Kim Steward Photography: Blog https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Kim Steward Photography kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) Wed, 02 Jun 2021 23:38:00 GMT Wed, 02 Jun 2021 23:38:00 GMT https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u93751321-o882071541-50.jpg Kim Steward Photography: Blog https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog 120 79 5 Top Tips for a Sensational Senior Photo Session https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2021/6/top-tips-for-a-sensational-senior-photo-session My 5 Top Tips for a Sensational Senior Photo Session

 

 

 

Well, graduation season is upon us!! Remember it's never too late to get senior photography.  Graduation is a time to celebrate and document. 

 

Below are our top five tips for taking on your senior portrait (or any portrait photography session) with grace and confidence and leaving with photos that you will love for years to come. 

 

 

 

1. Use your eyes.

Use your eyes to express emotion. When you smile naturally your whole face lights up and your eyes look bright and awake. Before the photo session practice smiling in the mirror and use different expressions to see what looks best. The "smize" method is great = smiling with your eyes.
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2. Relax.                                                                                                                                                        

Great photos happen when you are relaxed and confident. Let the excitement of your photo session show through the lens as you take a moment to relax and just have fun. 

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3. Breathe.

This may sound obvious but breathing is key to capturing a natural look. Take time to practice taking a deep breath while smiling or looking serious in front of the mirror.  Slowly release the air while holding your expression and notice how your face and eyes settle into a natural and relaxed expression. Allow your eyes to “smize” and just breathe.

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4. Move.

Staying stationary can sometimes produce a very staged and cheesy look. Just because you are sitting or standing still doesn’t mean you can’t change the angle of your body to create a look that is fresh and inspired. Lean into the camera slightly to appear more engaged, shift your weight from left to right, or simply move your chin slightly up and down for different shots as this gives a variety of facial expressions to work with. 

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5. Beautify.

This goes for everyone. Ladies, spend some extra time getting your hair blown out, get your makeup done and choose an outfit that makes you look and feel your best. As for the men, take a shower and shave. When you look your best, you feel your best and when you feel your best, you're naturally more confident. Go the extra mile to walk into your senior session feeling confident, attractive, prepared, and inspired. 

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Hello Spring 2021 https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2021/3/hello-spring-2021 Hey everyone Kim Steward here!

You know I have two jobs right?

I'm a pathologists' assistant and a professional photographer at Kim Steward Photography.  My side hustle is not photography it's my online store The Steward Boutique

About a month ago I ran a campaign for Spring/Easter Mini Photo Sessions......................no one booked.  People were interested but nobody booked.  I was bummed at first so I was going to post my flyers on Swip Swap and Parent Facebook Groups but my inner voice told me not to, that inner voice was really the Holy Spirit, and I listened.

My mini sessions were scheduled for yesterday, all day March 20th the first day of Spring, how fitting, right?!  But......Yesterday, all day IT RAINED! I would've been devastated!!

It would've been a hot mess if I didn't listen to the Holy Spirit when I did.  I'm so thankful even though plans didn't go how I wanted initially but I was able to rest, relax and refresh as I had an extremely long week.  It was much needed and I'm grateful.  It's not many Saturdays I'm not shooting and I'm able to relax.  

So with that being said it doesn't mean I'm not going to try again!  When we fall we get back up and try again, right?

Before I do please let me know what type of Mini Sessions you are personally interested in moving forward?

 

Cap and Gown Minis

Mommy and Me Mothers Day Minis

Daddy's My Hero Father's Day Minis

Pet's are the Best Minis

Back to School Minis

 

And I'm open to suggestions, comment below!

Here are a few pics I took of myself with my tripod for personal satisfaction reasons.  LOL

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) Beach central easter Florida hello Mini Ormond photo photographer Portrait session spring https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2021/3/hello-spring-2021 Sun, 21 Mar 2021 15:19:18 GMT
What's a Mini Photo Session? https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2021/3/whats-a-mini-photo-session What is a Mini Photography Session?
 
Thinking of booking a 20-minute photography session with me?  These affordable, short & sweet mini sessions are the easiest to squeeze into your busy schedule.

A normal photoshoot with me usually lasts 1-2 hours and covers multiple locations, backgrounds and outfit changes.
Mini photoshoots, however, last about 20 minutes and include a smaller number of edited photos than a normal session. 

Minis are extremely popular due to their lower price point, making professional photography more accessible to everyone and they’re just plain fun!
They’re perfect for small children since their attention spans are shorter, great for families, couples and solo sessions too!

My upcoming Easter Spring Mini Sessions are on Saturday March, 20th and include a 20 minute photoshoot of indoor/outdoor images with different backgrounds and looks for $175 to include 15 beautifully edited digital images. 


Book Here to reserve your limited spot today!!

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Setting up indoor shots! (These are iPhone pics)

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COVID-19 Precautions are taken during every photo session. 

