Planning a Successful Family Photo Shoot

During the summer months, I am frequently asked to photograph large family groups of 15 or more people. These families are most often gathered together here in the Okanagan for a family reunion or event. What a great time to do a family portrait! Planning for your family photo shoot is key. Hire your photographer…

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Is your home a good location for a photo shoot?

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Here are some factors to consider when deciding if you would like to use your home for a photo shoot booked with Aviva Studios: Will the photo shoot be inside your home or outdoors on your property? Consider the sightlines of your property for an outdoors photo shoot. What do you see when you look…

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Studio vs Location Photo Shoots

One of your major decisions when planning your session is the location of your photo shoot. The first question I ask in an initial consultation is going to be whether the shoot should happen in the studio or on location. Your answer is going to depend on your personal preference. What do you like best?…

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Photography Tips for Toddlers

Photographing toddlers can be tricky. Toddlers are unpredictable, and that’s the only thing you can really count on. Fortunately, I have a few tips on how to make your next toddler photography session a success. As I mentioned earlier, toddlers are unpredictable. There’s no way of knowing exactly how a photo shoot will go, so…

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Take A Better Business Portrait

Professional Head Shot Portrait Photography Kelowna Okanagan

Professional photos are an important part of presenting yourself and your business to the world. There are a lot of things that go into taking a great professional photo. Let’s run through some of them now! It’s important to use a photograph that communicates professionalism. Your photo represents who you are as a professional and is…

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Maternity Photo Sessions: What to Expect

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Maternity sessions are a great way to remember this special and significant time in your family’s lives. I recommend they be done around the 7th or 8th month of your pregnancy. I encourage your spouse or children to take part in your maternity session. Even pets can join in! As with all my sessions, I…

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Newborn Photo Sessions: What to Expect

Newborn photography can be a challenge: so much depends on your little one that it can be hard to plan and prepare for a photo shoot. I’ve prepared a little guide to take some of the guesswork out of preparing for a newborn shoot. We’ll cover the Hows, Whens and Whys of newborn photography! Newborn…

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