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I can’t believe it’s that time of year again… The holidays are right around the corner so it’s time to take new photos! I’m so excited to announce that I will be once again offering Fall & Winter Holiday Mini Sessions this year! These are perfect for families, couples, kids, and pets. I have 3 days in October and 3 days for November. All sessions will be at a park in Orange County.

Sunday, October 2nd

1:30-2:00 pm

2:15-2:45 pm

3:00-3:30 pm

3:45-4:15 pm

4:30-5:00 pm

 

Sunday, October 9th  No longer available!

1:30-2:00 pm

2:15-2:45 pm

3:00-3:30 pm

3:45-4:15 pm

4:30-5:00 pm

 

Sunday, October 23rd, in Brea, CA

1:30-2:00 pm

2:15-2:45 pm

3:00-3:30 pm

3:45-4:15 pm

4:30-5:00 pm

 

Saturday, November 5th in Laguna Beach   SOLD OUT

12:45 – 1:15 pm

1:30-2:00 pm

2:15-2:45 pm

3:00-3:30 pm

3:45-4:15 pm

4:30-5:00 pm

 

Saturday, November 19th in Brea, CA   SOLD OUT

12:45 – 1:15 pm

1:30-2:00 pm

2:15-2:45 pm

3:00-3:30 pm

3:45-4:15 pm

 

Saturday, November 26th

12:45 – 1:15 pm

1:30-2:00 pm

2:15-2:45 pm

3:00-3:30 pm

3:45-4:15 pm

 

BONUS DAY… by popular demand!

Sunday, November 20th in Brea, CA

12:45 – 1:15 pm

1:30-2:00 pm

2:15-2:45 pm

3:00-3:30 pm

3:45-4:15 pm

 

Details:

  • For Booking a session contact Manya at manya@manyaphotography.com or 562-787-9990
  • $150 – 30 Minutes – 20 Images – Print Release – Online Gallery
  • All files will be delivered 2 weeks after your session
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as sessions are booked back-to-back.
  • If circumstances require the need to reschedule, you will receive a credit towards rescheduled date.

All sessions are to be paid in FULL to book your date and time. This year I will be doing all contracts and payments online. Very easy for all!

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Fall and Winter Holiday Mini Sessions 2016

Engagement: Luis + Patty | Orange County Wedding Photographer

 

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7 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos

Photography tips and tricks to help you look your best.

From school yearbooks to friends’ weddings, we’ve all been in front of camera at some point or another and if you’ve recently looked at a photo with disdain then this post’s for you. If you know that you’re going to have a lens pointed in your direction in the near future, below are seven simple ways to get better results.

  1. Get to Know Your Face. This applies to professional photoshoots as well as every day photos. Take time getting to know your face, how to smile naturally and which side or angle of your face you like better.
  2. Easy on the makeup. While an evening out is a different story when it comes to makeup, if you’re having headshots, family or maternity photos taken, go easy on the makeup. You want some basic coverage but don’t overdo it. You should also only stick to accentuating one part of your face so choose either your eyes or lips but not both.
  3. Facing the camera. Your photographer will help you when it comes to posing for photos but in general you shouldn’t be facing the camera head on. Positioning your body at an angle always makes for better photos.
  4. Controlling your chin. Photos where your neck is elongated and your chin is pushed slightly forward will lift your face and give it a more angular look. You might want to practice this beforehand in order to get used to it.
  5. Pick your outfit carefully. Put some thought into what you’ll wear to your shoot. Pair bold designs and patterns with solid colors to avoid too much distraction. You should also pay attention to the fit and shape of your outfit. Make sure it compliments you and that you feel comfortable.
  6. Use lighting to your advantage. This is something that your professional photographer will be an expert at but the right lighting can mean the difference between that wow factor and disappointment. Avoid standing directly under a light as this will create weird shadows on your face. This is something we will help you out with because we are experts so take our advice when we suggest a specific time for photos. If shooting outdoors, the best light will be within the 2 hours after sunrise and 2 hours before sunset. Unless it’s an overcast day, we will always try to get you in full shade so that the lighting isn’t dappled or causing weird shadows on your face.
  7. Relax and be yourself! Most important is to be yourself! Relax and enjoy. The more relaxed you are the better you will look in the photos. Be you!

As much as the above tips will help you during your professional photoshoot, always remember to have fun and relax as this will do wonders for your photos.

 

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