Category Archives: Family Photography

Getting ready for you big day – tips and tricks

We’re here today to talk about wedding day prep. Even though SHP does not photograph weddings we know plenty about prep work and ideas to help you get ready for you big day. Here are some tips to help you look and feel your best: 1.Tanning: If you’re going to tan before the wedding, be…

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Perfect Timing for Your Engagement Session | Whidbey Island Photographer

Yay! Congrats you just got engaged. Now what? Well we suggest you book your engagement shoot as early as possible. Here are some reasons why: If you are going to use any of the photos for “Save the Date” cards, invitations etc then remember they might need editing, you have to allow for printing time…

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Abri | Greater Seattle Senior Portrait Photographer

I’d like to introduce you to Abri. She is a senior from Billings, Montana! Her family came to Whidbey Island this summer for a family vacation because she had followed SHP on social media and wanted her senior pictures taken by me. How freaking awesome of her family to center their vacation around this milestone…

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9 Tips for Including Your Pets in Family Photos

In principal we love having your pets along for your shoot – we are very happy to meet the furry part of your family. 1) Please let us know in advance. There might be things we need to do in the studio to make them safe or provide them water and so on. 2) Be…

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Coordinating clothes so you look amazing together | Whidbey Island Photographer

Coordinating clothes so you look amazing together Being somewhat coordinated on your engagement shoot really assists you two to appear more tightly joined, so here are some fast tips. Casual Wear. Denim jeans and plain shirts are excellent for this. You instantly appear coordinated and casual. Everyone is so used to seeing jeans everywhere that…

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Fifteen Top Tips for Taking Great Christmas Photos

Fifteen Top Tips for Taking Great Christmas Photos 1) Get In Close – it’s the faces you’re interested in, not the shoes. Fill the frame with the face or faces. 2) Keep it natural – don’t over-pose pictures – natural pictures are often the best ones. Keep your camera ready and take peoples pictures when…

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Preparing for your Winter Photoshoot

Some folk don’t go for the winter sessions because, well because it’s cold frankly. However, winter light can be absolutely wonderful and is not to be underestimated how important that is to your photoshoot. 1) Clothes You really need to layer up. Photoshoots can be real mix of bustling activity and then standing around for…

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