6 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos

6 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos
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Photography tips and tricks to help you look your best.

From school yearbooks to friends’ weddings, we’ve all been in front of camera at some point or another and if you’ve recently looked at a photo with disdain then this post’s for you. If you know that you’re going to have a lens pointed in your direction in the near future, below are six simple ways to get better results.

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Get to Know Your Face. This applies to professional photoshoots as well as every day photos. Take time getting to know your face, how to smile naturally and which side or angle of your face you like better.

Easy on the makeup. While an evening out is a different story when it comes to makeup, if you’re having headshots, family or maternity photos taken, go easy on the makeup. You want some basic coverage but don’t overdo it. You should also only stick to accentuating one part of your face so choose either your eyes or lips but not both.

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Facing the camera. Your photographer will help you when it comes to posing for photos but in general you shouldn’t be facing the camera head on. Positioning your body at an angle always makes for better photos.

Controlling your chin. Photos where your neck is elongated and your chin is pushed slightly forward will lift your face and give it a more angular look. You might want to practice this beforehand in order to get used to it.

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Pick your outfit carefully. Put some thought into what you’ll wear to your shoot. Pair bold designs and patterns with solid colors to avoid too much distraction. You should also pay attention to the fit and shape of your outfit. Make sure it compliments you and that you feel comfortable.

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Use lighting to your advantage. This is something that your professional photographer will be an expert at but the right lighting can mean the difference between that wow factor and disappointment. Avoid standing directly under a light as this will create weird shadows on your face. This is something we will help you out with because we are experts so take our advice when we suggest a specific time for photos. If shooting outdoors, the best light will be 15-20 minues before & after sunset. Unless it’s an overcast day, we will always try to get you in full shade so that the lighting isn’t dappled or causing weird shadows on your face.

As much as the above tips will help you during your professional photoshoot, always remember to have fun and relax as this will do wonders for your photos.

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Tips on Preparing for Your Maternity Photo Session

Tips	on	Preparing	for Your	Maternity Photo	Session
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Bringing a baby into the world is a wonderful life event that should be captured. It’s a time you are going to want to remember and share with your little one once they are a bit older. If you are thinking about or have recently booked a maternity photo session then the below tips should come in handy as your prepare for your session.

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1. Schedule your session between 31 and 36 weeks as your tummy should have popped and have a beautiful shape. By booking your maternity session during this time you are also past the discomfort and bloating that happens earlier in the pregnancy.

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2. We know how important it is to moisturize those knees, elbows and belly but we recommend you do so 1 – 2 hours before the session to avoid any shininess or sticky clothes. You should also avoid wearing any tight fitting watches or bracelets that might leave marks on your skin.

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3. Treat yourself to a neutral or light colored manicure 1 – 2 days prior to your maternity session so that you can take some beautiful shots with your hands on your tummy.

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4. If you already have some cute baby items such as shoes, hats, toys, blankets or onesies, bring them along as they make for adorable props. The same applies to family heirlooms. If you have a special locket or photo that you would like to use, bring it along too.

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5. More and more moms are using their ultrasound photos in their photo sessions. If you aren’t too sure whether you want to use it or not, bring it to the shoot anyway and decide on the day.

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6. Take the time to pick the right outfit for the maternity shoot. You should of course be comfortable but make sure that your clothing doesn’t detract from your tummy’s shape and your natural glow. Avoid large, bold patterns or clothing that is too loose. Empire waists, drawstrings, flowing tops and wrap dresses are perfect for enhancing your shape.

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How to get clearer photos using your I-Phone

How to get clearer photos using your I-Phone
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The biggest mistakes I see people make when it comes to taking pics with their I-Phones is just a matter of sloppy handling. Are your pictures fuzzy? Foggy or Hazy? How do you fix that?
1. When shooting, hold your camera as still as you can. Especially in low light conditions. Your camera is designed to slow its shutter speed in low-light scenarios which means you gotta hold REALLY still to get a clean shot. So practice bracing your elbows to your sides while hold the camera up. Or, find a solid surface that works almost as good as a tripod. This will support the camera and hold it still much better.
2. Speaking of low light, the best way to get a clear shot is to light your subject properly. Backlight is horrible for today’s I-Phones. The phones just can’t handle it. Place your subject closer to a window, or shoot outside in full shade. Just getting good light on the subject alone, will help the camera itself perform better.
3. It may seem silly, but WIPE YOUR LENS! LOL. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve offered to help someone get a family shot on some travel adventure, and I look at the back of their phone at the actual lens. It’s filthy! A simple trick, but an effective one, and one we don’t think about all the time- simply wiping off your lens will make your pics clearer. After all, we store that thing in our purses, and God knows what kid-size drama made it into my bag this week! ((eye roll))
HAPPY SHOOTING!

Credit of information above is by Julia Kelleher at Jewel Images.

