Differences Between Glamour/Beauty Photography & Other Kinds

JLReis Famly PhotographyAside from wardrobe, of course, there are large differences in the type of mindset you have to go into when you’re shooting a beauty/glamour session. When a photographer is setting up for a family, engagement or senior session, she/he wants to go in with a happy, “say cheese” (so to speak), upbeat attitude.

sept_43Wisconsin Senior PhotographyI love for my clients to come in excited for their session and sometimes that excitement carries over into the session itself. With family photos, head-shots, sister, mother and daughter sessions, a happy go lucky attitude is wonderful. I love to see a sunny smile on the face of a senior – tho thought of their whole lives ahead of them should make them glow with joy!

Wisconsin Beauty Glamour PhotographyFor beauty and glamour photography I want to see a little mystique. That’s a really nice word for what I call it in real like, lol. I want your man, the person you’re giving these photos to to look at them and be amazed!! I do my best to get that out of my clients.Wisconsin Beauty Glamour Photography

J and B – Seymour, Wisconsin Engagement Session

The other day, in a fit of frustration, I asked a group of photographer friends what would ever posses a person to  become a photographer. The hours are long, there’s so much to learn and retain, camera-ing is HARD and sometimes people aren’t very nice.

But then I have a session like the one I had with Janelle and Brad and it all comes rolling back to me.

The love they have for each other and the fun they have together just rolls off of them and it’s really hard not to get caught up in it.  I look at the photos we made and I know they’d have had as much fun that day even if I hadn’t been there, aiming my camera at them.

But the REAL reason is this:

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Did You Miss the Holiday Mini Specials?

Did you miss the last two mini session specials? The holidays are fast approaching and there is no better gift to your loved ones than the gift of a memory.

The mini sessions are no longer available, but you still have time make an appointment to capture some memories for the future.

Your best choice to get your photos in time for the holidays is MBP’s Taste of Honey Collection

Taste of Honey Collection: $225

  • Up to 45 minutes of shooting in my studio/local venue
  • Online gallery of hand-chosen images for viewing and ordering (up to twenty of the BEST of your shoot)
  • A CD with ten digital images with print release *

Email MadBee Photo and make your appointment NOW for delivery of your photos in time for Christmas.

A 50% reservation fee ($125) is due at the time of booking in order to confirm and hold your appointment, with the balance due on the day of your session. MBP will be accepting holiday appointments until Sunday November 30, 2014.

As an added bonus, if you book a session for November, your name will be added to a drawing to receive a free session (Taste of Honey Collection Only) in the future!

Beautiful Autumn Days!

"Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget, you can never retell." ~ Louisa May Alcott
“Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget, you can never retell.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

Good afternoon, my beauties.  We have been blessed with some pretty nice days here lately, but I fear they won’t be lasting long.  If you’re thinking of getting your portraits done outside as a Christmas gift, now’s the time to make that senior, family or couples appointment.

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Wisconsin Senior Photography

If you’re thinking of giving the gift of a glamour/beauty portrait for Christmas, you’ve got a bit more time. My dates are filling up, but since we do those at the studio, time and lighting and temperature are pretty much non-issues.

Don’t wait til the last minute! I know Seymour High School needs their senior headshots in by November first and Christmas is creeping right up FAST!

Wisconsin Mother Daughter Photography

I Want to Take Your Photo

There seems to be a bit of a misunderstanding as to the type of photography that I do. I SPECIALIZE in taking women’s photos. There is nothing that makes my heart sing more than when a woman looks at her photos and actually sees the beauty that has always been in her, but that she just couldn’t see. As a woman myself, with all insecurities that all women have, I KNOW the struggles other women face about their looks on a daily basis. I know how hard it is to see our own beauty when Photoshopped magazine and catalogs are picked up from our mailboxes every day.

I understand being self-conscious in front of the camera. I think that EVERYONE must be staring at that zit, mole, wrinkle, that in reality only *I* see because I see it EVERY DAY.

I know what it is to tell myself that I need to lose weight, I don’t have the time, I look so tired. I CAN’T have my photo taken.

We, as women are our own worst enemies and not only are we depriving ourselves, but we’re depriving our loved ones of memories of ourselves in the future. I know I’ve said it before, but I ave only one photo of my mother (taken by the well-known CountrySide Studios) and one of myself and my mother taken on my wedding day 28 years ago. Why? Because she’d literally RUN from a camera. She’d flap her hands up in front of her face and actually get angry if someone tried to take her photo.

Now all I have to remember her beauty (and she WAS a true beauty, though she didn’t see it) are two pictures and the dwindling number of people who knew her. I can’t begin to tell you what I’d give for a proper photo of my mother and myself.

So … those are the reasons I SPECIALIZE in women’s photography.

I love to shoot mamas & daughters, sisters, best friends and women by themselves.

But I also do and LOVE other sorts of photography. I have a ball shooting with seniors and getting that one perfect shot makes me do a little dance every time. Maternity sessions make me weepy … I wish we’d thought to do that sort of thin when I was carrying my own two sweet babies. Family sessions are awesome … especially with older kids that have a great relationship with their parents.

I SPECIALIZE in photographing women, but I LOVE taking portraits of EVERYBODY – and their horse, lol.

Mandy & Cory | Seymour, Wisconsin Couples Photographer

It’s an honor to be asked to take some of the most important photos of a couples life together and engagement photos certainly rate right up there.

I had a great evening with Mandy & Cory. Cory is a huge fan of hunting and fishing, so we headed out to the woods for this shoot. The bride to be is so pretty that we couldn’t have gotten a bad picture if we’d tried.

Thank you both for allowing me to share in your happiness.

Mandy & Cory