Summer Time Beauty | Mini Session

One of my favorite things about having an in-home studio is I can grab my kids 10 minutes before we need to leave and quickly snap a few images when I feel inspiration strike.

Caitlyn | Almost 8 years old

white lace summer dress for girls photo shoot

Canon 6D, 24-70 2.8L II @ 70mm 1/125 sec @ f/2.8 ISO 1250

I think we needed to leave for evening swim lessons soon. It had been a while since I had taken photos of my oldest, Caitlyn, or Caitie, as she prefers, and I asked her put on this cute white dress. I think I mostly wanted to check the lighting in my studio at that time of day. These images were taken at 5:50 pm in August and my camera settings are in the caption.

Isn’t she fierce?!

Caitie is my ballerina. We’ve had in her ballet since she was 3 and she’s danced in two Nutcracker performances as well as two Surealia productions, which is an original, full-length ballet created and put on by our ballet studio, Studio Roxander.

girl twirling in white dress

Canon 6D 24-70 2.8L II @ 35mm

There’s something about capturing movement in an image that brings it to life. My biggest purchase in 2015 was the Canon 24-70 f2.8L II. I thought I would never love a zoom lens, but I do LOVE this lens for my studio. It’s not as sharp as my 50 1.2L, but it focuses fast and allows me to stay in one place and capture my subject’s full body as well as cropped in.


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Crystelle Marie Photography is based in Medford, Oregon. We serve all of Southern Oregon, including Ashland, Grants Pass, Central Point, Applegate, Phoenix, and Talent.