Kandice Mae Photography: Blog https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Kandice Mae Photography kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:50:00 GMT Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:50:00 GMT https://kandicemaephotography.com/img/s/v-5/u356210227-o621532843-50.jpg Kandice Mae Photography: Blog https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog 120 120 Valentine's Day 2017 https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2017/2/valentines-day-2017 Hi All!

Haven't blogged for EVER!  So this year is starting out perfectly already.  I celebrated my 5 year business anniversary with give a ways and tons of sessions so far.  Valentine's minis are usually when things really start to get busy.  This year especially, because we have had phenomenal weather!!!  I mean... I think we are supposed to have a day in the 60's this week.

So with great weather, comes lots of bookings.  That also means that my spring and summer are going to fill quickly.  Over the winter, I also filled many weekends with weddings.  So if you are interested in booking, don't hesitate!  

I will have 4 workshops offered this year.  Last year that was a total home run. I'm hoping to see quite a few people back!  

Let's see... what else...

Oh, my schedule has also changed some.  I will be more readily available for birthing sessions!  I'm very excited about that.  The last 2 years, I have had too much going on to be able to schedule any.  So, yey!!



I hope that everyone is getting out and enjoying all this weather.  I know I will be!  And, Hey, if you think that this year would be a great year for photos, let me know!  You can book through my website or facebook!


Thanks eveyone!  Let's make 2017 special!

kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) 2017 booking schedule valentines https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2017/2/valentines-day-2017 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:49:46 GMT
Fixing Disney Doll hair! Curly and Straight! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/12/dollhair          My daughter, Cheyenne, really wanted a Merida toddler doll for Christmas.  The only thing is, they are always out in stores and online they are about $40.  So I found one on Ebay, that was only $6!  It was in pretty good condition except for the fact that her hair was INSANE!!!  So I went on Pinterest **Of course** and found a couple of informative pages, but there wasn't a whole lot on curly hair.  So I thought that I would trial and error out on my own.  If it didn't work I would only be out $6.  Well... it worked out GREAT!  And now I'm passing the info onto you :)

Here is what Merida looked like before I started:  Eeeeep!!!

 So here is what you will need:
*Large bowl
*Spray bottle (optional)
*2 cups of warm water
*2 tbsp of fabric softener
*Brush - I used both plastic and wire... had the same result
*Kleenex or toilet paper squares
*Bobby pins

Step 1)  Mix 2 cups of warm/hot water with 2 tbsp of fabric softener.  I ended up putting some into a spray bottle.  Just in case, and I did end up using it.

Step 2)  Take off the dolls clothes and cover eyes with tape if they are NOT painted on.  Soak dolls hair in mixture.  **Prep for curling, if your doll has curly hair.  If it's straight, just leave the doll soaking for about 5 mins of so.

Step 3)  To prep for curling: Cut straws in thirds.  Rip tissues in half or quarters.  Set out bobby pins.

Step 4)  Take out doll- after making sure that the water hit all the areas that are in need of fixing.

Step 5)  Do NOT ring out hair!!!!!!!!!   Lay doll on the towel and just put pressure on the hair until very damp.  This only takes a few seconds.  You do not want the hair to be dry, just not drippy.

Step 6- straight hair)  Just start sectioning off and brushing out.  I started at the ends and worked upward.  Brush until smooth and shiney :)  Use the spray bottle if some areas become to dry.  You'll be able to tell.  Don't be shy with it.  You're ALL DONE!!!  ENJOY!

Step 6- curly hair)  Take a small section and brush out until smooth.  Place your square of tissue on the end of the damp hair and fold it over.  Then, using a straw, curl the hair around until you reach the scalp.  Use a bobby pin to secure the roll of hair.  Repeat until the entire head is done.  This took me about 15 mins.  **For waves instead of curls, please use larger sections**

Step 7)  Let the hair dry.  Then take out the rolls. I was a little quick on the draw with mine, but it still worked great.  For ringlets, just let them be.  For more natural look separate with your fingers.  As mine dried more, the curlier it got :)

Step 8)  Convince someone else to do the clean up- that was hard work!!!!!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...... Here is the big reveal!!! Feel free to let me know what you think and how your's went!!!!!!!!

