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    i like to write about my adventures that make up my life and my passion for photography. there is a good chance you will see a lot of pictures of starbucks cups, my puppies, my choice of vino, my crafty side and my travels with my hubster. these are what make up my everyday.

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Letters To My Little One | One Month Old

Letters To My Little One | One Month Old bethadilly photography

tuesday, may 24, 2016

hello my love!

if there is one thing you will learn about life, it’s that it’s unpredictable.  and i will always remember every detail about the day you were born, even though i couldn’t predict a single moment of it.  on the day you were born, i enjoyed a quiet and relaxing morning.  instead of getting up and getting ready right away, i took my time and went about my morning a little lazily.  i watched a couple of my favorite shows in my pajamas, i talked to your grandparents on the phone just because, and enjoyed just taking a little time to myself.

slowly i got ready for the day, with my only plans being…even more relaxation.  i was 2 days away from our schedule c section with you, and planned to have a relaxing week of nesting and taking time for myself.  on that day’s agenda, enjoy a manicure and pedicure at my favorite salon.  after getting one foot painted blue and one foot painted pink (because we didn’t know your gender!), i drove home to enjoy a lunch of grilled chicken and apples.  i called your daddy on the way home, telling him how much i enjoyed my relaxing spa morning and was looking forward to having an afternoon nap.

looking back on it, everything changed so quickly.  one moment i was getting ready to lay down on the couch for a little snooze, and the next moment i am jumping right back up because you were on your way!  i will never be able to describe my feelings in that moment.  instead of being nervous or scared, i felt so incredibly relieved and excited.  i called your daddy right away to tell him to come home quick, then waddled around the house, excitedly packing up the last few hospital items and buttoning up the house…all the while being trailed by two very curious puppies.

even though your daddy arrived home quick, i was so excited to head to the hospital that i packed up the car and was found sitting in the passenger seat in the driveway when he came home.  we both gave one another excited waves and from the moment he hopped in the car we held hands until we arrived at the hospital.  before i could even think, we were in the room where we met you for the first time and daddy announced to me “it’s a girl!”

our lives were forever changed.  from your very first cry, i cried tears of my own.  i have wanted you from the moment i met your daddy and you have brought everything i ever dreamed into my life.  from the moment i first held you, i knew we would be the best of friends.  it was like i was looking right at myself and i cried when you i first saw your eyes because they are the exact same color as your daddy’s.  while i remember every single moment of the day you were born, at the same time it is a blur because all i saw was you.

our first days in the hospital with you will be the days that i cherish forever.  it was just the three of us and everything that i ever imagined it would be.  in our first hours as a family of three, we made some of the sweetest memories.  getting to know you as each hour passed, we fell even more in love with you and everything felt simply perfect and natural.  it was as if we had always been a family of three, instead of only being one for a few hours.  it just felt so right to be your parents and seemed like everything happened the way it should have.  those first days as a family of three in the hospital were full of happy tears, laughter, loving looks, and bliss.  i will always remember looking at your daddy and simply thanking him for giving me you.

you have grown so much already in your first month and i am amazed every day at how much you change.  during your first month of life, you are already so strong.  even the nurses in the hospital commented on your amazing strength, as you lifted your head right away and clung your hands to our fingers with a mighty grip.  and not only are you so very strong, but you are so curious.  not only do you look around in amazement, but you look around in wonderment.  i wish i could know what you are thinking, as your expressions are just priceless.

our favorite thing that you do is smile in your sleep.  from the day you were born, you smiled in your sleep.  your great grandmother says that means you are talking to the angels and i know this to be true because you have some of the very best guardian angels watching over you.  you also love to clasp your hands together and it looks like you are praying.  it is the sweetest thing and i had to photograph it so i could remember it for always.

