Posts in category Photography Tips

2013 Studio Tour | Photography Studio...

2013 Studio Tour | Photography Studio Janesville, WI
In December we moved into a storefront space in our same building. The space is about the same size as our upstairs studio about 900SF, but it is completely open and so fabulous. The best part about it is we don’t have to go up 25 stairs to get to our studio. I also love our huge storefront window that is fabulous for displaying our wor [...]

DIY Newborn Pants & Hat Set

DIY Newborn Pants & Hat Set
Well it seems a trend in newborn photography right now are little pants a lot of times with matching hats. So since I am an avid DIY girl and I have made a ton of newborn hats (which you can see here) I figured I’d take a whack at it and it was super easy. I do not crochet or knit, so it’s way easier for me to use upcycling. I had [...]

It’s all in the Curves!

It’s all in the Curves!
I had a question to my facebook page from another photographer so I’m gonna post a tutorial.  The question was how did I get my black backgrounds to appear more black and not gray. I have tried many things to make this work the way I wanted it to, but for me the easiest and quickest way to get the look I want is to create an adjustment [...]

Upcycling Hats | Janesville, WI Newbo...

Upcycling Hats | Janesville, WI Newborn Photographer
As I newborn photographer I could probably have a never ending desire to buy cool hats, new blankets and making new headbands. A fellow photographer posted in a group I am in a way that she made props for newborns from old sweaters. So I raided my closet and pulled out all of the sweaters I didn’t wear anymore. My great aunt has always [...]

Dying Ikea Blankets

Dying Ikea Blankets
There is a rather infamous blanket among photographers that many of us like to use for newborn sessions from Ikea. I personally love using it for a number of reasons. 1. I love things that are natural fibers and fabrics like cotton as opposed polyester and artificial fibers. (This is mostly due to my upbringing my mom has a degree in Fashion [...]

My Studio Organization Ideas

My Studio Organization Ideas
When I first moved into our new studio on Main Street in Janesville I was so excited and couldn’t wait to figure out neat ways to organize the space. Of course completely empty it was totally huge, but then once I started getting more “stuff” in there I realized it was going to be key to have everything I needed easily acces [...]

Commercial – Annie Kay’s ...

Commercial – Annie Kay’s Accessories
I found some “hair pretties” on Etsy that were cute, but not really exactly what I wanted for my studio.  So I just decided to make my own. They have turned out so adorable I decided to sell them. And I have the most precious little models. Here’s my new Etsy store where the items are for sale.  [...]