Photoshoots, by nature are COVID-19 friendly. As your photographer I keep a safe 6 foot distance while directing you from afar. My variety of lenses allows me to capture close-ups while being socially distant.  I also wear my mask at all times and have hand sanitizer always available. 
You can remove your mask for your photos only. 

I look forward to capturing your images soon!!
Book here for your Easter Spring Mini Session on Saturday March 20th. 

https://kimstewardphotography.setmore.com/

 

 

Or here for your traditional or virtual photo session. 

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Kim

 

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6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/11/6-questions-you-should-be-asking-your-photographer 6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer 

 

  1. How long have you been a photographer?  The longer a photographer has been in business, the more likely it is that it’s not just a hobby for them. 

  2. Which types of photography do you specialize in?  It’s uncommon for a photographer to specialize in several different types of photography as they often only specialize in one or sometimes two genres.  For example, a photographer who specializes in newborn photography might not be the best candidate to shoot wedding photos unless they have the experience in doing so. 

  3. Do you have many repeat clients? This is a great test of not only the quality of a photographer’s work but of their customer service too. 

  4. What is your policy on rescheduling a session?  An experienced photographer will definitely have a policy in place when it comes to a customer cancelling or rescheduling a photography session.  A photographer with policies indicates that they have experience with different types of customers and situations and have created policies accordingly. 

  5. Have you had any experience with (name your specific concern)?  If you have any specific concerns regarding your photo session such as the photographer’s ability to work with a special needs child for example, find out if they have ever handled that type of situation before. Do not dismiss a photographer and their abilities based on their answers to your concerns. If given adequate notice, an experienced photographer should be able to deal with any situation you present them. This is the hallmark of a true pro. 

  6. Silent Question: Use your gut to judge their personality and rapport. A photographer’s main job is to capture emotions and moments. If your photographer doesn’t mesh well with you on the phone, in person or in messaging, chances are you and your family will not mesh well with them at your session and this will show in your photos. 

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One of my very first clients.

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It's amazing to document their family grow.  

 

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She was so tiny and is now a big sister.  Love this so much!

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Since I have you here let me tell you a little about me, Kim Steward of Kim Steward Photography!

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I've been a professional photographer since 2013 and I specialize in family portraits.  I take pride in being given the name Lifetime Photographer by my repeat clients.  I have client testimonials on my website and on my Facebook Business Page.  

A deposit is required at the time of booking a photo session and it's taken out of your final balance due.  A 24 hours notice is needed to reschedule a session or else your deposit is forfeited.   

I hope this blog helps in booking your next photo session.  

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) a ask Beach Central Florida Ormond photographer portrait Questions to https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/11/6-questions-you-should-be-asking-your-photographer Mon, 23 Nov 2020 01:40:38 GMT
How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/10/how-to-decide-what-to-wear-to-your-photoshoot How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot

Top tips for getting the most out of your professional photography session. 

If you are prepping for your first photoshoot you probably have a couple questions about what to expect. A common concern for people having their photos taken for the first time is what to wear. 

Here are 7 Top Tips for Deciding What to Wear for a Photoshoot

  1. What is the purpose of the photoshoot? This should be your first thought when deciding what to wear. Choose an appropriate outfit for the occasion and something that suits your personality!

  2. Keep the location & season in mind. Where is the photoshoot taking place? Choose an outfit that will keep you feeling comfortable and confident. For example, if you’re on a beach, those new high heels might not be the most logical choice.

  3. Mix and match. Don’t be afraid to wear patterns or prints for your photoshoot but keep them to a minimum and try to pair them with solid colors. If you’re having a family photoshoot for example, have two family members in printed items and two in solid colors. Play with different colors to match the mood and setting of the shoot.  

  4. Make your photos timeless. You might love that trendy top or pair of pants now but will your photos stand the test of time if you wear that item of clothing? 

  5. What to do about makeup. This would depend on the type of photos you are taking. Fashion shoots will call for more dramatic makeup but for your everyday maternity, family or portrait shoots, keep your makeup more natural and obviously super cute.

  6. Fit is more important that you think. If you already have an outfit in mind for your shoot, try it on before the time to make sure that it fits correctly and you're happy with it. 

  7. Try not to go brand crazy. Wearing too much clothing with prominent brand names (unless it's your own brand and it's a branding shoot) just makes you look like a walking ad. Clothing with large graphics on it also doesn’t work well either as it will end up being the focus of your photos.  

Remember to have fun on your photoshoot and be yourself!!  Your photographer will definitely guide you the whole way through.  

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) Beach central Florida Ormond photo Photographer photography https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/10/how-to-decide-what-to-wear-to-your-photoshoot Sat, 17 Oct 2020 21:02:17 GMT
Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/9/why-your-photographer-loves-what-they-do Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do 

If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion, you are about to find out! Below are just some of the many reasons your photographer wouldn’t change their job for anything in the world. 

