Love love love this session so much!!! Mom chose her dress which is just gorgeous (from Charlotte Russe) and then we worked together to style the rest of the family! The colors are perfection mixed with the golden light and all the love to go around!! <3
I LOVEEEE Family Beach sessions!! I love the beach and I love working with no shoes on... Can't do that out in the fields haha Seriously, the beach is my favorite place to be and the salty air makes me happy. Shooting makes me happy... Sunsets make me happy. What better place to be?!
I thought I would share this session with the C Family. Aside from being completely adorable, you can feel the love and laughter between them.
Mom ordered a great big canvas of one of the family shots! Can you guess which image she chose? :)
Miss Avery just turned one and I was honored to capture this milestone for her family!! Her little personality will melt your heart right along with those big brown eyes... <3 Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!! <3 <3 <3
Gorgeous and yummy cake from my favorite bakery For Goodness Cakes in Carver. Check them out! https://www.facebook.com/ForGoodnessCakesBakeShop/
I was recently asked to test out the Autumn Pumpkin Glaze Overlay and Action Set by Sleeklens. Most of my editing workflow consists of hand editing which as some of you may know, can be very time consuming. Given the opportunity to speed things up and also "play", I was excited to try it out!
I will post some before and after images below. Honestly, I could play with actions and overlays all day! The options are endless. Fall is such a gorgeous time of year but it can be challenging to get those gorgeous warm and bright colors captured in your images. An action set like this can really help you get that boost your images could be missing.
Here is a before and after of a shot I took last fall. This image was edited 100% with the Sleeklens Autumn Action set right down to skin smoothening and web sharpening. I used a recipe mixed with 10 different actions within the set, all set to various opacities and some painted in or masked off. I am very pleased with the final result.
This image below was NOT edited with the action workflow, but I used the leaves overlay that comes with the collection. So fun! The options are endless. I used a few different overlays here and flipped one around. I also erased some leaves to get the look I wanted.
And last but not least, the rain overlay! I love this one! The overlay was easy to use and the results look great!
I really love this action set. I was surprised with how many actions and overlays you get and for a great price! In order to use them you need some basic working knowledge of Photoshop. You will absolutely love this set if you are a beginner, intermediate or even a skilled Photoshop user who loves actions. The overlays and brushes are a cinch to use and Sleeklens provides step by step instructions to help you get started.
Here is a list of what you get with the set:
- 7 Bird Overlays (In PSD format with JPEG previews)
- 20 Color Filter Overlays
- 8 Leaves Overlays
- 2 Leaves PS Brushes
- 20 Light Overlays
- 10 Rain Overlays
- 15 Skies Overlays – including sunsets, storm, cloudy and clear sky conditions
- Autumn Enhancing Photoshop Actions (78 Actions)
Yes, that's 78 actions on top of the overlays! One of my favorites was the detail enhancer. I just may incorporate this one into my everyday workflow.
This concludes my review of this action set! Thanks for visiting!
A peek into my studio space... as you can see there is lots of pink! Living with all boys, my studio can be a little piece of heaven and an escape for me. I have designed it to feel light and airy and of course, my favorite color pink!! <3
Welcome Baby Douglas!! That woodland nursery is an absolute DREAM!!! Mom + Dad worked really hard to make everything perfect for little Dougie! Absolute perfection! <3
A peek at my Golden Hour Fall Mini Session with this gorgeous and sweet JPP family!!
Beautiful. Sexy. Adorable... and so much love to go around!! <3 <3 <3
Mini Sessions will be coming around again in late Spring and Summer of 2017!! If you would like to be added to my mini session list, please email Jenniferpriscophotography@gmail.com
When Blake's Mom asked me for ideas for her cake smash, I couldn't wait to create a hanging floral wall that I had dreamed up. I think it came out adorable and that tied in with the pink ruffled cake and floral romper... Obsessed!
