Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Check the new blog!

Check out the new blog!! http://www.kimdavisphotography.com/blog for a sneak peek of the wedding that I shot this weekend. Coming soon: Peterson Baby Bump, More Wedding Photos, My Trip to Fair Oaks Farms, and then there's the handful of upcoming family photos! :)

And, here's motivation to get you to go look...Isn't this girl smokin hot in that dress!?!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blog Move

This blog is MOOOOVING! Get excited....

I wish I could say that I have my website complete and ready to roll out, but I don't. However, with the wedding this weekend, I want to direct clients to view their photos online at the new site and blog. I have every intention of glamming up the blog a little bit more, but it's going to have to come at a later time (darn grad school!). So, I wanted to start having you head on over to the new location. There isn't anything special yet, but the new link to the blog is:

http://www.kimdavisphotography.com/blog. If you would like to follow the blog from your blog readers please paste this link: http://kimdavisphotography.com/blog/?feed=rss2. And, let me know if you have any questions!

I also started a twitter account. I'm still trying to figure out how I like it, but we'll see! You can see the updates on my new blog or at my Twitter page http://www.twitter.com/kimdavisphoto.

As you can see by the blog, I have my own domain! :D :D :D Yay!

Aaaand, here's a sneak peek at what the new website is gonna look like:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Heart Faces - Week 38 - Blue (& Sneak Peek)

It's blue week at I heart faces, and lucky me! My 1st ever maternity shoot was yesterday, and the mom-to-be wore a blue shirt (fitting since she's having a boy!).

There are so many entries at I Heart Faces this week! Which is really awesome, although I'll admit that I feel a little bit bad for the judge...lots of pictures to look at! :)

You know you want to check out I Heart Faces..and especially this week. :) I'll be posting more of the maternity pictures sooooon-ish. Check back!

Update I forgot to submit this to I Heart Faces :(. I totally spaced it, and it's too late now. It's not a big deal because there were over 500 entrants, but I just totally forgot! I guess it's just a sneak peek for the Peterson's :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Family Photos - What to Wear

I've been asked by a few people about what they should wear for their family photos. It's ultimately up to you of course, but I can definitely understand the dilemma of having to decide. You want to look good without clashing, and you want fuuun pictures. So, I've been doing some research and finding tips from "experts". This is my favorite resource so far:

I really like this website: http://womensfashion.suite101.com/article.cfm/color_coordinating_clothes. It gives you a list of "main" colors, and then good colors to go along with that. So, if you know you want to wear your favorite dark brown shirt, you can look at the list of colors that coordinate well with that color. In the case of dark brown it suggests lemon yellow, baby blue, mint green, baby purple, or lime green. Don't feel like your restricted to these colors either, but it's a good start if you're feeling lost in color decisions.

They also talk about color combination's to avoid:

"It’s best to avoid holiday colors such as red and green, orange and black, pink and red, along with red and yellow, which bring to mind the hamburger chain with golden arches. Steer away from wearing the same color on top and bottom unless it’s black. For instance, a red shirt with red pants can look tasteless and tacky."

For family photos, I like to see people wearing things they're comfortable wearing, and that you would see them wear out and about. Make sure you like it and have fun with it. Don't stress about it! And don't feel like you need to follow the exact guidelines of the "experts". I like bright colors and fun things. If you're really struggling with ideas, look at other family photos that you like, and pull ideas from there. And always always be comfortable and have fun!

I'll end on a photo of a nicely color coordinated family :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

I Heart Faces - Week 29 - Completely Candid

I think this is my favorite photo of all time. I love love love the expression on Sarah's face. I was actually in this wedding, so I wasn't the photographer. But, Brandon had the camera handy, so I snapped a few pictures.

I Heart Faces is a really great source for inspiration and assistance for all photographers! Check it out!

In other news, this blog will be moving soon! (I know...again...for all that followed me formerly). But, I promise this move is permanent as I purchased a domain name and am in the process of finishing up my official photography website! I'm pretty darn excited. In the mean time, check out the I Heart Faces blog. It's really the bomb!

<3 Kim

Friday, September 18, 2009

Red Ribbon

This photo is a little bit old (Taken on April 1st of this year), but I thought I would add it. I was looking at some photos that I've taken recently and realized how much I've grown creatively in the past 9 months. This photo really marks the start of my mastering photo editing and really studying photography and graphic design. I graduated with my B.S. in Computer Graphics last December and took some time off between then and when I started my M.S. It was really during that time that I really started "learning to be creative". And, it's been awesome ever since! I'm so excited for my upcoming Family & Wedding photography shoots. Thank you so so much for letting me take your pictures! :)

P.S. I'm REALLY excited for the I Heart Faces photo competition next week. You've already seen the photo, but I think it'll be a perfect fit. Check out their Friday blogs. Since I'm in school, I haven't been participating in the Fix-It-Friday competitions, but it's really good photo editing inspiration.

<3 Kim

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Once upon a time...

Once upon a time I took this photo in mid May:

I follow the photography blog of Bobbi + Mike. I think they are amaaaazing! I love their photos. Anyway, I was looking at their blog and saw a photo that taken in an oh so familiar place:

For the first time in my life, I really felt creative! :)