Pretty, Pretty | San Antonio Baby Photographer

I forced myself to take my 24-70mm 2.8 off & put on my 50mm 1.4 today. I think I should do it more often.

I have learned that when you start taking pictures that other people like, they start asking you what your “secret” is. What do you do in photoshop? What actions do you use? What equipment do you have? What I failed to realize as I was just beginning, was that there was no secret. If you know your equipment & you can achieve perfect focus, there is no need to do much of anything else. These days one of my goals is to spend as LITTLE time as possible working in Photoshop. I like to nail it as best I can in camera. Cropping & all.

This image was caught in a split second between tears & a sprint in the opposite direction. There was a window to our left. Beloved monkey to our right. & she’s holding the hood for my lens. I edited this a tad in RAW (white balance & contrast) did some minor retouching of boogers in photoshop & removed her storkbite. Usually I would add a pop of color, but I like this one soft & subtle, just the way it is. I used TRA’s Slice Like a Ninja to sharpen. There you have it.

There is just something about this image that screams Caroline to me. I love it. More than any others right now. ;)

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.