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Gardner Village Blog 7 Pro Tips That Will Have You Photo Ready This Fall
Wednesday Aug 22 2018

Photo-filled fall is upon us. Photo ops are around every corner this time of year, including back to school and the annual family photo shoot. Always close-up ready, the experts at Camera Shy and Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique are here with their top photo-taking and photoshoot-prep tips. 

4 PRO PHOTO TAKING TIPS FROM CAMERA SHY

1. Seek natural light.

You probably hear this one all the time. That's because it's the NUMBER ONE thing that will make your photos look good! Go outside if you can, have your subject(s) face the sun, and snap away!
 
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Photo credit: Camera Shy at Gardner Village

2. Don't say "Smile!" 

Telling a child to smile will produce that forced grin every mother shakes her head at. Instead, tell a joke, make a funny noise, or do something goofy. This will create that genuine smile you adore. 
 
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Photo credit: Camera Shy at Gardner Village

3. Find that sweet spot in the day.

Making sure taking pics when everyone is in a good mood is a must, especially if you have a preschooler or kindergartener in the mix! Kids smile easier, are more patient, and give a more genuine grin when they aren't too tired or hungry.
 
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Photo credit: Camera Shy at Gardner Village

4. Bring props.

Have a soccer player in the family? Or a little artist? Include simple props with you to mix it up. These back-to-school photos are meant to capture your child and everything about them. You can get a mix of classic, fun, and themed photos that you can enjoy for a lifetime! 

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Photo credit: Camera Shy at Gardner Village

Of course, sometimes the easiest way to get pictures you love is to let the pros do what they’re so very good at doing. To book a session with Camera Shy, click here or call 801.566.2127. 

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: 3 TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN PLANNING OUTFITS FOR A GROUP PHOTO

Few would describe planning a group/family photo as a “fun experience.” It can be stressful and overwhelming. Our fashion friends at Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique are here with easy tips that will take the stress out of outfit planning. 

 

1. LAYER

Add interest and texture to a photo with layers. They can help tie in all the different colors and patterns and make mixing styles, ages, and genders easier. Try a crochet vest or a scarf to add an extra finishing touch and complete your look. 

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2. GO BIG

In photos, bigger is better. Accessories appear smaller in photos than they actually are. Because of this, it helps to supersize your embellishments. Have fun embracing large hair bows, sashes, and jewelry. If you aren’t convinced, take a few test shots wearing the items and see if you don’t adore the extra large, extra adorable outcome. 

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3. IX-NAY ON THE ATCHY-MAY

Don’t go too matchy-matchy. The days of everyone in jeans and white t-shirts are over. Instead, mix five or six colors from the same color season and you’ll create a cohesive feel that is modern and gorgeous. For fall, a warm mix of hues works beautifully. Try earthy colors such as olive green, burnt orange, mustard yellow, browns, denim, and burgundy. 

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If you’re still unsure of your clothing choices, let Spoiled Rotten at Gardner Village help you out. Bring in an inspiration item and they’ll build from it, or you can start from scratch with them their to lend a hand. Either way, the outcome will sparkle! 

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Cheese!
Megan Hoeppner

 




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