Carmen Hazelton Photography: Blog en-us (C) Carmen Hazelton Photography [email protected] (Carmen Hazelton Photography) Tue, 13 Feb 2024 15:46:00 GMT Tue, 13 Feb 2024 15:46:00 GMT Carmen Hazelton Photography: Blog 105 120 The Real Power of Puppy Love: Why Puppies are Easy to Fall in Love With Z62_0927Z62_0927

Puppy love is a real and powerful force that has the ability to captivate our hearts in an instant. There's something undeniably special about the way puppies can effortlessly melt away our stress and anxiety, and it's no surprise that they are often the center of attention wherever they go. But why are puppies so easy to fall in love with, and why is puppy love such a powerful emotion?


It's hard to resist the charms of a playful, wide-eyed puppy. From their soft fur and tiny paws to their boundless energy and insatiable curiosity, puppies possess an irresistible charm that can instantly brighten our days. Their innocence and unbridled enthusiasm for life remind us of the simple joys in the world, and their unconditional love and loyalty create an unbreakable bond that tugs at our heartstrings.


Moreover, the presence of a puppy has been scientifically proven to have numerous health benefits. Studies have shown that interacting with puppies can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase levels of the "feel-good" hormone, oxytocin. The act of petting a puppy releases endorphins, which can elevate our mood and provide a sense of comfort and companionship. It's no wonder that spending time with a puppy can make us feel happier and more content.


In addition to the emotional benefits, puppy love also has the power to teach us important life lessons. Caring for a puppy requires patience, responsibility, and empathy, qualities that can translate into various aspects of our lives. The bond formed with a puppy can help foster a greater sense of compassion and understanding, as we learn to prioritize the needs of another living being.


Now, why should puppies be photographed early? The early stages of a puppy's life are filled with fleeting moments of cuteness and growth that deserve to be cherished forever. Puppies grow up incredibly fast, and capturing their adorable antics and endearing expressions through photography allows us to preserve those precious memories for years to come. Photographing puppies early not only documents their journey from tiny bundles of fur to beloved companions but also provides a visual reminder of the joy and love they bring into our lives.


In conclusion, puppy love is a real and powerful emotion that has the ability to brighten our days, alleviate stress, and teach us valuable life lessons. The irresistible charm and unwavering affection of puppies make them easy to fall in love with, and their presence can have a profound impact on our well-being. By photographing puppies early, we can celebrate their fleeting moments of cuteness and create lasting memories of the special bond we share with these lovable creatures. After all, the love we share with our furry friends is a treasure worth preserving.


Peace and paws,


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The Value of Professional Photography: Why Hiring a Pro Beats DIY                         MapleCrissCrossMapleCrissCross

In today's digital age, where visual content is king, the importance of high-quality photography for businesses cannot be overstated. Whether you're showcasing your products, capturing the essence of your brand, or documenting important events, compelling images are essential for making a lasting impression on your audience. While it may be tempting to take the DIY route and snap a few photos with your smartphone, there are significant advantages to enlisting the expertise of a professional photographer. Here's why hiring a pro is a worthwhile investment:


Expertise and Creativity

Professional photographers bring a wealth of expertise and artistic vision to the table. They have a trained eye for composition, lighting, and framing, allowing them to capture images that are not only visually stunning but also effectively convey the desired message or emotion. Their creative approach ensures that your photos stand out and leave a lasting impact on your audience.


Technical Proficiency

From understanding the intricacies of camera settings to mastering advanced editing techniques, professional photographers possess the technical skills needed to produce top-tier images. They are equipped with high-quality gear and have the knowledge to optimize every aspect of the photography process, resulting in polished, professional-grade visuals that elevate your brand's image.


Tailored to Your Brand

Professional photographers take the time to understand your brand, its values, and its unique identity. They work closely with you to ensure that the images they capture align seamlessly with your brand's aesthetic and messaging. By customizing their approach to reflect your brand's personality, professional photographers deliver images that resonate with your target audience and reinforce your brand's identity.


Save Time and Resources

While DIY photography may seem cost-effective at first glance, it often comes with hidden costs. Investing in professional photography saves you valuable time and resources in the long run. Instead of grappling with the complexities of photography, you can focus on running your business while the professionals handle the visual storytelling aspect, ultimately leading to a more efficient and impactful outcome.


