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TGIF!! Hope you have all had a busy and productive week like we did here at Custom Photo Props.
Today, I’m happy to introduce you all to Kassi from Little Willow Photography. She’s got some fantastic ideas for the future of her business- scroll down to read more.
1)      Who are you and where are you located?
Hello My name is Kassi Reuther and I am the owner of
Little Willow Photography located in Reno, Nevada, USA
2)      Do you have a home studio, rented space, or are you on location?

I have a studio in downtown Reno.
The majority of my sessions are done in studio, but I do offer an in home session for an additional fee.

3)      What subjects are your primary focus and which do you enjoy shooting the most?
Little Willow Photography specializes in maternity and newborn portraiture.   I enjoy photographing newborns the most but do follow the family throw the first year and beyond if they choose.
4)      There are so many different kinds of camera’s out there! What do you use and how did you decide on that particular one?
I use a Canon 5D Mark III.   To be honest I had already a lot of money invested in photography when I decided to create a business and upgrade my camera.  So I just stuck with the same brand.  As time has gone by I would love to convert to Nikon in the future when finances allow it.
5)      While we’re talking about equipment, what lens do you prefer to use and why?
I currently favor the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art.  I love this lens!  I enjoy the fact that it is so sharp, as well as the fact that I am still in arms length of any newborn or child that I am photographing.
6)      We hear a lot of debate on natural light vs. studio light, what are your thoughts on the subject?

I will be honest light is light, regardless of whether it is by the sun or man made.  When you have light you can create the same pieces of art.   I prefer to work with studio lighting as am not limited by the time of day or the posing preference of my little clients.

7)      How did you learn to be a photographer?
I have learned in various ways.  I took a few classes here in there while in college to give my academics diversity.  Once I graduated from college I just practiced and studio online images and material.  Then in January 2013, I decided it was time to take a newborn workshop with Meshelle Photography.  After that I have just been doing my normal practice and studying images that I feel are inspirational.  I have now decided to up my game with artificial light and mentor with Kirsten from Son Kissed Photography.
8)      What or who inspires you? Do you have a photographer you look up to?
I am inspired by so many photographers.  I think we all have our vary own still.  I love the macro and face images that Erin Elizabeth creates.  I love the simplicity and beautiful light of Son Kissed Photography.   There are just so many great things about so many great newborn photographers.
9)      When you’re doing a photoshoot or working an event, what is your favorite part?

I love working and modeling precious little newborns.  My joy comes from the parents expressions when they see their amazing pieces of art.

10)   What have you struggled with the most while having a career as a professional photographer? Any tips for somebody who is just starting out?

I struggle with the business aspect of being a professional photographer.   Running a business can be complicated at times and it defiantly takes more time then you would ever imagine starting out.

11)   Do you have any unconventional tips or tricks for getting your little clients to cooperate during a shoot?

I have all of my parents prep there babies for the hour or so before the session.  I feel that having my parents prep the babies really does help my workflow and timing of a session.

12)   Where would you like to see your company in the next five years?

I would like to expand my business to be a newborn experience, not only with my newborn work but a large amount of photographers all working together to provide a standard of quality in our community.   I would love to have a studio that has all the props and accessories that newborn photographers have that can be shared and rented for part time photographers.  I also would love to have a space for those part time photographers to safely photography newborn and baby clients.

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Thank you, Kassi!!

