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Unique Portrait Ideas You’ll Love | Richmond Hill Portrait Photographer

There is nothing quite like capturing memories with your loved ones. Are you someone who enjoys taking beautiful pictures of you and your family? Then you are probably always on the lookout for inspiration for your next photo session. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are 7 unique photo ideas that we think you’ll love!

  • Family history. Are you a fan of the photos that your grandparents or even great grandparents took way back when? Why not replicate them yourself? It’s not as hard as you might think – all it takes is a bit of editing and you can achieve the same antique look and feel. Many consumer labs have options for adding different tones to your images.
  • First and last day of school. For the first day of school, grab some fun pictures of your child getting ready. Then, recreate the same images on the day they graduate from high school so you have some fun “before and after” pictures. You can even choose to add on college photos later!
  • Generational photos. Pictures are one of those timeless items that are passed down through generations so why not create one that future family members will treasure? Take a photo with your daughter, mom, and grandma to show the generations of women in your family or any other mix of family members that you want to place in a picture together.
  • Maternity pictures. There are many fun ways to show your progress through pregnancy and documenting it with pictures is the perfect way to capture this time in your life. Years from now you’ll be able to take your child all the way through your pregnancy journey with them.
  • Pet portraits. If your pet is a member of your family (and whose isn’t?!) then capturing memories of and with them is important! There are many great ways to take some nice photos whether it’s outside at a park or in the comfort of your own home. Pinterest has lots of suggestions!
  • Save the date. Getting married in the near future? Taking a quirky couple photo where your wedding date is displayed is a lovely way to invite people to your wedding. Fun ideas include writing the date on the bottom of your shoes to using chalkboards or balloons to display the date. Be creative!
  • Gender reveal. Why not make finding out the gender of your baby a fun surprise for everyone by turning it into a fun photo that you can send around? Cute ideas include releasing pink or blue balloons out of a box or you could incorporate a cute color frame to hold around your belly. Or, partner up with our other business, Wonderfully Made Ultrasounds. You can have your ultrasound and gender reveal portrait session together on the same day!

Capturing your family’s love story is our specialty! If you’d rather hire a professional, give us a call at 912.200.5284 and we will help make your next session fun, stress-free, and memorable!

Fun Alternatives for Displaying Your Images | Richmond Hill Photographer

Amazing portraits deserve an equally amazing display but this doesn’t mean you always have to use a traditional frame to showcase them in your home.

Below is some inspiration for deciding how to display your favorite memories.

If your home décor is very contemporary you might want to consider canvas gallery wraps, image blocks, or standout mounts to showcase your portraits. Going frameless is a great option if you’re looking for something truly sleek and modern.

If rustic and chic is more your style, then I would consider printing or mounting your professional images on wood, or select a distressed frame. For your everyday cellphone snaps, try turning old pieces of wood into stained photo clipboards, using binder clips to hang the photos against the wood. Another unique choice is to hang your pictures on a thin cable to make it look like a clothesline. Binder clips also work perfectly for this.

If you are a fan of frames, why not buy different sizes, colors, and styles to create one big gallery wall that displays a variety of memories? There are so many shapes and designs that you can use to create your gallery wall and really make it your own. We like to add other fun elements such as quotes, numbers, even wooden arrows! My personal gallery wall is a mixture of frames, wooden prints, and canvases. I love using several different mediums to create a fun, unique collection.

Since we work with many creative vendors who offer a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional framing and display options, we are able to help you pick the perfect pieces that suit your home and style. Whether it’s a traditional frame with hand-cut matting, canvas, or float frames, we will help you select the right option for your home.

No matter which method you choose, get creative. Filling your walls with a lifetime of memories is one of the most special and visual ways to tell the story of your family, so get hanging!

Baby Finn Newborn Session | Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer

Welcome to the world sweet baby Finn! Finn was born in October of 2021. He weighed a whopping 9 pounds! Mom Lauren and Dad Mark are both clinical managers. They decided to decorate Finn’s nursery with a Harry Potter theme. How cute is little Finn in his own Harry Potter themed portrait session!

Finn is wide awake and checking us out! He’s got the whole world before him, that’s for sure. Lots of parents, like Finn’s, join our Grow With Me Plan. This enables you to bring your baby back at 3/4 months, 6/7 months, and 12 months for milestone portraits. It’s a great way to capture that very special first year in your child’s life!

Babies look so sweet in all our props. The bucket pose is a favorite! Babies love it … can’t you tell? 😉 We have a wide variety to choose from, as well as blankets, wraps, headbands, and bonnets in many different colors to compliment your home and nursery decor. We can also change out the flooring to match your own style.

