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You know Kimmy Howard of  Kimmy Howard Photography is an amazing photographer.  One peek at those sweet yummy newborns tells you all you need to know about her skills, but don't you want to know a bit about what goes on behind the scenes?  Now you can!  And don't forget that Kimmy will be live this month teaching Lightroom 101!


Check out Kimmy's video and let us know what you think!

Kimmy Howard Photography Newborn Promo Video from Kimmy Howard on Vimeo.


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Guest Contributor | Kimmy Howard of Kimmy Howard Photography

We are thrilled to have Kimmy join Chic Critique again this month where she will conduct a Lightroom 101 LIVE WEBINAR !


howard-bio  Kimmy Howard Photography was born in the spring of 2009 after her first daughter was born. She wouldn't give up being a stay at home mom for the world, but wanted a little "creative outlet." After connecting with a college friend who was a custom photographer, she knew instantly that that is what she wanted to do-even before owning a camera. In the last few years, she has grown an established business, despite living in 3 different states during those years. She focuses on newborn photography, but loves seeing her families return in the warm months for child/family sessions. She has an in home studio with all natural lighting. One of her image has been featured on the cover of a parenting magazine, and many others have been featured in image competitions. Most of all, Kimmy has a heart to help others. She remembers what it was like to have someone step in and help guide her in the right direction. She considers it such an honor to have learned and grown so much in her short time as a photographer & she looks forward to passing on what she has learned along the way to her students

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Like most of you, I started out with a "entry level camera." and worked my way up to the Mark iii.  The 50D was my first camera.  It was a great first camera to get used to using manual (and using a camera in general-I decided to start a business before I even owned a DSLR!).  My 50mm 1.2 is my "baby."  It is on my camera 90% of the time.  I love the creamy bokeh, how well it handles low light, and how soft the colors are.  It's amazing.  My 70-200 is my go-to outdoor lens.  It has SUCH amazing bokeh and focus.  It looks like a painting.  I could use these two lenses and nothing else and be good do go!

However, I looove the 100 macro.  Though I only use it for 3-4 shots per session, it's well worth it's few minutes of glory.  It captures those tiny details like non other.  And, of course, the 24-70.  The lens I don't use very often, but comes SO in handy if you are tight on space.  It's my least favorite of my lenses, but if I need it-I need it.  That's it!  I don't use a flash (ever!).  Reflectors are my best friend outside & on occasion, I'll use a diffuser.  If I could only have one lens, it would definitely be my 50.  If I ever got another lens, I'd love to try out a 35mm:)





Guest Contributor | Leslie Vega



Leslie Vega is a seasoned brand designer for photographers and wedding professionals. She founded Leslie Vega Design in 2008 and has been creating breathtaking brands for clients across the globe ever since. From logos to stationery and beautiful web presences, her passion exudes in her work and in her client experience. View her work at www.leslievegadesign.com
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