you are just like mommy in that you have quite the appetite and when you want to eat, you want to eat now!  you are starting to sleep more and more through the night, and even though i like my sleep too, i find that i miss you so much when you sleep.  when you finally stir and give out a little squeak, i can’t wait to kiss your sweet little cheeks and cuddle you close again.  watching you fall asleep in my arms is one of my favorite things.  i find myself simply staring at you, wondering what you will be when you grow up and what will make you the happiest.

daddy has become the expert diaper changer at our house and he also swaddles like a pro.  watching him become your daddy has been the single highlight of my entire life, as he just assumed the roll perfectly and loves you like crazy!  he calls us “his girls” and takes such amazing care of us.  he always tells you what he wants to teach you as you grow up and just listening to how excited he is about your life warms my heart.  he has been anticipating your first smile so much that you went ahead and gave it to him when you were 5 weeks 4 days old.  it was a quick little smile, but we both squealed in delight and are eagerly awaiting your next sweet grin.

your first month has been beautiful and everything we wanted it to be.  the only thing that overwhelms me is watching just how fast you are growing already.  even though the nights were sleepless in the beginning, it seems as if your first weeks disappeared in a blink of an eye and i am begging for them back.  every morning that we wake, you are completely different.  i am stuck feeling so excited to see you grow, yet wishing time would slow down so i could savor the moments even more.  maybe that is why i sometimes just sit and stare at you, willing the clock to stop for just a moment so i can savor your every detail so i will never forget.

of all the things we want you to know about your first days with us, know that you make us the happiest.  you are the perfect daughter and we love you more than life.  we grin over your little baby squeaks and gush over your perfect blonde locks.  we laugh at your expressions and savor your sweet baby smell.  we stare at you in amazement and we dream big dreams for you.  you are our greatest blessing, our greatest adventure, and our greatest achievement.  get ready, sweet baby…this life of yours is going to be everything you ever dreamed it would be.

i love you forever.

love, mommy

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more than ever, iPhones are becoming one of the most popular cameras to use to take photographs of our everyday.  because we always have our iPhones in our purse or back pocket, it’s a very reliable camera to depend on because it’s always with us.  not only are we using our iPhones to take photographs, but we are using them to also edit and share our photography with others.  with so many apps to choose from, here are 11 iPhone apps for photographers that you may want to try.

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 11 iPhone Apps for Photographers

1. instagram

2. pic tap go

3. collect

4. snapseed

5. vsco

6. 1967

7. lightroom

8. manual

9. polarr photo editor

10. clickin moms

11. black + white master

and if you really want to have fun with your iphoneography and take your iPhone photos to the next level, i recommend the following photography accessories for your iPhone:

  • the lensbaby creative mobile kit : if you want to get really creative with your iPhone photos, this lens will help you achieve creative blur that is unique to lensbaby lenses.
  • the olloclip : the olloclip allows you to capture fisheye, macro, and wide angle shots with your iPhone and takes your photos from simply being phone photos to being much more interesting.

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let’s just admit it, picking out what to wear for family photos is one of the most stressful parts of getting your photos taken.  you want everyone to look nice and happy, and preferably booger free…and it can be a little stressful.  but it doesn’t have to be!  the next time you are choosing what to wear for family photos, keep these 10 tips in mind.

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10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos

 

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

1. match the style of your location.

be sure to keep your location in mind when you are picking out your outfits. if you are in an urban setting, you will want to make sure your clothes match your surroundings so you natural in the location instead of stick out like a sore thumb. if you are on a rustic farm, you may want to skip the heels and choose something more natural. whatever your location may be, make sure the tones and style of your wardrobe will compliment and not clash with your surroundings.  on the flip side, be sure that you aren’t choosing outfits that will make you blend into the background.  you will want enough of a contrast so that you shine!

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

2. avoid match-matchy.

the days of everyone wears white on top and denim on the bottom are out.  like, sooooo out.  having your outfits coordinate does not mean that everyone has to wear the exact same thing.  having everyone in a different outfit that still coordinates allows individualism and makes for a more pleasing photograph.

