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Foundations of Posing: A Comprehensive Guide for Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Photographers must have a clear understanding of how the human body, from head to toe, should be posed and adjusted in order to look good—and natural—to the camera. Learning effective strategies to flatter the face, arms and legs, torso, and hands and feet will allow us not only to flatter our subjects but also effectively tell the subject’s story.

Regardless of your photographic style, the tips and techniques outlined in this book will allow you to better control what the camera sees and the mood or message you want to convey. Whether you are a portrait or lifestyle photographer, photojournalist, fashion or commercial photographer, this book is designed to help you learn skills that you can apply to your specific style and method of shooting.

Stephenson maintains that you should first identify the intent of your portrait before you begin to analyze the way in which you will pose your subject or subjects. How will the client use the image? Does he or she need a business portrait, which will require an air of authority and confidence, with a traditional vibe? Is the couple who booked the session deeply in love, and would a pose that speaks to their emotional closeness be appropriate? The author then moves into a discussion on body language. The way that an individual holds himself says much about his mind-set, mood, and motivations. Image viewers subconsciously read the cues that the subject’s body conveys. It is important to ensure that the body language that is summoned through posing suits the mood/theme /intent of the portrait.

There are traditions of posing that have been in play in the visual arts for eons. Many photographers fall into using the same pose for every subject. When this happens, all of the images that leave the studio begin to look the same. This can have dire consequences when it comes to the public perception of the photographer’s work—and can squelch the joy photographers feel when creating. Stephenson offers simple approaches to flattering every body part when photographing individual clients and also teaches readers how to create artful images of couples and groups, as in multi-subject portraits, each individual must look great and relate logically and aesthetically to other subjects in the frame.

With tips for posing the young and old, males and females, singles, couples, and groups in both indoor and locations—and in reclining, seated, and standing poses, from full-length to close-up, this book will walk you through all aspects of posing and balance with examples and easy to follow instructions. It’s time to stop guessing and learn the art and science of posing.

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3 Words Sum Up This Canadian Rockies Celebration: Family, Simplicity, Adventure

This adventurous couple wanted an intimate wedding that represented their core values as a couple: family, simplicity, and adventure. So what better place to check off all those boxes than a week and a half of camping followed by a celebration with their immediate family in the Canadian Rockies!? Justine Milton Photography was there to capture this special day that came together so organically, and the gallery is completely sweeping us off our feet with the stunning views and heart-melting looks of love.

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Belle Bride Tracey – The Big Day

It’s always quite emotional when we say farewell to a Belle Bride, as it feels that we’ve been by their side during their planning journey all the way through to…

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Feminine neutral wedding inspiration at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Don’t get us wrong, we’re all about bold color here at the 100LC HQ. Still, sometimes we’ll see a neutral wedding or event like the one Lacy Geary and Kelly Lenard dreamt up in this feminine editorial at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills, and suddenly whites and creams and pale pinks are all we can think about. Thanks to Mary Dougherty Photography for capturing our latest muse!

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Simple chic peach wedding invitations

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Imagine sitting down to a table like this in early fall or thick of winter… Mega sigh.

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

A talented team of vendors gathered for Jake Anderson’s workshop and this Catskills wedding came to life. In the frozen north of New York at the thoughtfully designed Foxfire Mountain House, an intimate weekend unfolded. The fireplace roared next to the table where flowers delicately arched and leaves foraged brought the outside in. A crisp balance of white, cream, rose and gold was at once a reminder of the brisk outdoors and an inviting embrace to stay cozy inside. It was everything you could want in an intimate winter wedding, the perfect setting for a hidden getaway from the city and a memorable place to return to.

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Gah, seeing a bohemian Dreamers & Lovers gown in this romantic, feminine setting is just too perfect. Not to mention, a sparkler by Susie Saltzman like the one below:

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Kelly Lenard is truly a floral genius, no? Big fans over here!

