TeAirra Mitchell Photography: Blog http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog en-us (C) TeAirra Mitchell Photography info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMT Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMT http://www.teairramitchell.com/img/s3/v42/u752501243-o591608377-50.jpg TeAirra Mitchell Photography: Blog http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog 120 120 Fall Mini-Sessions 2016 http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2016/9/Fall-Mini-Sessions-2016-1 fallminissmpl-6

It’s been awhile since TeAirra Mitchell Photography has had a Mini-Session event, but I really miss hosting them. The kids are always so full of personality and the galleries are just so adorable to edit! Since the time for holiday cards and personalized gifts are quickly approaching, I figured why not have Fall Mini-Sessions?

Read on to get more info on TMP’s 2016 Fall Minis. Already know you want to reserve your session? Scroll straight to the bottom for booking details =]

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What are the 2016 Fall Minis?

2016 Fall Mini-Sessions will be at an outdoor location in Oakland that has a variety of backgrounds perfect for capturing little ones in their fall attire. With trees, tall grass, and a beautiful sky background,  the Fall Mini-Session galleries are sure to have images that you can’t help but swoon over.

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All Fall Mini-Sessions are short and sweet at 20-minutes long, and will highlight the personality of the mini-people in your life. For these minis, we’ve done away with props and busy backdrops so that the kiddos are what make the images truly unique. To create a fall feel, each image will be custom edited to bring out the colors of the season, giving your artwork a clean and natural look.

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The little model in our test shoot (my darling daughter) was showing off her “pretty dress” from Posh Peanut Children’s Boutique where they have a beautiful variety of gorgeous dresses, rompers, and accessories for any little girl’s photo shoot. For ideas on what your little one can wear to their Fall Mini-Session, check out this fall-inspired style board we put together on Pinterest. As always, remember that you can reach out to us for a complimentary pre-consultation so we can bounce around wardrobe ideas for your mini-session.

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When will they be and how can I book?

2016 Fall Mini-Sessions will be held in Oakland on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, with each mini-session including 20-minutes of shooting time, three 5×7″ prints, a 16×20″ frame of your favorite image from your mini-session gallery (a $675 value), and 25% off any custom card holiday order made during 2016 for a sitting fee of $150. You can reserve your mini-session slot with a signed contract and retainer fee of $75, and the remaining balance due the day of your mini-session. We will send the location’s address upon the reservation of your booking.

For more information on the TeAirra Mitchell Photography Mini-Sessions, visit www.teairramitchell.com/minis.

Don’t forget that you can save 15% off your mini-session and receive $100 towards your mini-session portrait order by referring a friend. To see more ways to get the most of your portrait investment, have a look at the TeAirra Mitchell Photography Loyalty Program. 


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Ocean Beach Maternity Session | Bay Area Maternity Photography | San Francisco, CA http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2016/4/Ocean-Beach-Maternity-Session-Bay-Area-Maternity-Photography-San-Francisco-CA Lately, photo sessions at TeAirra Mitchell Photography have been a little slow. The weather has been gloomy and stormy so on location photography isn’t the most popular around this time of year. But the weather is starting to warm up, the days are beginning to get longer, and mamas are announcing their pregnancies left and right.

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When Jasmine emailed me about a maternity session, I was over the moon! I’ve so missed seeing that special maternal glow, the way dad’s smile at the woman carrying their little ones, and the excitement from the anticipation of it all. Finally, I get to work gorgeous mamas and their baby bellies! And imagine my excitement when I found out that this mama was expecting two little girls—there are no words.

 

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Throughout the whole week of the shoot, we were worried about the storm that was due to roll in on the day of our shoot. Luckily, the storm decided to come a day later, leaving us with breathtaking skies and clouds during the shoot; sunset shoot, at Ocean Beach, over Sutro Baths with a beautiful couple waiting on their first-born twin girls, simply perfection! The weather wasn’t too cool, the wind didn’t give us a hard time, and everything was perfect, down to the dress Jasmine brought in for her portraits.

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I can only imagine what carrying twins must feel like, carrying one baby isn’t exactly a walk along the beach as it is, but Jasmine made it all seem so effortless and graceful. In the beginning she admitted she felt awkward taking pictures and being pregnant with twins (although she looked flawless), but she never once complained of discomfort either, and shared some pretty loving moments with Dad. They were both great to work with, and their gallery is my favorite maternity shoot to date.

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So, message to the all the mamas out there, even the ones carrying multiples:

Although you might feel larger that you care for, your belly feels like it might burst if those little people keep pushing around in there, and you just don’t feel as confident as you’d like, you’re beautiful despite it all. You’re creating the most precious little beings who are our future, and your maternity portraits will be an amazing part of your family’s legacy, so don’t let a few discomforts keep you from capturing this timeless moment in your family’s history. Find a photographer, find a dress you love, and get out there and have fun! Then enjoy the beautiful portraits that will result, that’s all there is to it.

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For more information on Maternity Sessions by TeAirra Mitchell Photography, please visit our website and send us a contact form, we’d love to get in touch with you. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too!


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Beach Maternity Maternity Maternity Photography Ocean Beach SF San Francisco San Francisco photographer TeAirra Mitchell Photography TeAirra Mitchell Photography Beach Maternity TeAirra Mitchell Photography maternity Twins bay area maternity photographer bay area maternity photography bay area maternity session pregnant with twins twin girls http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2016/4/Ocean-Beach-Maternity-Session-Bay-Area-Maternity-Photography-San-Francisco-CA Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:24:29 GMT
Life, Love, & Dance | Bay Area Photographer | Wedding Photography http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/6/Life-Love-Dance-Bay-Area-Photographer-Wedding-Photography Ok, I know, the title sounds a tad bit cheesy, but bare with me for a bit. I promise it’ll make sense soon. 

