UPDATE!! And the winner is . . . . (insert drum roll) . . . .
Mr. Kaedyn, with over 200 votes! Way to go, Kaedyn! Our sincere thanks to our wonderful Hip Kids, their families, and all the voters. Kaedyn will receive a special trifolio from BlueFlair. Whoo hoo!
You’ve seen some of our behind-the-scenes shots we took while photographing our semi-finalists, and here are some of our favorite images from their portrait sessions. Now it’s up to YOU to choose the “Hippest” of our Hip Kids! To place your vote, head over to our Facebook page and cast your “like” to vote. 1 vote per person. The winner will receive a tri-folio from BlueFlair Photography.
VOTING ENDS 12.6.12!
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these adorable crafts and treats!
Add some rainbow or shamrock sprinkles for a fun finishing touch.
Shamrock Paper Chain
This is a cute decoration for almost any decor.
Set this up with your kids and see if you can’t catch a leprechaun. If you can’t find a pot of gold, just use a small dish full of lucky charms!
This looks too good to eat!
Shamrock Tee Shirts
Your little ones won’t get pinched with these adorable shamrock tee shirts!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from [Studio Name]!
Good News Travels FAST! At Blueflair Photography, we are honored to have your business and we aim to exceed your expectations every time you visit us. Now, when you refer a friend you can receive a $50 studio credit. The sky is the limit—every friend who books a session will bring you another $50 credit!
*No cash value. For new sessions only. Minimum purchase applies. Expires 10/31/2011.
As one of San Diego’s most prestigious photography studios, we print our Holiday Cards using only state-of-the-art HP Indigo digital printing presses with real liquid ink, making the color quality and consistency of our press printed cards the best you will ever see.
In addition, our fully customized Press Printed Cards are available in 4×5.5, 5×5 and 5×7 sizes, both flat and folded styles. Non-traditional sizes and styles, including a 5×7 Wide Format, 5×5 Trifold, and a 4×5.5 Accordion, are also available.
Choose from 5 paper cover stocks –standard, art watercolor, art linen, art recycled, or pearl. Also add UV coating to the standard and pearl paper for added protection and a high gloss look.
Other Popular uses of these one of a kind cards include, baby announcements, high school senior graduation announcements, wedding invitations, thank you cards, stationery, and of course holiday greeting cards.
BlueFlair Photography and Anytime Sitter are holding a model call for children age 2 to 12 years of age on February 27, 2010. The model call will take place at TRC Gymnastics Inc from 2pm to 6pm. This is a free event. Reservations are not required, but ARE recommended. All model participants will receive a $50 studio credit, and a free trial membership from TRC Gymnastics (ask for details at the gym). Selected models may be featured in promotional materials for BlueFlair Photography and/or Anytime Sitter. Those that are called back will receive a complimentary portrait session from BlueFlair Photography, and a complimentary Basic Membership from Anytime Sitter.
To reserve your spot, call: 858.356.5859.
To see more of our work, visit the website.
This is one little girl who is adored by her parents! We had part one of this family session at Balboa Park – always a great place to capture special moments with families. How cute is she with her hair bow and that outfit!
We did a second part to this session, just to focus on baby! She was in a great mood and gave us lots of big smiles. In the few days between this split session, she was more able to stand on her own, and oh-so-proud of herself!
Well, this little guy was 4 months, but he’s a little strapper, and SO strong! And with so much personality. We start our Busy Bees (our Baby Club program) around 4 months when they start to push themselves up. This baby not only could push himself up, he could even sit on his own! Impressive to say the least. We’ll have to be a little extra creative for his next session!
Here are a couple favorites so far . . .
Check out this little guy with his conductor’s overalls and cap – too cute!! As child photographers in San Diego, there are so many great locations for portrait sessions. We recently enjoyed exploring the Old Poway Park during this session, and so did this little fellow!
What a fun family, too – this was Taylor’s turn for the spotlight, as we have been capturing his little sister’s first year. He enjoyed the attention, and gave us all a giggle when another little boy at the park came over to see him, and Taylor announced “Hey I’m getting MY pictures taken!” Haha – the honesty of little ones. Here is your close-up Tayler!!!
This next one was so funny – Taylor likes to makes roar like a dinosaur – so after several “roars”, he looked over at me. You’d think he was mad, but he was just totally in “character!”
Well it can’t all be about Choo Choos! Sometimes we need to throw in a little of America’s favorite pastime…you guessed it…BASEBALL!!!
We hope you enjoy these mom and dad!!! Leave us some comment love!
