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How to Look Your Best in Photos! (Part 1)

Tip #1 – The Right Angle

The way you position yourself – or your subject – can make a huge difference in their appearance. Avoid standing straight on to the camera. The classic model’s pose is to turn your body 3/4ths toward the camera. This allows for a much more flattering shot with a lot less attention drawn to “broad” shoulder/body pose. Additional tip…do something with your hands! Instead of just standing there, put them in your pockets, cross your arms, or put your arm on your hip. Here’s some visual examples…..

Tip #2  Hide the Double Chin

Whether you have one or not – this tip still helps slim your neck. When posing for a photo hide the double chin by bringing your chin forward and slightly angled down. The purpose of this is to stretch your neck so that you have a well-defined jaw line while hiding your neck. It might feel a little awkward – but it is more flattering, we promise. Here are some visuals to prove it!

 Tip #3 – Your Smile

Your facial expression is very important! Whatever mood you’re trying to portray – happy, sad, silly….this tip is specifically for your casual smile. Most people do the super-cheesy grin or even chuckle with their mouth open – this can be cute. However, try not to clench your teeth while smiling and instead keep your mouth slightly open and smile without showing too much of your gums is typically most flattering. Also, keep your tongue behind your teeth slightly touching the roof of your mouth…this can help tighten your neck too!

Senior Model – Claire!

Introducing Senior Model Claire! Believe it or not, Wayde photographed her parents wedding 25 years ago! More recently, Wayde photographed her brother’s senior photos back in 2017 and their family photographs this winter. Claire has been a blast to work with, her personality truly shines through in her photographs!

As a senior model, Claire will also be coming back to us for a second session in the summer to take advantage of the beautiful grounds here at the studio! Be sure to ask Claire how you can score with your Senior Portraits!

How to get the MOST IMPACT with your Portrait Art!

You wouldn’t hang a wrist watch on the wall to tell time…and the same can be said when it comes to wall portraits! When you are decorating with impactful imagery you want to consider the scale of the room and the wall you are wanting to display the portrait. Check out the video below to learn more about appropriate display sizing your artwork deserves!

Senior Model – Sierra!

Introducing Sierra as the last of our Senior Models for the Class of 2019! It has been absolutely wonderful working with Sierra and her mother through this process. Her fun, bubbly personality truly shown through in her session! We can’t wait to see what her album and hanging metal will look like once her order arrives. Be sure to ask Sierra how you can score with your senior portraits!


Local Charities 2018

Are you a part of a charity auction that is dear to your heart?

Tell us about it!


We love the opportunity to be a part of local charities and donate to silent & live auctions.

If you know of or are a part of any charity events or auctions that are near and dear to your heart – we would love to hear about them!

Since the beginning of the year we’ve been able to participate in over 20 charity events. We would love to see that number continue to grow throughout the year!  Here are just a few of the wonderful event’s we’ve had the pleasure to be a part of & donate to:


BLACK-N-BLUE-N-SILVER BALL with Harley-Davidson® Motor Company

The Ball is one of Wisconsin’s largest, longest-running and most successful fundraisers. An opportunity for corporate and community leaders to come together and raise funds for a cure for neuromuscular disease. We have been photographing the attendees of this event for the past 17 years!


2018 Awards Dinner for the Medical Society of Milwaukee County

We had such wonderful time photographing the attendees of the 2018 Awards Dinner for the Medical Society of Milwaukee County. Proceeds supported the Hunger Task Force, Inc. and Fondy Farmers Market


16th Annual Toast to Hope at Iron Town HD®

All proceeds went to the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, every dollar raised at this outrageously fun event went toward a great cause and benefit patients right here in Wisconsin. We have had the opportunity to photograph this event for the past 16 years!


Once Upon a Time with The Augustine Academy

It was such a pleasure working with The Augustine Academy for the first time this March for their 2nd Annual Gala!

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