One of the hottest fashion trends for this Spring is Lace and Neon. A few of our clients have already been photographed in this trend and we are betting that we will be seeing a lot more of this in our camera rooms this upcoming season and we are ready. We think this is the perfect combo of sweet and edgy. In the studio this trend would look best with simple and soft backgrounds. It would also look wonderful photographed outside. Depending on the outfit, a graffiti wall Downtown, a street in Uptown or a field in Corrales would make for some amazing photos. Capturing full length photos are going to be ideal for this look. Remember your accessories with this trend as it is an affordable way to include it into your session. While this trend goes against the typical photography guidelines we think it is going to be amazing. For individuals such as high school seniors it is all about the one person, so anything goes. For family or group photos just make sure everything coordinates. One idea is to put one person in the trend and then build the rest of the oufits off of that one person. Check out our board on Pinterest for more inspiration. We are so excited to see what we get to photograph this Spring.
You’re a senior. You know how important your senior picture is. Not only will it immortalize you in the year book, but it will hang on the family wall with pride…for longer than you think. Read the rest of this entry »
The Power of Positive Self Esteem And How Portraits Can Play A Powerful Role in That
In John Maxwell’s latest book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Maxwell states that many people don’t reach their full potential because they lack belief in themselves. They don’t see the possibilities that God put in them. Maxwell quotes Nathaniel Branden, psychiatrist and expert on the subject of self-esteem who says, “No factor is more important in people’s psychological development and motivations than the value judgments they make about themselves. Every aspect of their lives is impacted by the way they see themselves.”
Portraits can have an enormous impact on how people see themselves. For owners, Kim and Paul Jew, portraits taken of them as teenagers left indelible scars on them that have forever impacted their views on photography. Kim says, “When I first saw my high school senior portrait, my first thought was how boring I looked. This perception only heightened my feelings of insecurity about being Chinese, left handed and having a round face. A school portrait that Paul had taken as a 10th Grader also had the same effect. Paul says, “When I got my pictures back, I hid them in a drawer. The pictures made me look and feel dorky and ugly. I had very little confidence in myself.” Because of these negative experiences, we have made it our life’s work to create portraits that bolster a person’s positive self esteem as opposed to damaging it.
Creating a portrait that enhances a person’s self esteem involves proper planning, sensitivity, positive interaction, artistry, creativity and skill. It involves being a student of lighting, posing and camera technology. In addition, what we cannot capture in the camera, we have the expertise to enhance portraits through the magic of digital retouching technology. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to creating portraits that will make you feel good about you or your family.
If we have done our jobs well, you should look at the portraits that we create for you and say to yourself, “I like that person. That person is attractive, confident and capable of doing great things.” Our joy comes when we can play a role in contributing to your positive self esteem. We don’t consider ourselves to be in the photography business. We consider ourselves to be in the positive self esteem business. “No factor is more important in people’s psychological development and motivations than the value judgments they make about themselves. Every aspect of their lives is impacted by the way they see themselves.”
-Dr. Nathaniel Branden, Pyschotherapist and Self Esteem
At Kim Jew Photography, we believe that every person we photograph is unique and special in their own way. We love creating images that bring out your personality and that make you look good. Our monthly specials allow us to give more people the opportunity to be able to shoot with us. This month, we have great specials for senior portrait sessions. Read the rest of this entry »
You’re all ready for your senior portrait session at Kim Jew Photography. Now, you just need to work out all the details, like what you’re going to wear or what kind of poses you’re going to do. If you are worried about how to prepare for your big photo session, we’ve got you covered with some tips! Read the rest of this entry »
A smile can uplift us, be a sign of comfort, or symbolize friendship between people. A friendly smile from your best friend can instantly give you the extra boost of confidence to make it through the rest of the school day. Smiles connect us all through a feeling of happiness, even on bad days. Read the rest of this entry »
You know you won’t have a choice once they’re taken. Your grandma will put the pictures in a scrapbook. Your aunt will hang them in her office. Your great uncle twice removed (who you’ve only met once) will put it above his fireplace.
Summertime is finally here in New Mexico! The birds are chirping, people are finally (willingly) venturing outside, and the Class of 2013 is starting to schedule their senior photography sessions at Kim Jew Photography.
Senior Portraits will be given to your grandparents, cousins, and distant relatives who you met once when you were a baby.
Everyone will see these photos and they will be displayed.
Making sure that you have everything right, from your pose to your expression, is crucial to getting a good shot. That’s also why choosing the location for your senior portrait session with Kim Jew Photography is also a big decision. So, how are you planning to select the perfect location for your portraits?
Things to Consider when Selecting your Location
So you know that location is key for your senior portraits. When you are considering going out on location for a shoot, think about:
Length of time to get to the location. Remember, portrait sessions can take some time. If the location is far enough, you might have to block out a whole day for your shoot. A closer location is ideal if you can’t devote a whole day to the shoot.
Important landmarks from your past. This includes shoots at your high school or at a special location that’s important to you. This is a great way to show off a unique part of yourself.
Special permissions required to use the location. A lot of times, seniors are thinking about using private property to do their shoot at. It’s always important to ask and get permission prior to booking a shoot.
The weather and time of year. If you are taking your portraits during the winter, it may not be a good idea to use an outdoor location. Pack accordingly if you decide to use an outdoor location.
Using our studio at Kim Jew Photography is also a great way to show off your unique side without having to travel off-site.
Not sure where to go? Don’t worry about it. We know all the hotspots in Albuquerque and help you find the best location for your shot. Contact us today to book your session!