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Instructional

The Best Ways to Show Off Artwork

Now that your session is over, it’s time to decide where you should put your photos. How do you know what will look best in your home? Here are a few of the best ways to show off your artwork.

  • Canvas – We offer beautiful canvases stretched over varying thicknesses of wood to make it stand out more or less depending on your preference. These photos free-float and do not require a frame.
  • Framed on Wall – Dress your photos up with stylish frames toWall Art Gallery match your home décor. We offer a variety of print sizes for you to choose from. Contact us for more details.

*When hanging photos on your wall you can choose to hang a single photo or a group in a collage. 

  • Framed on Shelves, Desks, Tables – If you rent your home or don’t want to put holes in your walls from prints or canvases, you can also frame your prints and place them on shelves, desks, or tables around your home. You can also do this in addition to the wall hangings if you’d like.
  • Photo Boxes – Customized photo boxes are popular. They are a great way to display your photos. As a bonus, you can keep more prints inside. Also, you can use them as a keepsake box to house your precious memories.
  • Albums/Coffee Table Books – If you just can’t pick out a few photos to display in your home and you need more space, you can always get an album printed up and place it on your coffee table or bookshelf. Albums are great ways of telling the story of your love. These are the most popular (and efficient) products I offer, making it the best way for showing off your artwork.
  • Computer Screensaver – We also create slideshows to use as screensavers so you can enjoy your photos while your computer gets some rest.Ready to book your session? Contact me today and we will fill those walls!
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Informational Instructional

5 tips on how to relax in front of the camera

Relaxed HeadshotAre you nervous about your photography? Here are some of my favorite tips to help you relax in front of the camera:

  1. Play Music – Bring your favorite music to play during your session. Jamming to a sick beat will help you to calm down and feel comfortable.
  2. Deep Breathing – Practice deep breathing, which is a proven relaxation method. Breathe in deeply through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Then repeat until you feel better.
  3. Take a Break – If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can always take a break from photography and talk to relax before resuming the session. Often it is more efficient to work in bits rather than push through.
  4. Drink – Not enough to get drunk, but just enough to help you cut loose. If you feel slightly buzzed, it may help tremendously. 
  5. Laugh It Off – If you’re feeling silly in front of the camera, laugh at yourself. Laughter is a great relaxation technique. Even if it starts faked, it will help you loosen up.

BONUS TIP – Work with a talented photographer! A good photographer will be able to quickly build a rapport with you and help you relax in front of the camera. They will have the experience to make their adjustments efficiently and not have to trouble you with technical glitches.

Are you ready for your photo session? Contact one of St. Louis’ best photographers today and make it happen.

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Instructional Portrait Photography

Dressing for a St. Louis Fall Family Portraits

Fall in St. Louis is the perfect time for Family Portraits. The colors are vibrant and the temperatures are mild. All that’s missing is your family.

Fall is all about bundling up in lots of layers, enjoying the shift from hot to cool, and soaking up the sun and autumn foliage. With this in mind, here are a few tips for choosing outfits for your St. Louis fall family portraits: St Louis Family Fall Portrait

  • Choose colors that won’t clash too much with the fall leaves. Instead, stick with a neutral palette with colors that blend seamlessly into autumn’s spectrum. For example, wear earthy reds, burnt oranges, creamy nude, etc. 
  • Layer up! Don’t hesitate to throw on those scarves, cardigans, blazers or hats lest a falling temp catch you unprepared.
  • Wear shoes that fit the season. Think not only about riding boots or comfy, fur-lined boots but also loafers and flats. 

    Want a few more ideas? Here‘s what I’ve put together from my years of experience.When you’re ready for more information. Here is everything you need to know about booking family portraits.