Category Archives: photography

Photo Editing Tip: Editing Skin

One really common mistake made when editing photos is over editing skin. Skin smoothing apps and filters are really, really popular right now, but in my opinion they often look very obviously fake (people have freckles, friends… and it’s ok!) Instead of applying an automatic overall skin smooth, I prefer to do manual spot cleanup to...

Photo Editing Tip: Editing Whites

One really common mistake made by cameras is incorrect whites. Phone cameras are progressing constantly and they’re really great, but they don’t always nail the exposure or color of your image. This can lead to being discouraged by your photography skills and the resulting photos. But, good news! It’s easy to bring back the brightness and...

Photo Editing Tip: Editing Color

One really common mistake that’s made when editing photos is over saturation. With the prevalence of filters, this is really easy to do…. take a photo, slap on a filter, and post it on social media. (Only to realize months or years later that the photo doesn’t look anything like the real moment and you...

2019 Travel Sessions: ON SALE NOW!

I’m so excited to visit my old stomping grounds again this year and see lots of familiar smiling faces in front of my camera! My first Travel Sessions will be in Minneapolis on July 14th (a summertime stop instead of my usual fall visit- should be fun!), then I’ll be in Seattle July 26-28 and...

what to wear for spring family photos

Pulling together outfits for a family photo shoot can be so hard! That’s why I love Old Navy- they coordinate colors across the entire family and you won’t have to drop an entire paycheck. They make it easy to find what to wear for spring family photos! Check out these simple spring looks I put together...

mommy + me mini sessions

“Kids, smile at Mom!!!”  [click] … an adorable moment documented from behind the camera.  I totally get it.  That’s where I’m most comfortable too.  Being in FRONT of the camera can feel daunting: What if my kids won’t behave?  What will we wear?  What if I’m still carrying ten pounds [ok, twenty] from my last pregnancy?  What if...

Save the Date: 2019 Travel Sessions

Happy New Year! I’ve wasted no time penciling dates into my calendar through the ENTIRE year. Since I’m a planner (maybe you are too and will appreciate this), I wanted to share my 2019 TRAVEL SESSION dates so you can plan accordingly. All travel sessions will go on sale right here on the blog on...

Category Archives: photography

Photo Editing Tip: Editing Skin

One really common mistake made when editing photos is over editing skin. Skin smoothing apps and filters are really, really popular right now, but in my opinion they often look very obviously fake (people have freckles, friends… and it’s ok!) Instead of applying an automatic overall skin smooth, I prefer to do manual spot cleanup to...

Photo Editing Tip: Editing Whites

One really common mistake made by cameras is incorrect whites. Phone cameras are progressing constantly and they’re really great, but they don’t always nail the exposure or color of your image. This can lead to being discouraged by your photography skills and the resulting photos. But, good news! It’s easy to bring back the brightness and...

Photo Editing Tip: Editing Color

One really common mistake that’s made when editing photos is over saturation. With the prevalence of filters, this is really easy to do…. take a photo, slap on a filter, and post it on social media. (Only to realize months or years later that the photo doesn’t look anything like the real moment and you...

Happy Birthday, Miss Freddy! [giveaway #3]

what’s next for Miss Freddy? This upcoming year, I’ll be focusing more on the Photo Organizing side of my business and less on Photography. The demand for my organizing services is increasing, while bookings for photo sessions have been decreasing. I’m not retiring from photography– I’ll continue offering mini sessions seasonally for my local clients,...

Happy Birthday, Miss Freddy! [giveaway #2]

Where does the name “Miss Freddy” come from? When I was born I had a thick mop of dark hair on my head and my parents joked I looked like Fred Flinstone. Thirty-six years later and my parents still refer to me as ‘Freddy’ and not Casey. When I was re-branding my business to focus...

Happy Birthday, Miss Freddy! [giveaway #1]

Can you believe Miss Freddy is SIX YEARS OLD?! Let’s celebrate with a little trip down Memory Lane… The History of Miss Freddy 2010: I launched my photography business in Minnesota. I was working full-time at Target’s headquarters, so the photography was very part-time. My business was called “Smile Upon Your Face Photography.” 2011: I...

