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How to Take the Best Selfie

Did you know that the “selfie” was officially added to Webster’s Dictionary this year? The modern day selfie is not just a photo of yourself, but it’s a way of life for so many of us. If you love social media, then you’re no stranger to the selfie. Today we give you top tips for taking the best selfie by looking at some of our favorite celebrities Instagram feeds!


How to Take the Best Selfie

Some of the most notorious celebrities who take selfies include Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, Tyra Banks, and the list could go on. But, the selfie is here to stay, so today we take tips from these celebrities to create the absolute perfect selfie.

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Source: Kim Kardashian’s Instagram


1. Capture a Good Angle

Make sure the angle is right. Know your good side, and sometimes angling the camera from a slightly higher angle will help. We all know that you don’t want to include your double chin!

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Source: Ariana Grande’s Instagram


2. Highlight Something New

Did you get a new pair of earrings? Or maybe new lipstick? Show off something new, otherwise you’ll look vain. Take a look at how Kylie Jenner shows off a pair of glasses she’s borrowing.

thx to sham for letting me steal his glasses”

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Source: Kylie Jenner’s Instagram


3. Keep it Natural

Don’t forget to look natural and be you! We love Tyra’s natural look here. Her hair is crazy, but her green eyes are stunning. Use natural light to highlight your best features, and keep it real!

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Source: Tyra Banks’ Instagram

3 Birthday Party Inspirations

If you’re little one has a birthday that is coming up, it’s time to get planning on the perfect party for friends and family. Today we give you our top three birthday party inspirations. From invitations, to decor, to cakes, it’s never too early to start planning the best

3 Birthday Party Inspirations

Plan your perfect party with these three top tips. They will help you decorate, get ideas and make sure that your child has a magical birthday celebration!

Custom Invitations

If you’re planning a party the first thing you need to start with is the perfect party invitation. This will work especially well if you are planning a themed party for your child. We have so many wonderful designs that we know you’ll love!

Here are a few of our favorite custom birthday cards:

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Party Decor

The next step is getting the right decor. If you’re having a princess theme party, don’t for get the crowns, and if you’re having a pool party, don’t forget the balloons and pool toys! Add flare to your party so it can become a magical day that the kids will remember. A little decoration can go a long way!


Source: Pitchersmom


Birthday Cake

The biggest party of any birthday party is having a birthday cake! Create custom cupcakes or a cake that will match your party theme, and something that your daughter or son will love. Take a look at these adorable animal cakes below – we absolutely love these!

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Source: Good Ideas for You


Don’t forget to take photos!

The best way to make sure that you remember the party forever is by taking photos. Get your camera out, and capture your kids smiling, playing, and having a great time. Don’t forget that you can always print free 4×6 photos with our app, FreePrints!


Find the Right Light for Photos

Taking great photos is one our biggest passions at PhotoAffections, and if you know anything about photography, then you know that one of the most important aspects is light. Today we give you some easy tips to find the right light for your photos.

After all, lighting can change your photo from being good, to being great!

Find the Right Light for Photos

Having the right kind of photography lighting really is the key to taking great photos! Here are a few of our favorite tips that are so easy to do:

Open the doors and let the light pour in

Natural light is the best possible light for photographs, so use it to your advantage. If you’re taking photos indoors, open the doors. We love this natural light photo shoot for newborns. Pulling the shades back is such an easy trick for wonderful photos!

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Source: Erin Dahl


Put the sun behind your subjects

If you’re looking to create a dreamy haze in your photos, put the light behind your subjects.

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Source: Southern Mae Photography


Photograph during the Golden Hour!

The golden hour is the hour before sunset, and it also happens to be one of the best moments to take photos. The sky is changing, and it creates a magical background for photographs.

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Source: Margie Piell

Remember that great light is the difference between an amateur and professional-looking photo! Be sure to come back to the PhotoAffections blog for more photography tips!

Also, don’t forget to get your favorite photo prints for free with our app, FreePrints!

The Best Photo Editing Apps

We love taking photos just as much as our customers, and today we give you our favorite photo editing apps! Whether you love filters, adding text, or creating collages, we’ve picked out the best of the best so you can edit your photos like a pro.


The Best Photo Editing Apps


A Beautiful Mess

We love A Beautiful Mess app because it’s simply beautiful. You can add cute text with custom fonts, frames and designs to put your pictures in, plus hand-drawn doodles! This app is perfect if you want to add real personality to your photos. It’s got style and a completely fresh way to edit your photos. There are options to purchase in-app filters, fonts and doodles. We love ABM!

A Beautiful Mess


A Beautiful Mess photo editing

Source: A Beautiful Mess


Camera +

Camera + is great app for so many reasons. We love it because it’s so easy to use, and there are a ton of amazing features including effects, layers, editing the balance, enhancing and more. Plus, there are a number of different shooting modes for those of you who want to make your photos more interesting.

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Source: Camera +



VSO Cam is a beautiful photo editing app. There is such clean and stunning aesthetic that covers every aspect of the app. This powerful editor has many different filters to try – even advanced filters. You can purchase the in-app filters.


Source: VSO Cam



PicFrame is great for making collages, because if you love taking photos, then you’ll know that Instagramming just one photo sometimes isn’t enough! PicFrame allows you to choose different photos with zooming abilities, frame options, effects and more.


Source: PicFrame App Facebook

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