How to Snap the Best Head Shot Like Dakota Fanning, Cody Simpson and Other Celebrity Actors.

Does your little star have the perfect head-shot to grab the next big role? What if you could take amazing pictures of your child in the comfort of your own home and at no cost? Mia Johnstone, of Mia J Photography, shares some insider tips to help parents take professional-like pictures. It’s also a great way to connect with your child in a fun and creative way!

Let’s share some of those less than perfect photos! Super Mommy Not along with Mia J Photography is having a “Worst Photo Ever” Contest. We’ll be giving away a TON of good stuff including: a kid’s haircut, games, passes to an indoor playground, a free photo class ($150 value) on how to better use your DSLR camera and more! It’s so easy. All you need to do is email your worst photo ever (make sure you/your family are identifiable because this is going to be a facebook contest) to We’ll update you on info or you can call Mia (818) 304-2065


More Tips from Mia: *Great locations, in L.A., for portraits include Pasadena City Hall (all those white walls create superb bounced light) and Griffith Park’s Ferndell.

*Don’t rule out your own home. Do you have a large window? Diffuse the light with a sheer curtain.  Stand in front of the window and take a photo. Watch the magic happen.  Mia explains: “It’s all pretty simple but takes some practice.”

Donna Tetreault

Donna Tetreault is a mom to two rambunctious boys. Asher is three and Jackson is four. She’s married to her college sweetheart and best friend, Andrew. Most of her time is spent, literally, chasing her boys from one place to another. When she does come up for air, she desperately tries to balance being a mom and maintain a career. She is the Creator and Host of Super Mommy Not. She also teaches Journalism classes at UCLA extension and is working on publishing her first children’s picture book. As a Television Journalist for more than ten years, in Los Angeles, working for CNN, KCBS and KNBC she seeks to use her skills to educate herself and other moms by providing interesting and entertaining video stories with solutions to better parenting. Donna interviews parenting experts and moms. She covers topics from baby to teen.

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