Tag Archives: Leah Cook

maternity photography

by Leah Cook
Recently a friend asked me for tips on shooting maternity sessions.  I started rattling off some ideas and decided to put them all in one spot.  Belly shots are some of my favorites for a lot of reasons.  They have definitely gotten a bad rap over the years and we’ve all seen the ‘what not to do’ images on those funny websites, but really they can be so beautiful.  It’s a time of anticipation, change and excitement…all of(…)

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photography resolutions

by Leah Cook
As the New Year approaches many of us start to think about resolutions, goals and areas we’d like to make changes to in our personal lives.  Let’s take that one step further and relate them to our photography!  The key (or so I’m told) to keeping resolutions is to be as specific as possible and pin point the exact spots you’re looking to improve.  This list is expansive and even a bit overwhelming.  At some point we have(…)

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cmglimpse | an instagram project

by Leah Cook
Have you discovered the wonderful world of Instagram and the fun new challenge of CMglimpse?  It’s a fabulous way to get a peek inside all of our members’ lives!  The great thing about CMglimpse is that the ‘theme’ of the day is set, so you don’t even have to decide about what to shoot…just find a way to post what you can, however creative or straightforward it might be.  Shooting daily with a ‘big camera’ can sometimes be(…)

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photoshop friday | adding a warm summer glow

The power of Photoshop and the extensive capabilities it has constantly amazes me.  One persons ability with Photoshop that has always ‘wowed’ me has been none other than CMmentor Leah Cook.  She’s an incredible photographer and really knows how to emphasize her photography with a gentle hand in Photoshop.  Today she is sharing with us about how to add a ‘warm summer glow’ to your images.  And if that’s not enough Leah for you today (personally, I’m of the opinion(…)

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a peek inside | leah cook

Get to know your CMteam! We are so often asked what we shoot with, what’s “in our bag”, what bag we carry and so on and so forth. So we’re giving you all a little peek behind the scenes to get to know your CMteam better. A couple of times a month throughout this year and into 2013 we’ll feature a different CMteam member and give you “a peek inside” – a peek inside their bag, their workspace and a(…)

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shooting daily | getting started and pushing through a 365 project

Have you tried a 365 project only to give up after a month or two?  Do you find the thought of shooting every single day daunting?  Are you unsure of how to push through a daily project even when you’re experiencing a creative rut?  CMmentor Leah Cook is guest blogging to share her thoughts on how to approach a daily project and ideas on keeping the creativity going.  Prepare to be inspired by her fabulousness!
shooting daily | getting started and(…)

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Embrace the Funny Faces

Eyes crossed?  Tongue sticking out? Making their “usual” funny face?  Keep’em!  Our fabulous CMmentor, Leah Cook is blogging today about capturing the funny faces – they might turn out to be your favorite images!

embrace the funny faces
by Leah Cook
Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break from the stress our work can cause and look back on those shots that make us giggle.  I almost always try and include funny pictures in my client galleries…and lots of times my personal family(…)

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my blogging workflow | leah cook

Love the interacting with clients?  The shooting and editing?  The blogging?  Hmmm…not so much as we hear many of you say.  What to blog?  When to blog? How often to blog? What images to choose?  Repeat for the next client.  Never fear!  CMmentor, Leah Cook, is helping to simplify the process for us a little for sharing her blogging workflow.  Make sure to stay tuned to CM this week for more info on Leah’s upcoming breakout session – it’s going(…)

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream…

There is simply nothing that captures the essence of innocence like a sleeping child.  Our awesomely talented CMpro of the Month for December, Leah Cook, has put together some tips and tricks on capturing your little ones while they slumber.
to sleep, perchance to dream…
by Leah Cook
“…and the children were nestled all snug in their beds”
It’s impossible to not feel at peace when around a sleeping child…and the quiet is kinda nice too, oh and they stay still.  Taking pictures of(…)

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december cmpro of the month | leah cook

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost near the end of 2011 – this year has flown by!  We have our final CMpro of the month for 2011 and it’s only fitting that it’s one of our brand new CMmentors, the talented and inspiring Leah Cook, who will help us make Clickin Moms even MORE amazing in 2012.  The CMteam is thrilled to have Leah join us and she’s already made herself an invaluable member of our team.  Can’t wait(…)

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Choosing Your Lens | What’s the Difference?

“What lens should I use for ‘x’ shoot”? is a common question on the CM photography forum.  What’s the difference? Our super fabulous new CMmentor Leah Cook is blogging for us today to help you through the decision process.  Thank you, Leah!
choosing your lens | what’s the difference?
by Leah Cook
It’s a big question. With so many choices out there, what lens should you choose and when? This isn’t intended to add to the Canon vs. Nikon debate or even persuade you(…)

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