Kim Steward Photography: Blog https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Kim Steward Photography [email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) Fri, 17 Nov 2023 00:18:00 GMT Fri, 17 Nov 2023 00:18:00 GMT https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u93751321-o882071541-50.jpg Kim Steward Photography: Blog https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog 120 79 Seabreeze High School Boys Basketball Media Day Photo Shoot https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/11/seabreeze-high-school-boys-basketball-media-day-photo-shoot Seabreeze High School Boys Basketball Media Day Photo Shoot

The Seabreeze High School Boys Basketball team recently had their media day photo shoot experience! We created memorable images that perfectly captured their dedication, talent, and team spirit.

The shoot took place in the school's gymnasium, where we transformed a corner into a captivating ice box setting, instead of the traditional colored smoke. The shimmering metallic surface of the box not only added a touch of uniqueness but also symbolized the team's cool and determined mindset as they prepare for the upcoming basketball season! Let’s Go Sandcrabs!! 

The locker room showcased LED lighting and strobe lights for a nice party effect that was perfect for our videos. 

We took some amazing group and individual shots of the players and coaches! I’m certain these images will be cherished by the players, their families, and the Seabreeze High School community for years to come.

 

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Daytona Beach Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Male Fashion Show - It's Raining Men https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/11/daytona-beach-delta-sigma-theta-sorority-inc-male-fashion-show---its-raining-men Daytona Beach Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Male Fashion Show - It's Raining Men
 

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Daytona Beach Chapter is hosting an unforgettable male fashion show called "It's Raining Men." This extraordinary event will showcase the elegance, style, and confidence of men from all walks of life. With a perfect blend of fashion and entertainment this will truly be an experience to remember.

 

The "It’s Raining Men" Male Fashion Show is Saturday December 2nd at the HardRock Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL. Grab your tickets today at Daytonabeachdeltas.com and check out a preview of the models below! Enjoy ; )

 

 

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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) - Beach Daytona Delta Fashion Inc. It's Raining Men Male Ormond Beach Photographer Show Sigma Sorority Theta https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/11/daytona-beach-delta-sigma-theta-sorority-inc-male-fashion-show---its-raining-men Mon, 13 Nov 2023 15:07:10 GMT
Capturing Precious Moments with Family/ Meet The Ascues/ Ormond Beach Photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/9/capturing-precious-moments-with-family Capturing Precious Moments with Family

 

Meet the Ascues!! I can’t help but notice how much these beautiful girls have grown over the course of a year. As these wonderful parents update their family portraits they are also celebrating their girl’s upcoming birthdays!!! (Stay tuned for those images) 

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The studio provided a cozy, inviting, intimate setting for them to enjoy a heartwarming experience that reflected the love and joy they share. The great outdoors provided a stunning canvas for The Ascue’s bond to shine through.

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Imagine capturing candid moments as you and your loved ones share in laughter and creating memories that will warm your hearts for years to come. The golden sunlight filtering through the trees brought out their love and the natural beauty of the landscape. 

 

I’m passionate about capturing the unique essence of families, ensuring that every smile, every embrace, and every loving glance is preserved with artistry and care. 

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Make this fall a season to remember. Embrace the beauty of the upcoming autumn season with a studio and outdoor family session that captures the love of your family, surrounded by the warmth and colors of the season. Let me help you create your everlasting memories! 

 

Contact Kim Steward Photography today to schedule your session and embark on a journey of love, laughter, and autumnal bliss. Together, let's make this fall a time to celebrate and remember forever. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’›

 

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Preserving Precious Moments: Family Photoshoot https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/8/preserving-precious-moments-family-photoshoot Preserving Precious Moments

In the blink of an eye, children grow up and embark on new chapters of their lives. It's during these transitions that capturing precious moments becomes all the more important. 

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Recently, I had the privilege of photographing a heartwarming session with the Holmes family, just before their oldest daughter left for college. It was a bittersweet occasion filled with love and laughter. Their daughter was about to embark on a new adventure, leaving the comfort of home behind. This photoshoot was a great way of capturing the transformative moment, freezing it in time and preserving their family bond.