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Simple chic peach wedding invitations

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

There was the kind of light you see on a wedding day—warm and joyful and basically a hug that doesn’t let go. It wrapped you up in the food, the flowers and the feeling of the day, and it didn’t even matter that the temperature was more than just cold. Spread through the house was a celebration for an intimate wedding, a select group of people traveling up from New York City with close friends from Minneapolis, Alberta, Lake Placid and more. 

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

There’s something so magical about escaping a bustling city like NYC for an intimate wedding upstate, too. Practically begs for a dreamy scene like this.

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Feminine neutral wedding ideas at Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills

Yep, we’re smitten. Thanks to Mary + the fabulous team below for the swoonworthy wedding ideas!

Photography: Mary Dougherty Photography / Venue: Foxfire Mountain House / Workshop: Jake Anderson / Planning & Styling: Lacy Geary / Floral Designer: Kelly Lenard / Paper Products: Plume Calligraphy / Ribbon: Froufrou Chic / Dress: Dreamers & Lovers / Rings: Susie Saltzman

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Pasuwisma 925 Silver Bow Necklace, Bowknot Pendant Necklace Choker with Extension

Specification
Material
925 silver

Size
-Necklace Chain Length: 12.3inch+3.5inch extension
-Bow Dimension: 1.52*0.4 inch

How to maintain
1. Rub your Jewelry with baby wipes without damaging the surface, then rub with a clean dry cotton cloth to bring back the shine;
2. Maintain your jewelry’s shine by avoiding contact with agents such as soaps, perfume, lotion, makeup, hair & cleaning products, etc.
3. Store it in a box when not wearing it. Yalong jewelry box doubles as a safe haven for your jewelry’s storage and keep it looking bright and shiny

Package including:
1* 925 silver choker
1* gift box

Product Features

  • Necklace Chain Length: 12.3inch+3.5inch extension, Bow Dimension: 1.52*0.4 inch
  • Material: 925 silver
  • Serpent chain and unique Bow design, which is distinctive, reveal the person’s personality and charm, Which is suitable for different occasions
  • The 925 Bow choker is the best gift for friends , sister , mothers .

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Cardol 2017 Women’s Lace Wedding Dresses Bridal Gowns Long Sleeves Ball Gowns

Thank you very much for your support to our store, we are dedicated to making you beautiful dresses for wedding, prom, business party, cocktail party, homecoming party, etc.
Note:
1.Computer screens have chromatic aberration, especially between CRT screen and LCD screen, we can not guarantee that the color of our products will be exactly the same with the photographs you saw,hope you can understand.
2.All the dresses from us can be Custom made,so please don’t worry about the dress size from us.If you want this service ,pls place the order by choosing any size and custom fee choice togeteher .After you succeed to place the order ,check the measure guide online and send an email to tell us the measurements we needed below :
Bust:_ inches
Wasit:_ inches
Hips:_ inches
Waist to hems:_ inches
Shoulder to waist(below bra line): _ inches
If you have any other questions, please contact us directly, we are always at service.
If you are satisfied with the items, please help to give us all 5-star review and feedback, we will do better and better with your support. Your needs is our pursuit.

Product Features

  • Please Use The Size Chart Image on the Left. Do not use Amazon’s “Size Chart” link.
  • Imported.Occasion For Wedding Party, Evening Dress,Prom Dress And Other Special Ocassion.
  • Lace Applique, Full Lined, Build in Bra, Illusion Scoop Neckline ,Sheer Back ,Zipper ,Bottons ,Crystals ,Rhinestones ,Court Train
  • If the color and size are not what you want, pls contact us via email after you place the order. We can customize it according to your request .(Note:custom dress need pay custom fee)
  • Please kindly note that the estimated delivery time you saw is automatically set by Amazon system. For us , making dress needs about10-15 business days, shipping time to the USA about 7-15 business days. Expedited shipping service is available (need about 2-5 days),choose expedited shipping opinion when you go to the third process of placing the order .

