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Today in the SPOTLIGHT is one of our new Vogue Vendors, Sondra of  Simplistic by Sondra


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Each item is hand made and unique to each photographer. It is made with organic high quality materials that can not be purchased in every day craft stores. Our popular Lush Layer line is hand dyed, hand spun, and hand knit by our staff. It is made with skin soft Australian Merino Wool. Our props are a perfect element to any newborn photograph and are reasonably priced.

I started 3 years ago with the birth of my second son. I sat at home, and was tired of watching soap opera’s when my tupperware bin full of yarn was screaming at me to tell me to make a blanket for him. It took 3 weeks and 3 pounds of yarn but I finally completed his blanket. After posting on Facebook, many of my friends began asking me for custom orders, so I started selling my items. I was working a full time job while doing Simplistic by Sondra, and it was a soul sucking job. I finally decided to jump in with both feet and focus on my babies and my business (which is one of my babies). Here I am 3 years later, and I am very blessed and extremely humbled with the decision I’ve made.

Our most popular line is the Lush Layer Line. We also have a new “The Floral Collection” which has been getting many rave reviews.

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It’s Friday!  We have a super freebie for our Forum members today from Rise and Shine Actions!  Check it out along with all the items in our Digital Goodie Bag!  Not a Forum Member yet?  Just join HERE!

Rainbow Overlay from  Rise and Shine Actions


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This gorgeous freebie is a rainbow overlay from the Rainbows & Brilliant Haze Overlays set in the Rise and Shine shop.  This is a Hi-res transparent .png file, and there are also video tutorials available on the blog that show how easy it is to use.  Works with PS, PSE.

Go HERE to download your Freebie.

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design3-e1401425522541-1024x272 We just couldn’t wait to share this unique senior session from Forum Member,  Jennifer Rapoza of Jennifer Rapoza Photography in Sonora, California!


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Inspiration: Mari wanted to do a more dramatic look with the red and black for her shoot. Her Grandmother made her tulle skirt for her.

Equipment:  Cannon 5D Mark2, 50mm, AB800 with 48 in octobox and reflector for indoor shots. 
70-200 and reflector for outdoor shots.

Concept or Style Collaboration:  Yes, we got inspiration from Pinterest. We searched photos of Black Swan, but Marielle didn’t want her images to be that dramatic. Our area is in a severe drought right now so everything is dry, tan and brown. We knew to get a dramatic, colorful look we needed colors in her wardrobe that would pop against the dry grasses.

Editing:  A bit of contrast added to make the red and black pop against the dry grasses.

Favorite thing about  this session:  I’m drawn to dramatic color and love the way Marielle’s wardrobe pops in these images. Putting a ballerina wearing a tutu in a field of dead grasses is unexpected and comes out beautifully.




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Thank you Jennifer for sharing your gorgeous work with us!  

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