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Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello, Goodbye!

Hello friends and family! I know I've been very MIA from this blog lately, but it's all for a good reason. Boudoir in Bloom is blooming like crazy and I've been concentrating my time and effort more on that part of my business. So much in fact, that I will no longer have the Lynn Dao Photography website up in another month.

When I first moved to Arizona, I had wanted to start up my boudoir business and eventually have it take over to become my main photography business. Two and a half years later, I think Boudoir in Bloom has done that and I can now put 100% of my time and effort to it. Although I'll miss shooting weddings and families, I feel like my passion and talent lies in boudoir photography. If you'd like to follow my boudoir work, check out Boudoir in Bloom's blog.

I'll continue to keep this blog (Lynn Dao Photography) for my personal posts -which will mostly be on my travels. Stay tuned for the next post on Puerto Rico!

And a big thank you to all the couples and families I've had the pleasure of photographing! You have all made my journey in the photography world a memorable one.

Melissa & Jude
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Vicki & Ryan
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Lori & Mike
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Heather & Brian
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Eleah & Lee
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Cary & Darren
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Michelle & Bryan
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Bree & Cody
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Betsy & Charlie
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Adriana & Fernando
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Diana & Dimitry
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Jonelle & Victor
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Kari & Erik
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Kristi & Steve
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Maki & Alan
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Jane & Kris
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Tho & Marisa
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and some Trash the Dress pics I love...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Photography Basics Workshop, Saturday, May 7th

Ever wanted to learn how to stop shooting on Auto and utilize the other nifty functions on your new DSLR? Want to start taking better pictures of your kids as you capture their growth? Then it's time to take the plunge and start learning how to use that great camera you invested in!

I've had a good number of people ask me about aperture and shutter speed, and what do all those numbers mean? So I figure a good, solid basics workshop can get these questions answered and people to start taking better pictures with their DSLR's.

The Details.

Photography Basics Workshop

When: May 7, 2010 (3-7pm)

Location: Studio in Tempe (near Tempe Town Lake)

What: Learn the basic functions of your camera (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance). We'll also discuss light, lenses, and touch on a little post-processing. We'll start indoors soaking up information, move outdoors to practice with our cameras, and go back in again for a little post-processing session. You'll walk away with a lot of useful information that you'll be able to implement when you get home.

Cost: $100/person

Contact: info@lynndaophotography.com

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I guess I should be more specific. Happy Chinese New Year! February 3, 2011 is the official start of the new lunar year and bajillions of Asians will don red outfits and be out celebrating at temples tonight. Lots of incense will be burned, firecrackers lit, and mandarins or tangerines will be gobbled down. On the day of New Years, everyone will call (or text I guess for the younger generations) family and friends and wish them good health and prosperity for the year. Little kids receive red envelopes with money -(always a favorite holiday for Asian kids!) It's a happy holiday!
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So this year, 2011, is the year of the Rabbit. If you're not sure what Chinese Zodiac sign you are, click here and you can easily find it by your birth year. And if you're lucky, you'll be a rabbit like me! There are 12 animals, each with their own unique characteristics. It's interesting to read different sites and see what they have to say about each animal. Even more interesting to think about how the descriptions fit (or not) you, a family member, or close friend.
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And here's more fun tidbits for those of you who were born in the year of the rabbit:
Hare is a symbol of purity and gentleness. Hare year can be a time of peace, calm, rest, and renewal. Last year was a hectic Tiger year; enjoy the quiet pleasures that Hare year brings. If you are born in the year of the Hare (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1957, 1987, 1988, and 2011) then this is your year to shine. Hare people are gentle, sensitive, artistic, and refined. They prefer peaceful solutions over fighting, are skilled in business, and value home and family.



Happy New Year Everyone!!!! May you all have good health and a wealth of love in your lives!!!

and just for fun...