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  • Fun Fact of the Day: Dogs don’t just fill your heart; they actually make it stronger. Studies show that having a canine companion is linked to lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, and decreased triglyceride levels, which contribute to better overall cardiovascular health and fewer heart attacks!
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Phoebe loves my first pair of @wearfigs - so soft 💕
  • Fun Fact of the Day: Dogs don’t just fill your heart; they actually make it stronger. Studies show that having a canine companion is linked to lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, and decreased triglyceride levels, which contribute to better overall cardiovascular health and fewer heart attacks!

    Phoebe loves my first pair of @wearfigs - so soft 💕
  • 386 68 17 hours ago
  • Yesterday I posted a little peek at my styling guide which is a new addition to my client experience. I had a couple people DM me (and I’ve had mentees express these same feelings) saying they’d love to do something like this but they’re afraid they’ll overwhelm their clients. So I felt the need to go on a little rant about making your client experience whatever you feel is appropriate for you & your business, and being confident in however you choose to handle it!
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For sessions, I now send a style guide, @style_and_select styling service and my thorough location guide right after booking. 30 days out, I re-send these guides and check-in to see how I can help them prepare. 2 weeks out I send a prep email with information about final payment, what to expect at the session, and a questionnaire so that I can get to know my clients a bit. Is it a lot? Maybe. But it has really streamlined my process and negated the constant back and forth emailing to prep for a session. I am also a firm believer in creating an experience for my clients & I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback for helping them navigate the overwhelming process of planning for those perfect photos. I want my clients to feel relaxed and well guided through the process so that when session day comes, they know that they’re in good hands and can relax and enjoy having their photos taken. I know that this is likely an investment for my clients and I promise I don’t take that lightly!
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Also, I want to stress that by no means am I saying that you HAVE to do all this. You know your clients & your business best, so I urge you to find ways to add value to your client experience in whatever way works for your own unique business. But if guides & being on top of prep is something you feel your clients could benefit from, go forth with no shame! Besides, they can ultimately choose whether they want to read it or not anyway. 😜
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QUESTION TIME!! clients: how your photographer can help you prep for your photo session // photographers: how do you add value to client experience?
  • Yesterday I posted a little peek at my styling guide which is a new addition to my client experience. I had a couple people DM me (and I’ve had mentees express these same feelings) saying they’d love to do something like this but they’re afraid they’ll overwhelm their clients. So I felt the need to go on a little rant about making your client experience whatever you feel is appropriate for you & your business, and being confident in however you choose to handle it!

    For sessions, I now send a style guide, @style_and_select styling service and my thorough location guide right after booking. 30 days out, I re-send these guides and check-in to see how I can help them prepare. 2 weeks out I send a prep email with information about final payment, what to expect at the session, and a questionnaire so that I can get to know my clients a bit. Is it a lot? Maybe. But it has really streamlined my process and negated the constant back and forth emailing to prep for a session. I am also a firm believer in creating an experience for my clients & I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback for helping them navigate the overwhelming process of planning for those perfect photos. I want my clients to feel relaxed and well guided through the process so that when session day comes, they know that they’re in good hands and can relax and enjoy having their photos taken. I know that this is likely an investment for my clients and I promise I don’t take that lightly!

    Also, I want to stress that by no means am I saying that you HAVE to do all this. You know your clients & your business best, so I urge you to find ways to add value to your client experience in whatever way works for your own unique business. But if guides & being on top of prep is something you feel your clients could benefit from, go forth with no shame! Besides, they can ultimately choose whether they want to read it or not anyway. 😜

    QUESTION TIME!! clients: how your photographer can help you prep for your photo session // photographers: how do you add value to client experience?
  • 250 16 11 hours ago
  • Pro tip #1: when you are photographing children, you must become a child yourself. Baby shark may have been performed while executing this sweet smiley shot... this may have also been the only 1 out of about 25 shots that was actually in focus. Go hard or go home 😂✨ what things do you do in order to get someone to smile? Comment below 👇🏼
  • Pro tip #1 : when you are photographing children, you must become a child yourself. Baby shark may have been performed while executing this sweet smiley shot... this may have also been the only 1 out of about 25 shots that was actually in focus. Go hard or go home 😂✨ what things do you do in order to get someone to smile? Comment below 👇🏼
  • 213 10 20 hours ago
  • Finally rolling out of my lady cave for a break! Post wedding season is also kicking my butt but I’m so grateful for all my AMAZING clients (who I call friends!) for being so wonderful to me as I crank out galleries, teasers, emails, contracts, calls and shoots... just all of it before the holidays! This mama is sooo looking forward to a super fat turkey dinner next week and hanging with the fam! Happy Thursday everyone!
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Photo love @jasminejeanettephoto 
Edited by yours truly! 💜
  • Finally rolling out of my lady cave for a break! Post wedding season is also kicking my butt but I’m so grateful for all my AMAZING clients (who I call friends!) for being so wonderful to me as I crank out galleries, teasers, emails, contracts, calls and shoots... just all of it before the holidays! This mama is sooo looking forward to a super fat turkey dinner next week and hanging with the fam! Happy Thursday everyone!
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    Photo love @jasminejeanettephoto
    Edited by yours truly! 💜
  • 137 13 16 hours ago
  • They have perfect teeth. 😬
  • They have perfect teeth. 😬
  • 117 9 23 hours ago
  • been craving pizza a lot lately. trying to stay healthy. Pizza is best in moderation? Pizza is best always. Anyone else struggling with self control when it comes to healthy habits?? #workingonit
  • been craving pizza a lot lately. trying to stay healthy. Pizza is best in moderation? Pizza is best always. Anyone else struggling with self control when it comes to healthy habits?? #workingonit
  • 168 12 17 hours ago

