Independent Expressions Photography Blog
Business Portraits are a Necessity for Business
Monday, April 22, 2013
Compositing Business Group Images

You know you have seen them, and thought, "Oh my, what were they thinking?" Yes, first impressions matter.When it comes to business, you should have an appropriate business portrait. It doesn't matter if you are fresh out of college and new to the business world, an entrepreneur running your own business or a corporate executive, your image (portrait) matters.I took this young man's high school senior portraits, and now that he has graduated from college and is out in the working world, he knew the importance of a professional business portrait. Seeing that he works with a variety of clients, we used various backgrounds, shirts and ties to change up "the look." Just as one tweeks their ...

Tips for Child Portrait Session
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Compositing Business Group Images

 Children grow and change so quickly when they are young. A professional portrait is a wonderful way of capturing their looks and mannerisms at the moment. As a mother with two grown sons, it seems the early year images become more precious over time.  There are a number of tips to keep in mind when preparing for a photo session so it will be a great experience for both the child and parent, and of course produce great results.1.    Making the AppointmentWhen calling to make an appointment, think about your child’s schedule. When are they the most alert and fun? Schedule when they are well fed and rested for best results.Next, ask how long you will have with ...

Welcome and Picture Taking Tips
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Compositing Business Group Images

Welcome to the new Blog at Independent Expressions. I look forward to sharing interesting photography ideas and tips including how to improve upon your own picture taking opportunities, how to prepare for a professional photo session and great design ideas for displaying all those fabulous images.As I look outside my window here at the studio, I see lots of white flurries dancing about. Yes, it is mid-March and at this point I think we are all looking forward to blue skies and warmer weather. In the meantime, many of you may be heading out on vacation to take in some of that summertime bliss sooner rather than later.It is always fun to take pictures to share with friends and save for ...