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Are you struggling to decide what to wear for your upcoming photoshoot?
In this post I will be helping you decide how you can pick an outfit that will make your photographs pop and look like they belong in a magazine.
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BE ready to coordinate and not match~ this is where a lot of people can get it wrong, they think that everyone wearing the same color will be perfect for photos, this is not the case..

“But what if there is a big group and I want to wear white shirts with jeans?” you might ask
THEN lets think about this.. for a big group of more than 6 people, this can be a good choice, that way noone will stick out if they are wearing the brightest color~ usually for big groups I suggest wearing similie matchy stuff.. BUT dont be afraid to not match either. A big group can totally pull it off if they are coordinating outfits and not matching their outfits. Challenging but it can be done.

When it comes to families the rule of not matching applies to you. You can start by choosing a dress (we can call this the KEY PIECE) for the kids or for mom and then choose colors that match that dress. If it has pinks and blues, choose your next outfit accordingly with this. BUT you cant select another pattern, your choices will have to be pretty simple and plain. When you have different patterns the photos will not look good. Choose colors that you know look good with your skin tone. However there are patterns that look great together. If you are doing a photo shoot with me I always guide you step by step in this process, I have clients who are out shopping and text me pictures to see what I think. 🙂

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Have a great selection of great colors!~

Accessories look great in pictures, big chunky necklaces, bracelets, hats, flowers in your hair. However be sure not to overdo it so the accessories dont over power the photos. Layering also works great because it can help with making the photos look different and give you different looks.
When taking newborn photos make sure not to over do the accessories, or put a huge flower on their head~ we want to be able to capture them as they really are and not have the flower be the center of attention.

ONE KEY item I love when taking photos is texture~ clothes with texture add dimension to photographs, especially in babies and children. ITs amazing what a sweater with texture will do to a photograph, it will have a timeless feel.

Avoid the color red, unless its Christmas photos~ Red tends to add a color cast and doesnt photograph really well.

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This will give you great ideas on color choices and how you can add different types of accessories to your outfit~ genious .. before pinterest, this was it!
Feeling creative? You can do your design your own collaboration and make your own outfits~ so much fun! So if you have something in your head and want to see how it looks all put together give this a try.

A fun app StyleIt helps you select outfits based on your favorite items.This is like having your personal assitant at your finger tips.. genious!! 🙂

Do you have any styling clothing favorite apps you use?

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Are you wondering how you can improve your iphone photography? I have been a Fort Myers Photographer for over 10 years and can tell you that I remember the times when I had no clue on taking pictures. Starting with a film camera made it more challenging because you couldnt look at your image right away to see if the picture turned out the way you imagined it would. Having not to wait for your photos to get back fom the lab is such a wonderful amazing thing these days. You can improve your photography skills in no time~ and can we talk how it is more affordable?
Since you can overshoot, take pictures over and over without paying for it.
OK SO for those who want to improve even taking pictures with your iphone here are some very basic tips for you.

PART 1 of how to take better pictures

1. Look for the light~ does this mean you have to have these great lighting system, or have a bunch of lights turned on at your house?
You are wanting natural light. IF you are inside your house turn off all of the lights because this creates a bad haze and yellow color to your photos. Look throughout your house for the brightest place~ Place your subject, Child, Dog, your pig pet 🙂 haha infront of that window or source of light. MAKE SURE that there isnt a beam of SUN shining through, this is not the kind of natural light I am talking about. Your house will have different kind of lighting throughout the day. What looks good one hour can quickly change the next. So be aware of that. Window lighting is beautiful and this is what makes eyes SPARKLE ** so if you are wanting those beautiful catchlights (thats what we photographers call them) find a window and shoot. 🙂

2. Take a varety of photos, dont just have your kid change faces and have the same background over and over. Mix it up~ Take photos of your kids hair, get closer and see if you can capture those little curls, those eyelashes, capture their profile. Take photos of what they are doing, take photos on different angles, what are they playing with? Take photos of that… Taking a variety of pictures will help create the entire scene.
Pull away and go far and take pictures of the whole thing~ so it looks like a glimpse of what is happening.

