Cre8 Studios LLC: Blog en-us (C) Cre8 Studios LLC [email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Fri, 14 Jul 2023 22:08:00 GMT Fri, 14 Jul 2023 22:08:00 GMT Cre8 Studios LLC: Blog 120 120 FALL FAMILIES  

This is one of my favorite families at one of my favorite new locations in Boise. The leaves are changing and we still have just a few days left to be able to shoot these pics outside. Love this time of year!

Underhill Garden is a very special place where you can have weddings, parties, or any sort of event. It's the perfect distance from downtown just sitting right on 55 in Eagle.

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Sun, 06 Oct 2019 02:10:30 GMT
Lauren + Gigi Mommy and me sessions are fun, but this might be the most fun I've had in a while. 1 year old Gigi and her mommy Lauren were awesome. We had to cut the session short due to weather, but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of good pics we got regardless. And the clouds... well, spectacular. They look photoshopped in some of the pics, but they aren't! Just got lucky. :)


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise d750 dog doodle esther fashion idaho Lauren light lisaseyeview meridian natural nikon park photography portraits simplot Stopher Fri, 24 May 2019 16:01:51 GMT
Queen Stella A girl and her crown.

Stella came to the studio and did nothing but WOW me. 

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) adobe art beauty boise fine godox idaho lisaseyeview meridian model nikon portraits stunning Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:55:16 GMT
Maternity-Alex It's been a long time now since I was pregnant, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Back when I was pregnant, I was so sick the whole time I barely felt like putting shoes on. The idea of having my picture taken, or even taking some of myself, was one of the last things I wanted to do. However, after my son was born and I went to look back on my time being pregnant, I could only find one cell phone photo of myself. I don't know what my skin or hair looked like. I don't know how far my belly stuck out past my boobs. I remember what it felt like, as if it were yesterday, but I don't have anything to look at. If you know me, you know that is pretty devastating at this point. That's one thing that got me into photography. I love having an accurate visual of all my memories. Eventually, things fade away, and that's very sad. Anyhow, I was explaining this to Alex (pictured below) about how I regret not having some photos taken. If I were to turn back the clock, I would definitely force myself to do more photos, even if it was just more cell phone pics or documentation. The pregnancy glow is real. Pregnant women are so beautiful. Alex has the glow and was an absolute joy to shoot. She may not have felt up to this at first, but I think she will look back and be very glad she did it. Thank you Alex for allowing me to document your glow. <3


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise idaho lisaseyeview maternity meridian nikon portraits studio Sun, 03 Mar 2019 21:51:21 GMT
Golden Goddesses What a fun shoot in the studio with Tasha and Stella looking fierce with their golden embellishments just in time for Black History Month!

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) beauty boise commercial editorial fashion idaho lisaseyeview meridian nikon photography portraits Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:49:10 GMT
Quick Photo Tip - Easy Jewelry Pics at Home Tips to remember: 


1. Remove all staging, textures, and crazy backdrops.

2. Place your jewelry on white.

3. Use white paper, boards, etc to reflect light from a window. 

4. Use a sheet or paper to diffuse window light. 

5. Take lots of photos. 

6. Make sure your photos are in focus.

7. Light light light!!! Lots of light on your jewelry to show details and color. 


Helpful product links:


Acrylic Boards HERE.

Foam Core HERE.


Photos all shot on iPhone 7 without editing

Jewelry in this video was designed by Lisa Jordan (me)

Dog walking around is Butch (Pug/Chihuahua mix)


Let me know if you have any questions or would like more tips. 

Happy Designing!



[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:37:31 GMT
All Dolled Up Well... all dressed up in costume anyway. Here are some shots from my time with Katrina when she dressed up as Rey from Star Wars and Indiana Jones. They were all taken near the Boise River. 


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise boise river cosplay golden light idaho indiana jones katrina sims lisa jordan lisaseyeview portraits rey star wars Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:51:44 GMT
Shino VanHoose Shino Vanhoose is a fighter. No really, she is. :)

Night time shoot in downtown Boise.


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise boise idaho boise nights boise skyline center on the grove downtown boise fashion grove fountain idaho lisaseyeview night night portraits nikon shino vanhoose Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:16:29 GMT
SOPHIA - SENIOR 2018 Fall in Boise is spectacular... just like Sophia!


