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A walk in the forest

I had the pleasure of doing a shoot for a client that needed to show her connection with nature, both for business and personal reasons. We had a few chats before the shooting day for me to understand better what her real need was. The shoot itself went amazingly well and it was a lot of fun. We made her images in a forest in Aurora, Ontario and it was different than other wooded areas I have walked through as the grounds were covered in white Trilliums.

Here are a couple of the images from that shoot. 

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I'm Back :)

Hi everyone, I do have to apologize for not have had any new posts this new year, but thankfully it has been a very busy first couple of months in 2018. 

I have been shooting both on location at different events and some shoots at the studio in Newmarket.

Corporate events is one of my specialties and I don't usually advertise it enough, as I should, however this year we acquired a new corporate client, Johnson and Johnson, and Im very proud to say that the first event we have done for them has been a total success. 

I have also been shooing little ones at the studio, it is also such a great time I have when I  work with tiny little ones or ,as I call them, "in the process of growing" little ones who have the most funny reactions and remarks. I will add a couple of shots at the end of this blog.

March is now upon us and with it the time to start thinking about events that are approaching fast such as Prom and Graduations. So call us, ask your questions and we will be more than happy and honoured to be your photographer of choice.

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Wishes...

This post will be the last one for this 2017 amazing year..

Why amazing?  its been Images by Robert best year ever, we had incredible clients that made my job so much more creative and fun.

From engagement photo shoots, to Weddings, portraits, headshots and some photo restorations, I feel so grateful to all my clients and grateful for my profession that has been so far fulfilling and fun.

I wish every one of you the most peaceful, and full of love Holiday Season and the best of everything in the new year to come.

Happy Holidays everyone

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The Holiday season...

The Holiday season is now in full swing, and I thought that maybe a little talk about what those Holiday images mean would be a good topic today.. People tend to get all busy and stressed with shopping and decorations and everything needed to be finished on time for the family and friends reunions. And when those gatherings start and the phones and point and shoot cameras start capturing images and memories we tend to look somewhat stressed and tired, hence the typical comment..."OMG!! I REALLY DON'T LIKE HOW I LOOK!!!" 

Just an easy piece of advise, its the Holidays people, time to relax and be happy with our loved ones, so make sure you give yourself some time to un-wind before you start photographing those moments that will last for a lifetime. Those images you will see many years from now again as they are precious to you and your family... make them look good.

And of course, Images By Robert will be more than happy to create Holiday images for you and your family if so you wish!!!

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Its that time of the year again......

Yes, we are very rapidly approaching the holidays and Images by Robert has always liked this time of the year to give back to the very people that have made my photography company successful.

So this month of December I will be shooting family Holiday portraits and 50% of the proceeds I will donate to the Hospital for Sick Children.

Spots are limited so if you were planing on getting your family photos for the Holidays done, why not do it knowing you are also contributing to a great cause. Give as a call, or send us an email and book your session soon.

Hope to see you all soon and make those special family portraits a reality .

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Portrait Happiness...

As a Portrait Photographer nothing makes me happier than the look in a clients face when she/he looks at the images made during his/her session. 

I had the pleasure last week to photograph this lady who was very nervous about the shoot when she arrived. She also booked my make up artist for her portrait shoot and at the end of the session not only her nervousness was gone but left the studio with a big smile on her face.

She was gracious enough to allow me to show some of her images.

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Tips for a Headshot photo shoot...

There’s a lot more to having your photo taken than just turning up at the studio and smiling at the camera so it’s worthwhile spending the time to prepare for your photoshoot

I like to get started by having a conversation with my client and understanding the reason for the headshot shoot and also to understand the client him/herself, what do they like, what puts them at ease, what makes them comfortable, what makes them be who they are.

If the headshot is required for professional use, generally it is a good idea to consult with professional image consultants, they can tell you what colours and styles work better for your body type, skin colour and other details that are important when you are gooing to show your image to the professional world.

I usually recommend my clients to bring several outfits for the shoot, it doesnt mean you will wear all of them but together, photographer and client can decide which of the outfits will look better in the final image.

Hair, of course is very important so if the client is a male, a haircut should be done 3 or 4 days before the shoot so it looks more natural, if the client is a lady, it’s always better to bring the products you normally use for hairstyle, only because there may be a couple of changes during the shoot to make different images.

In terms of makeup, I wrote an entire blog last week about this, but if you couldn’t read it soft make up that makes you look natural is a good start, bring your make up to the studio as well.

Remember that my goal as a photographer is to make you look your best and for you to love how you look in those images.  

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Makeup tips for your photo shoot...

 

As a Portrait and Headshot photographer I get asked about makeup by my clients, so why not just give you a few ideas here…

If you are going to do your own makeup for the photoshoot I tend to suggest more of a “NATURAL”  look rather than the “LIGHT” make up look, although both can be done  at the same time. The trick is to apply a minimum amount of makeup and make sure it is applied very evenly. Also it is good to use poder (possibly more than what you would apply for an in person meeting) so that way you achieve an even and natural look that the camera will show perfectly.

Always match the colour of your foundation with the colour of your skin especially in areas such as the neck or chest. If you would prefer to have a more of a darker skin tone in the final photograph, that can be adjusted later during the post processing of the image.

When it comes to lips, I always recommend a shade darker than the lipstick shade you normally wear. I also recommend the use of lip gloss as it makes your lips look fuller in your photos.

When applying blush, make sure you apply it in small amounts and in a circular motion to avoid “blush edges” as these are enhanced by the camera. For photography try to use a blush a shade darker than the one you use on a daily basis.

