Thanks for the not-so-great things

This Thanksgiving , while you share all you are thankful for this holiday, don’t forget to take a moment and be thankful for the not-so-perfect moments in life.

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Tips for Stress-Free Photo Sessions

Nothing adds to the holiday stress like holiday family photo sessions! Trying to land that perfect photo in 15 mins or less can be a nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. Mom, I’ve got a list of tips to help you turn that quickie mini session into an opportunity for GREAT photos!

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Planning for an Unplanned Birth Experience

There are so many checklists and tips for creating the perfect birth plan but many women are traumatized each year when their birth experience does not go according to plan. Help yourself fend off Birth PTSD with this comprehensive checklist to prepare for the unplanned birth experience.

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Hurricane Michael & Cotton Farmers

Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on agriculture in the southeast United States, especially the cotton farmers. Find out how these farmers are doing great things for sustainable materials, and how Alex Shelley Photography continues to support them.

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Birth Photography Award

I am so proud to announce that Alex Shelley Photography has been awarded a Bronze Award from the Rise International Photography Awards in the Birth Photography category.

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Golden Portraits

I picked up a portrait frame order for a client and a set of picture new frame samples for one of the 2018 trends in home decor - Gold! Learn how you can add a little bit of lux to your home and portraits with this timeless, classic color.

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Birth Beats: Vol. 2

Listening to music is highly recommended during the birth process.  We've got another mix of soft and relaxing tunes for your birth so you don't have to worry about searching for songs during your labor and delivery.

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The Effarah Family

I spent an entire day with Sarah, Sam & their boys, documenting their Life As We Know It. It was such an ordinary, wonderful day.

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This is me.

There is not a single more raw photograph of myself in existence. I HATE having my photo taken. You shouldn’t have to feel the way I do, and you don’t have to.

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What's the deal with photo mats?

Did you know there's a purpose to photo mats? It isn't just to add some coordinated color to your wall decor. Sure the contrasting solid block around your photographs draws your eye inward to the photo; however, photo mats do something even more important than that. 

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2018 Fall Portrait Style Guide

The words that strike fear into the hearts of mother’s everywhere: What are we going to wear for our family portraits????

Relax! Just read over my 2018 Fall Fashion Style Guide. You’ll find this year’s trending colors and tips to flatter. I’ve even gone shopping for you with links directly to coordinated outfits for the whole family!

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5 Things NOT to buy for your dorm

Hey, graduate, I know you’re out there shopping for your dorm! Here’s a list from some of us who have been there/done that and know what to spend your money on, and where to save it.

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Finding Perfection in Imperfection

I've been rather unsocial on social media lately. It puts me in the WORST mood. Sometimes, you just have to focus on what's important in life, like family, rain showers, and a grace from above.

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