Baby models needed.

January 2013

4 WEEKS OR YOUNGER (PREFERABLY 2 WEEKS OR YOUNGER)

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We currently stocked up on some amazing little newborn hats and props and can’t wait to get some little babies photographed with what we have. We are starting a new little newborn hat & prop line (via Fototails own Jenny Bonfiglio). If you just had a baby or know of anyone having a newborn in the next few weeks, please have them e-mail jennyb@fototails.com or give us a call at (720)566-9770.

This casting call is for in-studio only and we are located at 1045 Lincoln Street, Suite 301 in Denver, CO. We would love to hear from you and please pass along to any of your family or friends that have a new baby or due really soon.

For model shoots, the sessions are at no charge, and you will receive a digital slide-show set to music of the images of your child. Images will be made available to view online or in-studio if you wish to order images – but there is no obligation to purchase.

PLEASE POST TO YOUR SITES, AND PASS ALONG! E-mail us a quick phone-photo of your child to 720-635-5054 with your phone and e-mail address to be considered. We will be inviting up to 7 newborns to model – January 2013.

Let the photographer be an artist for you.

In this – I speak only for myself, I can’t say that every photographer feels the same; however, after photographing for over two decades it is how I work best.

Let the artist create.

As an artist – inspiration is a beautiful thing.  When you schedule a portrait session – tossing out ideas that you like or maybe sending a photo that you adore is a great direction to give a photographer so that we know the style that you like. Brainstorm with your photographer about themes and the things you love best about your child, you as a couple, your wedding so that we get your energy and what makes you excited and happy.   But I have to say – my best images and best sessions have been when the client then comes in and says… do what you do best.  Personally it opens my mind faster, and allows me to create images that I love and in the end – the result is typically the showcase images you see on the walls or in the albums, or submitted into professional photographic competitions.  While a real professional photographer can re-create nearly anything he or she sees – it takes away our art and becomes nothing special to us.  I don’t like copying – I get asked a lot to do shots by another and typically nod my head and do a quick shot and then move on to images that are how I see it best.  Nobody has the same body type, no child is the exact same, and no image should be copied.  When I shoot – I read personalities, most of the time I develop shots in my head based on the subject’s natural expressions or the way they react back to me – and THAT is when you get the best images out of an artist.

So story boards are great for inspiration – but replication to an artist is tying their hands…. and wouldn’t you rather have something completely you and unique anyway?

Maternity portraits.

Photographer: Jeanine Thurston

Maternity portraits can be a full portrait session or even one of our Thursday morning Quick Takes sessions… but don’t let it pass you by.  It is an amazing thing that your body is creating a new life and is a miracle to remember for sure.  Check out our galleries on our website FOTOTAILS for ideas of what you like best – formal, fun, wraps, studio or outdoors with a vintage look too.  Plan your maternity portraits around 32 weeks “give or take a couple weeks.”  It is a beautiful way to remember your pregnancy!!

We can help you plan it however you want.  Some even like to make it a mini-makeover day to feel extra nice and pampered before the new addition to your family.

“Quick” before it’s too late… maternity portraits.

Don’t wait until it’s too late…. maternity portraits are amazing for your family & baby albums.  And, if you want a full blown session – that is great!  But, if you are one of those people that just wants a few memories before that beautiful belly is replaced with a newborn in your arms – Quick Takes on Thursdays in our studio are the way to go.  30 minute sessions on Thursday mornings (times available from 9am-noon for $30/30 minutes) – for a lifetime of memories that you otherwise may miss. Call Jenny for details a (720)454-7608 or e-mail is at info@fototails.com.  Times are limited – so call us to set up your session time for when you are around 30-37 weeks along!