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Casoty 27 Pairs Stud Earrings Mixed Design Modern Style and Bohemia Retro Vintage Style Sets Card pack

Welcome to CASOTY Store!

Design Specifically for Casoty 27 Pairs Stud Earrings Mixed Design Modern Style and Bohemia Retro Vintage Style Sets Card pack, Best for Friends’ Family Members or business partners, take this fashion earrings for your beloved ones right now.

Features:
Material: Alloy, Color: as in the main picture
It is good gift for women and girlfriend
It is the most popular style now for your personality choice, great to match any fashion individuality style.
Suitable for personal wearing or unique birthday gifts for wife and girlfriend and friends


Package Including:
3 card pack X CASOTY Earrings (Total earrings: 27 pairs)
1 X CASOTY Jewelry Gift Bag


Why Buy From CASOTY?
We are dedicated to offering great customer service to our customers. Our Product offering continues to grow and expand.We are working hard to become your “Favorite Shop” offering the widest range of Fashion Jewelry. Place an order today and you will see the difference of the quality of the products.

If for any reason you are unhappy with any product by CASOTY, please do not hesitate to contact us.We take full ownership and responsibility for the quality of our products and will do our very best to solve your problem quickly and efficiently! CASOTY is a registered trademark protected by US Trademark Law. CASOTY products are sold by authorized sellers only.

Product Features

  • Assorted Design Style of Stud Earrings, from modern style and bohemia retro style, you can choose any style whenever you want on any occasion, Total of 27 Pairs earrings, comes in 3 card pack.
  • Comes in Mixed Sizes and Designs, Material: Alloy, Nickel-free / Lead-free / Eco-Friendly Earrings Pin, Hypoallergenic
  • Great gift for women and girls, or you can share it and give as a gift to your friends and family.
  • Perfect for all occasions: anniversary, engagement, party, meeting, dating, wedding, daily wear, etc.
  • PERFECT GIFT for anyone! Comes in a luxury velvet pouch, making them easy to wrap.

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Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement

A team of talented wedding pros recently came together to create the most inspiring bohemian wedding shoot. And the cool desert vibes? Well, let’s just say you might be surprised to actually find out that this shoot wasn’t shot in the desert at all, but in the state of Ohio of all places!

Get ready to pin up all the pretty. Over on pinterest, that is. Huge hugs and high fives to this dream team and especially to Kaleigh Turner Photography for snapping up all of this wedding inspiration!

From the photographer, “I’ve been dreaming up this shoot for so long, so when Stephanie, the sweet owner of Cincy Event Planning, totally saw my vision for this and brought it to life, I was beyond amazed! The story behind our couple here is that they’ve left their world and cares behind to go on a road trip and decided on a whim to get married, with only their belongings and each other.”

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“Here in Cincinnati, it’s obviously not the desert, so our first obstacle was to find a location that gave us that bare landscape and same feel that a desert would, and we stumble upon a little fossil park (Trammel Fossil Park) that was perfect!”
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“From there, the other extremely talented and amazing vendors followed suit.  The Photo Bus Cincy provided us with our transportation with their amazing VW photo booth van…”
 Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled ElopementCinci Makeup made our model, Chelsea, look like a rockstar, Olivia from Salon Concepts styled our models’ hair (perfected that awesome man bun on our male model, Ian)…” Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement“Emily, owner of Artistic Floral, worked her floral magic on the van and with the beautiful flower crown…” Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement  Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement“and Tres Belle Cakes provided our yummy treats for the “reception” scene, and Stephanie and her team styled the whole thing while I photographed it all.” Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement“There are vintage maps and old suitcases, along with southwest patterned blankets to boost the travel vibe, and the ceremony scene with the “thrown together” back drop completes the look. With got incredibly lucky with the amazing sunset, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you!” Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement  Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement photo KaleighTurnerPhotography_TravelElopementStyledShoot75_low.jpg Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled Elopement Desert Boho Travel Styled ElopementPhotography: Kaleigh Turner Photography // Event Planning: Cincy Event Planning // Floral Design: Artistic Floral // Photo Bus: The Photo Bus Cincy // Dress Store: Carrie Karibo bridal // Makeup Artistry: Cinci Makeup // Hair Styling: Olivia Renee LLC at Salon Concepts // Cake: Tres Belle Cakes

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The Total Money Makeover Workbook

A simple, straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits!

