Heads Up Tioga – November 1st & 2nd in Owego!

Hey, Tioga County residents! Don’t miss this amazing event on November 2nd and November 3rd! The Camera’s Eye will be shooting portraits to be displayed and for sale as posters throughout downtown Owego during the month of December. All proceeds benefit the Tioga County United Way! Just bring $20 and your best smile. You’ll walk away with a hard copy and a digital file to show your community pride all over social media!

Thank you to our co-hosts: Farmer Brown’s Marketplace, Fuddy Duddy’s, Tom Ash Insurance, Tioga Tourism, The United Way, and The Tioga Arts Council! We are so thrilled to be supporting our local United Way and giving everyone a chance to be a part of the Tioga County community.

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Check out the Heads Up Tioga event page on Facebook! And if you’re a client of The Camera’s Eye from Tioga County, you KNOW I would love to see you again! Mark your calendars for this Friday and Saturday, and get ready to be the face of Tioga County!

 

2019 Senior Athletes at The Camera’s Eye

What I love MOST about doing senior photos with The Camera’s Eye is bringing out your passion and your personality! One of the best ways to do this is to bring your sport with you to your session session. Check out some recent shots from seniors at Owego Free Academy, Maine Endwell and Tioga:Basketball, Senior, Athlete, The Camera's EyeSenior Athlete, Senior, Softball, Travel team, The Camera's EyeSoccer, Senior, Athlete, The Camera's EyeVolleyball, Senior, Athlete, The Camera's Eye

Best of luck to all my seniors just starting their school year! And if you haven’t had a chance to book, contact The Camera’s Eye today! We still have a few spots left that will let you make your yearbook photo deadline 🙂

Sarah – 2018 Waverly High School Senior

 

Sarah is a rising senior at Waverly High School, and I am loving her senior session style! Sarah picked out her outfits by focusing on what represented her and what might be fun in her photos with The Camera’s Eye. As you can tell, she LOVES flowers.

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She also loves St. Augustine, Florida and even hopes to go to college there! That’s where her T-shirt is from in the super casual and super gorgeous shot below:

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Even though Sarah LOVES having her photo taken and feeling like a model, she was super nervous about her senior session…but she soon saw that I can make it FUN!
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We tried lots of different scenes and managed to get something awesome out of every single one. I had a ton of fun with her session, and even added her to my Snapchat story that day 🙂
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Sarah, best of luck in your last year at Waverly and thank you for doing your senior photos with The Camera’s Eye!

Laura – 2018 Maine Endwell Senior

I could not WAIT to show you these gorgeous fall shots from Laura’s senior session with The Camera’s Eye!Autumn, Fall, portraits, Senior, leaves, Fall Colors, Senioryear photos, The Camera's Eye 05

Laura deliberately waited until school started to schedule her senior session – her summer was crazy busy and the school schedule forced her into a routine where we could set a time and date 🙂

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Laura did a FAB job choosing her senior session clothing and keeping it natural! She wanted to get all kinds of different colors in there, which you can see in her various outfits.

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Likewise, she kept her hair natural and curly – making it easy for her senior photos to look just like HER! Laura likes her hair down and her mom really wanted some shots with it up…so why not do both?

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The temperature may not have felt like it the last couple of days, but autumn is HERE in the Southern Tier! The daily shooting times are getting shorter and yearbook deadlines are just around the corner – so contact The Camera’s Eye to book today!

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2018 Maine Endwell Senior – Hailey

Meet Hailey, a 2018 senior from Maine Endwell! We had an awesome senior session! Even better is the fact that I photographed her sister Erin two years ago, and I love working with the same family over the years!


Everyone has their own approach to planning out their senior photos, and Hailey didn’t spend a whole lot of time worrying about what to wear…which worked out great! She focused on choosing solids so they would stand out against whatever background I put her up against 🙂

And, for all my potential senior clients who are not thrilled abut having their photos taken…did you know that Hailey is part of your club? 😉 I promise I can make your senior photo session with The Camera’s Eye comfortable and maybe even FUN.

Slots for seniors with The Camera’s Eye are filling fast, so call or email today to book a session!

Bringing Some Flair to Your Senior Session

Still stressing about what to wear for your senior session with The Camera’s Eye? Solids with flair are always a safe choice! And what is flair?  In these images, you will see the client’s favorite color with a material pattern, or a piece of material missing, or a string or subtle eyelet pattern to the shirt…

 

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All of this is fantastic flair – it adds a little visual interest, but doesn’t distract from your face! Contact me today to set up your senior photos with The Camera’s Eye – we can chat more about how to get the best senior session for you 🙂

 

 

Colors to Wear to Your Senior Session!

