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That moment when something happens.

One of my favorite quotes: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”.

We even put this in our welcome packets for inspiration.

That is one thing I like to share with those interested in a portrait session with us. We can create the perfect scenery, the perfect outfits, the perfect lighting, the perfect mood, the perfect colors – but LIFE is what I look for to happen. A moment that takes our breath away. We seem to capture several (often, many) of these in our portrait sessions.

It does depend on taste, as I do love a well crafted master portrait as well. Maybe everyone is smiling at me (the camera), maybe everyone is embracing the moment. Either way, I love to get a mix of candid and posed portraits.

Here is a great example of a crafted master portrait, and a candid moment no-one could have expected. Which do you prefer? Or do you love both?

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Candid vs. Posed

February 2, 2018

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Andrea Halsey is a portrait artist and designer in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has been photographing area families for over 12 years, has achieved multiple photography related awards and was featured on the Dr. Oz show after photographing his family portraits. Raised in the Carolinas, she has a love for beautiful landscapes and family values, with complex inspiration from Mark Twain to Kate Spade.

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