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Quick back story: Mariana and Frank decided to have a small courthouse wedding, but wanted to host a reception so they could celebrate their union with their loved ones– and what a celebration it was. 

 

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I met the groom, Frank, at his cousin’s wedding; he was the best man and I was the photographer. Frank’s family knows how to party, and how to show their guests a great time– I had a blast capturing that wedding reception! To add to their party skills, Frank’s family also had an amazing love for life that was felt throughout both Frank’s, and his cousin’s wedding. And Frank’s bride’s family had the same amazing love for life. 

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Mariana, Frank’s gorgeous bride, has a great family also. Her family traveled all the way from Brazil to celebrate Mariana’s wedding; Her beautiful mom and sisters, her sisters’ husbands, her father, and her nieces and nephews. Although they were few in number, they made up for it with their presence on the dance floor.  Seriously, their dance moves were breath taking! Just watching made we want to take a vacation in Brazil. I’m even trying to talk my husband into lessons :)  Put these two families together for a celebration, and you have one hot wedding reception; amazing dancing (from the entire family), great food, good company, hundreds of laughs and smiles– simply beautiful.

 

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Everyone was enjoying themselves so much, we ran out of time for bride and groom portraits (but we were still able to sneak in a few). Even their little one joined in with the festivities! Mariana has such a beautiful, loving spirit, and Frank obviously knows he’s found the perfect wife in his lovely bride. Should he ever happen to forget, one look at her and their adorable little boy is all the reminder he’ll need; I’m sure of it.  I was lucky enough to witness two marriages in this family, and I can wait to capture all of their new memories in the years to come. 

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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) TeAirra Mitchell Photography Wedding Photography Weddings bay area wedding photographer bay area weddings bride and groom wedding reception weddings http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/6/Life-Love-Dance-Bay-Area-Photographer-Wedding-Photography Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:45:17 GMT
To My Husband, on Father’s Day http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/6/To-My-Husband-on-Father-s-Day Hey Babe =]

Happy Father’s Day!

When we first started dating, you would always talk about how you wanted a daughter, “I want a Daddy’s Girl,” you would say. Then we found out I was pregnant. As badly as I wanted a boy, you just knew she was a girl. When the ultrasound tech said’ “Yep, her legs are nice and open, and she is definitely a girl,” I was a little surprised– but you weren’t. You knew you were getting your little girl.

Being married to you, and watching you grow as a husband, has been an amazing experience, but not nearly as amazing as you being a father to our child.

Listening to all the giggles and laughs you create, watching all the tickle fights and chases around the house; even knowing that one day, you’ll put on a tutu with her, and take her for a “Daddy-Daughter Day on the Town”, it all warms my heart so much.

The late nights staying up with me, trying to get her to stop fighting her sleep. Mornings waking up to breakfast bagel sandwiches, and having Dad’s hotdog dinners. All of it, means so much to me, and Maddie.

I see her throughout the day, going to the front door and asking “Dada?” as she waits for you to finally come home. The excitement in her eyes when she hears you turning the lock, and then her running to the door to get thrown in the air by her Daddy. The cuddles in bed as you sing along to “Let it Go,” with her. The amusement in taking Daddy-Daughter selfies, and decorating them with stickers. I see it all.

We see it all. Because you have a Daddy’s Girl who watches you, adores you, and loves you with all her little heart. She knows her Daddy loves her, and that he’s her best playmate, and the one who won’t let the crocodile tears get her candy–but she wouldn’t have it any other way. And neither would I.

On this Father’s Day, I just wanted to recognize you for the amazing father, husband, provider, and protector you are. Life without you, would hardly be life at all, and I thank God for you everyday. I hope you enjoy your day, even though I know you’re too humble to take it as “your day.”

I look forward to more years of parenting with you, and hopefully another little bundle we can add to our family. I love you, and Happy Father’s Day!  DadnMaddie


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Beautiful Boudoir Session (Testimonial) | Bay Area Portrait Photographer| Boudoir Photography http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/6/Beautiful-Boudoir-Session-Testimonial-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-Boudoir-Photog Boudoir Photography

Back in January I hosted a small Boudoir event, after helping my friend, Danielle, with her boudoir mini-sessions. The event went better than I could have hoped for, and I was thrilled with the positive feedback I received from the ladies. They all told me after seeing their images, they felt more confident, and couldn’t believe that was them in the photos.

I absolutely adore showing women how beautiful they really are!

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Here’s a love note from Jhamaria, one of the ladies who attended the event back in January:

Here’s the full testimonial (I was so teary eyed reading this!):

Boudoir Photography Let me start off by saying, I LOVE TeAirra! I was recommended by a good friend of mine who actually went to college with her. From the moment we began setting up dates for the boudior mini photoshoot I could tell I was going to really enjoy myself because of her warm spirit she gives off the moment you begin conversation with her!Boudoir Photography

As the week approached to the shoot she was awesome at checking in with me, going over ideas for what to wear, and even the full concept of my vision!  On the day of, she was so welcoming,  offered me a makeup artist and hairstylist,  champagne,  a cute robe to walk around in as she finished prepping everything, and even played my choice of music(so accommodating!)  Typically I am very shy, but the entire vibe (and maybe the champagne&the Beyoncé playing in the background) helped me come out of my shell. TeAirra continously reassured me how great I looked in front of the camera which seriously helped my confidence with being sexy! I would recommend her as a photographer anyday! She even gives you delicious chocolates after the shoot and made sure to remain in touch with me about my photos.

