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What’s YOUR favorite portrait season?

True New Englanders relish the gift that Mother Nature gives us as she serves up four uniquely beautiful seasons.   Our local landscapes experience a wardrobe change each season and we here at Louise Michaud Photographer would love to photograph you in each one.  Portraits and headshots for all seasons!

This is why we have started an “All Seasons” portrait portfolio to capture your beauty in each season.   If you have an absolutely favorite season, we can certainly shoot your portrait then.  BUT,  there is certainly no reason to lock your headshots or senior portraits into just one season anymore!

Check out the Fall and Winter shots below.  Stay tuned for a blog that will highlight the Spring and summer work that will round out this client’s portfolio.

By the way, consider browsing my Senior Portraits and Headshots pages.


Fall portraits burst with color and change

 

 

Have some fun with the yellows, reds and browns of fall.  Rest in the beautiful end of season change.  Celebrate the change of light and color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to the leaves rustle as you wear some of your favorite fall styles that help you blend into the season for a cool day outside

 

 

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We all look different in each season, just as nature does.  If fall is a special season to you, be sure to capture your portrait.

 

 


Winter portraits – reflection and looking forward

 

 

 

Crisp blue skies, fresh fallen snow set the stage for outdoor activity.  Bundle up and head outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter allows us to reflect on the year past and to prepare for a new year.    We wear layers of clothes that still preserve fashion.  A portrait in the Winter will remain a treasure for you and your family for generations forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Without a winter portrait you may never remember how beautiful you look in a snowfall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think of the year that has passed. Understand what you have achieved and what you need to think about in the coming New Year.  This is the time to plan your resolutions and work on fulfilling them.

Get ready for your Spring portrait!


 

image representing all four season

Winter, spring, summer or fall,
All you have to do is call,
And I’ll be there

Portraits and headshots for all seasons!

Camera, flashes and all, Louise

p.s.  For fun facts about seasons, see: https://www.konnecthq.com/seasons/

Clothing Ideas For Your Studio Portrait Session

You might be wondering…. What should I wear for my studio portrait session?

THIS is something that I love to help my clients with.

The first thing to consider is if your portrait is going to be casual or formal.
Are you considering a studio portrait or an outdoor portrait? Simple solid colors are most often the best choices for your studio portrait session. Portraits can range from casual to formal, modern to traditional. Light and airy…. dark and stormy.

Once you decide, we can start planning your outfit. As professional photographers we can create a wide range of styles of portraits. It is important to communicate to your photographer how you envision yourself or your family being photographed. In the planning session we like to determine what you might want to wear.  SO, What’s in YOUR closet?  We are happy to help with that.

We like to discuss the  “look and feel” of the portrait, where its going to hang in your home or office or perhaps if you will be making an album.

For example, I’ve selected the outfit above from MY closet.  I found this particular outfit with the help of my beautiful stepdaughter at Scout and Molly’s

I often prefer solid colors because they don’t pull away or compete with the face. For my portrait, I’m choosing black and a more contemporary outfit.   I know the background of the portrait will be medium tones resulting in a more contemporary feel.

Let me help you discover the best way to dress for your portrait.

Fashion Portrait

Fashion has always been something that has intrigued me, especially when it comes to portraits, and especially portraits that are fashion inspired.  I often comb through Vanity Fair or Vogue publications for inspiration and unique portrait ideas. The photo below was created using a custom portrait background we painted here at our studio. I love the movement in the gown.  This effect was created using special lighting and an industrial fan and is inspired by Annie Leibovitz and her Vanity Fair portraits. Tell us about what inspires you and together let’s create a beautiful portrait of you.

 

Call the Studio at 978-594-1728 to find out more about it.

Beautiful fashion inspired portrait.
Beautiful fashion inspired portrait.

Ben’s Bar Mitzvah!

A Bar Mitzvah is a rite of passage filled with ritual and tradition. And I love that part of it!

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I was fortunate enough to photograph Ben’s Parents Wedding!  I feel like I’m part of the family!

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And this guy was having the time of his life! He danced all night to the rocking tunes of DJ Maverick and quite frankly I don’t know how he could walk by the end of the night.

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Beautiful flowers were arranged by Jeri Solomon from Jeri Solomon Floral Design.

Food was fabulous and catered by The Catered Affair  with Toby keeping her watchful eye on everything to making sure it came out on time and perfect. Kelly Delaney from Cakes for Occasions made this unique cake. Ben chose a sports theme. Check out the cool uniforms on the cake.

ImageWe learned how many special people Ben has in his life.

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Ben was clever and creative with his poetry and inviting everyone up.

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The Hora!

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Still dancing!

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Ben and his friends.

July Wedding Workshop

Pick up your camera and join Master photographer, Louise Michaud in a fun, informative, career jumping weekend workshop in Wedding Photography. Located in the historic district of Salem, MA, the studio of Louise Michaud Photographer is a perfect setting for an inspiring experience.

During the course of the workshop, Louise takes you to some of her favorite shooting locations in the near by parts for a hands on posing and lighting demo. As a great addition to the workshop, a local church is used for a learning session on the how to of gracefully chasing a bride and groom down the isle. Louise will help you gain knowledge of the technical aspects of wedding photography like using an on and off camera flash, natural light and when to use fill flash and reflectors (allowing space for you creative visions), as well as walking you through “booking a client” business forms, and work flow organization.

Join Louise for a pleasant weekend to enhance your career, photographic skills and creative energy so that you can make your passions a reality!

Further details can be found under the “workshop” section of www.louisemichaud.com