Summer adventures...

I know it's summertime and we should be off having summertime adventures. This summer, however, is going to be void of the great outdoor adventures at the beach or mountains. With the last two kids going off to college out of state in August (total will be 4 kids in college this fall) and a few other excuses, we'll be hanging around Las Vegas most of the summer, spending our money here, most likely at Walmart and Ikea, lol. 

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I'm spending my summer working - preparing for school portraits in the fall and spring, scheduling family and senior sessions for the fall,  creating photo albums for customers, and playing with FILM! Sounds exciting, right! 

School portraits? 

Desertbloom Photography offers Fine Art School Portraits to local schools and daycare centers! What is a Fine Art School Portrait? It's a modern, boutique twist to the traditional school portrait. My focus is strictly on the child, so the backgrounds are uncluttered. I engage with the child and capture authentic expressions. I offer parents multiple images in an online gallery, making their purchases sweet and simple. Parents love the authentic portraits and schools LOVE that I do ALL the work for them! Want to get your school on my calendar? Tell your school administration about our Fine Art School Photography!

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My Fall calendar is filling up with Family and Senior Sessions. I have a limited amount of these sessions this Fall so if you're wanting to book for Christmas photos, family reunions, Senior Sessions, now is the time to get on my calendar. 

*Desretbloom Photography Family and Senior Sessions come with a 16 x 20 canvas to hang on your wall!

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My clients get their digital images included in their session fee.  I strongly encourage them to print as well, for many reasons. See my last post here as to why. I gift my clients a 16 x 20 canvas with full sessions to ensure they have something printed. Another product often ordered by clients is a photo album.  The albums are created with love and care and contain all the images from the sessions. 

I love when clients get to view their albums for the first time! 

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That's what I've been doing for work this summer. In my spare time, I've rediscovered film and am playing and challenging myself with it. I'm hoping to incorporate film into my family and senior sessions this fall! I absolutely love my digital cameras - they can never be replaced. But film..... oh my. The contrast and feel of film just can't be completely replicated in digital photography.  Let me know if you'd like to have a film session! 

These were taken with an old Nikon EF film camera we picked up a few years ago at Savers, a local thrift store. The lenses that came with it are... let's just say well-worn, but I was able to use them a bit. I finally got around to finishing the roll of film I put in in January 2016 (yikes!) and was thoroughly thrilled when I picked up my scans! And I can't wait for the USPS Mail Man to deliver my new film camera today! And my nice Nikkor lenses will fit smoothly on it!  Ssshhhh, though, no one knows I bought myself an early birthday present! 

I can't wait to hear what you're all doing on your summer vacation! Comment below and tell me about all your amazing adventures!


Preschool Fine Art School Portraits

I needed a 'little-kid' fix really bad...  lucky for me I was set up to photograph some of the cutest preschoolers in Las Vegas! 

I love the modern twist on the traditional school portrait - capturing authentic expressions while creating a clean and classic portrait for moms & dads to hang on their walls for years. 

Fine Art School Portrait Session...

I recently did another Fine Art School Portrait Day event here in Las Vegas. I have to say I'm totally passionate about offering Fine Art School photography - such a personal, modern, and classic alternative to what the 'big' companies offer. 

Here are a few images from my day...

Aren't you ready for a better school portrait? 

Tell your school administration that you want Desertbloom Photography to do your school or homeschool group portraits! There is no cost to the school, the whole ordering process is online, and the school receives a percentage of the profits!

I'm available to photograph schools, daycares, preschools, and homeschool groups in Henderson, Boulder City, Las Vegas, and pretty much ANYWHERE!! 

Desertbloom - Fine Art School Photographer 

I love Fine Art School Portraits!

I remember my kids'  'Picture Days.'  Oh... how I disliked 'Picture Day.' 

I love photos of my kids, but I would cringe when I saw the neon backgrounds or race car tracks around my child. I was not happy having to prepay for photos I didn't know I'd want to keep. And I know I'm not the only mom who felt or feels this way.

Enter Fine Art School Photography. 

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Fine Art School Photography offers a new, classic twist to a traditional portrait.  I am passionate about capturing a child's personality and providing the parents with a timeless portrait... one that hang on their wall for years. No more cheesy backgrounds, no forced smiles, just personality coming through! 

I recently had the opportunity to offer Back to School Portraits to my own Homeschool Group. Yes.. even homeschoolers want Back to School photos!

Seriously.. what cuteness and joy!

I photograph small schools, large schools, daycare centers, preschools, and homeschool groups. No group is too big or too small.  I offer the same products the 'big companies' offer, but with a personal touch.  

Here's some more from my most recent School Portrait session!

Wouldn't you love your child to have a school photo like one of these? It's easy to do. I would love to talk to your school or group about Fine Art School Photography!