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I witnessed the genuine love and connection between this tight knit family. It was truly an honor to capture. It is moments like these that remind us of the importance of cherishing our loved ones and capturing their stories. Whether it's a graduation, a wedding, or a simple family gathering, consider the power of photography to freeze time and create lasting memories for generations to come.

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Capturing the Joy: A Perfect Photo Shoot for a Surprise Engagement Party https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/8/surprise-engagement Capturing the Joy: A Perfect Photo Shoot for a Surprise
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Celebrating love is always a special occasion, but when it comes to a surprise engagement party, the excitement and anticipation reach new heights! One way to make this memorable moment even more extraordinary is by arranging a BFF photo shoot. We staged a best friend photo shoot so everyone would be dressed to the nines and my beautiful Soror Melissa would be made up and ready for her surprise engagement  party.

When my Soror Dianne, Melissa’s best friend, reached out with the plan we executed it flawlessly! It was such a beautiful day! 

Congratulations on your engagement Melissa and Charles!

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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) Central Florida Photographer Daytona Beach photographer Florida Family Photographer Ormond Beach Photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/8/surprise-engagement Wed, 16 Aug 2023 10:44:52 GMT
Family Vacation to Florida with a Beach Photography Session in Ormond Beach https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/8/family-vacation-to-florida-with-a-beach-photography-session-in-ormond-beach Family Vacation to Florida with a Beach Photography Session in Ormond Beach: Meet Peggy and Ian from Flagstaff
 

This beautiful family took a cross-country vacation from Arizona to Florida to bid a bittersweet farewell to their lifelong family home owned by their (Ian's) grandparents who have recently passed away. To commemorate their grandparents, they decided to book a family beach photo session to capture precious memories at the beach and summer in Florida.

They even included a picture with their grandparents/great-grandparents to the kids.  These are truly special moments.


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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) Beach daytona beach photographer Family Florida Ormond Ormond Beach Photographer Photography Vacation https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/8/family-vacation-to-florida-with-a-beach-photography-session-in-ormond-beach Mon, 14 Aug 2023 00:51:41 GMT
Love, Life, and Togetherness: A Vacation Family Beach Session https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/love-life-and-togetherness-a-vacation-family-beach-session Love, Life, and Togetherness: A Vacation Family Beach Session Meet The Reardons

 

The beach, with its golden-peach sands and soothing rhythm of crashing waves, has long been a symbol of relaxation, joy, and cherished family moments. In this special vacation family beach session, I had the honor of capturing a multitude of milestones: a 38th wedding anniversary, a birthday celebration, and the priceless time spent with beloved grandkids and kids. It highlights the significance of booking a vacation photo session to professionally capture and preserve the beautiful memories created during these precious moments. A vacation family photo session provides the perfect opportunity to capture these memorable moments in a stunning beach setting. Preserve those vacation memories. 

 

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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) daytona beach photographer family Florida Ormond Ormond Beach Photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/love-life-and-togetherness-a-vacation-family-beach-session Fri, 28 Jul 2023 04:45:00 GMT
Everlasting Love: The Importance of Couples Photo Sessions https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/everlasting-love-the-importance-of-couples-photo-sessions Everlasting Love: The Importance of Couples Photo Sessions: Meet The Carlyles

 

Love is a journey with shared moments, cherished memories, and unbreakable bonds. In the midst of life's busyness, it's crucial to pause and capture the essence of a loving relationship with a couples photo sessions. These sessions not only freeze time but also serve as a powerful reminder of the depth and beauty that exists within a beautiful, loving marriage. 

 

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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) Couples Photography daytona beach photographer Florida Ormond Beach Photographer photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/everlasting-love-the-importance-of-couples-photo-sessions Thu, 27 Jul 2023 04:45:00 GMT
Capture Your Big Day with a Mini Photo Session https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/capture-your-big-day-with-a-mini-photo-session Celebrating a Hometown Hero: Meet Dr. Connie, Capture Your Big Day with a Mini Photo Session

 

Life is full of moments that shape our journeys and leave lasting impressions. In this brief but extraordinary mini photo session, I had the honor of capturing a special time before my client was recognized as a Hometown Hero. It serves as a reminder of the power of embracing the present and cherishing the milestones in our lives.

Don't let your big day pass by without capturing the magic and significance it holds.


