What to tell your photographer before the day of the shoot

So you have decided it’s time for a photoshoot. You are super excited and you are expecting something magical. You have visions of you running on the beach with your hair in the wind. You have found a photographer and booked for your photoshoot.

That’s it, right. Nope. You need to tell her / him what your vision is. Do you want it to be romantic, edgy, vintage. Speak to your photographer before the time. Esp if she / he might need to get props for what you have in mind. And don’t be afraid / shy to say what you want. If you saw a picture of something you like, send it to them. Just keep in mind that it might not work for you exactly it did for a super model. But if you have something in mind, practice in front of a mirror until you like what you see.

The most important is to have the confidence to go through with it. If you saw this beautiful woman walking out of the water, then try it! Say to the photographer what you would like to try and they will be able to discuss it with you and give you advice on how to make your vision a reality.

And be silly! Why not! Enjoy your shoot and make the most of it.



Welcome 2015

What a year 2014 has been! Personally it was a year with lots of ups and downs, but as Tipanga Photography, it’s been a year of UPs and more UPS! I’m so thankful to every client that has made it such an amazing year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I’m looking forward to a lot of new projects and lots of new, creative shoots! May your year be filled with peace, love, joy and happiness – and lots of photos!


Lots of love,



How to look great on your wedding photos

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding. It’s YOUR day. You need to love you photos and they will stay with you forever. I’ve put together a few tips to help you look amazing on your special day:


1. Meet with your photographer before the time. Get to know her / him. Being comfortable with your photographer is so important. Also chat with your photographer before the time about what you want. If both know what is expected, the day will go just perfect.


2. Practice your pose. Although you don’t want to look staged and artificial, you do have a picture in your mind what you want to do. Practice and see if what you have in your mind, actually looks the same in the mirror.


3. Enjoy yourself. Just enjoying your day and forgetting about the camera will show. You will get tired to smile the whole time if the smile is forced. Forget about what your guests are going at the reception and just be in the moment with your groom. Remember the day is about you and your love. The guests are there to celebrate with you.


4. Make sure you are happy with your make up. When you go for your make up trial, take photos. Ask a friend to take a photo that you can see what you will look like on the day. Remember the trial is there for you to make sure you are happy. If you aren’t happy, say so… and let them work on it until you are happy.


5. Practice different smiles. Smile with your eyes. Use them all. And remember that laughing always makes you look amazing. Nothing like a good laugh to not only relief stress, but also to make a perfect picture.