Monday, April 18, 2011

Teaser Shots Portrait Photography Lorain

I have kinda become known for my "teaser" shots that I post on my Facebook Page, but recently I did a boudoir session and it was removed.... Showing a lot less, or wearing more than a swimsuit.. but... I will continue to post "teaser" shots from session, but my boudoir clients might not be available to do those anymore.... Portraits in Lorain Portraits in Elyria Portraits in North Ridgeville Portraits in Amherst Family Portraits Boudoir Portraits Children Portraits Family Portraits Maternity Portraits

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Really Great Clients Portraits Lorain, Ohio

I have been really lucky to have some great clients... Recently I was able to photograph a family with a wonderful 3 year old.... it took a little to get her out of her shell, but once she got rolling in the session she was posing and smiling everywhere... Taking time during my portraits are what really separates me from the rest... especially the cookie cutters.... My sessions normally run at least an hour to more as, really you are more comfortable after a little bit.. Custom Lifestyle Portraits is what I call my line of work and these are custom... if you contact me through my email, I will first start by asking you questions about yourself and what you are looking for. Through working together your session will be even better. Trust me... Ive done the cookie cutters and its not for me, and it shouldnt be for you. You deserve better than that. In that afternoon, I was also able to work with a wonderful mother to be and her husband. We had taken plenty of time to talk about what she wanted, as well as what I was looking for out of her maternity session. We had such a blast and the images are awesome... I will post a few soon! I have really great clients.. and I hope that I can soon add more clients! Custom Lifestyle Portrait Photography in Lorain, Elyria, North Ridgeville, Amherst and all other surrounding areas. Maternity Photography, Senior Photography, Family Photography, Children Photography, Newborn Photography, Boudoir Photography,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What to Wear Portraits Lorain, Oh

What to Wear for Family Portraits Are you stressed out about what to wear for family portraits? If so, you aren't alone. One of the biggest challenges of any photo shoot is figuring out what to wear…. And if we have already discussed this, this is normally one of the first things I ask during our consultations. Family portraits are invaluable. They help preserve a moment in time and document the appearance of each family member. In addition, most family portraits are handed down from one generation to another, so it's vital that the photo depicts each member as accurately as possible. Given the value of family portraits, details such as the type of clothes worn by each subject should not be overlooked. The ideal family portrait should feature subjects that form a cohesive structure. You don't want to end up with a group shot that looks like a bunch of mismatched strangers got together for a photo shoot. To avoid taking a formal picture that you will be disappointed with, it's a good idea to consider tips on what to wear for family portraits and here are a few. TIPS FOR WHAT TO WEAR The goal of any group shot is to direct the viewer's attention to the subjects' faces. No one family member should stand out or distract from the other members of the clan. To accomplish this goal, it's important to focus on coordinating outfits. This doesn't mean everyone in the photo has to wear identical outfits. Rather, the idea is to make sure one family member doesn't show up wearing shorts and a tank top when the rest of the group is sporting khakis and long-sleeved button down shirts. Coordinate Color Color is critical when taking group shots. Avoid wearing bright colors. Instead, have family members wear clothing that features neutral tones, such as blues and browns. Darker colors, such as black or blue are okay sometimes, but not all of the time. Also, special attention comes to white and bright red… They are generally not recommended unless I am specifically doing something to coordinate a backdrop to complement them. Also, be careful not to mix light and dark tones together. Doing so creates visual confusion, as one subject appears to pop out of the photo while the other recedes. Simple Is Best With group shots, less is more. Clothing should be free of distractions or busy patterns, such as: Stripes, Polka dots, Plaids, Checks, Paisley, Graphic designs, Company logos .. actually its best to never have company logos… its not like they are paying you to wear their shirt? Minimal Jewelry Avoid wearing chunky or reflective jewelry that will distract from your face. Classic pieces such as pearl earrings or necklaces are fine. However, large gold pieces or massive gems that reflect light should be removed during the shoot. Also, if you own a large reflective watch or if you are prone to have a hair tie on your wrist, consider taking it off during your portrait session. These are just a few quick examples….. but… remember to be comfortable no matter what. We will work together to achieve the look that you want!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Isnt Work.... Portraits Lorain, Ohio

