5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Stylist for Your Photo Session

If you’re in the process of planning for your next photo session, you’re probably wondering whether it’s necessary to hire a stylist.

A stylist can be used for almost any type of shoot and is a consultant who will help you select the right outfits for your upcoming shoot.

If you’re not entirely convinced that you should hire a stylist, here are 5 reasons why you should.

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  1. Highlight your unique style

A stylist will help you highlight your personal style by taking your ideas and preferred style choices and using them to help you get exceptional photos. A stylist will also take the latest trends as well as your personality into account when helping you choose outfits.70851_2019.08.23_WED_Nelson

  1. Save time and money

Even though it’s an additional expense, the right stylist can end up saving you a lot of time, money and frustration by taking the hassle out of finding the right outfit, ensuring you feel confident throughout your entire shoot.

  1. Learn from a fashion guru

Stylists work with a variety of different body types, styles, and ages, which means they know exactly what will work for you. The style tips and advice that you receive from a stylist for your shoot can be carried over into your personal life too. After your shoot, you’ll have a better idea of how to shop for your body type and make great style and fashion choices.66850_ 2019.07.24_SEN_Lodovico

  1. Instantly boost your confidence

Working with a stylist means that you’ll be walking into your photo session with more confidence than you thought possible. When you look and feel amazing, it instantly shows in your photos. When you feel more confident, you automatically feel more comfortable in front of the camera too, which means you’ll have even more photos to choose from.666072019.07.08_SEN_Keely

  1. Go for the full package

Since you’re paying a professional photographer for beautiful images and you’ve hired a hair and makeup artist to give you the perfect finishing touches, why not go all the way and have a professional assist you with your outfit too? Having photos that you are completely happy with will be well worth the extra expense.

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Sara & Alex 9.14.2019

A chance meeting at a friends house several hundred miles away from where they both lived at that time led to a few years later this wonderful wedding full of friends and family under the sunny skies of Crested Butte CO. Thank you for including us Sara & Alex, it was a beautiful and perfect day!


Why Your Photographer Won’t Give You All Your Images

It’s not uncommon for customers to request all of their photos from their photographer after their session but when a photographer refuses, it can leave clients feeling confused and sometimes even frustrated.

So why won’t your photographer give you all of your images after your session?

70631_2019.08.23_WED_LuzadderWhat you’re entitled to

It’s important to remember that you are paying for an end product and don’t really have a right to the work in progress. Think of it in terms of a painting. Would you demand all the sketches and research that went into the finished painting? Probably not. But asking your photographer for every image that was taken is basically the same thing.

69734_2019.08.15_POR_GarrecUnderstanding your photo session

Even if your photographer has decades of experience, not every photo is going to be perfect, which is why so many photos are taken to begin with.

In some photos your eyes may be closed or the wind may be blowing your hair across your face. Your photographer takes hundreds of photos in order to pick a few that look the best. Even then, the best photos will be processed so that clients receive the most flattering images possible.

Your photographer puts a lot of time into the selection and editing process in order to produce exceptional results so asking for all of the raw images only makes this entire process a complete waste of time.

Plus, seeing the raw photos from your session could leave you feeling disheartened when you don’t see the results you were expecting. There is a reason why the selection and editing process is done by professionals – they want to see their clients happy with the results.

69155_2019.08.08_POR_IhnsTrust your photographer

Ask yourself why you want to see all of your photos? Are you worried that your photographer may have missed a great shot?

Remember that your photographer does this for a living and has carefully sifted through all of your photos to ensure that you only receive the best shots. Plus, choosing the best shots also impacts their reputation and portfolio so there’s really no reason for them to skimp on this process.

Your photographer truly does have your best interests at heart so trust in the process and their abilities.

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Why Your Professional Photography Session is Worth the Price

A lot of people may love the idea of a professional photo session but many end up being put off by the price.

