Monday, May 20th, 2013 | Children
I know, I know. I am SO behind on blogging, it's not even funny. I am going to make a concerted effort to try and catch up, but remember you can follow my facebook page for sneak peeks too,
For now, and adorable little boy about to get all those gorgeous locks cut off.
More too come!
Tip of the week #1
Monday, February 18th, 2013 | Tips and Tricks
So you wanna learn how to take better pictures of your kids?
Yup, thats pretty much what motivated many of us to take our passion for photography to the next level.
Learning how to use your camera in any situation and see light as shades and color, not to mention strobe lighting, lenses, composition, editing techniques, etc is a very lengthy process that involves practice, experience and perseverance.
However, that doesn't mean that you can't take amazing pictures of your loved ones using the techniques and equipment you already have.
In fact I have the upmost respect and appreciation for "snapshots". The best images are often not the "professionals" but the ones that capture snippets of your life and your family, what makes your family tick and breathe and laugh.
It is my hope that by sharing a helpful tip on photography basics each week you will be motivated to pull out your camera and capture those moments, with a little more polish and perfection than you may have otherwise.
So often when seeing two pictures side by side, you may not KNOW exactly what makes one have the wow factor and the other fall kinda flat.
It's all the little detailes that create an amazing image. Each one on its own is important, but when they come together they can really make that WOW image.
Keep in mind, that as in every situation, rules are made to be broken and there are exception to every rule yada yada.... BUT for the most part these tips are all very important elements to keep in mind when trying to capture that perfect memory.
That said, here is tip number one:
Limb chopping. No No.
Every little finger, toe, knuckle, hair is important to your subject. Each one is part of who they are.
Without including the full body your subject will seem somewhat, well, unfinished.
Allow me to illustrate with an image:
Now obviously, I am not referring to his lower body being cut off, but to his cute little fingers. Like I said earlier, you may not know why the image on the left look more polished, but you will just know it's better than the one on the right.
See what I mean?
It's just not as cute without those little fingers and toes.
Now, sometimes it's inevitable, and something does get cropped mid limb. A good rule of thumb is to not crop at a joint, for example:
And that my friends is a little tip courtesy of mua.
If you like it, why not share it with your friends?
And make sure to check back next week for another tip!
Sherri posted the following on February 25, 2013 at 5:02 am.
Loooove the tip! I already retook a pic of the baby after I realized I chopped off one of her hands on one side haha Thank you!
Nechi posted the following on February 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm.
Altie Rosenzweig-Charlap posted the following on February 18, 2013 at 9:20 am.
Thanks for the tip :)
Some favorites from 2012
Thursday, December 27th, 2012 | Personal
I feel very blessed to be making this post.
2012 was a fabulous exciting year for Jolee Photography.
Through my trade I got the opportunity to meet so many amazing people this year, many of whom I now call my friends.
I have been blessed with amazing clients, and a job that I truly love with all my heart.
Please enjoy a look back at some of my favorite images from 2012.
And if you are interested in booking a session, 2013 is starting to fill up and I am looking forward to an amazing spring/summer season!
As always, if you like my images, leave me a comment and let me know! <3
miriam S posted the following on January 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm.
Just scrolled through them... they are absolutely gorgeous!!! my fave is Noah in the puddle : )
Sina posted the following on January 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm.
Leba, your work is beautiful. Have a prosperous 2013!
Esther bertram posted the following on December 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm.
Thanks for putting me in Leeba!!!!!
Naomi Poznanski posted the following on December 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm.
always beautiful and always inspirational....wishing your much success in the upcoming year!
Rivki posted the following on December 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm.
You've got unbelievable talent. Keep making people happy with it.
lolly Schwartz posted the following on December 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm.
Beautiful! You know I love your work
Miriam posted the following on December 27, 2012 at 11:41 am.
Beautiful work as always
Dana Connelly posted the following on December 27, 2012 at 11:04 am.
FANTASTIC and absolutely striking....beautiful work.
Look who's 13!
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 | Families
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 | Families
Even after a hurricane and freak snowstorm, we still managed to pull off some beautiful fall colors.
I have to say I'm pretty proud :)