Family reunion photo shoots during the Holidays
Call 244-2636 to grab one of the last sessions of 2016.
How to choose the best photographer for your next photoshoot.
To assume your photographer does nothing but click a camera shutter and instantly, magically “Photoshop” images to perfection is naive.
A well trained photographer starts the art at the first contact finding out what you want and getting a feel for your personality and style.
Chatting early to bring the proper clothing (and props if needed) before the session begins the journey stepping off in the right direction so you and the shooter get what you both want.
You may not realize it but from the moment you step into a real studio the photographer is studying everything about you.
How you move.
Facial features that will best be highlighted by different types and directions of light.
Expressions and what enhances the most pleasant looks.
Your tone and cadence of how you talk.
How often you blink.
The seven shades of your natural smile.
All done before you step in front of the camera.
So the real you is captured and not just another DMV mugshot.
Like any cook, singer, painter or writer each experienced photographer has a style.
A style of how they work to get the finished product.
Some work quietly and slowly trying to nudge out a perfect photo.
Others, like us at TA Schmidt Photography use energy and fun to make sessions loud and fast paced.
Also, each studio has a style or “look” of what the final images will be.
Some like romantic.
Some like hyper reality.
Some like a snapshot moment in time captured on the fly in the park or at your home.
We prefer a “show and tell” story about your adventures through life.
A peek into your relationships.
Insights into your interests and passions.
Showing you on a “good day”.
Which is why we offer four levels of retouching and enhancements.
A Light Touch-Up just removes zits and gently soften bags under the eyes and lines on the face.
The Magazine Touch-Up does more smoothing and some body sculpting which is our most popular look.
Cosmetic Retouching is available but something we don’t often like to do because it makes the skin too plastic and perfect.
Finally, Artist Choice is a blend or combination of any of the above to get a dramatic piece of art for your walls and gifts for family.
Ultimately YOU get to choose.
So make sure you first choose a photographer that can deliver the look you want.
Call us at 244-2636 if you feel we can deliver the portraits for your children, family, high school senior, engagement, boudoir, or business headshots.
Wow it has been a super busy Spring and early Summer.
So much so that I have updated the Facebook page most days but have ignored the blog pages and website.
A ton of things going on both in the biz and personally.
The Kids Contest is finally over and delivered to the judges.
Schools are out and all the proms and 2015 senior photos have been delivered.
This weekend we have the Pirates and Mermaids Theme Days.
Seniors 2016 start full force in just another couple weeks with FREE MakeOvers from Trina Fee of All Pinned Up.
We are scheduling our first Photos on the Beach for seniors and families that want to escape the heat for unique images made around Eureka.
The far North state has the first dealer for AirForce Airguns. We have ben accepted!
American made high power airguns from .117 to .45 caliber now available from us so we can continue to grow the hobby and hope to start a local target shooting league.
Plus the daughter is shortly off to medical school so I will have time to fill to keep me out of trouble…
Finally with graduations over we are settling down into our regular shooting and creative mode. Lots of family reunions already on the books, Seniors 2016 start in just a couple weeks and of course we have a few special theme sessions for the kids and for our glamour departments.
Don’t worry about those insane hot temps outside. It’s always cool and comfortable inside the studio with all three camera rooms ready for your photoshoot.
Trina Fee is also getting busier by the day so if your are looking for a MakeOver for your shoot it’s best if you start planning REAL early.
Lots of sweet projects going on so call 244-2636 when you are ready for your close-up!
Summer hours have us closing early on Friday afternoons so we can go out and play too!
Many MANY years ago in junior high I did wrestle for one season.
I was the long skinny kid with too much in gangly arms and legs.
I enjoyed getting in such good shape for the three intense two minute rounds.
Overall I did ok but only remember my last match.
A loss by one point in an epic match of wills.
Not much technique but muscle against muscle.
I do respect what they guys and girls do on the matt.
And enjoy photographing it for the visual lines and emotion.
Hoop, soccer, wrestling have my schedule after school filled with action pix.
It’s great to see the competition, drive and relationships being built on the floor, pitch and mat.
These games are memories that the kids will never forget.
Bonds forged that will last decades.
Building stronger bodies and minds.
Learning leadership and teamwork.
Vital skills to handle the challenges of adulthood on the horizon.
We keep working on the ton of new looks and themes for 2015.
Just in time for the Valentines Day dances and winter proms you can get an edgy look to set you apart.
The geeky boyfriend will love the bat mask and even he gets to play dress up!