Blake you are too adorable for words and those big blue eyes... LOVE! Happy 12 months sweet girl! XO
A big thank you to my favorite bakery, Just Desserts for this yummy and beautiful cake!
If you would like to book a cake smash to celebrate your little one's milestone, please email me at Jenniferpriscophotography@gmail.com. I am taking reservations for December - March.
A peek at my recent Fresh 48 Session with sweet little Lily! I was honored to capture these very early hospital moments for her family! I went to visit them when Lily was just over 24 hours old! Big brother Cooper is pretty proud also pretty darn adorable! Those blue eyes and golden curls! <3 <3 <3 Enjoy your sneak peek! XO
Those teeny tiny baby details change after those first 48 hours. If you are expecting and would like to discuss capturing these moments with a Fresh 48 Session email email@example.com.
A sneak peek for Isla and her family!! I can't even with this cutie pie! She knew she was there to model and put on her smiley face for us! The minute I grabbed the camera, her smiles and cuteness never stopped! When she ever bent over to eat the cake with her face, I died! SOOOOOOO adorable! Isla you are one sweet and adorable little babe!
Of course she wore pink and Mom chose pink and gold for her colors. When I photographed Mom's maternity, she wore a blush gown and when I photographed Isla as a newborn, we used a pink backdrop. She is all girl and I love it! <3
If you or someone you know would like to book a cake smash to celebrate their milestone, email Jenniferpriscophotography@gmail.com for more details. Reservations for Cake Smash sessions are currently available for September through December 2016.
A sneak peek for Josie and her family!!
Little Josephine most certainly got the cake SMASH memo as she absolutely destroyed her cake perfectly in the most delicate way possible!!! Isn't she an absolute doll!??
If you would like to book a Cake Smash to celebrate your little one's milestone, email me at Jenniferpriscophotography@gmail.com. Studio and outdoor sessions available!
Ahhh I die over these images every time I see them. Cake Smash sessions are a blast! Little Greyson is one handsome dude and he loved his session!! There was no shortage of fun, laughter and smushed frosting! I so enjoyed meeting his Mom + Dad as well!! As you'll see, Mom wasn't afraid of getting a little dirty to encourage Greyson to smash his cake at the end! HE LOVED IT!!
As always a big thank you to my favorite bakery Just Desserts in Bridgewater for this adorable and yummy cake! They have the best cupcakes and if you're in the Bridgewater area you have to check them out! http://www.justdessertscafe.net/
Welcome to the world little Nathan! 14 days fresh! He was an absolute love to have in the studio. I just melt at these images with his eyes open! His hair was my favorite!
I came across a post this morning with a very renowned portrait photographer advertising Holiday Minis for $200. Included in this is 1 image. A few people started posting remarks about how ridiculously expensive that was and how they knew photographers that would give you an entire session for $50 with all the digitals, which then snowballed into a lengthy back and forth between followers.
This ignites a flame with me and I decided to take to my blog to vent a little and also explain a few things.
I am a Fine Art Portrait Photographer. I do not just give my clients all their digitals. I am an artist. I deliver fine art portraits intended for print. Custom art for you and your family to cherish for years to come. Unfortunately the portrait photography market is ridiculously oversaturated. All you need is $500 to pick up an entry level DSLR and an internet connection to create a business Facebook page and boom- you're now a "photographer". Don't get me wrong, everyone has to start somewhere but I guess what I am trying to explain is the difference between someone with a digital camera and an artist who uses a digital camera as the base for creative fine art portraits.