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

6	Questions	You	Should Be	Asking	Your Photographer

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1. How long have you been a photographer? The longer a photographer has been in business, the more likely it is that it’s not just a hobby for them.

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2. Which types of photography do you specialize in? It’s uncommon for a photographer to specialize in several different types of photography as they often only specialize in one or sometimes two genres. For example, a photographer who specializes in newborn photography might not be the best candidate to shoot wedding photos unless they have the experience in doing so.

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3. Do you have many repeat clients? This is a great litmus test of not only the quality of a photographer’s work but of their customer service too.

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4. What is your policy on rescheduling a session? An experienced photographer will definitely have a policy in place when it comes to a customer cancelling or rescheduling a photography session. A photographer with policies indicates that they have experience with different types of customers and situations and have created policies accordingly.

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5. Have you had any experience with (name your specific concern)? If you have any specific concerns regarding your photo session such as the photographer’s ability to work with a special needs child for example, find out if they have ever handled that type of situation before. Do not dismiss a photographer and their abilities based on their answers to your concerns. If given adequate notice, an experienced photographer should be able to deal with any situation you present them. This is the hallmark of a true pro.

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6. Silent Question: Use your gut to judge their personality and rapport. A photographer’s main job is to capture emotions and moments. If your photographer doesn’t mesh well with you on the phone or in person, chances are you and your family will not mesh well with them at your session and this will show in your photos

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At Remember When Photography LLC we have policies and procedures for every session we do to help guide you through your session . We also have an assist for each of our sessions to help make it smoother for you and your children and also for your family’s safety.

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We also specialize in newborn , maternity, first year and family photography to give you the experience you deserve.

We have many ways to give you the best portrait experience: from breakfast and drink to a wardrobe we make sure your session is stress free.

Come visit us at 229 south Washington street in Van Wert Ohio.

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How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot

How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot

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Top tips for getting the most out of your professional photography session. Whether you are looking into having a newborn photo session to a family photo session.

Whether you are looking into having a newborn photo session to a family photo session.

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If you are prepping for your first photoshoot you probably have a couple questions about what to expect. A common concern for people having their photos taken for the first time is what to wear.

7 Top Tips for Deciding What to Wear for a Photoshoot

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What is the purpose of the photoshoot? This should be your first thought when deciding what to wear. Choose an appropriate outfit for the occasion and something that suits your personality.

This should be your first thought when deciding what to wear. Choose an appropriate outfit for the occasion and something that suits your personality.

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Keep the location & season in mind. Where is the photoshoot taking place? Choose an outfit that will keep you feeling comfortable and confident. For example, if you’re on a beach, those new high heels might not be the most logical choice and you might end up looking a bit out of place.

Where is the photoshoot taking place? Choose an outfit that will keep you feeling comfortable and confident. For example, if you’re on a beach, those new high heels might not be the most logical choice and you might end up looking a bit out of place.

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Mix and match. Don’t be afraid to wear patterns or prints for your photoshoot but keep them to a minimum and try to pair them with solid colors. If you’re having a family photoshoot for example, have two family members in printed items and two in solid colors. Play with different colors to match the mood and setting of the shoot.

Don’t be afraid to wear patterns or prints for your photoshoot but keep them to a minimum and try to pair them with solid colors. If you’re having a family photoshoot for example, have two family members in printed items and two in solid colors. Play with different colors to match the mood and setting of the shoot.

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Make your photos timeless. You might love that trendy top or pair of pants now but will your photos stand the test of time if you wear that item of clothing?

You might love that trendy top or pair of pants now but will your photos stand the test of time if you wear that item of clothing?

What to do about makeup. This would depend on the type of photos you are taking. Fashion shoots will call for more dramatic makeup but for your everyday maternity, family or portrait shoots, keep your makeup natural and to a minimum.

This would depend on the type of photos you are taking. Fashion shoots will call for more dramatic makeup but for your everyday maternity, family or portrait shoots, keep your makeup natural and to a minimum.

Fit is more important that you think. If you already have an outfit in mind for your shoot, try it on before the time to make sure that it fits correctly and compliments your body type.

If you already have an outfit in mind for your shoot, try it on before the time to make sure that it fits correctly and compliments your body type.

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Try not to go brand crazy. Wearing too much clothing with prominent brand names just makes you look like a walking ad. Clothing with large graphics on it also doesn’t work well as it will end up being the focus of your photos.

Wearing too much clothing with prominent brand names just makes you look like a walking ad. Clothing with large graphics on it also doesn’t work well as it will end up being the focus of your photos.

Remember to have fun on your photoshoot, be yourself and don’t hesitate to ask your photographer for guidance.

Remember When Photography LLC has a clothing guides and clothing available.

We have a fully equipped studio and guide to help you with clothing options from your wardrobe or ours for your newborn photos, family photos, maternity photos, and or children’s milestone photo sessions. We love to be able to provide this service to our clients for their photography needs to make the portrait session easier.

