Summer is just about here… and if you are getting married this year, now is the ideal time to start thinking about having your engagement photos taken. This is especially true if you are planning on incorporating photos into your wedding invitations, wedding website or even your wedding decor. Having photos taken by a professional photographer can help you add a polished look to your event.
Kayla and Casey are one of my couples from the 2016 wedding season who made sure to schedule an engagement session. These two were getting ready to tie the knot on New Years Eve and knew they wanted to take advantage of the warm summer months to have their engagement photos taken. Not only would this give them a much different look than their wedding photos, which would be taken in the cold and snow….but it allowed them the opportunity to use the images in a variety of ways leading up to the wedding. They used their favorite photos in their Save the Dates, on their wedding website and throughout the reception as decor.
To make this session go as smoothly as possible, Kayla and I met in advance to brain storm about potential ideas on themes and locations for their engagement session. We talked about the things such as what they typically do on the weekend, the types of vacations they go on, how they met….etc. With all this information out on the table we came up with two places which we thought best aligned with their interests We settled on a used bookstore in Nampa, Idaho and the grounds around the Bishop’s House in Boise. Both locations were very different from each other but suited the couples personality and interests well.
In the end the couple ended up with a number of images to choose from. What you see below are just a few of their favorites.
If you are getting married and are interested in having engagement photos taken, don’t hesitate to give me, a call! ~ Brenda
The Miller family and I met last fall… right before Thanksgiving. Everyone was in town at the same time…and Nora (grandma) thought it would be the perfect time to update their family portraits. So, the whole crew and I met in a local park and I proceeded to take a number of images. The goal was to help them update the family photo wall. Here are just a few of their favorites.
If your family is in need of an updated portrait and you’re in the market for a new family photographer… give Leap Photography a call. I’d love to help you create memories to last a lifetime.
In today’s business market anyone who has a job or is even looking for a job… really needs to have a headshot. Preferably one taken by a professional portrait photographer. Potential clients and employers are going online and finding out everything they can about you and your business before they even give you a call. Using an undesirable portrait of yourself on your website…or even your LinkedIN profile can be the difference between that potential client calling you…or your competition down the street.
With this in mind, you have to ask yourself, do you want that old photo from college; the one where you are holding a beer and wearing your college sweatshirt, to be the photo you use on your LinkedIn page? NO! You want to put your best foot forward and sell yourself before the client even meets you in person. Using a professional headshot helps you do just that.
The photo below is a perfect example of the type of headshot you should be using. Use a photo that has a simple background and one which is clear/sharp. Do not use a fuzzy photo or one in which you’ve cropped other people out. It’s not necessary to have your photos taken in a photo studio. If you use a portrait which was taken outdoors… just make sure you have a simple background behind you.
Darren, the gentlemen in the photo below… made the right call by contacting me and setting up his studio portrait late last fall. He had just recently began work at a new job here in Boise…and needed to update his corporate headshot for the company literature. The use of a plain gray studio backdrop in combination with professional lighting makes his personality shine through in the portrait and he now has a portrait which he can use on a variety of online platforms including social media and his companies website.