Running From the Camera?

Dear Photographer,

I’m not a size 2, I’m not perfect, not even close. I hate having my photograph taken because inevitably, I look too old, tired, fat , __________(you fill  the the blank here).  I don’t look like a model but I want to feel like one.  I want to feel beautiful just the way I am, big nose and all.

Sincerely,

Me

Dear Me,

I know how it feels to not want your photograph taken, especially when you feel that it will be the absolute worst version of yourself.  It took me several years to work up the nerve to get my own portraits done.  I called multiple photographers in the Spokane area and ask one question, “I am a plus sized woman, can you pose me in a way that is flattering to my figure?” The answer I got made me want to disappear.

You will only be ______________(insert your age here) once in your life. DON’T WAIT.   How many of you (ok ladies, I’m mostly taking to you) having been saying, I’ll take family portraits when I loose that extra weight?  How long have you been saying that?  You are getting older, your kids are growing up.  You are MISSING your young years, and theirs! 

If you do loose the weight, you can always book another session and get thinner photos taken!  What happens if, heaven forbid, something happened to me and my children had zero photographs of me.  I would rather be a bit chubby than have no way to be remembered.

You will only be ______________(insert your age here) once in your life. DON’T WAIT.   How many of you (ok ladies, I’m mostly taking to you) having been saying, I’ll take family portraits when I loose that extra weight?  How long have you been saying that?  You are getting older, your kids are growing up.  You are MISSING your young years, and theirs!  If you do loose the weight, you can always book another session and get thinner photos taken! 

What finally pushed me to get family portraits was a blog post by a mother, suffering from cancer.  She had avoided portraits with her children because she was afraid of the way she looked.  Now, after enduring the devastating effects of chemo, she decided it was her last opportunity to be photographed with her family.  She lamented over not doing it sooner.  It was a heart breaking post in many ways.  We don’t know what life will bring, perhaps it will bring sweeter, thinner days but tomorrow is never a guarantee.  Each day is a gift.  Don’t Wait.

Everyone has at least one outstanding feature.  I can help you select the right clothing, position yourself in a flattering way, and smooth blemishes.  I want to give you the best version of yourself.  Your kids, your husband, the special people in your life love you and want to remember you.  Don’t let another moment pass by with no evidence of your beautiful loving family!

I promise

I will be as worried about how you look as you are during our session.  I am committed to use EVERY trick I know to flatter your figure, your face, your blemish.  I will pull out every stop and trick in my bag to get the BEST photographs that I can.  I will make suggestions for your clothing and pose you in a way that will get the best results. I will not be able to reduce you from 200 to 2 lbs but I promise that I will be the Houdini of photography. 

Please stop running from the camera.  Please stop missing your important moments!  Let me help you.

Book Me
Tami Siriani,  Spokane Valley Senior Portrait Artist. 
Beautiful, creative imagery that is flattering to every face and body type!
Maternity | Newborns | Children | Seniors | Family  | Large Groups | School | Corporate | Events | Real Estate
http://tamipics.com
all images Tami Siriani photography © 2019

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During the mentoring session below, I met with Sue (name changed for privacy). She purchased a really nice camera for herself spent several months struggling to learn how to use it. She purchased photography instruction books and some online classes but still wasn’t able to grasp just how to use her camera. We booked a couple of sessions together and then took out my lovely model Jordyn to practice what we learned. One-on-one mentoring is a really effective way to learn all about using your camera! If you have struggled with consistency and you worry that you won’t get the shot, this is the opportunity for you! I can assist you with photography for portrait, landscape, sports, family, and much more!

We can work on what you want to cover! Finish up your session by watching me photograph the model. You can learn alot by shadowing a professional during a real session. If you pay attention you can learn about posing, how to get the most out of your client, lighting, camera positioning and settings, etc. Plus, we have so much fun!

Mentoring sessions include:

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Taken During Shadowing Portion of Mentoring Session
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Model: Jordyn

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http://tamipics.com
all images Tami Siriani photography © 2019

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Tami Siriani,  Spokane Valley Senior Portrait Artist. 
Beautiful, creative imagery that is flattering to every face and body type!
Maternity | Newborns | Children | Seniors | Family  | Large Groups | School | Corporate | Events | Real Estate
http://tamipics.com
all images Tami Siriani photography © 2019

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These photographs were taken this winter on private property in the Spokane area with a Canon 5D Mark II. Book Your Legacy Session!


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http://tamipics.com
all images Tami Siriani photography © 2019

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Tami Siriani,  Spokane Valley Senior Portrait Artist. 
Beautiful, creative imagery that is flattering to every face and body type!
Maternity | Newborns | Children | Seniors | Family  | Large Groups | School | Corporate | Events | Real Estate
http://tamipics.com
all images Tami Siriani photography © 2019