Thursday, June 28, 2012

On Location Photo Shoot | Children's Photography Tracy, CA

On Location Photography

What is on location photography? Simply put, it is a photo shoot done at a location agreed to by you and the photographer rather than a studio. Why is this special? Well, I believe it is special for three reasons…ease, comfort and fun. 

On location photography provides you with the ease of not having to pack up the kids and drive off to a studio. Instead the photo shoot can take place right in your own home or backyard, front yard or the neighborhood park.

The comfort of your own home or familiar surroundings like a favorite park or downtown is another major perk for on location photography. As a specialist in Children’s Photography, I have found that the best photos are taken when the kids are comfortable. Kids are more relaxed and thus I am able to capture their true spirit and personality. 

And finally, on location photography means FUN! And FUN is always a key element to capturing amazing photos. Running around the yard or at a park rather than a studio that a child might consider boring. Familiar surroundings seems to subconsciously give a child the freedom to relax, be real, and most of all we have FUN! 

On location photography can also mean doing a photo shoot in a very cool setting. Recently I did a photo shoot in Historic Downtown Tracy. We found some really awesome nooks and crannies that served as interesting backdrops which lent made for various different “looks.” Check it out! 




Thursday, June 21, 2012

Photography Workshop In Chicago | Children's Photographer Tracy, CA

Photography Workshop Time in Chicago!

I had the honor of attending a photography workshop hosted by world renown Children's Photograher, Audrey Woulard. And yes...she is my photography crush! Yes, I just said that! I learned so much and I have to say Audrey is one of the most open and honest people that I have ever met. I also met many other wonderful photographers and am so happy to have made new friends from all across the country. I must say though that Chicago is very hot and humid. We may get hot in the Valley just outside of San Francisco, but at least we do not have the humidity. I believe I will take San Francisco over Chicago any day! (My apologies to those in Chicago or who love it, it is nice but...)

During the workshop we were also given the opportunity to put our "learnings" to the test and photographed these really super cute kids. Enjoy!!






Thursday, June 14, 2012

Workshop with Audrey Woulard - Chicago | Children's Photography Tracy CA

Summer Vacation Has Begun!

Wow, I just realized that couple of weeks since I last posted. And what a crazy two weeks it has been! With school out we immediately left on a family vacation and headed to Disneyland. You can't beat ending the school year with a party at Disney. And as you can see from the photo, my little Jedi wanna-be, got to live her dream and fight Darth Vader. She was so excited. And very happy she beat Darth Vader!

Now I am heading off for the weekend to Chicago for a workshop with world renowned Children's Photographer, Audrey Woulard. Check out her site if you get a chance. She is amazing!

As excited as I am about going to the workshop to continue my photography education and honing my craft. I can't wait to get back and put all that I learn to making great ART! Don't forget about the Summer Session Specials going on through August.