Flirt!

Flirt logo.pngHello!  Are you ready for the weekend?  Since I work a lot of weekends, I am not a TGIF kind of girl, but I look forward to most days.

I wanted to pop in here really quickly to tell you about Flirt, my new division of Memory Makers Photography.  It is Flirt, Boudoir by Carol.

I am so excited to get started with new sessions and clients.  I love to photograph boudoir of ladies, I feel it seriously is empowering and from personal experience, I know it makes you feel good!

I photograph mostly in your home, with your own clothing or lingerie, with your own things around you.  I also can do things outdoors, discreetly.  I say, “Fun, flirty images with just the right touch of heat” because that is what I believe my style is.

I believe in my client’s privacy so you won’t be seeing many images here or on my site.  I prefer to have a consultation meeting with a new client, show them sample albums and then answer questions and just get to know each other.  That just feels right!

So, give me a call, email or message me on facebook to get set up for a no cost consultation!  You can get all the info you need to get started on an amazing journey and end up with the most lovely images of yourself for you and anyone special to you!

Have a super weekend!

 

 

 

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Shoot For The Moon!

You may not know this, but I teach beginning photography classes under the name Shoot For The Moon photography classes.  The name comes from the time when I was pondering doing this, and there was going to be an eclipse.  I saw someone post on facebook that they had tried to get good moon shots to no avail.  It kind of all fell together after that!  So, if you or someone you know would like to be better with your camera, or just not be afraid of it anymore, let me know!

I am going to be posting tips here off and on as well!  For my first tip, I will look at emotion.  Make sure that you have some kind of emotion getting factor in your image.  Don’t worry if your baby is crying but otherwise looks adorable in that dress!  You will be sure to get so many “Awwwwwwwws”!    Or, if you are passionate about animal rights (like me;)  )   get some shots of a poor puppy that you found in the park all alone and dirty.  Make sure to show them on facebook.  Sometimes, change only comes when we see the horror of the situation.

Personally, I love to photograph beauty more than anything.  I like to inspire love and joy with my work!  I hope you have enjoyed these tips!  Be sure to look back every so often and see what I am talking about next!

 

Just how far should we push ourselves?

As you all know, my hubby and I have two sons, aged 17 and 13.  They are both Boy scouts and recently went to summer scout camp.  I visited for a day and a half, about my limit for camping!  The full day that I was there, it was the hottest day on record for this area this year so far, of course!  My younger son especially wanted to show me all around the camp, which included trekking up and down these hills with very little shade.  I am a person who gets red-faced a lot, and extreme heat turns me almost a shade of purple. See below, the purple shirt might have been a bad choice!   Now, I was well-hydrated and made sure to use sunscreen, but the red comes no matter what!

Yes, I am letting you see me like this to make a point.  I got to thinking – just how far should I push myself in this heat, and also how far should these boys be pushed to do physical activity for a full week in this heat?  There would be no cancellation of activities due to heat.

I think it is important to push yourself in all you do.  If you want to succeed, you must push yourself in order to achieve your best.  If you want the same results as last time, put in the same amount of effort.  In other words, if just okay is good enough for you, don’t bother to push yourself!  Just go along on your merry way doing whatever you feel and you will get ‘just okay’ results.  Pride goes a long way to help us succeed!

As I had mentioned earlier in a post, I am a little nervous at times putting myself out there with my photography and working to create a more full time business for myself.  I constantly am pushing myself to think of new ways to reach people and new ways to create interest in my photography.  It is such a personal, creative process.  If someone were to not love one of my images, it would crush me!  Every image has a little bit of my heart and soul in it, and I hope that love shows in all I do!  So, got a little side-tracked there – it’s just that I need to push sometimes to the limit to accomplish my goals!

Ultimately, you must think for yourselves and how to conduct your life.  I strongly suggest that you push yourself a little every day to achieve whatever it is that you wish for.  You will be glad you did!  Best wishes, and comment here to let me know how you push yourself!  Be back soon!  Carol