Out the door. Today's view and more!

We recommend simple, classic clothing in mid tone colors. Neutrals like cream, sage, khakis and grays are great choices.  If you use solid black or solid white be sure it is in a texture as textures always photograph well.

Keep the focus on your child's beautiful face.  Avoid logos and trendy characters unless it is a theme for dress up or Halloween.  Flower girl dresses are lovely. Check out GAP kids, Old Navy, H&M, Nordstrom.

Women wear what you love!  Men and women take a look at the classy, timeless French wardrobe.  Neutral colors.   Ladies add a pop of color in your shoes and lips.  Not over dressed.

Make up - Moisturize then use a light layer of foundation and concealer.  Always cover blemishes.  A light touch of blush on cheeks, temples and nose is pleasing.  Brush brows natural, don't over fill.  Nude eye shadow is better.  Go light on lashes but curl them.  Use soft liner to bring attention to eyes.  Exfoliate and soften lips with balm then add lip stain and you are good to go for a great photo session.  Not over done, just complimenting your beauty.

A time for joy, tradition, giving, baking, connecting with friends and loved ones. Celebrate and believe in the magic!  Wishing you only good things this season!  Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

Taking Artful Travel Photos

Found on Snapfish.com  This is a basic, but helpful, list of suggestions for taking artful travel photos.
How to take vacation photos with your digital camera that you will be proud to hang.
Play with different angles
Even recognizable or frequently photographed locations can be even more eye-catching when you capture them from a fresh perspective. For example, shoot buildings looking up rather than straight on.

Position your subject
To create more powerful photos, place the subject off-center and leave the rest of the frame empty. Imagine the shot divided into three sections (like a tick-tack-toe game).

Use silhouettes
Put your subject between you and the setting or rising sun to create dramatic silhouettes-perfect for framing.

Capture color
Look for the vibrant and unique colors. You can find them anywhere-shop displays, graffiti, even in farmers markets. Here, a storefront full of bags and scarves becomes a striking photo.

Try black and white
The contrast of black and white accentuates lines, textures, and edges, making it a good choice for turning snapshots into dramatic photos.

Snap signs and symbols
Landmarks, signs, and memorabilia can make for fun, creative photos. Look for opportunities to capture the flavor of your destinations-great for scrapbooking too.

Display your memories
Show off your most memorable travel photos, and turn your home or office into a beautiful art gallery in the process.
It's always nice to return from a trip and have photos to share with friends and family while you tell stories and relive moments of your time away.


Starting something new!  Weekly post of what I see, where ever I might be.

©2022 Photography by Melinda, Indianapolis. IN