Rainey’s Closet

Often the biggest stress for parents when booking a session is, “What should my child wear?”. This is concern is more common for a holiday or a birthday shoot. I recently came across Rainey’s Closet, a company from where you can rent children’s clothes. Hallelujah!! Not only a breeze for parents, but also for photographers who may not own outfits for a shoot.

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ADVICE FOR BRIDES: HAIR AND MAKEUP

“My biggest piece of advice for my brides is to be comfortable! I always tell my brides to look at styles similar to how they wear their hair everyday. As an example, if you never wear your hair up, wearing it in a high bun might be too drastic of a change for wedding day. I like to help my brides find options that make them feel glamorous, while still feeling like themselves.”

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Updates for Viviana Podhaiski Photography- 2019

I’ve opened up my calendar for more weddings, and family portraits. Which means having to turn down a few weightlifting competitions to make room. It was a tough decision to make and many fans of Everyday Lifters are a little bummed I won’t be able to go to all events this year. 2019 World Championships in Thailand is for sure happening and perhaps one more out of the country competition. Youth Nationals is a must, I would never miss it!

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The Photographer was Photographed

It's a vulnerable feeling.  You know, having someone just stare at you through a lens.  Funny thing about that though, I know as a photographer, that's not exactly what happens.  We don't stare at our clients trying to point out all of the "imperfections" that we as humans love to make up in our heads.  Photographers too get nervous.  Our goal is to make the person being photographed, as comfortable as possible.  

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Photography: The Creative Break Through

Creativity just sits there.. waiting to be seen, waiting to take a spin on the dance floor with any willing creator. If Frida and Janis Joplin could create a muse and let it loose on the world.. that is what I feel- if you could imagine such a thing.  

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