Headshots for Children Portrait Photography

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Sister Portrait Editorial Photoshoot Style:

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Although many people are arranging their photoshoot for the first time and may not have a clear idea of what they’re going for, we highly encourage everyone to take the time and not skip the initial step of previsualization. These two adorable sisters had their moms planned out the dresses and background based on pointers boards they had collected of inspiration.

After sending us the reference images, it was easy to tell the direction they wanted to take the photoshoot in. When it comes to your big moment, we encourage you to keep communicating with us along the way. In this case, we learned that the mom wanted more of a fashion/magazine editorial feeling to the shoot. Once we found that out, we changed the direction of the posing and altered the lighting to suit her vision. How do you guys like the result? Rather angelic no?

Corporate and Linkedin Headshots: Hairstyle Advice

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Tips on how to wear your hair for your headshot:

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This may be a weird thing to bring to light, but once you do you won’t be able to unsee it. We’ve noticed that in almost every corporate female portrait, the woman’s hair is worn down. Sarah on the other hand, with her beautiful wavy hair and mini fringe, showed us how to pull off the business pony. To be honest, we think she is rocking it and couldn’t imagine a stronger way she could present herself. With just the right touch of accessories, the look beams an energetic, smart and savvy vibe.

The important thing to remember is although there are certain rules of thumb, there are always ways you can break the standard. Our advice? The ones who go against the grain tend to make stronger portraits.

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In a recent post, I described the magic we can make with a little something called “colour grading”. If any of you use instagram, you may have noticed this function to add colour to the shadows and highlights of your image. Here, we wanted to add to Redstone Agency’s corporate branding by adding none other than the colour—red! Scroll down and our recent posts and see if you can you feel how different the impression is!

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When in doubt, go for our light grey. We swear by it no matter what skin tone and no matter what colour suit you are wearing. Whether female or male, the light grey is the best neutral you could hope for. In packages above the Minimal, we offer the option of changing your background colour more than once for your variation. That’s why we say start off safe and add onto the shoot as you go along.

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Patterns are a great way to liven up your photo, but we always recommend keeping them on the down low. Opt for smaller items to be colourful such as a pocket square or scarf to make your portrait stand out while still remaining professional. The reason being is we must think of clothing as a frame to our main focal point—the face! Here’s a great example of that tip from a recent on location headshot session we had at a corporate office.

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By the book, it’s called a snow white backdrop, but believe us when we say it is so much more than that! It’s already commonly understood that photographers can make “magic” when it comes to things like skin blemishes, wrinkled clothing, and the like, but we don’t often think of these options when it comes to the background of the image. Here we used our white backdrop and added a tint of cyan in the colour grading process to avoid that stark black-on-white silhouette (which is the norm in corporate stock images). Likewise, it can also be tinted to a warmer shade. The decision of which way to sway is largely dependent on your skin tone and outfit. As always, we are here to help if you are clueless about which direction to head in!

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Here’s an adorable snap from a family photoshoot we had the other week. Though they originally aimed for an array of ugly Christmas sweaters, the frantic holiday season got the best of them and they ran out of time to prepare all the outfits. In a pinch, they opted for a down to earth casual, what I like to call the “Tommy Hilfiger” look, which let’s be honest, always looks great on camera. Clean and classic wins the race—every time.

Professional Studio Portrait

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Cozy up in the studio and warm up your photo by taking advantage of our camera which specializes in dynamic rich colour. We synchronize all our images using the top notch colour rendering system, Capture One. For most people , it’s a “Lightroom” type of program they’ve yet to discover. Even though there’s an obvious learning curve, hard work pays off once you feel the freedom you have in managing your own colour. Create your own skin recipe to apply for a more “tan” look, like we used in this shot.