10 of OUR Favorite Cake Smash Sessions!

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Seamless Backdrops

cake smash How often do you photograph cake smashes for first birthdays? Do you like customizing your setup (backdrop paper, props, cakes, etc.) for each special guest? We do too, and we love seeing how unique and fun cake smash sessions can get! Here are a few of our favorite birthday cake smash sessions from our awesome customers!
Which one is YOUR favorite?

How to Prepare for a Newborn Photo Shoot

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Photography Tips

How to Prepare for a Newborn Photo Shoot | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

When it’s time to get their picture taken, newborn babies don’t pose. This fact is one of the most important things to know about newborn photography, and it will be a constant in your baby photography adventures should you choose this area of specialty or if you are a parent looking to document those earliest moments in your child’s life. Because babies don’t pose, you’ll have to be flexible, spontaneous and in the moment. The good news is that this can work to your advantage — some of the most artful and compelling baby photography often happens when the infant falls asleep during the shoot. That said, there are some steps that can help baby, parents and the photographer to prepare for a newborn photo shoot and bring out images that touch the heart:

Best Backdrops for High School Senior Pictures

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Photography Backdrops, Photography Tips, Portrait Photography, Printed Backdrops, Studio Photography

Grunge & Urban Backdrops One of the biggest trends in senior portraits is to venture out with subjects to locations such as old buildings, abandoned lots and other urban and rustic settings. This is done to capture the striking contrast between a well-dressed senior and an artfully weathered setting. However, for a variety of reasons, this isn’t always possible or realistic; changing weather and lighting conditions alone can ruin a location senior portrait session, causing stress, delays and mixed results.

7 Tips for Selling Your Photos on Stock Photography Sites

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 7 Tips for Selling Your Photos on Stock Photography Sites | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Photography is your passion and you would do it for free, but it’s also great fun to make money doing what you love. One of the most overlooked ways of doing so is by selling usage rights to original photographs and images online via stock photography websites. Stock photography websites display large collections of stock photos available for customers to download for a fee. When you “sell” stock photos through these sites, you’re not actually selling your originals; you’re selling the rights to use them. You’ll still retain the copyright and can sell the image over and over again. However, signing on with a stock photography service is no guarantee that your images will generate lots of revenue. In order to maximize your experience with stock photography websites, consider these seven tips for stock photos that sell:

8 Tips for Enchanting Engagement Photos

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Photography Tips, Portrait Photography

engagement photography

As a precursor to the big event, engagement portrait photography showcases a couple’s spark and captures the energy of their relationship. The photos will also help to spread the word to family and friends about the upcoming wedding. Ideally, engagement photos should be creative, engaging, romantic and personalized to each couple. Check out these 8 tips for stunning, artistic and memorable engagement portrait photography results:

5 Tips for Capturing The Best Photo Booth Snapshots!

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Group Photography, Photography Props, Photography Tips

Photo Booth Props A photo booth seems to give people an instant license to show off their silly sides with friends, loved ones, acquaintances and even strangers. Photo booths at parties and events can be a recipe for fun times for your photography clients and, ideally, some shareable, keepsake photos. Unfortunately, the great majority of photo booth photos tend to have a “sameness” about them; people make the same basic funny faces and may use a few requisite photo booth props. However, whether you run a traditional or open-air photo booth, more creativity in your photos is possible. Use these five tips to help take your photo booth photography from ordinary to awesome:

Dreamy Valentine’s Day Customer Photos

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Holiday Photography, Photographer of the Week

Dreamy Valentine's Day Customer Photos | Backdrop Express BlogFeaturing: Coral Seamless Backdrop Paper | Courtesy of Owens-Lugar Photography

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite times of year! What’s better than dolling your sweet models up in romantic and soft colors, throwing hearts everywhere, and propping up a kissing booth or two? Here are just some of our favorite Valentine’s photos shared with us by our awesome customers!