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Local Kindness

Around the Bay – Kindness Begins in Unexpected Places

Do you ever meet genuinely kind people and walk away feeling inspired, uplifted and motivated? That’s how I felt after having coffee with local photographer, toddler mom, and entrepreneur Nicole Marcellus. We talked about her business Nicole Marcellus Photography, her aspirations and recent act of kindness that got me interested in her work. Photographers are […]

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5 Simple Ways to Nurture Your Creative Self: Ideas and Tips to Get You Inspired

Nurturing your creative self is like exercise for your brain.  I’ve always considered myself a pretty crafty and creative person.  I mean, not in the sense that I can paint or draw (because I can’t), but I have always loved opportunities to let my creativity shine.  In a past life, I was a die hard […]

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How to use dslr focus points

How to Use Your DSLR Camera: Focus Points by Expert Ashley Yvonne Photography

You might be asking, “What do you mean focus point(s), I thought my camera knows what to do. I point and shoot.” If you’re shooting in Manual Mode, you are now in control of all aspects of your camera’s functions. Your Tampa Bay Family Photographer– Ashley Yvonne Photography is back to walk you through understanding […]

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‘Tis the Season to Spend Money: Holiday Photos on a Budget

Can you believe it is already November? We are just putting away our Halloween decoration and the malls are starting to play their Christmas music, which means if you are like me, it’s time to start planning that holiday budget. This year we decided to do professional holiday photos because I am pregnant so we […]

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Family Photo Session Survival Guide | Tampa Bay Moms Blog #Laura

Family Photo Session Survival Guide

Who To Hire, What To Wear and How To Prepare! Who to Hire – One of the most important factors in finding a photographer is hiring someone that you like and feel comfortable with. If you are in search of a new photographer, here are the basics: Research – Ask your friends, Facebook groups, Google and Yelp! […]

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5 Tips for Capturing the Best Fourth of July Photos!

Happy Independence Day! And that means barbecues, beach time, and fireworks. Of course, you’ll want to share these moments on your social media platforms as well. Be sure to get some great pictures for our Tampa Bay Moms Blog’s Summer Firecracker Photo Contest!  Here are 5 tips to help you get lots of “Likes” with photos from your mobile device. 1.      Turn […]

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Trying to get the perfect picture... Without spending a fortune


I blame the Duchess of Cambridge for my latest family portrait debacle. The royal family released a photo a couple weeks ago. It was so adorable. Kate and Will smiling peacefully out a window. Prince George looking adorable while staring lovingly at the dog. It made me think. I haven’t taken baby pictures of my […]

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