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Running and spinning

By Cori Derksen | Sep 19, 2017

These images were taken early, about 7:00am, on a foggy morning at the beach. Morning light is a cooler light but glorious in its own way.

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The golden hour

By Cori Derksen | Dec 5, 2014

These images were taken during that last hour before the sun sets. It’s fabulous light and most often my favorite.

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Newborn babies and manual settings…

By Cori Derksen | Nov 5, 2014

Oh the itty bitty babies. I love them. I wanted to share some manual settings for newborn photography with you.

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Little sisters

By Cori Derksen | Apr 6, 2014

When I’m photographing little people I just adore laughter and real smiles. I love images that show personality and are able to remind us years later of that sweet little laugh or how they scrunched up their nose. Yep, real smiles are the best! The manual settings for this image below: ISO – 160 aperture…

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Playful family photography poses

By Cori Derksen | Feb 24, 2014

Have fun photographing your people or your friend’s people or whoever….don’t be so stiff and rigid. Take a moment and be real.

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Manual camera settings for photographing newborn babies

By Cori Derksen | Feb 11, 2014

Babies, babies, oh precious babies…they’re amazing. And they change so fast.

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Capturing Moments

By Cori Derksen | Feb 7, 2014

Real moments. These real moments are the ones that I love. They capture life as a child.

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My favorite lens and favorite people

By Cori Derksen | Feb 3, 2014

Love these little bit bigger people. They are my nieces and nephew. Aren’t they cute? Sweet sunshine coming through the trees is my favorite. I love just a bit in my lens, not so much as to wash out the image but just the sun coming through in the corner. Love, love it. :)  Here…

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Warm, lovely, evening light

By Cori Derksen | Oct 28, 2013

I love warm evening light….it’s just magical. My favorite evening light is in the late summer and early Fall.

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