  1. Photography changes how she see things. She notices colors, textures, flowers, trees, people, shapes and light in a way most people never see them.   IMG_9889IMG_9889

  2. She pays more attention to the beauty around her. Even the most mundane object can become beautiful when you photograph it in a creative way. Many photographers love their job because they develop a fascination with the world around them by viewing it through new eyes.  IMG_3587IMG_3587

  3. It's an amazing creative outlet. She gets the chance to put a little bit of who she is into each photo that she takes. Anyone can click a camera's buttons but not everyone can truly make a photo come to life.  IMG_3053IMG_3053

  4. It's a challenge. Creating amazing photos that capture the magic of everyday life doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and imagination. There is always something new to explore and a new way to take the same photos. It’s a job that never gets boring.  IMG_7103IMG_7103

  5. She gets to meet new people all the time!  A photographer works with people from all walks of life. Getting to know someone new is a part of the process of bringing someone’s personality through in a photo. It also makes the job so much fun!  IMG_3049IMG_3049

  6. The flexibility is great. Working her day job full time allows her to photograph in the evening during the golden hours, which is the perfect time for a session anyway. This doesn’t mean it’s a laid back profession though. A photographer is always aiming to perfect their craft, taking on new challenges and helping their clients achieve the most perfect pictures. I work hard before, during and after every session! IMG_4772IMG_4772  

 

When you decide to pay for a professional photo session, know that you are hiring an individual who is passionate about what they do and is willing to go the extra mile to help you create beautiful photos that you can treasure forever. 

 

XOXO

Kim

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) central do Florida love photographer photographers they what Why https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/9/why-your-photographer-loves-what-they-do Sun, 20 Sep 2020 05:23:44 GMT
How to Pick the Perfect Photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/9/how-to-pick-the-perfect-photographer How to Pick the Perfect Professional Photographer 

What you need to consider before you pay that photography deposit.

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If you’ve started the search for a photographer then you’ll know just how many options there are. Before you go ahead and book a professional photographer for a shoot though, there are a couple important things to consider.

What style are you looking for?

Photographers have different styles so you need to decide on someone who can help you achieve the end result you are looking for. This applies to everything from wedding and maternity shoots to family and corporate shoots. Ask the photographer for some examples of their latest work to evaluate whether they can cater to your needs.

Research and review.

Before you invest in a professional photographer you need to do your homework. Get online to find a few customer reviews, browse around their website to view their latest work and have a look around their social media pages to find out what others are saying about them. These platforms will also give you a good idea of their personality and style. Some other important points to consider when researching photographers are:

  1. Budget. Do their services fall within your price range?

  2. Expertise. Are they experienced enough to give you the results you are looking for?

  3. Location. Are they based in your area and are they willing to travel to a specific location if need be?

  4. Quality. Is the quality of their photos good enough? Look at aspects such as sharpness, exposure and saturation.

Create a list.

Once you have done your research, create a short list of professional photographers that stand out for you. Get in touch with each of them to discuss your needs and to ask any questions that you might have. It’s important that you have a conversation with the photographer as this is the best way to get to know them and find out whether you’ll be able to work with them. 

It’s important that you pick a photographer that you have confidence in!  Your photos are there to last you a lifetime!

If you have any questions about my professional photography services please comment below or contact me via my social media pages or website!

I'm here for you!!

 

Your Lifetime Photographer!

~Kim~

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) Beach central Florida How Kim Ormond Perfect Photographer Photography Pick Steward the to https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/9/how-to-pick-the-perfect-photographer Wed, 09 Sep 2020 04:16:55 GMT
A Little About Me and How I Serve You! PLUS BONUS FREEBIE https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/8/a-little-about-me-and-how-i-serve-you Hey everyone I’m Kim Steward, Portrait Photographer/Educator/Entrepreneur. 

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Today I want to tell you a little about me and how I serve you!!

I’ve been a photographer since 2013.  Before that photography was only my hobby.  Growing up, my father was also a hobby photographer.  He had a Nikon film camera and even developed his own images.  I was never interested in the craft until I had my own kids and family.  

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Back then, my father always took pictures of us but he was never in them.  He never pulled out a tripod and joined us in photos.  I don't even think he owned a tripod.  Now that he's passed away we look at all the images he took of us but don't have many images of him.  That's the reason I began taking pictures.  I wanted to document my children as they grow and capture all of us together as a family enjoying life.  I love photography so much and all the memories I've captured of my own family and others. 

Portraits are family heirlooms and increase in value as time goes on.  Photos remain when our loved ones have not.  Family memories in the form of imagery are truly an important legacy to cherish.  

 

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So whether you have a professional camera or use your cell phone to take pictures, download my seven simple photography tips that can make YOU a better photographer starting TODAY!!!  

