Holiday Photo Sessions 2014

Now is the time to schedule Holiday Photo Sessions!  There is still time-call or email for appointments –CALL-941-301-8926

Schedule photo sessions in your home, in my studio or at any location you love!

Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount for Holiday photo sessions  or as a gift!

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 Creating Holiday Memories with Photographs!

The holidays are rapidly approaching. Seems like this happens every year at this time!
Memories are going to be created from these gatherings anyway, so put a little forethought into the photography.
If you are planning to hire a professional photographer  -like Sally Ullman, planning will be done with you.

But if you are planning to shoot cell phone photos or to shoot a casual family portrait yourself  for your holiday photo session,

we don’t often get to plan the photographs that will be taken.
Although I recommend you hire a professional photographer at least once a year, you can
make this year different by incorporating some of these tips.

Tips for better Family Portraits during the Holiday Season!

Clothing choices:
If you have any control over clothing choices (and most of us do not) consider having everyone choose colors that coordinate. We all know the infamous uniform of jeans and white shirts, so if you get to have an opinion in what might be worn, try holiday color themes.

“Hey, everyone come over and carve pumpkins with us and wear something orange”
Maybe wear red for Christmas, blues for Hanukkah, whatever you like really but the idea is some similarities so your eye can focus on the people in the picture and not all the clothes.

Think about buying scarves at the dollar store that can be added to pockets or neck scarves that help unify the color throughout your large family photos. Of course, clothes don’t really matter it’s the experience of being together that does, but unifying the colors does keep the eye focused on faces.

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 Background choices:
Look around the room or outside where you have enough space to get     everyone together. Remove distracting objects from behind people as you  arrange them.
If indoors, move furniture, create space; have family sitting some of the sofa, chairs and floors and work on the composition. Try to create visual movement around the photo by arranging people in a vertical pyramid, so to speak. This keeps your eye interested in the flow of the photo later when viewing it.


These 2 tips alone help you focus more on the family members and less on  distraction colors and background objects.
In addition to these tips, I have many on lighting, location choices, perspective/camera angle and how to keep shooting and capture the action.

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Most of all Have FUN!

Sally Ullman is a professional photographer living in Sarasota. She creates remarkable      images for your family and business. Visit her website,

   CALL for your holiday photo session  941-301-8926