Following are a few tips on what to wear for a photography session. Hope it helps 🙂
Mother’s Day is nearly here again and if you are on the hunt for something fab to give mum then a photography session gift voucher might be just the thing. If your house is anything like most of the ones I know, then mum is generally the one behind the camera and rarely makes it into photos (facebook ‘selfies’ aside). A session/print voucher might be just the thing to finally get mum captured in some special moments either as the star of the day or with the kids or grandkids. Make it a ladies day and treat mum to a fun session with her mum, a sister or friend.
For those mum’s that would rather poke themselves in the eye with a fork than be photographed, they can get some awesome shots of all their hard work, i.e. the kidlets.
Two spots still available if you would like to update your family photos or make them a gift for mum for Mother’s Day. Take advantage of special prices and book in for a mini session this Saturday 20th April. Email or Facebook message me if you are interested or would like some more info on available times, etc.
Two different looks from one session. What are your thoughts? Do your prefer golden sunshine or is a bit of contrast floating your boat? Was lucky to find this seemingly remote setting. I wish I had done a pull back to give you a look at the whole scene because it is actually quite suburban despite having two very different settings in the one spot.
I think I am suffering from brand schizophrenia or brand bipolar at the very least. I know it’s vitally important for a successful business to have a consistent, clear brand. One that conveys instantly who you are. It’s your first impression, your calling card. Not to mention something that hopefully speaks to your target audience. All sounds great unless you are prone to procrastination and a bit of an identity crisis.
I liked my last effort but it felt a little corporaty (that’s a word right?). It didn’t quite sit right with me as a brand. Bring on lost days and endless searching for something that fits. Oh lordy! Turns out I love heaps of different looks. I’ve been jumping through style adoration quicker than a Kardashian in a fashion store and with as much commitment as their relationships. I love vintage until I see something slick and clean. I’m all about modern simplicity right up until I’m all about natural colours. I’ve fallen for more fonts than should be possible. In fact this brand is behaving a little wanton. My brand has been a frivolous flippant teenager still trying to find its place in the world. It wants to be cute and charming and cool and refined all at once. I wish I could stumble on some happy middle ground but I don’t think it exists, heck, I don’t want to be sending mixed messages [fluttering eyelids].
Given I’m still not sure what i want to be when i grow up except running about playing with my camera, this bipolar branding thing probably has me down to a tee. Caught somewhere between suburban mum and wanting to run off to Paris, drink wine and take grainy artsy photos. I think I’ve left my run too late to be a rockstar and its just not getting anything done. It’s time to settle down and commit. So the job this week was to find kellidphotography a comfy fit. No more fawning over fonts and deliberating on logos. So after much experimentation, frustration and wine. I have decided on what you see before you now ….. I think. Maybe?
I haven’t strayed too far but made it a bit crisper and more colourful. I think it’s a bit more flexible and represents more about me and where I want to be both professionally and personally. A bit more colour in your life is never a bad thing.
Okay this year is out of control. I feel like I should start planning for Christmas because it’s all coming up too quick. Nearly April, seriously? How did that happen? But one thing at a time, let the Easter festivities begin. So glad that we have a long weekend coming up and the kids are very excited about Mr E Bunny turning up soon…. or is that Mrs? (She probably does all the ground work right?) I managed to refrain from eating hot cross buns until last week (didn’t want to peak too soon) despite those tasty little carb bombs being available since pretty much Boxing Day. Surprised they are not marketing them for valentines with hearts instead of crosses. Any hoo, I’m making up for lost time now. Lookout waistline, you have been warned.
Along with gorging on hot cross buns and chocolate I intend on embarking on a project I have wanted to do for a while, which involves working through a list of photographic ideas. It’s a long list and it will take probably all year but hopefully it will be a learning curve and get the creative ideas flowing too. A lot on the list are everyday things I do with the kids but I want to be able to remember all these fleeting moments, and will no doubt end up with some great material for their 21st birthdays too. I even have to dust of the tripod and get in front of the camera for a change (yikes!).
For those that don’t stalk your children with a camera like I do I encourage you to take some time out this Easter to snap some pics. You don’t have to have a fancy camera and they don’t have to be something you’d put up on the wall but I’d love to think that you all get to capture some great family moments that will give you some fond/warm/hilarious/snort milk out your nose laughing memories down the track. I’m all about light and a pretty backdrop but you don’t get milk snorters that way. Don’t wait for the perfect setting or you might miss your chance. Just pick up a camera and shoot.
Drive safely, be kind to each other, get a sleep in, enjoy some Easter treats and soak up some extra time with your families.
Have gotten some fantastic suggestions for photo session locations. Some places I’d never have thought about using. Please keep them coming at Adelaide’s Best Photo Session Location Competition. You could win yourself (or give as a gift) a free session and a $50 voucher.
Last week I was introduced to the beautiful Hans Heysen House gardens just outside Handorf in the Adelaide Hills. How did I not know about this little gem? It is a really lovely spot and had a fun session with one of my favourite families there. Sneak peak of that session to come. During the same session I finally got the opportunity to grab some photos along some train tracks which I have wanted to do for a long time. (I have a bit of a thing for train tracks I think). I love how they lend themselves to black and white and think a winter session there might be pretty cool too. I can’t share the session photos with you yet but I did get a chance to march my own little dude along there too and got some pics of him clowning around a bit. Also anyone who is well acquainted with me knows I have a bit of a thing for hats too so this was a whole lot of happy place for me.
Obviously this train track is not in use but here is my insurance clause for the safety conscious: No children were injured in the making of these images despite their best efforts and bare feet.
Anyway I can’t wait to try out some of your suggestions for other sessions. Sometimes the most obscure and seemingly odd spots can make for the most interesting photos. Make sure you try stuff out with your own photos. Digital photography makes it so easy to experiment 🙂
Win a free photography session* (valued at $100) and a $50 voucher to put towards prints.
I need you to help me scout out some awesome spots around our lovely city.
A survey by The Property Council of Australia has ranked Adelaide as Australia’s most liveable city for a third year running but where are the best locations?
Click on my blog to follow it and let me know in the comments below what your favourite location is. Or go to my facebook page and tell me your favourite Adelaide location to win a photo shoot there. Where would you most like a photo session done? Feel free to tell me why you love it too.
Please share with friends and family (I want to be inspired with all the suggestions). Prize winner’s name will be chosen randomly by a three year old who can’t read (ensuring impartiality) and notified on 31st of March 2013.