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise fall idaho leaves lisaseyeview portraits senior Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:32:46 GMT
Cooper Dean So much fun chasing this little guy around. What a cutie pie!

Also, the Boise River is spectacular in the fall.


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise boise idaho children children's portraits cooper idaho lisaseyeview portraits Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:54:41 GMT
Lauren-At-The-Village Miss Lauren Stopher at the Village in Meridian.

What an amazing night. 

Makeup by Shelby Brown. Clothes by Swank Boutique in Boise.

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise bokeh clothing fashion flowers greenery idaho lauren stopher model night lights night scenes nikon portraits summer the village meridian Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:23:01 GMT
Paula + Darrell Another happy couple who just happens to be very good looking.


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) couples darrell engagement idaho lisaseyeview meridian paula portraits Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:41:32 GMT
Bellator Beauty A recent shoot with a beautiful young lady who just happens to also be a fierce MMA fighter. She's amazing in the ring and in front of the camera. 

Check out Miss Veta on her Facebook page HERE.


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) bellator mma boise idaho lisaseyeview veta arteaga wmma Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:02:48 GMT
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS This was a super fun Holiday Lifestyle shoot with the cute-as-ever Giver family with cookies, stories, and letters to Santa. Does it get any better than that?


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise children christmas cookies holiday idaho kuna lisaseyeview meridian portraits santa stories Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:50:17 GMT
TAWNI + JUAN What an amazing wedding at Stillwater Hollow in Nampa, Idaho. And what a lovely couple who is so kind, loving, happy and full of life and humor. I truly wish the best for these two on life's journey together. 

Here are just a few from their day.


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise church house idaho juan meridian nampa nikon photography portraits steeple tawni trevino wedding weddings Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:24:19 GMT
SKATER DYLAN (Meridian HS Senior) I've always loved doing senior portraits, but it's even more fun when they love to do things that aren't so typical. Action photos are some of my specialty and I really enjoy trying to get that one great shot that showcases their talent. 

This is Dylan. He skateboards and he also loves the outdoors so we went to the skate park and then continued on to the foothills for some nature looks. Here's a few of our shots. 


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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Idaho boise boise photographer camels back park d7200 lisaseyeview rhodes skate park senior senior portraits Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:39:09 GMT
SO MANY FAMILIES Some days you get lucky and the weather is absolutely GORGEOUS and the colors are simply stunning. This was one of those days. So many little ones, and they all were amazing. (If you follow me you know that toddlers are my FAVE!)

Hope you enjoy this family as much as I did. 

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:47:28 GMT

I was testing out some video functionality on the new iPhone7 so I threw together this little video about being an event photographer. Don't take the content seriously. :) This was done in one take and I edited out the parts where I was yelling at my dogs to be quiet. Ha! 

Video Shot on iPhone7, Audio on iPhone7 (no added mics), editing in iMovie, Pictures are by me or of me, cartoons were found online.




[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) iphone7 lisaseyeview video Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:46:34 GMT
TEXTURE HUNTING Sometimes I go hunting for new textures to add to my collection for use in photography. You can really never have too many textures, landscapes, clouds, skies, etc. 

Next time you want to add to your texture collection, I recommend taking your camera with you to the carwash! 

Here's some I took today.

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) and black boise bokeh carwash idaho lisaseyeview meridian nikon textures white Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:14:18 GMT
BESTIES These beautiful girls are best friends and it shows. 

A quick best friend photo shoot on a cloudy day gives them memories to last a lifetime. 


[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise cloudy d7000 day fashion headshots idaho lisaseyeview nikon photography portraits seniors Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:14:01 GMT
LEATONS + 1 I absolutely adore this family and I'm so honored to be able to capture special moments in their lives. They are about to have an addition in May, and I'm so happy for them. 




I work hard to get nice, clean, crisp, timeless photos directly in camera, but sometimes the situation needs a bit of tweaking. Some small edits may be needed. I prefer my photoshop like I wear my makeup, enhance what you have but make it look like you're not using it. #housebegone :)

[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise children's d7000 idaho lisaseyeview maternity nikon photographer portraits springtime Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:44:43 GMT
FALL COLORS - Sims Family I just love the fall colors in Boise/Meridian Idaho! This was a windy cloudy day and looking a little "sketchy" for a photo shoot, but we attempted it anyway. Looks like we got some great shots even with the clouds and wind. Hope you enjoy the Sims family just as much as I did!