Well isn’t he the cutest little Harry Potter you’ve ever seen? Props are wonderful! In addition to our many props, we also have a plethora of bonnets, headbands, and outfits for babies and toddlers. Many of which have that antique feel that’s so popular now. We also love them posing with a stuffy. Perhaps a cute one that goes along with their nursery theme.

This sweet boy slept right through his session once he fell asleep. Most babies do. When they’re brand new they tend to sleep soundly as we slide them from one pose and prop to the next. This is the beanbag pose. He has the sweetest little baby rolls!

Mommy and baby time! Our Signature Newborn Sessions include professional hair and makeup artistry with one of our hair and makeup artists. We are fortunate to have these incredible ladies on our team! New moms deserve to be pampered and looking as gorgeous as can be too. Lauren looks amazing!

Such a beautiful little family!

It was such a pleasure photographing this sweet little boy and his mom and dad! We hope they enjoy these images for many years to come!

Maureen Maternity Session | Richmond Hill Maternity Photographer

Introducing beautiful Maureen! She and her husband Domingo are expecting their first child together in February. They will be welcoming a sweet baby girl into their family! Her name will be Amanda…so pretty! They have been together for five years now. What a wonderful adventure awaits them as they begin their lives as a family of three with their precious new addition!

Maureen looks stunning in this gorgeous cream and white gown. We have a large selection of dresses and gowns to choose from in our curated collection here in the studio. We will schedule a wardrobe consult about 10 days ahead of your session so you may choose which dresses you would like to wear at your session.

Wow…she looks absolutely amazing in this lacey gown! What better way to celebrate pregnancy than to capture this time in images. Unsure where you’d like to have your maternity session done? Our boutique studio is always an option, but if on-location is more your style we have several places to select from including Ft. McAllister, J.F. Gregory Park, Tivoli Marsh, downtown Savannah, Red Gate Farms, and Tybee, to name a few.

Our maternity sessions include professional hair and makeup artistry with one of our incredible hair and makeup artists. We are fortunate to have these gifted ladies on our team! We always recommend a date night afterward. Mom-to-be looks so beautiful and she deserves a night out with her favorite guy. It may be the last time before the baby comes!

Most of our mamas book their newborn session with their maternity one. It’s good to plan ahead especially since you get very busy near the time of delivery and even busier once baby is born. We like to schedule newborn sessions during baby’s second week of life. They sleep so nicely and they also fit well in our props. This is such a joyous time for a family. Why not commemorate it with images that can be enjoyed for a lifetime!

What a sweet couple! She looks amazing in this pink gown. What a glorious time in the life of a family!

So beautiful!

Pretty in pink!

What a pleasure it was photographing this beautiful mom. It’s so wonderful to get to be a part of their adventure as they grow their family and welcome another adorable baby into their lives. God bless, Pena family!

Baby Alayah Newborn Session | Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer

Welcome to the world precious baby Alayah! This sweet little girl was born in August of 2021 weighing in at a whopping 5 pounds and 6 ounces. Doesn’t she look amazing in purple!?

Under this gorgeous rug is a little surprise we found that works wonderful when photographing newborns. There is a cat scratcher under there! It is the perfect shape and size to prop up our newborns for the angle we need for this pose. The newborns seem to love it too. Super comfy and cozy!

Alayah is wearing one of our many beautiful infant headbands from our curated newborn wardrobe. There is an abundance of beautiful bonnets for baby boys and girls to wear as well. We also have a plethora of outfits for babies and toddlers to wear too, many of which have that antique feel that’s so popular now.

There’s nothing sweeter that a sleeping baby! This pose is called shooting from the shadows. She has the cutest profile! Which do you like better…black and white or color?

Lots of parents join our Grow With Me plan. This enables you to bring your baby back at 8 months, 8 months, and 12 months for milestone portraits. It’s a great way to capture that very special first year in your child’s life!

This sweet little one slept right through her session. Most babies do. When they’re brand new they sleep soundly as we slide them from one pose and prop to the next. She looks like she’s having a very good dream. so cute!

We love to photograph newborns in simple classic poses. We also love the bucket pose! So do all the newborns! Perhaps it’s because they are propped upright which is how lots of babies like to be.

Babies look so sweet in all our props. We have a wide variety to choose from, as well as blankets, wraps, stuffies, and toys in many different colors to compliment your home and nursery decor. We can also change out the flooring to match your own style.

Hello beautiful Alayah!

Oh my goodness…that little tutu! She is gorgeous in anything. We end our newborn sessions on the beanbag for some sweet and simple poses on their tummies. Look at he little baby rolls! Adorable!

Alayah…you just stole our hearts! It was such a pleasure photographing this beautiful baby as she begins he life. Time goes by way too fast and they are little only for a short while. We hope she and her family enjoy these images for many, many years to come!