Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I took this photo of my daughter back in 2010. I would often take photos throughout the year and then choose my favorite for the school photo. I did not choose this one. hehe

One Last Attempt!!!

Ok. We have 5 days left of this challenge. I am at 182 likes for my facebook page and would love to reach 250. Why? Because I am giving $1 for every new like I get in the month of September to a young boy suffering from ALS. My heart goes out to the family of this young boy as they plan his upcoming funeral. I can't even imagine. So, I put out this plea once again. If you have not clicked "like" on my Facebook page ( please do. If you have already click "like" on my page (not this post) then please share this on your own page. To read more about this young  boy just go to, and read all about him. Thank you to those who have joined my page this month.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I took this photo of my son in 2011. This was his 7th grade photo. I remember being so proud of it. hehe That was the year I also decided to make my hobby a business. I haven't regretted it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sweet Baby Girl!!!!

This little girl is so sweet to me. I have taken her photo since the day after she was born.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Foto Tip!!!! Free Flash Diffuser

The last couple of weeks I talked about lighting and flash. Today, I have a neat tip about using your flash. Your flash can be an asset or a liability to your photos. Too much can leave your subject looking like they desperately need a tan and too little can leave them hiding in the dark. How do you get a happy medium without taking a few steps back? A flash diffuser is your answer. Now not everyone has a diffuser, so here is a fun trick you can do for Free. If you have a point and shoot camera, you can simply tape a piece of wax paper over your flash. If you use a DSL-R use an old film canister, the milky colored kind, and place it over your flash. If you don't have one laying around, go to your nearest photo lab and they should have dozens they would be happy to part with.
So, what exactly does a diffuser do, you ask? The diffuser helps spread the light from the flash around rather than it all concentrated to one area like a spot light.
Try this out and let me know how it works for you. Have fun and Happy Clicking!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I love this photo!!! I took it back in 2010 of my sweet little girl. She is so fun to take photos of because they always seem to turn out so pretty and sweet. I love it!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday! Still Catching Up!!

I love this photo! I will forever cherish it. This photo was taken in 2010 of my mother and my daughter. The love between them is so obvious. I love capturing emotion like this. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

What to Wear Wednesday!!!! Men's Styles!

Last week, I talked about some of the popular styles out there for women. Today, I want to talk about men's styles. I didn't think this would be hard at all, but on the contrary it is harder than I thought. No offense, men, but you don't have a whole lot of diversity. hehe Sorry. Here is what I did find:

1. Jackets, sweaters, sport coats......these are some of the items in style right now. Layering is the big thing. Layers can go 2 or 3 items deep, such as a t-shirt with a sweater and a casual blazer over top.

2. Jeans are still pretty slim. Skinny jeans are still the thing if you can wear them. If you are not into that type of thing, don't worry, there are plenty of boot cut and straight leg options still available and they look just as stylish.

3. Men's shoe styles have not changed a whole lot. Right now there are a lot of high top sneakers and boots. Dress shoes are very much in and some of these even come in a high top style as well.

As I go over what I have written here, I see that men's styles have not changed much over the years. When taking a photo all the same rules apply with men as in women. Wear something that is a neutral color, not bright colors or patterns. Hope I helped some of you men out there!  Enjoy and Happy Clicking!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Specials!!!

September Special: We are continuing the $10 School Photos until the end of the month. This session includes 15 minutes of photo taking, 1 pose of your choice, and letter of release to print unlimited prints. 

Also, this month we are offering a free 8x10 print collage with 4 photos of your choice from your standard paid session. Contact us today!!!

September Charity!!!

For July and August, we gave to the Yavapai Food Bank. We were able to give a good chunk thanks to "likes" on Facebook and paid sessions. Thank you!!!
For the month of September, we want to give to a fundraiser that is close to our heart. There is a sweet, young boy I know that is suffering from ALS. You have seen all the ice bucket challenges on social media. This is the real deal. So, please, I say again, Please, pass this on to friends and family. Again, for every Like on Facebook and every paid session we will give to this boys fundraiser. To learn more about him, please go to Thank you!!!!