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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) daytona beach photographer Florida Ormond Ormond Beach Photographer photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/capture-your-big-day-with-a-mini-photo-session Wed, 26 Jul 2023 04:45:00 GMT
Preserving Generations: A Timeless Family Photo Session https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/preserving-generations-a-timeless-family-photo-session Preserving Generations: A Timeless Family Photo Session of The Bowers

 

Family is beautiful feeling of love, memories, and shared experiences. Capturing the essence of these becomes even more special when spanning across five generations. In this family photo session, I had the privilege of preserving the legacy and celebrating the bond that unites five generations of love, wisdom, and cherished moments.

 

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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) daytona beach photographer family Florida Ormond Beach Photographer photographer photography https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/preserving-generations-a-timeless-family-photo-session Tue, 25 Jul 2023 04:45:00 GMT
Book Your Christmas Mini Sessions Now to Secure Your Spot https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/7/book-your-christmas-mini-sessions-now-to-secure-your-spot Capture the Magic: Book Your Christmas Mini Sessions Now to Secure Your Spot!

 

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The holiday season is a time of warmth, joy, and cherished memories with loved ones. One of the best ways to capture the magic and preserve those special moments is through Christmas mini sessions. If you want to ensure you have a spot for this festive and heartwarming experience, now is the perfect time to book your Christmas mini sessions. Why book so early you ask?

 

Booking your Christmas mini sessions early is a smart decision that allows you to secure your spot, take advantage of limited availability, and plan ahead for a stress-free holiday season. By capturing the magic and joy of the holidays through professional photography, you create timeless memories that can be cherished for years to come. So, don't wait any longer. Take the initiative and book your Christmas mini sessions now to ensure you have a spot and embrace the excitement of capturing beautiful holiday memories.

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The Last Day to secure your session time is this Saturday July 29th at 11:59 EST

 

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A Journey from Headshots to Content Creation and Reels https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/6/a-journey-from-headshots-to-content-creation-and-reels A Journey from Headshots to Content Creation and Reels

 

In today's digital age, the power of visual content cannot be underestimated. Whether you're a professional seeking to enhance your personal brand or an influencer looking to captivate your audience, having engaging visuals is key. 

 

Recently, I had the pleasure of working Tina, my remarkable client who booked me for headshots but it evolved into so much more. Together, we dived into content creation and reels with images she already had infused with the portraits and video we took together! I’m know this content will amplify her presence in the online world. 

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Join me as we explore the exciting transformation of this client and the possibilities that lie within her content creation. Already her posts and presence on social media has increased! Yay!

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Our focus was on capturing professional headshots that portrayed her unique personality, charisma, and the essence of her business and in the end she received that and so much more and we both are still so excited!!!

 

 

Check out Tina Carlyle MSN, RN, BC-DEd co-owner of Access Senior Resources & Consulting, Inc. See below the services she and her husband offers in the Assisted Living and Medical Community.

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Consultancy, Services: 

*   Healthcare Consultant

*   Start - Up ALF’s

*   ALF Mock Survey’s

*   Clearing AHCA Citations/Tags

*   Chart to Cart Audits

*   Policy & procedure development

* CEMP (emergency plan development)

* Expert Witness

 

 

Courses Offered:

*   ALF26 Hr Core Training

*   ALF 12 Hr Core Refresher

*   Medication Class

*   BLS & Heartsaver CPR

*   First Aide

*   Alzheimer’s I & I|

*   Disease management

*   New Hire Orientation

*  Corporate training and much more continuing education training

http://asrceducation.com
 

 

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A Fun-Filled Girls' Night Out Portrait Session https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/6/a-fun-filled-girls-night-out-portrait-session A Fun-Filled Girls' Night Out Portrait Session

 

Friendship is a beautiful bond that brings joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories into our lives. There's nothing more special than spending quality time with your friends, sharing experiences, and creating new adventures together. Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing the spirit of friendship during a portrait session before these beautiful ladies girls' night out event. 

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The air was charged with excitement as this group of friends gathered for a fun celebration.  As a photographer, I was thrilled to be part of their pre-gathering photo session, where I aimed to capture their unique personalities and the fun they have together.

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Laughter filled the air as they shared jokes and embraced the moment. It was in these candid instances that I love to keep my finger on the shutter button. Genuine smiles and infectious laughs are my favorite!

