Sunday, January 29, 2012

Individual Portraits

Senior Pictures, Baby Pictures, and Beyond! 

Who doesn't love being the center of attention?! Individuals of all ages should express where they are at in their lives. Whether its your newborn, toddler, child, senior, or your a parent or grandparent or you just love getting your pictures taken for a special loved one. See some examples of seniors pictures, toddler pictures, children of all ages pictures and even pictures of grandparents!

-plan your outfits out ahead of time
-collaborate with your photographer for personal touches
-be aware of your surroundings
-if your wear glasses, try to bring a pair without the lenses (just frames)
-use props to add personality
-pay attention to body and hand placement
-keep the focus on you by keeping it simple
-being yourself and having fun with give you the best results

senior: Abby

senior: Abby

senior: Abby

toddler: Madison

toddler: Madison

toddler: Madison 

Grandparent: Sharon

Grandparent: Sharon

kids: Jocelyn

kids: Izzy

Family Portiats

Don't miss your opportunity on capturing a family fun moment, a new member of the family, or updating your house decor with some current family photos! And we all eventually need that family photo for our Holiday cards.

Some tips on how to get the best family photo:
-coordinating outfits will seems more put together (not necessarily matching)
-try to squish your group together , you do love each other right?
-check for blinking, especially in large groups, before everyone escapes
-let them be free and fun to get some genuine smiles
-create different levels to get more people in the frame, which makes it more interesting for the eyes
-be careful on the lighting, check for clouding. especially on people's faces
-if children are in the group, bring toys or use bubbles to get their attention towards the camera
-if a large group with small children, make sure all the adults are looking at you, you'll get most of kids and if not, its no big deal, their kids.

Engagement Pictures

I love capturing images of people in love. Love translated through photography is amazing in itself. When that big question gets popped, no better time to put those memories into pictures that you'll have forever! See some examples of wedding engagement pictures below!

Photo Tips:
Show off that new ring!
Personalize your pictures with who you are
Choose a theme that can connect to your wedding
Remember portrait like poses to post in the newspaper
Use a prop for something extra in your photos
The best pictures are found when in a natural setting

Engagement Photos 

Devon and Sarah Engagement

Rob and Kristin Engagement 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Save the Dates

I am currently working on my brother and sister-in-law's to be (Devon & Sarah) save the dates their upcoming wedding. We discussed a few ideas as to what they wanted, their theme and what format (picture, magnet, postcard, ect.) After multiple drafts and detailed changes, the couple and I decided on our final product!

The first thing I did after we got the idea was to pick out a picture. We went for a picture that kept the couple towards the background so it would leave space to write on the picture itself. Since the wedding has a vintage theme I found an awesome location with an old, run down volkswagen.

Secondly, I made a 'logo' for Devon and Sarah, one that represents their style, theme and colors. The first draft did not include their last names but after discussion, the reassuring thought of a last names might be helpful for guest.

We found a fun saying that was perfect for Devon and Sarah's personality: Beautiful Bride, Handsome Groom, Booze, Food and Bad Dance Moves. You in or what? Now most friends and family would think it was humorous but for those who might not appreciate it as much, like grandparents, so two save the dates were made. The more conservative saying: Devon and Sarah have set the date, so please take note and don't be late! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Blog for ForeverImages

Hi! I'm Cari Murray and am currently a student at UNI studying Graphic Design, Marketing and Art History. I am at the beginning stages of creating my side business showcasing my passion for photography and graphic design! I have began taking pictures for various occasions like weddings, engagements, families, seniors, and some of my favorite scenery! Included in my photography, I design as well such as, so far, save-the-dates, invites, logos, and so on. Join me on my path to building my business!