Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beautiful Pictures in Your Own Home {NJ Photographer}

It is completely possible to take a gorgeous picture in your own home. This picture just goes to prove it. Find a blank wall. Move furniture or take pictures off the wall for a few minutes if you have to. This photo has no fancy lighting. No studio backdrop. And just the tiniest hint of retouching after the fact (just a little tweaking of the coloring). And it is still one of my favorite shots to date. Don't get bogged down in props and fancy stuffs you don't need. Keep it simple and you can't go wrong.
One of my favorite black-and-whites

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jessica - Sneak Peek {NJ Child Photographer}

Have you ever seen more beautiful eyelashes? The length remind me of the uber-long eyelashes both my kids were blessed with. This is Jessica, a nine-month old curly-haired little wonder that I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing last Friday. Gorgeous!
Jessica - Sneak Peek

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Appearing at Caldwell College Craft Fair

Need to do a little holiday shopping? Be sure to visit the annual Caldwell College craft fair on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Olivia Photography Associates will be representing! There will be a number of my stock prints available for immediate purchase, and discounts available for photo sessions booked that day. Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Happiness Project - NJ Preschool Photographer

Today I took pictures of seventeen preschoolers. When I'm putting together the packages for the parents, I'm going to include a few of the outtakes as a bonus. Those are often my favorite pictures, and as a photographer whose niche is "unscripted moments," this shouldn't come as a surprise. This was one of my favorite candids from today. To relax the kids a bit, I was asking them about their Halloween costumes and their recent trick-or-treating adventures. I don't remember what I said to make Hazel laugh, but she threw back her head and let out a huge giggle. Loved it.
H - Happiness

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Senior Photos - Snow in October

A planned weekend photo session got usurped by an unexpected snowstorm on Halloween weekend, delivering 16-1/2 inches of the white stuff. Definitely nixed some of our plans, but luckily we still managed to get some great shots.