Professional family photos capture much of what can’t be captured with amateur eyes. They help create cozy feelings in our homes. They remind us of how far we’ve come. Family photos also leave a lasting record for future generations. Here are 5 reasons you won’t want to miss out on the time-tested tradition of booking professional family photoshoots.
Professional Photos Capture Moments in Time
None of us will ever be as young as we are today. As time marches on, we change, our children change, our pets change. Sometimes, it feels like if you even blink, you’ll miss so much. Fortunately, family pictures ensure that important stages in our lives are preserved so we can cherish them down the road. Whether it’s a family gathering, a holiday celebration, or the birth of a grandchild, professional photography can help capture what makes these moments so special.
Family Pictures Immortalize Loved Ones
Family pictures help us remember our loved ones so even after they are gone, they are never forgotten. That’s why it is so fun to include grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and pets in family photo sessions. No matter what the future holds for your loved ones, by including them in your family pictures, you keep them close for years to come.
Professional Family Photos Mark Change and Growth
Regular family photo sessions allow you to see your family grow and change over time. If opting to have your photos in your home, you’ll look back at the various places you have called home. If taken outside, you’ll see changing seasons, changing heights, and children turning into adults. Indeed, family photos will create a lovely walk down memory lane that you can take any time you’d like.
Creative Family Photos Are One-of-a-Kind Art
Family photography has come a long way from a Sears portrait studio. Today, photos can be customized to create wholly unique pieces of art that you can pass down through generations. You can choose serene or alternately wild locations. You can opt for black-and-white photos, or add special effects to them. When you choose family pictures for art, you can be certain you’ll never walk into someone else’s home and see the same print hanging on their wall.
Your Family Pictures Won’t Just Live on Your Phone
Family pictures that are never printed and live only on your phone are difficult to pass down to younger generations. But when you book professional family photos, you’ll receive printed copies with every photo session. You can customize your session to include additional prints for friends and loved ones, giving them something they can enjoy in their own homes.
Creative, Affordable Family Photo Shoots from LifeSlice Photography
LifeSlice Photography is Lane County’s top professional photography studio. Whether you need photos to commemorate a special event like a wedding or engagement, or you’re dreaming of a unique locale for your family pictures, LifeSlice can do it all. As a certified professional photographer, we’ve won numerous awards for our work and would love to photograph your family. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a session.
Dog lovers are easy to identify. A quick swipe through the photos on their phone, and you’re bound to find countless photos of their canine companion. Whether the shots are selfies that have been photobombed by a wily pup, or snaps of their pup looking flat-out adorable while sleeping, even amateur dog photography is wildly popular. But, if you want to take your love for your dog to the next level, it’s time to schedule a professional photo shoot. Here are 5 reasons to book your best friend a photo shoot ASAP.
They Won’t Be Young (or Old) Forever
It’s an unfortunate reality that dogs age a whole lot faster than humans. So, if you’ve recently added a puppy to your home, scheduling a photo shoot early on is important. They will be out of that puppy phase before you know it. Likewise, if your dog has been with you for some time, you may want to capture your senior dog’s sweet, frosted face, by scheduling a photo shoot with a professional who specializes in dog photography.
Dog Photography Makes Awesome Wall Art
Rather than purchasing stock photos or mass-produced prints for your home, artistically shot pet photos can make for beautiful, wholly unique artwork. Action shots of your dog, close-ups of faces, or a perfectly captured curious expression can turn into frame-worthy, eye-catching art. Just like with family photos, or business photos, you can select whether you want your pet shot in black-and-white, color, or a combination.
Dog Photography Means a Fun Shoot for the Whole Family
When it comes to getting professional photos taken of your dog(s), prepare to have fun. The photo shoot itself is likely to lead to lasting memories, as you try (perhaps in vain) to get your rambunctious puppy to sit still long enough for a photo. You may wind up with great shots of your entire family, attempting to smile nicely while your dog is more interested in licking your face mid-shoot.
Professional photo shoots with your dog can be done in virtually all the same locations you would choose for your engagement photos or professional family photos. Photos of, or with, your dog can be taken in your home, in a park, on the coast, or in a studio.
