SMB Photography: Blog en-us (C) SMB Photography [email protected] (SMB Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:32:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:32:00 GMT SMB Photography: Blog 120 120 What to Wear? I have never seen this said better, so I am copying this word for word from Jen Hebert's photo site:

"I always say COORDINATE do not match, meaning pick 3 or 4 colors and everyone wear a variation of them . I love COLORS patterns and layers and accesories.

Here are some of my Do's and Dont's=

DONT wear all WHITE shirts (or black or red or ANYTHING where everyone is in the same color. This is a very dated look (90's:)) Also everyone blends together and makes the image less interesting.

DO wear patterns! I love little boys and men in a colorful plaid shirt. I then would have others bring out one of the colors of the plaid shirt and wear a plain colored shirt and pair it with a cute scarf, boots or heels.

DONT wear LOGOS!!!!!! No NIKE, PATAGONIA, GAP or other labels. This is VERY distracting in an image. There is a slight exception to this... if you prefer a more urban style sometimes graphic tees work:) For example a "Rockstar" shirt, make sense?

DO layers! Put a polo shirt under the little guys plaid shirt. Bring a denim Jacket to wear over the dress. A cute Pea Coat with matching heels is just darling! Switching out layers changes up the look and feel of the photos.

DONT wear something unflattering. This seems like a given right? BUT Im constantly surprised when women complain that they hate their arms yet they choose a short sleeve shirt. To this I say 3/4 length sleeves:)

DO go shopping and purchase new clothes (or at least some new items). I figure, if you are investing in a photo session than you would like the images as awesome as possible right? Put some thought into the outfits:)"

Here is a link to her awesome work/examples:
[email protected] (SMB Photography) Sat, 19 Jan 2013 20:51:51 GMT
$25 for a "4x6!"

I recently found this thread and don't find it coincidental that the person who started it is no longer allowed on the forum.  This is not a "professional" question nor does this person have an understanding of what professional photography is.  Let me give you an idea of what I just did recently for a client that I adore:

-Many back and forth emails about what they were looking for and rescheduling due to availability and weather

-Test shoot to ensure I was understanding what they were looking and was ready to ensure I could deliver

-A quick editing round to post online proofs

-An in home proofing session to make sure I understood what she wished to order

-A few back and forths to finalize pricing/desired order

-Back and forths with printers to research an exact treatment they wished for

-Another editing round to go to order


Now, do you see why we would charge a minimum of $25 per image that we capture?  It is not about the cost of the paper/print.  It is about ensuring you take the time to capture images that the client loves and therefore values and ensures you an income.  My thought is if I haven't captured an image that you love, then I do not deserve $30 for it/I have not done my job. 


It was not until I ran my own business that I understood the cost of running a business and could therefore try to help clients understand this.  One friend told me she thought her wedding photographer was "too expensive."  I asked her what she thought the photographer needed per wedding to ensure she could make a living?  What do you think a photogrpaher needs to spend just to keep their equipment up?  I know even the smallest repair or piece of equipment costs me a minimum of $50.


[email protected] (SMB Photography) Sat, 13 Oct 2012 17:02:00 GMT
Then Comes Baby in a Baby Carriage... Here is my beautiful pregnant bride, gone wife then mama! Congratulations.

First comes maternity, then comes newborn. I’m great with the newbies. I especially have noticed over my years of capturing them, that they all do something different with their hands and toes. I tried to combine some of my favorite baby parts images into one composite. I used to love the intimacy of nursing and how they clutched on to their blankets.

Here is the link to all of my favorite maternity and newborn work:


[email protected] (SMB Photography) Austin Maternity Newborn Photographer Rock Round Sun, 13 May 2012 14:01:01 GMT
First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage... I assisted many other wedding photographers before I started capturing my own weddings.  My galleries only allow for 50 images, so I am posting my favorites as  I am including a bride which is now pregnant so that I can transition into my maternity and newborn galleries.  I will select this now pregnant bride as the main image.  Congratulations to her!

[email protected] (SMB Photography) austin maternity newborn photographer rock round Sun, 13 May 2012 13:42:58 GMT
Senior Photography I just photographed the last baby of my favorite client.  Here is her session, along with some favorites from other senior sessions:

I love capturing the beauty of senior year. Oh, to look young and have a young body again. I will not tell them how much their body changes as they veer closer to 40 then 30. You cannot take a bad picture of these beauties! I take my seniors on a “road trip” so we can find the perfect scenes. Clients have said themselves that “I don’t just take pictures, I create art.” I love to stylize their portraits, as well. I make blue eyes bluer and pick just the right edit to accentuate them in their scene.


[email protected] (SMB Photography) Austin Maternity Newborn Photographer Rock Round Sun, 13 May 2012 13:12:52 GMT