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

3. think about your home decor.

this is something i do all the time when i am choosing our photo session outfits.  where are you going to be putting these photos?  on the walls of your home!  therefore, think about choosing outfits with tones that will flow well with the style of your home.  if your home decor is more bright and spunky, bust out those polka dots and red heels.  if your home decor is more muted and calm, think about outfits that have more natural tones.  yes, deciding what to wear for family photos can be as easy as looking at the walls that surround you for inspiration!

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

4. mix textures.

having everyone wear a variety of textures can help create depth in your photographs and is a great way of incorporating a variety of tones.  a great way of mixing textures is by using a variety of cotton, denim, tweed and lace.  wearing textures is also a wonderful way of portraying your personality through your photographs.  for example, a little girl in an lace dress enhances her sweet and precious demeanor, while a dad wearing a tweed jacket can can portray his sophistication.

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

5. have a pop of color.

creatively incorporating color into your family’s wardrobe is a great way to draw interest into your photographs.  whether you utilize color in someone’s shirt or in a hair bow, having a pop of color can be very pleasing to the eye when you are arranging what to wear for family photos.  even choosing something as subtle as your earrings to incorporate color can make such a great difference.

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

6. don’t forget the accessories.

accessories are a great way of adding interest to your family portraits.  if you are not one who likes using a pop of color in a big way, using accessories, like a  great pair of earrings, is a great way to still add a pop to you photographs.  it’s also a wonderful way to incorporate textures and help coordinate your outfits.

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

7. avoid high maintenance outfits.

does your little one hate wearing headbands?  do you love a certain shirt but you always find your self fussing with it?  make sure you eliminate outfits that could potentially cause problems during your session.  even though that headband is so darling on your daughter, if she hates wearing it she is going to be miserable…and miserable in your photographs.  once you show up to your session, the only thing you want to worry about is keeping the kids happy, not keeping them looking good.

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

8. patterns are great, but not on every person.

patterns are a great way to coordinate outfits together because they typically contain a lot of colors that you can match the rest of your outfits too.  however, patterns can be overwhelming and chaotic if you have multiple people wearing them.  if you choose to use patterns, it is best to have one person wearing a pattern and the other family members in complimentary solids.

10 Ideas for What to Wear for Family Photos | bethadilly photography

9. mom chooses her outfit first!

as a mom, we put our kids first all the time. but when it comes to figuring out what to wear for family photos, mom needs to pick out her outfit first. pick out an outfit that you love and then use that as your starting point. after your outfit is chosen, start picking out outfits for the other family members that coordinate well with yours.

10 Tips for What To Wear for Family Photos

10. avoid neon tones.

even though pops of color are great, avoid anything that is neon.  neon colors can create color casts on your skin.  this means that the bright neon color will reflect on your skin and turn it an unnatural color.  for example, if you dress your little girl in a vibrant orange, your skin will start to look orange as the color bounces off of your skin.

these are just a few tips to inspire you as you browse through your wardrobe before session day!  most importantly, make sure you choose outfits that you are comfortable in.  outfits that make you feel confident.  trust me, as a photographer it is always easier to photograph families who feel comfortable and confident in their outfits because those emotions reflect well in their final portraits.

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20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Photographers

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 1. The Photographer’s Playbook

for the mother who needs a little photography inspiration, the photographer’s playbook is full of photography assignments and inspiration that will have her grabbing her camera and feeling inspired!

2. a trendy camera strap

for the mother who loves to look stylish, a new camera strap is a wonderful gift that adds personality to her camera.  and let’s admit it, the stock camera strap that comes on our cameras isn’t so cute.  plus, these camera scarves are so fun!

3. a photography magazine subscription

for the mother who loves to have inspiration and education delivered right to her mailbox, Click magazine is a wonderful magazine for photographers.  plus, it’s the gift that keeps on giving because it allows her to take some time to herself as she sits down, pours herself a glass of wine, and enjoys her magazine each time it arrives!  trust me, she will love you for it.

