Simple, pure, and modern portrait photography. We specialize in family, maternity, lifestyle newborn, and child portrait photography for Orlando, FL and Surrounding Areas. With an easy-going and fun approach, I will capture your family's authentic expressions and the special bond you share. From the tender moments of pregnancy, to the precious days of your newborn and continuing as your family grows, each session is heartfelt, specialized, and uniquely yours.
Since the moments of our lives quickly fade into memories, the only way to make those life moments stand still, is with photography. Personally, my most precious possessions are photographs of my family. They open the sentiment to my cherished memories and carry me down the memory lane of stories from each special photo. It is my mission to not only give you beautiful photography, but to have those photos tell your family story, giving you wonderful memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Ladies: Hide those bra straps! Wear a bra and underwear that hides well under your outfit. Consider wearing dresses or tops that cover your arms partially or fully if you are concerned about how your upper arms look. Bare arms tend to stand-out in a photo and can expose more skin than your face, thus drawing attention to your arms, not your beautiful face!
Lips – any shiny lip gloss in a color like berries or browns are great. Avoid frosts or glitters that will reflect light. Avoid dark colors. Bring your lip gloss along for refreshing!
Face – a light application of non-SPF foundation helps smooth out the skin and cover any blemishes. The goal is for a matte finish, not a glow so avoid foundations with bronzer or shimmer or mineral makeup. Note: The reason to avoid foundations with SPF or shimmer is because it reflects light and will effect the exposure of the photo. If you can’t find a non-SPF foundation, then just go for the lowest SPF amount offered. Finally, brush a light translucent powder all over to cut down on shine.
Cheeks – light blush to add some color. Avoid bronzers or glittery blushes.
Eyes – brown eyeliner and a little waterproof mascara to bring out the lashes is fine. A soft brown always looks nice and compliments most eye colors. Avoid eye shadows with shimmer or glitter.
Eyebrows – be sure to trim, pluck if needed. The camera and lenses are very powerful, so even a rogue hair will show! If waxing, be sure to do it a week prior to avoid having redness.
Hairspray! – I can’t say enough about spritzing your hair with some spray, especially long hair! Most of my photo sessions are in the late afternoon to catch a gorgeous golden halo-light, but it also can highlight the flyaway hairs, so please spray your locks if you can.
Manicure/Pedicure – It’s amazing the detail the camera can capture, so be sure to get a fresh manicure and coat of nail polish and pedicure (if you’ll be wearing open toed shoes). Avoid really bright or fluorescent nail color.
Be clean-shaven or beards and mustaches trimmed. For clean-shaven guys, you may think a little stubble won’t be seen on camera, but it totally shows in close-ups, so spend the extra time to shave and put on your “handsome”!
Socks and Feet show! If you’re thinking your socks and/or shoes don’t matter because they won’t be in the photo…..think again! Many times I will pose you in a seated or crouching position which will definitely show shoes and socks. Please wear socks and shoes that match the color of your clothes and your clothing style, i.e. casual, formal. No brown socks with black pants!
Kids (parents please help):
Wipe away icky noses and eyes, fresh-scrub teeth.
Kids lips get chapped! Bring Chapstick to give a softer look.
If your child is still in diapers or pull-ups, hide them well under bloomers, shorts or pants.
If your child is still of napping age, make sure they nap before the shoot.
Be sure to give a potty-break prior to the session.
It is perfectly okay to bring bribes to a photo. Some cereal, smarties or other candy that won’t stain teeth can help a short photo shoot go smoothly.
Avoid colorful drinks or lollypops within 8 hours of your shoot, don’t let them eat or drink anything that will stain their face, teeth or mouths.
I’m more than happy to talk through your ideas and offer suggestions. I LOVE coordinating outfits. We will discuss clothing options at the time of your booking. I have style and color boards for ideas to help you decide on the look you want for your session.
BELLA GREY PHOTOGRAPHY