BlueFlair Photography is pleased to announce we are now offering Play Date Cards! Hip moms are using these Play Date cards more than ever these days. Our Play Date cards feature adorable images from your child’s portrait session – along with mom’s contact information. Folded, they’re the size of a business card, to easily fit in your wallet. Unfolded, they act as a bookmark!
As a special introductory offer, we are now offering a set of 40 complimentary Play Date Cards from your child’s portrait session, with a minimum purchase. *
*Call for details and to schedule your child’s session. Check back often, as we’ll be adding new samples!
Do you use Play Date cards? We’d love to hear what you have to say about our new product – please leave your comment below. Thanks!
This is a great story of a legacy of love! Grandma-to-be is just so incredibly excited about the upcoming birth of her grandchild that she decided to spoil baby, mommy, and daddy by investing in our Chrysalis Collection. This collection focuses on telling that special story of each new belly to baby. Mom and Dad were absolutely awesome to work with and let’s face it mom’s belly is just so beautiful and tiny! Mom disagreed with the “tiny” part so of course we had to tell her to invest in glasses and a good mirror because…just look at her…she’s only sporting a basket ball when I was sporting an over-sized watermelon when I was in my eighth month!
Anyway…here are a few sneak peaks for grandma, mom and dad of a few of the “less revealing” images from the day. We’ll see you soon so you can check out the rest of the images from the session! Let us know what you think by leaving comments bellow!
So many of our expectant parents ask us when they should come in for their newborn portraits and we always reply the same way…”Meet us on your way home from the hospital.” There’s usually a long pause as they wait for us to say we’re kidding, but guess what?…for the most part we’re really not joking!
The absolute BEST time to photograph a newborn is within the first week of their precious lives, under two weeks is acceptable but is starting to push it. You see…newborn’s under one week of age still sleep like the dead (not mine unfortunately, she’s NEVER slept like the dead a day in her life…not even in the womb, but MOST do).
They also haven’t had time to realize that they’re not crammed into a tight little space anymore, so they still curl up in that adorable fetal pose. But after day ten (give or take a few days)?… you can just forget about getting that amazingly classic newborn pose without your little one putting up a fight. The secret is out and every time you try to curl them up they just can’t wait to pop those tiny limbs back out again.
Also two to three weeks is about the time a lovely case of baby acne can rears it’s ugly head…no pun intended. Of course we still photograph newborns that have passed the two week mark, and we still capture amazing images of these tiny new beings, it’s just that the longer you wait the harder it is on both the baby and the parents.
So to summarize the answer to the question “when should we schedule our newborn session?”…the sooner the better!!!
This tiny little guy was only 10 days old, and both he and big brother did a great job in front of the camera! Mom and Dad love sepia toned images, so we put the finishing touches on a few of our favorites and here they are as a little sneak peak. Hope you love them as much as we do!
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La Jolla Cove is one of the most beautiful beaches to photograph at in San Diego. The incredible blues and greens of the water, mixed with the fascinating rock formations and cliffs makes for a dramatic scene. So it was an obvious choice for us when this gorgeous family requested their portraits be photographed at the beach.
Another wonderful feature of the Cove is that it borders the urban beauty of downtown La Jolla. This close proximity allows us to dramatically change the feel of our images by driving just a few blocks up from the beach to the beautiful brick buildings and chic sidewalks of La Jolla. The art and fashion district of La Jolla makes the perfect setting for a precious little girl to dance down the street in her purple tutu and jean jacket. These are a few of our favorites from the session. Hope you love them as much as we do mom and dad!
We are always looking for locations like this where we can get the best of both worlds without having to travel very far between the two. Do you have any favorite locations that you’d like to suggest we use for our portraits? Please let us know by leaving your comments here. Thanks! Nikkie of BlueFlair Photography
The eyes have it! Big, bright eyes will draw the viewer into the photo – afterall, the eyes are the windows to the soul. So how do we get such crisp, sparkly eyes? We perform a High Pass in Photoshop. Although there are various ways to sharpen an image, here is how we do a High Pass:
Create a duplicate layer.
Choose Filter, select High Pass. Choose a number that will outline the eye area.
Create a Mask Layer, and hit Control + Backspace to turn the mark layer black.
Choose a brush, and adjust the size. Brush over the eye.
As child and family photographers, we get plenty of requests for the obligatory posed images. With San Diego as a backdrop, people often want that “perfect smile” from their child at the beach or the park. The parents request them, often not realizing how much more personal and “real” images are when we let them tell a story. It doesn’t take a perfect smile, or even looking at the camera. It’s those special little moments, the ones that moms and dads see everyday – those endearing little curiousities and “looks” their young ones have. Things that make that child THEIR child. Nikkie and I love capturing these special moments, and they’re always a favorite.
What is a special moment that was captured for you or a loved one, that now holds a special memory for you?