BP4UBrooke Bustillos

Hi, I'm Brooke! I'm the owner over here at BP4U. I am a wedding photographer who absolutely LOVES all things business. Mother of 5 (soon to be 6!), Scentsy obsessed, reality TV junkie, and coffee-aholic. Thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to help you grow your business this year! Have questions about photography or marketing? Email me at bp4uguides@gmail.com and I'd love to chat!

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Photographer Tips for a Children-Focused Session

This is the third and last of a three-part blog on Family Photography Sessions. They are meant to be informative on how to prepare for your family photo shoot. The first part of the series focused on what to wear. The second part of the series focused on how to personalize your family photos. In the third part
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Capturing The Wedding Details

As a wedding photographer, one of my favorite things to capture are the details of the day. I think they play just as big of a part in telling a couple’s story as pictures of the couple themselves. Think about it, the bride and groom has spent months planning a wedding day to ensure every
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Featured Photographer: PDX Boudoir Portraits

Nina is a full time photographer with a fully furnished boudoir studio in SE Portland, she has a passion for antiques, and you’ll love showing your sexy on her collection of victorian sofas. She is a very experienced boudoir photographer with over 1000 satisfied customers. Browse her portfolio, and you’ll see ladies of all ages,
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Photographer Tips: Shooting in a New Location

Hello! My name is Kathy Lowery. I am located in beautiful Central Oregon and I specialize in Senior Portraits. I love capturing each client’s unique personality and having a fun on our sessions together. Find more of my work on the Web: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest I primarily shoot seniors and location
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Featured Photographer: Garry Herrera Photography

My name is Garry Herrera and I am a photographer based in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. I specialize in Family Portraits, Maternity, Senior Portraits, and Event Photography. As a way to separate myself with other photographers, I primarily utilize off camera flash, but I do like to mix in some natural light. Find more
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Milk Bath Boudoir Sessions

Hi! I am Jessica! I am an on-location photographer capturing portraits, engagements, and weddings currently located in Norfolk, Virginia. The new year has brought a new offering by Jessica Patricia Photography: Milk Bath Boudoir! When I first started shooting professionally in 2012, I told myself that boudoir was something that I would not offer, but
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Featured Photographer: Lille Ulven Photography

Wiebke Schröder combines her love of adventure travel with a passion for photography. As an enthusiastic cyclist, she has traveled the world with two wheels and a heavy backpack, stopping along the way to aim her lens and preserve the moment. Her highly detailed images preserve the moment with candor and clarity.  She founded Lille
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Tips on Creating the Perfect Christmas Magic Portrait

Hi all! My name is Joelle, owner and photographer of Joelle Marie Photography located in Rochester, NY. I’m a soon to be MRS! A mother to two amazing kids (three if you count my fiance) and two crazy pooches! I specialize in newborn, children and family portraits. I work FOR my clients and believe that
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Photographer Tips: Taking Photos in the Snow

Rhonda Milbrett is a professional lifestyle portrait photographer based out of Southern Minnesota. Her unique style sets her apart because it is fresh, bold, relaxed, and fun! She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts Photography from Minnesota State University and is grateful and humbled to be trusted and supported by so many! Aside
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Photographer Tips: How to Create Sexy, Yet Romantic Boudoir Photos

Studio Freyja is a professional and experienced wedding photographer serving the San Diego, CA and its surrounding areas. Photography should be personal, it should reflect you and your loved ones. That is why I take time to ensure that during your session and wedding day, everything is being captured. From the posed moments to the
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Photographer Tips: Winter Maternity Session Tips

My name is Courtney Layne, I am the owner of Memory Layne Photography. I am a portrait photographer based out of Southern California. I specialize in maternity, birth and newborn photography. Capturing life’s most important moments brings me joy. I love knowing I was able to capture such important memories for my clients. Find more
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Featured Photographer: Kimberly Tank Art Photography

