Posts Tagged 'Studio'
(We posted this last Spring, but wanted to bring it back for this year’s Spring family sessions!)
Thinking of doing a family shoot this year, but nervous about finding coordinating outfits for a group? We’ve got you covered! All you need is one piece to get started, and it’s a breeze from there.
Stylists know that the key to group styling is a balance of colors, textures, fabrics, and patterns. This guide will give you an example of how to achieve this balance, while still keeping the group comfortable and stylish. We’ll give you one example here, but this concept can be applied to any season and any look.
All pieces shown are from J.Crew. Happy Shopping!
Storyboards are my favorite product that clients order. These are my favorite because they are super customizable and are beautifully stunning when displayed on a wall.
This weeks featured size is a 16×24 storyboard. These 16×24′s are very popular for all types of sessions.
16×24 storyboards are one of our most popular sizes by far! The tricky part my clients face is picking the right amount of images and the orientation because it really matters! This week tip I focus on 3 to 4 image storyboard because thats the average number picked. I’ve done up to nine images on one board though! These are great visual layouts to help pick images because whether its a canvas or in an Organic Bloom frame the goal is to make the images look balanced.
I first met this happy baby girl back in 2011 when she and her big brother visited our studio for portraits. We stayed in touch online and through the wonderful community of moms at Bellani Maternity over the years.
We were on our Holiday break this year when I saw the story spread over facebook. A family in our community was struggling with the recent diagnosis of their young daughter. She had gone into the doctors with a stomach bug and then their world had changed. I soon found out it was Belle and her final diagnosis was pre-B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) . I just couldn’t wrap my head around the sudden news. I sent mom a message as soon as I heard. Whenever she was ready, whenever Belle was ready, I wanted to be there for them in any way that I could.
I have worked with many families fighting childhood illness through The Tiny Sparrow Foundation over the past few years. It has been the most meaningful part of what I do as a photographer. I know how much photos can mean to families fighting through treatment and recovery. I also knew how much Belle’s beautiful curls meant to her mom. Not for their physical beauty, or the soft way they framed her baby doll face, but because they were a symbol of Belle’s babyhood. They were a symbol of Belle before their world was turned upside-down. I know I would have felt exactly like Belle’s mom did. Yes, those curls will grow back, surely more beautiful than ever, but I would have wanted to hold onto them as long as I could. I had to get to the hospital and capture Belle’s curls.
Belle and her mom are some of the strongest girls I’ve ever met. Mom has been incomprehensibly positive and tenacious for her daughter. They amaze me and everyone else they meet. Belle had already fought through over two weeks of treatment and wasn’t feeling great the day I visited. We had endless fun, girly, dress-up toys to make her smile, but she mostly wanted her Elmo, her mommy, and her cozy blanket. You know what? That Elmo and blanket looked pretty perfect to me and there is nothing more beautiful than a mother’s love.
Plus, this isn’t the last photo shoot you’ll see with Belle here. We’ll be catching up again, when she’s feeling much better. She has plenty of tutu-twirling ahead of her! This summer, her hair will be growing back and I probably won’t be able to keep up with her as she runs around outside. For now, I’m happy to have captured those sweet curls before her next chapter begins. You can read more about Belle’s story in her mother’s words on the Kent Macaroni Kids Blog.
If you would like to help Belle and her family, please visit Belle’s Youcaring.com Page or check back in with us for the many opportunities to make a difference for Belle in the coming months.
Oh my gosh, is this not one of the cutest babies you have ever seen? I was totally in love with her from the first second she looked at me with those big brown eyes. Little Star sessions are some of my favorite and especially when babies are at this age. It feels like I’m just hanging out with mom and dad, playing dress up with their little one. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m working! M was so sweet. She indulged us in plenty of adorable outfits and sets. I’m wondering how I’ll ever choose favorites for this gallery! Enjoy your sneak peek!
Sweets + a sweet model = an epicly sweet shoot! Shoots like this remind me how much I love my job. Sweet Indulgence called us the day before this happened and asked if we wanted to pop over to their shop for a quick shoot, and I had no idea that THIS would happen! We started out shooting the table of cakes and candy, then added in our bridal model to create a ‘fashion’ shoot to show off the stunning wedding cakes that Sweet Indulgence now makes. The tiers of lace in the background, her dress, and then the ruffles on the cake all came together for a vintage-elegant look.
Wedding cakes and dessert table: Sweet Indulgence
Bouquet: Flowers By Semia
Dress and Accessories: Couture Bridal
Lashes: Ch’i Spa
Makeup and Hair: Dion at Magnolia Salon
December has come and gone, but we have one more deal to share with you for 2013! This deal is available for ONE WEEK ONLY. After one week, the deal, and the opportunity, expires! If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’re already in the know about the entire series. To hear about future promotions, sign up for our newsletter here.
