Spring Easter Mini Session – Video

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 | 0 comments

Studio Spring Easter Mini Photo Session in Thompson’s Station TN Easter_Spring_Mini_2020   To see images from the photo session – HERE Details:   Booking Dates: from March 16th through March 21st. Price: $150+tax* 30-minute photo session. 4 Edited Digital Images with a print release (all will be sent by email). Up to 3 people. Each additional person costs $10. Location: Thompson’s Station Photo Studio. *$50.00 of booking retainer will be applied to hold your spot. The remaining balance should be paid before the photo session. Also, the Contract/Agreement should be signed before the photo session. To Book, please fill out the form below. Name City Phone Number DayMarch 16th (Monday)March 17th (Tuesday)March 18th (Wensday)March 19th (Thursday)March 20th (Friday)March 21st (Saterday) Time9:00 am10:00 am11:00 am12:00 pm1:00 pm2:00 pm3:00 pm4:00 pm E-mail Your MessageSubmitReset  ...

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Spring and Easter Mini Sessions

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020 | 14 comments

Spring and Easter Mini Sessions. March 16 - 21​     Aren’t you ready for a Tennessee spring? After all those cold rainy days me too. I love spring and spring weather. I love the blooming trees that grow here around our neighborhood in Thompson’s Station. Finally Easter 2020 is getting closer, I would like to offer a special deal for you – my Spring Easter Mini Sessions. I am going for a light and airy look for this Easter studio setup this time. It is pretty simple, not busy. It is a perfect combination of spring props that draw attention to your kiddos on the photos.At this time the Easter Spring session will take place in my Thompson’s Station home-based photo studio. Even so, the studio setup is made for kids I can adjust the setup accordingly to family size if parents would like to participate. The pictures above show the exact set up that I had created.If you have any question please let me know.  Details: Booking Dates: from March 16th through March 21st.Price: $150+tax*30-minute photo session.4 Edited Digital Images with a print release (all will be sent by email).Up to 3 people. Each additional person costs $10.Location: Thompson’s Station Photo Studio.*$50.00 of booking retainer will be applied to hold your spot. The remaining balance should be paid before the photo session. Also, the Contract/Agreement should be signed before the photo session.To Book, please fill out the form below. Name City Phone Number DayMarch 16th (Monday)March 17th (Tuesday)March 18th (Wensday)March 19th (Thursday)March 20th (Friday)March 21st (Saterday) Time9:00 am10:00 am11:00 am12:00 pm1:00 pm2:00 pm3:00 pm4:00 pm E-mail Your MessageSubmitReset   VERA MAGEE PHOTOGRAPHYSPRING HILL, TN615.656.8590 Local Photographer, affordable photographer, Photographer in Spring Hill TN, Photographer in Franklin TN, Local Family Photographer, Local Kids Photographer,Professional Photographer Nashville, Kids Portrait in Spring Hill TN, Spring Mini Session For Kids, Easter Family Pictures#FranklintnMom #Momslife #momofgirls #thefranklinmom #springhiltnmom #momblog #momofboys #busymom #Nashvillemom...

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Studio Maternity Session | Spring Hill TN

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 | 0 comments

Studio Maternity Session | Spring Hill TN | Dominique and Dekota  ...

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Elizabeth’s Maternity Session

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 | 14 comments

Elizabeth’s Maternity Session     Elizabeth was one of the first ladies who reacted to my Maternity Model Call on Facebook. She contacted me and we discussed some ideas and wardrobe for an indoor maternity studio session. One idea was to use a white background and draped fabric around my model. I wanted to create simple, clean and airy maternity images with backlit lighting.Elizabeth was a great model for my idea, not to mention, she is a beautiful “mama to be” with a cool personality.The session was so fun and easy. We accomplished all looks that I was thinking about within an hour.Editing didn’t take long and now I am ready to share those amazing maternity images with you.  VERA MAGEE PHOTOGRAPHYSPRING HILL,...

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DIY Hand-painted Canvas Backdrop

