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It's Friday!  We have a super freebie for our Forum members today from Prairie Sweet Boutique!  Check it out along with all the items in our Digital Goodie Bag!

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 Marketing Card Template

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Marketing and boosting your business is always in season!  Prairie Sweet Boutique has a great collection of marketing cards for every season and this gold tribal design offers such a modern, chic way to grab your clients' attention!  Whether you send it in an email or newsletter, in the snail mail as a post card or put it on your website/Facebook page, you can't go wrong with this gorgeous design!

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design3-e1401425522541-1024x272 We 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!

Can’t watch the LIVE event? No worries. A downloadable video recording is available for pre-purchase (below) & will be sent to you 48 hours after the live event.

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