The Perry Family

We are glamour and boudoir portrait photographers BUT sometimes…..yes…..we do families. And this is a family that is dear to my heart, she’s my sister! Yes we don’t always do family sessions, but when we do they are gorgeous!

I have grown to love capturing images in the evening sun. Whether it be the sun beams, a backdrop of the sun in the image or back lit  I think they all make beautiful images. I absolutely love the warmth this kind of ‘golden hour’ sun gives. And for this family to be able to have these images  forever will be absolutely awesome. This was a fun session and it makes me more open to doing more 🙂

 

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It’s Senior time (and I’m not talking older ages here)!

Senior photography

I have come to thoroughly enjoy doing outdoor photography sessions for graduating seniors. They are a totally fun age group of kids! You give me an awesome location and a spunky 17 year old and I’ll get you some awesome images and we will both have fun doing it!

This age group of kids are an awesome lot to be around. They are on top of their world. They are leaving behind childhood and entering into the world of adults. They think it’s great (as an adult I think we were all scammed at that age, I’m not so sure I would call it great). But they think it is and that feeling is one thing that makes them so awesome to work with.

Happy senior campers they are and they want to get that entire personality and emotion caught on film, so to speak. And the parents are right there with them. Their baby is grown up and  we have GOT to stop time here and keep it forever. That’s what you get with a Senior photography session and it is a ton of fun!

Here are a few of my favorites from a session. Can’t wait to do another!

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Simple Inspiration

 

Beauty in movement

When I was a girl I was a tomboy. I loved to run, climb, jump and more than anything, ride my horse. I loved to play and have fun doing simple things. I think there is an inherent beauty in the simple things and simple motions and to be able to capture an interesting photo with simple things can be beautiful.

I love trying different types of movement to see what I can get in an image. In each portrait session we do at Picture Perfect Photography I try to do something to capture some kind of motion. It doesn’t always work out but sometimes it is the best image of the session. They are usually very appealing to the eye.

I love the photograph shown above! I look at it and I feel so many different things. I imagine what she is thinking as she turns and turns. I think about what it was like when I was a child and did this very same thing. I think of the simplicity of the motion and of how ANYONE can do it, no matter the age.

You can find inspiration there, in the simplest of actions.  I think ‘simple’ things can bring about some of the best inspiration a person can have. In our society we have done away with simple. Everything we do has become more involved and technical. Even though many things have made life easier there is nothing simple about them. Things may happen with the push of a button but there was nothing simple about making that possible.

I miss simple. I love a simple country atmosphere, looking at bugs and dust in sunrays, there is beauty there if you open your eyes and see it. I love the emotion and joy that can come from simple smells, like fresh mown grass or the start of rain on a hot summer day. Beauty in the ‘simple’ things can inspire any number of things in a person.

We all need to take a little time to enjoy the simple things. Spinning in circles, smelling flowers and watching it rain. Things like this clear the mind and heal the soul and leave you completely open and vulnerable to simple inspiration.

 

Simple Beauty

The Beauty of Images That are Tangible

Friends

    When I was a little girl I loved being with my friends. We laughed, played, and just enjoyed the company of those we were with. Time spent with my friends and family holds a big place in my heart and memory. I’m sure that is the case with most adults. Nostalgia……looking back on times when we were younger and excited for life to start.

   At Picture Perfect Photography our goal is to capture images of women and girls of all ages. Capturing fun and memorable moments in their lives and giving them that piece of nostalgia to hold on to for a lifetime is the ultimate in gratification for us…..we LOVE it!

Friends

   In today’s society the younger generation is all about getting and keeping these types of images. And many are completely happy with only digital images to share around to friends and on social media. But the digital world is so…….well, digital. You can look and look but never touch and really feel the image. There is nothing there that is tangible. If that were the only way we had to look at images of ourselves, friends and family it seems very distant and almost imaginary.

Double the beauty

   But beautiful images that you can hold on to, see everyday on your wall as you pass them, that is so much more real! Having your images in a book that you can keep and go back to over and over to see and touch means so much more than scrolling through those digital images on your computer. And so many times digital images remain locked away in a drawer or on a hard drive and are all but forgotten.

   And that’s not to even mention the value and awesome quality of a product your photographer can get you versus the ones from local commercial print labs. I have seen those print lab photos with body parts cut off that shouldn’t be and atrocious color that would rival that of an old 1970’s snapshot. As Forest Gump would say, it’s like a box of chocolates……you never know what your gonna get!

   I remember as a girl looking at old photos that my mom used to keep in old cookie tins. I could spend hours just sitting there, flipping through each picture and thinking about what was happening at that time. As I got older and even now, I still absolutely love going through those old photos, they touch my heart in their permanent memories.

   In my and my mom’s hallway and living room there are family photos that hang. They range from, over 100 years old of her mom and dad as children, to brand new images of a newborn grandson and nephew. It’s awesome to see those anytime we pass. Instantly, I begin to think of the family in those images, of the time frame that they were taken in and of the place in in my heart that is a permanent residency of the subject in those images. If I sit and look and think on them too long it can make me teary with the memories of them.

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   Actual photos you can hold and see daily mean so much more than a picture on my phone. I’m not sure why that is, other than it makes the person in them more ‘real’. Not just a digitally made group of pixels.  Wall art is tangible, real and beautiful. And even better yet when it is wall art of loved ones there is beauty there that can never be measured. We love selling wall art and photo albums or books. We love seeing the faces of our clients when they receive their products and look at them for the first time and to know it is only the first of many times that those moments will be remembered.

   These are the reasons we offer the products we do and do in person sales and product delivery, it gives us as much satisfaction as it does our clients. It makes us appreciate and enjoy our work all that much more and who doesn’t want to get as much appreciation as they can out of what they do, am I right?!

The Beautiful Outdoors

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I have been an outdoor girl since I was a child. It is something I love. I love the beauty of nature. I love the smells of grass, rain, and even trees, as well as all the natural landscape views. Outdoor photos have so many wonderful possibilities and I love being able to mix natural outdoor beauty into our portraits.

These are the kinds of photography sessions I love most. This was a glamour/boudoir session with a beautiful girl in the beautiful outdoors. This was a lot of fun (and yes it was a very private location). She had so much fun doing this session. She was only 3 months post baby and afterward she told us we made her feel sexy again in her own body.

That is EXACTLY what makes us LOVE what we do at Picture Perfect! It is an amazing feeling to know we have brought that kind of boost to a woman’s self esteem. It is some kind of wonderful!