2019 Travel Sessions: ON SALE NOW!

I’m so excited to visit my old stomping grounds again this year and see lots of familiar smiling faces in front of my camera! My first Travel Sessions will be in Minneapolis on July 14th (a summertime stop instead of my usual fall visit- should be fun!), then I’ll be in Seattle July 26-28 and...

cute photo gifts for moms

Know what moms love? Photos of their kids. And showing off photos of her kids. That’s why these fun photo gifts from Pinhole Press are EXCELLENT choices for Mothers Day! All About Mom Book I purchased two of these ‘All About…’ books last year to send the Grandmas for Mothers Day. They were a HIT!...

what to wear for spring family photos

Pulling together outfits for a family photo shoot can be so hard! That’s why I love Old Navy- they coordinate colors across the entire family and you won’t have to drop an entire paycheck. They make it easy to find what to wear for spring family photos! Check out these simple spring looks I put together...

cute photo gifts for kids

Kids LOVE looking at photos of themselves so if you want to get a gift they’ll LOVE, look no further than these two adorable photo gifts for kids from Pinhole Press.  Both are inexpensive, adorable, and fit perfectly in Easter baskets! photo memory game My kids are OBSESSED with playing memory right now. We have...

our 2018 family yearbook

Getting my photos off my phone and into the hands of my family brings me so much joy. If you’re new here, I’ve created a Family Yearbook every year since 2011 so keeping with tradition, I want to share a little peek into our finished 2018 yearbook today! OUR 2018 FAMILY YEARBOOK I used the Project...

mommy + me mini sessions

“Kids, smile at Mom!!!”  [click] … an adorable moment documented from behind the camera.  I totally get it.  That’s where I’m most comfortable too.  Being in FRONT of the camera can feel daunting: What if my kids won’t behave?  What will we wear?  What if I’m still carrying ten pounds [ok, twenty] from my last pregnancy?  What if...

creating a family yearbook: time-saving tips

Continuing in my Family Yearbook series, this week I want to share my tips and tricks for knocking out this project QUICKLY. I was able to pull together my Family Yearbook in about 2 hours at adoramapix.com using the tricks I’ve shared in this post! (note: remember that I completed photo selection separately so that’s...

creating a family yearbook: designing pages

Yay! It’s time for the next post in my Family Yearbook series. If you missed the first post I shared last week, please go back and start there because it’s important to begin with Step 1. Guys, I’m SO excited about this post. I have been documenting my family’s story using annual photo books for...

creating a family yearbook: selecting photos

I made my first family yearbook in 2011. A friend introduced me to a system called “Project Life” and I put together a photo book on their website. Over the years my process changed… with the release of the Project Life App I started designing weekly pages right on my phone and turning them into...

photo restoration project: my parents’ wedding album

the story When I was planning my wedding, I remember my mom sharing that her biggest regret from her own wedding was using the cheapest photographer. Her wedding photos turned pink within a few years of their wedding and she’s never had an album she was proud to display. Fast forward to last year, when...

Save the Date: 2019 Travel Sessions

Happy New Year! I’ve wasted no time penciling dates into my calendar through the ENTIRE year. Since I’m a planner (maybe you are too and will appreciate this), I wanted to share my 2019 TRAVEL SESSION dates so you can plan accordingly. All travel sessions will go on sale right here on the blog on...

my favorite photo gift ideas

Using your photos to MAKE GIFTS is so much fun.  Need a gift for the person ‘who has everything?’  Photo gift.  Grandma’s birthday?  Photo gift.  Kids already have too many toys?  Photo gift.  Photo gifts are so much fun!  Here are my a couple of my personal favorites…   FIVE AMAZING PHOTO GIFT IDEAS I’ve...

where to order your holiday cards this year

This time of year I frequently get asked by my clients and friends for recommendations on where to order holiday cards.  Your feeds are full of coupon codes for various companies, but how can you tell which ones do a great job?  I’ve tried a few companies over the years and a few consistently rise...

use your photos: make your own photo calendar!

Photo calendars are SUCH a great gift!  Sure, it’s SUPER easy to make your own photo calendar through many online companies (Pinhole Press’s are my favorite), but if you’re on a budget or just like getting crafty, I created a FREE template that you can print to make your own photo calendar using the Project...

HI, I’M MISS FREDDY.

 

Actually, my name is Casey. As a newborn I resembled Fred Flintstone so my parents nicknamed me Freddy and it stuck. I am a professional photo organizer (yes, that's a thing!) who helps people all over the world make sense of their photo mess through organizing services and self-paced online courses.

 

I want to help you ENJOY your photos again!

 

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