When it comes to hair, make sure you use products such as spray or gels that give your hair that shiny, healthy look. Matte hair looks dull in photos.

These are some suggestions, please also remember that I can arrange for a makeup artist to be at the studio for your photo shoot if you would like that option. I work with a few make up artists that have experience in photo sessions.

 

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Preparing for a Portrait photo shoot... a few ideas..

Having a portrait of you or your family commemorates a period of time in your life, capturing a brief moment of your history. Your portrait photo will be an heirloom that is handed down from generation to generation, so you want to present the real you in the best possible way.

To help your picture ‘speak’ more clearly to those who look at it, the following tips can be very helpful when preparing for your portrait photography shoot

Consider Your Clothing

If you are having a family portrait done, it’s best to co-ordinate everyone’s attire. Not only does this make for an attractive photograph, it also symbolizes unity. 

Regardless of the number of people in the photograph, be sure to choose solid colours. Patterned materials and bright colours are distracting and draw the eye away from the people in the picture. Earth tones, blues, purples, navy or burgundies are good choices. You may want to select 2 or 3 outfit possibilities, so you can get different looks. If you’re unsure, you can consult with our photographer as to the best selection. Always make sure that your entire outfit is co-ordinated from head to toe

One other thing to note is that while short sleeves are okay, long sleeves are better, especially if you are posing for an executive portrait or want a formal look.

Fixing Your Hair

Let those who come after, see the real you in your portrait. Be yourself and wear your normal hairstyle for a natural look. If you’re planning on getting your hair cut or coloured before the photo shoot, have it done at least a week prior to getting the picture taken and keep your hair products handy during the shoot for quick touch ups, if needed.

Play with Props

Props can make a photograph even more interesting. If you’re a musician, consider including your instrument. An athlete might want a jersey or piece of sporting equipment in the picture. Props for any special interest or theme add a little more of your personality to the portrait, as they show something that is special to you or about you. Future generations will be able to identify where a talent came from while connecting with you through that portrait photo.

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Landscape anyone?

Today I have decided I should post a few of the landscape images I have made in the recent past. If you are wondering why, in my last post I mentioned that I do sell prints of landscape images I make. Until now mostly I have been selling them as stock photography but I thought that maybe my own followers and clients would like to have one or more of my beautiful images on a wall at home. So enjoy these images and should you like to purchase one please contact me and we can discuss if you want them as prints (to be framed) or as canvas prints which come already mounted and ready for your wall. Prices will vary by size and format and we can discuss that when you call me.

Sometimes shooting is for pleasure....

Last weekend, I went to a cottage in a private island in an area about 45 minutes north of North Bay. I was with a great group of friends and the main motive for this weekend getaway was just shoot for fun.. 

It neves ceases to amaze me that what your profession is also your way of relaxing and having fun.

This is one of the shots I liked the most... and should you'd like to purchase any landscape photos I have made, please don't hesitate to call me, they can be prints on paper, or canvas to the size you would prefer.

Happy Thanksgiving to all 

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When you love what you do.....

The saying goes "when you love what you do you will never work a day in your life"

Nothing could be more true than that, in my case. In one of the photoshoots I did last week, I had the pleasure to make some headshot images for David. As it turned out, David is a Reiki Master and also an ordained minister. He needed some shots for his web page and I was happy to obliged. We had a very long conversation about what he does and it was just fascinating.  In all honesty I enjoy so much my profession that it is truly a case of "don't work a day in my life"

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Business needs......

In this rapidly, ever changing business world one of the key elements of success is how you show yourself to your customers, clients, the world. This is when a professionally done Head Shot comes to play. With our unique approach of getting to know our clients ahead of the shoot we create HeadShots that really show your prospects and existing clients who you are and what you are about.

Be it for your Business Cards, your Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin or any other form of promoting your business, Images by Robert will create and deliver Images you will be proud to show the world.

Go ahead, give us a call and book your session either in our state of the art studio or at your location and convenience.

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Interaction any one??This

This is what I absolutely love about my profession. I have always made it a practice to interview my clients before a shoot, why?? because you get to know the person you will be shooting and get to understand what and who they are, what makes the real personality of someone come out and then utilize this knowledge to make an image that really reflects the heart and soul of that client.

This last Saturday I interviewed before a headshot session this fascinating man David. We got so wrapped into our chat that we didn't start shooting for an hour, but it was so well worth it.

Thank you David for trusting Images by Robert to capture the image you will be showing to the world. :)

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Helping Heather
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A few days ago Heather P came to me, to see if I could create a portfolio of images for her to use in her modelling career. We arranged for an appointment where we sat and talked about her, what she aspired to, and what she liked, in other words a "get to know Heather" meeting. A few days later and with a few hints of what kind of wardrobe she should bring to the shoot, we met at my studio and had a great time creating the images she wanted. Once the photos were created, she absolutely loved them.

 

Ahhh Love!! :)

A couple of weekends ago I went to Tobermory, Ontario to do some landscape leisure shooting and while enjoying the stunning coast of lake Huron, I met a young couple that was getting engaged right at that moment. They asked me to do their engagement shots for them, and of course I obliged. They were elated with their photos and have already asked me to create their wedding photos next June... untitled shoot-097.jpg

 

Hello and welcome!

Thank you for visiting.  I'm Robert Schindelheim.  I'm very honoured that you have taken the time to come by.  I'm not a writer and not particularly vociferous, so I will use this part of my site to share with you about projects that I have been working on, new learnings, new services and what I see as important in the quest to deliver the finest in human images.

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