Huth & Booth can photograph any size family...even if not everyone can be there at the same time. Just recently we photographed Pat Elam's family at the beach down at Little Harbor. There were over thirty people that Sunday morning and it was cold. We had a great time and the resulting photo was awesome. We specialize in making the finished portrait the correct size for the image and this image of Pat's family is an example of this.
Right after the holidays we photographed Steve and Pam Burris and family on the beach over at MacDill Airforce Base. Both Pam and Steve work there and knew the beach would be deserted that afternoon. Gabby and Raleigh were good sports and we got awesome photos of them. If you remember, that was the week that was so cold, but you would never know from the images. Everyone was just great!
Unfortunately the family portrait we choose didn't have the three dogs who were an important part of the family. So I decided to includeoone here with Bogey, Daisey and Prince.
Aren't they cute?
This was our favortie photo of Gabby and Raleigh.
This was the favorite of Pam and Steve.
These portraits will always remind them of this time in their lives. Family portraits last forever. We feel so fortunate to be able to capture times like this for our friends... and everyone becomes a friend when they work with Huth and Booth.
One of our favorite things is to photograph newborn babies. They are so cute and LITTLE and make for wonderful subjects. Last week we had the privilege of photographing Robert and Tanya's new little girl, Parker. What areally pretty baby!!! And I'm not just saying that. She is really dainty and has lovely features. She was just 8 days old. Here are the favorites from that session.
What a doll.
Her Daddy is her best guy.
We look forward to watching her grow and you will see more of her in the coming months.
Halloween - the time of spooks and goblins. It is s favorite holiday for many and here are a few tips to help you with your family photos that night. Sorry not to have a lot of photos to illustrate this, but hopefully these tips will help you with your fun photos for "Trick or Treat."
1. Tell a story. Get them dressing, putting on makeup. Keep your camera handy to record whatever happens.
2. Avoid flash reflections. Keep children away from reflective surfaces, like glass and shiny wood or shoot into a corner to avoid the reflection.
3. Move in close, use your zoom, check on the closest focusing distance, and don't get closer than that. Use the macro mode on your camera to get in close to photograph details...Faces, eyes, little details.
4. Stay within your flash range. If you don't your photos will appear dark. Check your screen on the back of the camera. If the image is dark, move closer so flash will cover subject.
5. Add action. Get your child to play the part. Have him act like a soldier, or be a clown; have her dance like a ballerina.
6. Capture the mood. Use light from pumpkin to light the scene,or your child's face. Turn off flash and use tripod or hold camera very steady and try a few shots.
7. Use night mode on camera. Use gentle pressure to release the shutter to prevent camera movement and blurry photos. Night mode adjusts for low light situations and allows more of the scene to show. The background will not be as dark.
8. Start early before it gets really dark and try using natural light, no flash. Best photos are done in late afternoon or early evening. Use fill flash if the child does not show up.
9. Photograph your jack-o-lanterns so they look like jack-o-lanterns. Do not use flash. Carve bigger openings so more light will show. Hold camera real steady, try photographing at dusk rather than later in the evening. Add porch lights, or room lights. You can prevent blur by using a tripod, if you have one. Do several different photos to get one good one.
We hope these tips help you get some outstanding photographs on "Trick or Treat" Night.
Children's portraits can have many twists. This past weekend my grandson, Clay, who is 7 almost 8, came by in his Halloween costume. He has had a very stong interest for the past year in the military, World War II in particular. So this year he is going to go to parties as a soldier. His interest has gone so far as to have him learn all the names of the planes, guns, etc. He amazes me in what he has leaarned. So back to portraits, it was fitting that I do his portrait in his costume. It is more than a costume to him and he really plays the role.This is my favorite portrait we did.
We are approaching the time for all of to begin to think about Christmas gifts. What can we get our families that they will be guaranteed to love, will not return or re-gift? Well, at Huth & Booth we have the answer for you. A Family Portrait. Just last week we photographed a family and captured an amazing image, if I do say so myself. We had had a little rain, and then the sun came out below the clouds and gave us the most beautiful, pink light and the image of Lori, Danny and Demi was truly gorgeous. What do you think?
It could not be more perfect. Give us a call. We can help you with your shopping.
Whiie we were on our way home from Virginia, we stopped in St. Augustine and had a wonderful time photographing the sunrise and the many sights around Old Town. We would like to share some of them with you. Just to give you an idea of what we do in our spare time. One of our favorites is the sunrise over the bay. I think you will see some of the things we see when we travel, what we look for and how we have fun.
A more closely cropped image gave a totally different feel.
The bay itself was calm and beautiful. the colors were clear and the feeling serene.
Walking around town we saw many little details and a few nice street scenes.
We were there early in the morning, before the stores were open. It was a lovely day.
We even do portraits of each other. This was my favorite one of Ed from that weekend, except, of course, the one of him with his granddaughters.
This weekend we spend with some of our colleagues in St. Petersburg, working together on how to make each of our studios better and how we can better meet the needs of our clients. Of course, there will be time for some R&R as well. So see you next week.