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a vintage engagement {featured} on glamour and grace

Feb . 05 . 2011
Celebrity photographer Sphynge Photography feature on Glamour and Grace for an elegant and creative vintage engagement session
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We’re so honored to see Stephane and Wei’s vintage wedding featured on Glamour & Grace! We had so much fun during the shoot with vibrant furniture, creative twists on photographs with an orange Sting Ray restored by the groom himself, and the original polaroid!

Congrats Stef & Wei!

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Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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Family Time { Portraits } Fremont, California

Dec . 21 . 2010
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Creative retro vintage baby portrait - Fremont 5 months baby smile bright blue eyes
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Creative retro vintage baby portrait - Fremont 5 months baby smile bright blue eyes


Creative retro vintage family portrait - San Francisco mom 3 year old boy smile yellow wall


Creative candid family portrait - San Francisco dad baby eating dad nose smiling


Creative retro vintage family portrait - Fremont california mom baby smiling close up


Creative autumn fall family portrait - Fremont california mom baby dad boy close up


Family portraits - Fremont photographer - dad mom baby 3 year old walking fun creative ideas




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Stephane & Wei | Old School Romance | Sunnyvale, California

Sep . 22 . 2010
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Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - fiance fiancee portrait kiss black white polaroid original
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Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - fiance fiancee portrait kiss black white polaroid original


Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - fiance fiancee black white dramatic photographer


Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - fiance fiancee ring detail typewriter


Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - fiancee portrait natural light red bright


Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - fiance portrait natural light depth of field


Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - ring detail car natural light


Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - fiance fiancee orange car smile natural light


Engagement Photography Sunnyvale California - fiance fiancee natural light black white catchlight closeup best photographer





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Kimmie & Chris | Serene Love | Hayward Japanese Garden

Sep . 15 . 2010
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Wedding Photography Hayward California - bride groom wedding dress tuxedo friends japanese garden wood posed
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Wedding Photography Hayward California - bride groom wedding dress tuxedo friends japanese garden wood posed


Wedding Photography Hayward California - bride bridesmaids legs closeup best photographer


Wedding Photography Hayward California - friend japanese garden hayward bouquet dress closeup


Wedding Photography Hayward California - groom japanese friend garden hayward california


Wedding Photography Hayward California - violin sheet music detail


Wedding Photography Hayward California - japanese friends garden bridesmaid emotion candid best photographer


Wedding Photography Hayward California - bride groom ceremony emotion love friends japanese garden black white


Wedding Photography Hayward California - groomsman smile candid laugh





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Engagement portrait Fremont California - closeup of smiley faces in the grass


Engagement portrait Fremont California - by the yellow door


Engagement portrait Fremont California - colorful, vibrant red background


Engagement portrait Fremont California - details of a love necklace


Engagement portrait Fremont California - kissing shot


Engagement portrait Fremont California - soft closeup


Engagement portrait Fremont California - palm tree angle






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  • Victoria:
    Dear admin, thnx for sharing this blog post. I found it wonderful. Best regards, Victoria...
  • Sarah:
    I just dropped by your blog and had to write something. I'm a recent journalism major if you must know, and I love the art of photography. This is inspiring!

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Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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5 tips to make a good Google search image background

Jun . 10 . 2010
5 tips to make a good Google search background image by Sphynge Photography
Google search image background
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Did you notice that Google now lets you upload your very own background for search?

Google search image background



So what makes a great Google search background?

  • Use a landscape photo or avoid close up portraits, or your husband, wife, kid’s or friend’s face might look like it go censored with white tape!
  • DON’T DO

    Tip on which photo to select for your Google background
    Tip on which photo to select for your Google background



  • Use a landscape/horizontal photo, as Google requires a minimum of 800 pixels x 600 pixels and crops the photo from the TOP of the photo (so the top 600 pixel)
  • Google search image background



  • Go for bright colors or for a dark background, as the “Google” word will remain white
  • Google search image background



  • Use the rule of thirds: imagine that you folded your photo into 3 vertical parts (like a pamphlet) and try to avoid a photo which has a focal point in the dead center, because that’s where the Google search bar is!
  • Google search image background



  • Find a photo with great textures. Textures will not detract from the search bar but will add a lot of visual spice to your page
  • Google search image background




    Google search image background






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  • John:
    hey, nice blog...really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

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Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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5 tips every bride should know about

Jun . 07 . 2010
Who doesn’t want to look their best on their wedding day? These 5 simple tips will help any bride stand out in her photos and shine forever: 1....
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Who doesn’t want to look their best on their wedding day? These 5 simple tips will help any bride stand out in her photos and shine forever:

1. Give your elbow some breathing room.
If you hold your arms close to your body, they will flatten out and look bigger. When holding your bouquet or holding hands, simply create a little bit of space between your elbow and your body to instantly appear slimmer!

2. Watch “America’s Next Top Model”.
What does modeling have to do with you? You’ll be the shining star of the camera for a day on your wedding! Tyra coaches average girls on how to be an international model – watching even 3 hours from the past season and you’ll rock the poses at the wedding!

3. Breeeeeathe.
Ever saw photos of you where you look stiff? People tend to hold their breath when they get their photos taken, and that stiffens the entire body. Breathing through your shots will make you look more natural, more relaxed, and translate into more flattering angles for you.

4. Ask your bridesmaid to carry a mister.
Misters aren’t just good to keep flowers fresh – they’re good to keep you fresh, too. The rush of adrenaline, the packed schedule, the corsette on your dress, the 2 million hugs you’ll be giving that day will all contribute to you feeling hot and tired. Ask your bridesmaid to carry a mister and to spray the back of your neck and your forearms throughout the day to make you feel refreshed and ready for the next shot.

5. Eat.
Your wedding is going to be packed; your schedule will be busy and you’ll keep moving all day. That means that you will need energy to look your freshest when the 3,000th photo comes around. The key is to eat high fiber foods early in the day – start the morning with a banana and ask another bridesmaid to carry one around in case you feel a little tired when the 5pm crunch comes around.
Caution – avoid foods that may stain your clothes or your teeth, such as cherries, blueberries, coffee, oreos, colored candy or red wine (there’s a reason champagne is the preferred alcohol!).


Want more tips? Subscribe to the Tipsy News(letter) or call us today for an appointment! We coach every single bride we work with to guarantee you’ll shine in your wedding day photographs!

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  • Placha:
    I happened to be looking all over the web for weeks trying to locate helpful hints. Thank you for the information, I definitely appreciate it.
  • seroquel:
    Thanks for tris interesting information! I found it very useful =)

About Kelsey

Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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