I know that summer is over, but I am already thinking about our next vacation and I know who I am going to book it through, Denise from For Your Getaways.

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | For Your Getaways | Mary BethI have heard the most amazing things about Denise. She specializes in Disney trips, cruises, bigger destinations and all inclusive travel. What is fabulous is that she travels to destinations to get an insider perspective – Isn’t that what we are all looking for when we travel – what did you do? What worked? What was super special?

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Time to start planning your next vacation!

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com.

Oh the Fall! The weather gets cooler, my turtle necks can be worn, warm cozy boots, sweaters, fires in the fire place and of course Pumpkin Spice Lattes on repeat are among my favorite things. The other part of Fall, which I love, is the Fall decor.  Fabulous cozy colors of reds, oranges, greens, yellows and all “leaves are changing color” inspirations. While the inside of my house is decorated, the outside front porch always needs a special little Fall boost in my eyes.

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Fall Porch Decor | Mary BethThis is the time when I turn to Pinterest and avoid all things that I need to keep alive – children (check!), husband (check!), dogs (check!), plants (STAY AWAY!). Ya’ll, we need to know our strengths!

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Fall Porch Decor | Mary Beth

So, here is what my sweet Brenna and I came up with for this year’s outside front porch fall fun, the other requirement we had was for the decor to be tall enough for people to see from the street. I think we hit the nail on the head!

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com.

I have found a new favorite way to shop! Lidl – a fabulous grocery store that just opened last week near me!

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Lidl | Mary Beth

I love shopping Kroger and I have found a great love in Aldi, but Lidl offers an amazing selection in a bigger store with lots of options, including a bakery, with comparable prices!

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Lidl | Mary Beth

One of the best parts of the store is that they also offer clothes, tools and seasonal items. Simply amazing. I can do my one stop shopping all in one place. Doesn’t everyone buy turtle necks and chicken in the same spot? 🙂

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Lidl | Mary Beth

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Lidl | Mary Beth

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com.

Today I wanted to share a company Sleeklens, that contacted me to review one of their Action Sets for Photoshop! I was honored that they reached out to me and wanted to share! You might be wondering, what are Actions?? Photographers may use action to help enhance their portraits or create an easier workflow. You can create your own actions or you can purchase actions from different companies that are already done for you! I use actions in my photography busines that I have purchased, as well as ones I have created! The actions offer a wide variety of editing styles and things to enhance with softening skin, brightening skin, reducing red from skin, changing to black and white, add flares etc… Sleeklens sent me the Action Set- Portrait Perfection Collection to review. I have the same portrait that I edited three different ways using some of their actions. The first portrait below is straight out of my camera, so we have a base to start with.2017-09-27_0001.jpg I used the action – Base- Golden Glow Hour and then the action Portrait Retouch Soft Glow Skin in the portrait below.2017-09-27_0002.jpg This next portrait I used the action- Cloudy Days and also Portrait Retouch Soft Glow Skin.2017-09-27_0003.jpg In this last portrait below I used the actions Autumn Love, Vignette Vintage and Portrait Retouch Desaturate.2017-09-27_0004.jpg These actions are easy to use and they come with excellent directions! They can easily help you transform your portraits into beautiful artwork for clients to hang on their walls! They help give you that professional edge and save time! Here are the links to check out this company and the actions that they have : https://sleeklens.com/product/portrait-perfection-photoshop-actions/ https://sleeklens.com/product-category/photoshop-actions/

Fall has arrived!!! I LOVE Fall and it is one of our busieset seasons at our studio! Have you booked your Fall Family Portrait Session?? Things are booking up fast and so now is the time to book your session! Here is some inspiration on outfits/ colors that look good for Fall portraits! ( even our family was able to pull it together last year for family portraits- amazing I know!!) We have real families below and then a style guide ( huge help- wink, wink!!) The big takeaway is to not be all the same color… mixing it up provides more interest in your portraits… You will thank me later looking back at your portraits!!

We have BRAND NEW PRICING for Fall that will appeal to all and give you the same creative, unique experience you get with Mary Beth’s Photography! When you work with our studio, you will get time back into your schedule… and of course get to be pampered in the process!! Call to schedule your Fall Family Session today- 803-634-0596 or email us at marybeth@marybethsphotography.com

Feel free to fill out a contact form on our website- www.marybethsphotography.com

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