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:20:47 GMT
DEPOT-LOVE I was sitting at the Boise Train Depot waiting for a client to arrive (I was a bit early), when I see a guy get out of his car with a bouquet of flowers and a box in his back pocket. I just knew he was about to propose! I had my camera in hand and watched him walking until he came up behind a beautiful woman with pretty dark brown hair. She seemed really surprised to see him. I looked all around and did not see a photographer anywhere around... other than the friend who was there with her cell phone. So I took a chance on being the creepy stranger and jumped in to get some photos of this moment for them. These are the things in life that MUST be documented for all to see! 

Turns out, I've reffed Alyssa when she played volleyball at Boise State. They were ultimately happy I was there to get photos for them. I didn't charge them for this... just a gift from me for making my day. :) 

Who doesn't love LOVE? 

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) D7000 boise depot engagement idaho lisaseyeview meridian nikon photography portraits weddings Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:38:08 GMT
BELLA This little one is only 8 years old. She was so much fun to work with. She had the model poses down pat. I was able to give her all sorts of instruction, and she followed every step with ease. Not to mention, she's drop dead gorgeous! Thank you Miss Bella! 

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) bella boise boise photographer children's portraits idaho lisaseyeview meridian portraits Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:19:04 GMT
COWBOY JAMISON I just keep on saying how toddlers are my favorite, and Jamison was no exception at all. He skipped his nap so he wasn't as happy as he would usually be, but we still managed to get a whole bunch of cute cute shots of him. That's the best thing about this age.. you can let them wander around and explore without forcing them to pose in certain ways. As you can see by this first photo, Jamison did not need any help in the posing department. How cute is he?!

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Cowboy Jamison boise children's portraits idaho lisaseyeview meridian nikon posing rural Sun, 14 Jun 2015 04:47:48 GMT
KARENA - SENIOR One of my favorite things is senior photos. Karena is so beautiful, and fun. I loved working with her. Some people are just naturally gorgeous in front of the camera. Check it out!

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise idaho lisaseyeview meridian nikon photography portrait portraits senior Sat, 02 May 2015 18:49:37 GMT
JULIA-S Here's a shoot where I was experimenting with all sorts of things like doing portraits with a tilt-shift lens, different edits, etc. That's why there is really nothing fluid about this shoot. But it was all in fun with the lovely Julia in downtown Boise! .... and her puppy is so cute (and deaf too!)

Which one is your favorite?

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) 80 D7000 boise downtown edge idaho lensbaby lisaseyeview nikon portraits tilt-shift Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:52:15 GMT
SIGNS OF SPRING You know that since I got a new lens today I HAD to get out and use it, right?! 

Well, here you go... the first few shots from my new Nikkor 70-200. Enjoy some signs of spring.

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Boise D7000 Idaho Lisaseyeview Nikkor Nikon Spring Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:49:28 GMT
LENSBABY CREATIVE APERTURE KIT I bought a creative aperture kit for my Lensbaby for myself for Christmas. Decided to test them out on my Christmas tree. Though this isn't quite all of them, here are the results (these are all straight from the camera with ZERO edits):


[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Lensbaby aperture kit Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:46:14 GMT
MADI ROSE (Kuna High Senior) One of my favorite things to photograph is seniors. I love getting to know them, and seeing how they can relax and get more and more into modeling for their portraits as the time goes on. Madison was no exception to this. She is gorgeous inside and out and is very photogenic. People like Madison make my job quite easy, and fun.

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise idaho kuna high school lisaseyeview meridian photography portraits senior photos Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:08:48 GMT
SIMPLE EDITS I am the type of photographer who enjoys the challenge of getting the image as close to perfect as possible straight from the camera. I work hard to know what all of the buttons and settings on my camera do so they can be of help to me when I'm out in the field. When I first started in professional photography, using film, there were times when I had to retouch using an actual paint brush with pain on it (not a computer program). When you have to do things like this, it helps teach you how important it is to get a great shot initially so you have to do less work later. Also, sometimes if you don't get it right out of the camera, there isn't much you can do later. It is always in your best interest to work to get a great shot (with the best exposure) as possible. 