This week’s deal (expires 5pm EST, January 15th, 2013): Book a Maternity session for January-March of 2013, and receive 20% off your session fee!
A maternity session is the perfect way to create stunning, heirloom portraits for your family to remember your pregnancy. We love to get older siblings involved in sessions, and husbands, too! To see more maternity photos (from almost a year ago, when Heidi was pregnant with Grace!) click here!
How do I take advantage of this deal??
Call the studio (401-864-1919) this week to schedule and submit your session fee for a maternity session. Please note we are here to answer your calls Monday through Friday 9-5pm. Calls during non business hours will be returned in the order received. Session fee must be submitted before 5pm EST, December 21st, 2012.
~ The Heidi Hope Team
I had so much fun planning this first birthday session with mom! Both baby A and her big brother B have December birthdays so she wanted to create something fun and Holiday inspired for our cakesmash that she could take out and display as part of her Christmas decorations each year. She also loves candids and natural smiles (me too!) so we filled our session with plenty of playing and laughs. Big brother B is at that age when kids see a camera and automatically make a “cheese face”. I know it all too well with my four year old, and just about every little one I photograph at this age. The trick is to make them forget they are having their picture taken! Usually I make a complete fool out of myself in the process. After taking lots of fun family portraits, we focused on the birthday girl, baby A. She was so full of personality and very quick crawling around the studio! I love all of the expressions we caught and all of the fun memories of our session. Enjoy your sneak peek!
It’s FREE! Book a full Heidi Hope Photography session for 2013 before January 11th and earn a FREE Valentine’s Day Mini Session at our studio!
Mini Sessions will be held on: January 17th, 2013
Deal Expires: 5pm EST, January 11th, 2013
Exclusively available to our 2013 clients, the Valentine’s Day Mini Session is a great way to get to know us at the studio and capture a few keepsake images for you or your child’s Valentine cards!
- A 15-minute shoot that captures up to three people in a custom Valentine’s Day set in the Heidi Hope Studio.
- Post-session custom image preparation with attention to each image by our team of editors.
- Approximately 5-8 images presented to you in an online ordering gallery available for 1 week.
- 24 free custom-designed wallets that you or your child can give out as Valentines!
- One custom Valentine’s Day-themed Facebook cover photo for showing off online.
- No minimum investment.
How do I take advantage of this deal??
Call the studio (401-864-1919) today to schedule and submit your session fee for your Full Session (must take place in 2013) and receive a complimentary Valentine’s Day Mini Session. Please note we are here to answer your calls Monday through Friday 9-5pm. Calls during non business hours will be returned in the order received. Session fee must be submitted before the deal expiration date above. If you already have a session booked for 2013 and would like to come in and visit us for a Valentine’s Day Mini, just give us a call and we’ll get you in the schedule. We can’t wait to see you!
The complimentary Valentine’s Day Mini Session includes photographer’s time and talent, custom image preparation, 25 free wallets, and 1 week online gallery hosting only. All prints and products from your Valentine session are available for purchase approximately 2 weeks after your session in your online ordering gallery and are not included. There is no minimum investment and no purchase necessary. Online ordering gallery will be available for 1 week and will not be eligible for reactivation. The Valentine session must be scheduled during our normal business hours after booking a full family shoot for 2013. Session Fee for full photography session must be submitted in full to schedule your free Valentine’s Day mini session. Full photography sessions include family, boudoir, newborn, maternity, senior, or modeling sessions. Full photography sessions do NOT include Little Star or other special Heidi Hope Photography sessions. During the winter months, all sessions must start by 1pm due to the availability of natural light in the studio. There are no rain checks and the session is non-transferable in the event of rescheduling. There is NO minimum investment after a Valentine’s Day Mini Session.
Hope to see you in the studio!
~ The Heidi Hope Team
Seriously, how handsome is this little guy? Those big brown eyes and sweet curls just kill me. He was such a little flirt with the camera too. O was a fast little guy, but I somehow managed to keep up as he explored the studio. We had a fun session celebrating his first birthday last week. Mom and dad wanted a sports theme for his cake smash so we made a sporty bunting to hang over our soft blue background. Turns out that warm up suits are perfect for cake smashes because O’s kept him totally clean underneath! Maybe our next outfit should be a poncho Enjoy your sneak peek!
I had so much fun with this sweet newborn boy last week. He slept like a champ on the bean bag and loved hanging out for our branch shot. After that though, he was ready to wake up and party! He would sleep just long enough to pull off a shot and then seem to say, “get me outta here!” We took some adorable shots with props that mom and dad brought along from home and then some sweet family portraits to wrap up our session. Can’t you tell that this little guy is very loved?! Enjoy your sneak peek!