Monday, June 21, 2010


One of the features of my photos is the retouching. I've found that while some photographers out there will edit for color balance, effects, etc...many leave blemishes, extra chins, and other unflattering things in the photo. Or they charge extra to take them out.

Being that I have never been a natural in FRONT of the camera, I am passionate about erasing someone else's unwanted features from an otherwise great photo. I can't tell you how many times I wished that someone had told me before taking a photo that the way I was standing gave me an extra roll of side fat, or the way I tilted my head multiplied the number of chins I had. I wished even more than once the photo was taken, those items could be removed.

So, a before and after:

Gorgeous subjects, but she didn't like the "rolls" that her shirt created when she was hoisted onto her man's shoulders...the photo otherwise is too cute to discard, so...

...rolls be gone!

Already, very cute girl, but something isn't quite perfect...

..and, voila!

If you feel self conscious about being in front of the lens, but would love to have photos that you feel good about sharing with family and friends, schedule a photo session with Xiphias Photography.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Engagement Shoot June 2010 - Winter Garden

This shoot was SO much fun, and I had so many images to choose from, what with such a gorgeous couple as my subject.

Senior Portraits 2010 - Downtown Sanford

Kayla wasn't happy with the way her portraits from the studio the school hired turned out, so we set out to do something more fun. Between a small unassuming park close to her house, and some wandering around Downtown Sanford, we found plenty of great places for her to show off.

Anniversary Shoot June 2010 - Winter Park

I've known Chris and Kippy for ages - I was at their wedding, I've watched their now grown kids, so I was excited to have the opportunity to do a special shoot for them for their anniversary.

Her hair is GORGEOUS - like a shampoo commercial.

This is the "Oklahoma-esque" shot

Maternity Photos - Yannin and Tommy, May 2010

I had such a great time photographing Yannin. It was only TWO days before her due date and she was up for trying anything. I think if I had asked her to climb a tree she would have.

I didn't, of course. :)

My favorite shot of the day...she looks so calm

And So It Begins...

I've finally taken the time to begin compiling my portfolio and posting photos. Yay! Everyone's comments are welcome and appreciated.