Latest Instagram Posts

  • Totally missed #groomthursday again yesterday but hey, it’s been one of those weeks 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 @cidswfl is a freakin rockstar groom!
  • Totally missed #groomthursday again yesterday but hey, it’s been one of those weeks 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 @cidswfl is a freakin rockstar groom!
  • 1 1 4 minutes ago
  • 사랑해 (Saranghae)⁠⠀
Te Quiero ⁠⠀
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3 different ways to say "I love you"... *heartmelt*⁠⠀
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#sarangquiero ⁠⠀
#ishootwithmyheart
  • 사랑해 (Saranghae)⁠⠀
    Te Quiero ⁠⠀
    🤟🏽⁠⠀
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    3 different ways to say "I love you"... *heartmelt*⁠⠀
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    #sarangquiero ⁠⠀
    #ishootwithmyheart
  • 25 1 5 hours ago
  • With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair. 
Book your portrait session by messaging me, or visiting link in bio. www.christinaduranphotography.com
  • With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.
    Book your portrait session by messaging me, or visiting link in bio. www.christinaduranphotography.com
  • 19 2 5 hours ago
  • “If I am thinking correctly”, said Pooh “a  new baby is probably undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be.” — and I think you’re right about that, Pooh! 🍯🐻💛 #babaxmomo
  • “If I am thinking correctly”, said Pooh “a new baby is probably undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be.” — and I think you’re right about that, Pooh! 🍯🐻💛 #babaxmomo
  • 18 1 6 hours ago
  • 2 years ago today, I went out with another photographer and took this photo. We talked about how badly I wanted this photography thing to work. How I saw this career growing and that I wanted to transition out of primarily doing lifestyle photography, to put all of my focus on weddings and couples. I was tired of trying to do it all, tired of stretching myself thin, and desperately wanted to quit my soul sucking job to be my own boss full time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That December, I quit my job. I was terrified! I didn’t know if it would be a success, if people would appreciate my work, and if I was going to find the happiness I was seeking.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I look back and two years feels like yesterday. How crazy is it that all of your dreams are possible if you do your do the work, research, invest in your business, and stop letting fear take over.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Friends you can do WHATEVER you put your mind to. How is it that next weekend I’ll wrap up my second full time wedding year and my thirteenth year doing photography?!?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Not only am I still a photographer, but we’ve added video and a photo booth! This a grown  so much more than I’ve imagined and I cannot wait to see what’s to come.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • 2 years ago today, I went out with another photographer and took this photo. We talked about how badly I wanted this photography thing to work. How I saw this career growing and that I wanted to transition out of primarily doing lifestyle photography, to put all of my focus on weddings and couples. I was tired of trying to do it all, tired of stretching myself thin, and desperately wanted to quit my soul sucking job to be my own boss full time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    That December, I quit my job. I was terrified! I didn’t know if it would be a success, if people would appreciate my work, and if I was going to find the happiness I was seeking.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    I look back and two years feels like yesterday. How crazy is it that all of your dreams are possible if you do your do the work, research, invest in your business, and stop letting fear take over.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Friends you can do WHATEVER you put your mind to. How is it that next weekend I’ll wrap up my second full time wedding year and my thirteenth year doing photography?!?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Not only am I still a photographer, but we’ve added video and a photo booth! This a grown so much more than I’ve imagined and I cannot wait to see what’s to come.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • 18 2 6 hours ago
  • Took a break from editing tonight to watch old Friends episodes with my husband. Spoiler alert, it was perfect. ✨
  • Took a break from editing tonight to watch old Friends episodes with my husband. Spoiler alert, it was perfect. ✨
  • 14 2 6 hours ago
  • The best time for new beginnings is now 🖤
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6 Days Until our early access Black Friday goes live for our email and text subscribers..Are you signed up to receive email or text to snag one of the limited spots?⁠
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Text : slpboudoir143 to (833) 380-4587 to sign up for our text subscription for early access⁠
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or link in BIO for black friday email subscription
  • The best time for new beginnings is now 🖤

    6 Days Until our early access Black Friday goes live for our email and text subscribers..Are you signed up to receive email or text to snag one of the limited spots?⁠