Best-selling author and radio host Dave Ramsey is your personal coach in this informative and interactive companion to the highly successful New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover. With inspiring real-life stories and thought-provoking questionnaires, this workbook will help you achieve financial fitness as you daily work out those newly defined money muscles. Ramsey will motivate you to immediate action, so you can:

Set up an emergency fund (believe me, you’re going to need it)Pay off your home mortgage?it is possible.Prepare for college funding (your kids will love you for it)Maximize your retirement investing so you can live your golden years in financial peaceBuild wealth like crazy!

With incentive exercises that really do exercise your spending and saving habits, Ramsey will get your mind and your money working to make your life free of fiscal stress and strain. It’s a no-nonsense plan that will not only make over your money habits, but it will also completely transform your life.

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GuqiGuli “Luxe Willow” 1.25 Ct Sterling Silver Halo Cubic Zirconia Engagement Rings for Women, Size 5-11

This beautiful women’s sterling silver engagement ring features delicate vines adorned with sparkling round Cubic Zirconias and marquise cut cz buds that reach for the center stone. The perfect combination of natural elegance and breathtaking sparkle, this engagement ring will delight nature lovers everywhere.

Ideal Gift choice

GuqiGuli is a popular fashion jewelry brand trended by its design team in New York. Comes with an elegant gift box. An ideal gift for special one – your lover, wife, fiancee, girlfriend, or friend for prom, wedding, bridal party, christmas day, thanksgiving day, valentine’s day, anniversary, birthday or a special occasion. The best confession of love!

About GuqiGuli:

GuqiGuli is an international lifestyle fashion brand which designs, manufactures and distributes jewelry, watches and fashion accessories, that uplift the style of women worldwide.

History:

2005: GuqiGuli Factory founded in China by President Mr. Lee and his wife Rita. First store was opened in downtown Athens.

2007:Since the beginning of 2007, GuqiGuli has become the chief OEM factory of many well-known fashion brands in Europe and America.

2012: Launch of the GuqiGuli Brand – GuqiGuli is an international lifestyle fashion brand which designs, manufactures and distributes jewelry and fashion accessories.

Customer Service

Every adorable customer in GuqiGuli deserves the best customer service. We promise:30-day money-back guarantee for any reason & 12-month warranty for quality-related issues

Basic Jewelry Care: Remove Your Jewelry Before Bathing or During Tasks. Don’t Wear Jewelry In Swimming Pools and Spas. Put Jewelry On After Applying Makeup.

Product Features

  • The beautiful “Luxe Willow” engagement ring features delicate vines adorned with sparkling round Cubic Zirconias and marquise cut cz buds that reach for the center stone
  • Crafted in White Gold Plated 925 Sterling Silver and AAA Grade Clear Cubic Zirconias, the perfect combination of natural elegance and breathtaking sparkle!
  • Comes with an elegant gift box. Gifts to spoil your love more for Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary, Christmas, Birthday and Valentine’s Day etc.
  • Measurements – 7mm 1.25 Ct AAA Grade Cubic Zirconia 1 Piece, 1.5mm*3mm 4 Pieces,1.2mm 57 Pieces. Ring Band Width: 1-5mm. Size: US 5-11. Weight: 2.5g
  • ♥GuqiGuli customer service♥ 30-day 100% satisfaction and money back guarantee; 1-year product warranty against defective manufacturing and components. Add it to your Wish List for our latest promotions. We are striving for your 5 Star feedback.

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