Welcome! This is a place to enjoy Allen's photography and the ramblings of Suzanne's thoughts as they relate to Allen's photography. Don't worry, the ramblings never go on too long and Allen's photos are a nice accompaniment.

Playing in the January Sunshine

January 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It's been a while since we've had a blog post. The best laid plans...right? But, it's always good to get back into it without excuses.

We went to visit with some very good friends who just happen to be very good clients as well. And a favorite muse of ours too. 

Capturing the 3-year in his elementCapturing the 3-year in his element


November 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

We been photographing Danni's son, Eli since he was a newborn. She's been involved with all of his sessions, but often in a supporting role. As parents, we totally understand. Parents love their kids, and tend to make sacrifices all the time for them. That includes portrait photography. Parents usually want to be in the family portrait, and maybe they were pleased to have some wedding or engagement portraits a while back, but a camera focusing on them, right now, is the farthest thing from their mind.

That's where Allen's technique comes into play. He's never demanding nor provoking people into uncomfortable poses. He just waits for the right moment, when you're relaxed and comfortable, and then...Click!


Halloween Photo Tips

October 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Plan on capturing some Halloween photos of your trick or treatin' critters? We've got some tips for you to get your best shot (see what I did there?) on a dark and possibly rainy night. Grey Halloween KittyAm I amused or just bored?

  • Set your ISO on your camera to a higher setting. This will result in a "noisier" photo but it will increase your odds of getting a sharp photo.

  • Get close enough so your subject fills the frame.

  • If your camera has a night mode select it.

  • Start early, to get the last of the daylight. Photographers call this time the golden hour, because the low angle of the light is very forgiving.

  • Capture the preparation, especially if your kiddos created the costume themselves.

  • Bend down or kneel so you’re at the child’s level.

  • Remember this is a time for the kids so don’t go for perfection.

  • Take a lot of shots.

  • Go for actions shots, kids ringing the door bell, holding out their bucket, checking out their loot etc.

  • Using your camera flash doesn’t provide the most flattering lighting, so try to be creative. You can use street lights, porch lights or for a dramatic scene, shine a flashlight on them.

  • Group shots, show the kids interacting with each other.

  • After, use your phone's fun filters to make pictures look even spookier.

  • Have fun! 


First Cars

October 22, 2014  •  2 Comments

Do you remember your first car? Of course you do. Mustang!James & Zach hanging out with their Mustang

Allen's first car was a sky blue '72 Mustang with a 302 v8. He was 17 and it meant freedom.  Suzanne's first car was a butter yellow '74 Chevy Nova named Baby. And she didn't know how to drive it!

James and Zach have this pretty cool '83 Mustang kitted out for drag racing.

Tell us in the comments below what was your first car and what did it mean to you?

Call Backs are Validating

October 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

It makes us feel all gushy when clients refer us or call us back to do more portraits. We were honored with a "call back" this month when a mom booked us for senior portraits again. Two years ago, we shot James' senior portraits, and his younger brother came along for some brother scenes. Last week, we went back to the same park because Zach is a senior now! Zach, Senior PortraitThis is one handsome guy!

Zach is taking photography at school, and confessed that he is more comfortable behind the camera that in front of it. Maybe, but Allen is terrific at bringing out the best in people. Suzanne think's it's because Allen was once a HS boy more comfortable behind the camera than in front if it as well.

What do you think?

Allen Welsch Photography

Painless Portrait Photography. That's what people have said about Allen's approach to their photo sessions. Allen's secret is that he loves to capture real life moments with real people, real kids, real pets. So there's no "posing" or facades on your end. Just you being you.

Allen offers:
* Family Portraits
* Group Photos
* Child Portraits
* Pet Photography

See our prices and portfolio at AllenWelschPhotography.com

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