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portrait of an expectant mama

Preparing for your session can be quick and easy or time-consuming, all depending on your experience. Below are three tips that I consider when preparing for and doing a photo session.

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Determine the location:

I determine the location with the help of my client.

Finding out what they're hoping for as far as the final look helps in having them love their photos once they're done.

I always have ideas in my head and give suggestions too, knowing the type of scene that will produce the prettiest pictures.

Kylan wanted trees.

Our area is full of grand oaks and when the light come through the branches they give off the prettiest light and backdrop.

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Make your expectant mother shine:

Once we're there, I find the spot where my client will look their best.

I love tall grasses at their feet, a tree or two near where they stand and definitely trees in the bakground.

Always having the sun at their back adds some pretty highlights to their hair and a nice soft light on their face.

Don't forget your stepladder:

Something to consider is the height of your client. This was my first session to take a step ladder. I'm a pretty short person and Kylan is very tall (she wasn't my first tall client!).

To be more at eye level with your client, or even a little taller, helps in the overall aesthetics of the images.

Many places have something I can step up on, but this one didn't. So, don't forget that stepladder!

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I'd love to hear your thoughts ...

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.

We are so happy!

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Fabiola & Juan

Sixteen Miles Out
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2018-08-14T17:31:23-07:00

Fabiola & Juan

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

She is extremely talented!

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

Bailey

Sixteen Miles Out
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2018-08-14T18:58:46-07:00

Bailey

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

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

Sixteen Miles Out
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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!
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