Does this sound like anything you've said before?
I never look good in photos.
I look HORRIBLE in photos.
OMG DELETE THAT IMMEDIATELY!
I always look awkward
What am I supposed to do?
Just take the damn photo and get it over with!
Are you nodding your head? (My favorite thing is to sneakily ask to look at the photo series and then delete the photos I hate when the iphone owner thinks I am admiring his or her amazing work.)
Here's the secret no one really talks about: EVERYONE FEELS THAT WAY.
Even the most famous of famous -- look AWKWARD AND GEEKY when they first start out -- you know...
Second. Have you ever gotten to hung up on doing something -- procrastinating, worrying, putting it off for "just one more day" -- so much so that you get incapacitated from actually doing it? Yeah. That NEVER happens to me. ::laughing:: So much time went by between blog posts -- that I completely shut down about it -- I pretended that my blog didn't exist, didn't really matter, no one was really looking at it anyway, right?
Blogging, believe it or not is actually something I LOVE to do. I don't know why I got stuck. I just did.
So. I say this every year.
Are you doing family pictures?
Here's my advice -- whoever you choose for your photographer -- BOOK the SESSION NOW. Seriously. If you have ideas of fall photos, holiday cards, your family with great colors outside -- yeah. You know what i'm going to say, right?
So...that being said -- this family booked and we had a huge amount of fun running all over their house and yard and just PLAYING (cuz I LOVE to play!) and George (I maintain that "GEORGE" is the best boy's name ever -- just say it to yourself. Right? ...
I feel it's COMPLETELY UNFAIR that Suzanne looks so amazing pregnant. I mean...when I had my son...let's just say certain parts of my body reached epic proportions. ::laughing:: When Suzanne walked into my studio, I swear, she brought the sunlight with her. And, at 8 months pregnant...I repeat, it's just not FAIR! ::laughing::
Suzanne -- you are AMAZING and I had so much fun yesterday! xo T
So. Perhaps you've noticed that sometimes I like to try new things. No?! Well...I can assure you...it's true. Take this presentation of Megan's senior photo shoot sneak peek. It's HOT, right? Yeah. I thought so too. First of all Megan, amazing member of the class of 2012, came to me for her senior photographs. She brought her best friend and her mom -- and we had an AMAZING session. It's important, those of you considering having your photographs taken, to be THOUGHTFUL about what clothes you should wear -- my usual discussion with my clients runs something like this: bring...
So...if you read my blog at all you must know that I love being happy. I'm perpetually optimistic (to a fault) and I LOVE the people in my life. No matter what. I like talking about my clients and sharing details from the things that we do here at the studio...but rarely do I share all the boring stuff or the hard stuff.
Today it's the hard stuff. I debated whether or not to even write this entry -- I mean...how can I even come CLOSE to sharing something so personal and so hard with all of you...but I came to the conclusion that if your even here reading this -- then you either...like...
It's October and the leaves are changing, the breeze is growing crisp and clean and my incredible mother has been putting this season's apples to good use (P.S. My mom makes the BEST apple pies. EVER.)
School has started up again which means it's that time...senior season has come to an end.
All the lovely young women I was lucky enough to work with this summer are back in school, applying for college, so excited to graduate and embrace the next stage of their lives. And let me tell you...these girls are going to take the world by storm.
I had such an amazing time working with my seniors...
It's that time again!
Holidays are right around the corner and you've promised yourself you are going to start preparing for your cards and gifts with a little time to spare this year. But where are you supposed to find that kind of time?!? Well...Tammy Swales Photography has got a solution.
Holiday Family Mini-Sessions!!!
They are like sessions, only...mini-er! Which means less time out of your holiday preparations, less time to try to coordinate short attention spans and the same priceless photographs without any fuss at all!
For more information check out this link!