Newborn Safety 101

Keeping the smallest of clients safe

 Most people don’t know just how much work goes into a newborn photography session. A lot of client don’t know or understand the safety precautions that need to be done during the session in order to keep the babies safe. Lots of holding, fixing, adjusting and propping up goes on to keep the babies from being injured. Countless hours can go into figuring out new ways to keep newborn clients safe. Whether it be using bean bags and blankets to prop them up, or having a parents hand wrapped in material to conceal that they are actually holding baby tightly.

Newborn safety 101

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There is so much to keeping a baby safe that new photographers haven’t been taught or do not think of.  Some see amazing photographs online and think that they were taken as they see them. Newborn Safety is the most important thing, it comes way before a great photograph. You can not expect an amazing photo to not have any extra work put into it. Let’s face it, newborns can be wiggle worms and the last thing any photographer would want is to injure the most precious client. Newborn safety 101 classes are great for any level of photographer looking to make sure that client safety is at the top of their list.

Newborn safety 101

Luckily the amazing Charlyne of Charlyne Lees Photography and Studio Four have teamed up to offer a Newborn Safety 101 course. Open to the public, anyone from a beginner wanting to start out or an experienced photographer wanting to get into newborn photography is welcome to attend. It will be held October 11, 2014 at Studio Four in Cape Coral, Fl from two to three thirty pm. If you are interested in this class please email studio four at studiofourcapecoral@gmail.com as seats are limited.

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LadyCakes – Southwest florida baker

Brand new store front bakery

Bess Charles, owner of LadyCakes Bakery has opened a new store front location in southwest florida. Specializing in celebration cakes such as weddings, birthdays, retirements and baby shower.

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1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

- I have been self taught in cake decorating and we have come up with all our recipes from scratch after much trial and error. LadyCakes began as just a hobby but as time went on a passion grew. When I talked to my husband and quitting his job and becoming the baker, he was completely on board and this is where LadyCakes really took off. We have been operating out of our home for about 4 years and then once we were licensed switched to a commercial kitchen. With many dedicated followers we have progressed into a beautiful storefront and the rest is history.

2. Where does the name lady cakes come from?

-LadyCakes originally was thought of because of our daughter. When she was little we would call her ladybug. But who wants to think about ladybugs while thinking about cake.. so we then turned it into LadyCakes.

3. What advice would you give to someone looking to start a career or business as a baker?

-It’s hard work, a consistent push to the finish line that never comes. If you have passion and dedication you will do just fine.

4. Tell us a little about your new store front location.

-Our new store is located at 2924 Del Prado Blvd South, Unit 7 in Cape Coral. We are just past the St. Andrews Church heading towards Cape Coral Pkwy, on the right. Stop by and see us.

5. Whats one thing you would tell a client when they are looking into a professional cake baker to make a cake for their special occasion?

-Do your research! Read reviews and look at their past work. There are many bakers out there that proclaim they are the best.. but deliver sub-par work.

 

LadyCakes - Southwest Florida Baker

LadyCakes – Southwest Florida Baker

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Holiday Boudoir Photography Marathon

have you been naughty or nice!

Holiday Boudoir Marathon

 

 

2014 Holiday Boudoir Photography Marathon

Have you been draining your brain over what to get that special man of yours this year.  What about a soft cover book For His Eyes Only.  Something to keep him warm while your away, a nice gift to sneak into his backpack before travels or just because!

Dont worry we have you covered.  We understand how nerve-racking a boudoir session can be, so we’re here for you.  A completely comfortable and relaxed environment where you are in charge.  Your session can be designed around you and your comfort level. Of course we will be there to encourage you and to give just a little push when needed.

mini’s

We’ve added mini boudoir sessions this year in order to allow everyone to get in on the action!  All the fame with none of the fuss for just $99.

hair & makeup

We will have a local Hair and Makeup stylist on hand for those extra special sessions. NOW FREE with all packages!

We’ve upgraded our packages to include an 8×8 Leather Bound, lay-flat album FREE to our Ultimate Package. Check out the deals now, only 6 spots available.

GUYS: Gift Certificates Available – do us both a favor and just go ahead and grab one!

package options:

Ultimate-Intimate $299

Up to (2) Hour Session
Multiple Outfit/scene changes
15 Hi-Res, Enhanced and edited images available for proofing
8×8 Leather Bound, Lay-Flat Peek-a-boo book!
 
 

FYEO $199

Up to (1) Hour Session
1 Outfit/Scene change
10 Hi-Res, Enhanced and edited images available for proofing
5×7 Leather Bound, Lay-Flat Peek-a-boo book!
 
 

Mini Sessions $99

30 Minute Session
3 Hi-Res, Enhanced and edited images available for proofing
 
 
 
 

You can upgrade your package with the following items:

12 month custom calendar: $45.00

Professional print packages: $25 – $100.00

8×8 book(10 pages): $65.00

10×10 book(20 pages): $150.00

Email US today to reserve your spot.  25% deposit required.

 

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Maternity session at Koreshan State Park

Bringing Fido

Maternity session at Koreshan State Park

When planning a maternity session most women start thinking of what to wear first. Sometimes its what props they will bring. There is a category of first time moms that have had babies before. They are thinking of a different prop entirely. The babies they have are extra hairy and have two too many legs. Moms to fur babies always say that they are their “first” and many want to include them in this special season of their life. This momma decided to do the same at her maternity session at Koreshan State Park in Estero, Fl which also has the Estero River running through it.

Its a fun addition to maternity sessions to include your four legged family members. As your about to welcome a new family member you also get to commemorate the last time you have with just your pet. They usually enjoy and cooperate at these types of maternity sessions best outdoors. They have plenty of room to run and wear off energy that keeps them easy going when its time to sit still and capture some memories. Gorgeous Koreshan State Park made a wonderful location to keep this fur baby busy while also giving a great background. This time of year it has plenty of lush vegetation that make pictures seem like you are miles away from anyone else. On the property also are original buildings from when the park was first established by Cyrus Teed in 1884. These buildings make excellent places to get a few minutes of rest while capturing some great shots too. If you are an expectant mom planning your maternity session don’t hesitate to incorporate your love for your animals. Some times those images turn out to be the ones you cherish the most. For more information on Koreshan State Park visit their website http://www.floridastateparks.org/koreshan/

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Respecting the American Flag this 4th of July

Weekend Photography Tips

 

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Respecting the American Flag this 4th of July

It’s that time of the year again; sparklers, fireworks, picnics and lots of flags.   While we all love the American spirit, there are certain customs and courtesies that must be followed when displaying your patriotic love.  These rules always apply to full size American flags, not clothing with American symbols or flag type patterns.

STANDARDS of RESPECT

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:

  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard
  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.

The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

This excerpt is from USFlag.org – to read more go here

While there are rules, customs and courtesies you should feel comfortable celebrating your patriotic love.  Your photographer will know how to handle the display of our flag.

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Check out more 4th of July and patriotic session on our Pinterest page and don’t forget to pin your favorite image above.

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