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  • High School Class of 2018 Senior Model Call!

  • It's 72 degrees and sunny in my Vancouver studio! Loud music and lotsa fun, and we need YOU - to be a model from your school, in our area! Shake off the rain and call us at 360-977-7048 for more info! It's fun and your parents will thank you! First 6 callers only please, we are nearly full! A Fraley Photography s[...]
  • Best Couples Shots

  • Ever try to get a cute couples shot, but it turns out awkward?  The couple just stands there stiffly, or they do the traditional “prom pose”?   How do you get couples to look natural and like they are enjoying each other without them tensing up in front of the camera?  Here are a couple of ideas for you to try: 1.  Te[...]
  • Picture Your Goal

  • Setting new goals can sometimes be challenging. Maybe not the dreaming up what you want to accomplish part, but more the meeting your actual goal part. One way to really help you close the gap between trying and succeeding is through pictures. Visualization of your goals goes a lot farther way than words in a sentenc[...]
  • 5 Fun Holiday Images You Won’t Want to Miss

  • The holidays are always a great time to pull out the camera and capture some remarkable memories. Here are a few ideas to make these memories extra fun through the lens of your camera. 1.  Use Christmas decorations as props. 2.  Don’t forget the details.  Capture pictures of ornaments and the little things that mak[...]
  • 10 Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

  • 1 - Cut your own Christmas tree.  2 - Collect children’s Christmas books to read each day of the month of December. 3 - Start a 12 days of Christmas Service project.  Every day find some type of service around the neighborhood or community that you can do. 4 - Decorate Gingerbread houses.  You can make these with[...]
  • Creative Wall Display

  • When the walls feel a little too full of picture frames, it might be time to change it up or add something a little different to it. You can use any type of craft item, and in this case, we chose to add some nature to the design with our wooden circles. Here is how to make them: 1. Find a wide tree stump in the woods.[...]
  • Prepping Your Family to ‘Act Natural’

  • When investing a lot in pictures, the last thing you want is your family to have fake looking smiles.  Rather, you want your images to capture their true smiles, laughs and expressions.  So how do you encourage that while getting ready amongst all the stress and bribery?  Here are some do’s and don’ts to help.  Do’s[...]
  • Get Clear Pictures

  • When using point and click or smart phone cameras, the number one complaint from people is how to get clearer images.  Do you find yourself trying to capture the perfect shot, only to find that everyone in the shot is blurry?  That can be so frustrating.  Try these quick tips the next time you find yourself in a phot[...]
  • Finding Quality Canvases

  • Are you looking for a creative way to hang your professional pictures? Making a canvas out of them could be the right answer for you! Canvases are a great way to turn your pictures into a piece of art, if you do them the right way. Many websites and companies offer canvases for cheap, which may seem like a great opti[...]
  • High Key Kids

  • High key portraits are some of my favorite. The white background is such a classic look. This little guy is the cutest with the white. Also he was more fun than you can imagine in the studio.