 

The group as a whole was dynamic, but each friend possessed a distinct personality that added variety to every frame. From the outgoing and vibrant friend, to the calm and composed one, to the quiet and shy one, to the jokester - this was so nice to capture!  Their personalities shined through in every image! Yay!

 

Booking a photo session before a scheduled fun, memorable event is perfect for a special ladies night out, date night, or homecoming/ prom/celebration because it’s a big night that you are getting dressed up for, getting your hair, makeup and nails done already for. So why not get these memories professionally captured to treasure forever. Don't you agree!?

 

 

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Cameron is One I His First Rodeo I Cowboy Photo Session I Jacksonville FL https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/5/cameron-is-one-i-my-first-rodeo-cowboy-photo-session-i-jacksonville-fl  

Cameron is ONE! Baby's First Rodeo Cowboy Photo Session - Jacksonville, FL

 

I have had the pleasure and honor of photographing all 4 of Kazia and CJ's babies since they were newborns and their first chid together is now nine years old! Cameron is the youngest and just turned One!  This family understands how important capturing these milestones are in kids lives.  

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The first year of a baby's life is filled with numerous developmental milestones. Capturing these moments through photographs allows you to document and remember these significant achievements. From their first smile to sitting up, crawling, and eventually taking their first steps, these photos help create a visual timeline of their growth.
 

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Love this last one!  Kudos to mom and dad to making time in their busy lives to make sure these sweet memories are captured forever! You only turn one once! Celebrate and Capture it.  Happy 1st Birthday Big Boy Cameron! Congratulations Bowers Fam!

 

 

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Mainland High Class of 2023 Graduation Session https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/5/mainland-high-class-of-2023-graduation-session Jonesha's Cap and Gown Portraits: Class of 2023
 

A big congratulations is in order for Jonesha and her family! She is graduating from Mainland High School, Class of 2023 and decided to commemorate the occasion with a photo session!  After graduation she will attend college to become a Dental Hygienist.  We all are so proud of her!!

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Cap and gown photo sessions serve as a celebration and recognition of your graduate's accomplishments. 

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Completing a degree is a significant achievement that requires lots of dedication and hard work. A graduation photo session is an opportunity for your family to acknowledge and commemorate this milestone.

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These sessions are an excellent way to capture memories that will last a lifetime. Graduation is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and having professional photos taken in the traditional cap and gown provides a tangible reminder of the achievement for years to come. 

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These photos are a reminder of your son or daughter’s academic success. Cap and gown portrait sessions also offer a chance for families to come together and bond, which creates a fun and memorable experience for everyone involved.

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Congratulations again Jonesha and Family!

If you or someone you know is in the Daytona Beach,FL area looking for a photographer to capture their child's graduation memories you can find the details in the tab above named "BOOK"

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Birthday Photo Shoot Downtown Ormond Beach, FL https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/5/birthday-photo-shoot-downtown-ormond-beach-fl Minister Dale's 60th Birthday Portrait Session, Downtown Ormond Beach, FL

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I've said it once and I'll say it again, a birthday photo session is important for several reasons. First and foremost, it's a way to document and celebrate a significant milestone in someone's life. Whether it's a child's first birthday or a milestone birthday for an adult, a photo session can capture the memories and emotions of the occasion.  Minister Dale celebrated her 60th birthday with a photo session and it was such a blessing.  Hair and makeup done! The day was super special and all about her!

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Our session took place in Downtown Ormond Beach and we stopped traffic, played in the rain a little, stopped by Rosevilla Restaurant and 31 SupperClub.  We had a great time! 
Birthday photo sessions provides an opportunity to create beautiful and meaningful photographs that can be treasured for years to come. These photos can be shared with family and friends, displayed in your home, or even used for personalized gifts to loved ones.

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Additionally, a birthday photo session can be a fun and memorable experience for the person being photographed. It allows them to feel special and celebrated, which is so important!

A birthday photo session is a meaningful way to capture and celebrate a significant moment in your life, and to create beautiful and lasting memories. 

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What are your thoughts or questions? Click the book link above for more info on photography sessions! I’d be honored to capture your special day!

 

 

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My Two Favorite Apps for Phone Photography https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/4/my-two-favorite-apps-for-phone-photography Want to know how I create images from my phone that look crisp, clean and beautiful?  Keep reading!