You’ll Have Photos of You and Your Dog (That Aren’t Selfies!)
For all the photos on your phone of your dog, or your dog and your children playing, there is likely a distinct lack of photos of you and your dog that aren’t selfies. Scheduling a professional pet photo shoot ensures that you are finally in some of the photos with your beloved pup.
Professional Photos Help You Keep Your Dog in Your Heart Forever
We know that dogs don’t live as long as we wish they would. Professional dog photography helps ensure that even when our pets pass on, they remain forever in our hearts and our memories, through photos.
Dog Photography Sessions Available from LifeSlice Photography
Serving all of Lane County, LifeSlice Photography is the area’s premier full-service professional photography studio. Our photographers love animals and welcome the opportunity to immortalize your dog, cat, horse, or any other pet, with professional pet photography. Contact us today to schedule a photo shoot for your pet.
Whether you provide products or services, putting a face to your business is paramount in today’s digital world. Here’s a look at how a professional headshot for you and your employees will help your business stand out.
A Professional Headshot Humanizes Your Business
More than anything, a professional headshot helps to humanize your business. Company photos help consumers looking for goods or services put a face to the name of your business. To put it another way, photos of executives and team members enable potential clients and customers to see who is behind the proverbial curtain.
Professional Headshots Show You Value Your Team
Businesses that include photos of staff members publicly demonstrate how proud they are of the team they’ve built. By including professional headshots of your employees, you convey that your company is more than just its top executive. Professional company photos indicate to clients and customers that you are proud to have certain people working with you. Staff photos also show your team that you value them.
If you don’t have a team working with you, don’t stress. You can include photos of contractors or a family member who helps you book appointments or handles your bookkeeping. If you’re a solo practitioner, but your dog joins you in your office, consider adding a photo of your pet to your website.
Photos Help Forge Connections with Clients/Customers
In the same way that a professional headshot may humanize a business, professional photos can build connections with potential customers before you even meet them. For example, consider those who are hiring a new attorney. By looking at the law firm website, and professional photos online, they are likely to feel like they already know their advocate at least a little bit before meeting in person.
Company Photos Help Showcase Your Company Culture
Professional company photos provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the culture of your company. If your team participates in community service work, professional photos showing you and your staff working to better the world can help build your brand as a company that believes in giving back.
If your company is known for team building, including professional photos of your team on a retreat or enjoying Food Truck Friday, for example, can showcase the culture within your organization.
Even the style of the professional headshot you choose can say a lot about your culture. Do you want your team in casual attire? Do you want black and white photos? Do you want your photos to be indoors or outside? Do you want poses or candid shots? Headshots of your team can be as playful or as traditional as you’d like.
Team Photos Can Help to Recruit Top Talent
Professional corporate photos may even help with your recruiting efforts. Through sharing who and what your company stands for, talented individuals may find the culture of your organization a reason to apply.
Schedule A Professional Headshot Session
LifeSlice Photography is a Lane County-based team of full-service professional photographers. From wedding photos to company photos to family photos (including pets!), we do it all. Contact us today for a custom photography package designed to capture your company’s strengths, leadership, and humanity.
Getting engaged is a really big deal. It’s exciting, affirming, and often one of the most joyful occasions of your life. It’s no wonder that capturing this incredible occasion with professional engagement photos is so important. Use our engagement photo ideas to plan an unforgettable photoshoot.
Decide How You’ll Use Your Engagement Photos
Before booking your photoshoot, think about how you’ll want to use your engagement photos. Will you be sending out formal engagement announcements? Will you use your photos for Save the Date cards? Or are you planning to use them for your wedding website?
By thinking about how you want to use your photos, you may land on a theme to use throughout your engagement and wedding. Likewise, deciding how you’ll use your engagement photos can also help you to begin planning outfits, location, and more.
Engagement Photo Ideas: Use Props
Props can make your engagement photos pop. You can showcase your ring or spell out your news with signs (or scrabble pieces!). Consider including your pet in the announcement or opt for a dark shot with sparklers and candles. Whatever props you bring, have fun with them!
Consider Taking Color and Black and White Photos
There’s no reason that you can’t use black and white and full-color engagement photos. You can also add special effects to your engagement photos for a wholly unique look.