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Hi there everybody! Meet Sandy from Silveira’s Touch Photography. She has some great advice for all you newbies out there! Scroll down to read :)
1)      Who are you and where are you located?
I’m Sandy, I’ve been a professional photographer for 5 1/2 years. Most of my clients are from word of mouth and I love it. I’m Located in Morris County NJ
2)      Do you have a home studio, rented space, or are you on location?
I am an on location photographer
3)      What subjects are your primary focus and which do you enjoy shooting the most?
I primarily focus on newborn and children session. I enjoy photographing newborn the most. Although they are a little more work, the joy of capturing their innocence is indescribable.
4)      There are so many different kinds of camera’s out there! What do you use and how did you decide on that particular one?
I shoot with a Canon 5d MarkII. I felt more comfortable when I held it.
5)      While we’re talking about equipment, what lens do you prefer to use and why?
On newborn session the 35mm 1.4 and 24-70mm 2.8L is my go to lens. I love the sharpness and the details I capture. For on location children and family session, I love my 85mm 1.8 and 135mm 2L lens, it’s so creamy.
6)      We hear a lot of debate on natural light vs. studio light, what are your thoughts on the subject?
I feel that you should use what works best for you. I work with natural light and sometimes I use my 580ex speed-light flash for fill light.
7)      How did you learn to be a photographer?
I’m self-taught.
8)      What or who inspires you? Do you have a photographer you look up to?
My passion for photography grew after the birth of my son. Still today I am inspired by capturing every detail of his growing life.
9)      When you’re doing a photoshoot or working an event, what is your favorite part?
I love getting to know the family at the session. I have met some amazing people through out my journey.
10)   What have you struggled with the most while having a career as a professional photographer? Any tips for somebody who is just starting out?
The hardest part as a professional photographer is the business side. My advice is if you’re going to start a business, do  it the right way and run it legally. Have confidence in yourself and build a portfolio. You will be respected when you respect your business and art.
11)   Do you have any unconventional tips or tricks for getting your little clients to cooperate during a shoot?
With little clients I always chat with them before starting the session. I interact with them by playing, acting silly and even sing if I have to. Also when you ask them to show you their favorite toy, that’s usually an ice breaker.
12)   Where would you like to see your company in the next five years?
I would like to have a studio and teaching my knowledge.
Sandy Antunes
www.silveirastouchphotography.com

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Greeting ladies and gents! Today in the Exposure Interview Series I have the pleasure of introducing you to Jen from Studio 1020. I love her answer to question 9. So sweet. :)
1)      Who are you and where are you located?
I’m Jen Uthoff, owner of Studio 1020, and I’m located in northeast Iowa.
2)      Do you have a home studio, rented space, or are you on location?
I photograph newborns and babies in my home and everything else on location.
3)      What subjects are your primary focus and which do you enjoy shooting the most?
I photograph maternity, newborns, kids, families, and weddings. I love everything I photograph, but newborns and babies are probably my favorites.
4)      There are so many different kinds of camera’s out there! What do you use and how did you decide on that particular one?
I’ve always been a Nikon shooter. My first camera was a Nikon, so when I upgraded it was an easy decision to stick with Nikon! I currently shoot with a D600.
5)      While we’re talking about equipment, what lens do you prefer to use and why?
My absolute favorite lens is my 50 mm f/1.8 – I use it for just about everything! I also love the 105 mm f/2.8 macro for detail shots of newborns and weddings.
6)      We hear a lot of debate on natural light vs. studio light, what are your thoughts on the subject?
I think it’s extremely important to know how to handle both natural and studio light. I personal use studio light for newborns and babies in my home studio, natural light when I’m outdoors on location, and both natural light and studio light for weddings.
7)      How did you learn to be a photographer?
I graduated from the Professional Photography program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. It’s an AMAZING program!
8)      What or who inspires you? Do you have a photographer you look up to?
I find inspiration in a lot of different places. Nature, my daughter, music – inspiration is everywhere! I find a lot of encouragement in looking at my past work and seeing how far I’ve come and how I’ve grown as an artist. I just strive everyday to be a better photographer than I was the day before. There are so many photographers I look up to – it’s inspiring to see passionate people living their dreams!
9)      When you’re doing a photoshoot or working an event, what is your favorite part?
I love being able to capture real moments! Newborn yawns and sleepy smiles, a kiss stolen between bride and groom, toddlers dancing at a wedding reception… it’s the most amazing feeling!
10)   What have you struggled with the most while having a career as a professional photographer? Any tips for somebody who is just starting out?
I’m still new to the photography business – but my tip for budding photographers is practice, practice, practice! Have that camera in your hands every day. Play with different settings on your camera. Read your camera manual. Don’t compare yourself to others. Never stop learning.
11)   Do you have any unconventional tips or tricks for getting your little clients to cooperate during a shoot?
I just use the tried and true tips I was taught! Full tummies, tight wraps, a warm studio, white noise, a lots of shushing :)
12)   Where would you like to see your company in the next five years?

I would just like to see my company continue to grow! I’d like to increase my clientele and be able to get a bigger studio space.

I love Custom Photo Props! It’s my #1 place for wraps and furs – seriously, they are the best! Incredible selection, awesome sales, fast shipping, the softest furs… I can’t say enough about how much I love CPP! 

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Thanks Jen!!

