3 Secrets to Better Family Photos

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Hey there! It's Katie, from Key to Pictures, and I'm excited to share my 3 juicy secrets to better family photography with you. But first I need to share some equally juicy and exciting.... Here it is: I was a terrible photographer. Really. If all of my early photos were not in a storage unit in Denver, I would post them so you could see that I'm indeed telling the truth. However, I'm not ashamed of my unsightly pictures because we ALL have to start somewhere. Every single one of us has to start at the beginning. I used to get terribly frustrated because I knew what I wanted my pictures to look like but I JUST COULDN'T MANIPULATE MY CAMERA TO CREATE IT. So the question is... if I had to start all over again would I change anything? My answer is simply "no". Because of my struggle and my frustration I learned on my own how to take pictures in a simple and effective way that I can now share with you. My passion is guiding people to pursue their dreams of being an amazing … [Read more...]

How To Make Eyes Sparkle: Photography Contributor Katie

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We are so excited to welcome Katie from Key to Pictures.  Katie will be joining us once a month sharing photography tips and tricks.  She also has many amazing photography books and some online classes.  Make sure you check them out.  I have really enjoyed them and they have helped me develop my talents. Hi there, I’m Katie! I’m a wife and a mom… who also happens to a professional photographer. One of my favorite quotes is by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. He said, “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.” Creating has always been a driving force in my life. It brings me immense pleasure to make something out of nothing. The joy of combining my thoughts and ideas with material objects to produce something of beauty is hard for me to describe. It’s blissful. Photography does that for me. Seeing the world through a … [Read more...]