Boudoir Photography There was a bit of a delay on the photobook I had ordered sowhat did she do to accommodate me? Created an app for me for my phone that had a password that I was able to share with my significant other in the meantime until the arrival of all my book! So thankful for her for doing that because it shows she cares about her clients :)

Nevertheless,  I received my little black book of photos and am SO pleased with them. TeAirra brought the beauty out of me through a lens and I honestly cannot thank her enough for doing that for me! Book her for your next photoshoot now!
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If Jhamaria’s story spoke to you, maybe it’s time you treated yourself to a boudoir session! :) Visit www.teairramitchell.com, and send me a message, I’d love to talk to you about your boudoir experience!


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Boudoir Boudoir Photography Photography bay area photographer bay area portrait photographer beautiful maternity photos boudoir boudoir photo shoot boudoir photographer boudoir photography confident sexy testimonial http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/6/Beautiful-Boudoir-Session-Testimonial-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-Boudoir-Photog Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:44:56 GMT
Baker Beach Nude Maternity Session | Bay Area Portrait Photographer | Maternity Photography http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/5/Baker-Beach-Nude-Maternity-Session-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-Maternity-Photography I’ve been wanting to do a nude maternity session ever since I was pregnant. There’s just something extraordinarily beautiful about the pregnant figure, to me. But, I’ve never had a mama that really wanted to. Until now!

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I got an email from my website saying “Hey! I have this idea for a shoot that I’m dying to do and I absolutely love your work. Please give me a call.” So I called her, and I almost screamed with excitement when she said “I really want to do a nude shoot outside with my pregnant belly.”

Seriously, I could’ve passed out!

We decided on Baker Beach, because it is a nude beach. And yes, it was very cold, but this mama was determined and so was I!

In between sets, I had her wear my coat and my assistant and I did everything we could to keep her warm. We wrapped up the session in about 45 minutes because I didn’t want the poor girl to suffer any more. But the results were amazing!

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This mama was really excited to add her son into the images; it was so adorable watching him enjoy the beach (despite the cold), and talk about the baby in mommy’s belly!

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Do I want to shoot more of these sessions? OH YEAH! If you, or someone you know is interested in maternity photography services, please visit my website, and send a message through my contact form. I love working with bellies and babies!

Cheers!


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The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience with Jasmine Star: Day 1 http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/5/The-Complete-Wedding-Photographer-Experience-with-Jasmine-Star-Day-1

image from http://www.creativelive.com

I’m a huge CreativeLive fan!

I believe the only way to grow my business is to constantly research and practice, and CreativeLive is an awesome resource for creative entrepreneurs, like myself.

You might have read my last blog post, about how I lost myself in the struggle to start my portrait business, and came to the realization that I need to stay focused on my vision.

Well, I tuned into CreativeLive today only to hear one of my favorite wedding photographers to talk about every single issue I was struggling with the night before. So, I’ve decided to commit to her 6-week workshop. I’ve been on the look for a new class to take, and today’s class was a major wake-up call. And I think it would be great to add some spice to my wedding services.

Throughout the 6-weeks I’m going to try to blog the class’s affect, here, of course, and once it’s all over, I’m hoping to do a recap. Why? To hold myself accountable and to document my progress.

I’m not going to post my notes or anything like that though, because I respect and appreciate all that CreativeLive and Jasmine Star does for the creative community. I will, however, link you to the workshop

in case you’re interested in tuning in for yourself. =]

I have not been endorsed by CreativeLive and Jasmine Star in any way to promote this workshop, I simply believe that all creatives should tune in to creativelive.com every now and then to see what all they have to offer.

Cheers!


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Research and Development CreativeLive CreativeLive Courses Jasmine Star Wedding Photography Workshop http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/5/The-Complete-Wedding-Photographer-Experience-with-Jasmine-Star-Day-1 Tue, 19 May 2015 14:19:03 GMT
RESTART (and some BTS) http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/5/RESTART-and-some-BTS When I started my business, I wanted to give people an experience. I didn’t just want to shoot and burn, but really give my clients something to look forward to, get excited about, and enjoy as much as I did.

I wanted sessions to be booked in person, over tea and coffee, and great conversation.

I wanted to have an amazing time at the sessions; creating portraits, and having fun with my clients.

I wanted to deliver images that made my clients so overcome with joy, they said, “I love it!”

I wanted to build relationships with my clients.

I wanted to send birthday cards to the kids, anniversary gifts to my brides and grooms, and baby gifts to my belly mamas.

I wanted my clients to have a beautiful portrait experience with the images to match.

And somewhere, I lost that vision.

I don’t know if it was the pressure to have outstanding work. Or maybe my desire to make everyone happy. Or even the longing of being recognized in the photography community as a truly great photographer, and not just a “mom with a camera” who shoots and burns.

It’s been a little over a year since I’ve started my portrait business, and although that isn’t much time, I feel like I’ve been around the world with all the experiences I’ve had during this journey.

The more I tried to fit in, the more I lost myself and what I wanted my business to stand for.

Tough times reveal who a person really is. And making it this far has been tough– to say the least. But you know what would have made it easier? Staying true to myself and the vision for my business.

Is my work the greatest out there? I wouldn’t say so, but it’s not too bad for someone who’s only been at it for a year.

Can I make everyone happy? Highly doubtful. In the meantime, I’m going to focus on how I can spread happiness through my photography.

Will I ever be recognized as a great photographer in the photography community? Who knows. But I’ll die trying.

I’ve come to the realization that this is who I really am, and I have no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. And I’ll never get where I want to be trying to tag along for everyone else’s journey.

After a year of trying to figure this whole photography business thing out, I still don’t have all the answers (and trust me, I’ve searched high and low), and I probably never will.

I will, however, get better with time. I can promise that.

