Since moving to Raleigh, I have taken on some great food related projects – which I love – as I consider myself a little bit of a foodie. I manage all food and event photography for Midtown Grille in North Hills, including their website, ad design and social media management. So, if you’re on Twitter or Facebook and you are a follower of Midtown Grille and are constantly barraged by mouth watering, tempting, will-power-destroying images of decadent food – well, I’m responsible for that. In addition to working for Midtown, I also volunteer my photographic skills to Ethnosh. Ethnosh is a local and growing movement that creates awareness and events around locally owned ethnic restaurants.
I have been in Raleigh for eight months now and I love it! In such a short amount of time I have found it to be an amazing place with so much to do, lots to explore and endless photogenic locations. I find lots of great places to explore, when I’m out with my girls and these often lead to great backdrops when I bring my clients out for a photo shoot. Once of my favorite spots to enjoy with my family and to use for family photo sessions and other photo shoots is Shelley Lake. It’s just so different from what I’m used to in California and it’s one of the first, picturesque locations I discovered. During the Spring, the white blossoms on the trees are incredible and as we shift into Summer, the greenery is overwhelming… I can’t imagine how beautiful Fall is going to be! To view my most up-to-date portfolio, visit Facebook or www.FeliciaPerryPhotography.com.
I thought that moving to an entirely new city, state, zip code… 2,500 miles away from a lifetime, that my life would slow down a bit. I was greatly mistaken. Raleigh has been incredible to our family and in addition to giving us four seasons, a home with a yard and lots of friendly people, it’s give us tremendous professional opportunities. One of my many projects, in addition taking care of my beautiful girls, my wonderful husband and our obnoxious cats, is handling the photography, social media and [under construction] website for Midtown Grille in North Hills.
While I have quickly made new friends and already picked up business, in my new town, I’m wistful of the days that I had shoots scheduled weekly, if not daily. I really LOVE shooting and love getting to know new people; some of my closest friends, started out as clients! I am so lucky that my love of photography became my occupation, an occupation that afforded me the luxury and flexibility to be a stay at home mom and an occupation that connected me to the world around me. I spent so much time shooting in some of California’s most gorgeous places and while I miss the friends I made, the constant barrage of sun and the ocean air, I am giddy and anxious make new connections, here in Raleigh!
The most common question I get, when families are preparing for a photo session is, “what should we wear?” I, personally, like when families wear complimentary clothes and colors but not necessarily match or wear identical outfits. The reason being, is that when you all wear the same thing, your individual personalities aren’t properly being portrayed, unless of course, this is something you do on a daily basis. I also tend to have a preference for solid colors and avoidance of busy patterns that can be distracting. Below are four examples of photo shoots I did with my family and how we coordinated our color schemes.
So, in summary, pick a base color or specific outfit and add to it according to colors that would compliment or showcase it. And choose clothes that are your style! If you don’t wear dresses, don’t choose the day of your photo session to try one out, you won’t feel like yourself and it’ll show.