Basic Composition: Framing

For the last few months, our photographic challenges have focused on composition. This is because composition is one of the most important aspects of a photograph. These rules are there because they give your photos balance and help your viewer easily (and quickly)...

Basic Composition: Rule of Thirds

The Rule of thirds is a composition guideline for images. It is a simple concept that can be used to help you create more balanced and engaging imagery. The rule of thirds states an image should be imagined as divided into 3rds both horizontally and vertically,...

Real, Everyday Love

As Valentine’s Day draws closer, I have been thinking a lot about love and how my definition of love has changed over time. In my younger days (the dating and young love era) love was something celebrated with a night out on the town, flowers, and maybe a gift or two;...

Model Call: The Reality of Breastfeeding

For the last few months, I have been working on a personal photo project which documents the reality of breastfeeding. As I continue to photograph moms I realize there are several more images that are lacking from the project. So therefore, I am reopening my model...

Basics of Light in Photography

In a previous post, we briefly discussed how the way light is handled by a photographer can have a direct outcome of whether a photograph is ultimately ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Though the misconception is that the quality of images directly correlate to the type of camera...

What Makes a ‘Good’ Photo?

In a world with smartphones armed with incredible cameras, we are inundated with photographs daily.  With some form of camera on our person always, it’s no wonder current generations are being touted as the “most documented”.  This...

Lulu Belle Photography Promo Video

Not long ago, Trish and I started talking about putting together a newborn promo video to show clients what it’s like to work with her. By now, I’m sure you know I am all about storytelling, whether it is through pictures or video, so I was more than happy to jump at...