Donicia l SLHS Class of 2014 l Senior Representative

How lucky am I to get the opportunity to photograph Donicia? She is an amazing young lady and she rocked her senior session! 

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As my first Senior Representative she set the bar pretty high. :) She is a beautiful and talented student. Honored for academics and selected as a member of the 2013 SLHS Homecoming Court. She enjoys running and is a member of the cross country team. Look out medical schools because her dream job is to become an ER Doctor.

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Donicia wanted a urban backdrop for her session. We chose downtown Fayetteville. She and her mom got up early on a Saturday morning to start our adventure. With her outfits and a couple props in tow we set out to find the perfect places. 

 

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Who knew our list of perfect spots would also include the train station which we used for breaks and outfit changes. 

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Ready for some fun facts about Donicia?

Superpower of choice: Ability to fly

Favorite Superhero: Batman

Favorite snack: Chocolate chip granola bars

 

 

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Just a couple more of Donicia's favorites.

Favorite teacher: Mr. Stull and Ms. Dumond

Favorite subject: Health Science

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite sports team: New Orleans Saints

 

 

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Favorite magazine: Seventeen, Glamour, and Teen Vogue

Favorite app: Songza

And Donicia's favorite images:

 

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Donicia loves to laugh and it shows! We had a ton of fun! Wishing Donicia a wonderful senior year. Enjoy every minute of it! 

Clickin Moms Blog Circle l June l Shallow DOF l NC Lifestyle Photographer

If you have been following our Clickin Moms Blog Circle you know it is time to showcase our next assignment. :) June's assignment was Shallow Depth of Field (DOF). This is one of my personal favorite types of photographing a subject. It is a great way to showcase the details and showoff the beauty. Shallow DOF is also a wonderful tool to blur the distractions in a background that can take away from your subject. The blur surrounding your subject is called bokeh. Below is one example of shallow DOF and how it helps to define the subject of my photo. To see more examples of shallow DOF continue our blog circle and  check out the talented Kayla Goode's photos!Image

Clickin Moms Blog Circle l May l Beautiful Ugly l Family and Lifestyle Photographer

"Beautiful Ugly" is the theme of this month's Clickin Moms blog circle. I find joy in finding the beauty in things most people pass everyday without a second glance. Being able to capture the beautiful ugly is one aspect that draws me to photography. Sometimes beautiful ugly is finding the right light, finding the right perspective, and the right location. It is amazing how accomplished I feel when I carve out a few feet in my lens for the perfect shooting local in a location usually described as ugly. Check out my beautiful uglies below. The sunflowers are from my Mothers day bouquet and the rest came from a quick walk to the barn. Also please check out talented Kayla Goode's interpretation to continue with our blog circle.

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2014 Senior Representative Program l Jamie Loomis Photography l Cameron NC Lifestyle Photographer

2014 Senior Rep Program Card At Jamie Loomis Photography we offer our Senior Representatives a customizable incentive plan as well as a unique Senior session that highlights  their style and hobbies. 

As a Senior Representative you will receive:

  • 1-2 hour on location Senior Session
  • Accordian style Brag Book with photos from your session
  • Online Gallery to share with Family and Friends
  • $20.00 print / product credit for each paid referral. Referrals can be Senior or Family sessions.
  • Eligible for monthly incentives.
  • 25 personalized Representative cards granting 10% discount on sessions for your referrals.
  • Customized FB timeline cover photo.
  • Featured Blog post and more!

Current Class of 2014 Seniors interested in our program please contact us below. Please share this opportunity with fellow graduating Seniors!

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Weekend Outing to the Raleigh Flea Market

Well first I must admit I broke the first rule of photography this weekend. No, I did not forget my camera. It was tucked safely in my camera bag sitting snugly in my seat. My memory card was tucked safely in my computer at home. :(

We enjoyed our time exploring the treasures at the Raleigh Fairgrounds. Discovered we like Hawaiian shaved ice more than Italian Ice. Two trips to the truck and we came home with some unique finds - two of which are below. Definitely going back with the camera and for more shopping!

PS - SD Card wallet ordered. 

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Clickin Moms Blog Circle/ March: Interesting Perspectives

Month 3 of our wonderful Blog circle! This month's creative exercise is a tough one. Possibly due to the endless variations to create interesting perspectives. My mind raced at the opportunity to create something well - interesting. Inconsistent weather and busy schedules left me walking around the last weekend searching for my shot. In sessions I use different angles, different depth of fields, and different poses to make each shot interesting. I applied these same rules to try to create some interesting perspectives of some ordinary stationary things that I see everyday. Using angles to change the background, DOF to isolate the subject, and experimenting with different focus points for a artistic feel. Please continue the circle and to see Barrett Klein's interesting perspective. DSC_7517ic DSC_8703ic

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Clickin Moms Blog Circle/ January: Up Close Portraiture

I am so excited to be apart of my first blog circle with a wonderful and talented group of ladies from Clickin Moms forum! Each month we will each participate in a photography technique and share our photos via our blogs. Each of our blog posts will link you to the next photographer's post. We all get to enjoy the circle of inspirational photos! The theme for January is Up Close Portraiture. I love the emotion and detail captured by this type of shot. Every session I shoot I try to ensure I shoot at least one close up of each subject. These type of shots not only showcase the beauty of the eyes, smile, and dimples but also the mood. Photography is a superpower! :) It is amazing how a few pixels can share the drama, laughter, sorrow, or celebration. You can never be too close to these smiles!

Please check out Kayla Goode's blog post here for more inspirational goodness!

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2012 - Animals loved by my lens

Animals Blog-Board-4-Opening-HorizontalThis post - the first post of 2013 originally was envisioned as my top 12 pictures of 2012 but I was having trouble deciding on only 12 favorites. I was very blessed in 2012 to meet and photograph beautiful families and many very special events. After browsing thru ALL the moments captured in time I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least. Being a photographer is very rewarding on a daily basis due to the people you meet and feeling so honored to be a part of these special moments. In addition, standing back and reviewing your work for the year is very rewarding in a personal sense to actually see the growth in the craft. The post of my top 12 in 2012 is still a work in progress! :) But hey - I am blogging anyway in order to honor  my goal to get the hang of this blogging thing and share more with you.  Today I am sharing a couple of my favorite animal pics that I stumbled across while reflecting on 2012. My poor animals are accustomed to having a lens in their face and probably feel the same way my kids do when the camera comes out. Some days are more photogenic then others but all days are worth capturing. Hope your day is all smiles!

What is lifestyle photography?

In 2011, as I was working on building my portfolio I was also working on finding my "style". I struggled trying to define my niche because by doing so I felt like I was limiting myself. I love photographing teens preparing to conquer the world, couples as they begin their lives together, sweet baby fingers and toes, but I can not stop there. I want to continue to capture the entire family as it continues to grow and the many special moments the future holds. Instead of defining my photography by the subjects I photograph I would like to define it by the little glimpses that I can document. Capturing the relationships and personalities in an artistic manner. Lifestyle photography is more of a journalistic approach full of emotion. The favorite gems I find in my camera are not always the ones with the proper lighting and perfect focus but the ones in which the moment continues to warm your heart with each gaze.