photography 101 – color balance

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I first started photography. I thought the only thing I needed to learn was how to compose a great picture. I didn’t realize all of the technical stuff that went into it as well! ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and what the heck was color [Read More]

Photoshop tip: how to swap heads in an image

As a photographer of little children, I have come to LOVE this technique of swapping heads in Photoshop. My goal is to get a perfect picture that the parents will swoon over. Sometimes, it is difficult to get both children to look at the camera AND give a good expression at the same time so [Read More]

Photography 101 – the exposure triangle

This month I want to talk to you about three things; ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. This is called the exposure triangle. If you want to learn how to use your camera in manual (which will produce MUCH better images), you’ll really want to understand how these three things interact to give you a properly [Read More]

photography tip: how to get genuine smiles from kids

The most important element in a picture is the expression on the subject’s face(s). It doesn’t matter how cute the location, props, or outfits are if the smiles aren’t genuine, it will be hard to appreciate anything else. So, how do we get those real smiles and genuine expressions from little kids? It’s simple… MAKE IT FUN!!! What happens [Read More]

photography tip – how to find and shoot in good lighting

Hi Love Stitched readers! ♥  I am so excited to be here and to share with you some photography tips and tutorials.  I am the owner/photographer of Cocobee Photography.  I specialize in families, children, and newborns and I absolutely LOVE what I do!  I want to help you improve your photography skills so you can [Read More]

Beauty is in the details – through the eyes of a traveler

Sometimes when we plan a big vacation to somewhere exciting we think about all the main attractions we are going to see.  The Eiffle Tower and the Louve in Paris; or Big Ben and Harrods in London (seriously if you have not been to Harrods in London and you love shopping book a flight STAT!).  Or personally [Read More]

photo a day challenge – week 15

I am totally sucking at following the daily pictures lately! I do take tons of pics though and will share my week in photos instagram style {you can follow along there too if you’d like I’m @LoveStitched} I have had this weird snacking thing going on lately where I want to snack ALL DAY LONG…cereal [Read More]

photo a day challenge – week 14

4/1 – Reflection {me and the sunset} 4/2 – COLOR {my outfit and picking out colors at home depot} 4/3 – MAIL {some sweet notes and great goodies that came in the mail this week} and that’s how bad I was this week at taking pics :( three whole days, awesome right? SORRY so instead [Read More]

photo a day challenge – week 13

And here we are again…another week gone! geez! What did you do this week? Here is a little glimpse into my week via instagram…. nothing better than some french toast and turkey sausage for a nice Sunday brunch 3/26 – KEYS = key collection 3/27 – your name = sometimes I doodle my name like [Read More]