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Why is it important to print? NJ and Philly Photographer

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Why is it important to print? NJ and Philly Photographer

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Why is it important to print?

Digital is the new age. Everyone is one the internet. Books are in digital format. Newspapers are not paper anymore. As the social media trends fade out… the pictures we posted will be forgotten!  The digital images saved on our computers get lost in the all information…. but a print on a wall, or an album full of beautiful memories, well that will always be there!

But, why should you print your images?

  • Research has shown that having family photographs displayed in your home gives children more confidence and self-esteem. They see happiness and fun. Seeing it everyday shows that you as a parent are proud of your family and are happy to show them off. Kids don't go to the family computer and look up family portraits everyday.
  • Digital images are not archival. Computers break. We all know that sometimes there is no reason. Yes, digitals are great for sharing on social media and email. But, what happens if your hard drive fries?
  • Physical prints give you heirlooms to pass down as you move on in your life. Often you are not recording (capturing a moment) and printing (preserving the moment) for today, but instead for tomorrow, for your children and your children’s children. Passing down a box of hard drives doesn’t exactly have the same appeal, does it?

This is the reason why I now offering framed prints and canvas. I had too many clients who would never print, didn't know where to print or would get bad prints from Walmart. I want to provide the best mounted prints, frames and canvas. I am here to help you design your space.

So don’t just let your images get lost, display them for everyone who enters your house and, most importantly, your family to see!

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5 Favorite things about Newborn Sessions | Philly and NJ Newborn Photographer

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5 Favorite things about Newborn Sessions | Philly and NJ Newborn Photographer

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Stinsman Photography LLC

Newborn Sessions are not as easy at they look. Believe me, before I did training and workshops, I thought I could just do it! After my son was born, I had his newborn session done and I was like, "Oh My Goodness, I can do this... He just slept the whole time." Fast forward 2 weeks and I photographed a future bride of mine's new son. He didn't want to sleep or settle or nothing!!! The joke was on me though. I needed the education on how to swaddle, how to make baby happy and how to be calm!!! Babies can sense nervousness and fear.

After several trials and errors, I took a bunch of classes in person and online. Boy did they make a difference. I felt more confident and knew how to make newborns happy. It also helped that my son was about 3 months when I really pushed myself to photograph more newborns. I knew how to make him happy and get him to sleep so I made sure to understand those queues from babies.

Here are my 5 favorite things about newborn sessions:

 Calming

I feel so calm and relaxed during newborn sessions. I feel like it is kind of like a relaxing experience. Be calm makes the baby calm!

Mom with baby

Seeing mom with her new baby boy or baby girl is so sweet.  I love the little smiles and kisses.

Family Portraits

It is so wonderful seeing mom and dad smiling at each other holding their new baby. Strong Dad's always become mushy around new babies :)

Props

I love to customize all sessions to what Mom and Dad love. It could be certain colors and themes! A lot of times its a theme that includes a certain prop. I love to use my stump "bucket" so that I can incorporate colors too.

Thank you's

Every time a family leaves the studio, they give me a big thank you and a huge smile as they walk out. It warms my heart that I can provide such amazing images and products to my clients so that they can hand them down to their children's children.

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Womb Wednesday | Tips for Pregnancy during your first trimester

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Womb Wednesday | Tips for Pregnancy during your first trimester

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Sayen Garden Maternity Session

Womb Wednesday | Tips for Pregnancy during your first trimester

Pregnancy is a blessing, a miracle and down right hard. When I found out I was pregnant, I had just returned from an overseas trip to Macedonia and Greece to see my husband who was deployed. Now, getting pregnant during a 4 day trip was not planned. HAHA

When I found out I was pregnant, I didn't know that technically I was 4 weeks along... I had just seen my husband 2 weeks ago, that makes no sense. Well, technically you start your "pregnancy" when you start your last period... Weird and confusing but at least you get 2 weeks without any sickness HAHA

So, when we found out I was pregnant, I texted my husband right away and said he needed to Skype me. I didn't want to tell him in a text. I wanted to see his reaction. Well it was the best reaction ever! He was so happy, excited and even more ready to come home. That evening I went to my parents house for "dinner" and gave them a gift each. I have my mom a Valentine's Day onesie, since it was right before Valentine's Day when I found out. I gave my dad little boy baseball slippers. They were soooo happy.

4 weeks was great! No nausea, no sickness, no problems.

5 weeks was a completely different story.

Nausea, sickness, migraines, bloating, you name it I had it.

My symptoms didn't let up until 16 weeks!!! But, I do have some tips, tricks and products that I used very often.

Ginger Ale

I am not a soda drinker but the ginger and the bubbles settled my nausea.

Snacking

I was not very healthy snacker until I realized how much I was eating. HAHA Pretzels always helped but they bloated me. Veggies and ranch helped a lot also and they are low in calories. Having smaller meals will keep for belly full and happy.

Essential Oils

Peppermint helped me with my migraines. I suffered from migraines since I was 16 years old. I had a head injury that caused them. The first trimester was absolutely horrendous because I could not take my normal medication. It could potentially cause birth defects and I was in now way going to risk that. I used coconut oil to be the "carrier." Used a large spoonful in my palm and put 3-4 drops in my palm. The heat of my palm would soften the coconut oil.

Lavendar helped with relaxing. I used 4-5 drops in a hot bath and relaxed for 20 minutes.

(Some people are against essential oils in the first trimester... I asked my doctor and he said it was fine as long as you used them correctly. This is just a personal choice that I made so that I did not have to put medications into my body. I use Young Living.)

Tons of water

Cucumber, lemon, crystallized ginger in a water bottle helped with nausea and keeping me hydrated.

Herbal Tea

Traditional Medicinals has a great pregnancy tea. I loved it. I then switched over to several of their teas since they are organic and non-gmo.

Start lathering up now!!!

I had some horrible stretch marks. (still do) Even though stretch marks are hereditary and my mother had stretch marks for years... I recommend you start to get used to moisturizing that belly now!

Get some SLEEP!

I literally slept 16 hours one night. No lie... My foster dog, Dorie, woke me up one night while I slept on the couch so that I could feed her and my own two dogs dinner. Get as much sleep as you can. While sleeping you don't feel sick too lol

Even though this first trimester is hard and sometimes you may wonder how a small human being can cause so much sickness and headache... It is such a blessing to become a Mom. I would not change it for the world and as much as I told my husband we are adopting our next child, I would do it again... in a year. HAHA! Hope this helped out!

Comment below with those baby bellies!!!

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