Williston Newborn Session

Being busy is fantastic, but it means that I don’t update regularly like I should. Here’s a sweet new family of three that I shot out in Williston, FL. Mama really wanted the shots of him on the airplane; her mom made the plane and her sister crocheted the hat. This shot also became one of my favorites and is hanging up on the wall of our studio!

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LuLaRoe by Annette McNally

Who’s tried LuLaRoe clothes? At first, I totally didn’t get the craze. Until I got my first pair of leggings that is…This company  makes comfy clothes that look great too, all while empowering women to love themselves. That’s a message I can get behind.

From the first moment I met Annette, I was drawn to her kindness and positivity. Then I joined her LLR group and was blown away by how much the women there build each other up. It’s so much more than just a way to make money; Annette truly desires to help her group members feel beautiful and confident.

You can find Annette’s group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LuLaRoeAnnetteMcNally/

She holds weekly sales at 8 pm EST every Wednesday.

Newborn Photos

Megan’s cousin and coworker organized this session for their family. I thought it was incredibly sweet of them and their other coworkers…especially since Megan missed her own baby shower due to her baby’s early arrival! I loved my time with this family. They seem so content and comfortable with their new addition already. Here’s some pictures of their beautiful baby girl.

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FREE Announcement Picture

Something new that we are so excited to offer is a FREE announcement picture when your family is about to grow! We will come snap the perfect picture and edit it at no charge, so that you have a professional image to share your good news with. All you have to do to qualify is book a full-length maternity or newborn session.

At WBP, we are committed to family. This announcement picture can be a pregnancy, adoption, surrogate, etc. photo. We understand that there are lots of ways to grow your family in this day and age. We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to be a part of your excitement! 🙂

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Downtown Mommy & Me

I had so much fun with these two! They’re vibrant, silly, and love each other a whole ton…and I think this session completely fits them. I’ve had a lot of requests for downtown sessions recently and I can’t believe that I still haven’t blogged this post yet. So here it is; enjoy!

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Newborn Session

This sweet family just became even sweeter with the arrival of their newborn, Charlie. During the session, we found out that we have a LOT of similarities to each other; all four  of us attended Texas A& M and are in similar careers! It’s a small world…

Anyways, enjoy the photos! This session will be blogged in two parts: lifestyle and posed newborn photos.

Message us on here or Facebook if we can help you create a custom session for your family. We offer a special discount when you book both maternity and newborn session.

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Why Hire a Professional Photographer?

I wanted to write this post to clear up some commonly misconstrued ideas about professional photography and what it is and isn’t. Hopefully this post will give you a better idea about the services we provide and if professional photography is right for your needs. Disclaimer: I’m not necessarily the end-all, be-all source of knowledge on this topic; I’m simply sharing a bit about my experience and process.

First, let’s talk about the different “levels” of photography by starting with your average cell phone picture. No judgement if this is primarily what you use- I often do too! After all, the best camera is the one you have with you. 🙂 Here’s a photo I snapped with Will’s camera phone; it’s dark and sort of grainy. Not all phone pictures are like this (obviously), but I was trying to create a good comparison and this was the only place I could get the dog to lay still.

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Next, I want to show you some raw photos. This is exactly how the photos came off my camera- no editing, adjustments, nothing. They look pretty decent but still lack that “pop”. After you book a session with us, I create a gallery of your raw images for you to choose which ones I edit. I do this so that you can get a feel for what the final product will look like and so you can select images you love. Like most professional photographers, we never sell raw photos (maybe I’ll do another blog post on that later).

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Now for the edited photos. In these, the exposure, color balance, contrast, and a hundred other small adjustments have been made. Additionally, I use brushes to slightly enhance the subject.

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Here’s a side by side comparison:

Now how does that play out on a human face? Below is a picture that Will took of me. On the left is the photo with basic lighting adjustments and on the right is with the final edits. I smoothed my skin, darkened my eyebrows, defined my jaw, removed a piece of hair from my face, and brightened my eyes. If you desire this level of portraiture, THIS is why you hire someone like me. I always strive to create a still-natural look (no plastic skin here!) but one that you’re proud to hang over your mantle.

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There is no shame in wanting any of the above levels of photography! I just wanted to shed a little light (pun intended) on how much effort goes into creating a final edit. I truly see this as a form of art and value each client that entrusts their photos to me. Thanks for hanging on through this long read and feel free to ask me any additional questions you may have!