4. a new DSLR

for the mother who is in need of a camera upgrade, you will really be the husband of the year if you surprise her with a new DSLR this year!  i recommend buying the body only and then having her choose a lens that works best for her.

5. a 50mm prime lens

for the mother who is looking for a new lens, surprise her with a new 50mm prime lens!  this is a great lens for the mom who is simply taking pictures of her beautiful kids everyday or who is shooting professionally.  trust me when i say, my 50mm was my #1 best photography purchase.

6. a camera infinity scarf

for the mother who loves clothes and accessories, this camera infinity scarf is simply darling!  not only it is a cute way to dress up an outfit, but it is a subtle way for her to portray the camera lover in her.

7. a shutter hugger

for the mother who loves to take pictures of her beautiful children, but struggles with having them look at the camera…a shutter hugger is a life saver!  just place it around the lens and it encourages little ones to look right where you want them to.  she’ll finally get the pictures she wants.

8. a shutterbag camera bag

for the mother who loves to take her camera gear on the go, get her a shutterbug camera bag that not only looks like a purse, but also will protect her gear in the very best way.  because her gear is expensive, it’s important that it stays protected while she is on the go.

9. mom’s one line a day journal

for the mother who loves to document her everyday with her children, the mom’s one line a day journal is a fun gift that will encourage her to document one sentence every day for an entire year.  and because she loves to document with her camera, this is another great way for her to preserve her memories.

10. the styled photographer

for the mother who is trying to find or improve her own unique photography style, the styled photographer is a great ebook that will encourage her to find a style that truly represents her.  full of activities and inspiration, this ebook will have her picking up her camera and improving her skill.

11. the lensbaby creative mobile kit

for the mother who loves to take pictures with her phone, the lensbaby creative mobile kit is a way for her to create images that are fun and unique with creative blur…all with a tiny lens that attaches to her phone!  plus, its a great tool to take on vacations if she doesn’t want to pack her dslr.

12. a wireless remote

for the mother who feels like she is always taking pictures of everyone else and never is in the pictures, a wireless remote is a great way for her to step in front of the camera!  even better, get her a tripod too and she will be all set up.  trust me, even though she may not admit it, she will love being able to get in the pictures with her family too.

13. an ipad

for the mother who loves to read photography books, edit her photographs, and browse her favorite photography blogs, get her a new iPad so she can enjoy her favorite things whether she is sitting in the carpool lane or cuddled up on the couch after the kids go to sleep.

14. a year of mornings

for the mother who needs a little photography inspiration, a year of mornings is a beautiful book about how two ladies photograph the beauty of their morning routines.  this book will have her inspired to pick up her camera to photograph morning light and cups of coffee, and see the beauty in the little things.

15. a lens cleaning kit

for the mother who loves to keep her photography gear clean, a lens cleaning kit is a great gift for her to keep in her photography bag so she can freshen up her lenses and remove any little fingerprints!

16. a lensbaby lens

for the mother who really wants to get creative with her images, a lensbaby composer pro sweet 35 lens is a really amazing lens that will have her taking images that are unique and creative!  this is a great lens for any mother who feels like they really want to try something new with their photography.

17. a camera coffee mug

for the mother who is a lover of coffee and cameras, this adorable camera coffee mug is a fun way for her to sip some of her favorite caffeine.  even better, give her a gift card to her favorite coffee shop to go with it!

18. an olloclip

for the mother who loves to take pictures with her phone, an olloclip is an awesome phone lens accessory that will allow her to do fisheye, macro, and wide angle shots…all from her phone!  it’s a great tool for her to great creative with her phone photography.

19. adobe lightroom

for the mother who loves taking pictures and is ready to start editing them, lightroom is the best editing software and will help her get creative with her images and take them to another level through post processing.  to help her get started, also give her the adobe lightroom classroom in a book to help her learn how to confidently use lightroom.

