Masquerade Ball

 Last Saturday I got to photographer a great  event put on by North Peace Family Super Park  ‘s Masquerade Ball. This event was to help raise money to built a indoor play ground. If you do not know the North Peace Family super park is Not For Profit aiming to build an INDOOR playground for the children of the North Peace Region.

                     

Description

                      We want to build an indoor park for kids of all ages. With attention also focused on children with a variety of special needs.

There will be a cafe for adults to sit, relax and   watch the kids play on our safe and exciting indoor playground.

We are funded by the people of the North Peace, Small and Big Businesses, Grants and by ourselves.

Therefore, we all work and support each other, we believe that this way, if the parks succeeds,

YOU succeed, if the park doesn’t succeed, well….we probably lost your support somehow.

But that won’t happen, because as a community,

we recognize the NEED for an indoor playground over the WANT of one!!

Head over to there Facebook page to learn more about them! https://www.facebook.com/FortStJohnSuperPark

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday

5 Quick Tips with posing today!

#1 Position Subject Sideways

in this example the subject is turned slightly sideways the  most flattering look for a female portrait. . Turning partially sideways towards the camera elongates the body and makes the subject appear taller.

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#2 Chin Down

Direct your subject to keep her chin down, but not pressed closely against her neck.

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#3 Shoot from Above

Images taken from above slim the face and prevent an unfavorable “up the nose” shot.. Climbing on a chair or stool to capture the image makes a huge difference.

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#4 Wall Posing

To focus on your subject and maintain a desirable background blur, have your subject step away from the area behind him.

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#5 Relaxed Hands

Hands in the subject’s pocket or gently brushing against the face or hair looks natural. Keep the focus on the person’s face by making sure that the hands don’t overtake the shot.

DSC_0165Stay tuned next week for another fun tip or trick!!

Throwback Thursday

well it is Thursdays and the week is almost over but let have a little fun. I have just announced  the dates for this years outdoor boudoir marathon and with that said I will show and photo for my first boudoir shoots.

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boudoir 14 copy this poster show off some of my new work and you can see how much fun it is to grow and learn!

Tuesday Tips and Tricks

What To Wear For Family Photos via Tipsaholic.com

1. Change things up a bit

You’ll hear this a lot “make sure everyone is comfortable”. While I agree to a certain point, what if someone’s “comfortable” is their torn up jeans and ratty t-shirt?  Instead I would say have everyone be themselves but change it up a bi.  Show the more fun side of your personality rather than the couch potato personality!

 

2. Pattens, Layers and Accessories

Patterns are okay in moderation and as long as it’s complimentary to everyone else.

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Typically it’s good to have one or two people with the pattern and everyone else can work around it with complimentary solid colors.  In addition, layers, textures and accessories all add more personality to your overall look so go for it!

3. Don’t forget accessories.
Accessories not only add to your outfit but they can be fun to use in photos. Have the man wear a tie for the woman to hold. Necklaces for the kids to play with or hats to hide behind

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4. Limit patterns.
Personally, I enjoy having an outfit in the mix that has all the colors in it. However, not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract the final image.

 

5. Look for clothing collections.
When shopping for clothes for my kids, I head to stores that typically have color coordinating collections. I can then purchase clothes for all the children from one store. I know their clothes will coordinate.

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