From,  Kandice Haney
Kandice Mae Photography :)




kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) DIY curly doll hair merida softener. https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/12/dollhair Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:46:18 GMT
Camper Re-do 2 https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/4/camper-re-do-2 So, I have been a very busy bee.  Buzzzzzzz!

I have finished the cushion covers.  They took about 7 hours all together.  That is for 6 of them.  They cost me about $30.00 when all done, including the fabric, thread, and velcro.  That's right they are velcro fastened.  They look awesome!!!  I have a couple pictures of them close up to see the old vs. new fabric.  But you will have to wait for the big picture when we are all done and they are in.

I ended up buying new paint.  Mine was nasty and chunky.  Thank you MN freeze :/  I basically bought the same thing only it is white instead of cream. I have spend 6 hours on it so far; removing cupboards, some taping, scraping and sanding, and 2 coats of paint.  We are supposed to get some rain today, so I will be touching up the paint in a few days.  After paint is done and dried, I will be putting the cupboard doors back on and moving everything back in.

Since it's kinda crappy and I can't paint, I will be working on the counters.  I have never used contact paper like this before, so I'm hoping it works.  As you know, I sent some contact paper back already.  It was supposed to be cream and gray granite look----- LIARS.   It was mostly gold with some black and it was just a blobby mess.  So I ended up going to Menards are found some that looks like wood (Walnut color maybe).  It was less then $5 for 3'x10'.  Pretty reasonable.  I'm nervous, but I have watched about a dozen tutorials on youtube! LOL.


Below are some pictures of the cushions and paint progress.  It's a crazy mess right now :)



kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/4/camper-re-do-2 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:30:00 GMT
Camper Re-do Update! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/4/camper-re-do1 Update on camper:

So we have found some things for the camper!

*An adorable colorful rug.  It has the whole color scheme for the camper.  Small and soft.
*A bright coffee pot to bring some fun color in and keeping Momma up in the morning.
*We were given a very large indoor/outdoor rug.  It was cut down to fit all the areas in the camper.  Then this weekend I purchased carpet tape.  I have to wait until it gets warmer to get it installed.  I will hose the rug down and let it dry, which requires higher temps... which we don't have right now.  When that is done it's pretty easy to install.  Basically, just line the outside perimiter with the tape and then lay the large rug as flat as you can.  I put extra tape by the table and door.  Anywhere there is a lot of foot traffic.  Cutting took about 30 mins.  Taping and laying the rug should be about half that time :)  Hopefully.
*I received my contact paper for re-doing the counters.  I didn't like it.  I sent it back.  Hoping to find something better this weekend.
*We have chosen a color scheme along with fabric for the couch cushions ($20.00 for 10 yds of upholstery fabric).  They will probably be my largest project.
*I haven't touched the cabinets yet, but I will be using left over enamel cream paint.  They are really dark brown and make the camper look even smaller than it is.  So white or light colors can open it up.  Just like the light fabric.

I'll update when I get some more of the makeovers done.  Cushions, painting, and counters should be done soon.  Thanks!!!!




kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/4/camper-re-do1 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:35:53 GMT
New Camper! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/4/newcamper We just got a pop up camper!  That's right, no more tent for us.  Nothing fancy, but pretty clean and taken care of.  I am giving it a bit of a makeover!!

We didn't want to spend a lot of money on the re-do, but we wanted to make it a little more homey.  Plus, it's easier to take care of something when you LOVE it.  (Below are some "before" photos!)


Here is what we are going to do, to improve:
*Re-do counters
*Laying indoor/outdoor carpet
*Making cushion covers
*Re-patching 2 small areas
*Putting up curtains- maybe??
*Painting cabinets
*Purchasing a couple must haves- rug, COFFEE pot, a couple command strip hangers, etc.  :)
*Maybe more.... depends how camper crazy I go!

I will be posting as I go along. So stay tuned.

Next up... color scheme and cushions.  ENJOY!





kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/4/newcamper Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:01:38 GMT
KMP 3 Year Anniversary! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/1/3years It's been a full 3 years I have been professionally doing photography.  Lots have changed in the last 3 years!  It just keeps getting better.  This year started with new packages, new website, and new logo.  The rest of the year won't disappoint either!  I will be part of wedding expos, have new equipment, new studio lights, many new props and backdrops, and TONS of new locations.  I can't wait for all that 2015 has in store for me and KMP clients.

