Graduation Photo Shoot

Graduation Photo Shoot

Last year, I was asked to do a graduation photo shoot. Needless to say, I was ecstatic! 😭 We had to reschedule it twice because of the fires & air quality that the Bay Area was experiencing in November. The only time that worked for us was the first day of December & it poured ☔️ Although it was challenging (I had never done a shoot in the rain), I still enjoyed it 🖤

Riane’s Newborn Photo Shoot

Last month, I mentioned that my brother (@visualizexfocus) & I collaborated on a newborn photo shoot of our niece Riane (pronounced Ryan). After editing the photos, I came across some mistakes I made. So, I decided to make a list of tips that I think might help in the future.


Newborn Photo Shoot Tips:

  • Reducing Negative Space – I realized in some of the photos that there was negative space where I didn’t want. To avoid this in the future, I would take a few practice photos, try different angles, & play around with the position of my tripod
  • Backdrop Issues – There were wrinkles in the sheets that were really bothering me, so I tried my best to edit/smoothen them. I advise making sure the backdrop & set is exactly how you want prior to shooting in order to decrease time in post-processing
  • Select A Narrow/Smaller Aperture (Larger F-Stop) – I didn’t focus everything in the frame, which I didn’t mind too much because the main subject was Riane, but I would have liked if some of my photos captured the backdrop too
  • Work With Props/Outfit Ideas – This tip may differ for others, but work with all the props you have. Working with what you have can give you a creative spark
  • Have Patience – Trying to photograph children, & in this case, a newborn, is rather difficult for me. I’m not that great at portrait photography, which I do want to practice more of. Have patience as newborns will move around a lot, cry, or even end up sleeping during the photo shoot
  • Research Newborn Photo Shoots/Tips – Researching other photo shoots & tips to better prepare yourself. It’s much better to know what poses you’re envisioning beforehand rather than researching photo shoots & tips during the actual photo shoot itself

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These tips are more for personal use, but I hope that they somehow help you too!
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Check out my Photography Instagram & my brother’s work on his Instagram & Photo Blog ✌

She knocked out after the photo shoot!

I’m always open to learning some new things, so if you have any photo shoot tips, please feel free to leave any comments below!

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Princess Joy’s Graduation Photoshoot


A couple of weeks ago I mentioned doing a graduation photo shoot for one of my best friends & the day has finally come for me to share these photos, & as I will be attending her graduation later today to witness one of her biggest accomplishments.

I’m so happy & proud of how much you’ve accomplished. I’m blessed to have a friend like you who is always positive, sweet, & so full of life. If I ever have a daughter, I hope one day she grows up to be as sweet & kind as you are. Okay, I’m going to write a longer letter after your graduation because I can feel myself starting to cry already😭

Congratulations to one of my best friends, Princess Joy, BSN RN Magna Cum Laude Graduate of 2016! 💖

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Riane’s Photo Shoot Preview

Yesterday my brother (@visualizexfocus) & I worked together to photograph our niece Riane. I can’t wait to share some more photos from this set.

In the meantime, check out my brother’s work on his Instagram & Photo Blog.



If you have any questions or suggestions on something I should post or talk about, let me know! I really want to engage more with my readers/followers on here or on Instagram. E-mail me if you have any questions or if you’re shy, you can ask me things anonymously on http://momentswithkc.tumblr.com/ask ! Do you have any questions about photography? Blogging? Fashion posts? TV shows? Movies? Hobbies? Interests? Ask me anything if you want to get to know me more or have a suggestion on what I should post about!

the only subjects that I won’t be comfortable answering: job related, personal family/friends information, or education related. I try to keep those extremely private due to stalkers, catfish, etc.

BTS: Princess Joy’s Graduation Photoshoot


Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting another graduation photoshoot for one of my best friends! I’m so overwhelmed by the amount of love from family, friends, & followers that genuinely support what I’m doing whether it’s behind or in front of the camera💖 I can’t wait to show you guys how the photos turned out. Stay tuned!

Thank you to one of my best friends, Sheena, for capturing these photos of me in action.

Here’s a teaser photo from the shoot:

If you have any questions or suggestions on something I should post or talk about, let me know! I really want to engage more with my readers/followers on here or on Instagram. E-mail me if you have any questions or if you’re shy, you can ask me things anonymously on http://momentswithkc.tumblr.com/ask ! Do you have any questions about photography? Blogging? Fashion posts? TV shows? Movies? Hobbies? Interests? Ask me anything if you want to get to know me more or have a suggestion on what I should post about!

the only subjects that I won’t be comfortable answering: job related, personal family/friends information, or education related. I try to keep those extremely private due to stalkers, catfish, etc.

Jeremiah’s Graduation Photoshoot

Last weekend I was supposed to take a friend’s graduation photos, but we had to reschedule. It kind of worked out anyway because Jeremiah’s parents wanted me to take his graduation invitation photos too. I was hesitant because I felt like he should have a professional photographer, but Jeremiah rolled his eyes & told me not to stress it because it’s not a big deal. I did them for him anyway :p I wanted him to do certain poses, but he said no. LOL. Here’s a few favorites that we both agreed on!
so proud of you bby! ^_^