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Hi everybody! Hope you had a chance to enter in one of our 6th anniversary giveaways last week.
Today I would like to introduce, Shannon Leigh from Shannon Leigh studios. She’s got some great things to say- so scroll on down to see if for yourself!
1)      Who are you and where are you located?
I am Shannon Leigh Studios located in Lawrenceville, GA
2)      Do you have a home studio, rented space, or are you on location?
I have a studio space that I rent & love it! I have four prop rooms busting at the seams!
3)      What subjects are your primary focus and which do you enjoy shooting the most?
I specialize in newborn through first year. LOVE photographing newborns & six month olds. Once they start walking, Im out!
4)      There are so many different kinds of camera’s out there! What do you use and how did you decide on that particular one?
I have been shooting Sony cameras for almost 7 years now. My Sony a99 is my baby. Its a beast!
5)      While we’re talking about equipment, what lens do you prefer to use and why?
I love different lenses for different reasons. My lenses are all Carl Zeiss. I love my 85 1.4 for outdoors. My 24-70 2.4 for my prop shots and 6-12 month olds in studio. And my 50 1.4 for my beanbag shots with newborns.
6)      We hear a lot of debate on natural light vs. studio light, what are your thoughts on the subject?
I have done it all! I started out a natural light photographer & then moved to continuous lighting. I have just recently switched to strobes. The Einstein is awesome! Love the lighting I get with it and its great for my moving babies. No blur with fast moving hands.
7)      How did you learn to be a photographer?
I took classes at the local community college here on how to use my “big” camera in manual mode. Lots of practice and YouTube. Ive mentored with my favorite photogs around the US to learn newborn stuff.
8)      What or who inspires you? Do you have a photographer you look up to?
  Oh my! So many. I love, love, love Luisa Dunn Photography for newborns, Glow Portraits for maternity and Sandra Bianco for children.
9)      When you’re doing a photoshoot or working an event, what is your favorite part?
Oh, the best part is coming up with the set ups. I am a very creative person & I start to feel like Im suffocating if Im doing the same thing over & over. Love being creative and then seeing the reaction I get from my clients when they see the finished product.
10)   What have you struggled with the most while having a career as a professional photographer?
Any tips for somebody who is just starting out? I am not going to sugar coat it. One of the hardest things Ive dealt with is mean girls. In the newborn photography profession its mainly women and boy can we be mean to each other. I will never understand it. I try to ignore the drama & just concentrate on my business.
11)   Do you have any unconventional tips or tricks for getting your little clients to cooperate during a shoot?
I don’t know if it’s unconventional but with my older babies I always have mommy and baby sit down with me for a few minutes before we start. Sitting eye level with a couple of toys and just talk. This way I get smiles from them before we even start and they feel comfortable. Taking a few extra minutes makes the rest of my session go smoothly.
12)   Where would you like to see your company in the next five years?

I’ve started mentoring and workshops and love it. I was a teacher for 13 years so teaching is something Ive always planned on doing. I want to teach other photographers newborn posing, safety, and business. Eventually Id like to teach about older babies too.

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Shannon Leigh Studios
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Thanks Shannon!