February special is: All newborn packages are going to be 20% off! Babies, babies, babies, babies... and uh, more babies!  Any maternity or newborn photos that are booked in February (not for February) will be 20% off.


Thank you all so much for your support in the last three years, now that's see what we can do in the next three!



kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/1/3years Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:15:00 GMT
NEW PACKAGES! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/1/new-packages Wahoo!  New packages!  Some price changes as well for the year.

Some prices went up, some went down, but most stayed the same.  If you book before the 10th, you will get the lower of the prices :)  Cuz I'm nice like that!

The largest change will be noticed on the Bumps and Babies packages.  Instead of multiple packages with tons in them with shoots you may or may not use- they are all separate!  Now you can choose what you want and don't want at the base prices.  If you are getting multiple "a la carte" session you can even ask me about discounts!

Wedding packages have changed as well.  Things added, things removed, all to help save a buck for those who need it!

I'm hoping that the changes reflect my work!  I'm already starting to book up the 2015 year here in Marshall, while also being able to do some traveling around the state.  I'm in heaven right now, with all the feedback I'm getting from clients.  I thank you all for allowing me to continue my passion.


February 1st, will mark my 3 year KMP anniversary!!  So really watch for those specials!!

Thank you,


kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2015/1/new-packages Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:12:11 GMT
Valentine's Minis 2015 https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/12/valentines-minis-2015 So pumped for V-Day Minis!!!  Times available will be limited, so DON'T wait!  You will have the choice (depending on weather) if you would like studio or outdoor session.  Inside I will have fun props, 4 backgrounds to choose from, and warmth.  Outside I will have white lights and a kissing booth!  Again, all depends on the weather.  And honestly if it's not sleeting, I will be willing to do outside pics.


The full payment is due three days after booking, to ensure your date and time.  So many new things this year!  ALL sessions will include 3 .jpg files for Valentine's cards.


Can't wait to see you all!  If y9u have any questions or concerns email me at kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com


To BOOK please visit and fill out session contract:


Read below for ALL the details!!!

kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/12/valentines-minis-2015 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 22:26:08 GMT
SPECIAL FOR BLOG READERS! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/12/special-for-blog-readers Hello all!

2 January specials:
1)$25 OFF of Regular and Half studio sessions, if booked for January
2)$30 OFF newborn sessions, if booked by the end of January for anytime in 2015!

Perfect time of the year to run a discount on studio sessions.  It's chilly outside, but it's warm and snug in the studio!

Have a GREAT 2015!  Can't wait to see all the smiling faces in the new year!

From Kandice Mae Photography






kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/12/special-for-blog-readers Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:31:00 GMT
New packages and prices! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/12/new-packages-and-prices Hello All!!


So with the new year, comes.... new packages, pricing, people, branding, and also some crazy projects!  I will be working on an awesome new project that will result in some really fun minis and half sessions for your whole family!  Not just for the kiddos :)  So grateful for friends and family.  Love all the suggestions and help.  And, if it wall goes well this summer it will become a bi-annual thing!  Can't wait to let you all in on our little secret :)

Also, I will be looking to expand KMP- with second shooters and assistance.  If you or someone you know is interested and has (or needs help with) a portfolio, send them my way!

So excited for what 2015 will bring.


Hope you all have a safe and fabulous holiday season!


The Haney's

kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) 2014 2015 new year https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/12/new-packages-and-prices Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:21:08 GMT
Senior Contest 2014 https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/4/senior-contest-2014 A T T E N T I O N  2015 SENIORS

3rd Annual Senior Contest!!!  This year is a lot like the first.  To enter a soon-to-be senior you just send in an image that really shows their personality, along with their name, and a little bit about them.  Pretty easy.

You can only enter one 2015 Senior, but multiple people can enter the same senior.  It's not a popularity contest.  Just because someone has been entered a ton of times, does NOT mean they will be chosen.  Some things that I will take into consideration: Personality, merits, and/or situation.

If you or someone you know would LOVE a free senior session, please enter them!!!!  Please feel free to SHARE SHARE SHARE.


Here is what the Contest Winner will win:
*FREE 2 hour session
*10-40 edited images
*Reprint rights
*Online gallery (password option)
*Matted Storyboard

                                                                Example of a Storyboard--------------------->




Have fun and can't wait for all the entries!!!!!





kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/4/senior-contest-2014 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:01:53 GMT
Blog specials!! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/4/blog-specials Let's see who is really reading!  BLOG special only!!!