I’m done trying to do this to please everyone.

I started this because I had a vision. A vision to make time standstill in 1/250th of a second, so that one moment could last forever.

So that someday, a child could sit in their grandparent’s lap, point to a photo and say, “Who is this?” and hear story after story of all the amazing things accomplished in their family.

I fell in love with photography because it was the easiest way to share a specific moment in time with people.

Everyone knows it: a picture speaks a thousand words. And those words can be anything the photographer wants them to be, all with one click: BOOM. Magic.

It’s that simple to me. And I never should have complicated its simplicity.

Temporarily, I lost touch with myself. But after some reflection, I’m pleased to say I’m back– and I don’t plan to let anyone tell me what I see ever again.

Enjoy these behind the scenes snapshots of me doing some of what I really love: BEACH MATERNITY SESSION!

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell

Behind the scenes snapshot of a beach maternity session by Bay Area Portrait photographer TeAirra Mitchell


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) bay area maternity session bay area photographer bay area photography bay area professional photographer behind the scenes http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/5/RESTART-and-some-BTS Mon, 18 May 2015 03:45:56 GMT
Children Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [Making the Shot] http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/4/Children-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-Making-the-Shot Whenever I show my husband “before and after” images of my edits, he says something along the lines of, “Oh that’s great babe! Lies…” then walks away and chuckles.

Why is her husband calling her work ‘lies’?” you might be thinking. Well, it’s pretty much because I will go to great lengths in Photoshop to save an image. And I’ll give you a peek into my process, both during the session, and in post-production.

Just bare with me =]

For Easter, I posted a greeting using an image of an adorable little boy I get to work with every so often.

If you saw the Easter greeting, you know: this kid is really super adorable!

Just as adorable as the little guy is, is just as much as he wanted nothing to do with a portrait session.
He cried, and cried…

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…and cried some more.

He didn’t like any of the little toys I bring along to children’s sessions, and he really just wanted to cuddle and play with his dad. But since this session was all about the kids, I had to find a way to make him happy without being in Daddy’s arms.

Knowing that Easter was coming soon, I brought along some Easter props in case their parents (the little adorable guy also has a bigger adorable brother) wanted some Easter pictures. Luckily, the little guy really liked the eggs. So, naturally, I took what ever shots I could get.

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And it worked out beautifully! He was happy, I got some shots, Mom was happy, and Dad got to take a break.

Then I get home, and see this:

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a gorgeous shot ruined by grass. *face palm*

The shot was just too beautiful not to attempt to save it, which is where my husband’s “lies” accusation comes into play.

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Sure, it took a bit of time to remove the grass, but it was totally worth it!

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Thanks for reading this far! I hope you enjoyed the cuteness!


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Baby Photography Children's Photography 3 month baby photography bay area children's photographer bay area photographer bayarea baby photographer before and after children's photography children's pictures children's portraits outdoor session photoshop TeAirra Mitchell Photography http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/4/Children-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-Making-the-Shot Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:47:58 GMT
Happy Resurrection Sunday! http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/4/Happy-Resurrection-Sunday “It’s not good business sense to talk about religion.”

And, I guess it really isn’t. None the less, I am who I am, and I’m not ashamed.

With that said, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I hope you all had a great time with your families and friends, and have a good week.

Until next time!

Wishing you a Happy Resurrection Sunday, from TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Wishing you a Happy Resurrection Sunday, from TeAirra Mitchell Photography


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Boudoir Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [How I Started] http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/3/Boudoir-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-How-I-Started When I first decided to become a photographer, I knew I wanted to photograph people. Especially those new tiny people we call “babies.”

But, like most things in life, my portrait photography journey took a very unexpected turn. That turn made me crash right into Boudoir Photography.

When I first started getting serious about my portraits, I would run into boudoir work of other photographers and be amazed, but I’d think to myself “I’d never be able to do that,” and I just left it at that.

Meanwhile. a really good friend of mine, who is the owner of Danielle Roesel Photography, is crazy about boudoir (check out her boudoir work here). One day, she invited me to shadow her during a handful of boudoir mini-sessions she’d be shooting.

Curiosity kicked in, I agree to tag along, and Pandora’s Box was opened.

I became very intrigued, and got a few great shots of my own.

By the time her last client of the day was there, I was ready to shoot! And I had a blast!

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

Examples of Boudoir Portraits by TeAirra Mitchell Photography

From this session, I went home and buried myself in whatever education resources for boudoir photography I could get my hands on. Then, I planned my own boudoir event.

Boudoir photography has now found a place in my heart, and I don’t think I’ll leave it alone.


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/3/Boudoir-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-How-I-Started Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:39:57 GMT
Baby Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [6 month session] http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Baby-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-6-month-session-1 I don’t think that photographing babies has necessarily become “easier,” I just understand now that I am required to chase, coo, cuddle, entertain, and impress the little one in front of my camera – all at the same time!

But you know what? I honestly have such a love for what I do.

Creating cute portraits for parents is such an honor to me, because as a mother, I know how quickly they grow, and how the regret of not having enough pictures tends to haunt you.

And just like with my daughter, I love getting down on the floor with kids and making them laugh. I’m astounded by how no matter how many times you see a little baby finally roll on to their belly after struggling for 5 minutes, it never gets old, and it is never not cute.

This little guy here, had the cutest roll-on-the-belly! I couldn’t get enough of it!

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

With a little patience, and imagination, photographing babies is a piece of cake, minus the calories =]

I’ll be revealing the signs that your little one may or may not be ready for their close up soon, so stay tuned!


