Williams Photography Portrait Guide

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Session and Style Guide

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    COMES TO STYLINGYOUR SESSION?WE CAN HELP!

    THEWHAT TO

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    Hi! Im LeAnne.

    I received my first camera at the age of

    14. It wasn't a particularly expensive

    camera, but it was mine and I rarely

    parted with it. I took pictures of

    everything. Nothing was off limits;

    Lightning from my backyard, water

    flowing down a river, my beloved cat. But

    mostlymostly people! My friends rarely saw me

    without it and that was before everyone

    had cell phones with a camera!

    By the time I was15 years old I was an apprentice with an established studio in my

    hometown of Stillwater, OK. Before starting my own studio I worked with top rated

    studios in Oklahoma and Missouri . I attended OSU for a degree in Fine Arts and

    OSU-Tech for Photography Technology. I officially opened my studio 4 years ago but

    have been employed in the field or otherwise available to friends and family for

    informal photoshoots for over 3 decades.

    AtAt my studio, each session is created individually and rendered to a specific character

    and style of every unique family. Sessions are planned with attention to details and

    most importantly emotions between our clients. Combining my photography skills

    with my formal training in art and design allows me to bring a unique style to your

    finished prints. They often will have a painterly quality to them.

    Each experience is created to allow kids to express themselves, to celebrate the

    miracle of new life and for beautiful memories to be captured.

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    Planning your childs session can seem stressful; but it doesnt have to be! When selecting outfits and props for the day whether it be for your toddler, elementary age child or guiding your pre-teen and teen; all have same rules of thumb.

    ComfortThis is the most important aspect when it comes to choosing the outfits (both physically and emotionally). If they are wearing a starchy shirt, an itchy sweater, or a dress that constricts; chances are they are going to be pulling, tugging, and adjusting themselves constricts; chances are they are going to be pulling, tugging, and adjusting themselves the entire session. Not only that, but their faces will show the story of the garments gone wrong if they are anything but completely comfortable in their clothes.

    Also, no matter how comfortable the clothing physically; if they do not like the outfit the expressions will, in the end, be strained and forced. If there is one outfit that you really want but they are rebelling against it; allow your child to pick an outfit all by themselves and wear that to the studio. When kids first start expressing independence in clothing selection often they end up looking a bit like a little hobo but those pics are priceless! I will selection often they end up looking a bit like a little hobo but those pics are priceless! I will also in these circumstances take several tightly cropped images and the clothes end up being unnoticable . Your perferred outfit will be used as well but generally it is easier to acheive an outfit change with gentle persuasion after they become more comfortable with the whole process.

    PersonalityThis is the area where your kids Shine and the possibilities are endless when it comes to styling childrens sessions. Your childs personality will guide me to appropriate backdrops in styling childrens sessions. Your childs personality will guide me to appropriate backdrops in studio and on locations. During your pre-session consultation this is the area I will research the most. As your child gets older they will be involved in this phase more and more. Here are some things to think about. Are they the type to analyze new situations then relax? Or are do they dive in head first and let the chips fall where they may? Would they be comfortable in an urban environment where strangers could see the shoot or would a private location be more suitable? What are their hobbies and interests? Are they involved in sports or the arts? What genre of music do they listen to? All this and more is essential in in sports or the arts? What genre of music do they listen to? All this and more is essential in personalizing the shoot.

    Accessories and PropsIve done adorable portraits of children wearing hats, tiaras, scarves, and even fairy wings. If your child wears his Superman cape every day; bring it along! Any prop that highlights your childs interests are fantastic. Musical instruments, sports equipment, collections, artwork, a favorite lovey or blanket, and books are a few items to consider.

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    the style guide inspiration

  • Tips for Kids

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    Tips For Teens& Pre-teens

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  • ALL FASHIONS FROM GAP, OLD NAVY & PIPERLIME

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  • WHAT TO KNOW

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    01- Cover - 1stE02 - PG1 Welcome - 1stE03 - PG2 Contents - 1stE004 - PG3 children session guide005 - PG4 children outfits006 - PG5 tips for kids007- PG6 Tips for Teens08 - PG7 WHAT TO WEAR - 1stE09 - PG8 WHAT TO WEAR - 1stE copy010 - PG9 WHAT TO KNOW - 1stE011 - PG10 FAQ - 1stE012 Cover5