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photography interview with CMpro Lauren Sanderson

11 questions with photographer Lauren Sanderson

Hi Lauren! Big congrats on being the CMpro of the month. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got started in photography?

Thank you! I’m a mom of three sweet girls five and under, and my husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for almost 12 years. I’m a part-time professional photographer in Huntsville Alabama and mostly photograph families and children, with a few maternity, senior and newborn sessions sprinkled in. I’ve always loved taking pictures… I was that girl in high school who was always taking pictures, had double glossy prints developed at a one-hour photo, and then passed out the doubles to all my friends. When I started a family, that natural love of photography turned in to a real passion and hobby, and before I knew it, I was in business.(…)

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child looking at shark display by Jennifer Bogle

10 questions with photographer Jennifer Bogle

Congratulations on being featured as the CMPro of the Month, Jennifer! Would you please tell us a little about your photography journey? First memory including a camera, what made you pick up photography as a serious endeavor and how you came to be where you are today?

Thanks! I’m really honored to be interviewed!

I had a camera in high school, and vaguely remember snapping through rolls of film, but I was never a student of photography. And then, predictably, my first son was born and I bought a DSLR–a Rebel Xti. Unfortunately, it took me five years (and two more kids) to learn that a dslr isn’t just an expensive point and shoot. A friend introduced me to Clickin Moms and I started reading! That was about two and a half years ago.(…)

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5 reasons you should infuse your photography with joy by Lisa Tichane

5 reasons you should infuse your photography with JOY

If there is one thing that makes my heart truly sing, it’s freezing a moment of pure bliss on a photograph.

I’m not talking about a simple smile here, I’m talking about raw, uninhibited, exuberant JOY. Recently, a friend asked me why I was obsessing so much about joy, because as she said “Life is not always joyful” which is perfectly (and sadly) true. The first reason is very selfish: because it nurtures me. Capturing joy makes ME blissfully happy. Spending hours on my computer editing images filled with laughter and carefree moments is the best job I could ever dream of. It makes my heart burst! Secondly, as a family photographer, I want my clients to remember how happy they were together. Even though life is not a succession of blissful moments, joy is a part of it, and I strongly believe that being able to remember how happy life can be sometimes is the best way to reconnect with your inner joy. At least it works for me, powerfully.(…)

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10 questions with photographer Jessica Thomason

10 questions with photographer Jessica Thomason

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to December’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Jessica Thomason! And now for a fun interview with Jessica!
december cmpro of the month | jessica thomason

by Megan Cieloha

Congratulations on POTM, Jessica! What initially drew you to photography, and what made you stay?
Thank you so much Megan! I’m still pinching myself. So let’s see… as far back as I can remember I’ve been intrigued(…)

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photography interview with Salt Lake City Utah photographer Rachel Nielsen

10 questions with photographer Rachel Nielsen

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to November’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Rachel Nielsen! And now for a fun interview with Rachel!
november cmpro of the month | rachel nielsen

by April Nienhuis

Congratulations on being the November CMpro of the Month Rachel! Tell us a little about yourself and your photography.
Thank you so much! I am so honored to be November’s CMpro of the month! I am based(…)

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self portrait series of mom and child by Marissa Gifford

10 questions with photographer Marissa Gifford

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to October’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Marissa Gifford! And now for a fun interview with Marissa!
october cmpro of the month | marissa gifford

by Megan Dill

Congratulations on being October’s CMpro of the month, Marissa! Can you please start off by telling us a little about yourself? Also, do you have any special talents unrelated to photography?
Hi there and thanks for having(…)

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child with red cape on picture by Ardelle Neubert of Lifeflicks Photography

9 questions with photographer Ardelle Neubert

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to September’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Ardelle Neubert! And now for a fun interview with Ardelle!
september cmpro of the month | ardelle neubert

by Kristin Dokoza

Hi Ardelle, I’m so excited for you. Congratulations on being CMpro of the month! We would love to hear more about you and your family.
Thank you so much Kristin!  It is such honour to be Clickin(…)

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waiting at a restaraunt picture by Meredith Novario

culling and editing to enhance your story

by Meredith Novario
When I see a story unfolding in front of me I shoot first and ask questions later.

I let the story do its thing and decide afterwards (in Lightroom) which image packs the biggest narrative punch.

Lastly, I edit to emphasize the story.

For example, I recently went out to lunch with two of my people, Joe and Josie. As we sat ordering, whistling, and waiting for our burgers, my husband and daughter were, fortunately for me, bored. I love how(…)

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4 ways to smooth skin in lightroom by Caroline Jensen

4 ways to smooth skin in Lightroom

by Caroline Jensen
The brush tool is one of the most powerful tools in Lightroom.

Today, I am going to show you four ways to smooth skin.