 

So who else is like me. Whenever I get dressed up nicely, put on makeup to go somewhere special I ALWAYS take pictures before I leave the house.

When my friends have gone out I ask if they took pictures they tell me they didn't have time or they were running late.  Just recently, my coworker shared that she went out over the weekend for "Girls Night Out" and they were all dressed up and cute. A stranger offered to take their photos and they all came out super blurry.  Yikes! I know this has happened to you too because it surely has happened to me! It sucks and is definitely my confirmation for me sharing these tips with you.

 

With these tips and my 2 favorite apps, you too can take your images quickly (less than one minute) and easily on your cell phone!  Of course, if you're celebrating an extra special occasion or you don't even want to deal with any hassle you can always book a session with me to get real deal professional images. *wink (see the book tab above on my website header)

 

Anyway, here are a few shots before church on Sunday.  No one else wanted to partake in pics with me but that's okay. LoL 

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Having a tripod available, opened and ready at all times helps.  You can leave it in the corner of your closet/guestroom or just open it before getting dressed.  Be sure you download my 2 favorite cell phone apps! Get the link to watch the video below for details and Enjoy!

 

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To Book me for a beautiful portrait session on your special day out Click Here for more info!

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Professional Headshots and Birthday Portraits https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/3/professional-headshots-and-birthday-portraits Professional Headshots and Birthday Portraits: Why I recommended BOTH!

 

Meet Anita - she’s a beautiful and successful entrepreneur and is celebrating her birthday!

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Anita originally reached out to me about getting professional headshots and when asked if she’s celebrating any other occasion, told me it’s her birthday so we included birthday portraits!

 

What a perfect time to share about the importance of having both!!!

 

Reasons to have professional headshots on hand include:

  1. To make a good first impression. 
  2. To showcase your personality. 
  3. To establish credibility. 
  4. To use on social media. 
  5. To update your website. 

 

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Reasons to have birthday pics taken at the same time include:

  1. To capture memories. 
  2. To celebrate milestones. 
  3. To document growth. 
  4. To use on social media. 
  5. To boost your mood. (My personal favorite reason)

Isn't she gorgeous??!!

 

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My Best Tips for a Smooth Photo Session https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/3/my-best-tips-for-a-smooth-photo-session 18 great tips for a smooth photo session!

  1. Choose your favorite location that you’re familiar with and enjoy. 
  2. Schedule your session during a time of day that works best for you. 
  3. Bring a few props that you think will add to the photos and tell your story.  
  4. Take a few moments to relax before the session begins. 
  5. Have a positive attitude and enjoy the moment. 
  6. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and give feedback to your photographer during the shoot. 
  7. Bring a friend along to help you relax and have fun. 
  8. Be sure to try on all outfits with accessories days before the session to be sure no adjustments need to be made.
  9. During your outfit change: stretch, sip on water, and take a few deep breaths. 
  10. Trust your photographer by not being afraid to try new poses or experiment with different angles. 
  11. Have fun with the session and don’t take it too seriously. 
  12. Tell the photographer about any special requests or must have shots you may have. 
  13. Take your time and don’t rush through the session. 
  14. Have your makeup and hair done prior to the session. 
  15. Wear clothing that will make you feel comfortable and confident. 
  16. Make a list of poses you would like to try and share them with your photographer ahead of time. 
  17. Share with your photographer (or bring) a playlist of your favorite songs to listen to during the session. I always have a portable speaker
  18. Review a few shots with your photographer if they haven’t shown you anything from the back of their camera yet. 

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Remember after every photo session I deliver sneak peeks within 48 hours of your session and of course, during your session I let you a preview a few shots just to show you how much you’re killing it! 
 

Click the contact or book tab above for more info!!

 

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Londyn is Four I Birthday Princess Photo Session I Ormond Beach Family Photographer https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/2/birthday-princess-photo-session-i-ormond-beach-family-photographer Londyn is Four!

Black Barbie & Ken.. *ahem* I mean Kazia and CJ are the best and sweetest mommy and daddy to these little kiddos. They’ve been with me since their first child (of four) was born, and I’m so happy they love and have stuck with me ever since!!  Today thier 3rd child, Londyn is 4 and she is all into princess dresses so mom and dad saw it fit that they give her what she wants and they had a family royalty session! 

