'Style Me' Wednesday {my styles for moms by Fotos by Nadine}

It's Wednesday - Style Day!! 

Here is what I created with Polyvore for this week: 

Boyfriend Jeans, Pink shirt, pink scarf with golden print, pink flats, Essie Nailpolish
Jewelry: Necklace: 'Rebel' gold by Stella & Dot, Bracelet: 'Renegade' silver by Stella & Dot

Check out the jewelry here

And this is me wearing it (love this color combo):


A chilly fall day...{Alexandria, VA Family Photographer}

It was a chilly fall day....the chilliest one so far. And by the end of the make up session for mom we were all pretty cold. But oh my goodness, was it a gorgeous day! 


The wonderful make up was once again done by the very talented Bridgette Chavis 

Mom is wearing the 'Rebel' pendant by Stella & Dot (available here) - find out here how easy you can get styled for your Photo session with Fotos by Nadine 


lovely family session in old town alexandria by fotos by nadine

And a beautiful family of soon to be 4! Yes, these guys will soon be adding a little boy to the party - the energy level in the house will be tripled for mom and dad ;) 

little girl in a gorgeous family session in old town alexandria by fotos by nadine
maternity and family session in the fall by fotos by nadine

We did have the most stunning light to capture all the love between these 3. I am so excited to be photographing them again in the new year when their little guy is here! 

'Style Me' Wednesday {Candid Family Photography and Style Tips for Mom from Fotos by Nadine}

It's Wednesday - Style Me-Wednesday. You made it halfway through the week - yay!

style me wednesday inspiration by fotos by nadine

Here is this week's style and jewelry, so excited about my new navy blue leggings (I really was never a huge fan of navy blue anything...but here lately since I got my awesome new Stella & Dot 'How does she do it' purse I am falling more and more in love with this color. Check out today's mommy approved style:

navy blue leggings (oh so comfy), cream colored sleeveless tunic, canvas shoes, multicolored scarf, Bracelet: 'Renegade' by Stella & Dot

navy blue leggings (oh so comfy), cream colored sleeveless tunic, canvas shoes, multicolored scarf, Bracelet: 'Renegade' by Stella & Dot

And here is it on me - love how comfy this is ;) 

Nail Polish: 'Dress to Kilt' by Essie

Nail Polish: 'Dress to Kilt' by Essie

Links:

Essie Nailpolish:


Tenacious, Invincible, Brave {Custom Photo Session at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD}

Being attacked by a swarm of mosquitos, walking the completely empty US Naval Academy campus and finding the one sailor who was not at the football game....

It was a fun session full of new memories for me and the 3 sisters I photographed. 

amazing location shoot with fotos by nadine
candid waldorf md family photography by fotos by nadine.jpg

Dressed to kill - these beautiful ladies had their wardrobe stunningly coordinated - gorgeous! 

You may remember one of them - I photographed Rachel a few weeks back in National Harbor for her Senior Portraits. Find the post here.

Navy blue is starting to really grow on me. Their mom had picked out the location (OMG so excited to shoot at the Naval Academy in Annapolis) and coordinated the wonderful wardrobe for them - it was a huge success.

naval academy custom portrait session by fotos by nadine

We did find the one sailor who was not at the football game (Navy vs. Rutgers) that was going on that afternoon...so of course we had to ask if he was willing to be in a picture. Not a bad looking guy...the girls' giggles confirmed it ;) I did take photos of a sailor in uniform before (at a homecoming) but this was definitely a fun moment that I will remember. 

gorgeous sunfilled sisters session in annapolis, md with fotos by nadine
candid Outdoor Family Photography in Waldorf, MD by Fotos by Nadine

These two look like they are coming straight out of a magazine or clothing catalog. Lovely location with the navy sailboats as a backdrop. 

annapolis harbor shoot with fotos by nadine

Cropping Guide for your printed images {Tips and Tricks to better photos by Fotos by Nadine}

You have probably ordered or printed an 8x10 before and wondered 'why does it look so different from the original image?'

The answer is: the crop ratio changes with each photo size.

This means that a 5x7 image will look different than an 8x10 - there will be a slight crop on two sides (top and bottom for portrait orientation and left and right for landscape orientation) of the image. 

Sometimes it is hard to explain this so I decided to give you a visual tool to understand this better. It will help you when you get prints done at any time. 

To visualize this you can use the graphic below as a reference. This chart compares a 5x7 print as the original cropping ratio to the rest of the sizes and showcases how cropping would occur. 

When you order from me I will manually crop for you to ensure that cropping does not alter with the image's original composition and I will also let you know if an image is not suitable for a certain print size/ratio. 

However when you order prints from a website or a print store you need to be aware that cropping may just occur in a different place than what you had envisioned. Please contact me if you have any questions about crop ratio. 

crop ratio explained - shown in comparison to a 5x7 image. 

crop ratio explained - shown in comparison to a 5x7 image.