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I’m an On-Location Natural Light Photographer specializing in prenatal, infant, children and family portraiture in the Ottawa area.

Website: http://www.michellebarbeauphotography.com email: michelle@barbeau.net
Facebook Teen Page: Michelle Barbeau Teens

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teen Photography / Ottawa Teen Photographer

My daughter recently came home with some proofs for grad photos that got taken of her at school.  She was very embarrassed by them and I have to admit that I didn't like them either so didn't order any.
They showed her sitting in front of a bright blue background and wearing a cap and gown plus she had the fake "cheese" smile...it didn't show her as she truly is at this moment in time.  I want to remember her as she is now, before she moves into a new phase in her life in September when she'll be entering high school.  She's beautiful, fun, caring and has some "teen attitude"...she's still happy to hang out with her family but is making that transition to her peers being more of an influence.

I decided that there are probably other teens and families of teens that also have the same attitude about school photos as me so decided to start a new branch of my Photography Business geared for teens.

It's still a work in progress but I have a facebook page if you would like to check it out.  If you like the page and stayed tuned,  i'll be offering a fun contest for teens in the near future.

Here are a few pics of my daughter from a mini shoot I did with her on Mother's day weekend, I love all the flowering trees!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What to Wear For Family Sessions/ Ottawa Family Photographer

The question I get asked the most from my clients is "what should we wear to our photo session?".  I thought it would be fun to post some examples once a month.  

Here are some examples for this month:

Gone are the days of everyone wearing black or white shirts with jeans....show your individual style.  What I like to do is pick one family member's outfit first then coordinate around it to make sure nobody clashes.
Don't forget the accessories...they can make great additions!

I also have a board on my Pinterest account that i'm constantly adding things to if you would like to check it out.  Here's the link: Ottawa Family Photographer Clothing ideas