This is the number one thing I hear from people when I show up to their session. And let me tell you I’m right there with you! I always say I belong on the back of a camera not in front of it but let me tell you something else. Everyone is photogenic, yes that’s right that means YOU are photogenic.
I despise getting in front of the camera but I do it anyway, I know that it is important and one day all my child and future grandchildren will have are the photos that we take today. Do you want to know how I got over the fear and stress that came with thinking I was not photogenic? No? To bad Im gonna tell you anyway 😉
Find a photographer that you really click with someone who makes you forget that there is a camera in their hand. Once I found that it was much easier to get in front of the camera once a year. My photographer makes the whole process fun and we have even become friends outside of our Photographer, Client relationship. This is by far the most important item on this list.
Next is don’t wear brand new clothing as you will not be completely comfortable in it during your session. If you do want new outfits for your portraits purchase them at least a month before the session and wear them. Wear them and wash them that way they loosen up a bit and drape a bit better and you will feel better in them.
Look at yourself in the mirror. Find your relaxed smile and practice it. Also while looking in the mirror practice poses. You can actually find quite a few posing guides on pinterest that will help you learn some of the basic poses that work with your body type. This step even though your photographer will know how to pose you to flatter your body will help you become more comfortable in these poses. Comfort equals relaxed posing and relaxed photos. Relaxed photos always look better than stiff ones.
The last tip is love yourself. I know I know its soooo cliche! But its true!! If you are anything like me and don’t want photos of yourself its because you see all your imperfections. You say things like maybe next year after Ive lost weight, Or please don’t photograph my right side its not my good side . Next time you look in the mirror tell yourself out loud one thing you like about yourself. then repeat every time you look in the mirror. It doesn’t always have to be something physical but should be often as you are trying to train yourself to see the beauty in your physical form.
Simple right? Well maybe not but it does work! Im proof Below are photos of my own un-photogenic self.
Its that time of year again, time for spring mini sessions. I love doing sessions at Woodenshoe Tulip festival while the flowers are in full bloom they provide so many gorgeous colors to use as backgrounds. The grounds are usually … Continue reading →
Baby Miss A really gave me a run for my money while shooting her Newborn Portraits. She wanted nothing to do with the camera and was REALLY not a hat girl. Her mama was so patient though and we prevailed. Eventually she did sleep and we pushed through as many poses as we could. In the end this has become one of my favorite sessions because while it didn’t go exactly as planned it still came out great and showed me that sometimes all it takes is patience.
If you have any questions or would like to book a newborn session please contact me on Facebook or my Website.
A few months ago I put out a model call for a little Boy newborn for a “nautical” styled newborn portrait session. I carefully prepared all my props the night before and headed over to meet this cute little guy after a long day at the office. When I got there I realized I had left my basket with wraps at home. His mama and I had a good laugh about it and then got on with the session. Baby K just never ceased to amaze me, he was less than a week old and knew his name. Every time I said it he would look right at me, then when he got tired he just went to sleep, as if to say no big deal ill just sleep you do your thing. I hope you enjoy the below images as much as I enjoyed taking them.
If you have any questions about Newborn Portraits please do not hesitate to contact me on my Facebook or website.
Who wouldnt love to have a Portrait that will forever capture the love between a mother and her child or children. With that in mind and with mothers day coming soon it is time to get pictures with your Favorite Mother, Or if you are the mother your favorite muchkins. From now until March 31st send a picture of you with your mama or you with your munchkins to firstname.lastname@example.org at Midnight the morning of the 1st I will post the pictures to this album. Then you will be able to have your friends and family like my page and then like your picture to vote for you (only votes who have liked my page will count). The person picture with the most votes as of 11:59 on the 7th will win a 30-45 min session with their mama or munchkins (Mom and up to 4 kiddos) and your choice of 10 edited photos on a cd with Full reprint rights. You can find samples of my work on my Facebook . also if you would like to enter this contest please like the page as the winner will be announced there and I would not want you to miss out if you won.
Because this is a free portrait session you must live in or be willing to travel to the greater Portland metro area to claim your prize and pick up your CD. You can only win contests with Dellamort Photography once every three months. Also keep in mind that If you miss the deadline for this contest you can always contact me at the email above or on my Facebook for pricing and specials that may be going on.
Please dont hesitate to contact me about current portrait pricing or upcoming photography specials.
I relish every opportunity to take Portraits, So when My cousin told me that she needed some pictures of her daughter done for a modeling portfolio I jumped at the opportunity. This meant that I had to Photograph and edit the pictures all in one day because she needed the pictures by next weekend and I Leave to go to my sisters wedding In two days meaning the two days this week are going to be filled with packing and getting ready. We met up at a small park here in Canby and got the shots. 103 to be exact in less than an hour. Then It was time to bring them home pick the good ones get them edited burned and handed to her. I have never had the opportunity to edit with the client sitting right behind me and I must say it was nerve racking. All in all it was a great day and I am happy to present Miss M and just a few of her modeling Portraits.