Kimberly Tank is a lifestyle photographer in Saint Marys, Georgia, servicing Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida. Using natural light and custom on-location sessions, Kimberly Tank specializes in maternity, baby, child, and family photography; providing an exceptional customer experience. Helping you preserve your legacy and turn your memories into works of art. Find more of her
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Photographer Tips: Home and Garden Photography

My name is Cheryl Williver, and I’ve owned Images Everything Photography since 2003.  I started photography at the age of 12, after receiving my first (film) camera for Christmas.  I’ve loved photography since then!  Because I grew up in a quiet, rural area in Northwestern New Jersey, I had a lot of material to photograph:
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Photographer Tips: How to Capture A Real Natural Smile

As a photographer, it is really easy to point your camera at your subject and say “Cheese!”. However, to take your photographs to the next level, you must be able to elicit, recognize, and capture a natural smile in your subjects. The point of this article is to make your subject look good. The better
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Featured Photographer: Little Dreamers Photography

Hi! I’m Alissa, owner of Little Dreamers Photography. I specialize in babies, bellies, and families. I am drawn to details, beautiful light and loving interactions. I live in Austin, Texas with my sweet baby boy and husband. Find more of my work on the Web: Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest 
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Featured Photographer: Savannah Kay Photography

Hi! I’m Savannah with Savannah Kay Photography. I am obsessed with all things baby, love, over-sized sweatpants, popcorn, and the obvious, photography. I love every aspect of the photography session process. I stay on an adrenaline high from planning the details of the session to editing the last image to ordering the perfect prints. There’s
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Featured Food Photos By Sara Nicole Photography

My name is Sara! I am a wife and mother of three residing in Vancouver, WA. My passion is photographing high school seniors and landscapes; however, I find opportunity and beauty in all things, including food. As many feel, food can be a great comfort. Not only does it taste amazing, but many foods are vibrant, colorful, and beautiful.
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Featured Photographer: Fabplicity Studios

Hi! I’m Flor Blake with Fabplicity Studios. My studio services people who appreciate photography, love life, and want to look amazing in their images! I love Love, the love you feel for yourself, for your partner, or ice cream, it is okay to love ice cream. My goal is to make my clients excited about capturing
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Tips on Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle sessions are so much fun and I have a wonderful time capturing those memories for the family. Whether you are in their home or on location,  these images are the ones that make my heart beat fast. The lifestyle images are ultimately what I do. Have a plan. Especially when photographing them in their
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Making the Most of a Small Studio Space with Limited Props

I would love nothing more to have a giant studio with lots of room to let my imagination run wild but the fact of the matter is like most of us, I am limited in space and gear so I have learned to make the most of it!  I love clean, simple artistic images and
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2016 Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals for Photographers

Check out these amazing photographer deals from some really awesome vendors! Many of these sales are just for a few days!   BP4U PHOTOGRAPHER RESOURCES: Save 95% off STOREWIDE at BP4U Photographer Resources! This includes EVERY digital BP4U product in our store! Offer cannot be combined with any other discount code or be used on
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Featured Photographer: Evoked Emotions Photography

Hello! My name is Thayna Romero, photographer and owner of Evoked Emotions Photography. We are a husband and wife team. We are happily married and have three children. We are located in the beautiful island of San Juan, PR and specialize in weddings, engagement sessions, and family portraits. Find more of our work on the
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5 Things All Photographers Should Be Doing On Instagram

If you’re a photographer, chances are you’re on Instagram. If you’re not, get on there now before it’s too late! Instagram has grown to become one of the largest social media platforms in just a few short years. The last statistic that was published announced that there were over 400 million active users, which means
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Featured Photographer: Little Lamb Photography

Hi everyone! My name is Linda Borrego and I’m the photographer behind Little Lamb Photography.  I’m a mother, wife, and world traveler who makes a living as a portrait photographer in Ottawa, Canada. I tend to lean toward a rustic style, so I love to shoot outdoors in the country. Fields, barns, and golden-hour make me
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Featured Photographer: Shawn Sawyer Photography

