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

Summerana Skies Skywriter Brush and

Photoshop Action Collection


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With the Summerana Skies Skywriter Brush and Photoshop Action Collection you have the ability to fly a JET!  Okay maybe not really, but how fun is this?! You can now add a MARRY ME message in the skies of your engagement sessions, have a fun way to promote your brand or sale, and more. The possibilities are endless and the best part is you can skip the high cost of an actual jet!

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design3-e1401425522541-1024x272 We just couldn’t wait to share this sweet session from Forum Member,  Taniya Befort of Photography by Taniya in Peoria, Arizona!

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Inspiration: I wanted to capture this little girl’s fabulousness, and her mom and I loved the concept of using mirrors and different outfits. Kind of like a mini “dress up” shoot.

Equipment:  I used my Nikon D600 with a Nikkor 24-70mm.

Concept or Style Collaboration:  Yes! We discussed having her wear Mom’s heels in one shot, using different headpieces, and lots of lace and frills.

Editing:  I used MCP’s Newborn Necessities to add some haze, then did some skin smoothing as well.

Favorite thing about  this session:  I love the detail shot of her looking down, with the emphasis on her lashes. Babies grow so quickly, it’s hard to remember those little details. And she was the most adorable little girl! 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 010 009

Thank you Taniya for sharing your gorgeous work with us!  

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Yummy newborn goodness is what you are about to get!  Cris Passos of  Cris Passos Photography has turned her baby portraits into stunning works of art.  Her creativity is endless and we are so excited to have Cris join us as our Celebrity Moderator next month in the Forum!  Enjoy each of these gorgeous photos and let us know what it is that makes them magical to you!

crispassos-bio Cris Passos is a natural light photographer located in South Florida and specializes in newborn, babies and maternity. Since launching her business in 2011, she has rapidly gained growth and respect throughout the photography community. Cris has been featured on various well regarded blogs and photography magazines. Magical settings, golden light, hand crafted props, all set the tone for her whimsical and romantic sessions.

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Join Cris the whole month of September in the forum!

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