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INTERVIEW WITH BROOKE DAVIS | CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER

Chic Critique is so excited  to have Brooke Davis of Blush Photography be one of our March Celebrity Photographers.

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Sign up to get your images critiqued by Brooke Davis this March.   Only 9 Spots Left!

Brooke is a lover of raw emotion and believes there is nothing more magical than everyday understated beauty. She is mostly known for her love of unique lighting, use of shadows and ability to sweep you away in a emotion drenched image. Along with being a full time wedding photographer Brooke has been successfully teaching workshops in the united states as well as the UK. Brookes work has been featured countless times on national and world wide blogs and was recently interviewed for Photo professional magazine on her Non wedding that really shook up the industry. Being honest to herself and always craving something new keeps Brookes work fresh and exciting.

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Do you edit mostly in Photoshop or Lightroom?

Both!

 

We all need to train our eye to naturally compose a shot and then master it further so it becomes more than just a good image, but transforms to the kind of image that burns itself into your memory.

 

What camera do you use? Favorite lens?
Nikon D800 35 mm 1.4

 

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I rarely shoot from below, its never a flattering angle and if your clients don’t love how they look in the image, it doesn’t matter how amazing the setting was.

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What 3 words would you use to describe your style?
Honest, moody and passionate.

A lot of myself is left in my work, where I am in life, my goals and experiences. But I would say music is my biggest inspiration.

 

I want my children to have memories worth keeping when they are older, I am always trying to create little adventures for us to go on. I work at night so I can spend as much time during the day with them.

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Try to not let props be the branding of your style, it should be the subjects and their story. If you have props it should belong to the client and important to the storytelling process for the shoot. That way its something they cherish and it will never fall in the trend category.

 

Letting go of heavy Photoshop. I was spending so much time away from my children and loosing the natural beauty in the image.

 

My best advice is to stay completely honest to yourself. If you focus on finding what makes you tick and creating images that reflect that you cannot lose. No one is better at being YOU than YOU.

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Word of mouth is my number one and I feel is the most important way to grow as a business but, I have found instagram and basic social networking to be really helpful for promoting yourself

 

I do not attend a lot of workshop to be honest, although I did really enjoy Jesh De Rox beloved workshop.

 

What is your most popular product?
Flash drives and canvas prints.

 

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Sign up to get your images critiqued by Brooke Davis this March.  Only 9 Spots Left!

 

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SPARKLE SUNDAY

Guest Contributor | Leslie Vega

 

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Leslie Vega is a seasoned brand designer for photographers and wedding professionals. She founded Leslie Vega Design in 2008 and has been creating breathtaking brands for clients across the globe ever since. From logos to stationery and beautiful web presences, her passion exudes in her work and in her client experience. View her work at www.leslievegadesign.com

Leslie Vega
Owner/Designer
Leslie Vega Design, LLC
Brand Design for Photographers & Wedding Professionals
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MAGAZINE MAMA | SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT

Today in the SPOTLIGHT is Cindy Reeves of  Magazine Mama

 

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Magazine Mama / Website / Facebook

 

Use code chic40 at checkout to get an additional 40% off your purchase.

(Offer good thru 2/28/14).

 

Turn pages to profit – let Magazine Mama show you how! From beautifully designed studio magazine templates, professionally written articles to promote your studio and even workshop curriculum to teach DSLR photography to kids and adults, Magazine Mama has everything you need to channel your creative energy, talent and passion into a thriving business.

 

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Cindy, tell us why Magazine Mama is unique:

All of the products available through Magazine Mama can be customized with the photographer’s company name and logo, and easily modified to display their own work. Perfect for photographers who want to show of their photos in professional marketing materials but don’t have the time or resources to design them. In addition, we offer professionally written articles that can be used on your website, blog, or in other marketing materials. We have articles relating to engagement sessions, kids & family sessions, senior session, newborn, wedding photography & more!

 

How did Magazine Mama come about?

When I started Magazine Mama I was publishing two local wedding guides along with photographing weddings. I decided to combine my love for photography, publishing, and being a mom… and “Magazine Mama” was born!

 

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What is your most popular product or service?

One of our newest releases is the Studio Welcome Guide. This 16-page magazine style template is great for most any genre of photography. It features a clean, fresh and modern design that will fit seamlessly within most any studio’s branding materials. Six text/article sections are included featuring topics such as “Why Hire a Professional”, “Displaying Your Images”, Choosing an Outfit”, “Choosing a Location” and more!

 

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Use code chic40 at checkout to get an additional 40% off your purchase. (Offer good thru 2/28/14).

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