Nov 30, 2009

Where do you get these ideas?

I get this question a lot, and just like any artist the inspiration for my images come from several sources.

First is other photographers. If any photographer tells you they never look at other people's work and use that as inspiration they are probably telling you a little white one. Photographers love to admire other great shooters. Every single baby photographer in this country knows of Anne Geddes and well if they don't run, and I do mean run, out of their studio at full clip.

Anne taught us to look at children as more than just something to photograph but something to treasure, and she continues to do so. As the ranks of wonderful infant photographers continue to swell, there will be much comparing of artistic styles. I never mind to see my work repeated by another photographer, especially if they are just as talented or better than I am. What a huge compliment. Although I rarely directly copy another photographer, instead taking an idea and molding it to what best suites my client, I do find that even two photographers with the same idea, in the same room, heck with the same model wouldn't produce something that is exactly alike. Not if they are being true to themselves. Photography is just too much of an art for that.

Second has to be from my clients. I have the best clients any photographer could ask for. We tell everyone that walks through our door "These images are not for my portfolio, they are for your walls. Talk to us about whats important to you." I think the biggest mistake any photographer can make is under estimating their clients. Yes, some need more direction than others. After all they want the photographer to be the creative mind. Still many clients are greatly creative themselves and are just looking for me to find a way to bring their dreams to life. To create that perfect moment, that priceless image. In the end it's perhaps the greatest inspiration to take their idea and paint a masterpiece with it.

Third is just from daily life. As a mother of three little ones myself, and a wife to a military man I am surrounded by life in it's purest form. My kids are forever doing something new and different.. and often dangerous in the case of my oldest son.. (WHAT IS IT WITH BOYS AND NO FEAR ANYWAY? LOL)

Their wonderful spirits are forever giving me ideas. A chalk painting session out in the carport where they had splattered colorful feet inspired me to create "The Feet of Childhood." one of my most popular images. My son resting his hand on my belly to feel his baby sister kick was the inspiration behind the image of the hands on moms belly that sits in Fun Fetal Photos.

My husband gentle and loving is the inspiration behind the image that I do of many fathers, armed wrapped around moms belly in what we call the protection pose.

So you can see like all artists the photography at here at Real Moments Photography comes from many sources, but always with the heart and soul of our wonderful clients in mind.

Keesha Hervey

Nov 6, 2009

Happy Holidays and Merry Memories!

Happy Holidays & Merry Memories!

No matter which holidays you celebrate this time of year is when we call
capture memories to last through the months apart. I personally have a
great deal to capture and be thankful for with two special "firsts" this

First this is my first holiday season in our new studio, and more
important my youngest son, Brennan's first.. well EVERYTHING! We were blessed with his arrival this past April.

So I wanted to take just a moment to remember that the important things in our lives aren't things, instead they are the people that make up the goodness in our world. They are the doting grandparents, the wonderful sitters that help us at the last moment, the girl at the coffee place that never minds making that latte special, or the teacher who happily molds young minds.

At Real Moments Photography we have a great deal to be thankful for. Our studio has bloomed under the support of our friends, family and fellow businesses. We have the most devoted clients possible, and we are able to create art.

What more could we ask for? So from our family to yours, Happy Holidays and Merry Memories!


Due to the overwhelming request for family holiday portraits we will be hosting a family picture event on November, 21st from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for mini shoots. Appointments are available every hour.

These shoots will be approx. 30 minutes along at which time we will capture a special unique family photo for you, and if time allows a few additional poses.

Then while you wait in the comfort of our studio we will PROFESSIONALLY EDIT your image. You can then leave THAT DAY with the image on a disk with a copyright release.

This allows you to get your Christmas cards ready to go. The cost is just $74 and includes the mini shoot, full editing, your images on a secure website, AND the image of your choice on a disk with a copyright release.

PETS WELCOME! Furry children are always welcome in our studio at no extra charge.

4 FREE WALLETS FOR MILITARY, POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, EMT's, & TEACHERS! If you would like an appointment please contact us at 580-583-2492 as soon as possible. These appointments will go quickly!

Need A Holiday Wreath?

ls there anything more perfect than a fresh holiday wreath? One of our most special client's children are selling fresh Maine wreaths for this holiday season. If you would like to order one just stop by the studio or give us a call for more information!

No coupons or free gift certificates can be used at the special event
due to the low prices.

Nov 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Thank you everyone for making our first Halloween in our studio a huge success! We had many families come through and the kiddos were ADORABLE!

Before we get to the pictures let me remind you how to get your images. The link will take you to our normal proofing site.

As you scroll through you will see a number in dark black at the top left of the images. (Right below it says point to magnify)THIS is the number I need you to email me. Simply send an email to requesting that image file. Remember this is totally free. We already have the proofing site so we are just taking advantage of it.

If you would like a high quality print of your images you can order them directly from this site. They will be shipped directly to your home within 48 hours. These prints are wonderful quality. I love them.

If you have any questions feel free to send me an email or give me a call at 580-583-2492!


The Halloween Link Is

P.S. If you are planning on Christmas images please contact us ASAP. I received 12 calls TODAY alone for appointments and they are filling VERY VERY fast. I would be heartbroken to have to turn away some of our long time clients! See you soon!