Hi there!

 I thought I would share a little behind the scenes blog post today.  This post is more for my photographer friends, especially newborn photographers.

I LOVE newborn photography and love being a newborn photographer!  And especially love those amazing shots on the posing bean bag with fabric drops.  But, I cannot stand wrinkles.  Hate em.  I try really hard during my sessions to have that fabric pulled super tight.  There is so much going on during a newborn session, the baby is directing the workflow and calling all the shots.  For that reason, this line of work can definitely be hard.  Especially if you are a perfectionist, and anal about certain things… which I am both.  So when things are off, I spend waaaaaay to much time trying to correct them in my post processing.

 If you’re like me, after the session, I get giddy to go through the images I have captured.   When I’m looking through the images, and I see the wrinkles that I hastily created during the shoot, I want to cry.  (please tell me I’m not alone here!)

But guys, dry your tears!  I have found an amazing tool to help with this pet peeve of mine.  It’s called Frequency Separation… and  it’s the bomb.  Best of all…. it’s a free action.  Yup. FREE!!  You can find it here.  This action seriously takes so much time off my editing workflow!  And it looks ten times better than just painting the background.  I just love it and can’t say enough good things about it.

 I have made a little video tutorial to show you how easy it is to use.  This is my first video tutorial, so sorry if it’s a little too long (6 min) but my computer was running super slow.

Enjoy!

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Frequency Separation Tutorial

Frequency Separation Action Tutorial from Elizabeth Finn on Vimeo.

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful info!

  • Hannah

    Thanks for the tutorial! Love the photo!

  • You’re most welcome Maggie. 🙂 I hope that you are able to use the Frequency Separation action.

Oh sweet Oliver.  I could have kept him!  He was one of the best babies I have ever had in the studio!

Isn’t his face perfection?  His lips and cheeks were to die for!

Newborn photography is my passion and I am so incredibly grateful that I get to do this as a profession.  I say all the time that I am so blessed to be working with these sweet little miracles, and I truly am.  It’s such an honor when I get asked to be a part of these little humans lives, even if only for a few hours.

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Summer family sessions are an absolute favorite of mine.  Everything from styling down to locations, I just love to photograph families in our Fort Wayne area.  We had the most beautiful evening for our summer session.  The sun was glorious!  These beautiful subjects happen to be my sister and her sweet little family.  We were able to get a few shots of Max to capture his big one year milestone.  I just love to capture these fleeting moments for my clients.

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Oh Noah… how can it be that you are a senior???

This handsome fella happens to be my nephew.  I was present at the moment he entered this world.  The fact that he is graduating High School is just crazy to me.  Where did the past 18 years go?  How has he grown into a young man is such a short time?

We sure did have a fun Senior Photography session.  Noah, just like his older brother BJ, wanted a few images with his cherished truck in it.  I love this idea.  Not only because so many memories are created in the cars that we drive in  High School, but because one day he will show his own children these images.  And they will be able to see what he drove as a young man.  I just think it’s cool.

I was so glad that Noah’s girlfriend Amy was able to come towards the end of the session to be in a few shots.  Noah and Amy have been dating ever since their freshman year.  They are inseparable and completely adorable.  The whole family just loves her and we will miss her dearly when she leaves for Purdue next fall.

Noah, I’m so proud of the young man that you have become.  You have always made me laugh, and all of my kids just adore their funny cousin.  I’m incredibly proud to call you my nephew!  I hope that you enjoy the rest of your senior year.  Make some amazing memories and enjoy the rest of your youth!

Love ya,

Aunt Liz

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I love how you can meet someone for the first time and just know you are going to be pals.  It happens often in Senior Photography, maybe because I can distinctly remember myself at that age, or maybe because they just think this 30 something mother of 7 is a pretty cool chick??  Nah…  It’s probably just because they know I’m going to make them feel like a super model for a couple hours.

Anyhoo… that’s how I felt about sweet Carlee.  I felt like if I were a senior in High School right now, we would definitely be friends.  And for that reason, I knew as soon as Carlee said hello, that we were going to have a wonderful session.

She put so much time and thought to each one of her beautiful outfits.  She shares my fondness for some of our local boutiques.  I’m pretty sure she got a couple tops from Lace and Arrow.  (One of my fave down town boutiques that you can find here) She even had different accessories to go with each different outfit, and her Grandmothers dainty single pearl necklace to add a touch of sentiment to make her session uniquely special to her and her family.  I didn’t have to help her at all with her styling, she had it all completely covered all by herself!  My only addition was a hat that she wore for a few shots… which was so adorable by the way.

For Carlee’s pre-session consultation, she decided she wanted a few different Fort Wayne locations.  She wanted some urban type images as well as some sunset field images.  Sometimes time doesn’t allow for both types of locations in one photo session, but we got lucky and pulled it off.  I’m so glad we did because her urban images are some of my favorites… but her sunset field images are amazing.  We were lucky enough to make it to the field location just in time for the most beautiful sunset!  It was perfection.

The very last shot in my blog post is my favorite from the session… I got her to laugh right at the end when the sun was dipping below the horizon and that genuine smile shot is just the best.  Plus I just loved her dress (and shoes) for that location.  She was rocking it!

Carlee, I hope you have a fabulous year as the final chapter in your High School career.  I know that you will do amazing things in your life.  Congratulations and good luck my young pal. 🙂

xoxo,

Liz

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