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Newborn Photography; Tricks of the Trade

Achieving Artistic Newborn Photography Newborn photographs, look easy, right? The baby just curls up and sleeps- The photographer props their tiny head on their hands and the magic just happens, right? Newborns actually can NOT support their heads by themselves. Their neck muscles develop over time so those images are manufactured in Photoshop. While PhotoShop can creates...

Preparing for your Newborn Photography

You ask? How do I prepare when I’ve never had a newborn photography session? ‘Oh no.. it’s happening!’ The new mom exclaims frantically as she uses her hand to shield mustard yellow poop from running onto my spotless, ivory couch.  It’s only spotless because it frequently gets cleaned by me & my good friend Oxy-Clean. ...

COVID Policies

We understand our planned activities are potentially dangerous and involve the risk of serious illness, injury and/or death. We acknowledge  the Covid-19 virus and its ability to be transferred from person to person contact. We are also aware that any person may carry the virus and be asymptomatic. We understand that Adrienne Maples PhotoStudios (hereinafter...

Art of Photographing Children

Half-way through, she told me how she’d thought about canceling.. or pushing back her family photo session. ‘It never feels like the ‘right’ time? Ya know?’ You want to feel ‘less-frumpy’ and less like the ‘work-from-home-I’ve-gained-a-few-pounds-since-quarantine– look. Trust me, I understand! My first session back since quarantine, provided every reminder of why I tell stories....

Mother’s Day FREE Printables

My love language is acts of service… Words of affirmation are important to me as well but there is nothing better than a little extra help when I’m not expecting it. But my daughter is nine and ‘cleaning up after herself’ is a hard won battle. But you wanna know something?! Lately my daughter is...

Believe in Yourself. Always.

‘You’ll never be any good at photography’ It was my soft more year & I was taking the very first photography class of my collegiate career. By now, I’d already dedicated two years toward obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Savannah College of Art & Design required students to finish all core classes before taking...

Mean Girls; Raising Compassionate Daughters

Raising a Compassionate Daughter in today’s world of Cyber-space is quite the challenge.

At bath time I notice my daughter studying her seven year old figure in the mirror. She turns herself from side-to-side attempting to straighten her posture & suck in her belly.

Financial Aid for Small Businesses & Photographers

Where do I even start? This is the question I’m hearing from small business owners from every industry. And while I am by no means and expert on this particular issue, I’ve run a successful small business for more than 16 years. And I don’t intend on giving up now! So while the service industry...

The Secret About my Tattoo

It’s no joke! I got my first tattoo on April Fool’s Day. While it sounds a little odd, it wasn’t a decision I made lightly. It was to mark a significant moment in my life. This would be my reminder. Something I would see each and every time I picked up my camera. A reminder...

Social Distancing isn’t ‘normal’ but it’s our NOW.

Social Distancing has brought about a ‘new’ NOT normal as we face the global pandemic of 2020. It’s brought fear and doubt into every home throughout the civilized world. We are living a very surreal experience. But one that will remain part of our story. The things we do in the coming months will determine...

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