How to Pick a Photographer

I must stress to you, if you don’t already know, that every photographer has a different style and a different eye for lighting, styling, perspective and photography products. Yet, too many people choose a photographer based solely on location and price. But those are probably the variables you should consider last. I am quite flattered that I have very many clients who travel by plane or car for hours to get to me from all corners of the globe. Many of those clients have returned to me several times.

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This Child Photographer Talks About Getting a Kid Ready for a Photography Session

Too often we are asked to do an afternoon portrait photography session with kids. I’m sorry, unless you are a rock star who keeps your kids up to 1am (I have photographed those kids and they are different) I will have to refuse. Why? Because photographing 2 snapshots of your kid in the afternoon is one thing, but asking for their good behavior and focus for longer than that is a disaster.

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Beware of “Photographers”

No matter where you are these days it seems as though you will find somebody taking a picture with their phone or digital camera and every new mom and Uncle Joe are calling themselves “photographers”. Now I’d hate to burst your bubble if this sounds like you but just because you have played around with a fancy camera or have taken a few great pictures with an iPhone this doesn’t qualify you as a professional photographer. Unfortunately, thanks to modern day technology and social media we are used to seeing a flood of mediocre images every day and the world is being taught that this is what photography looks like now. This just isn’t true!

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Parenting Advice | Family Portraiture

Recently, I had an awesome session with a family of four that was a lot of fun to work with. Russ Jones is a busy stay at home father of two boys, an author of a very comical and true parenting blog and he just published a potty training book that I wish I had when my children were young and learning.

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Preparing for Child and Baby Photography

You’re getting ready for a child and baby photography session and what should you do? I’ve been a Los Angeles photographer of babies and children for over two decades with two LA portrait studios, with thousands of sessions under my belt, and I think I can give you some great advice and a glimpse into my world. I try to always have a positive, uplifting portrait session, but sometimes I have to make some calls that I don’t want to make.

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