Arbonne Party!!!

Arbonne Party!!!

 

 

 

My girl friend Erin Ferrell hosted a manager’s retreat for her Arbonne Team at her amazing house in Laguna Beach. I love what I do but I love what I do even more when I get to work with my friends. I always have so much fun teaching people how to pose and making people look great. I have a couple rules when it comes to posing people to say the least. I tend to believe that I’m able to make everyone look taller and skinnier then they actually are by using the camera lenses distortion. One thing that’s important to keep in mind is that whatever is closer to the camera looks bigger, which is why I always tell people to lean slightly forward. You never ever want to put your hand on your hip and point your arm to the camera (unless you want your arms to look really big). When taking a group photo you never want to create a horseshoe, you always want to be on the same plane; otherwise the girls on the end tend to look really big. (* People in the middle always look especially skinny). For people that are subconscious about their necks they should always lean forward and point their chins slightly down. I find it does two things their necks disappear and their chin creates a shadow on their neck. Another thing you can do is insist that the photographer take your photograph from a hire angle, either you sit and the photographer stands or you stand and the photographers stands on something.
I have lots of other tricks I use with relation to the camera angle, lighting, and lens.
Don’t worry your in good hands.
To see all the photos from the shoot go to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of the year note from the photographer…

Like most I was hit pretty hard by the economy. Being a small business owner I had to adapt in order to make ends meet. Last year I made a hard decision to discontinue all paid advertising and focus more on those brides that found me through word of mouth.
As a small business owner it probably wasn’t the best decision but as an artist, that craves validation it couldn’t have been better.
This season I’ve been part counselor, part maid of honor, wedding planner. I’ve spent 3 nights half asleep talking to brides well past 2am. I’ve helped with flowers, timelines, seating arrangements, djs and much more. The photos I’ve captured have blown my toughest critic away (me) and brought my brides to tears. My clients this year have been raving about me. Two of my brides (after their wedding) told me I need to charge more for the kind of work I do.  I went to one of my bride’s bridal showers and she had almost all of the images from our engagement shoot blown up and hanging all over her walls. I’ve had locations force their business cards in my hand and during several wedding receptions my brides have given me shout outs over the microphone. I’ve cried over sweet thank you notes. Most of my brides after their wedding told me they couldn’t imagine this day with out me. I’ve worked harder this season more then any other season, gone way past up and beyond for my couples but the reward is that I have some very happy brides (and that’s al that matters to me).  My heart wants to do summersaults and cartwheels. Can’t wait for next season!!!