Spring Break


What will you do on spring break? It’s a great time to take your [graduating] high school senior photographs. Please contact me lisadphoto@comast.net. I’m located in metro Atlanta! Have a great break!

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Spring Break

I Love My Family


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What a frustrating photo shoot! I usually do not use the self timer on my camera, so I always forget how to use it. On my Nikon 5100 it’s a lot more confusing to set it than my older Nikon, the D80. I don’t know why they made it with so many steps. The manual doesn’t have any directions and neither does the Nikon for Dummies book. Let the truth be known, that some of the directions are there, but it could have been written so much better. But I did finally get it to work so all was well.

It’s been years since I sent out cards. Last year I sent out some, but no photo. I usually just take a picture of my son for my Christmas card, but this is the first year I did the whole family. ❤

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I Love My Family

Fall Fun


Dear Parents

Do you ever wonder what happens to your child when you drop them off at Grandma and Grandpa’s house? This is my first try at documentary family portraits. This is only one segment of the day.

This session shows your family’s unique personalities while living in the moment. This is not a perfectly posed session with props; I am documenting your life as it is; who you are at this moment in time.This is a chance to document all of the things that are going on in your house on a regular day. This session is recommended for parents that are willing to show their relationship with their children. This is also great for: young children who often have ‘fake smiles’ in a posed family photo; and an unscripted session day of  fun. It’s also a relaxed alternative for the traditional park session.  In this case, it was a good choice because the boy is very active and never stays still. If you want to go make a short trip to the park, then let’s go! I will show you more places that we went to.

Grandparents would appreciate a session like this because they’re enjoying a day with their grandchild.

 

Fall Fun

High School Senior Photography


These girls were lovely and I had a lot of fun photographing them.

Having your own business is not as glamorous as people may think. The best thing about it is that you can choose when you work. Working at home is not easy. I finally got my own laptop, so I’ve been busy putting my programs on there. I thought I was almost finished with my high school senior portrait package, but I need to make some changes to the packages being offered. You discover a lot of things that you don’t otherwise think of doing.

Contracts – check. Prices – almost check. Equipment – getting there, but I do have enough to get me going as you can see by the pictures below. Samples – almost check. My samples are giving me a headache, but at the same time, if I had not printed out samples, then I would not have realized what is working and what is not working for me and my packages. So now I’m revisiting my packages to get them straight. I spent many nights going back and forth with the printing company to make sure I understood their prices. That was the worst. Unfortunately they only correspond through e-mail. Since my e-mails were being bounced around from one person to another, it took my longer to get my questions answered cause I had to keep to repeating myself in the e-mails. Not fun.

I realized today that canvas gallery images crop a lot of my photograph. In most cases, I didn’t like how much of the photo was being cropped. This is why I need to revisit my packages. Sometimes the canvas crop was ok and sometimes heads and other body parts were being cut off. This is why I will no longer have the canvas gallery as part of my package. It’s been hard to work at home now that my son is off for the summer. I was hoping to get the HSS (high school senior) packet finished by the beginning of school. School begins next week. Ugh. Que sera sera.

High School Senior Photography