Posted on September 2, 2014
Don’t overthink it! The best shot’s happen when your casual and relaxed. Use your surroundings and props, leaning against a doorway, a car, interacting and messing around with your groomsmen or sitting on the edge of a chair.
Similar to posing a bride, what ever is closest to the camera will look biggest, so if you’ve got a bit of a belly it’s best if you slouch forward slightly so your face is closer to the camera than your waist. Keep the chin up and out so you don’t end up with “double chin” this will have you looking sharp.
Guys can keep their shoulders a bit more square to the camera than Girls, this will make you look broader and more masculine.
Our photography style is quite candid, you’ll still have some formal shots but mostly we will ask you and your partner to stand in a particular spot that works well with the conditions then let you chat, laugh and interact with each other so we can step back and capture the moment as it unfolds naturally.
Posted on July 23, 2014
Don’t pay to much attention to what you see in fashion and bridal magazines, those photography sessions can last for hours in order to produce one perfectly polished image.
The one thing that people love to see in photo’s is personality and genuine emotion.
As far as posing here are a few tips:
- Try to stand at 45 degrees to the camera and turn your head and shoulders towards the lens.
- Put your weight on your back foot so your foot closest to the camera is only just touching the ground, which will give you a nice feminine bend in your front leg.
- Slightly bend towards the camera from your hips and keep your chin up. This will prevent the double chin commonly seen in “selfies”…
- Your Boquet is a nice prop to be used in photo’s but it shouldn’t overshadow the beautiful dress you are wearing, so hold it in a relaxed fashion and not like a school kid would hold up a merit certificate infront of assembly.
- You don’t always have to make eye contact with the camera, to be honest once you get the formal portraits out of the way you can just interact with each other, cuddle, kiss, talk and laugh and the magic will happen all on it’s own. A good photographer will direct you on the day if there is something they feel will make a good shot, so no need to overthink things to much.
Posted on May 29, 2014
Not that long ago getting the family together for a Photo session was a well planned, special occasion. Everyone would get dressed up, hair and make up done and the family would have their pictures taken by a professional photographer.
For many families it wasn’t just about getting a nice set of photos but It was a good opportunity to enjoy some quality family time together whilst creating lifelong memories. Much of this has been replaced by countless snapshots on mobile phones that end up on social media for a day or so, earning a few likes and the odd comment then quickly getting pushed out the bottom of the news feed where they fade into insignificance.
With a little bit of planning and preparation we can create a set of family Photographs that you would be proud to hang on your wall, looking your very best and to be enjoyed by you and your family for years to come. Beautiful Photo’s also make great gifts for family members, especially the ones that are hard to buy for.
So why not give us a call and arrange a time to get some new photographs of your family while enjoying some quality time together.
Posted on April 17, 2014
Since the introduction of smart phone camera filters and platforms such as Instagram, the vintage look has made a come back.. however what we see is not really “Vintage” I tend to think it is more of a “new vintage” with the use of new camera and software technology you end up with a much more polished look than the old vintage. Never the less it does take us back to a time where getting your photo taken was a big occasion, with themes, hair, make up and plenty of planning going into every shoot.
Recently Elizabeth came into Helena’s Day Spa in Roselands, Sydney http://www.helenasdayspa.com to be transformed by Cara and Bec our super talented make up and hair stylists to give Elizabeth a completely different look to what she is used to for the sake of this Photo session.
The shoot was relaxed, with most of the session being done in our on site studio, with the outdoor shots done at a local reserve. You can see below that we got some really nice photo’s of Elizabeth as well as a heap of funny out takes… I might post some of those in my next blog…
Posted on April 4, 2014
In a fast moving business environment, clients will form an impression of your company within seconds of visiting your website, social media pages, blogs or even employees personal linkedin accounts, therefore a professional head shot is more valuable than ever.
Quality photographs can increase sales and the perception of you and your business, but it has also been shown that low quality images can have the reverse effect, damaging the customers opinion of your business.
People do business with organisations and individuals they trust. Quality images show your strength and can help break down barriers.
Posted on February 21, 2014
Bringing a Brides Pinterest Board to life requires many months of planning, organising and attention to detail.
Flowers, Bouquets, Table settings, The Cake and Jewellery to name a few and don’t forget Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue. Only a bride (or a very involved Groom) can understand the thought that goes into each and everyone of these projects.
The following images are a tribute to the “Details” of the Wedding Day..
Posted on January 29, 2014
High quality imagery is an extremely important part of any businesses marketing strategy.
Quality photographs can increase sales and the perception of your business, but it has also been shown that low quality images can have the reverse effect, damaging the customers opinion of your business.
People do business with organisations and people they trust. Quality images show your strengths and can help break down barriers.
Enhance your message
1. 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed faster in the brain than text.
2. 40% of people will respond better to visual information than plain text.
3. On facebook, photo’s perform best for likes, comments, and shares when compared to text, video and links.
4. Professional images reduce the amount of copy you need in your marketing material.
When you hire Seeray Photography to take on your commercial photographic assignments you are employing years of experience, knowledge and vision in every shoot.
We keep the shoots relaxed so your staff feel comfortable at all times.
This will result in amazing images, but will also reduce the amount of time shoots can take, minimising disruption and getting staff back to work as quick as possible.