Category Archives: photography tips

stop striving for perfect

It’s already time to wrap up Photography Tips month! I’ve shared simple things you can do to improve the quality of your photos, my advice for getting natural poses and expressions, and an easily avoidable mistake. And today I want to share a message that will hopefully help you feel less overwhelmed in your journey...

are you making this common photography mistake?

You already know that when it comes to photography there’s a clear difference between a ‘snapshot’ and a ‘portrait’.  But would you believe me if I said that the camera you use doesn’t necessarily have to be the difference?  It’s true, you don’t need a fancy camera to elevate your photography.  You can take a...

this simple thing will create more natural photos

“Smile for the camera, kids!” “Look at me and say cheese!” “No, not THAT smile… your REAL smile!” “Seriously, why can’t I just get ONE NORMAL PHOTO?” Ever said any of these things? (I know I have.) Today I want to share one simple thing that will transform your photography. This simple thing will lead...

using your photos: buying prints

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, taught a few easy photo editing tips, celebrated my third...

photo editing: editing skin in photoshop

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series, with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, and this week is ALL ABOUT PHOTO EDITING!...

photo editing: edit photos on your phone

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series, with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, and this week is ALL ABOUT PHOTO EDITING!...

how to capture authentic smiles in your photos

People are constantly complimenting me for the expressions in my photographs.  Kids having fun.  Kids laughing.  Kids looking comfortable.  No cheese face.  So… how do I do it? Today I’m sharing five tips for capturing authentic smiles from children.  I’m opening up my ‘bag of tricks,’ if you will. tips for capturing authentic smiles in...

how often to get professional photos

I know, I know, you read this post title and are thinking ‘Miss Freddy, you’re a professional photographer.  Of course you’re going to tell me to buy photos AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!  HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR EVERYTHING!” Nope.  I’m not going to say that.  That’s completely unrealistic.  I know hiring a photographer is expensive.  I...

Category Archives: photography tips

stop striving for perfect

It’s already time to wrap up Photography Tips month! I’ve shared simple things you can do to improve the quality of your photos, my advice for getting natural poses and expressions, and an easily avoidable mistake. And today I want to share a message that will hopefully help you feel less overwhelmed in your journey...

are you making this common photography mistake?

You already know that when it comes to photography there’s a clear difference between a ‘snapshot’ and a ‘portrait’.  But would you believe me if I said that the camera you use doesn’t necessarily have to be the difference?  It’s true, you don’t need a fancy camera to elevate your photography.  You can take a...

this simple thing will create more natural photos

“Smile for the camera, kids!” “Look at me and say cheese!” “No, not THAT smile… your REAL smile!” “Seriously, why can’t I just get ONE NORMAL PHOTO?” Ever said any of these things? (I know I have.) Today I want to share one simple thing that will transform your photography. This simple thing will lead...

three easy things you can do to improve your photos

Get this…. right now, in 30 seconds, you can drastically improve the quality of your photos and it doesn’t require an ounce of skill!  There are three SUPER simple changes you can make with your phone photography that will help make your images more crisp, clean and natural. three easy things you can do to...

online photography classes + 5 free photo tips!

You have adorable children, but every time you try to DOCUMENT their adorableness on camera, they turn into crazy people.  Cheesy smiles, stiff poses, sticking out their tongues, closing their eyes tight, hiding behind furniture.  Does this sound familiar? Or maybe you purchased a ‘fancy camera’ so you could take better photos, but you turned...

using your photos: buying prints

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, taught a few easy photo editing tips, celebrated my third...

my favorite apps: photography

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, taught a few easy photo editing tips, celebrated my third...

photo editing: how to swap heads in photoshop

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series, with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, and this week is ALL ABOUT PHOTO EDITING!...

photo editing: editing skin in photoshop

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series, with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, and this week is ALL ABOUT PHOTO EDITING!...

photo editing: three simple photoshop tricks to improve your blog photos

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series, with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, and this week is ALL ABOUT PHOTO EDITING!...

photo editing: edit photos on your phone

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series, with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, and this week is ALL ABOUT PHOTO EDITING!...

12 photos to take during baby’s first year

Since my baby girl just turned ONE (and because my list of photos to take in baby’s first six months was quite popular), I decided to compile some ideas for ‘must-have’ photos that will commemorate your baby’s first year! Here is my list of twelve photos to take before you celebrate baby’s first birthday.  PLUS tips for each...

how to capture authentic smiles in your photos

People are constantly complimenting me for the expressions in my photographs.  Kids having fun.  Kids laughing.  Kids looking comfortable.  No cheese face.  So… how do I do it? Today I’m sharing five tips for capturing authentic smiles from children.  I’m opening up my ‘bag of tricks,’ if you will. tips for capturing authentic smiles in...

10 photos to take during baby’s first six months

Something happens when you bring home a new baby… suddenly you CANNOT TAKE ENOUGH PHOTOS!  Which is perfect because, at the same instant, time begins to FLY and these photos will be something you cherish after you BLINK and your newborn is already six months old. Below is a brief list of photos to take during...

7 simple tips for photographing gymnasts

When I began sketching out ideas for my collaboration with The Little Gym, I thought a post with photo tips would be the perfect way to pair Miss Freddy’s forte with TLG’s classes.  Except, as it turns out… taking pictures of  gymnasts is NOT easy!  Photographing kids is WHAT I DO and it was still a struggle!  There’s so...

how often to get professional photos

I know, I know, you read this post title and are thinking ‘Miss Freddy, you’re a professional photographer.  Of course you’re going to tell me to buy photos AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!  HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR EVERYTHING!” Nope.  I’m not going to say that.  That’s completely unrealistic.  I know hiring a photographer is expensive.  I...

peek into my camera bag: my gear & recommendations

I get a lot of questions about my gear and what I recommend so I thought it would be good to share everything in one big blog post! thoughts on camera bags Before we talk about the camera gear, let’s talk about the best bags to hold & protect everything.  I have had many bags over the...

five really easy ways to improve your photos

You don’t have to get a fancy new camera in order to take better photos!  Check out my five really, really ridiculously easy ways to improve your photos… using ANY camera!   1.  Make sure your horizon line is straight. [taken with iPhone 5S] Sometimes it’s intentionally done, but typically an off kilter photo can...

tips for taking better iphone photos

Lately, I’ve been sharing a lot of iPhone photos in my blog posts. While I obviously love taking photos with my ‘big camera’ [a Canon 5d mark iii], sometimes it’s just not convenient. The photographer in me has become a bit of a photo snob though [at least I can admit it] and I am...

five ways to take better photos of your kids

It was the middle of a photoshoot with two adorably energetic little boys. I looked at the back of my camera and immediately exclaimed “YES! THAT PHOTO IS PERFECT!” (in my head, so as not to scare the children). I knew the image was a keeper so I flashed my camera for mom & dad...

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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