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.
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.
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!
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.
Do you remember your first car? Of course you do.
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?
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 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.
See our prices and portfolio at AllenWelschPhotography.com