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Baby Photography 6 month baby photography Baby Photographer bayarea baby photographer family photographer milestone photo session portrait photographer http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Baby-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-6-month-session-1 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:54:44 GMT
Baby Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [6 month session] http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Baby-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-6-month-session I don’t think that photographing babies has necessarily become “easier,” I just understand now that I am required to chase, coo, cuddle, entertain, and impress the little one in front of my camera – all at the same time!

But you know what? I honestly have such a love for what I do.

Creating cute portraits for parents is such an honor to me, because as a mother, I know how quickly they grow, and how the regret of not having enough pictures tends to haunt you.

And just like with my daughter, I love getting down on the floor with kids and making them laugh. I’m astounded by how no matter how many times you see a little baby finally roll on to their belly after struggling for 5 minutes, it never gets old, and it is never not cute.

This little guy here, had the cutest roll-on-the-belly! I couldn’t get enough of it!

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

With a little patience, and imagination, photographing babies is a piece of cake, minus the calories =]

I’ll be revealing the signs that your little one may or may not be ready for their close up soon, so stay tuned!


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Baby Photography 6 month baby photography Baby Photographer bayarea baby photographer family photographer milestone photo session portrait photographer http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Baby-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-6-month-session Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:54:44 GMT
Baby Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [3 month session] http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Baby-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-3-month-session-1 My love for photography grew the moment I was able to start snapping pictures of my newborn daughter. It was as if I instantly felt my calling to become a professional portrait photographer as soon as I took that first snapshot of her.

Of course, I needed a portfolio, so I did a few free sessions, and held a couple model calls.

One of my maternity models also won a newborn session, and from that newborn session, she told me how she wanted to be able to document the first year of her daughter’s life.

“That’s perfect!” I was so excited, I probably literally yelled at her!

I’d been wanting to do milestone sessions for awhile, I just hadn’t met a parent that was interested yet.

But now, the journey has begun, and I get to keep seeing this adorable little girl every 3 months to capture all the adorable new things she can do as she grows! Then, for her 1st Birthday, we’ll have a cake smash!

Take a moment to enjoy the adorable-ness!

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

It was this little one’s first Valentine’s Day, and Mommy and Daddy brought in this adorable red tutu set!

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

Loved the adorable-ness? Curious if your baby would sit through a portrait session? Stay tuned for a post on knowing if your baby is ready for their close up!

Click here to sign up for the TMP mailing list and receive exclusive updates and specials.


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Baby Photography Photography 3 month baby photography Baby Photographer bay area photographer bay area professional photographer children children's photography milestone photo session http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Baby-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-3-month-session-1 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:52:35 GMT
Baby Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [3 month session] http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Baby-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-3-month-session My love for photography grew the moment I was able to start snapping pictures of my newborn daughter. It was as if I instantly felt my calling to become a professional portrait photographer as soon as I took that first snapshot of her.

Of course, I needed a portfolio, so I did a few free sessions, and held a couple model calls.

One of my maternity models also won a newborn session, and from that newborn session, she told me how she wanted to be able to document the first year of her daughter’s life.

“That’s perfect!” I was so excited, I probably literally yelled at her!

I’d been wanting to do milestone sessions for awhile, I just hadn’t met a parent that was interested yet.

But now, the journey has begun, and I get to keep seeing this adorable little girl every 3 months to capture all the adorable new things she can do as she grows! Then, for her 1st Birthday, we’ll have a cake smash!

Take a moment to enjoy the adorable-ness!

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

It was this little one’s first Valentine’s Day, and Mommy and Daddy brought in this adorable red tutu set!

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

Loved the adorable-ness? Curious if your baby would sit through a portrait session? Stay tuned for a post on knowing if your baby is ready for their close up!

Click here to sign up for the TMP mailing list and receive exclusive updates and specials.


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Baby Photography Photography 3 month baby photography Baby Photographer bay area photographer bay area professional photographer children children's photography milestone photo session http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Baby-Photography-Bay-Area-Portrait-Photographer-3-month-session Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:52:35 GMT
Adding Favorites to Your Online Gallery – Bay Area Professional Photographer http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Adding-Favorites-to-Your-Online-Gallery-Bay-Area-Professional-Photographer-1 Recently, business has picked up more than I could’ve hoped for to be this new into the game. I am ever so grateful, and constantly working on ways to improve the TeAirra Mitchell Photography experience for everyone who gets in front of my camera.

An issue that has come up a handful of times in the last month is clients not being able to share their favorite images from their online gallery with me.

This is not my idea of my clients having an enjoyable experience.

To help alleviate some of the frustration, I’ve decided to make step-by-step tutorials for clients to easily access, just in case I can’t assist them right away. I will personally go through the same processes that will be covered in the articles, and give tips as I learn trouble shooting techniques.

If tutorials really aren’t your thing, don’t hesitate to give me a call. I will happily walk you through sharing your favorites over the phone, or we can set up an online meeting where I can access your computer screen and virtually guide you through your online gallery.

Let’s get to it!
The following steps will help you in accessing your gallery, making a selection, and sharing your selection with me once you’re ready to submit your photo order.

Step 1: Open your gallery

There are two ways for you to access your gallery: through the link provided in your email, or from the client access page on the TMPwebsite.

To access the page from your email, simply click the link at the end of the email.

example of email link provided to access online photo gallery for TeAirra Mitchell Photography

example of email link provided to access online photo gallery for TeAirra Mitchell Photography

To access your gallery from the TMPwebsite, visit http://www.teairramitchell.com/clients.html or:

1. Visit www.teairramitchell.com
2. Hover over the down arrow next to “Portfolio” in the header menu
3. Click “Clients”
4. Insert your galleryID (*hint: your galleryID is everything after the forward slash in your link.)

