Whether you want to savor newborn cheeks and tiny fingers, hang up family pictures along the remodeled staircase, or update your social networks accounts with a headshot you love, the new year is a good time to professionally take and frame classy, beautiful shots. Beyond the fall foliage photos you might have hurried out the door for vacation cards, professional studio images can offer that ageless, exceptional quality.
We spoke with Crystal Tseng, of Crystal Teng Photography, a custom-made picture studio in Ellicott City, Md. that opened one year earlier. Tseng, who immigrated to the United States from Taiwan in 2007, has always been curious about the technical aspects of photography, and manipulating shutter speed, aperture, and lighting, while also recognizing the value of artistic expression and a fully tailored approach. After her children (and soon-to-be muses) were born, Tseng went all in on her photography studio.
In addition to conventional photography services, Tseng provides styling sessions within each shoot through clothes choice, expert makeup and hair offerings, to designing the screen of customers’ portrait series with their houses.
Here are her top 4 ideas for making sure the very best photograph possible:
Practice. Discover your best smile and practice a couple presents in front of the mirror. Although your photographer will assist you at the photoshoot, some practice ahead of time will assist you get utilized to posing and will ultimately help you unwind at the real shoot.
Relax. On the day of the photoshoot, a mild neck yoga exercise will assist drain the keeping water in your face after sleeping and get a more smooth and relaxed look.
Speak out. At the photoshoot, be sure to tell your professional photographer your preference such as the side of the face you choose to be photographed, which may also affect the studio lighting. Then just trust your professional photographer and don’t be afraid to experiment with a variety of facial expressions.
Hire a stylist. It’s worth every cent to employ a professional hair and makeup artist. A makeup artist knows what works best for a photoshoot and will likewise help you feel great in front of the lens.
Tseng’s session fees range from $250 to $350 and cover attire consultations and a one-hour photoshoot. A normal investment in photos and items is roughly $3,000. Visit www.crystaltsengphotography.com.