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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 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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Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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

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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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