Hazel Eyes Photography: Blog http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog en-us (C) Hazel Eyes Photography kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:03:00 GMT Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:03:00 GMT http://www.myhazeleyes.com/img/s/v-5/u354994557-o611652421-50.jpg Hazel Eyes Photography: Blog http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog 120 120 Ben http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/9/ben Meet Ben! Ben is an awesome young man with a great sense of humor! He has "lines" I've never heard before!!!

Ben plays Soccer for Columbia, and is the Kicker for the football team. One of Ben's favorite things (besides Puppies) is playing X-Box with his buddies. Ben plans to attend the ROTC for the United States Air Force after graduation. Here are a couple of my fav's!


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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/9/ben Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:02:37 GMT
Serena http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/9/serena My first 2019 Senior shoot...Meet Serena! This shoot was an awesome start to my season, Serena is an amazing young woman who has a zest for fitness like no other. Serena is absolutely beautiful and super sweet! Serena loves Cross Fit and any type of exercise. She's planning on college close to home, possibly BW or CSU and wants to major in Exercise Science or Sports Medicine. Here are a few of my favorites!

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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/9/serena Mon, 10 Sep 2018 02:11:26 GMT
Preparing for a Senior Shoot http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/7/preparing-for-a-senior-shoot How should you prepare for your Senior shoot? 

First you want to pick your day.  Check out my website for available dates. Once that is scheduled, you can relax.  

Shop for a new outfit or wear something you already have and love! It doesn’t have to be extravagant, unless you want it to be.

      Girls: get your hair done, get your nails done, and pamper yourself!!! One recommendation - please, don’t overdo it. Less is More!!!  I don’t recommend wearing Heavy make-up, especially when you don’t wear a lot normally. It will make you look “not like you” and very un-natural.

      Guys: get your hair/facial hair trimmed so that the day of the shoot, it's at the length you want it. 


Check out Pinterest for pose idea’s. I have tons, but if there is something you see that you want to try, bring it along and show me.

On the day of the shoot relax, make sure you eat, stay hydrated, and show up ready to strut your stuff! We are going to have fun.

kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) senior http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/7/preparing-for-a-senior-shoot Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:15:00 GMT
Choosing a Photographer http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/7/choosing-a-photographer

What kind of photographer should you choose?  

When considering a photographer, you are probably at a point where you are wanting to capture a special milestone or a time to cherish. You know that just a point and shoot photo session is not going to work. Who you choose should be carefully thought about. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

What are your needs?

Why do you want your photograph taken?

What would you do with the prints?

If you value Art and Photography, you are going to want this Photographic Art hung in your home from a talented professional for everyone to see! 

As a photographer, I truly value the Art of it. I want to create lasting memories, and moments in time to cherish forever. I feel art should be displayed for loved ones to see and enjoy for a lifetime. My work is important to me and I love doing it. I get so much joy out of meeting my clients, talking about their passions and what is going on their lives. A lot of times when you look at a piece of Art (in this case, a portrait) hanging on your wall, you often think about the moments that surrounded the taking of that particular photograph, you think about how you felt, the emotions, the laughter and the joy.

If Art is not something you value, and what you’re looking for is a quick shoot with digital copies, then I am not the photographer for you…there are so many out there that just do digital, and here are a couple thoughts: What will you do with the digital copies you get? Will you ever take them anywhere to get prints made? What will the quality be like?

You definitely want to pick someone you feel comfortable being around, someone you can spend an hour or two with and someone who will help you to feel relaxed. Because I love what I do, I make sure everyone is comfortable. I will never make a client do something or pose a certain way if they are not comfortable.

Patience is one quality I have and I absolutely love kids!!! With family shoots, sometimes it takes a while to get the shots you want, and that's okay, I will take as long as needed so that the kiddos are warmed up and relaxed. Sometimes waiting creates the best portraits!


Here are some tips to finding and choosing the best photographer for your special occasion:

Word of mouth - ask around, check with your friends. Just because someone has an amazing photo on their wall doesn't mean the experience was great...find out...how was the actual experience? How were the prices and was the photographer good with kids?

Price check - Professional photographers usually give prices up front and don't hide them. There should be no surprises. Keep in mind though, you are not just paying for ink printed on paper, you are paying for talent and experience.

Check their website - See that you like their work and they will supply what you want. What do you want to be holding in your hands? Do they offer prints as well as canvas, metal, and acrylic? Do they just offer digital copies?

Wrapping up.... when you are making a decision to get pictures taken, spend a few minutes to think about what your needs are and what your looking for.

Up next - preparing for a senior shoot!

I appreciate you stopping by

Blessings & Joy!

kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) photographer http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/7/choosing-a-photographer Sun, 15 Jul 2018 02:48:48 GMT
What kind of Photographer am I? http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/7/what-kind-of-photographer-am-i

What kind of Photographer am I?

I have found that there are two types of photographers, well three if you count everyone who owns a phone and takes pictures. Anyway, photographers who take pictures as a career, hobby or side job fall into one of two categories….a Boutique photographer OR a Shoot & Burn photographer. I always get this question: Can I just get digital copies?

Unfortunately I do not sell digital copies. I consider myself to be a Boutique photographer. I want to create something you will cherish. I trust my printing partners and the quality they provide is outstanding. I want to provide quality service to my clients from our first contact until the moment you hang that wall portrait in your home.

There are Shoot & Burn photographers out there who will have a session and then just give you a flash drive or CD of all the digital prints, but I’m not one of them.  I can’t guarantee the quality of your prints if you take them to just any local store that prints photographs. Plus, I often think…will the flash drive ever make it out of the drawer you placed it in? Will you ever actually enjoy the memories that are meant to be cherished for a lifetime? I want you to, that is my passion!