3. Change it up~
IF you are at the zoo for example look for colorful places to take photos at~ sometimes those famouse photo op spots are overrated and you can always find something better. So keep your eye open and see what catches your eye. Do the stuff I mentioned in #2 ~ you want to look back at the photos and remember the entire scene.
If you are going on vacation somewhere try to avoid photos that dont include you or your family. Sure a few pictures of landscapes are fun,but if you take a lot of landscapes and there are no people in the photos you have to stop 🙂 those photos can get pretty boring.

Take photos of textures~ if you are going to a beach vacation in Fort Myers,then take photos of the palm trees, take photos of the seashells, Zoon in and go closeup ~those texture shots can be interesting. HEY they even make for an ART display.. wouldnt it be nice to blow up a photo of a closeup you took and hang it in the living room?

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I am so excited to have been chosen for the Beauty Revived Campaign~ out of hundreds of photographers who applied I was one of the 50 photographers chosen. I am honored and humbled to be part of this movement that I share with so many talented photographers across the USA.  So happy 🙂

What is Beauty Revived??

Beauty Revived is a photography movement whose mission it is to showcase real beauty.

Beauty Revived is an online and print publication dedicated to telling the stories of real people with real beauty.  In a world where the media celebrates only those with perfect skin, weight and hair, Beauty Revived is a movement that focuses on true and inner beauty.  Photographers from all over the world donate photography sessions to individuals who exemplify this real beauty.  These sessions are featured on the Beauty Revived blog and magazine.

What is the Beauty Revived’s Mission Statement?

To uplift, inspire and empower photographers of faith and integrity to shed light on the good, the strong and the beautiful.

Beauty Revived Most Beautiful Mothers ~

Do you know a mother who exemplifies real beauty? Real Beauty is found in kindness, courage and compassion. A person with real beauty shows their beauty through their service to others, strength when tried, and courage in defeat.

I bet you know someone with these attributes. I want to know them too. Nominate a Beautiful Mother today.

The chosen woman will be gifted with a one of a kind photo session that will celebrate her beauty and will be featured in the Mother’s Day edition of the Beauty Revived print and online magazine. Nominations will be open until March 11. If your nominated woman is chosen, you will be contacted by email the week of March 15 th and asked to help us notify her of this honor. YAY!!



***UPDATE   Mom has been chosen~ Thank you for all the wonderful and beautiful submissions!  I will post our beautiful session soon~ So exciting!!

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When visiting Sanibel Florida I am sure you will take a lot of pictures~ the last thing you want is someting to happen to your wonderful vacation photos. Also remember that hiring a professional  photographer while on vacation is always nice, check out the variety of all the Sanibel Photographers.

I am going to let you in on a secret of mine, I hate deleting photos.  Client photos and personal photos, which is why I own so many CF cards and so many external drives , USB drives. I back up on different backup services and I even own my own cloud back up. With all these backup systems you would think that I wouldn’t have a problem deleting photos from the actual CF cards that I use for my photo shoots. But I do. I am afraid of not finding my photos, I am afraid that even if I have them saved in different places I will lose them. Which leads me to my iPhone, I always back up my phone.

Not only should you back up your phone you should always have a back up system on your computer. You never know when a virus might attack your computer and then you lose everything. 🙁

Great back up services I have used  are Carbonite, ( I didnt like this very much because it took a long time to recover files, and then if you wanted them fast you needed to buy an external drive of your images, which was too expensive. Backblaze was ok I think it was better than Carbonite. I am currently using my own cloud, which I have installed to synch with my phone and computer~ that way it automatically saves all the photos.  So check into getting your own system and see if this is something you might like. The setup was not as easy but the phone tech support was great and they guide you step by step making it really simple.




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Have you heard of Periscope? Periscope is a new platform where you get to be infront of the camera and interact with others about different subjects~ some use it to take video of there locations, others use it to interact and make friends.  I LOVE IT!! ~ I am using it to show behind the scenes of my photo shoots. show my photo tips, go behind the scenes of my crazy beautiful life.  So if you are on persicope or want to go and check it out, get the APP on your phone, it is linked with your twitter account so if you have a twitter account already it will be easier. See you on the other side…  and I know what you are thinking, ANOTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM???

YES that was me,

If you have a business of any kind, Persicope is a great platform to share your services on. These days social media is moving so fast that its hard to keep up, which is why  you must get into this new platform because it will take over.

Once on Periscope use the search tool and Find me by doing a search of Natasha Cuevas 🙂


having fun with periscope in fort myers

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