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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


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


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Wedding slideshow | Amanda & John Paul | Oakland, CA

Sep . 14 . 2010
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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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Framing the shot | Photography tip | Lighting | Fremont, California

May . 26 . 2010
Making the shot is sometimes about trying to be creative and thinking outside the box. The challenge with maternity shoots is that the third person in...
Maternity, pregnancy portrait Fremont California Photographer
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Maternity, pregnancy portrait Fremont California Photographer


Making the shot is sometimes about trying to be creative and thinking outside the box. The challenge with maternity shoots is that the third person in the shot isn’t quite there yet. Sometimes mothers are comfortable lifting their shirt, sometimes showing skin in public is out of the question.

I really like this shot because it’s all about thinking outside of the box and framing the upcoming bundle of joy. The blue shirt was really challenging since the lack of contrast didn’t show the bump on an 8.5 months belly! We’d done the classic “kissing the belly” shots, but I still wanted the dad in the shot, because making a baby really takes two people who love each other… that’s how the idea of framing the shot came to me – why not make the dad frame the belly? :D

I love the loving look in the couple’s eyes… the anticipation for the new baby coming… so much fun!



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    I find your site a lot and decided that I would post a comment. Just wanted to say I love your site.

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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 five minute tips to promote your photography business

May . 24 . 2010
Who doesn’t have five minutes to help get the word out for their photography business? Here are 5 things that take five minutes, and what you...
Creating a unique html signature in Gmail and Yahoo Mail
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Who doesn’t have five minutes to help get the word out for their photography business?
Here are 5 things that take five minutes, and what you should’ve done instead:

 

1. get more out of your email

What you did:
Write an email to mom trying to explain why you didn’t call last Sunday (well, that may take more than 5mn)

What you should’ve done instead:
Use Wisestamp for your email and embed your business website, your Facebook fan page, etc. in your email automagically so that anyone you email knows about your business (yes, your mom, and the thousands of other people you email every year). Works seamlessly with Gmail and Yahoo Mail, and seriously takes 3mn to install.

Creating a unique html signature in Gmail and Yahoo Mail

2. Put your face out on Facebook

What you did:
Wrote on your BFF’s wall about your latest photoshoot

What you should’ve done instead:
Create a Facebook Page for your business and suggest to friends (and tell them to suggest to their friends!). Bonus to get traction: add an original profile pic or take photos for a local charity and invite participants to tag themselves on the photos you upload to your page’s wall.

Also make sure that you add a friendly message when you ask friends, like “Hey, come write something on my newly created Facebook page!”. So… if you like these tips, come and write something on the Sphynge Photography Facebook wall!

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3. Make the latte extra sweet for your business

What you did:
Wait in line for you latte (5mn is a short lane!)

What you should’ve done instead:
Think of the number of other people waiting in line for their latte! Ask your local coffee shop if they’ll let you offer a free photo shoot – add a fish bowl for people to drop their business card into, and voila! You’ve got yourself a winner to try your services & tell their friends – along with new customer list of people you can send photo tips to.

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4. Give more than your business card

What you did:
Spend 5 hours working on your business card, only to give it to a guy in the coffee shop line, who then tossed it with his cup.

What you should’ve done instead:
While most photographers think of putting their latest photo on their business card, few think about the back of the business card… how about putting 3 tips to look better in photographs on the back of your card? That will help you be remembered, and lessen the chance your card gets tossed away.

Tip to make a photography business card that'll stand out

5. give your laptop a makeover

What you did:
You spent 5 minutes scratching off the old promotional stickers from your laptop (damn those things are resilient!)

What you should’ve done instead:
Make your very own promotional tool! Create a unique branded laptop cover with GelaSkins Inc. – uploading your photo with the name of your business and website only takes five minutes.… and think of the number of times you’re working at that coffee shop looking at that laptop!

Using your laptop to promote your photography

Get more tips!

Attend one of our business-changing workshops or schedule a private consult by calling 650-383-8882.

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    Just want to say what a great blog you got here!

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Maternity, pregnancy portrait Los Angeles California


Maternity, pregnancy portrait Los Angeles California


Maternity, pregnancy portrait Los Angeles California


Maternity, pregnancy portrait Los Angeles California


Maternity, pregnancy portrait Los Angeles California


Maternity, pregnancy portrait Los Angeles California


Maternity, pregnancy portrait Los Angeles California




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