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Words for Wednesday (How to love yourself in Photos)

Ok, so here are my words for Wednesday.  They are quite motivational and need to be read several times to get them through.  How to love yourself in photos!

We as humans tend to be the hardest on ourselves.  I’ve heard this time and time again from people.  I will love a photo, show it to them.  And, they HATE it!  Hate everything about the photo.  I go home edit the photo and post it to Facebook.  And then they LOVE IT!  LOVE it to the moon and back, absolutely L-O-V-E IT!  Why?!  It’s not because I edit the photos very much.  I do slight touches here and there. But, for the most part it’s the exact same photo.

There is one reason why I think people dislike the photos at first when they see them in the back of my camera.

  1.  Because they have a complex with themselves:

First and foremost people have a major complex when it comes to themselves.  I have had several photographers that I know take a beautiful photo of this GEORGOUS person.  And, the person hates it!  Because they pick at everything about themselves.  There is this one thing that no matter who takes the photo they will always see it in the photo.

So, I have started saying this to people when I take their photos.

“It doesn’t matter if it is a million dollar photographer that takes your photo.  If you have a complex with something about yourself, you will see it in the photos!”

“With me you don’t have a complex, this is about you!  This is meant to be fun, exciting, amazing, and I give you permission to LOVE yourself!  Love yourself like you always mean to love yourself!”

I don’t take photos for someone to look back at them and think ‘YUCK! I don’t like how I look in that photo!’

And here is the reason why I think they love the photo after it’s posted to Facebook:

  1.  Because they post it to their page and get a bajillion ‘LIKES’ from family and friends.  With everyone saying how great the photo is.  They get that outside gratification that they needed.

The best part about that is when it comes time to do another photo shoot.  They are more relaxed and have more fun the second, third and so on, times.

Well, here it is people, LOVE YOURSELF!  I give you permission to love the photos, to share them, brag about them.  And, most of all to enjoy the time you have with me.  It’s meant to be fun and exciting!

 

 

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Tuesday’s Wedding and Dress shoe tip

 

Ever wear high heels to a wedding, event or anything outside?  It’s the worst isn’t it??!!  I was in a wedding a few years ago in a field.  Here I was wearing this short beige dress, with these super cute silver heels.  And I had to walk the length of the entire aisle on my tip toes.  Every time I put my heels down they went right into the soft dirt.  I had to spend the entire ceremony on my tip toes.  The ceremony was short.  However, my calves were feeling it when all done.  I then had to do wedding party photos in these heels. (Insert Fake Happy Smile Here!)

Fast forward several years…

This year I was at a wedding that was going to be in a field as well.  I looked down and saw this clear looking thing on the heel of one of the brides high heeled shoes.  When I asked her what they were, she told me ‘Solemates‘.  These plastic rubbery covers easily slip on and off your heels.  Not only are these ‘Solemates‘ awesome for in the dirt.  They are just as awesome on steady solid ground.  They help with balance, coordination.  And, lets be totally honest here.  We could definitely use some balance and coordination when we have a couple of drinks.  Which makes them super awesome for wedding receptions!  I have not had to use them.  So, this is not from experience at all.

I personally would purchase them because of the usefulness of these.  Not only are they super useful when it comes to walking in high heels which is a skill all on its own.  They are small and come in different colors to match your shoes.  And, to top it off they come in different sizes as well!  If you plan on wearing high heels for any reason in the near future I recommend looking into these!

Feel free to contact me anytime!!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

Why Book Krystal Thornton Photography



What you get when you book with Krystal Thornton Photography.  You get a customized email just for you on Clothing, Make-up, Skin and Posing tips to help your session run as smooth as possible.  There are NO session fees so you only pay for product and photos you WANT!!  You get to customize your very own package without being told what items you can and cannot get.  You get at least an hour of photographing, and each image fully edited for online viewing in your very own gallery.  And that is just for family, senior, engagement boudoir and other smaller sessions.

If you book me for your wedding day, I come with my wedding box.  In it there are emergency supplies like: extra toothbrush, bug spray, sunblock, tide stick, clothing tape, sewing kit, ponchos and so much more!  It is my goal to make sure that your special day runs as smooth as possible.  You not only get a photographer you get a friend for life!!!

Here are reviews on my website from past clients: Krazy for Krystal

Be prepared to be awed!  I am here to help you through every decision in your photo session.  Customer service is a huge deal to me and I want to make this experience one that you and your family or significant other will remember forever!  Contact me anytime day or night with any questions you may have!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotograph@gmail.com



What this weekend Has!!!



Crazy busy this weekend!!!  Saturday morning I have an event with Kalamazoo Strong I am photographing.  If you are not busy and want to help make a difference in this awesome Kalamazoo community come and join us!!  From 10 am – 2 pm I will be photographing the Kalamazoo Golf Classic and Community event.

Saturday night I will be having fun with this lovely couple above!!!  We will be getting some awesome shots.  Not gonna tell what we are doing, but it’s going to be great……!!!!!!

Sunday I will be photographing a Bridal Shower for Sarah Degraw!  I am absolutely thrilled about.  It will be held at Southern Exposure where I photographed the Hannah and Kaleb’s wedding.  Such a beautiful location!!!

Please contact me anytime with any questions you may have!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

Know Someone Getting Married?!



Know someone getting married this year, next year or even 2018??  Send them my way.  I include a complimentary Engagement session, Boudoir or Trash the dress session with my wedding packages.  Here is my link to my website with my pricing information.  You can contact me through email, Facebook and/or phone!

www.kthornphoto.com

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

(269) 599-2094

It best to get a head start on booking vendors, photographers and anything that involves another business for your wedding.  The reason being these companies could book your date if you wait too long.  A lot of people book their photographer a year in advance.  Once wedding season picks up the dates book up like wildfire.

If you have any questions please contact me anytime!!!

Always Available Mini Sessions!!!

Always available mini sessions!



Ever just think, “Hey, I just want a quick photo session of my family to document this (enter reason here..) In our lives??!!”  Well here is the session just for you.

Want to celebrate a birthday?!  BAM!!  Here it is!!

Want to celebrate the 376 days you have been together with your significant other and don’t want to break the bank??!!

Here is an all time ‘Always Available Mini Session”.  This is for those quick want to document moments!  These sessions are a half our and you get 4 digital prints included.  Any questions please contact me anytime!!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

Small print here!

  • The sessions need to take place in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • If the sessions run longer than a half hour then the price increases to a minimum purchase amount of $100 and the $50 session goes out the window.  This means you need to be prepared when you get to the location and be on time.
  • If you are looking for a specific pose, or idea you may have then I will need a list of ideas a WEEK before the session.  (NOT the night before).
  • I am willing to discuss the amount of people to be in the photos.  However, you need to be aware that there will only be 4 photos of MY choosing that will make the cut. And again, it needs to last less than a half hour.

GOOGLE ME!!!!!!!!!



Google me!!!   Never in a million years did I ever think I would be Googling my business!!!  Well, here it is!  Check out the awesome reviews!! Refer your friends, family, co-workers and get the word out!!  Holiday sessions are coming up and I tend to book fairly quickly!!!  Make sure that you get your session appointment sooner rather than later….

www.kthornphoto.com

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

(269) 599-2094