As a photographer, it is so amazing watching these kids grow from shoot-to-shoot. I'm so thankful when a family includes me from the beginning. Love this family so much! 

Check out Londyn's 4th birthday shoot and few shots from over the years! Happy Birthday Little Princess! Hasn’t she grown so much?!!!!!

 

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Mother Daughter Bond - bringing them up as the queens they already are.

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Now for pics of sweet Londyn from her newborn session!


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Two years old Cocomelon themed birthday!!

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Londyn on her 3rd birthday! Young, wild and THREE!

 

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Some pics of when baby #4 was announced!!!

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And when Londyn's arrival was announced! 

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Another great family reunion finished! This is when quality images count… these will give them something to look back on for years to come! Meet The Duggans!

We have a beautiful mom with her amazing three adult kids, thier spouses, her 8 grandchildren, and Ulla the granddog. Her ex and grandson's girlfriend got in a few shots to truly make this a family affair! We chose to meet at Ormond Memorial Gardens in Ormond Beach, FL since we had a large group. The weather was nice and it was a great time. 

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Cousins are your first best friends.

 

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Can you see the energy here? These kids were full of life, it was an absolute pleasure capturing it on film! #cousincrew

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Today I'd like to wish the happiest 18th Birthday to this soon to be high school graduate!  Not only did we capture Daziya's 18th birthday portraits we also took her high school senior pics too.  Two milestones at once!

 

No question that this time in life is truly a mile marker and a big occasion to celebrate! Turning 18 while preparing to graduate from high school is a crossing in life that is BIG! It's when a child becomes a young adult.  It's so exciting for parents, families and of course their children.    

 

Happy 18th Birthday Daziya!

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Family time and Daddy-Daughter time.

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Sisterly Love! Just the best of friends.

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Family over everything.  Grandmas, aunts and uncle celebrating Daziya too!

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Such a beautiful milestone to journey into!

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"She's almost there" ~ Princess Tiana.  Coming soon............Graduation Day! Another awesome mile marker in life!

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How do you plan to commemorate your child's 18th birthday and senior year?

 

 

 

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Family Portrait Session at One Daytona https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/1/family I know this sounds crazy but my job isn’t just capturing family photos but it’s to bring families and couples closer together and strengthen their bonds.

I know it’s reaching but it’s really the truth!  Ask anyone who’s had a photo session with me.  I hear it all the time!

Family photo sessions are so fun and a must because the kids are growing and changing EVERY YEAR! It’s so crazy how fast they grow.

The best part of having a session at One Daytona is that after your session you can enjoy more time with family having dinner, going to the movies, or having ice cream and donut (or all of the above LOL)!  It’s the ultimate Family Day when you add a photo session before it all.  I encourage a little food and fun bribery for the kids anyway ~ even though it’s usually not needed because kids and (non photo loving) dads actually enjoy my photo sessions after the first couple shots.  I hear “That wasn’t painful at all” all the time too.  

This beautiful family had a fantastic day.

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Mother and daughter photo session at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2023/1/mother-and-daughter They are officially forever a family!! It was an honor to capture sweet moments of mother and daughter. Their beautiful adoption story began January 2022 and we finally got a chance to get together to capture some special moments before the year ended! They were presented with the gift of a photo session with me on their adoption day (which is the best gift ever~I do offer gift certificates btw), but they decided to work out the new family dynamics first before we got together. 

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We decided to shoot at The Dunlawton SugarMill Gardens on the morning of New Year’s Eve.  It was an overcast, cool to mild day.  Perfect for a photo session!

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They showed me their favorite places they visit around the garden so I made sure to get images where they were familiar with most. On the last bridge we spotted a lotus flower alone near a rock in the water and it reminded them of a special story.  It was truly an honor and inspiration to experience this photo session with them.

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If you are interested in adopting http://adoptuskids.org is a great resource. 

