Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WHAT TO WEAR - GWINNETT GA. FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

If I were to pick the #1 question my clients ask it would be "so what do we wear"?  Since I am not standing looking into your closet, I have put together a simple guide to help your family look co-hesive without ending up looking like this:


Thanks to  Awkward Family Photos for showing us what we should definitely NOT do!

FAMILY SESSION ATTIRE

 Please do not match, Instead pick a unifying element to tie all your families outfits together!  Like plaid for example:


HA HA!  JUST KIDDING!

Now Seriously, In the outfits below the unifying theme is pink and brown.  No outfit exactly matches another, but they all flow together seamlessly!  Using different textures and layering your clothing adds interest to the overall look!  Don't forget accessories!  


TIP:  The day before the photo shoot make sure you have complete outfits laid out for every member of your family.  This way, Daddy can help get everyone dressed, while Mommy has a moment to make sure that her make up is applied and she is ready to go!

All white's and creams in photographs is only a no-no when the outfits match!  However, it can make a stunning, unifying element to a session when you add lots of layers and textures!

Here is one example of how to select great outfits for your family portraits!  Thanks to my wonderful clients, the Rybos Family, for showing us all how it's done!


NEWBORN SESSION WHAT TO WEAR

For newborn sessions the rules are different!  All clothing for the parents should be in neutral, solid colors (white, black & creams) keeping the sweet baby the focus of the image.  Mommies, make your tops be either tube tops or strappy tank tops, so we can get some beautiful skin to skin images of you and the baby.  



Daddies, if you dare to bare...nothing is more beautiful than the strength of daddies shoulders and chest next to a fragile baby.  But do not fret, if you are not comfortable with this, a solid black t-shirt works great for dads!


Newborns, I am afraid I am going to ask you to wear hand-me-down GENES for your first photo-shoot ever!  Newborns are best photographed in this:

I hope this blog post simplified task of dressing your family for a Kathleen Bowie Photography photo shoot!  I can't wait to see YOUR personal style shine through!



Friday, September 23, 2011

NORTH GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR - MORGAN - GWINNETT GEORGIA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY

When I spoke to Morgan about her Senior portraits, I told her that I really wanted these images to mark her senior year, to show what she was up to during this fun time in her life.  She immediately asked me if her long time boyfriend, Weston, could be in a few of the images.  What a sweet idea!  Morgan is so down to earth! Her mom held back the tears during our session!  The thought of our little babies growing up is sometimes too much to handle!
Here is sweet Morgan...



RAINWATER NEWBORN - SUWANEE GEORGIA CUSTOM NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

I was so privileged to meet the Rainwater family a few months back!  Here is Jennifer & Jason's maternity session! When I got the call saying that little Carson had arrived and that he was a big boy, I knew that getting them into the studio right away was very important.  As newborns gain weight, they stay awake longer, so whenever I have a newborn come to visit me that weighs over 8 lbs at birth, I know that keeping them asleep is more challenging.  Little James Carson was no exception!  This was my longest session to date at 7 hours strong!  I did not press my shutter until about 3 hours into the session!  Newborn Photographers must be part photographer, part baby whisperer!
Oh what a sweet little man Carson is...all the time invested is totally worth it when you see the images we captured below! Thank you Rainwater family for allowing me to be a part of such a magical time in your lives!
meet Carson...







Tuesday, September 6, 2011

THE SEAY FAMILY {BUFORD FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER}

I met the Seay family out at Buford Dam to capture their time together!  What a sweet family.  They have moved from place to place with Dad's job and you can really see & feel the bond that this family has.  There is certainly something to be said about moving.  It creates a reliance on each other that you can't duplicate!  Looking at their images inspires me.  My own family is the midst of a move (no worries, we are staying in the SUWANEE area.  We are currently living with my in laws until we can find a new home that suits our needs!  It's an exciting and trying time and watching the Seay family interact reminds me to pull closer to my family during this time of transition!  God has a plan and part of that plan is to make our family unit a stronger witness for Him.  Thanks to the Seay Family for a great photo session and a great lesson learned!




Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bran New Sofie (DULUTH GEORGIA NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHER)

I have been so excited to share this newborn session with you!  Little Sofie came to see me with her mom, dad & grandparents and we just had a wonderful time!  We soon realized that we were all believers in Jesus Christ, and so this session took on a whole new tone...we were not just photographing a new  baby, we were documenting the beautiful wonder of God's handiwork!  Thank you Lord for such an amazing blessing!  Your creation leaves me speechless!
here is Sofie!