Starting this year off right, Taking photos for myself, rebooting the website, and posting blogs again starting with my overview of the past year.
Here is a recap...
Happy with my location shooting. Working on improving images by making creamier bokeh backgrounds.
I photographed only one maternity session. Never did the model calls I wanted to do. Thinking maternity is not my thing. Instead I want to start focusing on portraiture in the studio using one light keeping images very simply.
I photographed a total of 14 newborns this year. Much better then in 2016. I still need to be consistent with my work. Bean bag and family/baby shots are my trouble areas. Purchases Meg Bittons 'Simply Newborn' & 'Newborn Family Session' and plan on creating a work flow similar to hers to help transitions in each session. I also plan on selling many of my old props & hats to make room for newer more professional "in style" outfits.
Spring/Summer was better then previous years. Buttercup sessions were a hit. Planning on scheduling watermelon minis, mud splash sessions, and back-t0-school sessions this year.
Need to find businesses to advertise my pet photography. Thinking groomers or pet boutiques in the area. I photographed the Rascal's Run fundraiser, but was disappointed in the lack of interest from the runners to purchase any of their images(funds from sales were being donated to AAC).
I took a big step and purchases a full frame camera. *Nikon D750*! Still getting use to it. Very happy with it so far.
Participated in a fall festival with a booth. Tried to sell my fine art prints (landscapes and smoke photography). Didn't sell any. Need look into better festivals and to work on presentation more for future vending.
My fall mini booking were good. Could have been better if they happened needed to be reschedules because of rain the first weekend. Need to advertise earlier (August?)
Finally, winter mini sessions were not a popular as I wished they had been. Need to advertise earlier in the year(Sept?). Also, new setup for 2018 will hopefully draw in more bookings.
The new year had begun and our winter seams to already be full of snow and frigid temps. Indoor sessions offer a warm alternative for the kiddies and what better way to kid off the new year than with a Valentine Theme Session.
First, indoor themed sessions of the year! Here are the details:
When? Jan. 20th - 22nd
Where? Lindenwold, NJ (Lizabeth's Studio)
How much? Lovely newspaper backdrop with fabric heart cutouts. Various props to work with such as paper heart cutouts, different color faux furs, a larger foam heart, & a heart shaped wreath.
How Much? $120
What do I get? 4 digital images, 10% off printed products,
and a referral gift of one extra digital file.
Bring your little ones in a cute outfits (dress up is a plus!)
These images below show last years background, which upon request can easily be substituted if preferred over the newspaper one.
Up to 3 children per session.
So combine session times with a friend and slit the images and cost.
BOOKING NOW - firstname.lastname@example.org
Needed to post something for December and I was looking through past sessions when I came across these image from November 2015.
This family asked for a tree farm as their location and I was able to contact Indian Acres who gave me permission to come during business hours. We got to ride the tractor to a nice spot with some older tree where we would be out of the way of shoppers. I don't usually photograph families so it was exciting to have the four of them to work with.
During this session we used some use props like a sled I brought along, the blanket you see below, Santa Hats, red plastic Christmas Tree balls, and beaded strings. Everyone had fun and the the kids got to play around being goofy.
Interested in an outdoor family portraits session?
with your name, phone number, best time to reach you,
and the dates you are available for the session.
Friends of the family who gave me the privilege of taking a formal portrait for them.
We lucked out with a beautiful 65 degree fall day after rescheduling
their session from two weekends prior when it was only 40 degrees out.
One of my favorite families. It might have to do with them being my actual family.
Traveled to Smithville Park for this session. I love all the colors. I love fall photo shoots.
I love this family.
Brother and Sister
I am Lizabeth Carl, photographer and owner of Lizabeth Carl Photography. I am 28 years old and have lived in South Jersey my whole life. I was also probably born in the wrong generation because I am hippie at heart.