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This week’s prompt is Creepy Crawlies!

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re always around… especially at this time of year! So instead of avoiding them, take the opportunity to slow down, step a little closer,  snap a shot and share – let’s see what’s buzzing around where you are!

There’s lots to see – from bees and dragon flies to ants, beetles and worms. Stand still, get low or peer into the shadows to see what our tiny friends are up to! They can sometimes be pretty easy to miss but if you stand still long enough, you’ll soon see that they’re just as busy as we are… especially now that our days are warming up and blooming flowers are everywhere.

How to See Other Poster’s Images

I hope you have checked out the gallery. To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sunday your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart is going to include more than just the weekly photo prompts. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life as well as other fun creative inspirations. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week?




If you love Seen From A Different Angle then please share it with your networks so we can have other fabulous folks images to gawk over. Use the share buttons below to tell your friends.

Happy Shooting,

Shelly

This week’s prompt is MORNING!

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Are you a morning person? If you are, then you’ll love this week’s prompt since you’ll get to celebrate everything you love about mornings- the beautiful light, the peace and quiet or that first cup of coffee (or tea!) that gets your day going. If you’re not, well, perhaps this prompt will help you find SOMETHING worthy about those few bleary-eyed hours before your day gets smoothly on it’s way. :D

Personally, I’m all about the gorgeous light of the morning and there’s nothing quite like a spring sunrise to make me smile. I’m excited to get a peek at your morning routine this week and invite you to post both the mundane and the extraordinary moments of your life. Can’t wait to see!

How to See Other Poster’s Images

I hope you have checked out the gallery. To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sunday your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart is going to include more than just the weekly photo prompts. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life as well as other fun creative inspirations. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week?




If you love Seen From A Different Angle then please share it with your networks so we can have other fabulous folks images to gawk over. Use the share buttons below to tell your friends.

Happy Shooting,

Shelly

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This week’s prompt is SQUARE!

Hello there! My name is Ajira and I’m taking over this week’s awesome prompt for Shelly!

Look around you for this shape wherever you are all week – cubes, squares, squared, plumb and square… I can think of a few iterations that would totally work. And honestly, if you photograph a rectangle or parallelogram instead, it’ll still count! So, be there or be square! Ha. I couldn’t help myself. Seriously though, I’m excited to see what #square images you share on the #wpmyview feed this week!

I’ll be posting an image with the prompt in mind on the feed every day this week! Join me if you like!

How to See Other Poster’s Images

I hope you have checked out the gallery. To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sunday your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @ajira and of course follow @shuttershelly for continued goodness!

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart now includes more than the weekly photo prompts. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life as well as other fun creative inspirations. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week?




If you love Seen From A Different Angle then please share it with your networks so we can have other fabulous folks images to gawk over. Go ahead and use the share buttons below to tell your friends!

 

Headshots don’t have to be stuffy

The first impression is in your control

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You want a portrait of yourself to use on your website, your blog and your social media to connect with people and let them know who you are and what you’re about. I get it. I want that too.

What’s your profile picture right now?

  • Is it a selfie you took in the dressing room while trying on a dress for a party you ended up not attending?
  • Is it a photo you cropped someone else out of but yet there’s a ghost hand on your shoulder still?
  • Is it a photo from 10 years ago because it was taken by a professional at your graduation?

I completely understand. I know what you’re talking about. There are days when I look in the mirror and the last thing I want is to be in front of the camera. I don’t know what to wear, I feel awkward,  my muffin top is peeking over my waist band and I know I’m supposed to look a certain way to convey this air of professionalism.

But my business isn’t a huge corporation. It’s just me. And my work is not constrained to corporate policies, dress codes and miles of red tape. I’m free to be me and represent my business as I choose. I am my brand.
Fill in the blank: I want my images to convey how  ____________________ I am.

Are you compassionate, knowledgeable, warm, confident, easy to talk to, friendly, kick ass, motivational…?!

