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  • SandraFebruary 21, 2017 - 6:12 am

    Thank you so much In Beauty & Chaos for featuring my work.  I love this week’s images, especially the baby in the bath 🙂ReplyCancel

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Jessica Mason | Jessica Mason Photography
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  • LindaNovember 19, 2016 - 2:49 pm

    These are AWESOME Halloween costume portraits. Love them all.ReplyCancel

This week’s Featured Photographer is:

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Jyotsna Bhamidipati
Making beautiful memories Photography
makingbeautifulmemories@gmail.com

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http://www.momentsandphotographs.com
http://www.facebook.com/mbmphotographs

Areas of the world you Serve:
California

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am a local Sacramento based family, lifestyle and special event photographer. I grew up in India and in New Zealand. I work full-time as an Electrical Engineer/Lighting designer and work on my photography biz on weekends! Apart from being a photographer, I am a wife and a mom to two kids. I also love traveling and in the process of creating a travel blog of all my travels and photography. I enjoy reading, painting, 5K’s and cooking a special dish once a while.

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How did you get started in photography?
My love for capturing memories has been a part of my life for a very long time now. As a child, I was the one who always ran to take pictures with my Olympus camera of anything I saw interesting. That interest grew further to a point where I decided to take some photography and editing classes to improvise and work on my skills more. For many years, I described myself as a hobbyist amateur photographer with a keen desire to learn and be creative. In February 2016, I decided to go ahead and turn my passion for photography into my first ever venture. This journey since the past 7-8 months of establishing myself in the biz world has been an absolute bliss. What makes it more worthwhile is when I meet families who say they’ve had an amazing experience during the photo shoot and admire my patience with little ones during each session.

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What genre do you shoot?
I shoot everything from family to senior sessions. I also have a special love for macro photography. I also just recently embraced lifestyle and documentary style of shooting as I started to feel they tend to evoke an emotion much more than any posed family session could do. I also started a little bit of landscapes and travel photography documentary style. Recently, my work was featured and displayed at the California state fair for two weeks and that was a great honor for me especially when I just started to be ‘seen’ on social media more this year. It also opened up my love for macro and nature and boosted my confidence in those categories.

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Who or what inspires you?
My kids are my inspiration to everything I shoot. The need to document moments, every memory, each sweet face and smiles I get from them is everything for me. When it comes to nature photography, I think I can get lost into admiring all the beauty around us.

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What kind of camera bag do you carry and what’s in it?
I really do not have a specific camera bag per se but a backpack that came as a bundle when I purchased my Canon 6D. I like to keep all my lenses in there. Some of the lenses I use are the 50mm prime, 50mm macro, 12-24 sigma art for wide angle and landscapes, and a 75-200 mm canon lens. I have been eyeing on the 35mm sigma art and the lensbaby composer pro edge 80 for a while now and most likely will get them before the end of this year.

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What are some of your favorite photography products?
Lightroom I must say. Photoshop is fun, but LR is my get-go.

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Three random things about yourself:
1. I call myself a globe trotter. Having lived in 4 countries, my passion for travel is something that is only limited by practicality of finances and my full-time job.
2. I spend a LOT of time browsing for interesting recipes on Pinterest which I may never cook.
3. Apart from photography, I paint and draw or rather sketch in black and white a bit as well. I go on painting workshops whenever I find time.

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Best piece of advice you’ve received?
Shoot in raw. It will completely change the way you look at your images and what you can do with it.

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Any advice you’d like to share?
Do not get caught up on how many likes or shares or comments you get on your photography page and images, even if you are running your business. Shoot for yourself, your family and your clients if you have them. When you start creative from within; appreciation will follow right away.

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Mac or PC? Photoshop or Lightroom?
Lightroom for quick and easy editing. I created my own presets and I use them for faster post processing.

Where else can we find you on the web?
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/mbmphotographs
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/mbmphotographs
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/mbmphotographs
Website – http://www.momentsandphotographs.com

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  • Mat TamNovember 17, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    Love your style. Fall is the best time for photos.

    That photo of the kid holding the leave. Was he holding it or was it dropping to his hand? How did that work?ReplyCancel

This week’s Featured Photographer is:

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Katy Vetter
Katy Vetter Photography
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http://www.katyvetterphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/katyvetterphotography

Areas of the world you Serve:
North Dakota

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Hi! I am Katy, with Katy Vetter Photography. I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for over 10 years and we have 3 crazy amazing little boys together (ages 10, 6 and 4). They definitely make my world more CRAZY and more AMAZING! We live in a very small town in North Dakota where there are no traffic lights and no stores (other than a gas station I guess). But, it is where my husband and I both grew up and it is an amazing community to raise our little men! Most of our extended family is very close, so we see them often. We love it here! Before photography I did home daycare fulltime (and still do currently do part time daycare for one little girl we have had with us for almost 7 years). We have a busy little family that loves to be outdoors. We love to hunt and fish, spend time at the lake, go camping, and love to go on walks/hikes to explore. But, with work and the kids sports and activities we definitely don’t have a lot of free time.