While it might seem like YOUR photographer is simply getting paid to push a button for an hour or two, it’s so much more than that.69306_2019.08.08_POR_Colontrelle

Here are 6 reasons why a professional photography session is well worth the price:

  1. Your photography session extends beyond the shoot. Even though your photo session may only last an hour, your photographer still needs to travel to and from your location, spend time selecting the best photos and edit those photos too.
  2. Photography gear costs money. Producing high-quality photos requires professional equipment. The price of your session factors in your photographer’s camera, lenses, flash, reflectors, tripods, storage cases and more. Certain types of photography can also cost more because more gear is required. Wedding photography being a prime example.69691_2019.08.15_POR_Garrec
  3. You need the right skills to take great photos.As with any other profession, building up the skills required to be a successful photographer takes time and money.
  4. Technology doesn’t come cheap. Along with having all the right gear, photographers also need to have certain technology in order to process and edit their photos. This includes high-end computer equipment as well as professional photo editing software.
  5. Experience is priceless.Photographers spend years honing their skills and developing an artistic eye that allows them to produce the results that they do. From knowing how to work with different types of lighting to being able to spot the perfect photo opportunity, you really can’t put a price on experience. It’s also experience that gives them the know-how necessary to guide you and pose you during your photo session.69422_2019.08.09_SEN_Livie
  6. Sometimes assistants are required.This is particularly true with event or wedding photography. When there are multiple things happening all at once, an assistant will be required to get the job done right, which will often be factored into your pricing.

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. If you truly like a photographer’s style and are impressed with their skills and experience, the price you pay for your photo session is definitely well worth it.

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9 Summer Memories to Capture with Your Children

The key moments that every parent should capture with their children this Summer.

The warm summer months are the perfect time to take a vacation with your family and just spend more time outdoors in general. From barbeques and catching fireflies to eating ice creams on the beach, there is nothing quite like summer.

If you want to use the summertime to create and capture new memories with your children, here are a few moments that make for amazing photos.


9 Summer moments you don’t want to miss

  1. Days at the pool. Whether you’re heading out to your local, public pool or you will be taking a swim in your own backyard, days at the pool make for great photos. Think swimming goggles, bright swimsuits, and colorful pool toys.
  2. Hit the road. Summer is the perfect excuse to take that road trip you’ve been talking about and is a great time to capture some fun photos with your kids. Excitement, adventure, and sunglasses are the order of the day so keep your camera ready before you hop into the car and while your partner is driving.
  3. Watch the sunset. Not only is sunset the best time of the day to take photos because you can take advantage of the golden hour but it also adds a magical touch to your photos. Whether your kids are playing in the backyard or you’re taking a walk on the beach at sunset, keep your camera ready.69478_2019.08.09_SEN_Livie
  4. Summer evenings. There’s something about the smells, sights, and sounds of summer that automatically make you want to spend more time outdoors. Encourage your kids to sit around a fire, catch fireflies or give them some sparklers to hold while you capture the fun.
  5. We all scream for ice cream. This one is particularly great if you have younger children who really enjoy ice cream. Take your kids out to the beach or ice cream shop to capture them enjoying this cold, delicious treat.
  6. Blowing bubbles.Every child loves bubbles so why not use them in your next round of family photos. If possible, take the photos just after the sun sets for the best light. Capture your kids blowing bubbles or join in on the fun.14901_2017.07.20_POR_DeSabto
  7. Head to the fair. Summer is all about fairs and amusement parks, which also happen to offer some great backdrops for photos of your children. Carousel rides, cotton candy, and hot dogs make for some amazing memories.
  8. Sidewalk art.Get your children to embrace their inner artist by buying some sidewalk chalk that they can use to bring their own creations to life while spending time outside. Opt for sidewalks that are a little darker as it will help the chalk colors stand out more.
  9. Making friends.Chances are your children will be spending time together or with friends during the summer months so why not capture them playing on the grass or eating ice cream together on the porch.

Make the most of the summer months by getting outside and making as many memories as you can.

Shauna & Alister’s Wedding 2019

“We are now planning our wedding in the same place we were engaged, Crested Butte. This is a favorite getaway spot for both of us. We are going for a casual outdoor mountain wedding theme and have chosen the Mountain Wedding Garden as our venue.”

It was a beautiful day full of sun, love and fun! Thank you for including us Shauna and Alister- we are truly grateful to be  part of your special day!


Becky & Weston Marry

Becky and Weston were married at the Wedding Garden in Crested CO on August 22nd 2019. The winds blew in their sweet love for each other and the sprinkle of rain was nothing but good luck for many years of marriage. Thank you for including Third Eye Photography on your beautiful wedding day!!69859_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69875_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69879_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69899_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69924_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69944_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69951_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69972_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69982_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69989_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder69998_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70001_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70014_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70029_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70037_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70056_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70059_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70075_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70087_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70095_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70102_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70108_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70119_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70135_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70145_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70224_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70229_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70254_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70285_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70320_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70335_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70389_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70398_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70454_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70507_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70515_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70534_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70547_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70087_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70567_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70631_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70632_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70634_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70646_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder70654_2019.08.23_WED_Luzadder