Versatility and Specialization

Professional photographers have the versatility to tackle a wide range of photography needs, whether it's product shots, corporate headshots, event coverage, or architectural photography. Their specialized skill set allows them to cater to your specific requirements and deliver tailored solutions that meet your business objectives.


Consistent Quality

Consistency is key in branding, and professional photographers are adept at maintaining a high standard of quality across all your visual assets. Their commitment to delivering excellence ensures that your brand's visual identity remains cohesive and compelling, establishing a strong and reputable image in the eyes of your audience.


In conclusion, while the allure of DIY photography may be tempting, the benefits of hiring a professional photographer far outweigh the initial cost. By leveraging their expertise, creativity, and technical proficiency, you can elevate your brand's visual presence, effectively communicate your message, and leave a memorable impression on your audience. When it comes to capturing the essence of your business, investing in professional photography is an invaluable decision that yields long-term benefits.


If you're ready to take your brand's imagery to the next level, consider partnering with a professional photographer who understands your vision and can bring it to life through captivating visuals. The impact on your brand's image and the lasting impression on your audience will be well worth the investment.





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Why patience and compassion are qualities you want in a pet photographer Z62_9308-Edit-2Z62_9308-Edit-2

Title: Capturing Canine Beauty: Photographing Dogs with Compassion and Patience



Dogs hold a special place in our hearts, providing unconditional love and unwavering loyalty. As pet owners, we often seek to capture the essence of our furry companions through photography, immortalizing their spirit and personality in a single frame. However, photographing dogs, especially sensitive or hyperactive ones, requires a unique approach that prioritizes compassion and patience. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of photographing dogs with empathy and understanding, particularly when dealing with sensitive and hyper dogs, and why it is important to document the lives of our beloved pets through photography.


The Importance of Photographing Our Pets:

Our dogs are more than just pets; they are cherished members of our families. Capturing their images allows us to preserve memories and create lasting tributes to their presence in our lives. Whether it's a playful romp in the park, a soulful gaze by the window, or a moment of quiet companionship, photographs provide a tangible representation of our dogs' unique personalities and the bond we share with them. These images serve as a source of comfort and joy, especially during times of separation or loss, and can be a powerful way to honor the impact our pets have on our lives.


Photographing Sensitive Dogs:

Sensitive dogs require a gentle and empathetic approach when being photographed. These dogs may be easily overwhelmed by the presence of a camera or the act of posing, making it crucial for the photographer to prioritize the dog's comfort and well-being. When photographing sensitive dogs, it's essential to create a calm and familiar environment, allowing the dog to acclimate to the presence of the camera at their own pace. Patience is key, as well as using soft, non-intrusive lighting and avoiding sudden movements or loud noises that might startle the dog. By approaching sensitive dogs with compassion and understanding, we can capture authentic and heartwarming images that truly reflect their nature.


Photographing Hyper Dogs:

On the other end of the spectrum, hyperactive dogs present a different set of challenges when it comes to photography. These dogs are full of energy and often find it challenging to stay still for a photo. When photographing hyper dogs, it's crucial to embrace their liveliness and incorporate it into the shoot. Instead of forcing stillness, photographers can capture the dynamic spirit of these dogs through action shots and candid moments. Utilizing toys, treats, or favorite activities can help channel their energy into the photo session, resulting in vibrant and lively images that capture the essence of these exuberant companions.


The Role of Compassion and Patience:

Regardless of a dog's temperament, compassion and patience are fundamental when photographing our canine friends. By approaching each dog with empathy and understanding, we not only ensure their well-being during the photo session but also capture images that authentically represent their unique personalities. Taking the time to connect with the dog, observing their behavior, and respecting their boundaries can lead to photographs that are infused with emotion and genuine character.


In conclusion, photographing dogs with compassion and patience is a meaningful and rewarding endeavor. It allows us to celebrate the beauty and individuality of our beloved pets while creating lasting mementos of our shared experiences. Whether our dogs are sensitive, hyper, or somewhere in between, embracing their nature and honoring their unique qualities through photography strengthens the bond we share with them and provides a timeless legacy of


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I belive photographs have the power to shift our emotional state.