Here are a few samples of how much editing I typically do in Photoshop or lightroom. On the left is the original (SOOC), and the right is the edited version. Some have a few more edits than others, but the point is to get a good, well-lit shot initially. Photoshop and Lightroom are served best as tools to enhance great photos, not to try and fix major mistakes that could have been avoided before the shot was taken. However, these tools can also help with major fixes if you had no choice in the matter. I just know how much easier and more enjoyable it is if you put the work in on the FRONT end rather than the back. 

(I always use Photoshop and Lightroom together. I also make my own personal/hand edits that make me get the feeling I want from the photo, rather than using someone else's boxed presets. You should too, it's worth the time to learn!!)

IMAGE 1: In this photo I added a texture to the image to give it some interest (the texture is a blanket I have in my house), changed the color toning a bit, and did some skin retouching. You'll see there are no major lighting changes or crop differences. 

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IMAGE 2: I absolutely adore this child and she has the greatest big blue eyes that I wanted to really highlight. I decided to crop square, and add some color interest on the bottom (two color circles blurred to perfection) just do draw even more attention to her eyes. You'll notice that her eyes are in the very center of the photo. I warmed up the photo so her hair would be the bright blonde it should be and her skin tones were warm. I brightened up the whites of her eyes just a tad and that was it.

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IMAGE 3: This is a similar technique that I used in the photo above. I really just wanted to highlight her face and eyes. I liked the grass and ridge behind her, but wasn't feeling the stool in this one so I cropped it out and added a blurred box at the bottom to draw your eyes to her eyes. This gives the look that I was shooting through an object at her (you can achieve the same effect by doing it that way).

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IMAGE 4: This is a very simple edit with minimal crop. The lighting on the SOOC image is almost spot on. There are no super dark or light spots. It is very evenly exposed. For the edit I decided to go B/W with this one, crop a little tighter to bring the focal point to her face, and I made a couple of simple curve adjustments to give a film look.

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IMAGE 5: I loved pretty much everything about this photo. I over exposed the background intentionally when I shot it (that is the look I was going for) I could have left this photo alone in post, but I decided to just give it a warmer (older) feel. This would also be good with a gritty texture on it.

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IMAGE 6: The exposure on this image was just right SOOC. I decided to cool it down quite a bit and crop in to focus on her eyes. (Have you noticed a theme here??) When I cropped, I tilted her just slightly to the right. This angle feels more comfortable to me. I also did some cleaning of the skin, and that was about it.

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IMAGE 7: I loved this image SOOC but I wanted to warm it up a bit, soften it, and take out the barn on the right that was a bit distracting to me. 

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IMAGE 8: Once again, nice even lighting on the SOOC shot, but I gave it an old film look and then added a texture (denim jeans). I also cropped a bit tighter to make sure her face was the focal point and eliminated the armpit lines. Simple. Took about 5 minutes max.

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I am happy to answer any questions about retouching, but even more happy to answer questions about cameras and how to get your camera to work for you. Use Manual, move around, see the "big picture" in order to get that great shot SOOC. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

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ALEX What a beauty this one is... inside and out. I used Photoshop and Lightroom to create different effects on these portraits. I used textures that I took myself and hand retouched each photo with whatever look I was "feeling" at the time. I also used frequency separation technique on the skin on the closer cropped photos. Alex is a total cutie and a pleasure to work on.

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LIGHTNING STORM Summer storms are amazing. This one is no exception. Meridian, Idaho 7-22-14. 

Shot with Nikon D7000 + Sigma. All frames 30 second shutter. 

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Boise D7000 Idaho Meridian darkness landscape lightning nikon photography sigma thunder zap Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:55:00 GMT
TIMELESS I was going through some old photos tonight and thinking... What is it that the photos I love the most all have in common? I looked through photos of children, adults, families, events, etc etc. Most all of the photos that I love so much (old and new) are ones that have a timeless beauty. They don't have a lot of clutter, very light on the props and/or staging, light on the post-processing, and usually a close focus on the subject. 

In years past, I have found myself in a struggle with trends in photography. I have seen trends come and go over time. Some I have worked with, and some I took a pass on. Some I didn't really want to try, but had a client insist. Example Here of spot coloring (not my photo) I don't personally like this technique, but at one time it was all the rage and everyone wanted it done on at least some of their photos.

Another trend example: Filters! 