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Meet Vanessa from Sweet Rose Photography! We’re loving this interview and especially what she has to say about our furs- scroll on down to find out!
1)      Who are you and where are you located?
Hey! I’m Vanessa, I am currently located in Leesville, Louisiana. I am a military spouse and mother of two beautiful girls, one who loves my camera and one who runs from it. I’m a California girl, who started out on the path to become a teacher. I found my love for photography through my wedding photographer – upon searching for one I discovered I really had an eye for beautiful photographs.
2)      Do you have a home studio, rented space, or are you on location?
I have a home studio, currently. I dream of the day I can expand into a retail location!
3)      What subjects are your primary focus and which do you enjoy shooting the most?
I specialize in posed newborn photography, I absolutely love love love connection & enjoy shooting parent-child connections more than anything. When there is feeling in a photograph, my heart absolutely sings.
4)      There are so many different kinds of camera’s out there! What do you use and how did you decide on that particular one?
I shoot with a Canon 5D mark iii. I originally learned on a Nikon camera about 10 years ago, and honestly, the two are comparable. I definitely switched to Canon for convenience, because of where we lived and the options available. Once you choose a brand it’s hard to switch, investing in lenses & camera brand-specific gear and all.
5)      While we’re talking about equipment, what lens do you prefer to use and why?
Gosh it’s hard to say, it depends on what I am shooting. For newborns & studio work, I definitely prefer my Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens. It is tack sharp, shows amazing details. Outdoors I switch between that lens and my 100mm, though I would really prefer a longer focal length for that dreamy bokeh!!
6)      We hear a lot of debate on natural light vs. studio light, what are your thoughts on the subject?
I think if you know how to use light, how to manipulate light, how to diffuse light, how to light your subject, it doesn’t matter what you are using.
7)      How did you learn to be a photographer?
Reading, primarily. I absolutely love to learn. I started by soaking up every photography magazine that I could, then moving to online forums, and most recently, CreativeLive. I have also shadowed, assisted, and second shot for multiple photographers, had hands on training in the field of newborn posing, and am looking for a posing mentor this year. I would absolutely love to learn everything I can, become a master, and one day be able to pass on my knowledge to others.
8)      What or who inspires you? Do you have a photographer you look up to?
Ah man this is a tough one. I have some amazing women out there who I really admire. Kristen Mackey of Son Kissed for her awesome posing, of course the amaaaazing Julia Kelleher who really loves to capture connection, which I love and relate to, Kelly Brown for the color feeling in her images and posing, Blueberry Beignet Photography has some excellent posing & the cutest setups. I also look up to people like Mark Wallace, who has mastered studio lighting and manipulation, and Sue Bryce, who creates awesome soft natural lighting. There are too many talented photographers out there to name them all, and I’m sure I have forgotten some of them.
9)      When you’re doing a photoshoot or working an event, what is your favorite part?
Hands down, seeing the parent’s reaction to their images, and feeling the amount of love between them and their baby.
10)   What have you struggled with the most while having a career as a professional photographer? Any tips for somebody who is just starting out?
Inconsistency. Some months I am completely slammed, and some I’m not. I have learned to take the down months and make them productive, come up with a new marketing strategy, design new promotional materials, network with others, and most importantly, taking time to be creative. Don’t ever let your overwhelming schedule take away your creativity, or your fire will dwindle. Find balance and Set Limits for yourself, you will be happy you did. One of the hardest things to do is reply to an inquiry with the words “I am not available.” Network, and find other awesome photographers in your area to refer out to.
11)   Do you have any unconventional tips or tricks for getting your little clients to cooperate during a shoot?
Prepare them! I don’t think that is unconventional, but I do think that too many people show up to a photo session without any idea of what to expect. Be a leader, they came to you for your vision, tell them what you want them to do. They aren’t models, they’re people, and they have no idea what you see from your side of the camera.
12)   Where would you like to see your company in the next five years?
Growing. I would love to reach a broader audience, connect more mothers to their infants through photography. It truly is my passion, and it is so important.

Before I go, I want to say one more thing. I have a wool allergy, Custom Photo Props has made it possible for me to use fur in my images without sneezing on the baby or breaking out in bumps all over my arms. So many people are so so careful with everything they do when it comes to newborn photography, and I would absolutely just hate the day someone’s baby lays on a wool fur and breaks out because of it. What an amazing service Custom Photo Props has provided me. Not to mention, their items ship so super fast, the fur is so soft, and completely gorgeous! And the best part: The ladies who run this company are sweet, kind, and have excellent customer service!  www.customphotoprops.com

Vanessa
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Thanks, Vanessa!!

6th ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY

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It’s our anniversary week and you know what that means!! We’re doing a giveaway – EVERY. DAY. THIS. WEEK. That’s a lot of chances to win something.

Check out our Facebook page facebook.com/customphotoprops to see what we’re giving away and make sure to follow all of the rules or you’ll be disqualified!  Share this on your Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter for bonus points ;) – just make sure to tag us so we know you did it!

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Happy Monday, everybody! Hope everybody had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Today in our interview series, we’re hearing from Heather Armijo – so scroll on down to learn about the lady behind the lens.

1)      Who are you and where are you located?

I’m Heather the woman behind the camera at Heather Armijo Photography located in Katy, Texas (a suburb just outside Houston)

2)      Do you have a home studio, rented space, or are you on location?

I have a newly expanded home studio that I’m so excited about! I’ve just about doubled my space, giving me the opportunity to have multiple set-ups ready to go at the same time.

