Schaldecker Studios: Blog en-us (C) Schaldecker Studios [email protected] (Schaldecker Studios) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:16:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:16:00 GMT Schaldecker Studios: Blog 80 120 Introducing the photo gallery app made for you  


To more easily share your photos with you we now offer an app that works on mobile devices such as iPhone and Android, Photo Moments. This mobile app allows us to share your galleries with you and that gives you another way to share your photos with friends and family and on social media.

How does it work?

You can download the free app at the App Store or Google Play Store, add the gallery we send you via a special URL, and images are readily available to save, download and share with family and friends and on social media.


What are the features?

  • Gallery password protection
  • Ability to download and save one or all photos, including different resolutions
  • Client sign-in
  • Sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email



How can you view your photos?

We will send a Gallery Invite to you and you will receive an e-mail that will include a link to your photos. When you access you email from your mobile device and click on the link you will be able to view the photos in a slideshow mode or regular photo browsing.

 If you want to save a photo, you can download a photo and it will be automatically saved to your phone’s camera roll.

Note: Your will ONLY have access to specific galleries to which you have the mobile app link. Without the link, you will not be able to find, view or download your images using the app alone.


Download the free app today at the App Store or Google Play Store.

[email protected] (Schaldecker Studios) Thu, 08 Mar 2018 02:58:41 GMT
Family Session Tips Remember these tips when planning for your next family photo.

** Coordinating colors not matching.
Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching. Instead, pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme.

** Look at your home decor.
Do you like bright colors? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with the color scheme of your home.

** Don't forget accessories.
Accessories not only add to your outfit but they can be fun to use in photos. Have the man wear a tie for the woman to hold. Necklaces for the kids to play with or hats to hide behind.

** Textures are your friend.
Add textures like scarves or belts to add a little more to the image. Don’t shy away from different textures.

** Limit patterns.
Not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract the final image.

** Look for clothing collections.
Head to stores that typically have color coordinating collections. Then purchase clothes for all the children from one store. Then you will know their clothes will coordinate.

** Plan ahead.
Once you book your session, start thinking of the clothes right away. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day of or day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being dirty or need to be dry cleaned.

** Avoid all white or all black clothing.
If you are wearing an all white shirt then it is very easy to blow out parts of your shirt causing it to lose its detail. Same can be said with all black, it’s easy to have clipping on black clothing and the detail is lost.

** Think classic

These photos will be hanging on your walls and treasured for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.

[email protected] (Schaldecker Studios) Wed, 07 Jun 2017 03:25:54 GMT
Senior Photo Session Tips For some people, taking senior pictures is one of the most fun things about being a senior.  For others, it’s pretty close to an arcane form of torture.  If you fall in the latter group, don’t worry!  Just follow these tips for a fun and stress-free senior portrait session!

1.) Wear at least 1 classic, timeless outfit.

Yes, senior pictures are all about you, & you want to show off your own unique fashion sense.  On the other hand, you don’t want to look back in 10 years and wonder, “What in the world was I thinking?”.  So go ahead and choose a timeless outfit. Girls, simple solid-color dresses look great.  Guys, pair a solid color polo shirt with jeans or khakis, or wear slacks with a nice button-down shirt.  Remember, solid colors tend to photograph better than loud patterns.  You want the focus to be on you, after all!

2.) Feel free to dress up a classic outfit with trendy accessories or shoes, etc.

Maybe you feel solid colors are just too plain.  That’s just not your style.  Feel free to make a classic outfit “more you” with accessories.  Maybe you have a favorite pair of funky shoes or a trendy jacket or sunglasses.  Adding elements like these to a classic outfit can allow you to still get that classic photograph, then add in those elements that are more trendy.

3.) After you take your classic photos, feel free to choose a more trendy, “all you” outfit.

Wear one or two classic outfits to please Mom, then choose something that’s really trendy right now and totally your style.  It’s the best of both worlds!  Here’s where you can throw all the rules out the window.  Is your favorite shirt a tri-color bold pattern?  Wear it anyways!  To be happiest with your pictures, make sure you wear at least one outfit you really love….no matter what anyone else thinks!

4.) Girls: Wear your hair and makeup naturally.

Fix your hair and makeup the same way you would if you were getting dressed up.  If you don’t normally wear a lot of (or any) makeup, this is not the time to try out bold colors.  You may want to consider a little nude or or sheer pink lip gloss or nude eyeshadow.  If you are considering changing how you wear your hair or makeup, do a trial before your photo session.  Take a snapshot and see how you look in pictures. 

5.) Guys: Make sure you are clean-shaven (or with freshly-groomed facial hair)

This may go without saying, but we’ll say it anyways.  Even if you have to shave right before your photo session, do it!  Your mom does not want you to have 5 o’clock shadow in your pictures, and it is very expensive to digitally re-touch.  If you normally sport facial hair, make sure it is freshly trimmed and groomed.

6.) If you have a letterman’s jacket and/or senior ring, bring them!
Letterman’s jackets and senior rings are the trademarks of senior year!  Or course you’ll want at least a few photos with them.  Make a checklist of things to bring with you for your photo session, and don’t forget these!

7.) Bring personal “props” to make pictures all about you
Here’s where it gets fun.  Everyone always says senior pictures are all about you, well let’s make your photo session REALLY all about you!  Do you play a sport or an instrument?  Are you an artist or a hunter?  Do you have a car or a pet?  Bring the things that are special to you for photographs of what you love at this moment in your life.

8.) Don’t be afraid to tell us what you want.

Did you really like a friend’s picture & want to take a similar one?  Maybe you saw something in a magazine or online that you’d like to try.  Don’t be afraid to ask!  If your photo idea involves a particular prop, it’s a good idea to call us first to make sure it is something we can re-create.  If you really don’t like a certain setting, say so!  We want you to be 100% satisfied with your photos, and we’ll do what we can to make sure you get what you want. 

9.) Be comfortable in your setting: Location shoots!

Sometimes a few props are not enough to really show off your individuality.  Don’t forget that we love to take on-location senior sessions!  We can go to your home, downtown, out in the woods, or wherever you can imagine!  Our on-location sessions can be just what you need to have truly unique senior pictures.

10.) Bring mom!
Of course every family is different, but most often Mom is the one most concerned with senior pictures.  In all the years of experience we’ve had, we have learned that if Mom is not happy with the pictures, you will come back for retakes.  So save yourself the trouble and bring Mom with you the first time.  This way she gets to see how and where we pose you, how your hair (and makeup) look, and she’s able to make any adjustments she wants.

BONUS TIP: Remember, these are all just suggestions.  Above all, be yourself & have fun!  Follow this advice, and your senior picture session will be an event to remember!

[email protected] (Schaldecker Studios) class of photo session photography photos senior senior session Fri, 02 Jun 2017 03:59:20 GMT