TeAirra Mitchell Photography Client Access Page to enter galleryID and view online gallery

TeAirra Mitchell Photography Client Access Page to enter galleryID and view online gallery

If it’s your first time viewing your gallery, you’ll be asked to sign in. If you view your gallery from a different IP address, you’ll be asked to log in again. Logging in ensures that I have your contact information, and helps me flag unwanted viewers from your online gallery.

Step 2: View your proofs

Once you’ve successfully logged into your gallery, you should see this layout:

Example of the layout of TeAirra Mitchell Photography online galleries

Example of the layout of TeAirra Mitchell Photography online galleries

The main layout will allow you to see one main image at a time, with the thumbnails and image numbers underneath;

Thumbnails are at the bottom of the main image as a quick-view option for gallery; to see what number thumbnail corresponds with an image, look here.

Thumbnails are at the bottom of the main image as a quick-view option for gallery; to see what number thumbnail corresponds with an image, look here.

If you click the main image, it will open the full image view. To exit the full view, click the “X” in the upper right corner.

To see the full view of an image, click the image, and it will enlarge in the same window. To go back to the main view, click the "X" button in the upper right corner.

To see the full view of an image, click the image, and it will enlarge in the same window. To go back to the main view, click the “X” button in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Select your favorites

Now that you’ve seen all your images, it’s time for the hard part: picking your favorites.

Picking your favorites comes in handy to help you narrow down what images you want for either your session package or print products.

To select a favorite, click on the image you like, go to upper right corner of the image, and wait for the little white heart to appear.

The little white heart is what you click to mark a favorite. Once an image has been marked as favorite, it will turn red.

The little white heart is what you click to mark a favorite. Once an image has been marked as favorite, it will turn red.

Click the heart to mark the image as a favorite; once the image has been marked as a favorite, the little heart will turn red whenever the mouse hovers over the heart. You will then see a yellow message appear in the upper left corner of your browser window (you might have to scroll up to see it).

After selecting your first favorite in your TeAirra Mitchell Photography online gallery, you should see this message appear.

After selecting your first favorite in your TeAirra Mitchell Photography online gallery, you should see this message appear.

Once you’ve read the message, hit the “CLOSE” button, and continue choosing your favorite images.

Step 4: Save your selection

After you’ve selected all of your favorite images, you’ll need to save your selection.

Saving your selection allows you to revisit your selection to make changes, share with your friends and family, or share with your photographer (that’s me!). To save your selection, click the orange “SEND” button in the upper right corner of the header bar of the gallery.

The "SAVE" button will allow you to save your favorites selection; the "MY SELECTION" area will tell you how many images you have chosen for your favorites.

The “SAVE” button will allow you to save your favorites selection; the “MY SELECTION” area will tell you how many images you have chosen for your favorites.

You can also see how many images you have in your favorites selection by looking on the opposite side of the header menu and in the parentheses.

In the example above, the selection I made only has 20 images, because all standard sessions come with 20 digital images. If you’d like more digital images, or to purchase a product that contains more images than the standard 20, be sure to include them in this favorites folder to ensure they are properly retouched before being printed or digitally delivered.

Next, you will be prompted to create an account or login to an existing account.

To save images as favorites in your TeAirra Mitchell Photography gallery, you

To save images as favorites in your TeAirra Mitchell Photography gallery, you’ll need to first create a new account, or login to an existing account

Once your images have been saved successfully the orange “SAVE” button will be replaced by a “STORED IN YOUR ACCOUNT” message.

When your selection has been successfully saved, you will see "STORED IN YOUR ACCOUNT" in the upper right corner of the header menu.

When your selection has been successfully saved, you will see “STORED IN YOUR ACCOUNT” in the upper right corner of the header menu.

Step 5: Share your selection

The last and final step, is to share your selection with the photographer.

Click the “MY SELECTION” in the upper left corner of the header menu; you will then see a new window appear prompting you to name your selection, and provide your information, along with a message to the photographer.

To share your selection with the photographer, complete the fields shown in this window.

To share your selection with the photographer, complete the fields shown in this window.

When setting a title for your selection, try thinking of a title that describes the purpose of your selection (i.e.- “my proof selection,” “my album selection,” “custom wall gallery,” etc..). If you need to communicate special intructions, the message box is the perfect place to do so (i.e.- “Could you use selection 3 as the cover for our album?” “I would also like selection 11 to a 16×20″ mounted print,” etc..).

When sharing your TeAirra Mitchell Photography favorites, please fill out the form completely.

When sharing your TeAirra Mitchell Photography favorites, please fill out the form completely.

After you’ve finished sharing your selection, you should see a screen that looks like this:

After your selection has been shared, you

After your selection has been shared, you’ll return back to your favorites selection, and will see “SHARED” in the upper right corner of the header menu.

Notice how the status in the upper right corner of the header menu now says “SHARED.”

And that’s it! You’ve shared your selection!

Hopefully this tutorial will be the first of many to make your TMPexperience as frustration-free as possible. If you’re ordering multiple products, I recommend creating separate selections for each product (after you’ve received your retouched proofs). You may share your favorites with family and friends using the share feature as well!

If you’d like to stay in the loop with TMP, be sure to join the TMPmailing list where you’ll not only receive notifications when new tutorials have been published, but you’ll receive news on specials and events happening at TMP before anyone else, and exclusive discounts for TMPfans!

Have questions or comments about this tutorial? Just want to say hi? Leave a comment below! I’m a social butterfly, I won’t bite =]

 


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Online galleries Tutorials bay area children's photographer bay area newborn photographer bay area photographer bay area photography bay area professional photographer children's photography couples photography http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Adding-Favorites-to-Your-Online-Gallery-Bay-Area-Professional-Photographer-1 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Adding Favorites to Your Online Gallery – Bay Area Professional Photographer http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Adding-Favorites-to-Your-Online-Gallery-Bay-Area-Professional-Photographer Recently, business has picked up more than I could’ve hoped for to be this new into the game. I am ever so grateful, and constantly working on ways to improve the TeAirra Mitchell Photography experience for everyone who gets in front of my camera.

