Whether you are looking for a way to coordinate with your kids for family photos or just generally a lover of mama + baby style, I have a few recommendations to keep it fun, stylish, and never “matchy matchy”.
2. Select a color palette and make sure everyone is wearing something from it. Pinks/blues/white is my favorite combination.
You’re on vacation, you need the picture perfect location and hand the phone over to your partner to grab a photo of you and the kids, or your well thought out outfit. You’re swept away in the moment. You take your phone back and…what the? Seriously? “Thanks hun, thats great” *delete*.
Whether you are handing your phone off to someone else, or taking photos of products or your family, here are some quick pointers to help you improve your iPhone photography, leaving you with images that you can actually use.
If I had a dollar for every time that someone suggested a “perfect location” with horrific lighting as a professional photographer, I honestly would not be writing this post (love you, but…I would be very wealthy). The reality is that sometimes that beautiful flower garden or cool mural is being pounded with uneven, harsh lighting.
Practice shooting photos in areas with soft, even lighting. This typically means NOT at noon with the sun blinding you. It often means finding a way to put the sun behind your head.
If you are indoors, it means facing a window and turning off yellow overhead lighting.
Practice. Practice. Practice.
The bottom line is that you need to practice when you aren’t in the moment. Try different lighting scenarios, locations, angles, and edits until it clicks for you. As a self taught photographer of 14 years, I can promise you that practice is how you learn.
In 2020 I started working as the photographer for my favorite local boutique, No.14 here in Pittsburgh. It was honestly a dream come true when Bri contacted me and asked if I would be interested.
Ever since I have spent nearly every single Monday photographing their new arrivals. We have built such a fun workflow and we are constantly evolving our style and process.
Here are a few of my favorite recent shots. Go shop new arrivals at No.14, released every Tuesday at 9am!