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Welcome to our Portraits blog
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Rachel and Jason wanted to use their engagement portraits as a fun way to announce to family and friends they were getting married.  So the theme of the portraits was "Taking the plunge!"  Rachel wore a white dress and Jason a black suit complete with vest and bow tie.  

We created Save the Date Magnets which were a big hit with their family and friends.  Can't wait for the wedding in April, it will be a lot of fun!    

Designed to be as unique as you, our engagements sessions are individually developed to match the individual couples’ style. Whether it’s a fun-loving session in your favorite park, or a stroll through a meaningful neighborhood or simply a beautiful backdrop to set the scene, yours will let your personality shine through!  Contact us today 610-495-9495 or email rickblanco@blancophotography.com


 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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The above photo is of a large canvas we created.  Brooke wanted some photos of her daughter Savannah, capturing her personally and the beautiful innocence of her daughter.  We were outside in our portrait gardens and Savannah was relaxed and playing.  She made a wish on a dandelion puff while surrounded by woodland phlox and bleeding hearts.  

 
If your child doesn’t like sitting still or posing for the camera, have no worries.  We can still get some great photos of them.  It is our job to create situations where you child can relax and we candidly bring out their personalities. Contact us today for more information.   

 


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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Professional Headshots and your business
 

Dubbed “the new handshake,” professional headshots are now the first introduction to you, your
business and your personal brand—shouldn’t that intro be the best it can be? With 93% of HR
professionals and recruiters tapping into LinkedIn to find quality candidates—plus 2 in 3 on
Facebook and more than half utilizing Twitter—that headshot has countless applications in your
professional life. Should your profile pic be the family vacation, the fun night out or—worse—the
logo or abstract shot? Or should it be a powerful, compelling and confidence-building headshot
that makes prospective clients, employers and partners want to click “Connect?”

Getting ready for your headshots

  • Before heading in to the studio think about all of the things that make up your personal brand andwhat you want others to take away from a glance at your profile page. Jot down some key wordsand phrases and bring them to your shoot. Think about what exemplifies your personal brand toyou. Are you a chef? An educator? A writer?
  • Are there props that could help tell your story? Bring them along!  We can take a couple different shots—in different outfits—so you’ll have a series tochoose from. You may want to tailor your profile picture based on the social media platform you’re using. Remember to have fun! A relaxed, comfortable subject naturally exudes confidence.


What to wear

  • It’s important that your look matches the image you’re trying to convey.  What you wear on adaily basis is a great place to start. Solid colors are always a good choice, as are tops with strong collars and necklines. Even though you’ll only be shot from the shoulders up, it’s important you’re pulled together from head to toe—you may want a shot or two that are pulled back a bit. Aim for clothes that complement your skin and eye tones and, overall, steer clear of very bold colors.


Tips for Hair and Make-Up

  • When you are doing your own make-up for your headshot, wear it as you would to a job interview. Don'twear sunglasses within 15 to 20 minutes of your shoot in order to avoid ruining your make-up and leaving little marks on your nose.
  • Get a hair cut before your shoot if it's necessary but try to get it approximately a week before your shoot. Hair stylists tend to cut your hair so that it looks best a week or so after you get it done. Plus if you are disappointed with your hair cut, a week will give you enough time to get it fixed before getting your headshots taken. 



 
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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Top 5 tips for newborn photo sessions 

Planning a newborn photo session? Here are our five most frequently asked questions—and tips for your newborn photo session. Get ready for the cutest pictures ever!

What should baby wear? Unless there is a sentimental or special outfit, don’t worry about how baby is dressed. A simple onesie or diaper (if you want those cute naked baby shots) will do just fine. We have a variety of wraps, baskets and other props we can utilize throughout the shoot. Make sure to keep the diaper loose prior to the session to avoid lines or red marks on the skin. Also, avoid socks which can also often leave marks on the skin.

What should we wear? The focus will be on the newborn, so the parents should wear solid color clothing.  

What props should I bring?  If you have a blanket or other special item, be sure to mention it to us.  We’d love to include the item and can coordinate it with the blankets and wraps we have at the studio.  If you’ve seen something you like, let us know and we’ll be sure to have it ready.  

How should I prep baby? Make sure his/her belly is full—even if it means he/she will be a little sleepy at the start of the session. Look at other newborn photos, and you’ll likely see sleeping newborns in most of the shots. That’s because while they’re sleeping they naturally fall into the best poses—and that means adorable photos! Their eyes will definitely open throughout the shoot, so we can capture those “waking” moments, too.

 Anything else I need to know? While we will never leave baby unattended or in a precarious pose or prop, we do ask that you stay near your baby with a hand on or near him/her at all times. If you’re not able to do so please bring along someone who can!

Contact us today to schedule your newborn session at 610-495-9495 or rickblanco@blancophotography.com


 
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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Designed to be as unique as you, our engagements sessions are individually developed to match the individual couples’ style. Whether it’s a fun-loving session in your favorite park, or a stroll through a meaningful neighborhood or simply a beautiful backdrop to set the scene, yours will let your personality shine through!

Ashley and Dan's engagement portraits were done at their home in Pennsburg, Montgomery County.  Their home has special meaning to them as it belonged to Ashley's Great-Granparents and has been in the family for many years.  They also live next to her uncle and grandfather.  Their dog, Bella also joined us for some of the photos.  We also incorporated their love of football and the Eagles by including a football decorated with their wedding date.  Ashley's nursing books even made it into one of the photos!  Then we walked next door and Ashley's grandfather backed out his restored classic car for a few photos.  

We had a great time getting to know Ashley and Dan a little more and creating these beautiful iamges for them.  

Contact us at 610-495-9495 or email rickblanco@blancophotography.com to schedule your portrait session today.