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design3-e1401425522541-1024x272We just couldn’t wait to beautiful maternity session from Forum Member,  Morgan Dixon of Purple Willow Photography in Leduc, Alberta (Canada)!

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Inspiration: I love a bohemian look, I love the water & I love clients that let you have creative control!!  For this session we mixed it up with some shots in a small open field & then took it to the lake down the street with her pretty tie die dress.  

Equipment:  Canon Mark II, 50mm 1.4

Concept or Style Collaboration:  Yes – We chatted about certain outfits that would work with the pretty sun & later, in the water.  I try to send clients some “inspiration” photo’s before the session to get them excited about what to wear to their session.

Editing:  Completely done in Lightroom!   Adjusted my exposure & warmed it up.  Adjusted my Tone curve & took down my saturation (-5) to give it a tiny bit of film look.  I also did a Lens correction.

Favorite thing about  this session:  Everything – I loved the light we got that evening!  I love that my client was such a great sport.  I love that I finally got to do a Maternity Session in the water.  I had so many ideas, but she couldn’t swim, so we kept it shallow lol.  

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Thank you Morgan for sharing your gorgeous work with us!  

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Spanki Mills captures the essence of people and her photos make you want to look deeper.   She is sharing some of her work with us today,  and I think you will be as captivated as I am!  

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LIVE CRITIQUE on September 26th at 1 p.m. Central.September 26th 2014 @ 1 pm Central

(11 am Pacific, noon Mountain, 2 Eastern)

In this 90 minute LIVE Critique, Spanki will give feedback on YOUR image!

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How Spanki Mills Moved her Business to a New Area | ChicTV Interview

by Kelli France | Editor-in-Chief

Spanki Mills and I both have 4 kids each so between the both of us, that’s 8 kids!!! The odds of us getting interrupted during this interview were NOT in our favor. Any bets on whose kids interrupted us?

You’ll have to watch the video to find out!

In this episode of ChicTV you’ll discover:



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