3)      What subjects are your primary focus and which do you enjoy shooting the most?

My focus is on newborn sessions, they are definitely my passion but I also focus my attention on maternity sessions and photographing my newborn clients through their baby’s first year.

4)      There are so many different kinds of camera’s out there! What do you use and how did you decide on that particular one?

I received a hand-me-down Canon when I enrolled in a photojournalism class in high school and have stuck with the brand ever since. (Go Canon!) Today, I shoot with a Canon 5D mark ii.

5)      While we’re talking about equipment, what lens do you prefer to use and why?

For my newborn sessions I use the Canon 50mm 1.2. Love the sharpness and clarity I get with that lens. I also use my Tamron 24-70 for prop shots so I can stay very close but still get everything I need into the frame.

6)      We hear a lot of debate on natural light vs. studio light, what are your thoughts on the subject?

There’s definitely a beautiful soft and dreamy feel when natural light is used correctly but the consistency and perfection I get from my studio lights makes it my top choice. However, I don’t think there’s a right or wrong choice- do what fits your style and your business! Plus, I get to use natural light for my outdoor sessions, so I feel like I get the best of both worlds!

7)      How did you learn to be a photographer?

I learned the technical side of photography in my photojournalism class back in high school. There’s still nothing quite as exhilarating as processing your own images in a dark room and I hope to one day get to venture back into film photography. Years later, when I became a Mom, I took a refresher course from a local photographer and re-discovered my love of the art which eventually led to my business.

8)      What or who inspires you? Do you have a photographer you look up to?

My six kids are definitely my inspiration. Whether it be images I WISH I had of them, or ideas that come to me when I’m surrounded by their laughter. They re-charge me and remind me why I love to document these moments for other parents. I admire Kristen of SonKissed Photography- her attention to detail and perfect poses continues to awe me. I also love Sandra Hill Photography- her style is different than mine, it’s so natural and beautiful!

9)      When you’re doing a photoshoot or working an event, what is your favorite part?

When I know I’ve made that connection with my subject. With my expectant mommies, it’s when I can see they’ve loosened up and trust me to document this special time. They really let their excited glow shine through. With newborns it’s when they’ve drifted off to sleep. I feel like they are thinking, “she’s okay with me, I’ll go ahead and let her do her thing” and I get to pose and photograph them.

10)   What have you struggled with the most while having a career as a professional photographer? Any tips for somebody who is just starting out?

Starting out I struggled with balance. There’s so much more that goes into running a successful business than you originally plan. My idea of being completely “booked” has changed significantly. I don’t need to take on every project, just the ones that inspire me or fit into my specialty. I’m much happier now that I have learned to pass on projects to those who are better suited for it than me. here’s a thought for those starting out, trying to do it all… If I focus all my energy and education on newborns, it makes sense that I may not be the best person to photograph a rock concert- right? Find what you love and do it well!

11)   Do you have any unconventional tips or tricks for getting your little clients to cooperate during a shoot?

I guess the only thing I can think of is I sometimes put the entire palm of my hand on baby’s forehead and softly move it down over their eyebrows to help them fall asleep. That may be common knowledge, but I’m not sure!

12)   Where would you like to see your company in the next five years?

In five years I hope to offer more elaborate, complex set-ups as well as outdoor newborn images. Since I live in Texas, there is no shortage of warm weather and I really hope to utilize it soon!

I absolutely LOVE what I’ve ordered from Custom Photo Props. They are always amazing quality and add a great look and texture to my images!

