Brotherly Love

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These boys were drug out of bed early for this shoot!! Made me giggle when I arrived at their home and their mom was telling them to hurry up and finish their breakfast. They really didn’t like that Saturday morning.

Photography Tip: If you have the pre-teen to teen aged boys, it is going to be tough to get a genuine smile out of them. Just roll with the brooding look until you manage to ask them about their girlfriends. Then they kinda light up and say they don’t have one. Ha ha!

As always,
Ashley

impromptu photo session

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My family and I were at a beach on Harper’s Creek in Caldwell County. We met a family there and they had left their camera. Me having my trusty camera always snapped away as the day wore on. We exchanged emails and we went on our way.

Such a nice family and this little boy was NOT afraid of water!! Whats so ever! He would just push his head down under the water and come up not missing a beat. One instance he never let go of a rock when he surfaced. He loved swimming around with his daddy. And loved wearing his hat in the sun.

I’m just so glad I always drag my camera out and about!!

Photographer tip: always bring along a camera. Whether cell phone or point and shoot or dare I say it… your dslr!! You never know when you will catch a raelre opportunity or just be there when someone forgot a camera. Click click! Cheese!!

As always,
Ashley

Taylor Rose Newborn Photo Shoot

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This little girl was in a rush! As I mentioned earlier she and her mom, Brandi, were strolling along with me doing a maternity session!!

And when I say earlier I mean the same day! This little darling was so excited to have her picture taken she popped out only 3 hours after her mom was done with her session.

I am so glad they called me as soon as she was born. I rushed to the hospital and took pictures. It was really awesome that maternity and newborn were shot on the same day… by the same photographer.

Photographer tip: when your preggo session starts panting and cramping while walking for the shoot, be prepared to go to your nearest hospital! You might get an awesome opportunity like this. 🙂

As always,
Ashley

Respect the photographer

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I often find funny but true pictures like this one. It isn’t just about the hour or so taking the picture. It IS a business… and I have to have a business licence and insurance. And a lot more costs to add to the business aspect of it. I would say this photo (I do not know who made it originally) is accurate in the actual work that is done outside of the “session” I have many many requests for my prices and every time I never hear from them again. Sure it hurts a little, but I can’t sell myself short just to please those wanting “cheap portraits” I pride myself in the few clients I have had the pleasure to serve. I do love what I do, and as the poster says…. “that love won’t pay the bills” Photographer tip: never ever sell yourself short or lower prices just to please some people. If you truely and honestly want a legitimate business then you need to take the time to figure out how much it cost to run said business. There are plenty of resources and free help on forums. I even think the small business bureau (in America) has free video classes. As always, Ashley