Fall is the perfect season for portraits. The leaves are beautiful and the holidays are right around the corner. Let Jennifer Lee Photography capture one of a kind images of your family that can be used to make holiday cards and unique gifts to share with those you love.
Summer is in full swing and our friend and guest blogger, Tara Hermann, has some great tips on how to keep your kids safe out in the sun. Tara, a registered nurse, and her husband Dr. Luke Hermann created the book and online resource MEDBASICS.
Most people do not apply enough sunblock. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply only 25% to 50% of the recommended amount of sunscreen.
SPF stands for “sun protection factor,” and that refers to how much longer it takes you to sunburn while wearing that sunscreen, not to how much protection you’re getting. For example, it should take 15 times longer for you to sunburn with an SPF 15 sunscreen than it would if you weren’t wearing any; with an SPF 30, it should take 30 times longer.
1. Don’t let the weather be your guide. Sunny? Cloudy? Doesn’t matter. Get in the habit of applying sunscreen everyday.
2. Choose a sunblock with UVA and UVB protection, a spf of 30+, use a physical block rather than a chemical block. California Baby and Blue Lizard are safe, fantastic choices.
3. Apply sunscreen (SPF 30+) at least 20-30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every 1-2 hours and after swimming (even if it says waterproof).
3. Wear a hat. Hats keep out 50% of UV radiation.
4. Avoid long periods of time in direct sun during the hours of 11-3 pm, choose a shady spot if possible.
5. Keep babies under 6 months old out of the sun. Remember that your baby’s skin is thinner than yours and therefore burns more quickly than adult skin. Dress him or her in light loose clothing, have a parasol on the carriage, have them wear a hat, keep them in the shade. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed their recommendation regarding the use of sunblock on infants under 6 months old. You can now apply sunblock to areas not covered by clothing such as hands, feet, and face.
6. Don’t forget the “forget-ables”- double check to make sure the back of their neck, under eyes, tips of ears, behind the knees and toes have been covered.
7. Be a good example. These sun suggestions are not just for children, they’re for us too!
8. Offer plenty of fluids and watch for signs of heat exhaustion/ heat stroke. Symptoms of heat stroke include a body temperature above 103 degrees Fahrenheit, red, hot, dry skin (no sweating), quick pulse, confusion, dizziness, headache, nausea and unconsciousness.
-Tara Hermann of MEDBASICS
If you haven’t already booked a session, call right away to schedule an appointment. I will be in The Hamptons in early August.
After a year of shopping, sewing and styling the young ladies of Girl Scout Troop 3234 threw a big red carpet bash to celebrate their runway creations. What a fabulous end of the year celebration. Luckily there were no winners and losers on this runway – only winners.
Introducing our first guest blogger – NYC Personal Stylist Tiffani Rogers photographed here on the occasion of her 30th birthday.
The cherry blossoms in Central Park are in full bloom. Now is the perfect time to get those family or children photo sessions in with Jennifer. Planning what to wear for your photos can be a bit stressful so allow me to take the stress off of your hands. I am going to share my advice and tips on what to wear to get the most out of your springtime photo sessions.With spring’s arrival we tend to let loose, embrace nature, and – most importantly – start wearing COLOR! Move your dark color wardrobe items to the side for this photo shoot. Below is a palette of some spring time colors to incorporate in your wardrobe. For your photo shoot you’ll want to pair a bright colored item with a classic neutral piece, such as khaki or denim.
Spring is all about renewal, being outside in Central Park with the cherry blossoms as your background you want to replicate this easy-breezy feel. Here are some do’s and don’ts…
- DO keep hair and makeup light, aim for the ‘fresh’ face look
- DON’T wear too many trendy items, you don’t want to look dated. Stick with classic pieces like a cardigans, button up shirts, etc.
- DO wear clothes you feel comfortable in, this will shine through in your photos
- DON’T dress in way that is not you, let your personality and personal style show!
Feel like adding a fun twist to your photo session? Have a tea party underneath a beautiful cherry blossom tree. All you need to add is a few fun, quirky tea cups or incorporate your own for a memorable touch!
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer…
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Did we have a Spring? If we did it wasn’t long enough. I am not ready to give up my Spring Photo shoots in the park. They are so much fun and this year, the Cherry Blossoms were gorgeous. Keep the heat and humidity away for a few more weeks. Here are some of my favorite shoots from this Spring.
Spring Sweet Spot