T2S photography: Blog https://t2sphotography.com/blog en-us (C) T2S photography hello@t2sphotography.com (T2S photography) Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:13:00 GMT Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:13:00 GMT https://t2sphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u966922810-o874976105-50.jpg T2S photography: Blog https://t2sphotography.com/blog 120 80 2019 Senior Pictures https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2018/7/2019-senior-pictures Senior year of high school is an exciting time. It’s the end of “regular” school and the beginning of the next phase in life. This is when I love to come in and take photos for seniors. I had many interests at the time of my senior photos which meant lots of props and options. I may not have been in sports, but I played music, loved reading and had way too many stuffed animals (yes they made it into my photos).

Senior pictures are one of the last individual photo session that happen in life. Many times they are the last professional photos until a wedding. My goal with senior pictures is to capture personality. Who are you right now? What do you want to show about yourself to the world? These are the things I want to freeze in time. Create long lasting memories of this great time in life. T2S photography For any seniors interested in having photos taken by T2S I ask for a brief survey to be filled out first. This helps me get a better idea of who the senior is and how we can best work together to get the photos they (and their parents) want and include any props to help tell their story. You can find the survey by clicking here.

For any senior session you do I always suggest bringing a few outfit options. They may not all be used, but it’s never a bad thing to have those options. Extra things like hats, scarves, and jackets are great any gender. Typically for females various jewelry like necklaces, bracelets and earrings are ways to change a look. It all comes down to personality, express yourself through senior pictures!

Excited to schedule your session or have some questions? Please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600.

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Loose Prints https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2018/2/loose-prints Loose prints are printed on matte paper using archival inks. They are guaranteed to last up to 100 years if stored out of direct sunlight. That’s a pretty solid product for being so cost-effective.

In case you don’t know the difference between matte and glossy paper, matte paper doesn’t show fingerprints, whereas glossy does. You also lose more details when printing on glossy, whereas details are sharper with matte paper, without much of the glare that comes with a glossy print. These are the main reasons I suggest matte paper for my clients' prints.

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Loose prints come in a variety of sizes, from wallet to 24x36 inches. Since these prints aren’t mounted they can be displayed in albums or framed. You could also let them lay around loose and flip through them from time to time.

When I work on your images, I have my monitor calibrated to my favorite professional print labs to ensure the colors on my screen match as closely as possible to the colors on your prints.

With no additional mounting or framing, loose prints are the most cost-effective print you can invest in. At the same time, they’re versatile and easy to handle. You can’t go wrong with loose prints.

Contact T2S photography to set up your session and add a few loose prints to your order!

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Choosing a Photographer | What's your style? https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/11/choosing-a-photographer-whats-your-style

Hey there! Welcome to the T2S photography blog. This post is about choosing a photographer who’s right for you. I’m glad you made it to my website; this means there was something on here, even if it’s just this post, that caught your attention. So let’s begin finding out if T2S or another photography studio is right for you.

The first thing I always ask someone who wants to book is this: “What style of photos are you looking for?” Let me explain a little. When I ask this, what I really want to know is: Are you looking for a rigidly posed photo in a studio with everyone wearing matching shirts? Or are you looking for a more candid “in the moment” photo where everyone is coordinated, and they all seem to be having fun? If you answered “yes” to the first question, I’m not going to be the right photographer for you. On the other hand, I love it when a potential client answers “Yes!” to the second question. T2S strives to be a more fun and candid photo studio. Capturing moments with your family so you can all remember how things are right now, how everyone interacts together--this is what I want you to have captured forever.

After we’ve established my style is a good fit, I ask, “What expectations do you have for your session with me?” For example, are you excited to see what products I have to offer for your new images to be printed on? Do you want to build your own collection of customized products to hang on your walls or share with family? Or do you just want another disc/USB to throw into a drawer and forget about for 6 months? If you are screaming, "YES! That last one! I love just sitting on images for months!" ... well, T2S probably won’t be the photography studio for you. I really love helping you get tangible products from your session, but if that’s not your thing, that’s ok, there are many other photography studios who will better suit your needs.

Hopefully you found this somewhat helpful in your quest for a photographer. The short version: If you want a fun, relaxed, authentic session showing you and your family, T2S photography might be the right place for you!

Excited to schedule your session or have some questions? Please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600.

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Referrals Pay! https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/10/referrals-pay

Referrals are a great asset for any small business. With the support of customers small businesses are able to flourish and grow.

I hope that you enjoyed your experience for your senior or headshot session so you feel confident referring T2S to your friends and family. If your referral books a session with T2S, you get $50 off your next session or order! Refer 4 people and that’s $200 off! 