Go head, scroll down, IT'S FREE!

 

Enjoy and you're welcome!

 

Kim

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) about Beach central Florida freebie kim me Ormond Photography steward https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/8/a-little-about-me-and-how-i-serve-you Sat, 22 Aug 2020 04:05:32 GMT
Professional Photo Restrictions You Should Know! https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/8/professional-photo-restrictions-you-need-to-know A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions

 

The photos that a photographer hands over to you are part of their life’s work. It has their name or branding attached to it so there are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to the professional digital images that you receive. 

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1) Copyright. The digital images that your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer has the option to use those photos to market their work and services anytime in the future. We are however also respectful of our clients so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it ahead of time so that we can honor your wishes.  

 

2) Image type. We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or raw images. All images given to the client have been cropped, enhanced and edited. If you do require further touch ups let us know.  

 

3) Image altering. While we appreciate your business and welcome the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that the images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies. 

 

What constitutes image altering? 

  • Adding filters or editing photos in Photoshop

  • Removing our logo or studio name

  • Color correcting or including transitions from color to black and white

  • Clipping people or objects out of the original shot

 

So why do we have this as a restriction? Our photos are a representation of our work so when a customer alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations.  When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter. 

 

We are happy to give a quote if you want images to be edited in a specific or certain way and we can always make additional alterations and edits, to an extent, if asked.

 

So let me know if this post is helpful!! I hope so!!

 

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Fun Alternatives for Displaying Your Photos https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/8/fun-alternatives-for-displaying-your-photos Fun Alternatives for Displaying Your Photos

 

Hey Everyone!

Amazing photos deserve an equally amazing display but this doesn’t mean you always have

to use a traditional frame to showcase them in your home.

Below I've listed a little inspiration for deciding how to display your favorite memories!

 

If your home décor is very contemporary you might want to consider canvas gallery wraps,

image blocks or standout mounts to showcase your photos. Going frameless is also a great

option if you’re looking for something truly sleek and modern.

 

If rustic and chic is more your style, then why not turn old pieces of wood into stained photo

clipboards, using binder clips to hang the photos against the wood. Another unique option is

to hang your photos on a thin cable to make it look like a clothesline. Binder clips also work

perfectly for this.

 

If you’re the creative type and have some extra time on your hands then there is the option

of creating frames out of washi tape. This way you can incorporate different colors and

designs around your photos to really make your walls pop.

 

 

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If you are a fan of frames (like me), why not buy different sizes, colors and styles and create one big

photo wall that displays a variety of memories. There are so many shapes and designs that

you can use to create your photo wall and really make it your own.

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Since I work with so many creative vendors who offer a wide variety of traditional framing and display options, I am able to help you pick a unique option that suites your home and style. Whether you order form my website or want to tackle your own DIY project, I am always here to help!

No matter which method you choose, get creative and have fun! 

 

Filling your walls with a lifetime of memories is one of the most special and visual ways to tell the story of your family, so get

hanging!  LOL

 

With Love, 

Kim

 

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Photo Shoot Locations https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/7/photo-shoot-locations How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

 

Choosing a photo shoot location might seem like a big deal but it really doesn't have to be difficult. A location usually drives some of the other decisions you will need to make about your shoot so it’s important to choose the right place. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you decide on a location.

 

What kind of theme do I want? 

If a particular building or natural backdrop would work well with your theme, look around your area for spots that meet your requirements. If you don't know what kind of backdrop you want, take an afternoon drive around your city for inspiration. It's easy to overlook beautiful spots that are practically in your backyard. Ask family, friends or your photographer for ideas too. 

Are you allowed to take pictures there? 

Make sure that you can legally take pictures at the location that you have in mind. If it's not public property or available to the public you will need to get permission first. 

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Is it accessible? 

Consider that not all outdoor locations may be available all year round or you might not be able to get to them at all. Your safety is also an important aspect to think about before you decide on a location. Taking pictures on a mountain ledge may look neat but it’s best not to put yourself in harm’s way.  

How do you get to your location? 

Will it be easy to walk to the session location and if not, are you able to change your clothing and touch up your hair and makeup before the shoot? You should also find out whether there is a restroom that’s close enough in case you need it.

Will the photo session be in a public place? 

If the location you have chosen has a lot of foot traffic, you need to ask yourself whether you are comfortable being photographed in front of others. If not, you might want to rethink your choice in location
Make sure that your location doesn’t become a distraction and that there is shelter nearby if you need it. Your location tells a story so it’s worthwhile to choose a meaningful spot.

 

And of course, if you choose me as your photographer you can pick your favorite location or utilize my studio for beautiful indoor and outdoor shots!

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) Beach Central Florida locations Ormond Photo photography shoot https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/7/photo-shoot-locations Sat, 04 Jul 2020 20:12:11 GMT
A Guide to Posing for Your Family Photos https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/6/a-guide-to-posing-for-your-family-photos A Guide to Posing for Your Family Photos

The key to taking genuine and authentic family photos, professionally or on your cell phone,  is knowing how to pose in front of the camera.

