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Up Close {Portrait} 

Challenge Winners!!!!!

Last weeks super talented challenge winner Jonathan, of  Sparks Ignite photography, chose this weeks challenge to be Up Close {Portrait}

"Thank you to everyone that voted my image as the best of the best for the Catchlights Challenge! I want to give a big shoutout to my first born, Noah. Although I feel the image I submitted was strong, his cuteness surely secured the win for me."
-Jonathan Sparks Ignite 


And now for the moment you have all been waiting for!!! The winner of this weeks challenge,

Chosen by Jonathan...


I'm really impressed with the submissions this week. It made it extremely difficult to choose ONE winner. For the close up portrait challenge I have chosen Kimberly Sol Photography as the overall winner with this gorgeous image. It just so happens that this was also the image that received the most likes by the group.


Image by: Kimberly Sol Photography

I based this decision on the way the image made me feel. The emotion in this photo is overwhelming! I believe, as artists, the best thing we can accomplish with an image is to affect the viewer's emotions. 
The photo is also technically sound. The lighting paired with a beautiful color palette make for an extremely desirable image.  I love seeing a portrait of a stranger that I can picture on my own wall. Great shot Kimberly!!






​And here are the rest of the top 10 champions! 

Jessica Images Image above by: Jessica Images



Image above by: Saskia Van Kuijen - Fotografie



Image above by: Peridot Rain Photography



Image above by: Kayla Pettis




Image above by: E. Pratico Photography




Image above by: Momma Got Soul Photography



Image above by: The Flash Lady Photography




Image above by:Yaffa Koff Photography



Image above by: Brianna Hunsberger Photography


All winners will be given a badge of honor to throw in everyones faces and be allowed to say "look at me I am all powerful and gloriously talented! bow at my magnificence!"

Next challenge theme & winner will be decided by

Kimberly Sol Photography

Thank you to all the talented photographers who submitted! Next challenge we hope to see more WTF'rs submit their photographs as well! Join the awesomeness that is the WTF winners!




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Paris Photo shoot Getaway!!!  

A Photo Shoot In Paris!

July 11th &12th ONLY 

Limited availability book today!
Once in a lifetime opportunity for gorgeous images of your family!!!
If you are interested in a couples session check out BeFreckled! Her Couple's photo sessions are filling up quick!



Paris Getaway Sessions are booking quickly, and with limited available slots, this means that we only have a few open appointments! DMX Photography and I can't wait for July, and may be guilty of discussing this singular topic 24/7. You know you want to join us, so why wait? Reserve your session today! (Helpful tip: move your mouse over the video, and click HD in the lower right corner to view this video to its full potential!)

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Session Details

60 minute session!

$400 print credit!!!!!!

In person viewing of 20-30 images to choose and print from!

Every print/product purchased you will receive a full resolution digital image!

All professional prints and products are museum quality you won't find anywhere else! Very limited spots available book today!


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The Chenard Family  


I loved everything about the Chenard's session! The pictures were amazing and we all left
with a
hilarious, but embarrassing (for me) story of
 me getting pulled over with no
on….Yes that's  
right…pulled over…with no pants! 

I had been planning the Chenard's maternity session for months! When I found a 
gorgeous banner by Vintage Inspirations at the local Bazaar. I knew right away the shot I
wanted, how I wanted it and where!!! After many, MANY delays; dress not coming in
and weather raining on our parade, we finally set the date!
Well to get the perfect pictures I pretty much was rolling around in the mud! By the end
of the session, to say I was completely covered in mud, would be an understatement!!! 

Now the moment I know you have all been waiting for! (you skipped to this part didn't
you? ;P) We wrapped up the session called it a night and got in our cars. Well there was
no way I was going to drive with SOAKED and MUDDY pants so off they went! And
wouldn't you know it…I was pulled over on the way home!