 

 

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Steward Christmas 2022 https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2022/12/steward-christmas-2022 In the Steward Home, when we take pics, its a long drawn out event.  I let the family know a week beforehand, I tell them what we will be wearing and remind them the day before.  For this quick shoot the time got pushed back 3 times.  9am, 1:30, 4pm and we finally started at around 6.  No one wanted to participate especially Mikey.  He wanted to be on his phone in his room, blah blah.  He's a teen, in the stubborn phase, and doesn't like hanging with his parents anymore.  We get it and have been through it already with Kam. LOL  As his mom, you'll see, I know how to make him laugh.  He has the same tickle spots as he did as a baby, and I can always get him.  lol

My mom was the first one ready, as usual.  She's truly photogenic like Kam and loves taking pictures because my dad used to take pics of her all the time. (I'll share them soon).

To take these Christmas I used my tripod, timer and shutter clicker. It's how I love to capture our memories. See my tutorial on how to set up your own DIY tripod here.  

The last pics are of Kam!  She loves being my model. I get a lot of practice with her and I'm tahnkful.  She used to hate taking pics. Not now obviously. The stuffed animal is Chopper her little anime favorite. smh

Enjoy!

 

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Our babygirl is 18! https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2022/12/our-babygirl-is-18 It's so crazy how fast they grow right?! Eighteen years ago our babygirl/first child was born.  She is truly the reason I started photography because I wanted to document every aspect of her life.  I can't believe she's now 18.  Here's a few pics from birth until now of her sweet precious life! I can't wait to capture the years to come so I can share them later with her husband, then children then her children's children one day! I can't wait! Nevermind I can wait.  Time is already going too fast! I just don't want to miss any moments.

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And Kam Kam today on year 18!  Our prayer is that The Lord continues to bless and cover her.  We know that God will direct her when we as her parents are not around or able to do so.  We also pray that she ALWAYS knows to go to God first for He is always The Answer.

 

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We Love you Kam! Check out the reel here!

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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) 18 year old photo shoot Central Florida Photographer Daytona Beach" Florida Ormond Beach photographer photography https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2022/12/our-babygirl-is-18 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 18:20:38 GMT
Marriage Goals https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2022/12/marriage-goals Couple and family photography is a beautiful way to capture and share special moments forever.  In this blog post I wanted to share a little about the love story of my recent photo clients Mr. Pat and Mrs. Jan ~ married 53 years!

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When my coworker Lume told me her parents were in town I told her how important it would be to have them take professional portraits.  When she told me they never had photos done so I told her she had to, it was a must!

 

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Her parents had so much fun.  Lume said she hadn’t seen them this happy and that means so much to me. Their smiles, them holding each other and having it all captured was priceless for her, them and ME!

Most people don’t realize the power of professional photography sessions until they have one! They bring you closer and it's just pure fun!

 

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This is Mr. Pat and Mrs. Jan they met 54 years ago in Laos, near Thailand. Their true love has endured the test of time. Patience, communication and working together has made their marriage strong.  Also Mrs. Jan is a very strong woman which is the foundation of their strong marriage.  She is the glue for their family! It was an honor to meet them.

 

 

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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) Beach central couples photography Daytona Beach Photographer Florida marriage goals Ormond Ormond Beach Photographer photo photographer photography https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2022/12/marriage-goals Tue, 20 Dec 2022 18:52:38 GMT
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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I'm so excited about this new launch!!! All I can say is if you missed the first one here it is again but better!

 

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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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[email protected] (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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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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See you soon!

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[email protected] (Kim Steward Photography) beach Central Easter Florida in kimsteward Mini or ormond person Photo photographer photography session Spring virtual https://www.kimstewardphotography.com/blog/2021/3/whats-a-mini-photo-session Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:34:28 GMT
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.  

 

Kim

 


 

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[email protected] (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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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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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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[email protected] (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!

 

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[email protected] (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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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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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:

 

[email protected]

 

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: [email protected]

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

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[email protected] (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: [email protected]

 

 

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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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[email protected] (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 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 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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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!!!  ๐Ÿ˜Œโค๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท 

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

 

~Kim~

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Donโ€™t throw out those Valentineโ€™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!!

 

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[email protected] (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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[email protected] (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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[email protected] (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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[email protected] (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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[email protected] (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. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

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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[email protected] (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 ๐Ÿ˜Š)

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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[email protected] (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!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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[email protected] (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!! Itโ€™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 โค๏ธ. 

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

~KDS~

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[email protected] (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