We are located in Van Wert, Ohio at 229 south Washington street.

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Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do

Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do

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If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion, you are about to find out. Below are just some of the many reasons your photographer wouldn’t change their job for anything in the world.

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Photography changes how you see things. You notice colors, textures, flowers, trees, people, shapes and light in a way most people never see them.

You notice colors, textures, flowers, trees, people, shapes and light in a way most people never see them.

You pay more attention to the beauty around you. Even the most mundane object can become beautiful when you photograph it in a creative way. Many photographers love their job because they develop a fascination with the world around them by viewing it through new eyes

Even the most mundane object can become beautiful when you photograph it in a creative way. Many photographers love their job because they develop a fascination with the world around them by viewing it through new eyes

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It’s an amazing creative outlet. You get the chance to put a little bit of who you are into each photo that you take. Anyone can click a camera’s buttons but not everyone can truly make a photo come to life

You get the chance to put a little bit of who you are into each photo that you take. Anyone can click a camera’s buttons but not everyone can truly make a photo come to life

It’s a challenge. Creating amazing photos that capture the magic of everyday life doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and imagination. There is always something new to explore and a new way to take the same photos. It’s a job that never gets boring.

Creating amazing photos that capture the magic of everyday life doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and imagination. There is always something new to explore and a new way to take the same photos. It’s a job that never gets boring.

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You get to meet new people all the time. A photographer works with people from all walks of life. Getting to know someone new is a part of the process of bringing someone’s personality through in a photo. It also makes the job a lot more fun!

A photographer works with people from all walks of life. Getting to know someone new is a part of the process of bringing someone’s personality through in a photo. It also makes the job a lot more fun!

The flexibility is great. Being a full time photographer means you get to work your own hours. This doesn’t mean it’s a laid back profession though. A photographer is always aiming to perfect their craft, taking on new challenges and helping their clients achieve the perfect pictures.

Being a full time photographer means you get to work your own hours. This doesn’t mean it’s a laid back profession though. A photographer is always aiming to perfect their craft, taking on new challenges and helping their clients achieve the perfect pictures.

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To help you keep that emotion of that moment. Every photographer has a different “why” or reason for doing what the do. For us at Remember When Photography LLC the photographer and owner Amanda wants to help others feel the emotion of that time in the image. Amanda found great feeling of love and calmness in her images she captured of her children when they were just infants. During that time and in the moment it felt chaotic and restless which every new mother feels after having a baby . Amanda found however as time went on that even in the chaos of motherhood that the calmness and overwhelming feeling of love could be felt through the images of her newborn. Even though that time was crazy she could feel the love and the calmness that was in the midst of all the commotion when she would look through her children’s images. She found that many mothers feel the same with the feeling pulled in every direction and chaotic life of motherhood but in the midst of it all just a photo can pull all the calmness and love that a baby brings to a mother and father. So today she does the same for others to give them the sense of peace and love that has always been there that can be drowned out by all the noise at times.

When you decide to pay for a professional photo session, know that you are hiring an individual who is passionate about what they do and is willing to go the extra mile to help you create beautiful photos that you can treasure forever.

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Newborn Photography: how to make a baby smile.

Newborn Photography: how to make a baby smile.

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While we are never guaranteed a smile during our newborn photography sessions, sometimes we are lucky enough to capture the magical grin that we like to think of as baby’s first photographed grin. Maybe its gas or newborn reflux and in no way an emotional, but we are very happy to call it a real and true smile. Really what is sweater that a newborn baby smiling at just a few days old?

As a newborn photographer, in the past few years of capturing newborn photos we have acquired a few t tricks to encourage our newborn babies to smile in the studio during a photo session.  Often it happens on a whim and with a lot of patience and attention, but these 4 tricks sometimes result in the sweetest of baby smiles!

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  1. Gently blow light air around their face. Sometimes the light movement of air with will tickle just enough to encourage a grin.
  2. Ever so softly brush your finger of side of your finger around the baby’s cheeks and on their cheeks and very gently encourage one corner of the lip upwards. Sometimes the rest of the mouth will follow into a smile.
  3. Gently whisper into baby’s ear- this seems to work best with mom’s voice especially with photos of baby and mom.
  4. Be patient and wait for the smile at the right time of sleep cycle (REM sleep). During this light and easily disturbed sleep the baby usually smiles when they enter or exit this stage of sleep. You can tell if your baby is in this stage by certain signs such as heavy breathing, eye movement, pucker up of lips and or frowns. When these signs are happening when baby is asleep you can bet a smile is near to come and perfect time for a photo.
  5. Again, we can never be guaranteed a smile from our sweet babies, but when they do bless us with a smile it is truly a magical time and wonderful to capture those images.newborn photographer van wert ohio

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