With Your Camera Phone

Let’s be honest, we want to carry our “nice” camera around with us but it just doesn’t happen. You see, my “day job” is a SAHM to my 4 kids, my “overtime job” is a Professional Family and Children Photographer. Granted, my “nice camera” is a little larger than the average, but not bringing my “nice camera” along with me was a problem I had even before I went pro. Here I am taking beautiful photos of everyone else’s kids and all I had to show for my family were phone photos… The solution? I finally decided to just embrace it and learn how to take better photos of my kids with what I did have with me, my camera phone!

Cheese

LaurenThe reason people say “say cheese” is because that the “eese” sound makes it look like we are smiling (kind of) but it is a sad substitution for a real smile. Ask your kids to talk about something they really like, their favorite thing. Watch how their eyes sparkle. THAT is what you want in your photos! Ditch the cheese and get them talking or playing with something they actually love. When you are really stuck, depending on the age of the child just be silly (or gross), it works like a charm!

Timing

Keep in mind the time of day. Is it nap time? If so sometimes I just don’t even try. Is it noon and you are outside with no shade in sight? The shadows at that time of day are harsh and difficult for even a seasoned photographer to wrangle. Keep in mind the timing.

Lighting

EthanLighting is HUGE when you are using a phone camera! There is only so much light that can seep in to that tiny little lens so you need to compensate if there isn’t enough. If your kids are moving (mine are always moving unless they are sleeping) then you MUST have some good light. Not enough light? Move closer to a window or go outside. Harsh shadows? Turn away from the light source. Oh, and one more thing, turn your flash off! The flashes on camera phones not only seem to wash out everything in its reach but it also causes red eye and that never looks good in a photo.

Spray

There is a phrase that pro child photographers sometimes use. “Spray and Pray” Ha! I can’t say I haven’t thought it (and done it a time or two) with rambunctious kids. Sometimes you just need to take a LOT of photos to get a few you are in love with!

Angle

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Get down low! I see this a lot. The mommy shot. Shoot! I even used to do it. We hold out our arm and take a photo from our own perspective with the little one craning their neck upward to look at the camera. Sure

it is ok, but look at what happens when you get down low! Get down on their level, on their height and see what happens. All of the sudden you enter their world, see things the way they see them. Their height and perspective is a big part of who they are right now, so meet them on their level and see how it changes your photos for the better. If anything it is a great leg work out doing all those squats!

 


Well, that is about it. Grab your phone and go play with your kids. It takes a little practice but I promise, your memories are worth it!

Just remember…

The best camera