Beira Brown

little pink shoes pic by Beira Brown

beira brown’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Beira Brown sharing what she loves!
beira brown’s favorite things

1. Gardening: There’s nothing like the fullness of flavor and satisfaction from a homegrown tomato (or any other garden vegetable).  My mom has gardened since I(…)

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Your Photos: organized and printed

“You must have such amazing photos of your children!” clients would say. I smiled and nodded politely but I would think, “If they only knew I haven’t printed any photos of my baby.” My personal photos were a disorganized mess and the majority were not treasured or enjoyed simply because they were not printed. At least I had them, right? Okay, let’s be honest…when was the last time that you and your family sat around your computer “ooh”’ing and “aah”’ing(…)

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photographing a child's first year

How to photograph baby’s first year

The first year of a child’s life is filled with awe and amazement. It’s a time of many changes for a family and many opportunities to make new memories. It is a time, that as a photographer, we get to stop time when babies keep growing.  For parents, they simply want beautiful images of their equally beautiful baby.

Educating parents in the process that we take is a very important part of the experience and memories tied to the portraits we(…)

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How to photograph and edit silhouettes

My absolute favorite thing to incorporate into a photo session is the silhouette.  Most people think it’s so tough to create one but in fact, it’s rather simplistic.

There are many different ways you can create and process a silhouette and some of the time it’s a personal preference not only in your style and how you photograph it but also in the post processing.  I’m a fan of a bright background, a little sun flare, and a total black foreground(…)

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How to manage photography client expectations

“You exceeded our expectations!” Those are four words that every photographer wants to hear from their clients. While most interactions with clients will go smoothly from the first contact until delivery of goods, there can be pitfalls along the way that, if not addressed properly, could dampen your client’s satisfaction.

It is very easy to fall into a pleasing mode when interacting with clients, especially in the early stages of planning the session. More often than not, we are simply trying(…)

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