Announce Your Engagement with Unique Angles
To create memorable engagement photos, ask your photographer about creative angles. You may like shots pointing towards the sky with you and your partner holding hands. Or you may find that off-center shots, with a beautiful landmark in the background, capture the aesthetic you have in mind.
Get Creative with Cropping
Use cropping to hone in on the details of your engagement. You can ask your photographer to snap pictures of you and your partner holding hands with your engagement ring.
Cropping also helps highlight the similarities (or differences) between you and your partner. You can use cropping to focus on your unique outfits or styles during your photoshoot.
Seal It with a Kiss
Engagement photos are a great opportunity to share a kiss with your partner. A sweet kiss in the park, by the sea, or at a favorite venue is a great way to capture romantic engagement photos.
Playful Poses Capture Personality
Engagement photo ideas to capture your personality may include fun, silly, or serene poses. Don’t hold back! You can hug or embrace your partner or jump in the air together. You can even opt for a piggyback ride.
Revisit Your Engagement Day
We’ve especially enjoyed recreating and capturing the day our clients became engaged. We’ve done this from setting up a moment at a Starbucks to spending a whole day at the coast with a couple. Of course, spending a whole day at the coast does cost a bit more than a regular session. It was a blast though. We started at Sweet Creek, had lunch at Moe’s and then ended the day at Heceta Head Lighthouse.
Ask a Pro for Unique Engagement Photo Ideas
When you schedule your engagement photography session, don’t be afraid to ask your professional photographer for unique engagement photo ideas. At LifeSlice photography, we love helping our clients design an engagement shoot that matches their vision, personality, and plans for using their engagement photos.
To schedule an engagement photo session, contact us today. We can’t wait to help you celebrate this joyous occasion!
Family photographs create a lifetime of memories, not just in the final chosen shots, but in fond memories of the actual photoshoot. (This is especially true when the unexpected happens!) So, it is worth it to put in a little effort to plan ahead. Here is a helpful list of family photography tips, whether you’re planning your first holiday photo shoot, or you’re booking your annual session.
Family Photography Tips: Before the Shoot
Before the day of your family photography session, spend some time thinking ahead, so that when the day arrives, you’re not scrambling to make decisions. Here are some tips for planning for your family’s holiday photo shoot.
Find a Fun Location
Just because you’re scheduling a shoot during the holidays, doesn’t mean you have to pick a seasonal location. Instead, pick a location that has meaning for you and your family. This might be in front of your Christmas tree or fireplace. It also might be in your favorite park, on a favorite trail, or anywhere else that is special to you and your family
Plan Your Outfit
To avoid feeling stressed the day of your photoshoot, select your outfit ahead of time. If you have a baby or children, plan what they will wear as well. Be sure to account for unpredictable winter weather if you’ll be outdoors.
Consider Adding Pets or Props
Before your scheduled session, decide if you want to include family pets or props in your photos. That way you’ll remember to pack everything you need to get the result you’re hoping for. Props could include anything from blankets to Santa hats. If you’re bringing pets, you may want to pack treats and a water bowl.
Family Photography Tips: During the Photo Shoot
When the day of your photoshoot arrives, the best thing everyone can do is relax. To help keep everyone in the family relaxed, consider these tips.
Focus on Fun
When you are having a good time, it shows, and that fun will be reflected in the images your photographer captures. So, remember that holiday photos aren’t supposed to be a chore. They’re a time to celebrate your family, by having fun with them.
Embrace the Unexpected
Rain happens. Toddler temper tantrums happen. Pets misbehave. But if you embrace whatever happens, you might just be delighted by the way things turn out. A grass-stained pant-leg, a child who refuses to smile, or even “rain-hair” are part of life. Instead of resisting things you didn’t plan for, just embrace them. There’s so much beauty in imperfection.
Avoid trying to be someone you’re not. If you’re a laid-back family, stick to casual poses rather than anything that looks too staged or formal. If you’re not a publicly affectionate group, don’t try to force that either, as it won’t look natural. Just be yourselves, and let your photographer capture your unique personalities.
To schedule a holiday family photography session this season, contact us today. We are excited to meet you and your family.