I have been asked a few times what do I take out on a shoot with me. For me it really depends on what kind of shoot I am going to, since today I am heading out to a portrait session I’ll show you what I take with me. Before March I would pack everything I needed up in my Vanguard backpack style camera bag, now I use my style-ish over the shoulder Missy Mint Johansen camera bag. I love my Johansen because most people don’t realize that it is a camera bag, and you can use it for a girls night out without the camera gear. But what is inside is what you are all wondering I’m sure.
I am a Canon girl, sorry Nikon shooters, but I’m sure you will still get a few ideas. Well as I am a Canon girl at heart (as of now), I have my trusty Canon 70D, it was my first DSLR camera and has served me well.
For my lenses, I use all Canon lens: EF 70-300mm, EFS 18-135mm, and a EF 50mm.
The 70-300mm is able to “compress” the background to bring out the bokeh of the image. I like using this lens first because people can be shy at first. This lens allows for a little private time while warming up to camera.
A 18-135mm lets me in a little, I use this to come in and work closer to my subject.
The 50mm lens lends it hand in creating shallow depth of field pretty quickly and it’s great for close ups of rings for engagement sessions or props that were used during the session.
These are my go to lenses, that are by my side for you. Of course a few other things always find their way into my bag, like a much need wallet, chapstick because I am always putting it on, business cards, keys, spare battery and a few SD cards.
©2016 TLM Productions, LLC
OMG! I can’t believe that Life has been TLM Productions’ blog for two years! I feel like I just started blogging yesterday about my amazing clients and sharing some tips. I love taking care of Life, because everything with TLM is like taking care of a child. After all they say starting a business is like raising a child, while I don’t have any kids of my own yet, I do have a few furry babies. They are my world and sometimes drive me crazy with their games and fighting.
TLM and Life are my babies and watching them grow has been amazing! To help me celebrate, all of TLM and Life’s moments the past year, my furry babies helped me with celebrate my other babies this year. We went to our local park to play and celebrate Life.
Joy and Love
©2017 TLM Productions, LLC
2017 is only a few days away and we are looking back at some of our favorite pictures, sessions, and blogs for the 2016 year.
TLM Productions started the year off with celebrating Laila’s first birthday with a cake smash session. Laila had cake all over everything and we had a dance party too!
We joined a few seniors and helped them celebrate their senior year with senior portraits that showed off their personal styles.
Ran the fields with the amazing TLM Sports athletes!
Shared the love with our loving couples to celebrate proms, weddings, love, and engagements!
Here is to an amazing 2017!
A One-year-old blog is so many things —
A tiny discovery of learning,
A hugger of life’s perish moments,
A sweet story,
And a place for dreams and bright years ahead…
Life, Frame by Frame, is celebrating one year of being a blog! This year has gone by so fast, there have been so many lessons in learning how to take care of a blog. Letting it grow and spread it’s wings, I want to thank you for sharing and helping care for this little piece of my heart. I have loved sharing the frames of life with you and look forward to sharing more frames with you this year. Let’s look back at Life, Frame by Frame’s first year:
Exposure and shutter speed.
Frame by Frame loved sharing the stories of celebrating life’s accomplishments, like graduations.
Playing with magical fairies and amazing little kids.
Looking forward to the future of life and going off to college.
A year ago, we welcomed Life, Frame by Frame
A blog of TLM’s own.
Nervously and sleepily,
I figured out the blogging.
This goes how? and where?
You were told there would be teaching and reading,
A year has gone so quickly,
Yet we have learned so much.
We’ve felt a love so strongly,
In a blog’s gentle touch.
We laughed and smiled, I cried and pouted.
Wow! Life can get so crazy!
But I wouldn’t trade a minute,
As I am thankful for you and your support.
©2016 TLM Productions, LLC.
We had a great 2015, I hope you all did too. I am looking forward to another amazing year. I want to share a few of my favorite photos from this past year. It was so hard to choose since there were so many great ones.
Renae and Tommy looked stunning on their way to prom.
Lalia looking adorable in her newborn photos with her wonderful parents.
Jameson and his Star Wars crew.
The magical little fairy, Gracie.
The love between Tonya and Matt.
Mickey and her fabulous fall senior portraits.
The beauty of nature’s landscape.
The fierce and talented soccer captain.
©2016 TLM Productions, LLC
TLM Productions’ blog “Life: Frame by Frame” is coming in February! Be sure to check back.