How to have a relaxed family photo session
Surreal photography anywhere!
Having your photo taken can be stressful. Trust me, I know. I have been a portrait photographer for long enough to know that my camera is a pretty terrifying thing to many people, including myself. I don’t enjoy having my photo taken so I completely understand when a client feels the same way.
Since August 15th is National Relaxation Day, I figured it would be great to put together a couple of tips and tricks I have learnt throughout my years as a family photographer that will help you relax before and during your family session.
Ukrainian Inspired Fine Art Shoot in Bend, OR
When people see my Fine Art Photography, sometimes they tend to think that to do crazy surreal/levitation photography one needs a great studio and expensive equipment ... lots of it. While equipment is nice, and having a studio sometimes can be convenient, I have discovered that my best images are created with very little gear. All you really need is a cool location, a tripod (optional, but it makes editing so much easier), and of course, a camera.
Engagement Session - Smith Rock - Bend ORegon wedding photographer
In 2013 I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity of moving to Ukraine. While I only lived there for one year, I have to admit that I dream of going back.
Doing this fine art project with Cari Brown brought back so many memories.
Ballet Fine Art Photography in Shevlin Park. Bend, Oregon
Smith Rock State Park is a beautiful place. One can find all the best things Central Oregon has to offer in one place, the breathtaking cliffs, beautiful river views, and a picture perfect sunset. When Courtney and Ryan they told me about their ideal engagement session : Sunset on top of Smith Rock... It was too good to be true.
The Wilds Fine Art Photography
I have been a part of so many fun photo projects this last year, and I have met so many wonderful people here in Bend. 2017 however, is shaping up to be amazing! This was a wonderful day for a photoshoot and I got to spend it with an amazing group of ladies. They are not only super talented dancers, but their positive attitude and unique personalities made me love every minute of this super cold fine art photo session.
Fine Art Project with The Wilds