Index

83,91,98, 106, 114, 122 Alvarez, Alycia, 31-41 background, 31 equipment, 39 marketing, 39-40 presenting images, 41 pricing, 40-41 scheduling, 32-33 studio, 32 techniques, 33-39 Assistants, 37, 61, 72, 93, 95 Backgrounds, 17, 35-37, 51-52, 95 Balsamo, Thomas, 107-14 background, 107-9 equipment, 113-14 marketing, 114 presenting images, 114 pricing, 114 scheduling, 110-11 studio, 109-10 techniques, 111-13 Black & white photography, 19, 39, 55, 63, 72, 80, 103, 118 Bonfigli, Eddie, 59-66...

Audrey woulard

Audrey lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and four active sons. Once I knew I wanted to be a photographer, there was no question that I wanted to specialize in children. Her available-light work has been seen in InStyle, Chicago Magazine, and City Baby Chicago. It is also on display at businesses along the Gold Coast. Audrey strives to create memories with spirit in a business where she has flourished. To see more of her images, visit www.alw photography.com. I am a self-taught...

Individuality

Study the photographs in this book and consider why you admire them. Individual images by various photographers may look similar, and that's not unusual. Unique, one-of-a-kind, child portrait styles are rare, but the same can be said about the styles of painters, writers, composers, actors, and even about the windups of baseball pitchers. Photographers are not being copycats when their creative minds come up with related visual solutions. Photographic style is generated by imagination,...

Eddie bonfigli

Eddie Bonfigli of West Palm Beach, Florida, started as a wedding photographer before concentrating on children's portraiture. His style, refined over sixteen years, depends on simplifying his methods and searching for the decisive moment. Though he has no children, kids have a distinct appeal to him, which helps generate the patience that accompanies his sense of portrait design. In addition to portrait work, Eddie runs a web site for children's portrait photographers located at...

Catherine huch

Catherine Huch was employed in the corporate world for a number of years before she decided that photographing children and families was her true destiny. She has a home studio in Canton, Georgia, in the Atlanta metropolitan area. She was a business major at the University of Pittsburgh, which has been helpful in owning her own business. Catherine feels that her style is constantly evolving, which indicates that her learning curve motivates her creativity. To learn more about Catherine's work,...

Kathleen neville and pam osinski

Photographing Children Nude

Kathleen and Pam, each with their own studio, collaborate via a unique working agreement. With Kathleen's studio in Novi, Michigan, and Pam's studio in Milford, Michigan, they are only a few miles apart. Over the past ten years these two photographers have formed a seamless business union. Kathleen is the creative partner, Pam is the technical expert. They support and assist each other with the daily functions of their portrait businesses. Each contributed to this chapter. For more on Kathleen,...

The Photographers

Some men and women in this book were hooked on photography in high school, or they just started taking pictures of kids and selling them to friends. Some hung on to their daytime jobs until they were seriously involved. Audrey Woulard told me, After my son was born, my husband came home with a professional digital camera for me and I took pictures of the baby as he grew. I was fas cinated by his movements, his expressions, his whole baby routine. Eventually, I started making pictures of other...

What are your most common print sizes

My most popular print sizes range from 5x7 to 16x20 inches, in addition to square formats such as 5x5, 8x8, and 10x10 inches. I also do numerous storyboards featuring multiple images printed together or matted together in a frame. I prefer that my clients order a lot of smaller images rather than a couple of larger ones. I also recommend the look of a gallery wall rather than just a large single print. I display many wall combinations in my studio, and clients often choose what they order based...