If you guys even knew how much time I spend on each and every session you may be very surprised... My work is just getting started when the actual session has ended, although to me it's not work. I could snap, compose and create all day long. Even with my mini sessions, in the end I've invested 6 hours+ on each session. It starts with hand selecting the best images and narrowing it down. It's my job to show you only the best. A gallery of 50 images to choose from is much too overwhelming. Most of my sessions yield between 10-30 final images. Each image is individually retouched and creatively edited to compose a custom piece of art for you. Sometimes it's black and white, sometimes color. Sometimes it's muted tones and moody, sometimes it's bright and airy. I pull each image individually into photoshop to decide the mood, style, and how I want the finished product to look and feel. I am an artist. I am not "just a photographer". When you hire me you are paying for much more than someone with a fancy camera or the knowledge behind Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. I am an artist. I create Fine Art portraits for my clients. Every last detail is taken into account. Sometimes I'll go back and forth on styles and finishes for an hour on before I get it "just right". I can't give away all my secrets but Photoshop has opened up my world and the possibilities are endless. I am an artist. It's not always how you see it. Sometimes I know right away how I will finish up an image and sometimes I have to let the creative juices flow a bit. Sometimes I'll find a quick moment captured that literally jumps out at me. A fleeting moment in time where siblings looked at each other just the right way and laughed, a kiss, a hug, a look, a feeling... Those shots always stop me dead in my tracks when culling through hundreds of images. The ones that get me... you can FEEL them. A lot of times I am drawn to black and white with the emotional images but guess what?? There are endless possibilities with black and white's too. I do not use a one-size-fits-all button to make your image black and white and send it along. This image gets pulled into photoshop and I will play with layers and hand edits to get the blacks, whites, highlights, shadows and midtones just right. A black and white image is just as much creating as a color image. I am an artist.
So with all that said, yes, 100 times yes, it is very common and very reasonable for an artist to charge a few hundred dollars to create you ONE amazing and gorgeous Fine Art Family portrait. I am not for everyone. Custom Photography is not for everyone. My style simply may not be aligned with yours but please remember, if you do hire me, my final images are intended for print which is how my packages are designed. They are put together to encourage a balance with your want for digital images and my intent for you to print and display them.
I would like to also take a quick moment to thank all of my amazing clients who also see the value in beauty of custom fine art portraiture. Without you all, Jennifer Prisco Photography would not be. ~Jennifer XO
What a little studmuffin this guy is!!! We had so much putting our toes in the sand and enjoying the salt air! Powder Point bridge is one of my favorite places! Oh Gavin with those blue eyes and sweet lips- I melt!! <3
Enjoy your sneak peek! XO
Little Johnny ROCKED his golden hour portrait session!!! He didn't need one ounce of coaching on how to pose. What a handsome little man he is! Enjoy this sneak peek! XO - Jennifer
If you would like more information on a children or family session please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ahhh how adorable are these two?! Keith and Kaitlyn had such an amazing and beautiful wedding day and their "First Look" was nonetheless! Kaitlyn jokingly had said " Keith, when you turn around you better have a face!" ;) Well Kaitlyn I think he may have met and exceeded expectations! He was certainly taken aback and lovingly admired his bride to be when he first saw her!! LOVE these pics guys!!! :)
Some of you might remember the little "Pats Fan" baby from last year. Little Rylee! I can't believe she is turning one!! I was so excited when Mom picked out Pink and Teal for the colors as they are my FAV!! AND Of course I hit up my favorite bakery for the cake- Just Desserts in Bridgewater! (You can check them out here- http://www.justdessertscafe.net/ ) They have the BEST cupcakes!!!
I am so very excited to share this peek of Rylee's cake smash session! This little girl has had quite a journey the past year and at times it hasn't been easy, but she is a fighter and is doing amazing!!!!! I am lucky to have met her and so proud and honored to be able to document these special memories for her family!!
Now that being said, I can honestly say that I have never EVER seen a baby enjoy their cake as much as Miss Rylee!!!! She ROCKED it and these pictures say it all!!! Love her!!!!!! If you met her you would would fall in love too! Happy First Birthday Sweet Girl!! XO
If you are interested in booking a cake smash session with me, I have limited spots available and am taking bookings for Sept-Jan. Email me Jenniferpriscophotography@gmail.com