Here’s the good news:

We CAN create an image that’s ALL you.

Just as you are, beautiful through and through. I can see right through all that other stuff and I can make my camera see it too. I know how to choose the right spot and angle to show exactly what you love about yourself and want to share with the world!

Out with the old:

  • There will be no vague instructions to ‘look serious’ or ‘say cheese’!
  • I promise to tell you if there’s spinach in your teeth
  • Yes, I can retouch that pimple that showed up last night… it’ll stay just between us forever

In with the new:

  • Yes, you can use these images on your website, social media and your blog
  • Yes, you will love your photos. 100% guaranteed
  • Yes, we’ll do a lot of laughing during your session

“When I needed a head shot photo I turned to Shelly Waldman whom I met at a NextSpace event. Shelly and I took to the streets of Santa Cruz and quickly found some nice places within walking distance to take the photos. She really brought me out of my shell and was great at coaching me to look my best for each photo. I was provided a portfolio of photos to choose from, which I was able to share with my network of people to get feedback. The process was quick and painless, and now I have a headshot to use on all my social networks and business websites. I highly recommend Shelly for your photography needs!” – Chris Miller, Launch Brigade

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The ultimate Personal Brand Session for $550.  This is when your business is all about YOU! The shoot lasts about 2 hours and includes 6 digital images.

This includes plenty of time to rock different locations and several outfits. You will receive an online gallery of 20 proofs with minor retouching. 6 digital images are included with this package and include licensing rights to use the images for personal, advertising and editorial use.

 

A simpler session is the Perfect Profile for $195.  30 minutes, 2 digital images. Perfect for updating all the places you need to be seen – your website,  social media channels as well as trade magazines, brochure for a speakers panel, on a promotional piece or as a guest on someone’s blog.

You will receive an online gallery of 10 proofs with minor retouching.  The session is 30 minutes long, enough time to get comfortable in front of my lens and for us to get a bunch of great images for you to choose from. The package includes 2 digital images with licensing rights to use the images for personal, advertising and editorial use.

Schedule your quick consult now and let’s get your session on the calendar.

Once your consult is scheduled, I’ll send over a quick questionnaire for you to fill out so you can give me a sense of who you are, what your business is about and how you view yourself. This will get my creative vision started allowing me to think about the best lighting, location and posing to allow you to truly shine.

“I don’t know if you have ever noticed, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.” – Lemony Snicket

Let’s shift the paradigm, have fun AND get people to see your most authentic self!

Working with Shelly was not only a breeze, but an absolute blast! She made posing in front of the camera feel so natural, it was like being with an old friend. Above all else, the photos so perfectly captured what I needed to get out of them for my business. Cannot wait to do it again! – Kelsey Borlan, The Brand Gals

Oh, and yes…

WANT SOMETHING ELSE? Need something in between or a bit more custom? Let us know. I’m happy to formulate a custom package to fit your needs.

 

Get in touch!

(818) 934-0874

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This week’s prompt is DESSERT!

Anyone who knows me knows I have an undeniable sweet tooth. So dessert for me typically includes sugar! Whether it’s something “healthy” like chocolate covered strawberries or a tart  (what?! It has fruit in it!) or something absolutely decadent like chocolate mousse pie or ice cream (just tried Smitten – it’s amazing!), I always have room for a little sweet treat.

This week, spoil yourself! Show us what you’re finishing off your meal with. Or beginning… I think dessert first is an excellent idea! And hey, if you’re having a really healthy dessert like fruit (without the piles of sugar, flour and butter) I won’t judge, you can share that too! :D

How to See Other Poster’s Images

I hope you have checked out the gallery. To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sunday your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart is going to include more than just the weekly photo prompts. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life as well as other fun creative inspirations.  Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week?




If you love Seen From A Different Angle then please share it with your networks so we can have other fabulous folks images to gawk over. Use the share buttons below to tell your friends.

Happy Shooting,

Shelly