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How did you get started in photography?
I got into photography about 6 years ago. Much like many other photographers, I got into it because of my children. When our second son was born I attempted to start taking pictures of my kids on my own, and found out that I really enjoyed it! I did a few with my daycare girl for fun, and her mom loved them so much I got the courage to post them to Facebook. Soon after, I started getting asked by others to take pictures for them as well. So, I purchased my first DSLR, and after reading the manual front to back, started looking up everything I could find on photography and editing. I loved trying new things and taking pictures for people, but, I never imagined starting a business. I just did the shoots for free as a hobby. My husband (and family) gave me the push to take it to the next level and start a business to do what I loved full time. So, in 2014 I started learning what all it entailed and trying to take on as many portfolio building shoots as possible while working full time daycare, building a website, and getting all my paperwork that would be needed straight. Then, in January of 2015 I launched my business. It was a lot of work to transition to hobbyist to professional, and I still have a ton to learn (which is something that will never end), but it was the best/scariest/hardest/most amazing decision I have made and I am very grateful for it.

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What genre do you shoot?
I am a portrait photographer. I specialize in family/children photography. I also shoot a lot of highschool seniors, maternity and newborn. I have recently branched into composite photography and, I have to say, it is one of my favorite things to do! This year I started offering my “Imagine Sessions” to clients just for my composite work. I get requested those types of shots and silhouettes a lot. I love trying new things though, and my style continues to evolve as I go.

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Who or what inspires you?
My children! They were my first and are my biggest and most important inspirations. They have lead me into photography and shown me what I was capable of when they didn’t want to participate and I had to get creative to get them excited about it. They are how my composite work got started. My kids LOVE to look at pictures and can pour over our albums and photo books over and over again. Their “digital adventures” have gotten them so much more into posing for me, and, they now sometimes have ideas for me that I would have never thought of. Their imagination (as well as my own) has lead me to start seeing light, location and props so differently. Now I see something and all I can think about is how I can create the image I have in my head using it (my husband just loves when I get like that 😉 NOT …). I’ve started into a 365 the past couple of years (that I really only do in my off months, but I LOVE my group of supportive ladies). That has inspired me in so many ways as well. It has helped me see my day to day differently from a photographer standpoint, and has seriously improved my daily life images.

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What kind of camera bag do you carry and what’s in it?
I have a Jill-e bag that I love. I carry my 5D Mark III that is my main camera, and my T2i (for back up and for my personal run around camera). I always have a light scoop, speedlight, batteries, sd cards, cleaning kit and my 24-70 lens (that is my main) as well as my fisheye, lensbaby spark and 50mm (depending on which ones I want for certain sessions). My light reflector always gets clipped on as well.

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What are some of your favorite photography products?
I love the camera gear I have (although I have a list of new lenses I’d love to get my hands on). I don’t use a lot of products, but I have a few favorites. Some chairs and crates that I have been given by friends and family that I have refinished to use as props, a great collection of girls dresses and accessories (most from honeydrops designs), a couple of savage seamless paper backdrops and a Square brand backdrop stand, an awesome newborn fabric stand for beanbags my husband built me, and a lot of homemade (or Amazon, Hobby Lobby, or Gordmons purchased 😉 … ) props, a Gorilla camera stand, and some borrowed things here and there from my Mom’s collection of antique items are my main products for shoots (or my own pictures).

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Three random things about yourself:
1. I am 4′ 11″ tall… and that is a tiny bit of a stretch 😉
2. I speak in sarcasm 90% of the time
3. I hate to say that I CAN’T do something so I will always try to do it first… even if it ends badly… I have a scar on my leg from a chainsaw to prove that (It’s not nearly as graphic of a story as it sounds 😉 … )

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Best piece of advice you’ve received?
Take CC and don’t let it knock you down. That’s a tough one for me. I am not the most confident person in the world and having someone tear apart your work and tell you everything you did wrong can be very VERY hard to hear. But, it is also extremely beneficial in growing. Plus, I have met SO many amazing people that have influenced my work by seeking out groups to be able to share and learn in.

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Any advice you’d like to share?
Trust yourself and your vision. I have kicked myself so many time for not being outgoing enough to suggest an idea that might sound crazy. I have since gotten better at it, and will say things like “I need you to trust my vision on this one because it might sound a bit crazy”. Most times those are the images that people end up loving the most. They are also the ideas that speak the loudest about who you are as a photographer.

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Mac or PC? Photoshop or Lightroom?
PC and Photoshop all the way! I would definitely like to try Lightroom someday. But, I will never give up my Photoshop for it!

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Where else can we find you on the web?
My website is: www.katyvetterphotography.com
My Facebook is: www.facebook.com/katyvetterphotography
My Instagram is: www.instagram.com/katyvetterphotography

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