A Moment Stopped Blog List

A Moment Stopped Blog List

  • Cake Smash Photoshoot Guide (7 FAQ’s)

    Cake Smash Photoshoot Guide (7 FAQ’s)

    You may have seen them online: Pictures of adorable babies covered in cake and icing, sitting against a beautiful decorated backdrop.  These “cake smash” pictures are a popular trend for parents.  If you are looking to book your own cake smash photoshoot, but are unsure where to begin, you are in the right place! I.

  • Boho Themed Photo Props (15 dreamy ideas)

    Boho Themed Photo Props (15 dreamy ideas)

    Spring is upon us!  Now is time for some more spring photo inspiration.  Last year, I did an article on Spring and Easter photo props.  To check out that article, click here.  This year, I decided to another spring themed prop post.  However, I went very specific with this one!  This year we are looking.

  • Engagement Session Photo Props (15 great ideas)

    Engagement Session Photo Props (15 great ideas)

    We are traveling headlong through the year!  Before we know it, wedding season will be upon us.  While most summer 2023 brides will already have their engagement photos taken, there will still be some looking to get their own photoshoot completed.  To help those that are planning, I created the engagement session photo props guide..

  • Valentine’s Day Phrases for Letterboards (74 sweet ideas)

    Valentine’s Day Phrases for Letterboards (74 sweet ideas)

    Welcome to another article in my letterboard series.  Letterboards are a handy way to convey dates and information in your photographs.  Today, we are going to look at some Valentine’s Day Phrases for Letterboards. If you are going to be having a Valentine’s Day photoshoot and want to include a letterboard as one of your.

  • Valentine’s Day Photo Props (15 Sweet Ideas)

    Valentine’s Day Photo Props (15 Sweet Ideas)

    With another holiday right around the corner, it is time for another article about session props!  This time we are going to look at ideas for Valentine’s Day photo props.  There are a lot of routes you can go with this.  Generally, a typical Valentine’s Day setup will consist of red, pinks, and whites.  These.

  • Photography Backdrops for Maternity Sessions (12 fun suggestions)

    Photography Backdrops for Maternity Sessions (12 fun suggestions)

    Note: This post (Photography Backdrops for Maternity Sessions) contains affiliate links.  I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. Are you planning a maternity photo shoot?  Are you looking for a backdrop to complete your setup?  I have some great suggestions for you!  While a backdrop isn’t necessary for a great maternity photoshoot, if you are.

  • Location and Outfit Guide for Maternity Shoots

    Location and Outfit Guide for Maternity Shoots

    Are you planning on booking a maternity photo shoot?  Looking for some guidance on great location and outfits?  You’re in the right place!  I created this location and outfit guide for maternity photo shoots to help expectant mothers with this important moment. Pregnancy can be such an exciting time, expecting your new little one.  It.

  • Maternity Photo Prop Ideas (15 Cute Ideas)

    Maternity Photo Prop Ideas (15 Cute Ideas)

    Is there a little one coming soon in the family?  Or have you been asked to do some maternity shots for a friend?  If you are looking for some maternity photo prop ideas, you have come to the right place!  Maternity sessions are so fun.  There are so many different poses you can try and.

  • Maternity Photoshoot Guide (7 important FAQ’s)

    Maternity Photoshoot Guide (7 important FAQ’s)

    You have just found out you are pregnant, congratulations!  Now comes a plethora of decisions to make: Colors for the nursery, which names do you like, where to have your baby registry.  The list goes on and on!  One of those decision is whether or not to have a maternity photoshoot.  This is one of.

  • Maternity phrases for a Letterboard (81 sweet ideas)

    Maternity phrases for a Letterboard (81 sweet ideas)

    If you have read any of my other posts, I love using my letterboard in pictures!  They add a fun element, and the opportunities are endless.  Adding a letterboard to your photoshoot can be a fun way to add in personality.  Plus, it can help convey a plethora of information.  With that in mind, I.

  • Favorite photography quotes (41 different sayings)

    Favorite photography quotes (41 different sayings)

    So many of us love inspirational quotes, and I am no exception!  I especially love collecting quotes about photography.  They help motivate me when I am shooting or getting ready for a session.   Over time, I have complied a list of my favorite photography quotes.  I have one for every occasion it seems! Today, I.

  • Spring-Themed Photo Props (15 fun ideas)

    Spring-Themed Photo Props (15 fun ideas)

    Spring is in the air!  Flowers, Easter, and pastels have all arrived.  While making your springtime plans, those may include a spring themed photoshoot.  If that is the case, consider adding some spring-themed photo props into your setup.  Whenever I am choosing my props for a spring shoot, I usually pick out my background/setting first. .