He came to my window for a "random vehicle check" and was INSTANTLY shocked.
The amazing fact the German Police officer even showed emotion proves he was totally
unprepared for my pant-less "No Shave November" legs! I tried to hide the fact I wasn't
wearing pants by pulling my shirt down but there is just no hiding when your legs could
mistaken for a stowaway Chewbaca! 
 Aparently he wasn't a Star Wars fan because he 
asked me to get out of the car….

"Sir I am a photographer and I just got done with a session and I got
covered in
mud so I took off my pants…can I put them on before I get out of the car?" 

If only I could have had a picture of his face... 
Luckily they let me put my
pants on first!!!
I ended up having to do my very first ever breathalyzer test and asked me if I was doing
drugs…because well you know sane, sober people drive with clean dry pants! When the
breathalyzer came back negative (obviously) they were in complete and utter shock. They
were 100% sure I was going to fail and break their machine in the process! It was
definitely another moment I wish I had on camera! Luckily they let me go! NO TICKET
So there is my
fun and embarrassing story for the day! I hope you enjoyed this, and the
Chenard family!

DMX Photography, KMC Germany photographer, Kusel Castle, Ramstein Photographer, Family photographer, Germany Family photographer


    • That one time I got pulled over with no pants on….
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What To Wear

What to Wear Guide

First and foremost, BE YOU!  

Your clothing choices should allow you to be yourself and reflect your family.




The hardest family member to dress tends to be MOM. As a mom myself I know we tend to forget that we are important too! Remember how we look is just as important as everyone else! It's easy to dress the kiddos! They look adorable in everything! And husbands, well lets face it, they are the easiest to dress! So start with mom!! Choose an outfit that you (mom) look beautiful in! You want to feel confident, beautiful and love the way you feel in this outfit! If you feel amazing, you will shine and look amazing! If mama is happy, everyone is happy! Once you decide on an outfit, you can create a complimenting color palette and be able to choose the rest of the family's outfits from there!

Once you find the outfit that looks amazing on you, you can decide on the style of your pictures! Is it more laid back? Fancy? Retro? Continue with your outfit's style for the rest of the family!


Once your outfit is picked, choose a color palette! Choose up to 4 colors that will compliment your outfit! Coordinate, but don't match! If everyone has complimenting colors from the color pallet it will be a lot more visually interesting to the eyes! Remember, your entire family does not have to wear all the colors from the color palette!


While your preferences may be different, it is best to dress in timeless and classic looks that will last through the years. Wearing clothes that are too trendy might mean your pictures will look outdated in a matter of months or years. If you choose clothes that have looked good for years, the photos will likely continue to look good and up-to-date for years to come. Sticking to timeless looks will let your subjects' personalities shine through. This does not apply if there is a vintage, retro or specific theme in mind that calls for a non timeless look.


Patterns are like bright colors and accessories in photos—they are great when they are used lightly. One person wearing a patterned top or dress can break up the picture into visually interesting chunks. To avoid overwhelming a photo, have just one subject in a photo wear a bold pattern.  In the rest of the photo, have small bursts of patterns to draw the eye through the photo.  For instance, a little girl dressed in a bold patterned dress can look great next to her mother who is wearing a subtly patterned scarf. Or for example in the image below the daughter is in a bold flower print shirt and the mother has a subtle striped pattern in her dress.



Nothing draws the eye to a photo like differences.  Two easy ways to add fun differences to a photo are layers and different textures.  Layers offer different aspects to a photo in several different ways.  Subjects can take on and take off layers for different looks in each photo, and layers add a nice bit of color variation. 


Different fabrics and accessories can give much-needed texture to a photo.  Look for pieces of clothing with embroidered details, lace collars or accents, ribbons, ruffles, and other fun textures.  These types of different textures show up well in color photos, giving a nice pop of personality.  Plan your outfits and layers to match your vision for the photo and what brings out your subjects' personalities and styles


Accessories are often just what a photo needs to take it from drab to engaging.  Don't limit yourself to jewelry when you think about accessories for photo shoots.  There's plenty to choose from for both sexes and all ages—outerwear, jewelry, hats, headbands, flowers in a girl's hair, scarves, and more.