    Text : slpboudoir143 to (833) 380-4587 to sign up for our text subscription for early access⁠

    or link in BIO for black friday email subscription
  • 75 1 6 hours ago
  • Calm before the storm ❄️
  • Calm before the storm ❄️
  • 7 1 6 hours ago
  • Let’s go. 📸
  • Let’s go. 📸
  • 7 1 6 hours ago
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  • What’s your favorite part about Fall? ⁣⁣
A) the weather 🍂 or B) the thanksgiving feast coming up pretty soon 👀 ⁣⁣
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5 DAYS LEFT for my FREE photoshoot giveaway posted on my previous post! Go check it out! (Ends 11/26)
  • What’s your favorite part about Fall? ⁣⁣
    A) the weather 🍂 or B) the thanksgiving feast coming up pretty soon 👀 ⁣⁣
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    5 DAYS LEFT for my FREE photoshoot giveaway posted on my previous post! Go check it out! (Ends 11/26)
  • 28 3 8 hours ago
  • "I never want to stop making memories with you."
  • "I never want to stop making memories with you."
  • 53 2 8 hours ago
  • // sitting seed
shaded leaves
gentle breeze //
// featuring the dynamic @dalen_carter //
  • // sitting seed
    shaded leaves
    gentle breeze //
    // featuring the dynamic @dalen_carter //
  • 112 12 9 hours ago
  • A few favorites from Jessica + Sergio’s engagement session this past weekend! These two were such a joy to photograph...we played some music to set the atmosphere for them to feel comfortable and enjoy the moment together ✨ As you can tell by their smiles, they are so in love with each other and I felt honored to capture it! Can’t wait for their September 2020 wedding at the @moorparkcountryclub ✨🙌🏼 #amandajoyphotography #engagementsession #2020wedding
  • A few favorites from Jessica + Sergio’s engagement session this past weekend! These two were such a joy to photograph...we played some music to set the atmosphere for them to feel comfortable and enjoy the moment together ✨ As you can tell by their smiles, they are so in love with each other and I felt honored to capture it! Can’t wait for their September 2020 wedding at the @moorparkcountryclub ✨🙌🏼 #amandajoyphotography #engagementsession #2020wedding
  • 26 6 10 hours ago
  • Hannah + Malibu💫
  • Hannah + Malibu💫
  • 203 2 10 hours ago
  • Is it socially acceptable yet to listen to Christmas music? No? Oh well 🎄
  • Is it socially acceptable yet to listen to Christmas music? No? Oh well 🎄
  • 36 5 10 hours ago
  • This cold weather has me daydreaming of foggy London days 🌥
  • This cold weather has me daydreaming of foggy London days 🌥
  • 66 5 10 hours ago
  • I have a secret -  this photo is digital! 🙊 The majority of the photos on this feed are film images, and I would normally take a money shot like this one on film. But with the newest tools available and years of honing my editing skills, I am confident in my ability to match my digital images to those I shoot on film. It saves me money and my clients can’t tell the difference. Sometimes, I even have to double check which is which! And if you played my game yesterday in my stories- I stumped a lot of you as well on some of my images!⠀
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This is why I’m so excited to be releasing a brand new editing guide with the 7 easy steps to matching your digital to film. It includes:⠀
▫️ quick step by step instructions for editing using @c1ickmatch profiles with screenshots⠀
▫️the fastest way to dial in skin tones⠀
▫️the one tool that’s all you need to fix your greens⠀
▫️how I get that perfect pop of contrast without muddying skin tones⠀
▫️AND 7 tips for quickly making your digital images look more like film⠀
▫️BONUS: my hybrid editing workflow⠀
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So for those of you that are slogging through your edits right now, this guide will get you on the right track to fast and easy edits! Who’s in? Coming so very soon..!⠀
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Photo from a wedding coming soon to @stylemepretty with @eeventsco @gavitaflora
  • I have a secret - this photo is digital! 🙊 The majority of the photos on this feed are film images, and I would normally take a money shot like this one on film. But with the newest tools available and years of honing my editing skills, I am confident in my ability to match my digital images to those I shoot on film. It saves me money and my clients can’t tell the difference. Sometimes, I even have to double check which is which! And if you played my game yesterday in my stories- I stumped a lot of you as well on some of my images!⠀

    This is why I’m so excited to be releasing a brand new editing guide with the 7 easy steps to matching your digital to film. It includes:⠀
    ▫️ quick step by step instructions for editing using @c1ickmatch profiles with screenshots⠀
    ▫️the fastest way to dial in skin tones⠀
    ▫️the one tool that’s all you need to fix your greens⠀
    ▫️how I get that perfect pop of contrast without muddying skin tones⠀
    ▫️AND 7 tips for quickly making your digital images look more like film⠀
    ▫️BONUS: my hybrid editing workflow⠀

    So for those of you that are slogging through your edits right now, this guide will get you on the right track to fast and easy edits! Who’s in? Coming so very soon..!⠀

    Photo from a wedding coming soon to @stylemepretty with @eeventsco @gavitaflora
  • 117 6 10 hours ago