Author Archive | Sherry Steveson


Tips for a successful lifestyle newborn session

You have booked your Newborn Lifestyle Session and you may wonder what you and your family can do to have a successful session.  There are a few tips to prepare and have the best photo session with Cool Breeze Photography.  Your session will take place on the parents bed, living room and nursery and possibly outside weather permitting. We will capture your family where the light is the best in your home at the time of day that we schedule. Take into consideration where the light is best in your home and what time of day that takes place so that we can utilize this light in those main rooms.  If your newborn has siblings, I suggest that we (at […]

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Tips for a Successful Lifestyle Session

Tips for a Successful Lifestyle Session

You have booked your Lifestyle session and now you are not sure what to do next.  Here are some helpful suggestions for having a successful Lifestyle session.   A Lifestyle session means your session will largely remain unposed. Posing normally takes place in a classic portrait session where the photographer tells you exactly where you should stand and generally poses your family to create an ideal image. Each shot is carefully created and the entire session is planned down to exactly what you should wear and where your session is captured.  A Lifestyle session will not be posed photography but we will put some thought and effort into finding the best light at your home or capturing your beach session […]

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Dusting off this rusty blog, I am here to announce a new direction for Cool Breeze Photography and to share my partnership with another photographer, Mandy Chapman of Twig & Feather Photography. First, I would like to explain a little bit more about the direction that I’m taking Cool Breeze Photography.  Six years ago I started my business and every day that I had the opportunity to capture people other than my own family was an amazing day. I continued to be surprised that people paid me to do something that I loved so much.  Fast forward to the present and I’m about to embark on another leap of faith…specializing in Birth Photography and Lifestyle Sessions exclusively.  I have been […]

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Lifestyle session promo dec 2015

Lifestyle Session; capturing all those moments you never want to forget

    I have a friend who’s husband passed away from a long illness and left behind young children and a wife. One of the things that helps her cope with her grief is being able to look back on the pictures she has had taken of her family and to also share with others that he is not forgotten. He lives on in their lives because she captured all kinds of moments over the years. Little details that she can look back on and always recall clearly because they were captured in a photograph. As my 2 older children have moved away from home and my third child is preparing to finish his senior year of high school and […]

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Lifestyle Promo August

Mini Session & Lifestyle Session

Fall and Holiday Mini sessions are being announced now…you will also find a special promotion when booking a Lifestyle session. If you are not familiar with a Lifestyle session, please check out this post here and this post here and more information here The Fall Mini sessions will be limited to 7 spots and the sessions will be held at Poplar Grove. The Holiday Mini sessions will be limited to 5 spots and the sessions will be held at Fort Fisher which provides beach and wooded backdrops. Each mini session will have galleries and musical slideshows that you will be able to view your images as well as purchase additional images at special prices. Special priced greeting cards will be offered […]

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Beach Lifestyle Session in Wrightsville Beach, NC

    If you haven’t experienced what a Lifestyle session looks like…. take a look at the fun that the Bunge family had recently at Shell Island in Wrightsville Beach, NC. When I met up with this family of 7, I asked them to just play together as a family and have fun… and that’s exactly what they did! Click on their slideshow above to see their full session and check out their images here:           There are just 2 days left in the latest Lifestyle Promotion…. When you book a Lifestyle session by July 31st, your session can take place anytime this year. Pay the $250 to secure your date and have a Lifestyle session […]

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Diaz family at Wrightsville Beach, NC

If you are planning a beach session, please check out this gorgeous family’s beach session. Amber coordinated her outfits perfectly. If you are looking for more advise on tips on what to wear, check out this previous blog post here: Guide for what to wear I’ve captured the kids once before and they are a fun to work with. Great smiles and lots of love between all of them. Makes my job so much easier.  When Amber booked this session, she mentioned how she had not had a professional family photo session since before the youngest child was born. This was a gift from her husband for her birthday and I can’t think of anything more perfect to celebrate the […]

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newborn, birth, captured at the hosptial, doula, wilmington, north carolina

Birth story Wilmington, NC

I met Justin and Shannon almost 2 years ago when I started photographing their little girl; Leighton after she was born.  Capturing her entire first year, I was able to get to know this amazing family. Wonderful parents to the sweetest little girl. As Leighton began walking, we discovered she is very hard to keep up with.  Like a typical two year old, she doesn’t sit still for very long. When Justin and Shannon hired me to capture baby #2’s birth and entire first year, I was thrilled and I also wondered how Leighton would respond to a baby. She surprised everyone with her response. Check out Jackson’s Birth story video above and check out some of their images below. […]

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Lifestyle session in Wilmington, NC

I had the best time hanging out with this family and capturing the sweetness of these kids. The afternoon was spent playing outdoors blowing bubbles, filling the pool, running through the sprinkler, chalk on the sidewalk, sticky man adventures, train tracks and Henry the dog. The sweetest dog ever! Here are some images from their lifestyle session. And to see the entire session, click on the slideshow above.   If you are interested in booking a Lifestyle session, check out the current promotion going on until July 31st. As a bonus, book this Lifestyle session before July 31st (can be held anytime in 2015) and you will receive a bonus 30 minute mini session that can be used for Holiday […]

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Senior Photos with Cool Breeze Photography

Cool Breeze Photography is offering new Senior packages.  I am often asked when is the best time of year to have your Senior photos captured. I suggest in August or September. Your summer tan is fresh and typically you will have the opportunity to book a variety of dates without interfering with school activities. Check out the slideshow above for a preview of what a Senior Session looks like. Here are more examples of Seniors we have captured over the years     Click here for more information: Senior Session Information Email to schedule your Senior Session. We are currently looking for Senior Reps for the class of 2016. Email us for more information.      

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