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Then & Now, Part 12 | See How These Photographers Have Evolved

We asked our blog readers to send in Then & Now photos to see how they’ve evolved. The slides below show photos of photographers’ photos from when they first started out compared to where they are now.

We wanted to show how much you can improve with hard work and persistence. Thank you everyone who was brave and sent in photos for us to use.

WANNA SHOW OFF YOUR THEN & NOW PHOTOS?

Simply send your Then & Now images to chiccritiqueforum@gmail.com. We’ll be featuring different photographers each week. If you want to include a description or statement with your photos you can include that too!

MEREDITH RYNCARZ of http://www.memories-by-mere.com 2013-12-06_0001

AMY MARSHALL of http://amylynnimaging.com/ 2013-12-06_0002

AUBREY DETTMER of https://www.facebook.com/applewoodphoto 2013-12-06_0003

Simply send your Then & Now images to chiccritiqueforum@gmail.com. We’ll be featuring different photographers each week. If you want to include a description or statement with your photos you can include that too!

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Freebie Friday | December What To Wear Guides

It’s Freebie Friday for all Chic members! You know you want stylin’ clients and the best way to get well-dressed clients is to educate them on what to wear. All Chic members get FREE What-to-Wear guides from I Adore Your Style {value of $48/yr} to teach your clients how to be more stylish. You can showcase them on your blog (who doesn’t need more blog content?), send them in a newsletter, or email them to individual clients whose sessions are coming up.

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Each style file comes complete with UP-TO-DATE corresponding links of what’s retailing right now for every outfit! That means your clients can go buy those clothes online today!
Monthly style files include one family ensemble plus an additional file for either couples, seniors, children, or babies.
What-to-Wear Guides are only available during the current month so be sure to download your December WTW Guides by December 31st!

Download yours HERE in the forum.

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TOP TREND | Loblee Bags

We are excited to introduce one of our newest Vendors: LeeYen Lobendahn of Loblee bags.

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What makes your product unique?

Loblee bags are truly versatile. They provide protection for your gear whether it is on a shoot, on a plane or on an every day outing.

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What makes your product/service unique?

Loblee bags are truly versatile. They provide protection for your gear whether it is on a shoot, on a plane or on an every day outing.

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Tell us how your business/product came about?

Over the years, I’ve searched for the perfect camera and all purpose bag. The ideal designer camera bag for women. Much to my husband’s dismay, I’ve purchased way too many of them without ever been fully satisfied with them. Something was always missing! Why wasn’t there an option for water bottles? Surely, I wasn’t the only thirsty photographer shooting weddings or recovering from running after little ones!  So I decided to create my own line. Combining my needs as a woman, mother and photographer I’ve launched my first camera bag for women: The Gisele.  It is my wish that the bags fulfill all of your needs and that your only dilemma will be which color to pick!  Please keep in mind that this still a small company. This means a limited number of bags in stock and that the release of a new bag remains a lengthy yet worthwhile process.

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What is your most popular product? The Gisele bag
Our own Celebrity Photographer, Spanki Mills, had the privilege of reviewing the Gisele bag.  Here is what she thought: 
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“I have been somewhat of a camera bag junkie in the years past… it seems like I have tried almost every bag on the market. Some I love and some just didn’t works so great for my needs. I was excited when I was asked to do a review on this Loblee bag… to be fair and give the best review I could, I decided to take it out on a few sessions with me, to get down and dirty I put this puppy to work.

I had the Gisele bag. It is what I’d consider a “larger” sized bag.. Now I don’t normally take a lot out with me while I am on a session, but because this bag was so roomy I filled it up!
What I had in my bag:
Nikon D700 with battery grip
50mm f/1.4 lens attached
35mm lens
85mm lens
portable bluetooth radio speaker
3 extra memory cards
wet wipes
gum
travel sized makeup
clothing clips
hair pins
phone and car keys
YEP it all fit and fit FINE! there was still room for my iPad too!
*this is a great bag to take out on a session but it worked great for me to store all of my equipment in one space in my closet too!
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The bag was so sturdy it didn’t fold together, you know when sometimes you put so much into a bag it kind of folds in the middle, not this bag, it held its shape. The shoulder strap was soft, but very sturdy, it didn’t slip and stayed at the length I adjusted it to…the weight didn’t make it slide.
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While shooting with it, it easily stayed to my side and when I’d lean into my shot it rested nicely on my back.
I took this bag in the grassy fields, the dirty streets and a grandly warehouse. I sat it down, threw my reflector on it, tripped over it…hey just keepin’ it real, I mean you do what the TRUTH right? Basically I used my bag, I didn’t baby it and try to keep it new, I made it do its job!
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The next session I took it on, I didn’t fill it up I used it like I would my everyday camera bag which means I had my camera strapped across my body, one lens in the bag, along with a pair of shoes, makeup, gum/candy (shooting makes me hungry) a water bottle, my cell phone, the seniors cell phone, my bluetooth speaker and a few hair accessories. It was the perfect bag for this too because you can simply pull out a few dividers and rearrange the inside to fit what you need!
I have to say I am pretty tough on reviewing bags, I have very specific needs and this bag defiantly passed the test! I love it and an excited to add it to my bag collection!”
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