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Check out the Clickin Moms Scavenger Hunt. Want to learn more about photography and get some hard core critiques join Clickin Moms.
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Today is the last day for 15% off at Erin Leigh Designs. Check out all of the adorable invitations I have in my Etsy Shop. Or request a custom design by emailing me at erinleighdesigns1@gmail.com. I'm currently working on some new designs, including a Bachelorette Party invite. I'll leave you with my favorite Bridal Shower Invitation right now. It's just so classy with the bride sillhouette and decorative background.
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I finally finished editing ALL of the photos from my photo shoot with Olivia at Antioch Park in Mission, KS. Here are a few of my favorite pictures.
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I have been a little discouraged recently. I recently joined the Clickin Mom's Photography Forum. So far it is awesome. I've already learned so much. I put my pictures up for Hard Core Critique and well let's just say there was a lot of bad and not good. :( I appreciate their honesty but it's made me realized that I still have so much to learn about photography and taking great pictures.  If only had more time... full time job gets in the way. So I'm going to try to study up as much as I can. Although, my scrapbook design hobby and invitation business take away from my time to learn photography too. I love it all you could say! I really want to just take another photography class but the budget is tight at the moment. So I'm trying really hard to not spend much money. I'm also saving for a new lense which I can't decide on. So I decided to research about lenses and how they work and the difference between a telephoto lense and prime lense. The first site I came to after google was Cambridge in Colour and specifically to this page. There are also a lot of other helpful articles on this site. Just click on Techniques.

Another part of learning is talking to current photographers. I met with Richard from RVR Photography and he was very helpful. I hope to go along with him on some weddings in the future. I also met with Erica from Erica May Photography. She is such a sweet girl and is already doing so well at a young age. She told me about how she got started and just recently quit her day job. What a great role model! She talked about all the different facets of photography and the business side. I am so greatful she agreed to meet with me and let me ask her a million questions. Thanks for your help so far!

I'm really enjoying this photography journey. Stay tuned for more to come!
 
MCP is hosting a contest to win $50 gift certificates to Pretty Presets, which has awesome Lightroom and ACR Presets to speed up your workflow. If I won I'd probably get the ones below.
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Pretty Presets can be found here. For more information on this contest visit the MCP blog here and check out MCP Actions here.

Have a great day!
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Check out my newest Bridal Shower Invitation posted in my Etsy shop. It has a cute umbrella with polka dots. It's available in many colors.
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Check out my newest design. It comes in boy, neutral and girl versions. If you want different colors or fonts, let me know. You can find the invitation here.
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Go to this site to find out how to win a $15 Bake it Pretty gift card and Calphalon utensils. I'd love to buy some adorable cupcake liners.
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Cute cupcake liners from Bakeitpretty.com
 
Today, I had the pleasure of doing a portrait session with an adorable 6 month old girl named Olivia. She did great especially during the first 30 minutes. She was happy and silly. Near the end of the photo shoot she was getting a little tired. Overall, it was a fun shoot. I also got a few pictures with mommy and daddy. Thanks for being such great models! So here's your sneak peak! Enjoy!
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Check out the new Polka Dot Save the Date announcement on my Etsy shop. It's simple and modern.It can be customized to any colors you'd like and is also available without polka dots. I will also throw in some FREE address labels with your order. This listing is for a digital print but if you'd like them printed, email at erinleighdesigns1@gmail.com or message me on my etsy site. The preview of the invites are below.
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