Session Spotlight | Rachel Chaney

Rachel Chaney of San Antonio, TX has been a longtime member with us on The Bloom Forum and her seek and find games with the most beautiful light in the Lone Star State have become a welcomed source of motivation to so many of us. With our eyes locked on Rachel’s latest session with her boys fishing with their grandpa, we knew it was a must share. Set on a friend’s fishing dock, we can’t imagine a more perfect location as the backdrop for Rachel’s timeless images sure to become treasured family heirlooms!

My dad took my boys fishing this summer. My daughter and I stopped by about an hour into their adventure. We were greeted by a cooler already half full of fish; two pumped-up boys; and one hard-working Grampy untangling endless knots. Everything was bathed in creamy evening reflected back in the water. I used my Mark III and my Canon 50 mm f/1.2 for the entire shoot.

© Rachel Chaney // featured on Everything Bloom


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If you’re a big fan of Rachel Chaney just like us, stop by her blog for a great collection of inspiration! And to see more from the fishing shoot from above, click here.

Insta roundup from our IG takeover with Wendy VonSosen


It’s that time again, time for our insta-roundup! This month, we are going to showcase some photos that came through when Wendy VonSosen hijacked our IG feed and asked all of our followers to show her your #bloomwonders photos. And without a doubt you all did just that. Take a look yourself:

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So until the next IG takeover, keep tagging your photos with #thebloomforum and follow us here. You could be featured in our daily feed!

The Bloom Team

The Weekend Update: Oct 17

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via Elizabeth Pfaff

· Struggling to maintain being productive while working from home? We love the idea of using the Breaktime App to remind us to step away!

· If you’ve got time to kill this weekend, consider watching this masterclass on understanding composition that will take you far beyond the rule of thirds.

· The specific times in the day when your kids need you to disconnect from tech.

· “Your wrinkles reflect the roads you have taken; they form the map of your life.”

· Custom exposure for your iPhone camera is finally the real deal! Set exposure, shutter speed, white balance and more with Manual.

· The holiday rush is a’coming! Get prepared with our tips for combating marathon editing.

· A Secret of Adulthood: The things that go wrong often make the best memories.

· There is nothing quite as energizing to the creative brain as a change in environment and the extreme colors of autumn foliage ranks in our tops. Take note of this U.S. when and where Fall foliage map to find out when the peak hits your area!

· Skip the pumpkin, carve a pineapple.

· To celebrate Friday, here is Carlton doing the Carlton.

Enjoy the sweater weather and take it easy on yourself this weekend! xo