My son has agreed to let us use his image. I think it is really helpful to see the results on a teenage boy because natural results are so important to them.  I did not remove any blemishes prior to adding the skin smoothing. The results will be more effective with a little use of the(…)

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10 questions with photographer Alice Che

12 questions with photographer Alice Che

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to August’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Alice Che! And now for a fun interview with Alice!
august cmpro of the month | alice che

by Megan Cieloha

Congratulations on being chosen as CM Pro of the Month, Alice! Will you start by telling us a little about yourself? Career outside of photography, best childhood memory and highest item on your current lifetime bucket(…)

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photographing with heart and vision online workshop alumni photo by Kristina Hetling

photographing with heart and vision: a workshop recap

by Jodi Arego
Photographing with Heart and Vision was born out of my consuming desire to make connections… honest connections with people, with the essence of places, and with simple, ordinary moments.

Just like you, I crave a life full of rich and meaningful experiences that touch me deeply and stir something inside my heart.  But, honestly, the ebb and flow of the responsibilities of everyday life have their way of reminding me time and time again that these life-giving experiences don’t(…)

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photography interview with July CMpro of the Month Liz Labianca

10 questions with photographer liz labianca

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to July’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Liz Labianca! And now for a fun interview with Liz!
july cmpro of the month | liz labianca

by Sarah Carlson

Hi, Liz! We’re so thrilled to see you as July’s CMpro of the month! We would love to hear all about you and your family.
Thank you so much! What an incredible honor to be CMpro of(…)

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photography interview with Kellie Bieser of Shutter and Glass

10 questions with photographer Kellie Bieser

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to June’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Kellie Bieser! And now for a fun interview with Kellie!
june cmpro of the month | kellie bieser
by Melissa Stottmann

Hey, Kellie! I’m thrilled to see you as Pro of the Month. Congratulations! So, now we want to know all about you and your family… Spill it!
Hi!  I am thrilled to be here as Pro of(…)

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find define and refine your style photography workshop by Sarah Lalone of Punch Photographic for Clickin Moms

getting through photographic ruts with introspection

Something drew us all to photography, and that something is rooted really deep.

We can accept that as true and not linger on it: inside everyone who has bothered to learn photography is a strong motivation… even if we can’t give that motivation a name or even understand what it is yet.  I’m going to come back to this again because this initial motivation is going to save us from feeling adrift later on.

It seems like we all go on the(…)

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photo interview with Kristy Dooley

10 questions with photographer kristy dooley

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to May’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Kristy Dooley! And now for a fun interview with Kristy.
may cmpro of the month | kristy dooley
by Kristen Ryan

Hi Kristy! Congratulations on being May’s CMPro of the month!  First, will you tell us a little about yourself and your family?  Can you also tell us a fun or quirky thing about you unrelated(…)

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child photography from California hobbyist Stacey Haslem

cmpro of the month interview with stacey haslem

Happy Spring friends! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to April’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Stacey Haslem! And now for an enlightening interview with Stacey.
april cmpro of the month | stacey haslem
by Jodi Arego

Hi, Stacey! First of all, congratulations on being Clickin Moms’ Pro of the Month!  Can you start off by telling us a little more about yourself?
I live in Modesto, California, but I grew up in Wyoming. I remember as a child(…)

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inspirational photography interview with Mickie DeVries

cmpro of the month interview with mickie devries

Happy March friends! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to March’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Mickie DeVries! And now for an enlightening interview with Mickie.
march cmpro of the month | mickie devries
by Nina O’Connell

Hi, Mickie! Congratulations on being Clickin Moms’ Pro of the Month! Can you start off by telling us a little more about yourself?
Thanks so much for having me as the Pro of the Month, I’m very excited and honored.  I’m a(…)

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natural light with atmosphere online photography workshop by Megan Squires for Clickin Moms

atmosphere: a surrounding influence or environment

Natural Light with Atmosphere. That must be a course all on Mother Nature right? The wind, rain, sleet and snow. How to shoot when it’s raining cats and dogs. How to photograph your children during those stormy winter days. How to tackle the outdoor elements that might otherwise hinder your perfect vision for a sunny day shot.

“That’s not the class for me,” you might think. “It never snows here. Hardly even rains. A workshop on weather wouldn’t be the right(…)

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exploring creative photography online workshop by April Nienhuis for Clickin Moms

a new perspective on photography

by April Nienhuis
When I was little, I loved to color.

I loved it so much, and was pretty good at it, that I won several coloring competitions held in my town one Halloween when I was about 5 years old.  While I may not color much anymore, my youngest child shares the same joy for coloring that I once did.  Of my 3 kids, she’s the one most likely to color inside the lines too.

What does this have to do with(…)

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