Leave a message below (by the end of June) and get $20.00 electronic Kandice Mae Photography gift certificate to use on any session.  *Can only be used on a session fee* *Can not be used on an already discounted session*

Thanks for visiting!!!


kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/4/blog-specials Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:59:04 GMT
Standard prints or packages!?!?! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/4/standard-prints-or-packages Hey all!

So just want to check in with everyone and check out how prints are going.  I have gotten many emails this last past 6 months about how they would LOVE to see more packages, so navigating online would be easier and take some guess work.  


I guess what I'm thinking about is keeping the galleries open to all prints OR to set a bunch of packages.


?????  If anyone has any feed back feel free to comment or email me!  I always want to hear what clients want!!



kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/4/standard-prints-or-packages Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:16:46 GMT
Social media and KMP https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/4/social-media-and-kmp Social media is sooo important now a days.... and. I. LOVE. it!!!


Where you can find Kandice Mae Photography on social media sites:

Instagram- kandicemaephotography
Twitter- kandicemaephoto
Facebook- Kandice Mae Photography
and now... PINTEREST: pinterest.com/kandicemaephoto


They all bring something fun to the table.  I use facebook on a regular basis to showcase my work and for clients to see previews of sessions that I may be working on.  My Facebook page and Twitter is a GREAT place to get updates and see any specials or contest running.  Instagram will be showcasing some fun behind the scenes during shoots and set ups.  Pinterest (which I just set up this week) will have endless ideas for style, props, poses, etc.  

If you haven't yet, please take some spare time and check them out and follow me!!  You never know when I'll do something fun on one of them :)  And of course, this blog is a HOT spot!!


Thanks everyone!!


kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/4/social-media-and-kmp Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:57:45 GMT
Spring Minis | Twincities 2014 https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/3/spring-minis-twincities-2014 Hey guys!


So I have had some requests to come home to Woodbury/St.Paul/Stillwater area for pictures.  If I can book 4 sessions (mini, half, or regular), then I'll come up!!!


They will be May 18th, from 7:30am - 1pm


Here are the available sessions for that weekend:

Minis $40.00 | 15 mins | 3-5 images | Online gallery only | Reprint rights
Half session $75 | 30 mins | 5-10 images | Online gallery only | Reprint rights
Regular session $125 | Up to 1 hour | 10-40 images | Online gallery only | Reprint rights
I will not be scheduling senior, newborn, engagment, or LARGE family photo sessions this trip.  If you are interested in one of these sessions please let me know.  I'll be back again soon!!
This will be first come first served.  I have to have 4 or more sessions to be able to come up!  So share*SHARE*share!!!!
Non-refundable deposits to save your time: Mini-$40 (full payment), Half- $25, Regular $25
**Deposits will be due AFTER all sessions are booked to ensure enough spots are filled**
The location(s) have not been determined yet.  I'll post to my FB photography page more details!!  So make sure to "like" and "subscribe" to my page :)
PS if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me!  Info is on my contacts tab.
kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/3/spring-minis-twincities-2014 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:31:57 GMT
Easter/Spring minis https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/3/easter/spring-minis Easter/Spring minis are coming up quickly!  I only have one spot left open, so it will be a full day :)


Here are a couple tips for those of you who are already booked!!!

*NO black, white, or brown solids... have FUN!  We are celebrating spring, so wear some fun prints and/or colors.  Pastel or bright colors will work perfectly!  I have some fun spring backdrops and solid.  So have fun with it! If you would like to send me a picture of the outfit feel free to.

*If you have a girl(s) with long hair, please make sure that it's out of her face so we can capture those pretty eyes!  It's a great way to get some extra color or flowers in the photos.  I always have some clip in flowers at the studio.

*Please bring your child or children dressed and ready to go.  The session is plenty of time for some marvelous pictures, but not a ton of time to get all "cute-ed" up.

*I will have a special "Easter" treat for all the children that are getting pictures done.  You can remind them of this on the way or getting ready.  I'm a firm believer in bribery!! Hehe!

*If you are choosing to use the minis for something else besides the spring theme, please let me know.  That way I can prep!


Thank you to all that booked a mini!  It's going to be a fun FUN day and hopefully lots of smiles :D 


If you have any questions or concerns, please email me!!

