kirsten j cox

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On location photographer specializing in commercial, weddings and couples. I also photograph babies, events, seniors, families and real estate.

Ellensburg, WA | Available for travel



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NEWBORN SESSIONS

Some photographers like to give a big list of tips and instructions prior to the newborn session. I try to keep it simple and helpful information only. Babies are so unpredictable and the mother is still recuperating. Here are some tips that can aid the session.

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SLEEPY BABY

The baby does NOT need to be awake. It’s goes much smoother and looks better if the baby sleeps through most of the session. They don’t stay in poses if they are wiggling all the time. Maybe feed around the time I start to arrive, then the baby will be happy and full.

CALMING ATMOSPHERE

Kick the dogs outside and turn the thermostat up a little. The baby needs to be calm, warm, and comfortable. A crowd is not recommended because the room can become overwhelmed.

PROPS

I like to include personal items. Anything you want to be included like: a quilt grandma made, special booties or your antique cradle can be incorporated. Just set them out so they are ready to go.

THE BABY AND COMMON QUESTIONS

I can edit out the little blemishes, no problem. Loosen the diaper just a little so there are not diaper lines on the baby when a bum is in the shot. Part of the session can be on-location if the weather is permitting. I do like to start at your home because the order does matter when working with a newborns mood and sleeping.

Tip of the Week | 2

Do I REALLY Need to Hire a Photographer?

Posted on January 31, 2012

By: Christine Marin, with a little help from Emily Hsiao

 

EVERYONE HAS A DECENT CAMERA. DOES THAT MEAN EVERYONE IS A DECENT PHOTOGRAPHER? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

Okay, we get it. You think your photos are just fine; no need to hire one of those expensive photographers. You don’t want to spend the money and you’re not sure your photos are that much worse than what a photographer could produce anyway.

Photography is perhaps one of the most telling mediums in your marketing efforts. The audience connects to you and your brand through the photos you use. The quality of your photos – good or poor – reflects the quality of your business.

You are what your media say about you.

Think about photography as an investment. Once you make the investment, you can reuse the photographs in other aspects of your marketing. Building up a photo bank for your company is useful in the long run. Good photos can be used for a year or more in your advertising, on your website, on your business collateral and other elements.

Don’t waste your valuable time by taking and editing your own photos when you could be spending time doing what you do best—running your business. It is much more efficient to hire a professional who will deliver much higher quality photographs in the end. You pay them for a whole lot more than you may realize: lighting equipment, professional models, technical know-how, setting up the perfect shot, professional editing, and most importantly, knowing how to make the photo SELL, not just show.

Alright, now you’re thinking, “But I still think my photos are good enough! I still don’t see the big difference.” It’s time for a little bit of education, people. Let’s learn what good photography is and is not.

GOOD PHOTOS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY IN ANYTHING THAT REFLECTS YOUR BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL SELF AND REPUTATION.

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