Creative Portraits - From Boring to Awesome in 4 easy steps!

As a portrait photographer, I do tend to get a little bored about photographing people in a traditional way. I love my clients, I want to give them portraits that capture them and reflect my style, but my work tends to get a little repetitive sometimes. So, there are a couple of things I do to keep things interesting… but mostly to keep me sane and to stop my creative side from starvation!

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Maria Bay
WHY I TAKE PHOTOS & WHY YOU SHOULD TOO!

We all take pictures of our own loved ones, but some of us, are lucky enough to be invited to be a part of other people's extraordinary moments, and that is what makes my job so special. Every photo I take is a story, it may be a routine pregnancy photo session for me, but for the person in front of my camera it is a monumental reminder of a miracle that is happening to her, something unique, beautiful, and life changing. 

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How to have a relaxed family photo session

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.

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Surreal photography anywhere!

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.

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