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Hopkins Blog Feature

Portraits ... Whether you're doing your first session or your 100th, there's always something to learn. I counted up just some of my sessions and I have about 300 currently on my site. And I'm still learning.

This session with Miranda and Andre was super fun! I tried a few techniques to just get them comfortable and get some more natural 'less posed' looking images.

I gave them a few instructions:

  • stand very close to one another
  • link arms
  • look a variety of directions ... at each other, down, towards me
  • allow yourself to walk wobbly, bumping hips (basically a drunk walk)

What happened was they were naturally looking at each other, smiling and even laughing. And it was so much fun!

I think it was pretty successful.

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Do you have any tips or tricks you use in your portrait sessions?

Or, how about a portrait session for you? Wouldn't that be fun! Give me a call or send me a message. We can talk about it.

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I am so thrilled

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She has a gift …

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

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2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!

She has become an amazing teacher of photography

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is...

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

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2019-09-28T11:07:32-07:00

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is displaying.

Her eye for beauty is exceptional!

Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!
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2019-09-28T11:15:27-07:00
Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.
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