For some session types this could mean your entire session is covered! It's great to be rewarded for sharing with others. You can also join the T2S mailing list for updates on what's happening. Usually no more than one email a month or less, so don't worry your inbox won't be cluttered. Click here to subscribe.

Would you like to schedule your session or have some questions? Please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600.

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What to Wear - family sessions https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/10/what-to-wear---family-sessions The question of what to wear to a session is the most common question I am asked. So I decided I should dedicate a post to this very topic! To clarify, the following suggestions work best for family sessions.

When you start the process of looking for what to wear, start with the hardest person to dress. I don’t want you having to scramble the day or two before our session trying to find an outfit for your hardest to dress.

Don’t forget to dress comfortably! This means you (and especially your kids) should be able to move. Being stiff and uncomfortable in an outfit will show through in your photos. If you or your kids aren’t comfortable in “fancy dress up clothes,” don’t force it; let everyone show who they are right now. After all, I want your session to run smoothly and ensure there's fun for everyone.

Not that this style is inherently bad, but avoiding solid white or solid black shirts is a place to start when searching for clothes. Don’t be afraid of some color! A good way to do this is to show your personality through your clothes. Don’t be afraid to dress as a slightly more polished version of your everyday self.

Let your kids have a say in what they wear for their shoot. If you want, let them pick an outfit with you and you choose something as well. Really let them be a part of the session right from the beginning.

And finally, accessorize! Bring jackets, scarves, hats, sunglasses, big necklaces, and bracelets. Have fun with it!

A couple last tips on what to bring with you to a photo session: Everyone that needs to be in the photos (seriously, this is important). Any additional props you would like included in the images. This also includes your accessories and maybe even a blanket. (If you bring your kids’ favorite very worn blanket or stuffed toy, be prepared for it to be in the photos. If it doesn’t come with you, it doesn’t have to be taken away and less tears are shed.)

Are you ready to schedule your session or have some questions? Please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600


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The Full Service Experience https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/9/the-full-service-experience The "Full Service" Experience


It’s time to start valuing the services that a photographer can provide to you. You might start seeing the term “full-service” being applied to the photography industry. This simply means the photo studio you are looking at provides not just the service of taking photos, but the additional services of helping you pick out products to best fit your needs, ordering them for you, and checking over each piece before delivering everything to you.

At T2S, I love providing these extra services for you. It is important that you receive tangible products for your money, not just files that may sit for months before you have time to order them. I also provide this service to ensure color quality of all images.  

Because I care about providing all these services to you with as little hassle as possible, I like to have a conversation by phone before you book a session. I want to make sure you as the client are prepared for the extras that come with your session.

Once you decide to book a session, I will send a contract to you outlining the details of your session, how much money is owed and when, along with some other legal details. This is nothing to be scared of! It’s part of running a legal business (lots of paperwork on my end!).

Before your session I will send you information on what to wear and bring to your session. Making this a smooth process is one of my goals. When the day of your session arrives, you’ll have all the outfits picked out, and I’ll have my batteries charged and ready to go!

Within 4 weeks of your session your Printed Proof Collection will be back from the printer, and we will have a date already on the calendar for me to visit with your proofs and product samples. This is a fun time, with a little reminiscing of the fun we had during the session. When you book a full session, you will already have  spending money for your Ordering Session. This way we can start right in building your Custom Collection.

You can read more about Ordering Sessions and why T2S offers products here.

If you have any questions, or are interested in scheduling a session, please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600

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Fun with Minis https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/8/fun-with-minis Sometimes all you need is some Mommy & Me time. That’s exactly what we did one evening at the popular photo spot OPPD Arboretum. A little mini session with Bridget and her mom out in the little forest within the city. During this session, I learned that Bridget is not a fan of bugs. She would spot an ant and turn the other way before any of us knew what she saw. Between cuddles with mom and general exploring in nature, this fun young lady forgot I was even there.

With a mini session, we explore a small area and capture as many images as possible in a short amount of time. This mini took a little bit of coaxing to warm Bridget up to the camera, but once her mom started playing her favorite game of hanging upside down, we were on a roll. It was hard to avoid all the critters of this small forest, but we still explored and had a great time.

Fall is fast approaching, and beautiful autumn colors will be showing. This year, T2S will be offering holiday mini sessions that include 25 cards that have been custom designed by Katie. Don’t miss out on getting your one of a kind cards and updated family photo this year. Call us today to schedule your session!

Mommy & Me

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Booking a Photographer | What do they offer? https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/8/booking-a-photographer-what-do-they-offer

Today you have many options for who will capture your high school senior’s portrait, the choices can be overwhelming!

You may notice that most photographers offer only digital files delivered to you via download, disc, or USB. While this works well for some photographers, I prefer to provide you with tangible products.

