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Category Archives: Photo Tips

Nixplay Digital Picture Frame

If you are anything like me, you have a ton of digital images and don’t know what to do with them. One of the very best purchase I have ever made from Amazon was a Nixplay digital frame. I have now bought 3 of them. And I absolutely love them. The larger the better, because...

Photo Tips – Summertime Sessions

This month we’re going to chat about the best places to do a summertime photo session. There are lots of options when it comes to looking for session ideas and locations in the summer. A great place to start is your own back yard! That way you can come and go from the cool inside...

Photo Tips – Hair and makeup for sessions

Lately we have had a lot of questions about having hair and makeup done for sessions. We have worked with many makeup artists over the years, so we have plenty of recommendations if you would like one. All of the hair and makeup artists we recommend have experience with how photography affects makeup.  It is...

Photo Tips – Bokeh

Let’s talk about how to get that beautiful blur in the background of a photo. That blur is called bokeh.  Bokeh is the byproduct of a lens’ various properties, including aperture, and focal length. Good bokeh is important for large aperture lenses, macro lenses, and long telephoto lenses. These lenses all need to obtain shallow...

So you have digital files – now what?

So you have taken gorgeous family photos with us. Now what? You have a few on your walls and probably an album on your coffee table. But you also have a ton of digital images to do something with. So let’s have some fun. I have put together a list of some things you may...

Photo Tips – Head Shots

Today we’re talking about head shots! They’re something that everyone needs but seem to dread. Well we’re here to make the experience better! A few tips to make your head shot session go more smoothly: 1. Tell us things you’d like to avoid. Some people know that they prefer their left side over the right,...

Photo Tips – Shooting in Manual

We’re still getting technical! Today we’re going to discuss how to put together the things we’ve covered recently (ISO, Shutter speed, and Aperture) to create the Exposure Triangle. Shooting using all 3 of those settings means that you are shooting in manual mode! Woohoo! When you are making adjustments to each of these settings, you’ll...

Cat and Dog Accessories

Are you an obsessed dog or cat mom like I am? I can go months without buying myself something. But show me a cute dog bandanna and it is in the cart! So I thought I would show you some of the things that I have purchased lately for my babies. Check out this 7...

Photography Suggestions

As a photographer, I get asked a lot what I would suggest for clients. Whether it be for themselves, their kids, etc. So I thought I would put them all together so you guys can read at your leisure. Now these will change over time, as new and fun things come out all the time....

Family Photography Neutral Props

Have you ever done a photo session with your child or grandchild and they brought their favorite toy into the session? It is probably the bright yellow/pink elephant that doesn’t match anything. Or the horrible multicolored thing you hate. We have all been there. It is their favorite, but it looks awful in the photos....

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