If you’ve never taken professional family photos before or if you simply want to improve on your last session, here is some advice on how to pose that will leave you with exceptional images. Yay!

Ready?!?! Here it goes!!

 

Get Close

The last thing you want is a family portrait that looks stiff and awkward. The secret to creating a beautiful, intimate family photo is to get close. Snuggle up with the people you love if you want the best photos. If there are people of varying heights in the photo, take a few photos on the same level so that you can get your heads close together too.

 

Have Fun

Your photos always look more authentic when your family is genuinely having fun and laughing. Spend time talking about your favorite vacation or a memory that makes you all laugh out loud. These candid moments always make for the best photos.

 

Keep it Natural

When you overthink posing, it takes away from the genuineness of your photos, which is why it helps to shoot your family photos in a setting where you’re all comfortable and where you can go about your lives as naturally as possible. For example, if you’re in an outdoor setting, take your little one for a walk. If you’re shooting at home, bake something together or snuggle up for a story. 

 

Use Your Surroundings

Very often, standing upright in the middle of a room or garden will make your photos look and feel stiff. Use your surroundings to make yourselves more comfortable. For example, if there’s a wall in the vicinity, lean up against it. If there’s a couch available, pose on that for a few shots.

 

Make Use of Props

I always utilize props in my sessions.  If you would like to change things up a bit or give a younger child something to do, you can also always incorporate a few basic props into your photos to get a few non-standard shots. 

If you still have questions about your shoot and how to make the most of it, let me know and I will be happy to assist you with additional tips. 

 

 

That’s it for now! Be safe and God Bless!

~Kim~

 

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) central family Florida photographer photography portrait Posing tips https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/6/a-guide-to-posing-for-your-family-photos Sun, 28 Jun 2020 21:21:37 GMT
Kim Steward Photography Editing Service Launch https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/5/kim-steward-photography-editing-service-launch Today is the day!!

 

My Photo Editing Service Launch Day!!

 

So here’s my story:

 

To put it short we all have a “thing” that we love to do and we’re good at and that thing is what you’re always helping friends and family with. It’s your “secret sauce”.  We all have something we’re super knowledgeable about that people go to you about, right?

 

Well mine is editing or “fixing” pictures. I’m so obsessed with it that sometimes I’ll save a pic from someone’s Facebook just to edit it. I know that sounds so OCD, please don’t judge me. Lol!

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I love making photos aesthetically pleasing. It brings me joy and I want extend what I love to do to YOU!!

A lot of you have already gotten a chance to try my photo editing service for free and that was a huge success!!! I received some golden feedback and now I launching my Kim Steward Editing Service!!!! I’m super excited!!

 

Since a lot of you are far from me, side note: I’m from Michigan where most of my family and friends are, you still want professional looking images!! You may already have nice images hanging out in your phone that need that professional touch or you want to take new images that pop for your social media or website. 

 

During this quarantine I know most of us don’t even feel like putting on makeup right now. No worries I got you covered! With my editing service I can do that too!!! 

 

Check out my examples below and inbox me your thoughts and/or your images for an amazing edit!!!!

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The editing fee is only $5 per image which includes skin smoothing, adding brightness to dark pictures, fixing the white balance, and adding makeup if requested!

 

Below are the details!

 

Kim Steward Editing Service

 

Professional retouch service for photos taken on your phone or tablet.

For best quality:

- Please do not submit a "live" photo from the iphone where video is recorded before the photo is snapped

- Please do not submit photos that already have a filter on them

- Please do not submit screenshots

 

Service includes removal of simple blemishes, smoothing skin, whitening teeth if needed, adding make up if wanted, and so much more. 

 

Email:

 

Kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com

 

Or Text

 

386-473-2374

 

Turnaround time is up to 24 hours. No refunds or credits are provided. Satisfaction is guaranteed. 

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If you require multiple images edited on a regular basis. Inquire about my membership package which includes 30 edited images for $50 per month. Although I strongly suggest business owners and influencers invest in a branding/headshot photography session, this is the next best thing, especially in the climate we are presently living in.

For a limited time only my Branding Headshot Photography Sessions are HALF OFF!!!! Yup that's right, HALF OFF!!!! This is the first time I've EVER cut my session prices in Half, but I really want to help you grow your business and I promise you having professional imagery of you and your brand is a serious WIN!! 

I can't wait to work with you (and your images) soon!

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God Bless!