So last time I blogged about what to wear for your senior session with The Camera’s Eye, we covered all kinds of colors – including avoiding white when possible. But hey, aren’t there exceptions to every rule?

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When it comes to senior sessions with The Camera’s Eye, I like to think of ivory and white as Cinderella and the evil stepsister 🙂 Cinderella is ivory…you can pair other colors with it, complement it, place it just about anywhere in nature and it looks beautiful.  One of my favorite things to do is to “mute it down” and take a soft image.

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And what about going bold with your senior session style? If it’s you, absolutely! I can place bold with any other bold colors outside to make you look great, and to calm down the colors and let you take center stage.

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Since I’m an environmental portrait shooter, you’ll hear me talk a lot about how to coordinate with our great outdoors. So bring me what you have and we will make it work!

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Contact me today via my website or on Facebook to schedule your 2018 senior session today!

 

Violet and Co. – A Family Photo Session with The Camera’s Eye

I had such a blast with this family photo shoot with two-year-old Violet and her parents!

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Violet, like most two-year-olds, had her own plan and her own energy – and I love that! I feel like we captured her spirit using lifestyle portraiture.
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As with all of my sessions with The Camera’s Eye – it’s not about a perfectly posed picture! I love capturing your children, families, high school seniors, etc. exactly as they are every day!
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Violet’s two-year-old photo shoot is an excellent reminder – it’s not like we have to stop taking photos of your kids once they turn one 😉 The Camera’s Eye can help you craft a session for kids of any age, (including tweens!)
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The upstate New York summer is upon us, and I’m looking forward to tons more family sessions in the beautiful outdoors 🙂 Call or email to schedule your family photo session with The Camera’s Eye today!
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Wear What You Love for Your Senior Session!

Of course, one of the most frequent questions I get from seniors at The Camera’s Eye is what to wear! You’re already bringing what you love to the session, so why not bring what you love to wear to this session? This is the best way to make you comfortable for your senior photos.
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Remember, you’re only doing your senior photos once, so do it in the clothing you love to make sure the real YOU shines through!
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This 2018 senior below loved the pattern of this shirt and the colors…but they were hidden by all the white in the shirt.  White is a standout color (ok, if we’re being technical, it’s actually the absence of color) but it draws the eye like no other! … so I simply played off that little pop of color by surrounding her IN that color   🙂  Wear what you LOVE and let me do the rest  : )

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The lovely lady below, who is from Athens High School and happens to be continuing her softball career in college, is one of the 2017 Seniors who dreaded her session.  Nearing the end, she put on a dress she and her grandmother went shopping for together.  She was in love with it and her smile reflects how she feels. Do you think someone who dreaded their senior session could strike a pose like this out of their back pocket?  Probably not… but in the right clothes and with the right mindset: Eureka!  This is a pretty dynamic picture of her!  Thank you Aubrey for letting me use this example ; )-

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There is ONE major exception to my rule (ok, if we’re being technical, the absence of a rule) and that’s fluorescent brights, which are a hot trend right now. Seniors, ever wonder why roadside construction workers wear them? That’s right, they reflect and stand out. What’s more, your skin will start to reflect this color and it’s just NOT a good look for a senior session!
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Contact me today to schedule your senior session with The Camera’s Eye!

Family Portrait Sessions with The Camera’s Eye!

I love, love, LOVE working with this family! You may remember Amy from her son Henry’s newborn session with The Camera’s Eye last year.  At 16 months, it’s hard to believe how grown up he is – along with the rest of the kids!

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In Amy’s own words:

“Jack is the big brother everyone hopes for….. smart, kind, overprotective of his siblings, and turning into such a handsome boy.”

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“Liv is my clone!  Anything I like she loves, but then every once in a while she amazes me with her own talents and interest.  She is a sewer and an outstanding swimmer.  In all actuality this 9-year-old beats me at my own game.  She is sooo creative, smart, athletic, respectful and, most importantly, kind.”

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“Sam, our wild 6-year-old, will always be the life of the party.  His eyes and sweet grin show that charming personality.”

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“Hank, our surprise, is 16 months old.  The biggest surprise to all of us in the family is how much love we all can have for one little bundle of joy.  The kids dote on him and John and I are amazed every day how his addition to our family was exactly what our family needed. ”

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Congrats to Amy and John, who are celebrating 12 years of marriage this summer – I hope to do many more family shoots with them in the future!

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Oh, and since I get a lot of questions about what to wear for a photo shoot: Amy chose the family outfits based around Olivia’s yellow skirt. The blues, grays and yellows you see elsewhere match the colors that appear in that skirt. Love the simple and classic matching style – just a little bit of color to pop the photo, but not enough to distract 🙂

 

Let’s make use of the gorgeous summer in Tioga County – contact us today to schedule your own family portrait session!