  • St. Patrick’s Day Photo Props (10 golden ideas)

    St. Patrick’s Day Photo Props (10 golden ideas)

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  When you hear St. Patrick’s Day, many things may come to mind: Green beer, four leaf clovers, and rainbows with pots of gold at the end.  One of the images that is probably not on the forefront is photo shoots.  However, if you are looking to have a little fun or.

  • How can I get free images for my blog? (5 sites to try)

    How can I get free images for my blog? (5 sites to try)

    Note: This information for this post (How can I get free images for my blog?) was gathered on January 15, 2022. Information in this article may change.  For my full disclaimer, please visit my Disclaimer page. Some questions I see a lot of people ask is how can I get free images for my blog? .

  • My most meaningful nature photos (My Top 5 Shots)

    My most meaningful nature photos (My Top 5 Shots)

    Last week I shared with you some tips on taking meaningful photos.  This week, I thought I would share with you some of my most meaningful nature photos that I have taken.  These have been taken throughout my photography career with a variety of different cameras. It was tough to choose which ones would make.

  • Learning to take meaningful photos (5 tips to help you grow)

    Learning to take meaningful photos (5 tips to help you grow)

    Photography is a powerful art form. You can convey so much with just a single image.  One of the things I hear is that people want to take “meaningful” photos.  Learning to take meaningful photos is a lifelong process, one that I am still working on today. When you ask Google to define “meaningful,” it.

  • My Goals as a Photographer (5 resolutions for 2022)

    My Goals as a Photographer (5 resolutions for 2022)

    The 2022 year is almost upon us!  This is the time of year that many of us reflect on the year that has gone by while looking ahead to the future.  My goals as a photographer only continue to grow as I build upon what I have learned. In 2021 my photography grew in leaps.

  • Christmas and winter sayings for a letterboard (85 jolly ideas)

    Christmas and winter sayings for a letterboard (85 jolly ideas)

    I love using my letterboard.  Letterboards let you add fun sayings to your picture in a cute and easy to read way.  With winter and Christmas coming around, I wanted to use my letterboard in the most fun way possible.  I complied a list of Christmas and winter sayings for a letterboard to use. A.

  • Photo Prop Ideas for Christmas and Winter (15 useful ideas)

    Photo Prop Ideas for Christmas and Winter (15 useful ideas)

    Thanksgiving is over, so now is the time to start thinking about Christmas!  More specifically, Christmas photos!  This is a popular season for family portraits.  Families have time off so they can actually get some festive Christmas photos.  But what are some good photo prop ideas for Christmas and winter to use for these shoots? .

  • Halloween-Themed Props for Photos (13 Spooky Ideas)

    Halloween-Themed Props for Photos (13 Spooky Ideas)

    The Halloween 2021 season is upon us!  The 2021 year has flown by, and before we know it little trick or treaters will be showing up at our doors with candy buckets in hand.  It is also time to get some Halloween photos of you and your family. Looking to find some Halloween-themed props for.

  • Getting Good Pictures at the Pumpkin Patch (8 fun ideas)

    Getting Good Pictures at the Pumpkin Patch (8 fun ideas)

    Is going to a pumpkin patch on your fall bucket list?  It is on mine!  Not only is the pumpkin patch a lot of fun, it is full of photogenic scenes.  I always have a goal of getting good pictures at the pumpkin patch. Every year, out family goes to the same pumpkin patch in.

  • How to use a baby’s milestone pictures (8 fun ideas)

    How to use a baby’s milestone pictures (8 fun ideas)

    Your baby is here, time to take those monthly milestone photos!  You set up your baby, get the cutest backgrounds and props, and start snapping.  The year flies by and now you have a great set of 12 pictures of your baby’s first year.  Now that you have taken them, you may be asking yourself.

  • Fall Sayings for a Letterboard (85 Festive Ideas)

    Fall Sayings for a Letterboard (85 Festive Ideas)

    I love using my letterboard.  Letterboards let you add fun sayings to your picture in a cute and easy to read way.  With fall coming around, I wanted to use my letterboard in the most creative way possible.  I complied a list of fall sayings to use on a letterboard. A lot of these work.

  • How to take weekly pregnancy photos (5 simple steps)

    How to take weekly pregnancy photos (5 simple steps)

    I remember how excited I was when I saw those two pink lines. A baby was on the way! One thing I knew I wanted todo was track the progression of my baby bump. I wanted photographic evidence of how big it was at each week in mypregnancy. I had a bunch of ideas on.

  • What are props in photography (and why use them)?

    What are props in photography (and why use them)?

    What are props in photography?  What makes something a good prop?  These are questions I asked myself once I started getting into portrait photography.  I loved being creative with my photos and trying out different things to bring life into my images.  I would constantly be playing with background ideas, trying to create fun and.

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