I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY and have a soft spot for boudoir and beauty. It is where I feel most in my element by making you feel in YOUR element. I like to be casual, fun, and creative. I like to impart that in my sessions.When you are comfortable the pictures show it. Giving you a relaxed
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Feature Senior Session: Fabplicity Studios

Fabplicity Studios is a portrait photography studio that serves people who treasure photography, love life, and want to look amazing! She feels fortunate to be based in Denver, Colorado where the endless beauty, from the mountains to the city, from the rivers to the sand dunes, provides the perfect backdrop for almost every photography idea
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Featured Photographer: Devoted Imagery

Hi! I am Natalie! I am a Quad-Cities based photographer that specializes in maternity, newborn, and senior portraits. My favorite type of senior session is right after sunset. That’s when I get to be creative with my lighting and capture some super dramatic moments! Find more of my work on the Web: Facebook / Instagram
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Photographer Tips on: Photographing Newborns for Composites

Hi, I’m Sarah, owner/photographer at Sarah Branaghan Photography located in Cleveland, OH. I specialize in Newborn Photography and I believe in simple and organic portraits of your brand new baby. I absolutely love photographing newborns. They are only tiny once and I’m so happy to capture those little moments and details of them. I love
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Photographer Tips: How to Shoot a Family Portrait Session With One Lens

Hi, I’m Jessica! I found my calling with photography in 2007 and have been a full-time photographer since 2012. I specialize in weddings and family portraiture. I would describe my style as natural and timeless. The photos I create for my clients I want to be relevant many years from now when their great-great grandchildren
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Featured Photographer: Teena Moore Photography

Teena Moore Photography is based in OK. There is something magical about documenting weddings and the love a couple has for each other. My goal is to preserve that love in photographs for their kids and grandkids to see and treasure, and also for the couple to hold onto when times get tough. Find more
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Photographer Tips: Photographing Teens

Hi there! I am Angela of Angela Rockey Photography, a resident of sunny Arizona! I am a mother of two fun little boys as well as a K-8 teacher. I have an instant connection with children of all ages, which helps produce the magic behind my lens. After trying different styles, I have come to
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Photographer Tips: Got Crazy Kids?

Three rambunctious brothers, mosquitoes the size of birds, and a muddy stream threatening every clean shirt and pair of shoes in our party. That’s how our session began on a hot summer evening last July. They hadn’t taken family portraits since their youngest son, now 3, was born. All mom wanted was a few nice
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Featured Photographer: Rainwater Photography

Hello, I am Ashley of Rainwater Photography. I am a lifestyle portrait photographer in Lexington, Kentucky. I shoot a little bit of everything but I specialize in Boudoir, Engagement & Weddings. Find more of my work on the Web: Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest
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GIVE UP YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF TRADITIONAL PORTRAITS

You know how it goes right?  You schedule your photo session, you pick the perfect outfits, and you are full of ideas on how your family should behave.  But when you arrived, your daughter skinned her knee, your son was shy, and you just want to scream, “we are trying to make memories here people!”
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Photographer Tips: Setting the Mood In Black and White

  Creating mood and emotion is key to shooting successful and beautiful Boudoir images. Each client will be different so it is important to communicate with them about what they expect out of their session. Every woman has a unique and beautiful personality and it is our job to bring that out in a more
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Photographer Vendor of the Week: ReiLynn Designs

ReiLynn Designs specializes in unique photography props for creative newborn photographers. Our signature props include tassel hats, knotty beanies and peek-a-boo sets in creative color combinations. We also carry wraps, faux fur, tie backs and offer a prop box monthly subscription. Our passion at ReiLynn Designs is creating unique newborn photography props. Each one is
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Photographer Tips: How to Capture the Moment

From This Moment Photography was started in 2011 as a way to learn all I could about photography so that I may give of myself to an organization that gives free portrait sessions to families of babies born sleeping. FTM has grown to not only offering birth and newborn sessions, but also other sessions to
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Photographer Tips: Simplifying Off-Camera Flash