I designed my business model around that belief.

Most of our pictures live on our phones waiting to disappear forever. Living in a digital world we've forgotten the power a beautiful photograph holds. Often it is when someone we love dies that we are reminded of the power of a photo. My mission is to change that. 

Ever feel beat up by life? Has your day to day felt dedicated to everyone but yourself and you are drained, tired, sad, worried or any of the emotions that feel difficult to sit in? Are there times you forget how to be kind to yourself? The last thing your spiraling mind is going to think of doing is going upstairs into your desk drawer to pull out your flash drive and plug it into your computer and upload your last photo session. But, when you are sitting on your couch, drowning in your sorrows and you look up and see a large, beautiful gallery wrapped canvas of your children together and happy something inside of you will shift. Love will enter your heart and you are reminded why you fight everyday.

Photographs also have the power to make our children feel valued and loved. I think being a teenager is incredibly difficult. Their brains are not developed and they are learning to navigate emotions and thoughts and it can be overwhelming. Hanging portrait artwork in their bedrooms remind them they are loved and valued. Looking at a photograph that represents love and security impacts their thoughts.They are not going to seek out these images so it is up to us to print them and hang them in their space.  Maybe it's a portrait with their grandmother. Maybe there is a divorce and at moms house they have a beautiful image of them and their dad and at dads house they have a beautiful image of them and mom. MAYBE it's a portrait of them and their dog or their horse. Lets be honest. Our pets are our favorite household member and their smile lifts our mood instantly. These are the photographs that should be displayed in spaces that they will be seen and impact their daily routines.

We dont get to decide when our time here is over. Everyday someone suddenly is forced to say goodbye before they are ready and photographs and portrait artwork is all that will remain of them. Invest in creating images that will last for generations. How many digital images have you intended on printing that are stil sitting on a flash drive or on your phone? 

I specialize in the printed portrait artwork customized specially for you and your style. You don't need 75 digital files from a portrait session that are going to disappear. I recommend one large statement piece for your wall. I also recommend each child has something for their bedroom. Can't choose? Photo books are a great way to have all the images from your session in one place. 

My point is, photography is a time capsule that celebrates your life and the relationships that mean the most to you. There are people who love you and someday all they will have to remember you by is a portrait so why not invest in artwork that is beautiful and will be beautiful for generations?



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They teach us what love looks like.

They protect us and make us feel safe.

When I see a photograph of my dad I think many thoughts;

"If you have to lie, you probably shouldn't be doing it"

"Other peoples opinions of you are none of your business"

"Look people in the eye and be very clear with your words"

"I am beautiful"

"I am capable of doing anything I set my mind to"

"I matter and I am worthy of love exactly as I am"

"Life is worth living even when it is hard and painful"

When I look at a photograph of my dad, I feel loved and capable. That's the power of photography. The walls of our children's rooms should have photographs of the people who love and support them most. It will build their confidence and is a piece of artwork they will cherish long after their grown.

I serve my clients by not only taking your picture but, I specialize in creating custom portrait artwork, ready to hang in your homes and spaces where they will have the most impact in your daily routines. 

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Why we should celebrate our teenagers Tween PortraitsTweenagers (Is that a word?)Having fun during a sister session

 We celebrate our babies. We celebrate our puppies. We celebrate our seniors and I think we should. But, why don't we celebrate our teenagers? Why don't we celebrate our 13,14,15 year olds? March 21st was National Teenager Day and I am here to cheer for the humans who navigate the world with an undeveloped brain and raging hormones coursing through their awkward bodies.......TEENAGERS!

I want our teens to feel awesome and amazing all the time because they are! Being a teenager is really hard and it seems with social media it feels even harder. Often our teens self esteem is extremely low.

I love photographing this age.

My favorite part of my workflow is seeing their faces light up when they see the finished image of themselves. They are proud and often a little embarrassed because they look so amazing and maybe they don't usually see themselves in that way. These are the pictures that need to be enlarged and hung on their bedroom walls so every morning and every night they are reminded they are nothing less than amazing. 

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