I have a serious passion for print mediums, so much so that it’s what I focused on in college. Instead of spending time learning web design, I delved into print media and photography. Because of this, T2S offers a variety of print products for your photos to shine.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard about digital photos just sitting on drives or discs for months or even years. Technology changes so quickly, some of the storage mediums become outdated rapidly. Getting photos on a disc may seem great, but the average laptop doesn’t have a drive to read them anymore. Files and computers can get corrupted fairly easily, and unfortunately, this means your photo memories, too. The goal at T2S is to get those memorable photos printed and into your hands and onto your walls with products that will last well past the life of your computer.

At T2S, we want you to have products that fit best with your decor. This is ART. These are also beautiful keepsakes for generations to come. The paper prints are guaranteed for at least 100 years if treated properly (for instance, displaying an image in your front window because you love it that much will also cause it to degrade and it won’t hold up nearly as long; that’s why we discourage that sort of use of our products.)

I want you to be proud of your purchase. Having new art on the wall to spruce up your home is always exciting. Your brand new memento can also serve as a main subject of conversation with friends and family when they are over to your home. I can also help you find some smaller products that fit well at your desk, or even a mini album to have with you wherever you go. Check out the Customized Art page to see what products I currently offer.

And rest assured, I bring a sample of each product type I sell to your Ordering Session so you can see them in person.

If you have any questions, or are interested in scheduling a session, please feel free to send an email or call 402-557-8600

I look forward to working with you!

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Getting Messy https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/7/getting-messy I recently had the pleasure of photographing the messiest little sisters in town. There was a mud pile. And mud pies. And absolute mud immersion. How did this all go down?

For 2017, I wanted to do something a little different to amp up my photography, and so I joined a year-long photography challenge for the first time.

I chose the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge because I liked the emphasis it placed on artistic exploration. It’s been fun to shake up my artistic vision in new ways. Some weeks, it is certainly a struggle to summon enough inspiration to complete the challenge … not to mention wrangling all kinds of logistical demands just to get it all done in time.

In early May, the challenge was to shoot a portrait that depicted a messy subject.

Presented with this messy challenge, I thought about how kids are really best at being messy. The clock was ticking. I called up a friend with young energetic children. Would she mind if I stopped by to photograph her kids being… well, kids? “Sure! They love to make mud pies. You think that would work?” Of course it would!

One warm summer evening, I headed over to their home in Northwest Omaha. The older sister (a seven year-old mud connoisseur) dragged out the hose and sprayed down a large pile of dirt beside the house, where they are putting in a pond. Then these two giddy little sisters started slinging mud. The water kept on flowing, and a little bit of mud turned into full-on immersion. The girls filled pots with dirt and water, and the mud pie extravaganza began. The younger sister (the muddiest three year-old I’ve ever met) embraced the mess and had the time of her life! Even my camera had some mud splatter to clean up later.

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Photo Lingo https://t2sphotography.com/blog/2017/6/photo-lingo

As you browse around the T2S site, you may run across some terms that are either specific to this company or to the photography industry as a whole. Below are some of the common terms you will find on this site and what they mean.


Custom Collection: This is a combination of any products T2S photography offers for sale. You create a Custom Collection during your ordering session. By purchasing more than one item, I am able to offer you a discount on your Custom Collection. Savings are up to 40% off a la carte prices!

A La Carte: Like items on a restaurant menu, this is a popular little French expression that means "to order things individually." Prices for products ordered on my website are a la carte only. During your Ordering Session, when you put together your Custom Collection, I use a fancy Excel sheet to calculate discounted prices when you order more than one item. After that time, I only offer purchases through my website, which means buying each product at the set price with no additional savings.

Ordering Session: When you book your family or senior photos with T2S, you also book a time within a few weeks for your ordering session. This is when I bring product samples and your printed proofs to your home. Each session comes with credit towards a Custom Collection. You can start looking through the different products and figure out what sizes and textures will best fit your home. This is also a great time to select gifts for family.

Printed Proof Collection: I want you to have something to hold and display right away, which is why I include one 4x6 print of each image from your session. This also makes it easy to arrange images for custom products and keep your favorites on top while you are selecting which photos you'd like to print as enlargements. 

Online Gallery: After your ordering session, I will send you a link to your online gallery. This gallery will have all the images from your Printed Proof Collection. The online gallery is where you can download all of your images with your personal print release. 

Personal Print Release: Digital images with a print release are images you have the ability to print anywhere an unlimited amount of times. T2S photography is not responsible for any quality issues, storage, file corruption or any other problem or loss that may occur from digital files provided by T2S photography.

I pride myself on using the best labs that offer high quality, durable products that will withstand the test of time and offer the best value for the quality. Currently I order products from 5 different labs, depending on what they do best. I can rely on them to turn around products quickly so you can have your final order in 2-3 weeks.  

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