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Our mission: critique | confidence | community
Get your CHIC on with our Celebrity Photographers who inspire, teach, and critique to help increase confidence and improve your images!


Here are our 5 Faves from our Fall Leaves Contest on Facebook:

They each won a 1-year membership to Chic Critique Forum {$78 value!}

Email us at to redeem your prize


1. Captured By Carrie Photography

fall leaves - Captured by Carrie


2. Chelsea Atkins Photography

Fall leaves - chelsea Atkins Photography

3. Megan Haley

Fall leaves - Megan Haley

4. Melissa J Photography

Fall leaves - Melissa J Photography

5. Sandy Le Photography

Fall Leaves - Sandy Le Photography



Colorvale Facebook Templates | Freebie Friday

Super excited to offer you a set of Facebook Timeline Templates by that are chic & modern.  These are great to give as a gift to your clients with their session photos already in them.

Why offer this to your clients?

  • Providing beautiful gifts to your client helps build relationships
  • Free advertising real estate on client timeline page
  • Also you do not need to worry about your photos being distorted if a client adds/tags your images to their timeline without properly adjusting first.

This set includes:  4 PSD Facebook Timeline Templates, Sharpening & Highlighting Action so you can ensure your timeline image is clean & sharp before saving, Save As PNG Action which is essential for displaying high quality photos on Facebook. (Value $17)


Get Your Download Here


Colorvale Facebook Timeline Templates





Congrats Michelle Johnstone! Your image is so gorgeous that we had to feature you as the Chic of the Week.


The cool lighting in this image is perfect!  Along with the Natural beauty of the model, there was no way I could let it slip by without sharing it in a CHIC of the Week post.

Congrats again to Michelle Johnstone of Michelle Johnstone Photography!  You’ve been awarded a gift certificate from one of our vendors for being selected as Chic of the Week!

Which photo of your own would you like to see featured on the site?

If you upload your favorite photos to the forum, we just might feature yours next.


I am a natural light photographer specializing in children, families, and senior girls. I am a wife & momma to some cute boys, and enjoy gazing at pretty light, buying too many shoes, and sipping on warm coffee.

Image Stats:

This image was shot with my Nikon D700 and my Nikkor 85 mm 1.8 lens.

F-Stop: 1.8
Shutter Speed: 1/80
ISO: 500
Time of day: 8:03PM

I edited the image in lightroom.

This senior’s family is originally from India, and wanted to incorporate the traditional wear for women into some of her photos! We ran out of light, so I got creative and used headlights from cars to light my shot.

What critique from Chic Critique Forum did you find helpful after sharing this image?

I didn’t receive any type of critique, just lots of praise from some wonderful ladies! :)



Then & Now, Part 7 | 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.


Simply send your Then & Now images to We’ll be featuring different photographers each week.

Julia Shashkina of


Alex from Fresh Lime Photography:



Blog Love Week 38

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Black & White Outfit | FASHION FRIDAY

by Kelli France | Editor-in-Chief

Okay so I never used to wear hats because I had short hair and it just looked funny.  However, now that I have extensions, I can do the hat thang!

I’m loving that black and white is a BIG trend in fashion right now because I’m kind of obsessed with B&W in every way.

Who doesn’t look good in a pair of black jeans, right? Makes you look, like, 5 lbs thinner. Gotta love that!  Oh and these jeans from Target are a new fave. My Mom actually bought them first and every time she wore them, she looked supa skinny! So I had to try a pair of them. My favorite part is that they have a higher waist so they smooth out your love handles. Perfect jeans for a Mom, like me!



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fedora hat | similar

phillip lim handbag | target | similar

seychelles black slouchy ankle boot | thrifted | similar

boyfriend b&w striped cardigan | target

b&w grid pattern georgette shirt | forever 21

jegging jean | target


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