I catch myself saying "work with" ... but you know what... working with someone isnt really what I do... I love photography.. I love shooting people... with film... but; wait; Doesnt shoot people sounds worse? So... although I am working with a client.. Its not work to me... I love taking photographs and portraits. Lorain Ohio Portraits

Friday, April 1, 2011

Portraits Lorain Ohio

I create intimate, uncluttered portraiture and fine art photography in the greater Lorain County area.

If you’ve always wanted to have a great picture of yourself or your family to mark a milestone, then email or call me.

If you’ve always thought you were impossible to photograph in a flattering way, then email or call me.

If you’ve always wanted to feel beautiful but were a little embarrassed to admit it, then email or call me.

You’ll get a great picture of you that you will love to death or we’ll schedule another session. You’ll feel at ease and marvel at how I work with you to give you the best possible results.

Clients choose me for imaginative posing and strong composition.

They also rave about the lyrical, emotional quality of my portraits.

Don’t wait another day.

Email or call now for a wonderfully regenerating photography experience and expect to love the results.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Boudoir Photography Lorain, OH





Send an email to to discuss your private Boudoir Portrait Session.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Boost Your Confidence.. Boost Your Self Esteem

Having a boudoir photography session is a great way to boost your self-confidence and add some spice to your life. Many women think that having sexy photographs taken is only an option if you are model-thin with a perfect body. However, getting professional images made with the right posing, lighting, and digital retouching should not only be reserved for celebrities.
DcKetcham Photography will be able to emphasize your best aspects and minimize any areas of your body that are not your favorite. All women can be captured beautifully no matter their age, shape, or size. Getting boudoir photographs done is a great way to feel sexy, celebrate your body, and see yourself in a whole new light.

The motivation behind boudoir photography is to make every woman feel wonderful about herself. Each woman has true beauty inside of her, and it is the photographer’s job to bring it out. Dressing up in cute lingerie outfits and having attention lavished on you can be an excellent way to get in touch with your sexy side.

Loosening up and being in front of the camera, along with viewing the final images will allow you to see yourself in a new way. Looking as stunning as a model will be a huge boost to your self-esteem and after your session you will leave the studio feeling gorgeous and empowered. It is such a fun and liberating experience!

Give yourself the gift of indulgence, starting from professional hair styling and make-up to the lasting memories of fabulous boudoir photos. Many women choose to have boudoir photographs taken just for themselves, or as a surprise for their boyfriends or husbands — it is a great way to ensure that your man remembers you at your sexiest.

Book a boudoir photo session and you too can experience a boost in your own self-confidence.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Senior Portraits Lorain Ohio

Its not too late to get those Senior Portraits for the Class of 2011!

DcKetcham Photography is based in Lorain but travels within reason for those Senior Portraits!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

About Boudoir Lorain, Elyria, North Ridgeville, Avon

I've had a few questions recently as I have been offering and photographing more boudoir sessions... but what is boudoir?

Boudoir photography is all about You and celebrating your inner and outer beauty.
Boudoir is personal, intimate and classy.
Boudoir photography is about showcasing the things that you love about yourself and also, carefully hiding some of the things that you do not like as much. Lingerie is the most popular attire for these portraits, but you can be completely clothed to make such a statement as well.

All sessions are done on location and in a location that you feel comfortable in, and are completely private. Just you, the camera and the photographer. Obviously, you can bring your friends along if you'd like to, and I do recommend a glass of wine or two for those over 21 to make you feel comfortable and relax.