You want to use a light hand when it comes to accessorizing. Too many accessories, especially if they are big or bright, can overwhelm a photo and take the focus off what is really important—your subjects! This is particularly true for little ones. Their unique personalities and beauty need to be allowed to shine through, not be overshadowed by a gigantic headband or overdone accessories. Remember, accessories are just there to enhance what your subjects are bringing to the photo—their personality and beauty.



Everything that is worn or used in a photo shoot affects the look and feel of each photo. This includes shoes. Don't let shoes and footwear be an overlooked part of your outfit planning. A pair of shoes that doesn't fit in with the rest of a photo can distract from the picture.

Unless you have tennis shoes that are unique and fun enough to fit in with the vibe of a photo shoot, you may want to consider other footwear options for your pictures. For women, ballet flats come in almost every color. 


Choosing a pair of flats that fit in with the color scheme is a great way to make a photo look great and add a burst of color. Shoes, when matched with accessories that other subjects in the photo are wearing, can tie a photo together. Bright yellow ballet flats can match a man's yellow tie or a little girl's headband. This creates a unified feel in a photo without making it too cutesy.Consider going barefoot if the shoot allows for it. Bare feet can create a rustic, casual feel  that better shows off the natural personality and interaction of the subjects in a photo.

NOTE!! Make sure to bring a comfortable pair of shoes, many of the locations call for a lot of walking! You don't want to get too tired or ruin your shoes before getting the perfect shot!


As you plan out a photo shoot, remember to think about where and how pictures will be displayed. If you are planning on displaying photos on your living room wall, tie the colors and setup of your photos to the color scheme of the room. Photos that will go up in a child's room should emulate the fun, playful spirit of children and capture the age of your children. Pictures that will be used for invitations, Christmas cards, or announcements, keep the smaller display size of the photo in mind. Small details may get lost in a smaller photo, so use bold accessories that will show up in a 4 x 6 photo.


* Avoid florescent and Neon colors and anything with logos, graphics, characters, labels, etc. These tend to

take the “finished” look of a professional portrait down and can be distracting.


* Do NOT dye or cut your hair days before a session!  Just in case tragedy strikes, make sure you have enough days to fix it or to let the hair cut grow out a week or so in order to look most natural, in order to avoid taking photos with a bad hair cut!


*Refrain from making everyone wear all the same color. Coordinate colors and looks, letting everyone have their own spin on the color palette for a more fun and visually stimulating photo!

​*Buyer beware!  Remember the colors of your outfit(s) that you see on your screen are not always accurate. The "blues" (or other colors) from various outfits may appear to match online but once you finally receive them you may notice they are completely different shades!


*While trying to stay current and fashionable, do avoid obvious trends that will be dated soon. You can do fashion forward while still remaining timeless.


*No bright white socks and no sneakers unless it's something fashion forward and simple like Converse or Vans. And also be sure to remove watches or jewelry not complementary to the session’s look.


Tips On How To Dress For Your Body Type:
*please note: The views and opinions expressed in the links below are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not reflect, or represent the personal opinion or DMX Photography.  


What's My Shape?
Body Shape Style Tips

The Perfect Fit for you Dress

Curvy Shape Stylist



*Local Vendors In Germany -talented locals who can help your vision come to life!

*Stitch Fix First fashion retailer to have a personal stylist help choose the perfect wardrobe. Super fun!

*ModCloth -My absolute favorite place to shop for me (also great home decor items)!

*KoKo Blush -My favorite place to shop for my daughter,  sons and for props!

* My Little Jules -Another favorite to find name brands at a great prices!

*Zulily -Great place to get name brands for the whole family at an affordable price

*Etsy -Etsy is a great place to get custom and unique outfits for the kiddos!



Always remember if you have any questions,  or you would like my opinion, 

or if you need assistance with choosing outfits don't hesitate to contact me!

I am more than happy to help




*what to wear images by Inspire Me Baby



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