Client Information

Tips on helping create photographs you will LOVE.

Family Sessions

NELLANG PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY:

My goal as your photographer is to create an experience for you that is both natural and comfortable. I know being in front of a camera can feel unnatural and nerve wracking (I feel nervous when I get my photos taken!). During your session, I will work to help dissolve those nerves and make the process enjoyable (many times through laughter and corniness!). I consider myself a go with the flow, lifestyle photographer (although we can definitely fit in some posed) and my passion is capturing priceless moments. The moments where you and your loved ones are being yourselves. The moments that warm your heart, make you smile and make you feel connected to one another.

LOCATION:

I am a natural light, on-location photographer. The location that we shoot at depends upon your personal preference. The focus of the session will be on you but a great location can add a lot of beauty, and specialness to the photos. I generally shoot in either a natural setting or an urban setting. If you know a great location, please do not hesitate to talk with me. I love to work in new places! If you do not have a location preference, I know many beautiful areas in and near Bend.

Newborns are an exception and are generally shot at the families’ home.

KIDS:

I know the day of a photo shoot can be nerve wracking for parents. Wondering and worrying over how the session will go, and whether your little one(s) will cooperate for the camera. I want to ease some of those worries by providing you with some tips that you as the parent can do to make the session process a great one.
1. Please bring an extra set of clothing for your kiddos. You never know what can happen!
2. Please bring non messy snacks and a drink to help alleviate hunger and thirst.
3. For younger children, please bring their favorite toy(s) that provide comfort and/or laughter. These can help children feel more comfortable in front of the camera.

I want you to know that I LOVE working with children. I love their giggles, their funny faces, their attitudes, their candidness and their innocence. My goal while capturing your child is to photograph their genuine moments, the moments where they are being and enjoying themselves. Lastly, since life is unpredictable, I want to calm any nerves you might have about temper tantrums or melt downs. We are capturing real life, tantrums happen, and it’s alright with me.

PARENTS:

Parents, here are a few tips for you.
1. During a group shot, please continue looking at and smiling at the camera, while I work to get the attention of your children.
2. I would love to know any tips that can help with the process of getting a genuine smile from your child (i.e. their favorite animal. I am pretty good at animal sounds! Or their favorite cartoon character/princess). However, during the session, please allow me to work to get them to smile.
3. Please allow me a few minutes in the beginning of the session to get to know your child and their personality. My goal is to set up a positive foundation for the session and to help make them feel comfortable.
4. Please allow me to get the attention of your child.
5. Remember the two F’s! Flexibility and Fun. We are capturing life and sessions do not always go as planned. So let’s have fun together and enjoy the unpredictable moments.

CLOTHES:

I know that figuring out an outfit(s) for a photography session can be intimidating. I am frequently asked from clients what to wear for a photo shoot and I have definitely learned a few tips for preparing outfits through my years of shooting and editing!

1. The first is not to be afraid to wear color! Colors are fun and vibrant and show up well in images.
2. Please avoid plain white and solid neutral tops because they do not generally photograph well.
3. Coordinating your families’ outfits is a great way to enhance your photos. However,  please avoid matching. Having variations in colors and wearing colors that complement one another is a wonderful thing!
4. Make sure everyone can move in their clothing. Discomfort will translate in the images. The ability to move will lead to fun activities, playfulness and joy (and that will also show up in your images!).
5. If you wear glasses normally, you will want to wear them in the session. Otherwise, people might not recognize you in your photos.
6. Simplicity is key! Please avoid clothes with logos, and busy patterns.
7. Bringing a few little details, such as hats and scarves, can be a fun way to add variety to your photos.
8. Ladies, if you normally wear makeup, I recommend adding a little extra on your session day. This will give your face an extra little pop.
8. If you have any questions at all about what to wear, you are more than welcome to bring a few outfits for my opinion. You are also welcome to bring a few different outfits to wear during the shoot.

THE SESSION:

Since I am lifestyle photographer, the main focus of the session will be on your family interacting with one another. Some examples would be your family talking with one another, telling jokes to each other, walking with one another, playing tag, tickling, making silly faces, reading books together, etc. Although I love the natural state of families with one another, I will direct your family when needed to help with the photo capturing process.

THEN WHAT?

After the session, I will choose the 25-30 images that I feel capture your family the most beautifully and then process each of them (in color and some in black and white). When I process your images, I take the image and add pops of contrast here, pops of color there, and work to enhance the overall image. I prefer my images and clients to look as natural and as close to real life as possible. The images will then be uploaded to an online photo gallery 2-3 weeks after your session. I will send you a link that will be password protected. Please feel free to share this link with your family and friends. I will then mail you a disc that will have all your images in two separate folders. The first folder is labeled “For Print” and these are the high resolution photos and are the only ones to be used for printing. The second is labeled “For Web” and these images are smaller, lower resolution, and are for social media (i.e. Facebook). If you use images on Facebook, please make sure to tag me on the link and keep the watermark on the image.

Senior Sessions

I remember the excitement and nervousness I felt when getting my senior portraits; praying they would turn out and that I would look great in them. Below you will find tips that can help enhance your senior portrait experience.

TIMING:

The best time to do senior photos is the summer before your senior year. This is the time when you are well-rested; generally have a freer schedule and it is a beautiful time of year.

CLOTHES:

A few tips to help your clothing selection process.
1. The first is not to be afraid to wear color! Colors are fun and vibrant and show up well in images.
2. Please avoid plain white and solid neutral tops because they do not generally photograph well.
3. Make sure you can move in your clothing. Discomfort will translate in the images.
4. Modesty is always a great policy.
5. If you wear glasses normally, you will want to wear them in the session. Otherwise, people might not recognize you in your photos.
6. Simplicity is key! Please avoid clothes with logos, and busy patterns.
7. Bringing a few little details, such as hats, jewelry and scarves, can be a fun way to add variety to your photos.
8. If you have any questions at all about what to wear, you are more than welcome to bring a few outfits for my opinion. You are also welcome to bring a few different outfits to wear during the shoot.

For Women

MAKEUP:

Makeup that is well done is one of the best preparations you can make for your session. It will even out skin tones and help give your photos that extra pop for a model-like look. Even if you don’t normally wear makeup or wear very little, take the time to do it well and your photos will look their best. Please avoid glitter makeup.

FINGERS AND TOES:

If you paint your nails, make sure they are done well for your session.  Chipped nail paint will show and distract from you.  Avoid bright colors that will distract from you and may not work with all your outfits.  Instead, opt for basic or natural toes.

PROPS:

Photos containing props can be special. However, it is important to keep the props authentic, and simple.

Boudoir Sessions

Coming soon…