Should I hire a birth photographer or videographer? When budget makes you choose

When it comes to having a baby, budgets don't always allow for both videography and birth photography. We're forced to making the big decision: Should I invest in birth photos or birth video? That's a tough decision to make, and I'm here to help. Here’s a few things to consider when making your decision.

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6 Snacks to pack for your birth for nausea

Every birth planning article tells you to pack snacks in your birth bag, but they forget to mention the nausea and vomiting that comes with labor will make eating the last thing you want to do. But keeping your nutrition and energy up is super IMPORTANT. So we’ve prepared a helpful shopping list of snacks that will help you power through nausea and provide the energy needed for your delivery.

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One question you must ask a birth photographer before booking

Shopping for a birth photographer? There's one very important question you must ask before booking. The answer could make or break your birth story and leave you with nothing but a broken heart.

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Three reasons to hire both a birth photographer AND a doula

If you've done any shopping for doula services or birth photographers, you've noticed there are quite a few "two-in-one" services that offer both. But... This isn’t always the best option. Find out why you should invest in both.

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Prudence Hazel: A Birth Story

With her paramedic/fireman husband Phillip by her side, no matter what this birth presented - Ashley & Phillip were ready. See their birth story here.

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Three Secrets To Take Great Photos of Your Kids

Do you struggle to take a good photograph of your child? As soon as you get your phone out and the camera app open, they whip around and run off, am I right? I’m going to share my three secrets that make all the difference in capturing that moment you want.

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Birth Beats: Vol. 4 | Music for your Birth

Listening to music is highly recommended during the birth process.  We've got another mix of soft folk and country tunes for your birth so you don't have to worry about searching for songs during your labor and delivery.

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Thanks for the not-so-great things

This Thanksgiving , while you share all you are thankful for this holiday, don’t forget to take a moment and be thankful for the not-so-perfect moments in life.

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Tips for Stress-Free Photo Sessions

Nothing adds to the holiday stress like holiday family photo sessions! Trying to land that perfect photo in 15 mins or less can be a nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. Mom, I’ve got a list of tips to help you turn that quickie mini session into an opportunity for GREAT photos!

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The Stockard Family

Fall family photos are well underway, and the Stockard Family was the first of many this year. Find out how I make sessions as painless as possible for little ones and their parents like I did for the Stockards.

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Planning for an Unplanned Birth Experience | Dallas/Fort Worth Birth Photography Birth & Life Photography

There are so many checklists and tips for creating the perfect birth plan but many women are traumatized each year when their birth experience does not go according to plan. Help yourself fend off Birth PTSD with this comprehensive checklist to prepare for the unplanned birth experience.

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Hurricane Michael & Cotton Farmers

Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on agriculture in the southeast United States, especially the cotton farmers. Find out how these farmers are doing great things for sustainable materials, and how Alex Shelley Photography continues to support them.

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Birth Photography Award

I am so proud to announce that Alex Shelley Photography has been awarded a Bronze Award from the Rise International Photography Awards in the Birth Photography category.

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Golden Portraits

I picked up a portrait frame order for a client and a set of picture new frame samples for one of the 2018 trends in home decor - Gold! Learn how you can add a little bit of lux to your home and portraits with this timeless, classic color.

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Birth Beats: Vol. 2

Listening to music is highly recommended during the birth process.  We've got another mix of soft and relaxing tunes for your birth so you don't have to worry about searching for songs during your labor and delivery.

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The Effarah Family

I spent an entire day with Sarah, Sam & their boys, documenting their Life As We Know It. It was such an ordinary, wonderful day.

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What's the deal with photo mats?

Did you know there's a purpose to photo mats? It isn't just to add some coordinated color to your wall decor. Sure the contrasting solid block around your photographs draws your eye inward to the photo; however, photo mats do something even more important than that. 

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2018 Fall Portrait Style Guide

The words that strike fear into the hearts of mother’s everywhere: What are we going to wear for our family portraits????

Relax! Just read over my 2018 Fall Fashion Style Guide. You’ll find this year’s trending colors and tips to flatter. I’ve even gone shopping for you with links directly to coordinated outfits for the whole family!

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