An issue that has come up a handful of times in the last month is clients not being able to share their favorite images from their online gallery with me.

This is not my idea of my clients having an enjoyable experience.

To help alleviate some of the frustration, I’ve decided to make step-by-step tutorials for clients to easily access, just in case I can’t assist them right away. I will personally go through the same processes that will be covered in the articles, and give tips as I learn trouble shooting techniques.

If tutorials really aren’t your thing, don’t hesitate to give me a call. I will happily walk you through sharing your favorites over the phone, or we can set up an online meeting where I can access your computer screen and virtually guide you through your online gallery.

Let’s get to it!
The following steps will help you in accessing your gallery, making a selection, and sharing your selection with me once you’re ready to submit your photo order.

Step 1: Open your gallery

There are two ways for you to access your gallery: through the link provided in your email, or from the client access page on the TMPwebsite.

To access the page from your email, simply click the link at the end of the email.

example of email link provided to access online photo gallery for TeAirra Mitchell Photography

example of email link provided to access online photo gallery for TeAirra Mitchell Photography

To access your gallery from the TMPwebsite, visit http://www.teairramitchell.com/clients.html or:

1. Visit www.teairramitchell.com
2. Hover over the down arrow next to “Portfolio” in the header menu
3. Click “Clients”
4. Insert your galleryID (*hint: your galleryID is everything after the forward slash in your link.)

TeAirra Mitchell Photography Client Access Page to enter galleryID and view online gallery

TeAirra Mitchell Photography Client Access Page to enter galleryID and view online gallery

If it’s your first time viewing your gallery, you’ll be asked to sign in. If you view your gallery from a different IP address, you’ll be asked to log in again. Logging in ensures that I have your contact information, and helps me flag unwanted viewers from your online gallery.

Step 2: View your proofs

Once you’ve successfully logged into your gallery, you should see this layout:

Example of the layout of TeAirra Mitchell Photography online galleries

Example of the layout of TeAirra Mitchell Photography online galleries

The main layout will allow you to see one main image at a time, with the thumbnails and image numbers underneath;

Thumbnails are at the bottom of the main image as a quick-view option for gallery; to see what number thumbnail corresponds with an image, look here.

Thumbnails are at the bottom of the main image as a quick-view option for gallery; to see what number thumbnail corresponds with an image, look here.

If you click the main image, it will open the full image view. To exit the full view, click the “X” in the upper right corner.

To see the full view of an image, click the image, and it will enlarge in the same window. To go back to the main view, click the "X" button in the upper right corner.

To see the full view of an image, click the image, and it will enlarge in the same window. To go back to the main view, click the “X” button in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Select your favorites

Now that you’ve seen all your images, it’s time for the hard part: picking your favorites.

Picking your favorites comes in handy to help you narrow down what images you want for either your session package or print products.

To select a favorite, click on the image you like, go to upper right corner of the image, and wait for the little white heart to appear.

The little white heart is what you click to mark a favorite. Once an image has been marked as favorite, it will turn red.

The little white heart is what you click to mark a favorite. Once an image has been marked as favorite, it will turn red.

Click the heart to mark the image as a favorite; once the image has been marked as a favorite, the little heart will turn red whenever the mouse hovers over the heart. You will then see a yellow message appear in the upper left corner of your browser window (you might have to scroll up to see it).

After selecting your first favorite in your TeAirra Mitchell Photography online gallery, you should see this message appear.

After selecting your first favorite in your TeAirra Mitchell Photography online gallery, you should see this message appear.

Once you’ve read the message, hit the “CLOSE” button, and continue choosing your favorite images.

Step 4: Save your selection

After you’ve selected all of your favorite images, you’ll need to save your selection.

Saving your selection allows you to revisit your selection to make changes, share with your friends and family, or share with your photographer (that’s me!). To save your selection, click the orange “SEND” button in the upper right corner of the header bar of the gallery.

The "SAVE" button will allow you to save your favorites selection; the "MY SELECTION" area will tell you how many images you have chosen for your favorites.

The “SAVE” button will allow you to save your favorites selection; the “MY SELECTION” area will tell you how many images you have chosen for your favorites.

You can also see how many images you have in your favorites selection by looking on the opposite side of the header menu and in the parentheses.

In the example above, the selection I made only has 20 images, because all standard sessions come with 20 digital images. If you’d like more digital images, or to purchase a product that contains more images than the standard 20, be sure to include them in this favorites folder to ensure they are properly retouched before being printed or digitally delivered.

Next, you will be prompted to create an account or login to an existing account.

To save images as favorites in your TeAirra Mitchell Photography gallery, you

To save images as favorites in your TeAirra Mitchell Photography gallery, you’ll need to first create a new account, or login to an existing account

Once your images have been saved successfully the orange “SAVE” button will be replaced by a “STORED IN YOUR ACCOUNT” message.

When your selection has been successfully saved, you will see "STORED IN YOUR ACCOUNT" in the upper right corner of the header menu.

When your selection has been successfully saved, you will see “STORED IN YOUR ACCOUNT” in the upper right corner of the header menu.

Step 5: Share your selection

The last and final step, is to share your selection with the photographer.

Click the “MY SELECTION” in the upper left corner of the header menu; you will then see a new window appear prompting you to name your selection, and provide your information, along with a message to the photographer.

To share your selection with the photographer, complete the fields shown in this window.

To share your selection with the photographer, complete the fields shown in this window.

