Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kinley & Elyse



Saturday, February 5, 2011

Introducing the "Skinny Mini" on Saturday February 19th!!!

As exciting as last year was, I am super excited for this upcoming year.  My calendar is already starting to fill up, and I'll be trying out some new equipment and making some minor adjustments to my shooting and editing techniques.  The biggest change is that I am making the jump to full manual shooting.  This will provide for better quality control.  With this change I will be offering a one time studio special on Saturday, February 19th.  Book your "Skinny Mini" for only $25 and get a 20 minute studio session with 4 edited images and one preview collage.  These sessions are meant for one individual only (no family pictures).  Additional Skinny Mini's can be purchased for other family members at a discounted rate.  Please email me at crystalpettitphotography@gmail.com for more information or to reserve your spot. 


Blessings, and I hope to see you there!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Helpful Hint #1: How to make the most out of your photo session

After every photo session I come away with a lesson I think might be helpful for those prepping for their next session. The lessons haven't always been easy but, Lord willing, I will never make the same mistake twice!  Someday I might work up enough courage to share from the (long) list of my mishaps, but until then I'll start with something a little easier! It is a lot more fun (for me at least ;) when the lessons are positive.  The biggest piece of advice I think I would give to anyone prepping for their photo session would be to RELAX!  And more specifically, let your children relax, and be themselves.  I was impressed during this last family photo session with how laid back the family was with their children.  Take, for instance, the picture of Sayler below.  She couldn't quite figure out how to get herself turned around like her siblings.  We could have fretted about the situation, but instead took advantage of what was before us.  It made for a pretty cute picture and you would have never known she was trying desperately to turn herself around.  Instead of getting frustrated with and upsetting the adorable two-year-old, the whole family adapted to her capabilities.  No sweat, no tears, all smiles... that's what makes family pictures fun :)





More fun photos from this session: