Smokey da Bear
- Nikon D5300
- Nikkor 15-55mm lens
- Focal length – 55mm
- Aperture – f:16
- Speed – 1/400
- ISO – 320
Welcome back to the forest! We wrote another book! Our new book is MAGICAL FOREST FAIRY CRAFTS THROUGH THE SEASONS. Celebrate every season with whimsical crafts inspired by nature. We’re delighted to share new fairies, gnomes, and crafts. The new book releases in August, 2018. Preorder your copy today. And find our first book, FOREST FAIRY CRAFTS, to entertain you while you wait. Hip hip hurrah!
Steph Gabler Photography
January 7, 2018 and I found myself in Jackson, CA. I have made many trips to Jackson over the past 30 years, it is one of my favorite small towns to visit. Happily, life is returning to this Main St, along with many of the others along Historic Hwy 49 in the Gold Country.
When we stepped out of the car, I was not only thrilled, but stunned to see and hear Christmas! Carols were playing on the loud speakers, and all the shop windows still displayed the Christmas cheer. It didn’t take long for me to remember that Jackson has a very large Serbian population and they celebrate Christmas on January 7th.
It was wonderful being surrounded by Christmas! I love the holiday season and wish I could live in it year round. Main St was all decorated, along with the National Hotel and most shop windows.
I think my favorite store windows were the Antique Stores, it was like stepping back into simpler times. Continue reading “License to Explore ~ Christmas at Jackson, CA By Steph Gabler”
Documentary photography is for everyone and for everything. It’s the type of photography that stirs up emotions and looks at life for what it really is. I know that “being in the moment” is hard when you already have an incredibly busy life, that’s why I came up with 5 reasons you should hire a documentary photographer.
1. You’re in the pictures!
After interviewing lots of parents about taking photos of their kids during the day or on vacations, the number one reason they hire a documentary photographer is to be in the photos. Parents want photos of them interacting with their children and playing with them. It’s the best part of their day.
2. You get to enjoy the event your hosting.
At my son’s 1st birthday party, I was so worried about getting a great photo of him, making food, getting drinks and making sure everyone was having a good time that I forgot to enjoy the party and be in the moment with him. I have vague memories of his first party, instead of worrying about all those things I should have just concentrated on him having a good time. Hiring a photographer for your event just gives you one less thing to fret about. I wish I would have done it. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Hire a Documentary Photographer – Kelly Howell Photography – Placerville, Ca”