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 | 19 comments

DIY HAND-PAINTED CANVAS BACKDROP/BACKGROUNDI have been thinking about doing this project for quite a while. I have been searching, reading and watching YouTube videos on how to do it. My biggest question was, how would a professional do it? What technique do they use? What materials do they use?I have never owned a hand-painted canvas of any kind, so it was hard for me to even imagine what a canvas backdrop would feel like.The most useful information I found was here:http://vukelichphoto.com/blog/2015/11/30/how-to-make-an-oliphant-style-canvas-backdrop(And I would like to thank Philip Vukelich for such detailed information about his technique.)Even though I could follow his directions 100%, I still decided to add some other things that might help a canvas backdrop have a longer life. This was one of my main concerns.A regular canvas must be mounted on a wood frame before it’s painted on. And it will probably never get rolled afterwards, so there is less chance of the paint cracking.So, what can I use on my huge canvas to prevent the paint from cracking with time?I found out that some people use acrylic paint for painting fabric sofas or couches, but to make that fabric usable and naturally soft, they HAVE to use a Fabric Medium.*** Fabric/Textile Medium is white, so it will thin your paint and will also change your color to a lighter shade ***My canvas wasn’t primed and instead of using dilated gesso, as it was done by Mr. Vukelich, I used Mod Podge Sealer to prevent the paint from leaking through to the other side of the canvas.Why? Well, I think gesso will give your backdrop more texture and will add more weight to your backdrop. Also, I wanted the other side of my backdrop to simply be white, so I used Mod Podge to seal the canvas.Also, if you seal the canvas, then you will use less paint and it will be a much smoother painting process.I couldn’t find Mod Podge Flat/Matte Finish in the large bottle, so I thought if it were gloss, it wouldn’t make any difference since I would be covering it with flat white paint anyway.Oh, yea, the BIGGEST challenge was to stretch this huge piece of canvas and remove all wrinkles MISTAKE #1: My canvas is heavy-duty so ironing it didn’t help. I tried to sprinkle it with water and iron it and the canvas started to shrink!!! OMG!!! I guess because it is cotton!I remembered watching a video where a guy was using a sponge and warm water to remove the wrinkles before priming the canvas. The canvas was already mounted on a frame. So, I decided to stretch the canvas first.I have a hardwood floor stage that is about 10 ft x 10 ft and it’s mounted on plywood because I still have carpet underneath it.MISTAKE #2: I decided to tape the canvas to my hardwood floor. I might have chosen the wrong tape, but I was afraid to leave any glue residue on my floor. It worked just fine in the beginning but once I applied warm water on the canvas, my tape loosened up and even pins didn’t help. Double and triple tapes layers didn’t help either.I wish I could build up a wooden frame but there were too many extra things to buy and no way to bring it home unless I rented a trailer. And I would have needed more time to build it as well.I found my way out by nailing the canvas to the plywood base that is underneath my hardwood floor.The canvas was a rectangular shape, so on the 2 opposite shorter sides,...

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Maternity Model Call Summer 2019

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 | 0 comments

MATERNITY MODEL CALL 2019 We are looking for pregnant women between 28-34 weeks to model at Vera Magee Photography studio on July 7-12.It is an offer to participate in the Photo Session as a model where you get Digital Images in exchange for your time to be a model. What model gets:1-hour photo session3 Hi-end Edited Digital Images with Print Release (prints up to 8×10) *All extra Edited Images are available to purchase at it regular rate* Requirements:♦ Maternity models should be between 32-36 weeks along in their pregnancy and should not be under physical restrictions as instructed by a physician.♦ Models must be willing to sign a modeling release form. Images will be used by Vera Magee Photography for marketing and publishing on the website and social media and used on print materials.♦ Models should be prepared to come to the session with their hair and makeup done.♦ Models will be dressed from the studio wardrobe unless otherwise instructed to ensure the final work is representative of the studio vision for the shoot. ♦ Models may be asked to wear sheer fabrics and/or allow the bare belly to show (outfit details will be discussed before the final agreement). *These sessions always have a lot of interest, so an application is required* Name*FirstLast Phone Email* City Maternity Clothes Sizing …… Weeks Pregnant. Word...

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Senior Camp 2021

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 | 7 comments

Senior Camp 2021     We are casting models for our new team of future High School Seniors for the class of 2021 (are going to be a Junior this upcoming school year) that would love to be part of Vera Magee Photography Team. This is a great opportunity for you to try yourself out as a model, to help build up your confidence in front of a camera, to share your story with your friends and family, and to have a great time. Also, it will give you a chance to get your Senior Portrait Session absolutely FREE by building up photography credits* throughout the school year.* The more referrals you send our way, the more credits you’ll receive!Benefits:For every referral, you send to us, that books and pays for a full session, you will receive a $50 Photo Package credit (no cash).Each Model will get at least TWO FREE Portrait Sessions throughout the 2019-2020 school year:1st Session includes:Up to a 1-hour photo sessionUp to 2-3 outfit changes1 Location10 Hi-end Edited Digital Images of your choice (on a USB Drive)Print Release2nd Session includes:Up to a 1-hour photo session1 outfit1 Location5 Hi-end Edited Digital Images of your choice (on a USB Drive)Print ReleaseThe requirements:All models must be full-time students. All models must be graduating from High School in the Spring of 2021.Models must exclusively promote Vera Magee Photography for the year. Promoting or suggesting the usage of another photographer is not permitted.Models must conduct themselves in a professional manner while representing Vera Magee Photography, acting as a positive role model in their school and community.Models must post and credit Vera Magee Photography on their social media posts involving images photographed by Vera Magee.IMPORTANT! Students, while you may contact us about this offer, a Parent / Legal Guardian must also contact us and only they can sign up their child for the Senior Model Camp.Also, we will require a Parent / Legal Guardian to sign 2 documents:Photograph Usage Consent FormTFP Contract and Model ReleaseTo send me an email, please complete the form below and I will contact you as soon as possible.Please be assured that I will keep your contact information confidential. Parent/Guardian Name*FirstLast Parent/Guardian Email* Parent/Guardian Phone Number* Child’s Name*FirstLast High School* Message Word VerificationSubmitReset  VERA MAGEE PHOTOGRAPHYSPRING HILL,...

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