Tips and tricks for taking portraits.

I recently got my engagement photos taken. I had a lot of fun and I love the way the pictures turned out. I originally wanted to do a photo shoot in the forest with the autumn leaves everywhere, but by the time we got around to it all the leaves were on the ground. The that we all had the same time available was at night. So we decided to go with a nighttime urban feel instead. Our friend Trevor is our photographer and because he is our friend I didn't feel as uncomfortable as I might with someone I just met. He did do a great job of telling us where the be and what would look good. He also came up with some great locations. If you live in the Portland area I would definitely check out Trevor's website ( and contact him to shoot your engagement pictures, family photos, or your wedding.

You should really look at his car shots they are awesome.

Make sure your outfits go together

But don't be matchy matchy.

Give your photographer a list of what you want.

But let him give you ideas too, he's the professional.

Forget that you might look funny

Have fun, you need to look like you are in love so just be yourself.

Dress appropriately for your location

Don't wear cowboy boots in an urban setting, don't wear summer clothes in the winter.

Get black and whites for everything

Color is beautiful, but black and white will go with any decor.
Love Joy Peace,

P.S. - if you need something to wear for engagement pictures or for holiday pictures I would check out Modcloth they have really cute dresses


12/18/2012 6:05pm

I really love the last picture!

12/18/2012 7:15pm

Thanks Nicole! That is one of my favorites too. I'm going to check out you blog now.

12/27/2012 1:05pm

Such beautiful photos:))

12/27/2012 3:11pm

Ahh! thanks Kelly. I love them too, of course. Have a great day!


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