I'm still awaiting some of the deposits.  Please make sure that you make arrangements with me to get them in.  Thank you all again.



kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/3/easter/spring-minis Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:20:02 GMT
Follow ME!!! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/3/follow-me Hello Kandice Mae Photography clients and fans!!


I wanted to let you know, that I will be posting more KMP goodies on the blog.  I'd like to expand my blog.  Both with follower and the also blog about things that are most important to you (clients). 

All of my specials will be posted on here.  I will randomly share them on my Facebook pages, but for the most part it will all be on the blog.

Here are some things to look forward to on the KMP blog:
~ Special offers and coupons
~ Giveaways (sessions, prints, canvases, props, Joyfully Krafted Treasuers goodies, etc...)
~ How-to's (how I did certain set ups, how to use certain items on your DSLR, how to make certain things, etc..)
~ Just about my life and possibly my adorable little girls
~ Special shoots
~ Upcoming events


I'm looking forward to hearing comments and getting some good feedback!!


Thanks all!!!


kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/3/follow-me Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:30:00 GMT
Spring time is coming!!! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/3/spring-time-is-coming


Hey everyone!

So spring is just around the corner.  I'm so excited to finally see some green grass and listen to the beautiful chirps :)

It's time for the spring minis!!  The blog followers will get first dibs.  I will be posting on Facebook either tonight or this weekend.  There will only be limited spots and they will go fairly quickly.  So if you would like to get some fun, colorful photos please contact me!!

This year will be so much fun.  New props.  New backdrops.  New studio!  I'm not quite sure yet, if I am going to have any furry friends this year.

Sessions will be by appointment only.  Space is limited!


Thank you all for your interest.  It's going to be a fun time!!


***Flyer with details is shown below***



If you are interested in booking or have any questions, please contact me by phone or email.

(507) 829-2929




Thank you again,

Kandice Mae Photography


kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/3/spring-time-is-coming Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:36:52 GMT
BUSY BUSY BUSY! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/2/busy-busy-busy Hello everyone!!


I have a new schedule that everyone has seemed to be working well with.  I have scheduled two workshops for 2014 and one is coming up in a couple months, so I'm trying to get all that ready.  I just had a seminar up in the cities that went wonderfully.  Contracts for the new year are all done.  And then there is the revamping of the studio.....

It has been really busy with painting, shuffling equipment around, buying new items, searching for new props, getting rid of some old props, sewing and crafting, and still trying to find time with the family :)

Good thing I thrive on BUSY.

Most everything is done in the studio now.  I'm just waiting on the rest of my flooring to come and get installed and then getting a few things hung up!!!  Then we are back in business baby!  Well, I guess business already started again.  They just don't get the full effect of the finished product.

Oh, also... I am getting ready to launch my new Facebook covers.  They will only be a buck or two, but for the first couple of days they will be FREE!!!!


Stay warm all,

kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/2/busy-busy-busy Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:46:44 GMT
2 Year Anniversary GIVEAWAY! https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/1/giveaway2014 2 Years = 2 giveaways

Giveaway #1:  Couple's Session

Just in time for Valentine's Day!  Something special to do with your love or would make a great gift!  Includes; an hour "romantic themed" outdoor session, KMP site or on location within 20 miles, two changes, 5-25 images with reprint rights, online gallery, and special gift at session.  (For those of you in the cities, I will have 4 weekends for you to choose from if you are a winner.  Location TBD.)


Giveaway #2:  Spring/Summer Children Session

An hour outdoor session that includes; either "Super hero" or "Vintage camp" props, 2-5 children, 10-20 images with reprint rights, online gallery, and 2 accordian look books.  Great for a grandkids, cousins, large families, and your children and their friends.  Ideas are endless.


How to be eligable - 1) "Like " Kandice Mae Photography on Facebook

                                 2) "Share" this blog on your Facebook wall

                                 3) Comment on THIS BLOG that you did "Like" and "Share" and which giveaway you would like!!!



I will be pulling two names at random on the February 14th at 2 pm.
**Please note that both giveaways must be booked for May-August 2014** 


Thank you!!  Can't wait to see you all this year!


kandice.mae.photography@gmail.com (Kandice Mae Photography) https://kandicemaephotography.com/blog/2014/1/giveaway2014 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:36:45 GMT