When I first decided I wanted to get into photography, I was so overwhelmed and wasn’t sure where to start. I bought an SLR Camera, signed up for bloom workshop, and luckily found this awesome blog called Momtog. Momtog was my equivalent of a morning cup of coffee for you coffee drinkers. I would get on every morning to see what fabulous advice Drew happened to post that day. I learned SO MUCH about my camera from her. I am so grateful for people like her who give back to those of us who need it. We are so happy to have Drew as a vendor on our board and I am thrilled to spotlight her today. Below you can read a little about Drew and her amazing guide and keep on reading so you can enter the giveaway and get the code for a discount on her products!
Hi! I’m Drew Bittel! Besides being the mom to two kids (Brayden 3 1/2 and Kennedy who was just born on August 9!), I am also the owner of DrewB Photography and the creator of Mom*tog, a blog geared towards both professional photographers who are moms and moms who just like to take great pictures of their kids. Mom*tog is a fun place to connect with other moms who love photography as much as I do!
Through Mom*tog I offer a couple of products to help both professional and non-professional photographers. The UNposing Guide was inspired when people and photographers started asking me how I get such natural looking family shots. I’ll be the first to admit it. Posing is not my strong point. So, from the beginning of my business instead of trying to get my clients to look like models by posing them, I focused on capturing each client being themselves. I wanted to find what was unique and fun about each family. I realized that on each shoot I was using the same techniques to get families to have fun and loosen up. I started naming them so I would remember them easily while I was out shooting. And that’s where the UNposes were born. What is an UNpose? It’s a means to get to the reactions and interactions I want from my clients. It’s a way to break the habit of saying “Cheese!”. And a way to break the ice. Every time I use an UNpose I get different results because each family is unique and different. I love capturing families being themselves at that particular stage in their lives. I don’t want to pose them and make them something they’re not. Sometimes it’s the UNpose I want to photograph and other times it’s the reaction from the UNpose I want. Both are great for capturing relaxed and natural family sessions! The UNposing Guide is geared towards you Pro Mom*togs, both beginner and advanced. Besides containing 28 UNposes and pictures it also has helpful tips and tricks to prepare your clients and get them to have fun as well as an information sheet to send to your clients before your shoot. The information sheet is a way to get to know your clients before their shoot to make their shoot more personal and easy for them. The UNposing Guide is priced at $95 and is an instantly downloadable document. It’s sized at 4×6 so you can either print it out on your home printer or at your favorite lab. Simply punch a hole in the corner and secure a metal ring or ribbon in the hole so you can keep it on you for reference. You can also download it to your smart phone for quick and easy reference while out on the go. The names of the UNposes are catchy making them easy to remember so when you’re out shooting there’s no more struggling with “What do I have my clients do next?”.
I really hope this opens up a fun new way to think about family sessions and challenges you to take your photography to the next level! Happy shooting and have fun! Remember, if you’re having fun your clients will have fun too!!!
Drew wants to give one lucky bloom reader an unposing guide!! How do you enter? All you have to do is head over to her Facebook Page and “like” it. It’s really that simple. Leave us a comment letting us know you did that and you are entered to win! The lucky winner will be chosen at random on Friday morning September 16th!
AND…. she would also like to give all our lucky readers 30% for the next week. Head over to her blog and use the code Ilovebloom as your discount code.
Take a minute to check out her blog to see her amazing photography!