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HEIDI LEONARD | FORUM FEATURE FRIDAY

design3-e1401425522541-1024x272 This seriously rad newborn session caught our eye and we are so excited to feature Forum Member,  Heidi Leonard of Heidi Leonard Photography!

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Inspiration: They are a GORGEOUS family, I wanted to capture them together, just as they are.

Equipment:  Nikon D4 w/ 85mm 1.4 and Nikon D700 w/ 35mm 1.4

Concept or Style Collaboration:  We both had a very laid back approach to the session – I think that contributed to the images showing such a genuine connection.

Editing:  It didn’t need much!  I brought up the mid-tones a little to lighten it, but that was about it.

Favorite thing about  this session:  How much it captured who they are.

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Thank you Heidi for sharing your gorgeous work with us!  

Want to see your work here on the blog?

Just submit your favorite session HERE.

We only feature Forum Members, so join the club HERE and get in on all the action!

We can’t wait to see your submissions!

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WALL GALLERY INSPIRATION | EYE CANDY

We are always looking for new ways to display our art work either in our studios or our homes.  So we wanted to share some of our favorite wall galleries from Pinterest.

FOR THE STUDIO: {image via Maggie Hendrix}

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FOR THE OFFICE: {image via melangephotographyblog}

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FOR THE NURSERY: {image via Pottery Barn Kids}

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FOR THE TV ROOM: {image via Brooklyn Limestone}

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FOR THE STAIRWAY: {image via Styleberry}

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THE MASTER BEDROOM: {image via Kikilota}

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FOR THE LAUNDRY ROOM: {image via LifeasaThrifter}

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FOR THE ENTRYWAY: {image via Adam Hommerding

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FOR THE MUD ROOM: {image via Cindy Cieluch}

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FOR THE END OF THE HALLWAY: {image via BeckyHiggins}

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DANI VAN STEELANDT | CHIC OF THE WEEK

Congrats Dani Van Steelandt of Van Steelandt Photography!

This picture was so unique and beautiful, we had to feature it as the Chic of the Week.

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  avatar A little bit about Dani:

I am a 30 something girly girly living in Northern Saskatchewan (Canada) with my hubby and our pets.  We live on the most beautiful 82 acres where we have our home and my studio.  I have been truly blessed to have a thriving business as well as a part time teaching job that I love.  I have been photographing weddings, babies, grads and anything else that crosses my plate and catches my fancy professionally for 6 years.  I am open to what the universe has to offer me and grateful to be able to create, capture and make a living off something I am so passionate about.  What else do you want to know? :)

 

Image Stats:

Image shot at f1.6, 1/800 shutter, and an iso of 250.  Captured RAW with my Canon 5D mark ii and a 50mm f1.2L lens at 4pm.  Processed in photoshop. 

The model is one of my closest friends who absolutely loves halloween and we’ve done many, many halloween shoots.  Our theme was pretty / feminine clown.  We made the collar she’s wearing and threw everything else together from items from both our closets.  I super happy with the result and can’t wait to find the perfect space to display a collection of the images from this session! 
More images from this session can be seen HERE.
What critique from Chic Critique Forum did you find helpful after sharing this image

I absolutely loved being a part of the Brooke Davis critique this summer.  It was the opportunity to have a photographer whose work I admire critique my own that brought me to this forum and I’m so glad it did.

Would you like to see YOUR picture here?

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

 

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