Kim

Call or text: 386-473-2374

Email: kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pg/KimStewardPhotography/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kimstewardphotography

Pintrest: https://pin.it/zqarrm3anxdreu

 

 

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) (Central (Kim (Ormond (Photo Beach) Branding Editing Florida) Headshots Launch. Photographer Photography Photography) Portraits Service) Steward https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/5/kim-steward-photography-editing-service-launch Sun, 17 May 2020 20:57:02 GMT
New Photo Editing Service https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/5/new-photo-editing-service Greetings everyone!!

I’m super stoked right now. I’m about to launch my new photo editing service to those who can’t get to me for a photography session due to the social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19, but desire professionally edited images!!  

 

I shared a few reviews on my social media platforms of those that have tested it out and here they are again below. 

 

If you’d like to try my editing service right now for free email the image you’d like edited/enhanced and I’ll do my thing!!

 

All I ask is your honest opinion and permission to use your before and after images for my testimonials (no obligation though). 

 

I’m so excited because profile pictures and other important pics look and work their best once edited. Try it out and see!

 

Kim

Email: kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com

 

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) edits fix I Kim photo photography photos steward https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/5/new-photo-editing-service Fri, 08 May 2020 00:48:45 GMT
COVID-19 https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/4/covid-19 Hey everyone! 

 

Long time no speak. 

 

I pray that everyone and their families are staying healthy and safe during this coronavirus crisis. 

 

These past few weeks have definitely been times of much prayer, reflection, and gratitude. I’m realizing that I took so much granted. I’m always thankful but now I am extremely thankful and grateful for all the blessings God has given me, my family and friends. Words can’t even describe!!!!

 

I’ve been meaning to consistently post on my blog and now I can. Even though I’m still working everyday I have so much to say!  

 

We went from an extremely active, busy life, dropping off and picking up our kids from their extracurricular, afterschool activities to spending uninhibited, consistent, quality family time together. 

From eating dinner and doing homework in the car on the way to practice or a game to meal time together EVERY night and having help with homework right on the spot.  

 

I know this is a horrible time in world history. There’s tragedy, sickness and death like we’ve never seen before in any of our lives.  My sincere condolences go out to everyone who’s lost a loved one due to COVID-19.  You and your families are in my family’s thoughts and prayers. 

 

We have to remember that no matter what we are going through God is by our side and it’s ok to find the silver lining and good in every single situation.  

 

What’s the silver lining you’ve unexpectedly discovered in these unprecedented times? 

 

Our backyard. We got this new fence and lawn furniture in January. We finally get to enjoy it as of now, months later.

Our backyard.  We got this new fence and lawn furniture in January.  We finally get to enjoy it as of now, months later.
 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) (Ormond Beach) Blessed Central Covid-19 Florida Grateful Photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2020/4/covid-19 Sat, 04 Apr 2020 20:57:53 GMT
Photo Tips for Memorial Day https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2019/5/photo-tips-for-memorial-day Happy Memorial Weekend!

 

In remembrance to all who served our country and honoring those that served......past, present and future,

Thank you and God Bless you for your sacrifice!!!

 

I read a quote recently that said:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

“A soldier doesn’t fight because he hates what’s in front of him. He fights because he loves what’s behind him”. Truly put a big ole lump in my throat. 

From our family to all who serve, we are externally grateful to you and your families. 

 

Today I urge you to take a meaningful image representing the meaning of Memorial Day to you.  It could be of yourself (selfie) or yourself with your family (usie? lol). Incorporate the flag 🇺🇸 or the colors red, white and blue. You can take a pic of someone holding their loved ones military memorabilia or a photo or simply holding them! The one who put their life on the line for us to live the lives we do. 

Again thank you! 

 

Tips again are:

1. Incorporate the flag.

2. Incorporate the flag colors.

3. Take a pic including military memorabilia.

4. Take a pic including your loved one who served. 

 

I hope you enjoyed this newsletter and are a little inspired after reading it to take some cool pics!

 

Happy Memorial Day &

Happy Snapping,

~Kim Steward~

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Have a blessed and safe weekend!

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) day flag memorial photography https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2019/5/photo-tips-for-memorial-day Sat, 25 May 2019 02:13:35 GMT
Spring/Easter Mini Sessions https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/3/spring/easter-mini-sessions IMG_6063IMG_6063 Enlight1049Enlight1049Beautiful Azalea blooms Enlight1048Enlight1048 Enlight1047Enlight1047 Enlight1117Enlight1117New backdrop Enlight1118Enlight1118New backdrop Enlight1121Enlight1121Spring Background Enlight1122Enlight1122Spring Background Enlight1068Enlight1068Who's ready for their session?? IMG_5378IMG_5378My Beautiful Milk Bath Session! Although I'm much better on the other side of the camera, I wanted my own images too! Greetings all!!

Look at these blooms. Spring is here! I’m so glad! 

Time for my Spring Mini Sessions!!  

As we spring forward this Sunday by setting our clocks ahead I will be extending my session times! Yay for longer days!