When setting a title for your selection, try thinking of a title that describes the purpose of your selection (i.e.- “my proof selection,” “my album selection,” “custom wall gallery,” etc..). If you need to communicate special intructions, the message box is the perfect place to do so (i.e.- “Could you use selection 3 as the cover for our album?” “I would also like selection 11 to a 16×20″ mounted print,” etc..).

When sharing your TeAirra Mitchell Photography favorites, please fill out the form completely.

When sharing your TeAirra Mitchell Photography favorites, please fill out the form completely.

After you’ve finished sharing your selection, you should see a screen that looks like this:

After your selection has been shared, you

After your selection has been shared, you’ll return back to your favorites selection, and will see “SHARED” in the upper right corner of the header menu.

Notice how the status in the upper right corner of the header menu now says “SHARED.”

And that’s it! You’ve shared your selection!

Hopefully this tutorial will be the first of many to make your TMPexperience as frustration-free as possible. If you’re ordering multiple products, I recommend creating separate selections for each product (after you’ve received your retouched proofs). You may share your favorites with family and friends using the share feature as well!

If you’d like to stay in the loop with TMP, be sure to join the TMPmailing list where you’ll not only receive notifications when new tutorials have been published, but you’ll receive news on specials and events happening at TMP before anyone else, and exclusive discounts for TMPfans!

Have questions or comments about this tutorial? Just want to say hi? Leave a comment below! I’m a social butterfly, I won’t bite =]

 


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Online galleries Tutorials bay area children's photographer bay area newborn photographer bay area photographer bay area photography bay area professional photographer children's photography couples photography http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Adding-Favorites-to-Your-Online-Gallery-Bay-Area-Professional-Photographer Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Help! How do I work my online gallery? http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Help-How-do-I-work-my-online-gallery-1 The New Year meant a new step for TeAirra Mitchell Photography.

Portrait Parties have been introduced, and are picking up in popularity!

“What are portrait parties?” you might ask. Well, portrait parties are actual parties thrown by a Host, who invites the Guests, and everyone get a mini-portrait session (including an online gallery and prints) at a discounted rate!. I’ll have a whole lot more information on portrait parties over the next few weeks, but let’s leave it at that for now.

Anywho, there was a 50+ and Fabulous portrait party one week, A Forever Love Boudoir event the next week, and then a week of newborn sessions. That’s a lot of galleries.

Since I’m experiencing a major influx of business, I’ve been running into more hiccups with my website.

Many people had trouble viewing and selecting their images, from both the desktop and mobile device, and I want to be able to make it as easy as possible for everyone to access their images, and select their final products.

So, I’ve created a series of tutorials with screen shots to help you access, view, and select images in your online gallery. As business builds, I’ll include more and more articles so that you can confidently work around the user interface of the online galleries.

As I publish new articles, I’ll link them back to this post as a table of contents. That way it will all be in one place.

Until then, feel free to call me with any questions or concerns you might have.
Thank you!

PS- The first post will be on adding favorites to your gallery ;)

 

Existing tutorials (in order of date published):

Adding Favorites to Your Online Gallery


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Tutorials bay area photographer bay area professional photographer http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Help-How-do-I-work-my-online-gallery-1 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:05:34 GMT
Help! How do I work my online gallery? http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Help-How-do-I-work-my-online-gallery The New Year meant a new step for TeAirra Mitchell Photography.

Portrait Parties have been introduced, and are picking up in popularity!

“What are portrait parties?” you might ask. Well, portrait parties are actual parties thrown by a Host, who invites the Guests, and everyone get a mini-portrait session (including an online gallery and prints) at a discounted rate!. I’ll have a whole lot more information on portrait parties over the next few weeks, but let’s leave it at that for now.

Anywho, there was a 50+ and Fabulous portrait party one week, A Forever Love Boudoir event the next week, and then a week of newborn sessions. That’s a lot of galleries.

Since I’m experiencing a major influx of business, I’ve been running into more hiccups with my website.

Many people had trouble viewing and selecting their images, from both the desktop and mobile device, and I want to be able to make it as easy as possible for everyone to access their images, and select their final products.

So, I’ve created a series of tutorials with screen shots to help you access, view, and select images in your online gallery. As business builds, I’ll include more and more articles so that you can confidently work around the user interface of the online galleries.

As I publish new articles, I’ll link them back to this post as a table of contents. That way it will all be in one place.

Until then, feel free to call me with any questions or concerns you might have.
Thank you!

PS- The first post will be on adding favorites to your gallery ;)

 

Existing tutorials (in order of date published):

Adding Favorites to Your Online Gallery


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info@teairramitchell.com (TeAirra Mitchell Photography) Tutorials bay area photographer bay area professional photographer http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2015/2/Help-How-do-I-work-my-online-gallery Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:05:34 GMT
Family Photography [San Leandro, CA], The Garland Girls – TeAirra Mitchell Photography http://www.teairramitchell.com/blog/2014/11/Family-Photography-San-Leandro-CA-The-Garland-Girls-TeAirra-Mitchell-Photography I recently had the pleasure of capturing a beautiful Mommy-Daughter duo.

The two of them together was a pair of never-ending laughs, giggles, snuggles, and kisses. Just watching them interact during the short time we were together, I could tell they were the best of friends.

We met at Lake Chabot, in San Leandro, CA, and I pretty much snapped away as they enjoyed their time together. That’s how strong their connection was: I had to do very little work!

Working on their gallery was such a pleasure because I have a little girl, who I’m hoping will grow into one of my closest friends (once we pass the bratty stages lol).

If you’re a mommy to a little girl, and you’re looking at these photos, I hope they warm your heart as much as they did mine.

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