Boudoir portraits can be done for any occasion... wether its a special occasion, such as a wedding gift, but also.. Think birthdays, think Christmas, Valentines Day or... just becuase. One of the best reasons that a few of my clients have said is that ... they are not getting any younger.
What man would not love an album of their beautiful wife?

Some ask about prints, but boudoir is a little different as you might be ordering that large 16x24 canvas from your session, but my most popular is a full album. These are great to have as they are small and discrete.. starting at 6" square. (Little black book as I call it) I can offer calendars, or many other items as well.

Importantly, that these portraits are done at your comfort level. You are in total control of the session from our pre-consulation until final product. These are personal and bringing in props such as sports jersetys, mens shirts, ties... lingerie and other props are very important and can also help you relax.
After the session, all of the iamges are edited to make you look even more beautiful than you already are and then presented to you on a password protected unsearchable proof gallery. Your images will not be shared with anyone, especially without your written permission.

If you, or know someone who may be interested in booking a boudoir portrait session, please feel free to contact me at to start your consultation.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Family Portraits Father & Son Portraits North Ridgeville, OH

There is a special bond between a man and his son ... from the moment that you first meet your newest addition, to helping to celebrate their first birthday you grow to love them more and more each day.
Sometimes men have a tough time portraying their emotions.. and especially to another man (or boy) but, for most fathers, and especially this great family, you can see the love and share the love.
People ask about my "posing" ... but, I dont call this posing.. I gave the father a general direction for the portrait, but we let life happen... and in that moment, the "inbetween" shots... this photo to right happened... its the moments like these that truly make my job wonderful.... to see this.. to share the love and to capture the moment.

Unfortunatley soon, his little man will be too big to sit in his lap... will be too big to get lovin from daddy, but... now, at this age its perfect.

capturing life and emotions....
DcKetcham Photography

When I was first contacted to do this session, I was excited to hear that they wanted photos with their tractor....

Another little moment of the two guys together!

What an awesome family, and they truly made this.. not a job.. but a fantastic session!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Child Portraits Lorain, North Ridgeville, OH

Celebrating your first birthday is a great and powerful thing... alot has happened within one year, and take a moment to capture those moments and making a lasting impression with a portrait session with DcKetcham Photography.

This little man has two awesome parents and is a natural in front of the camera!

Portraits by DcKetcham Photography

Friday, February 25, 2011

Family Portraits Lorain, Elyria, Avon Ohio

Childhood goes by so fast.... and family photographs are the way to preserve some of the memories and to freeze a little bit of time.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Photo Contest Lorain Photography

Do you "Like" us already on Facebook?
Do you "Like" Free Things?
Do you have a cute kid?
well... stay tuned for a photo contest!~

Lorain Photography
Children, Newborns, Maternity, Boudoir, Seniors and Families

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Portraits Lorain Ohio

From bellies.. to babies.. to families... capturing each milestone, thats what DcKetcham Photography is for.

Specializing in newborn, maternity, boudoir, engagement and family portraits.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Many Choices but....

Picking the right one can be a daunting task... but, photography is more than just "taking a picture"... its getting to know your clients, and that is what I like to do.

Centered around You!

From babies, bellies, family, boudoir and seniors!

DcKetcham Photography

Friday, February 4, 2011

High School Senior Photography Lorain Ohio

High School Senior Portraits done by DcKetcham Photography

Studio shots are not a problem with DcKetcham Photography if you need that perfect headshot!

Even just using a plain black background we can work together to get the look you need and want!

More to come from this beautiful Senior at Clearview High School in Lorain

Friday, January 28, 2011

Boudoir Photography

DcKetcham Photography has successfully done tasteful.. classy and intimate boudoir sessions.
These are perfect to use as gifts or plain to buy for yourself.

Personal photography at an affordable level.

Monday, January 10, 2011

From Maternity to Newborn Elyria, OH

Having the priveledge of photographing this beautiful mother to be, and now to capture her newborn baby boy.... what a true honor!
Heres a quick peek at what the parents are in store for!