Beautiful Flowers

The contrast of colors between all the flowers, the blue jar, and the different colored wrappings around the jar, combined with the way the light is coming through makes for beautiful flowers. This pictures uses the rule of thirds to focus the viewer’s eye on the most colorful pedals in the flower arrangement. The idea behind the rule of thirds is to divide … Read More

Perfect Smile

Our daughter Anna and her cousin Rebecca are showing us their perfect smiles at Paul’s sister’s wedding. The thing to remember here though is that with portrait photography, it is all about eyes. Humans are naturally drawn to the eyes. In a picture like this, the eyes draw you in and make you feel connected to the people in the picture. … Read More

Bride, Mother, and Mother-in-Law

This is a wedding picture of the bride, bride’s mother, and bride’s mother-in-law. For portrait pictures our favorite lens is a fixed focal length 50mm lens. The down side to a fixed lens is that you have to move yourself backwards and forwards to “change the zoom”, but in most cases it is well worth it. A fixed focal length … Read More