With every order, I do give my clients a jpeg(s) (Digital copies) that they can use for sharing or making invitations. We can discuss this in our consultation.

From here, you need to ask yourself....what kind of photographer are you looking for?

kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) boutique http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/7/what-kind-of-photographer-am-i Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Basketball http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/2/basketball I've been enjoying taking pics of basketball this year, here are a few shots 2017-2018 Varsity Boys Basketball vs BlackRiver-272017-2018 Varsity Boys Basketball vs BlackRiver-27 2017-2018 Varsity Boys Basketball vs BlackRiver-312017-2018 Varsity Boys Basketball vs BlackRiver-31 Boys Varsity Basketball vs Fairview-20Boys Varsity Basketball vs Fairview-20 Boys Varsity Basketball vs Fairview-38Boys Varsity Basketball vs Fairview-38

kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/2/basketball Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:36:12 GMT
Happy New Year http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year Hello!

2017 was a great year for me and the business, I almost doubled my shoots and met some really amazing people.

2018 is going to be awesome!!! I'm in the process of streamlining so that I can really spend quality time with my clients, and my family.  You can now book your initial free consultation, your actual session and your photo reveal session online. No more phone tag or texting back and forth 13 times.  I also now have an electronic business card so I will always have it with me! That is huge for me! I seem to change my bag, purse or wallet frequently and never seem to have cards on me. Now, I can send it to your phone and you will always have it and you can share with your friends!

I want to blog more, that has always been a struggle, so I'm hoping for at least once a week to start.

Thanks for stopping by

Blessings & Joy,


kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:02:39 GMT
Andrea http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/11/andrea Meet Andrea!

Andrea is a Columbia Senior and she loves the outdoors, being active, gardening, nature, music and hanging with her friends. Andrea plans on attending Cleveland State to be a pediatric nurse! Andrea is such a beautiful soul inside and out!


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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) senior sunglasses http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/11/andrea Wed, 08 Nov 2017 03:30:02 GMT
Amanda http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/11/amanda Meet Amanda! Amanda is a Columbia Senior, an amazing young lady with a heart of gold! Amanda enjoys working on a farm, horses and anything music. She plays tenors in the Marching band, the Cello and the Tuba. Amanda plans on attending college and majoring in music and is interested in Epidemiology Statistical Diseases. Amanda also loves Spanish!


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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/11/amanda Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:03:30 GMT
Chris http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/11/chris Meet Chris, a Columbia senior that loves baseball! Chris also likes working out and playing some video games. Chris works at Five Guys training to be a manager and after high school, Chris plans on attending Ohio University to study Mechanical, Civil Engineering or Architecture.

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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/11/chris Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:21:48 GMT
Layne http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/layne Meet Layne! A Medina senior who loves Steeler Football, hunting and fishing. Layne plans on attending college to study Criminal Justice.

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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/layne Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:51:58 GMT
Game Day http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/game-day 2017 Varsity G9 vs Fairview-62017 Varsity G9 vs Fairview-6

Just love Friday night lights

kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) fridaynightlights football http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/game-day Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:45:38 GMT
Troy http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/troy Meet Troy!!!

Troy is a Columbia senior who loves playing the guitar. Troy is also a wrestler and likes to travel and hike. After high school Troy plans on attending college and majoring in business. I could have kept shooting for hours while Troy played his guitar, he even sang a little. I've known Troy since he was a little kid and he is such a great young man!

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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) guitar senior http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/troy Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:12:18 GMT
Luke http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/luke Luke!!! This little man is just the cutest, and man does he love pumpkins!!! This shoot was so much fun and Luke was amazing, it was a blast just following him around.


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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) kids pumpkins http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/luke Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:18:40 GMT
Erik http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/erik Meet Erik - a Columbia Senior! Erik plays soccer and is in the Marching Band's Drumline. Erik is such a sweet young man who plans to attend college (looking at Ohio State) and wants to work in sports statistics, particularly football. Erik is also a huge fan of Hot Cheetos!

2018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-132018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-13 2018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-322018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-32 2018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-382018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-38 2018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-472018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-47 2018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-682018 SENIOR Erik Tallos-68 Erik Band G1 Edited-1Erik Band G1 Edited-1

kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) senior http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/erik Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:18:37 GMT
Jordan http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/jordan This is Jordan, an amazing, vibrant, fun and sweet young lady I just adore!

We did her shoot at Memphis Kiddie Park and it was SO.MUCH.FUN

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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/10/jordan Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:03:44 GMT
Seniors 2018 http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/7/seniors-2018 Get ready 2018 Seniors! Hazel Eyes Photography is ready for another exciting year! I have new locations, tons of pose idea's and some new props to make your shoot uniquely YOU! There is no pressure, my sessions are relaxing yet fun, like hanging out with your friends (almost). Call to book your session today.

kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/7/seniors-2018 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Josh & Jordyn http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/6/josh-jordyn Meet Josh and Jordyn, twin brother/sister graduates from Brunswick. Josh will be moving to California to work in the construction field and Jordyn will be attending Bowling Green and double majoring in Nutrition Sciences and German.

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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/6/josh-jordyn Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:09:38 GMT
Halle http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/6/halle Meet Halle, a Columbia 2017 graduate. Halle loves to paint and play volleyball & Softball. Halle will be attending Ohio University and studying Science or Physical Therapy. 


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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/6/halle Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:00 GMT
Emily http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/6/emily Meet Emily, an awesome young lady from Valley City who went to the JVS for Chef and Restaurant Management. Emily would like to become a Police Officer, loves everyone and enjoys watching old episodes of Lost with her mom, who happens to be one of my best friends from high school!


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kelly@myhazeleyes.com (Hazel Eyes Photography) http://www.myhazeleyes.com/blog/2017/6/emily Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:15:00 GMT