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How To: What to Wear

The #1 question I get asked is:  “What should I wear for portraits?”
Here are some tips that I tell my clients as to what to wear for your portraits.

My favorite combinations are:
White tops with jeans or khakis
Black tops with jeans or khakis

The look is classic and easy to put together or acquire (without breaking the bank ) and most likely you might already have these items in your closet.

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Just note as with all of these suggesting, no matter what you have on top, your bottoms should always be the same. So if you’re wearing jeans – everyone is wearing some sort of jean bottom (mixing in skirts, pedal pushers or shorts are a-ok!). The same for khakis!

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Concerned about perhaps the extra weight that cameras can sometimes add to you in photos? There’s a reason the little black dress has been every woman’s best friend since the dawn of time. Stick to black or dark colors as they are complimentary to all shapes and sizes. (This goes for men as well as women)

If you want to wear colors in your photos my advice is to either stick to one color family or to color block. Just remember with color that a little can go a long way in portraits!

Sticking to one color family: Pick one color and everyone wears a different shade of it. Remember to coordinate all bottoms and accessories.
Color blocking: The examples below this are perfect examples of color blocking. Pick 1-3 colors at most and have everyone wear varying shades or combinations of those.

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At the end of the day though the best advice that I can give a client about what to wear in a portrait is make sure that when you look in the portrait you see you. Is your family made up of die-hard Steelers fans? Then wear your black and gold with pride to your session! Does your family dress in theme every year for Halloween? Then celebrate that with a creative portrait session. Time goes by in a blink of an eye its important to stop and remember that time and the best way to do that is with a portrait that can be treasured for all of time.

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Happy June!

I have been looking forward to June for a very long while because….

We’re doing our first fair!
Kensington Photography will be at New Kensington Volunteer Fire Department’s Community Days during June 20th-22nd!
I’m so excited and yet very busy all at the same time because June came far to quickly!
So if you’re coming to community days please stop by and say hi!

Also coming up this month I’m planning on doing a lot of “how to” blogs about weddings photography and the fair so keep an eye out for those!

If you have a  upcoming event or would like more information about Kensington Photography portrait sessions please contact us for more information. 

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Neil 3 months session

Guess who’s 3 months already?
This guy!

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It is hard to believe that he’s already 3 months old!
It feels like it was only last week that I was holding him for the first time mere hours after he was born. Time really does fly by!

So to capture this moment in time before it too goes all to fast we had some fun along with big brother Liam and did Neil’s 3 month portrait session!
Enjoy the preview!

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Wedding Season 2014!

It’s here! It’s wedding season!
And boy is it going to be a busy one!
I’m so excited!!!!

Tomorrow is our first wedding of the season which is with Luis & Nikkina!

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Looking forward to spending the day with this wonderful couple and all the other couples I have the pleasure of working with this season!

Wanna know more about Kensington Photography weddings?
Contact us for information!

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Spring Portrait Session Special

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Book your session today!!

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Jacob – Penn Hills High School

Is it spring yet?
As much as I love winter shoots I am sooo ready for the colors of spring to start appear!  Especially after the random 60 degree day we had in the middle of February! (Crazy Pittsburgh weather!)

Jacob was my first senior of 2014! He along with his family were such a pleasure to work with. We chatted about the many activities that Jacob loves doing (like stage crew and marching band just to name a few) Jacob plans to attend my alma marter the University of Pittsburgh (Hail to Pitt) in the fall and join the marching band there as well.

Enjoy some previews from Jacob’s session!

It’s never to late (nor early – I’m looking at you class of 2015) to book your Senior session!
Contact me for more information about booking your Senior session.

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Neil New Born Session

As you might remember from my previous blog my sister and brother in-law were expecting and since then baby Neil has arrived making me an aunt to now two fantastic little boys!
Enjoy the preview of Neil’s first photo session.

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