Freebies & Resources

Shutterfly Photobook Review ~ A Look at the “Before”

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My Instagram photo of my new album (for all you Instageeks out there) First, lets catch everyone up… to finish up a post I began on Facebook… here is the scoop-age: “I got my new Shutterfly book of my engagement photos and the book turned out amazing. The materials, binding, and hardcover look awesome and […] Read more…

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Tips for Creating Fabulous Photos of Food

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Are you an aspiring cook, or just love food? Photographing food is a popular pastime by professionals and amateurs alike, and can be a fun way to document your culinary adventures for your own benefit, as well as family and friends. Shutterfly posted an awesome article of tips for photographing food. Check it out: Storytelling with […] Read more…

Getting Perfect White Balance in Your Images

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One of the challenges of photography is enabling your camera to capture the fullest, most natural coloring in every photo you take, which is difficult because every lighting situation is different. The Auto-White Balance on your camera is only effective in certain lighting situations where the computer in your camera detects a perfect balance between […] Read more…

DIY Paper Snowflake Guide ~ Freebie

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So last year here in Southern Illinois we got a ridiculous amount of snow well before today, but this year our snowy blanket of white is continuing to elude us. Luckily I came across this great guide by Vintage Junky for making your own decorative Paper Snowflakes, and even includes a few printable templates to […] Read more…

Essential Photoshop Shortcuts – ArtBistro.com

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Photographers & Graphic Designers out there, this post is for you! As a professional, my time is the most valuable resource I have, and any tool I can use to make me more efficient will make me more competitive in my market, and help me meet my clients’ needs better. In today’s fast-paced world, we understand […] Read more…

How to Take Corporate and Business Portrait Photography – PictureCorrect

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This is an awesome article by Picture Correct full of great tips on taking Corporate or Business Portraits. Corporate America is a whole area of the business world that is in need of professional portraits, and is a way to show your skill diversity as a photographer, or an opportunity to specialize. Check out the […] Read more…

Make Your Own Vintage Wedding Photobooth ~ Free Tutorial

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This cute DIY vintage wedding photobooth tutorial from WeddingToBe is adorable, unique and FREE. Gotta love free resources like this!! Its a great way to add an extra spark of life to your wedding day, and capture priceless candids at the reception without paying a photographer to stay the whole time.   Read more…

Pillowcases Transformed into Dresses

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Oh WOW! Love this free tutorial on repurposing pillowcases into child’s dresses! Need to dress your kid on a budget for their big shoot? Try this idea: http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/02/icandy-plenty-of-pretty-pillowcase.html We love it when we get the opportunity to use our friends’ designs in our shoots. Think you are pretty crafty? Contact us to become a possible partner […] Read more…

Adorable DIY Ruffled Girls Dress

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Need a fresh outfit for your little girl’s photo shoot? Try this great idea to take three long t-shirts and transform them into an adorable ruffled top. You have to give this a try!! Thank you Makeit-Loveit.com!! http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/11/re-purposing-long-sleeved-tee-into.html Read more…

Freebie ~ Vintage Fabric Tapes

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  Photographers & Designers!! Use this clipart freebee as cute labels for photos or “fabric tape” for collages and scrapbooks!! http://www.puglypixel.com/2010/09/03/free-clip-art-vintage-fabric-deco-tapes/   Read more…

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