I am also offering Resurrection Day Easter Sunday Mini Sessions on Easter Sunday, April 1st. So after Sunrise service or before your regular 11am service stop by for your quick 20 minute session while your family is dressed to impress and looking beautiful. $70 per session for 20 edited images. 

I just received my gorgeous spring backgrounds today so I have outdoor and indoor options. I can’t wait and I’m so excited!!!  😌❤️ 📷 

Don’t forget to inquire about my Milk Bath Photography sessions......perfect for Spring too!

 

~Kim~

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) and bath day easter milk mini photography resurrection sessions spring https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/3/spring/easter-mini-sessions Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:11:41 GMT
Don’t throw out those Valentine’s flowers just yet!! https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/don-t-throw-out-those-valentine-s-flowers-just-yet  

Greetings everyone!

Don’t throw out those Valentine’s flowers just yet!!

I’ve been dabbling in Milk Bath Photography and absolutely love it!  It’s so fun and beautiful. The images turn out amazing!

I’ll be offering Milk Bath Photography for Maternity, Newborn and Beauty Sessions so please contact me for more info. 

 

Im so excited!!

 

~Kim~ 2160p

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) bath milk photography https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/don-t-throw-out-those-valentine-s-flowers-just-yet Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:25:51 GMT
My secret!!! https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/my-secret 2160p Greetings everyone!!

I have a confession to make....... I hate selfies!   I love self portraits!  You’re wondering what’s the difference? Here’s my opinion:

Selfies are quick, spur of the moment pics of yourself alone or with others. Self portraits have a bit more thought, creativity and artistic fun behind them. 

Take your self portraits with a tripod and remote shutter release button. Again find your great background, set up your camera, set the timer if you want, then pose and press your shutter button. Hold your pose an extra 2 seconds to prevent image blur. Practice to get that perfect shot! Don't forget your pose: turn slightly to the side, back leg is straight, front leg is bent.  Take lots of pics.  It takes 5-10 shots for even me to get the perfect image.  

Your tripod and shutter button works great for outfit of the day pics, family & friends shots and allows you to be in all your images. Remember to edit! Check out my quick editing tips on my last blog/YouTube post. 

I can’t wait to see your self portraits! 

Until next time! God Bless!!

~Kim~

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) portraits self https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/my-secret Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:35:23 GMT
Selfie Tips!!!! Part Two https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/selfie-tips-part-two Greetings everyone! 

After posting my first video I was asked "Where’s the cell phone timer?" So I’m going to go over that first and go from there on enhancing and editing your selfies!! 

Leave a comment or question below and post your selfies (using these tips) on FaceBook and Instagram with hashtag selfies with Kim Stew!

That's #selfieswithkimstew

Once again I pray these tips help at least one person take better selfies!  More tips to follow!

Be beautiful and stay blessed!!!!

~Kim~

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) selfie tips https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/selfie-tips-part-two Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:29:36 GMT
5 Simple Tips to take great Selfies!!! https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/5-simple-tips-to-take-great-selfies Greetings!

 

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been asked a few times on how to take great selfies and photos so I decided to make a tip video! This is the first of many more on this topic so please subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Facebook at Kim Steward Photography so you won’t miss any other tips. In my next video I’ll go further in depth with the information given. I hope you enjoy and I pray this video helps at least one person feel confident in taking that great selfie!!!!

Also please leave a comment, question, or concern you’d like me to answer in another video and post your awesome selfie on my Facebook page!!  Happy shooting and keep practicing!!

 

God Bless you!!

~Kim~

 

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) great photography selfies https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/5-simple-tips-to-take-great-selfies Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:21:50 GMT
One Daytona https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/one-daytona KSP_6711KSP_6711KIMSTEWARDphoto KSP_6694KSP_6694KIMSTEWARDphoto KSP_6695KSP_6695KIMSTEWARDphoto KSP_6701KSP_6701KIMSTEWARDphoto KSP_6702KSP_6702KIMSTEWARDphoto KSP_6704KSP_6704KIMSTEWARDphoto KSP_6706KSP_6706KIMSTEWARDphoto KSP_6707KSP_6707KIMSTEWARDphoto KSP_6709KSP_6709KIMSTEWARDphoto Greetings all!!

Every now and again my husband and I will drive around town to find different photography locations to take my clients to. There are lots of beautiful places in the area already like parks and the beach. Now there’s a new location in Daytona that I just love.  One Daytona! It has an urban contemporary feel and is great for families, fun and photography! 

One Daytona is so nice and is almost complete. It has so many photo ops. I can’t wait to do a photo session here! Night or Day this place is awesome! 

