Stress Free Family Photo Sessions

by Kayla on April 11, 2018, no comments

Whether you want family photos in Reno, our a family photo session at Lake Tahoe, or maybe your looking for a studio photographer near midtown Reno, we are here to work with your family to create some memorable, cute family photos! Reno and Lake Tahoe offer the perfect backdrop for your family photo session with the outdoors hosting unlimited options of grassy meadows, the blooming flowers and warm breezes of spring, the golden quaking Aspen trees during a fall family photo session, all these create the perfect atmosphere for unique, playful professional family photos! Unfortunately, sometimes the thought of preparing for a family photo session is overwhelming for a parent. How will you dress the kids? What if one of the them has a melt down mid-session? What if my family does not cooperate, or even worse, what if the photographer makes us uncomfortable? What if the session lasts too long and I can’t find a time that works for the whole family? These are all valid question that can make the idea of updating your family photos another chore as opposed to an exciting opportunity. Don’t fret, you are reading this blog post and have found us! We are here to make your professional family photos even better than you thought it could be.

At Johnstone Studios, we have come up with serval ways to help make this experience not only stress free but we go a step further and also work to deliver an experience that is fun for the whole family!

What makes us different? Well for starters, we want to get to know you and your loved ones. What do you like to do as a family? We don’t believe in cookie cutter sessions, we want to create an experience that is unique to your family. Before the session you will get the chance to meet with the Johnstone Studios photographer during a complimentary consultation. This is a great time to discuss any hesitations you have about the session! It is also a time for the family to meet and interact with the photographer, so that on the day of your session everyone will feel comfortable and relaxed around each other.

In the week or two leading up to your family photo session, our team will send an email reminder with tips to help you with any last minute questions! These tips will include ways to help you dress your kids (and yourself!) so that your family looks put together for you session. We will help you with color choices, whether to go casual or dressy, what shoes to wear, and even what textures look best on camera! We want you to showcase your personalities and enjoy the lifestyle experience of an outdoor family photo shoot, so matching isn’t necessary, have fun with color and texture.

Now, what if my child has a meltdown mid-session? If they do, no need to stress! Our photographers are well versed in any sort of melt down a child could have, from the “I’m hungry mom!” to the “I’m really shy… or… I am going to assert myself right now!”. Johnstone Studios works with a variety of developmental age groups including newborns, toddlers, adolescents, and high school seniors. Building memories for families through photographs is one of the best parts of the job, and we make the photo session playful, engaging and memorable. Our goal is to evoke genuine happy kid smiles and let them be kids while we work to get a fantastic series of family photos. We have been one of the go-to Reno Family Photographers for many years now!

Families are often hesitant to book a session because of a busy schedule. However, our sessions are efficient and we want to maximize the fun in a short amount of time. We know you have a life, kids get tired, there are emails and phone calls to answer, and we want to make sure you enjoy your time together and maybe even make an afternoon out of it by going to get ice cream after! We believe our family photo sessions are a great memory maker in themselves and it can be a great way to spend quality time with your family and create a memory that you will look back on for years to come.

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Beach Wedding Shoes

by Kambrya Blake on May 2, 2017, one comment


Choose the Best Shoes for Your Beach Wedding


If you’re headed to the beach to say “I Do”, you may have already embraced the simple and sophisticated approach to weddings. It’s possible that the feeling of sand between your toes is one of the main reasons you’ve chosen the waves as your backdrop and the seagulls as your musicians.
While you may want to forego your favorite heels to avoid sinking into the sand, does that mean you don’t get to rock killer shoes on your wedding day? Of course not! In fact, your seaside celebration opens you up to a number of exciting and attractive options.

Bare or Barely There?

Stepping into the sand is traditionally a barefoot adventure. Couples and their bridal parties often plan to kick off their flip-flops and process au natural. Most beach bridal gowns and beach bridesmaid dresses.are shorter in length and easy to manage in the sand, and many men choose either linen suits or shorts and button down shirts making their walk on the sand stress-free too.

If your sense of style demands a little more décor, however, beach wedding sandals are available in everything from simple economy versions to high-end high fashion pairs. These “sandals” are really a variation on a theme – they have no soles but wrap delicately through your toes and around your ankles and give the strappy appearance of wearing pretty wedding-worthy shoes.

Of course, some beaches are rockier than others, and some feet are more sensitive, so you can also consider elegant slip on flats in dozens of styles, or even lacy wedding flats if you really want protection for sensitive soles.

After the ceremony, pick the shoe that best complements your dress. Often a wide-soled, strappy wedge heel gives you the leg-flattering height of a traditional heel with the stability you’ll want on more uneven terrain.

The Wedding Party

The wedding party will certainly need something to help them transition from the sandy ceremony to dinner and dancing too. Men often choose a sturdy, thicker soled sandal for the evening while ladies in their perfect beach bridesmaid dresses have similar choices to the bride, with a wider selection of colors. The flooring and footing at your reception venue might open up additional options and allow more traditional heels. Find out what the terrain will be like before you commit.

Remember Your Guests!

There is nothing more hospitable than ensuring your guests are comfortable during your exchange of vows. Provide a basket of flip-flop style slip-on sandals in various sizes that your guests can raid when they arrive. If your ceremony is being held in a cooler beach region, you might pair these with baskets of lovely pashminas to keep the ladies warm during your vows and perhaps during dinner. In warmer climes, offer pretty paper fans, ice cold bottles of water and perhaps even paper parasols in your wedding colors to ward off the sun’s harsher rays.

You might also choose to follow celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie’s lead and create an attractive shoe drop station so your guests can spend some barefoot time in the sand. A pail of clean soft-bristled paintbrushes can serve as the perfect “de-sanding station” as guests leave the beach to wander towards the reception.

Don’t feel compelled to give up your serious shoe style for your beach wedding. Instead, adapt to the elements and open your heart to sandals, slip-ons and wedges you can only wear to the beach!



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  1. Had some professional business headshots done at Johnstone Studios. Could not be more impressed with the professionalism and ease of photo shoot, the quality of the photos, and the fast turnaround time.

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Photo Jewelry and Accessories

by Kambrya Blake on January 6, 2017, no comments

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? We’re excited to introduce a line of amazing jewelry and fun accessories! Take a look at what we have to offer, and give us a call to order.*

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*Call to schedule a complimentary in-person ordering session, or order with us over the phone.

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