I have seen fellow photographers get caught up in a trend or style and let it consume them. Personally, I like to learn as much as I can and try new things, but I always fall back on the CLASSIC and TIMELESS. That being a well focussed photo that has personality and very little clutter or editing. Here are some simple and timeless examples. 

This is Reagan with her favorite toy "Owl Pillow." She was sitting on the tracks, but I made sure to blur out the background so she is the central focus. There is very minimal posing, and other than a slight pop in her eyes, it's basically straight from the camera. It's extremely simple, conveys emotion, and shows her personality. It's not cluttered up with props. It's not a fancy location or lighting (all natural light). Other than Reagan's clothes, I feel like this photo is timeless and could last on the wall for a very long time.


Another example is this one of Kiet. We were in a open field (basically a vacant lot) near a shopping center. I saw some daisy weeds popping up so I told her to pick one and hold it. I just basically sat and watched her as she played with the flower in her hands and waited until the scene looked right in the lens. The setting sun worked perfectly for a hair light. I even enjoy the fly away hairs. She was gazing to the left so I left "dead space" there for her eyes to wander. This was not a "special" location, there were no props, there were actually no edits on this photo either. I believe this photo is timeless and could hang on the wall for years to come.  DSC_2302DSC_2302

Knowing what I know (from many years of learning) about the benefits of classic/timeless portraiture, I will continue to strive for that beautiful photo that looks great straight from the camera with very little "help". That photo that can be blown up onto a canvas and left on the wall for years and not get old. I will try to encourage (or convince) my clients that great photos are possible without going to an exotic location with a scad of elaborate props. 

When people ask me what kind of photographer I am, it's just that. Classic and timeless. The trends will die. The filters will get old. I'm all about letting my subject make the photo beautiful. I want to highlight my subject. That is my ultimate goal. 

Below are a few more examples of simple and classic. 

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This was taken in the back yard of the client. No special location. There are no props in this photo. There are some small edits with the goal of highlighting the subject and her beautiful blue eyes. The expression on her face is priceless. I love that you can look at it multiple times and see a different type of expression each time. That's what it's all about. SIMPLY beautiful.


I would like to know your thoughts on this. Please feel free to leave comments. What are some trends that you have seen in photography, good or bad?

[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise children's portraits boise idaho lisaseyeview meridian photographer simple portraits Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:00 GMT
TEXTURES Have you noticed how many textures there are around you? They are everywhere! As a photographer it is important that I use my imagination and have foresight to see the textures around me. Not to mention, have a way to photograph them, even if it's with my phone. Textures are used all over the place in fine art photography. Really, you never know when you will need a good texture for your photograph. It's good to have a large collection of them so you don't end up using the same one(s) over and over again. Each time you go on a photo shoot, try looking around the area for textures. Get up close to things that are sitting around. Take lots of close up photos! 

Here is an example:

I wanted to take a photo of my son in a particular hat. I brought him outside our house and took a couple of shots. I also happened to notice this wood pallet laying next to our trash can...


Wood always makes for good textures so I took a bunch of close up photos of each of the pieces and was able to get at least six totally different textures from the pallet.


... And here is how I used that texture with the photo of my son in his hat. (original photo, after using texture, original texture photo) It gives a little bit of extra interest to the photo. In a way, it mirrors the texturing in his hat. I might scale the opacity back just a bit since he also has a lot of texture in his jacket. I haven't completed this project yet, but for now this works for me. And, of course, that is the most important thing. Does it work for you? Photography is so subjective. We all see things so differently. 

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If you learn to see the textures around you and photograph them you can eventually have a large collection of them. There are people who spend a lot of money buying texture packs from other photographers online. There is no need for this if you just use your imagination and learn to see them on your own! Good luck!

[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise children idaho lisaseyeview meridian photography photoshop portraits textures Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:49:36 GMT
EYE CONTACT? I have been shooting events for well over a decade now... wait, what?! It just doesn't seem possible that I've been doing it for so long. I've had the opportunity to shoot many concerts, and sporting events, as well as lots of other fun (and exhausting) things throughout the years. One thing I enjoy about shooting events is being able to disappear in the shadows, move around at my own pace, and look for moments to freeze in time. This situation varies greatly from event to event of course. 

As I was shooting the Harlem Globe Trotters the other night I had one of those "eye contact" moments. It got me thinking about how often that happens at events (not too often), and the feeling you get when it happens.

