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As you begin to see my posts, you’ll quickly find that still life photography is a love of mine. I discovered it about a year ago … maybe less and am completely taken by it!

It was interesting how it all came about for me. _MG_7694-1 smI was on this journey to figure out what my photography ‘style’ was … it was super important to me at the time. Now I realize  there are many styles I like. At the time it kind of felt like I ‘just needed to know’. Now I see that I just need to do what feels right. I will love what I do … not that my photos are better than others, but I enjoy them! That is what’s important … to me at least. I don’t need to please the millions of people out there. I just need to do what is good for me in my creative journey.

Creativity is something that I’ve pretty much always ventured out in and putting together still life’s allows me to practice that. My goal is to post a photo a day on my Instagram, so that keeps me busy with coming up with little scenes. I love having flowers in my photos, so I get them from the grocery store or pick them from either my yard (which doesn’t have too many flowers) or from a spot where they’re growing wild.

_MG_4736-1Adding some twine or any sort of string or some pretty soft fabric adds some nice movement to the photos, so I have a nice little supply of that hanging around too. I’ve tended to like my photos to be white and bright, so I have several options of white fabric and some natural and green.

Other props like a tea cup, scissors, buttons, or whatever you have will always add a bit more interest to your photos as well. I like natural elements, so you’ll see rocks and sticks in some of my photos too. 🙂

Stay tuned for some more specific tips on photography such as lighting, layouts, camera settings and more.

If you’d like to follow along in that journey, just click here.

bye for now …

C

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

5.0
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

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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

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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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