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Kathleen Hall Photography - Page 10

Stand up Straight…

Posture.  There is a lot to be said for good posture.  I see a lot of trends over the years with people’s posture.  For years it was one shoulder higher than the other, because that is the shoulder they held the phone on!  Now, when I tell clients to sit up straight, they usually all lean back just a little in their chairs, because that is how they are used to sitting at their computers!  So when I get them straight, they feel a little odd for a few seconds!  Posture can do very good things for the final portrait.  It lengthens the body and puts all the “parts” where they should be!  Good posture gives an impression of alertness and assertiveness in a client as well.  So, I am always saying sit up straight or tall and encouraging clients to look their best.  Ok, so now that is all said and done, there is the case for a slight easiness among clients to establish relationships.  Take a look at these two mother and daughter portraits.  Just a slight lean of the daughter in the second one creates the finishing touch on the portrait.  She relaxes into her mom and the closeness that you can feel in that one is much more real and less posed.  So, exceptions to every rule.  As a photographer, I feel it is my job to watch for these things and correct them ever so slightly to get the emotional content that you desire to have in a portrait.     I do so love my job and all the family relationships that I get to witness every week.

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Open House…finally!

Do you know how hard it is to get images from everyone at an event?  I don’t know what bride’s do that don’t have an official photographer!!  The pics below are mostly from family and friends.  The open house was a wonderful day and thanks so much to everyone who came out.  It was great to see old friends and clients that came to celebrate with me and to see the new space.  I got flowers, flowers and more flowers!  Some from right here, some from as far away as Ohio.  I really do love flowers!  I come from a florist background, with my Dad running a commercial greenhouse back in the Cleveland area.  So I grew up with them and am still not tired of them.  Hope I never will be!  The food was terrific, thanks to my good friend Rebecca and Pamela.  The big thing, for those who attended and are waiting to find out, was the winner of the $500.00 Portrait Prize…drum roll please…  (you have to look below the pictures, hehehe!) Maylene Bird and her husband!  I think they are going to go ahead and get a fantastic couples portrait…we’ll see!

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Sunkissed Angel…{Palm Harbor Senior Photographer}

Kaila is graduating this year and was ready for her senior portraits!   Going into the field of fashion, she really knew what to wear and what looked good on her.   I have been photographing her family for probably 15? years.  I was so happy to see her all grown up!  She wanted her portraits in John Chestnut Park, so we picked a sunny day 🙂 and off we went.   These are just two of the stunning images we got out in the park.  Enjoy your sneak peek, Kaila.  See you next week!

Let’s run a little contest…  Leave a comment below and vote for your favorite.  I will give Kaila a free 8×10 of  the image that gets the most votes over 10!  Let me know what you think!

Eastlake High School Senior

 

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First Communion time…{Palm Harbor Photographer}

1st Communion picture

All in white

This is such a wonderful time of year.  I begin to get all the little boys and girls who are about to make their First Communion.  At this age, the event is understood and the significance is foremost in their minds.  They have gone to classes for quite a while and helped pick out the dress, jewelry, etc. and are quite excited to be photographed for this event.  I like to photograph  on a white background to follow through with the innocence and freshness that these youth bring with them.  I also suggest that the photos are taken before the date, just to make sure the clothing remains clean!  Give me a call if your child is about to celebrate their First Communion and we will schedule a time for you!

 

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Pregnancy becomes her…

Kim is pregnant with her first baby and wanted to have some really fabulous images done to remember this special time in her life.  She and her husband came in and she has this incredible look.  Her eyes speak volumes!  As with all my clients, I bring lighting and posing to the forefront to capture the best image possible and always work with the client’s personality to bring out their best.  Kim is due very soon and I know she will have a beautiful baby!

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