Category Archives: family photo

It’s a New Year in a New Place for Cheryl Steinhoff Photography! Hello Cary, NC!

My family and I moved to NC  in the Summer of 2013 and have been exploring this part of the country as much as possible.  Now it’s time for me to get back to work!  I’m twitching with creative energy and I can’t wait to get my camera on the beautiful children of Cary and the surrounding towns.   I’ll be building up a new set of clients here, so keep in touch because I’ll be offering some great deals (cha ching…savings!) Don’t forget to check out my website: www.cherylsteinhoffphotography.com  Here are a few shots from our adventures in the “south” so far (yup, we’re damn Yankees!).

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“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau

People often ask me if I like to photograph outside during the winter.  The answer is, “I do!”  There is beautiful light during the Winter, especially when there is snow on the ground.  The sun, low in the winter sky, shining through the bare trees is soft and brings a certain peacefulness to the images. Though there might not be flowers, the colors of scarfs and hats or vests lets us brighten the photos with the colors of our choice. Book your family’s winter shoot before the snow disappears! Cheryl Steinhoff Photography

 

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Beauties at the Beach

I love these girls and I love Crane Beach in  Ipswich, MA.   Such a pleasure to photograph them on the beach and at the Great House where their parents were married.


I want to be with the girls…

This little man waited as long as he could until he just had to be in the photo with 3 of his favorite friends.  Not related, but certainly fits right into the family.  Photographing a beautiful family with a fantastic dad of 3 girls was a great way to celebrate father’s day in my mind! I’m one of 3 girls too and I wish my Dad a Happy Father’s Day!


Clothing/Color combination for Summer Family Portraits

Here’s a summer color pallete that looks great at the beach or in the green grass.  Cheryl Steinhoff Photography is now booking for August 2012.  Check out the booking calendar on www.cherylsteinhoffphotography.com


What should my little girl wear for her session?

What should my child wear for the session?  I think this is the most commonly asked question by my clients.  It’s not an easy one to answer either. Putting together an outfit for a photoshoot gets increasingly more tricky with each person you add.  You can get away with almost anything (meaning subtle or funky, not dirty or misfitted) with one subject.  In fact, you can have a lot of fun with colors and patterns when you’re only concerned with one child in the photo.  I love many of the bright and bold patterns, especially for girls.

This is a cute dress from Janie and Jack.

And here, Lipstik Girls has great green top and leggings.

Would I put them together on sisters in a photo?  NO, but invidually they are fab.

If you don’t want to spend top dollar, you need to check you Buttons and Bows Consignment Couture in Acton.  Jillian Shaw has a fabulous store full of high end consignment clothes for babies and children.


Getting Ready?

Are you getting ready for a family photo session this spring with Cheryl Steinhoff?  Not sure how to dress?  One of the most important things to know is what colors compliment each other.  This is a wonderful chart I found on Pintrest that shows some great examples all with gap and old navy clothes.