20. fingerless gloves

for the mother who loves photographing outside during the colder weather, fingerless gloves are a wonderful gift that will keep her hands warm while allowing her fingers to be free to navigate all of the buttons on her camera.

with this list of 20 mother’s day gift ideas for photographers, you are bound to make the lady in your life very happy this mother’s day as you give her a gift that shows her she is appreciated.  even better yet, you are encouraging her passion for photography and showing her that you care about her interests.

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  • Kim - Hi! Congrats on your new baby girl! Just a quick question… Do you by chance use Lightroom Mobile? If so, which size iPad do you recommend, mini it iPad Air. I am needing a new iPad and while I love the size of the mini, I’m also toying with the option of a bigger iPad to use for culling photos and slight edits in Lightroom mobile. Thanks!ReplyCancel

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it’s a very exciting moment when you decide to turn your passion for photography into a business.  there is nothing better than loving what you do every single day, and getting paid for it.  and while the idea of starting a photography business is really exciting, it can also be a little overwhelming.  when i first went into business, i had a to-do list as long as my arm.  there are so many things to think about and set up before you accept your first client and start getting paid.  if you are wondering how to start a photography business, here are a few things that you should start doing and thinking about.

How To Start A Photography Business

How To Start A Photography Business | bethadilly photography

Visit Your Local SBA

this is your starting point!  the very first thing i did when i decided to go into business was contacted my local small business association.  and it was a very helpful experience.  during my first meeting with my small business association representative, they helped me review my business plan and to understand what taxes my business would be responsible for on a city, state, and federal level.  my small business association also explained what rules and restrictions i needed to be aware of in order to operate my business within my town.  every city and every business is different, so make sure you know what your business will be responsible for within your town.

Get a Photography Contract

before you even think about taking photographs of others, get a photography contract.  even when you are portfolio building for free, you need to have a signed contract.  think of your business as a baby.  you need to protect it.  and you need to protect yourself.  i recommend hiring a lawyer to create a photography contract for you.

Design Your Business Card

the days of business cards is not gone!  make sure you get yourself a business card with your website, social media links, email address and/or telephone number printed on them.  when you start portfolio building and taking on paid clients, it is really helpful to send a few business cards along with their final images so they can hand them out to their friends and family who may be looking for a photographer.  word of mouth, especially in the beginning, is a great tool for growing your photography business.

Start Portfolio Building

this is where it gets fun!  ask friends and family if they will allow you to photograph them.  in the beginning, it is common to either do this for free or for a discounted rate so that you can develop a portfolio and get images up on your website.  portfolio building also is helpful as you can practice interacting with clients.  it is essential that every person that you photograph, whether you are accepting payment or not, sign your contract so that can get signed permission to use their images on your website.  every single person i have ever photographed has signed my contract, even friends and family.  don’t forget to have them tell their family and friends about you, and give them some extra business cards!

need some tips on how to pose your photography clients, i’ve got you covered!

Start a Website

once you have images to share, the next step is starting a photography website.  there are so many website hosts to choose from and i personally recommend wordpress.  again, remember that you will need written permission from every person whose images you want to share on your website, so get those contracts signed!  because clients are looking to the web to hire photographers, you will want to make sure any and every question a client may have is answered on your website including: where your business is located, what you pricing is, what your photography style looks like, and how to contact you.  even better, create a “frequently asked questions” page to answer an additional questions you think they may have.  the more helpful your website is, the less time you will spend answering emails with questions in them.  plus, if a potential client can’t find the answer they need, they will most likely leave your website rather than contact you.

Start a Facebook Page

let’s be real.  everyone and their dog is on facebook these days.  love it or hate it, everyone is on it.  having a facebook page for your photography business will not only give you a place to share your images, but it will also give clients yet another place to discover you.  facebook is also a great place for your client’s friends to notice your work, as you share their images on your page.  and when potential clients see how awesome their friends look in their photographs, they will want to get their photographs taken too!

there is quite a list of things to cross off when you decide to start a photography business, but if you keep these tips in mind as you are wondering how to start a photography business, you will be off to a good start!

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