The Blog

On the blog, you'll find helpful tips for your photo session and what's going on at AVP. Pick a category below or browse through the most recent postings. 

modern School Portraits

personal branding



client tips


black family hugging each other

January 21, 2021

Wondering how often you should update your family photos? This is what you need to know. Busy schedules, family commitments, and lengthy to-do lists can get in the way of updating family photos. The years seem to go by faster and faster, which is especially true when you have children. As parents, you don’t want to […]

view post

A model release is a legal release form signed by the subject and/or guardians of a minor being photographed. It’s purpose is to grant permission to the photographer to publish, sell, or distribute the image in one form or another, depending on the circumstances of the photoshoot. In our case, this model release form grants […]

what is a model release

December 8, 2020

view post

July 5, 2020

Have you been thinking about scheduling a photography session for your child, but not quite sure? Typically, two of a parent’s biggest “fears” when it comes to a child session is a.) forcing their child into something they don’t want to do and b.) having a child not participate in the session at all. Let […]

view post

family of four staring out into the ocean

February 16, 2020

Thinking about a family session but not sure what to expect? Let me tell you about our family sessions! Our family sessions are fun and laid back. I love to go with the flow and capture photographs of your family together and your unique connection in our signature lifestyle way. No two sessions are the […]

view post

Maybe you’re someone who books a pet session every single year without fail, or perhaps you’ve merely toyed with the idea of having one done but haven’t ever booked. Whatever the case, we probably don’t have to convince you that having professional images of your pet is a true gift. Pet portraits are crazy adorable […]

Pit Bull laying on the bed with two more dogs in the background

January 6, 2020

view post

January 1, 2020

black and white image of a woman laughing with her eyes closed

If there’s one thing for certain in life, it’s that your to-do list is never-ending. From minor things — like doing the laundry, mailing that package, and getting to that doctor’s appointment — to major commitments like planning a birthday party or heading out of town for a wedding, it can all be pretty exhausting. […]

view post