Walking around with a camera in your face makes it difficult to have "eye contact" because that usually requires two sets of eyes. The eye contact moment I'm referring to is when you're walking around or stationed somewhere taking photos and then suddenly the singer, actor, or athlete sees you with your giant lens and decides to look directly into it. That person doesn't necessarily see ME, but they just decide to "ham" it up for the camera or whatever the case may be. They lock eyes with the lens and it feels as though we are having an eye contact moment, even though they don't even see my face. At concerts this can make it feel as though it's my own private showing. Like they are singing directly to me. Half of my brain is saying "Focus Lisa. Move closer. Get this shot. Get that shot." and the other half is saying "OMG! Hilarious! Awesome! Don't leave me! Stay right there!" It's SO easy to screw up these shots because most of the time I'm not prepared for them to get right up in my face, or I'm using a long lens and they have no idea that I can't focus that close. Regardless, these are the types of shots that I love to look back on because, at the time, it gave me some sort of an emotion that will now be attached to that image forever. So what's my advice in these situations? I would say always be prepared for anything, have multiple cameras/lens lengths within arms reach at all times, and always have a good time!!

Here are a few examples of "eye contact." (These examples are not necessarily the best photos, but they bring back some fun memories for me) :)






[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) boise event photography events eye contact idaho lisaseyeview photography Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:19:57 GMT
TODDLERS I had a fun shoot with Reagan today. She's 4 years old, very active, and so beautiful. When Reagan showed up on the scene with her mother, she seemed shy and unsure of what was to come. After allowing her to move about on her own, explore the location, think up "poses", and see herself in the camera, she became much more comfortable with me and our time together. Four years was my favorite age with my own son, and also my favorite age for photographing children. Their personalities shine so bright. You can direct them, but shouldn't over direct. If you make sure they know they can trust you, and they can explore without being confined to a specific spot or position for long, they will have a good time. I get much better photos just following them around and allowing them to do things on their own (with just suggestions here and there). 

Here are some of my favorite shots (so far) of Miss Reagan...

**Reagan's photos were all shot on a Nikon D7000 with either a Lensbaby Muse or a Tamron 70-300 2.8, and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.**

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See more of Reagan HERE.

[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) children children's portraits idaho lisaseyeview meridian train tracks Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:00:13 GMT
CHILDREN'S PORTRAIT VIDEO I did a photo shoot the other day and decided to do a couple quick little video clips. I put them together with a few of the still photos and a song to make a video of the shoot. I think it's fun to see a glimpse of the "before and after" of a kid when they are being photographed. 

Check it out and let me know what you think. This is one of the sweetest little boys. 


[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) Boise Lisaseyeview children's portraits idaho meridian video Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:35:51 GMT
BOISE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 Just some short clips from when I shot the Boise Music Festival this summer.


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SUMMER SETTING SUN A couple of photos from a shoot last night with some lovely ladies, the Thornton sisters.

I love the setting sun and the different effects that are possible in the summer evenings. All of the "light leaks" or sun spots you see in these photos is real. It comes from the sun hitting the lens... not from Photoshop. :)

[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) backlit idaho lisaseyeview meridian summer sun sunset thornton sisters Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:39:56 GMT
BOISE SATURDAY MARKET WITH MICAH Micah and I went to the Boise Public Market this morning. It's always a good time. We got a few things, walked around, smelled things, saw strange people, spent money, took some photos, etc etc. Enjoy!

Micah got fresh, hot donuts. Micah: "They were very healthy in my book!"

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(there were many lavender products available at the market)

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[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) art boise boise saturday market captial public market donuts freak alley lisaseyeview micah photography public market saturday Sat, 06 Jul 2013 21:21:04 GMT
SIGNATURE ALBUM WOW. This is such an amazing album. I designed this and my Miller's lab produced it in beautiful fashion. Take a look at this quick un-boxing video. This album is gorgeous and is a staple to any wedding order! The smaller ones would also be really nice for seniors or families.

[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) custom cover keepsake lisaseyeview millers lab signature album unboxing video wedding weddings wrap around photos Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:20:00 GMT
MINI ACCORDION ALBUM Just a quick vid on the Mini 3x3 accordion album. So cute. You can get a set of 3 of these for around $20. 

[email protected] (Cre8 Studios LLC) lisaseyeview millers lab mini accordion album unboxing video Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:27:15 GMT