Call, text or message me to book your appointment today. 386.473.2374

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) beach daytona opportunities photo photography sessions https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/2/one-daytona Sat, 03 Feb 2018 05:39:08 GMT
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It was so nice capturing this stunning  couple. They were amazing and their images are awesome. My ten year old son was my assistant this day and all he could talk about was football since he and Commander David are both Steelers fans. 😊 

It was also good for me to get out my comfort zone of being in the studio. It was a challenge at first to envision the images I wanted but it easily came together quickly as soon as I arrived saw how elegant Wanda was! She just set the tone! Fun, fun, fun!  Oh how I love LOVE!! #Valentine'sDay

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) couples love photo photography session valentines https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/1/david-and-wanda Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:59:58 GMT
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Greetings all!

Happy Friday!

On my first blog post I forgot to include that I’ll also be discussing health and fitness.

I used to be super motivated,  working out all the time, even taught a “Gospel Zumba” class at church.  What happened you ask? I stopped teaching the class then I didn’t continue working out like I had been and here I am 20 pounds later. I didn’t feel I had to work out as much. I was obviously, clearly wrong!!

Now I have an awesome new health coach (my best friend back home in Michigan) to help me along the way, become more aggressive and accountable for my workouts and eating habits. She keeps me motivated and provides amazing fitness and health tips! 

Mike and I agreed on our Fridate we both need coaches/mentors/and or accountability partners in all aspects of our lives. It helps you stay on task so much! So far we have two spiritual coaches (our Pastors) individual health coaches and business accountability partners. 

Side note: My husband IS a strength coach as well but it’s really hard to get told what to do, not do and pushed hard by your own husband. Didn’t work for us......ok me.....didn’t work for me! Love him dearly though 😊)

If there is something you’re passionate about and really want to do it’s not too late! Just do it!! Start today!! You’ll thank yourself tomorrow. I promise!

The Word reads:

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).

 

Here are 5 quick tips you can do right now to live better and be better. 

  1. Keep God first in all you do. Read and Do what the Bible says. 
  2. Don’t give up. Stop doubting yourself. You can do it. Just do it!
  3. Protect your space and your circle. Not everyone is rooting for you to succeed. Energies and attitudes are contagious. Say bye to toxic negative relationships. 
  4. Nurture and love on your family. The unconditional love of your family is God’s greatest blessing. I still remember the days I prayed for what I have now. (Which leads to #5)
  5. Don’t take anything for granted. I Thank God everyday for all I have (and don’t have).  It’s so easy to become complacent.......don’t!

 

Stay blessed!

~Kim~

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/1/when-you-challenge-yourself-you-change-yourself Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:20:54 GMT
One Year Birthday Session https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/1/one-year-birthday-session Ameera-1Ameera-1KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-4Ameera-4KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-19Ameera-19KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-26Ameera-26KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-32Ameera-32KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-43Ameera-43KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-44Ameera-44KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-48Ameera-48KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-46Ameera-46KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-49Ameera-49KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-50Ameera-50KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-39Ameera-39KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-40Ameera-40KIMSTEWARDphoto Ameera-41Ameera-41KIMSTEWARDphoto ameeracollageameeracollage It was a chilly morning when Ameera, her mom, Mary, and grandmother came by. It was so nice catching up with you Mary! We had a great session. Ameera was so happy and curious. Her mom was talking to her while I’m on the floor capturing each smile. We both were working hard. Lol. Each image makes me smile. Ameera you are one blessed, adorable, loved little princess. Happy First Birthday!!! 😘

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) one year old photography photo session princess https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/1/one-year-birthday-session Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:13:53 GMT
Happy New Year!! It’s 2018 https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year-it-s-2018 Enlight840Our First Fridate!! Enlight839Enlight839 Enlight837Enlight837 Enlight838Enlight838 Enlight836Enlight836 Enlight835Enlight835 Enlight834Enlight834 Enlight833Enlight833 Enlight841Enlight841 Enlight843Enlight843 Enlight844Enlight844 Greetings all!

 

I’m Kim Steward, owner of Kim Steward Photography.  I’m a portrait and wedding photographer, wife to an amazing husband and mother to two outstanding kids. 

Welcome to my first blog post. My blog will include all things photography. I plan to showcase my client sessions and share photo tips. I’ll also include inspirational, family and marriage content as well. 

1 Peter 4:10 reads:

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Share your gift. Use whatever gift God has blessed you with and bless someone else. 

Last night my husband, Mike and I had our “Fridate”. It’s the first of our monthly Friday night dates dedicated to keep ourselves accountable to our 2018 vision and goals. We want to do so much this year in our businesses. He’s a strength and assistant basketball coach and is CEO of The Bridge Building Program which is dedicated to mentoring, tutoring and teaching basketball skills to our youth in the community. His side hustle is personal training. 

My 9-5 “day” job is actually in Pathology and my side hustle, my passion is photography ❤️. 

So what is your gift that you can use to bless others? What’s your passion? 

~KDS~

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kimsteward@kimstewardphotography.com (Kim Steward Photography) new year first blog photography https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year-it-s-2018 Sat, 06 Jan 2018 16:50:19 GMT