The Weekend Update : July 31


via Marci B Photography

· How cute would these DIY paint dipped alphabet magnets be in the kitchen or office?

· Share our addiction to salt & vinegar chips? Let’s give salt & vinegar chicken a go this weekend!

· 15 Books That Will Lift Your Spirits on those low, extra funky days when you can’t shake it off, shake it off.

· The beach museum in DC is on our must see list.

· If you’ve been holding out on trying podcasts, we’re giving you an extra firm nudge to try Magic Lessons with Melissa Gilbert as she takes you through her guest’s road map to creativity. If you’re already hooked on that one, check out Sorta Awesome.

· Apple’s new campaign was completely shot by it’s iPhone users. Truth be told: Your gear isn’t holding you back.

· Mise-en-scène and the lessons you can draw from cinematic approaches and turn around and apply to your photography.

· Cookies for breakfast? The dream has been realized friends! If you want to get extra cute, dunk em in milk.

· 20 Photos that will drive your favorite perfectionist absolutely bonkers. We’re on a mission to fix them all.

· The Photography Gene. Do you have it?

Have yourself a spectacular weekend. We’re counting on you! xo

Session Spotlight | Taryn Boyd

Sessions that are held within a client’s home have to be our all time favorites. There’s is an ease and comfort that takes over a person when they are on their own turf surrounded by the four walls they love and live in. We’re bringing you this session from Taryn Boyd because it exemplifies all the things we love about a home session and a newborn session all wrapped up into one beautiful package.

I absolutely loved this session for so many reasons.

This is the 3rd time I am photographing this family and all of them have been newborn sessions. This is their last baby and after 3 boys they had a baby girl. The older brothers are smitten with their baby sister and it is so cute to see them interact.

I know this family really well and the journey to get to a family of 4 wasn’t an easy one. To see a big family for them makes my heart sing!

You would think that working with a family of 6 (2 of them being really young) would be stressful but for me it wasn’t. I just went with the flow of the session and I captured everyone as best as I could. I love the variety of all that I captured that day.





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Find more from Taryn Boyd of Blu Hippo Photography here: Site // Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest // Flickr

Being Featured with Lexi Vornberg || September 2015


With so many amazing opportunities out there, you don’t have to be a fashion or commercial photographer to have your work published and/or featured. Being Featured is a workshop that will take you through the steps that will not only make your session stand out to a blog or magazine, but also help you learn what each one is specifically looking for. From finding the right blog/magazine that matches your style to capturing a session that screams feature to submitting that session the correct way to everything else in between.

Lexi Vornberg is the editor in chief, founder, and creative director behind Lemonade and Lenses, a photographer’s magazine and blog, and Belle Lumiere, a high end print magazine and film exclusive blog. After looking through thousands of submissions and seeing almost everything done wrong, she is here to teach you how to get the publisher’s attention, in a good way, and how to submit a session correctly. She will go over how to submit to a blog, how to find a blog that showcases styles similar to yours, how to shoot a session specifically for submitting, how to edit that session, and how to submit the right way the first time. Each active seat will be able to submit two sessions to be critiqued as if Lexi was looking at them as real submissions to her blogs/magazine.



“The getting published course was FUN and educational. While I was honored beyond words to provide the cover image for the June 2013 L&L magazine I am VERY new to the whole submission process and was looking for some guidance and insight…. and FEEDBACK. When you submit and are overlooked, publishers aren’t going to tell you why. This is an opportunity to get the why, so the next submission snags one of those coveted spots.” – Tracy Hopkins

“‘Being Featured’ blew my socks off! Lexi shared very valuable information on how to submit for publication and gave priceless critiques on sessions we submitted to her. It was well worth the investment and I can’t wait to see where I can go from here! Thank you Lexi for a fabulous class!” – Morgan Coombs

“I now know there are so many details [when it comes to] creating a successful submission that I think most people would have no idea about. I certainly didn’t. Totally blown away [by] the info Lexi gives you. Not only ‘what to do’ but ‘what NOT to do.’ This class was worth every penny. All the information and instruction that Lexi gives is beyond eye opening and helpful, but also being able to ask her questions directly and seeing questions that others ask and that Lexi so candidly answers was amazing!!” – Dena Rooney

You can read more testimonials here.


1. This workshop is for forum members only, therefore, you must be a member of the forum to take the workshop. To become a member, simply head here to sign up.
2. Registration links are below.
3. The workshop will run from September 7th – September 20th.
4. 25 active seats are available at $200.00 per seat.
5. 25 silent seats are available at $150.00 per seat. Silent seats will be able to view all the workshop material but cannot post inside the private forum, email Lexi and get cc on their homework.
6. The private workshop information will be available for one month after the workshop ends.
7. This is an online workshop and students work at their own pace within the allotted workshop dates.
8. Registration is now open on a first come first serve basis.

To sign up for an active seat, CLICK HERE

To sign up for a silent seat, CLICK HERE

Once you register your PayPal receipt will act as your confirmation to the workshop. Please make sure to include your main email address on your PayPal form if your main address is not your PayPal email address.

No refunds are given once a seat is purchased, however, you can sell your seat on your own.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the workshop, please email Lexi directly at For all other emails, please feel free to send us an email at
Thanks all!
The Bloom Team