A great camera, an awesome lens, a creative pose.  Something’s still missing… You’ve got everything you need to create good photography, but “good” is simply not good enough.  You’re after “great photography.” Enter off-camera flash. Good news. Contrary to popular belief, using this technique is easier and more affordable than you think.  It’s not necessary
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Photographer Tips: Having a Fun Themed Session for Kids

Let’s just admit it – sometimes the mere thought of shooting a themed session with kids is enough to induce a mild round of panic. And for some reason, it’s ALWAYS harder when it’s your own kids. Their tiny attention spans, the I-must-touch-everything kinds of curiosity, the one who always manages to war-paint their face in dirt
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Featured Photographer: Lauren Holliman Photography

Lauren Holliman Photography is located in Biloxi, MS and serves the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Building and maintaining relationships with my clients is what sets me a part. I believe in capturing moments, not poses. Photography allows me to give capture my clients precious memories so they can cherish them forever! Find more of my work
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Featured Photographer: Michael Aron Photography

Hi, I’m Mike. I like to keep things simple, clear, and clean. I’m not much with words, but here it goes… I love photography. The world is a beautiful place. I capture it. I’m inspired by People, Places, and Things. Learn. Try new things. Push your limits. These are the pillars of Mike Aron Photography.
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Featured Photographer: Rachel Demand Photography

Hi, I am Rachel! I am a photographer from Columbia, Missouri specializing in Births and Newborns. I have an in-home studio where I photograph newborns up to one year. I do lifestyle newborn sessions on-location, also. Find more of my work on the Web: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest
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Featured Photographer: Hey_Lee Photography

Hi! I am Hey_Lee! Photography and my goal as a photographer is, and has always been, to make girls see the beauty within themselves through fun and glamorous photographs. I started shooting in high school where my subjects were all of my non-model friends. I quickly realized how insecure young women are and how a
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Featured Photographer: Alyssa Kay Photography

Hi! I’m Alyssa Kay and these are a few of my favorite things: my two beautiful and incredibly energetic children, my unbelievably charming husband, photography, and anything Shonda Rhimes or Nicholas Sparks touch. I am an avid reader and coffee drinker. Find more of my work on the Web: Facebook
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Featured Photographer: Tracy Waitkus Photography

Hi! I am Tracy! I’ve been in business as a portrait and performing arts photographer for three years here on the central coast of California. This was my first experience with prom photography, and I got to experiment with my own daughter and her date. We drove a short distance to a local resort that
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Perfect Location for Family Sessions: Mary and Michelle Photography

Hi! I am Mary! Photography is my second career I started out in the medical field. After 14 years I discovered that creating and capturing images was what I really wanted to do. To me, photography is more than perfect smiles and perfect positions, it is about capturing real life moments. What is the perfect
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Photographer Tips on: Photographing Maternity Sessions

Intimate. Raw. Captivating. Do you think about the emotional message you want to convey before you approach each session? What do you want your clients to feel when they look at their photographs? Asking myself these questions is always a part of my thought process when I’m envisioning a session, and is a huge reason
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Featured Photographer: Brooke Martin Photography

Hi!  My name is Brooke and I am the owner of Brooke Martin Photography.  I am a photographer that resides in Kennesaw, Georgia.  I have had a love for photography since I was a little girl, but did not give into my passion until about eight years ago.  For me, personally, my business is not
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Featured Photographer: Kathy Lowery Photography

My name is Kathy Lowery and I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer serving beautiful Central Oregon.  I love shooting natural light portraits, and I specialize in senior and individual portrait sessions. I also enjoy shooting both film and digital cameras. Find more of my work on the Web: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest
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Photographer Tips on How to: Photograph Your Dog

Lauren Sheintal is a family, child, and lifestyle newborn photographer in Gaithersburg, MD and the surrounding areas. Lauren has a background in early childhood education, and really enjoys taking pictures of young children. She loves the beach, flip flops, frozen yogurt, and HGTV. She resides in Gaithersburg with her husband, two boys, and their Sheepadoodle.
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