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Hello!

I’m Petra, the Photographer at Petra King’s Studio.

Welcome the the blog! I share recent work, upcoming events and other useful information for parents to be and growing babies. Thanks for being here. I can’t wait for you to browse around!


I meant to do that!

I recently came across an awesome article and just had to share it with all my clients.  It really does sum up a lot of what I am all about.  Being a candid professional photographer life is all about the frowns and smiles.  Everyone is different and has a unique quality of their own.  This is what makes YOU special.  Being able to capture that for someone is both an honor and pleasure. Here is the article:

"I meant to do that!

Make no mistake, my work is unique! I have a style of my own and it is somewhat uncoventional. My clients are usually looking for something fresh, stylish and more contemporary than what many “traditional” photographers offer.

That being said, there are some things you may notice when looking at my work that is different from what you might be accustomed to…

“Tight Crops” – This means super close close-ups where often the face fills most of the frame of the image. These images are about the eyes, and often the top of the head is not included in the image. I meant to do that!

“Not-So-Smiley”- So many of us have been brought up to believe that a smile is a requirement to make a great photo. So not true! I love a nsive look as much as a big grin. I meant to do that!

“Let’s Be Negative” – Negative space is when the subject is placed off to the side of an image and the rest of the image is empty—this is done for artistic impact. I meant to do that!

“Left of Center”- The most boring position for a subject in a photograph is smack dab in the middle! I know, I know, not what you always thought, right? Trust me, your child does not need to be right in the center of an image for it to be a good portrait! I meant to do that!

“The Light in the Eyes” The hallmark of good portrait photography is good lighting, and the hallmark of good lighting is something called a “catchlight,” – a reflection of light in the eyes. I love big catchlights! I purposely position my lights for the best and largest catchlights, especially for close-ups. Flip through any parenting or glamour magazine and look at the eyes—what do you see? Big bright catchlights! A lack of catchlights leaves the eyes looking flat, dull and lifeless. I meant to do that!"

 So there you go...food for thought!

Have a super weekend.

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