Heather Armijo
www.heatherarmijophotography.com
832.868.7067

Thank you, Heather! <3


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Next up in our interview series is Amanda Stewart with Chasing Lilies Photography. Read on to learn more about her and visit her site to see her work! www.facebook.com/pages/Chasing-Lilies-Photography      www.chasingliliesphotography.com/
1)      Who are you and where are you located?
My name is Amanda Stewart and my company name is Chasing Lilies Photography named after two of my Children Chase and Lilly. I am currently located in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
2)      Do you have a home studio, rented space, or are you on location?
I had a home studio and recently moved due to my husbands military status to a city which does not allow them which was a set back. I have found a space to rent along side another local photographer until I can find the perfect space to call my own. Traveling with all my equipment and props can be tough but I will say my furs from custom photo props are perfect for having to travel to clients homes. They are so much more lightweight and portable than a flokati rug and photograph just as beautifully. (www.customphotoprops.com/Faux-Fur-Newborn-Baby-Photography-Props)
3)      What subjects are your primary focus and which do you enjoy shooting the most?
I focus on newborns and maternity. I have currently started shooting a hand full of weddings also. My favorite would have to be newborns. I adore them and I adore the art behind posing and setups that go into every session.
4)      There are so many different kinds of camera’s out there! What do you use and how did you decide on that particular one?
 I shoot with a cannon 5d mark iii. My husband got it for me for my birthday a few years back knowing I was dying for all those focal points. It’s my baby.
5)      While we’re talking about equipment, what lens do you prefer to use and why?
For newborns my 50 1.4 it’s tack sharp and a great focal length to still stay close. For maternity and outdoor session there’s no lens I love more than my 70-200 2.8  it just creates such creamy bokeh.
6)      We hear a lot of debate on natural light vs. studio light, what are your thoughts on the subject?
I don’t understand the debate. Natural light is beautiful. Studio light is beautiful when properly done. There’s just some times the sun isn’t cutting it in the studio and I turn on my alien bee. I only use natural light for outdoor locations but weddings just are extremely difficult without the speed lights so I bring them. I like to say I’m a natural light photographer who isn’t afraid of artificial light when the situation calls for it. I’m proud to be capable of both.
7)      How did you learn to be a photographer?
  I just loved taking photos since high school. I even had the super old school digital camera that took a floppy disk (how times have changed). After my move away from my home state I was feeling very homesick and my husband got me my first decent dslr after my first little girl was born to help give me something to do. I was hooked. I tried some classes which helped me learn a lot about aperture, exposure, shutter speed and ISO but honestly lost Interest and dealt artistically I learned more and more just getting out and experimenting on my own.
8)      What or who inspires you? Do you have a photographer you look up to?
I love Rachel Vanoven and Erin Tole for newborns they have created such a unique and beautiful style without following the “rules” that’s stands out as their own. As far as editing ljholloway is spectacular and I would love to sit in on one of her workshops one day soon.
9)      When you’re doing a photoshoot or working an event, what is your favorite part?
Oh goodness my favorite part? I love the looks on my clients faces when I show them the back of my camera hands down my favorite part. Before I even edit to know they love it just from that small screen makes me feel like my work is appreciated and loved as much as I’m loving doing it.
10)   What have you struggled with the most while having a career as a professional photographer? Any tips for somebody who is just starting out?

The business side of it. Moving around is toughest because there  are new laws and new taxes every place I go. Once I get use to one states its on to the next. This year my goal is to keep better track of spending, income, etc. my tips for anyone starting out is to please do it legally. Get your license, pay your taxes, carry insurance. We charge what we do to cover all these necessary expenses the clients don’t see so when others are breaking the rules its frustrating.

11)   Do you have any unconventional tips or tricks for getting your little clients to cooperate during a shoot?
I have my in case of emergency iPhone clip. It clips to my camera and I can play songs on you tube etc… It’s especially good for special needs children. That’s only for emergencies though. I’m a fairly silly person due to my background as a preschool gymnastics coach and can capture little ones anntention pretty easily. I was always better with children then adults
12)   Where would you like to see your company in the next five years?
I would love to be in my own commercial space and at a place where i am helping provide for my family rather than sinking everything i make back into my business. Where I will actually be in 5 years is a mystery because my husbands career will have us relocating again. I would love to find myself at a place in my career to be mentoring new photographers also. I love teaching and watching others grow in their success.
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All about that FUR

If you’re reading this post you probably already know how wonderful our Faux Furs are…but do you know how versatile they are??

One of our favorite uses for our fur is for all those adorable sitters out there. Check out the examples in the images below! We love them :) The fur layers add that extra bit of texture and color while really helping to bring the focus in on the baby. Also, they are machine washable which is ALWAYS a good thing when you’re working with babies. (Can I get an Amen?!)

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At WPPI, a couple of people mentioned to me that they were buying our fur for senior portraits and I know people have used it for maternity shots – the possibilities are endless!!  If you’ve used our fur in a new creative way, please share with us! We absolutely love finding out new ways people use our products.

We have a few unconventional ideas on how to use all of our products written on this old blog post.. you know..if you’re looking for inspiration. ;) https://customphotoprops.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/other-uses-for-newborn-photo-props/