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{Crop Ratios Explained!} – Wilmington North Carolina Photographer

Have you ever ordered a photo and after picking it up, realized that your son’s fingers, ear, foot or other important part of composition was missing?  Crop ratios often mean that in order to fit on the particular size print you ordered, part of the original photo must be cut off.   Many people have trouble visualizing how that works so I laid out a handy crop ratio explanation for you below! I’m a visual person (duh!) so I thought it might help for others to see real examples too!

If you ever have a question about how your favorite photo from your session will look in a particular size, don’t hesitate to ask!  I’m happy to do a crop example for you!

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{Gorgeous maternity!} – Wilmington, NC Photographer

Beth just glowed at her session today!  I couldn’t wait to edit this one, so she gets a super-quick-like sneak peek!

Beautiful pregnant mama to be in North Carolina!

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Sara V.April 21, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Oh my goodness this is so pretty

Tori PiercyApril 21, 2010 - 8:41 pm

Wow, stunning!

Leah JentApril 22, 2010 - 11:45 pm

Beautiful, Stephanie!

LizApril 23, 2010 - 8:42 pm

The lighting is to die for. What a gorgeous shot. I wish I had one of me like this!

JodiMay 5, 2010 - 10:06 pm

Great photo!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!


{Canvas, Canvas, Canvas!}

I LOVE canvases. Love them! When I get them in for clients I always have to resist buying a second one for myself because they look so fabulous! The texture is just divine and the richness of the colors are phenomenal. Not to mention how great they look on a wall!

I’m delivering this canvas this afternoon and just had to take some photos to show you why I love canvases SO much!

I just love how phenomenal a canvas looks on a wall! There is a slight sheen to them and it just stands out beautifully!!!
Beautiful girl on a beautiful beach near Wilmington, NC!

The edges are beautifully finished and you can either opt to wrap the image over the edge or use a solid border instead!

Just look at all this delicious texture!! The detail able to be preserved on canvas always blows me away too – see her eyelashes?!

I secretly hope all of my customers buy a canvas, I just love seeing my work and their loved ones so beautifully presented!

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ChristiApril 17, 2010 - 5:34 pm

Delish! Now I have to drive 10 hours so you can shoot us!!

A-M DaleyApril 18, 2010 - 1:33 am

I can not tell you how incredible this ! I am so pleased with it. It is truely “art”. I am excited to hang it!!!!!!!!!!! The color saturation and depth and texture are just overwhelmingly beautiful. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leah JentApril 18, 2010 - 8:35 pm

I love canvas, too. And that photo is GORGEOUS!


{7 days new and so tiny!} – Wilmington, NC newborn photographer

Yesterday I spent the morning with the cutest little peanut of a baby girl. She slept nearly the entire time and was just so adorable I kept wanting to kiss her cheeks and little fingers! This is the only shot I’ve had time to fully edit before I head out of town tomorrow, but I wanted to give her parents a sneak peek before the gallery.

A sneak peek from a beautiful newborn session, taken in Wilmington, NC

I just love how little she looks compared to the hat!

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amyMarch 31, 2010 - 2:12 pm

What a gorgeous baby!! this is an adorable image!! love it!

Leah JentApril 2, 2010 - 10:45 pm

She is beautiful. I love this shot :) She does look all tiny and adorable in that hat!

Tori PiercyApril 11, 2010 - 2:16 am

Awww, just beautiful!


{ Newborn Casting Call } – Wilmington, NC Photographer

Hello dear friends and clients,

I am seeking to add some fresh new (very new!) faces to my portfolio! If you are pregnant and due in March or April or a new parent and would like some beautiful images of your newest addition or know of someone who would be interested, please read on!

The session will consist of:
* A free 2-3 hour newborn session in your home ($150 value)
* Two free digital images ($150 value), with absolutely no obligation to purchase anything else.
* A gallery with 10 photos to choose from
* 10% off pricing for any purchases
* 15% off pricing for custom birth announcements

All of this is yours in exchange for just the permission to use the photos taken for my portfolio!

At this time I am seeking one girl and one boy, as well as one set of twins. Babies must be under 14 days old. (This allows us to get that sleepy, serene newborn look.) Participants must be available for a morning weekday session for up to 4 hours (to account for set up time) and be in the immediate Jacksonville to Wilmington driving vicinity.

If you are interested in a session, please contact me at stephanie[AT] for details! I can’t wait to work with you and your new little ones!

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Leah JentMarch 17, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Oooh if only I lived in NC :)

I love your work, Stephanie!