Chic Critique | Celebrity Secrets Revealed Live Web Event

Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for my 4-week Chic Critique, which runs from now until March 2.  If you'd like a portfolio review, or just a few tips on post-processing, lighting, getting more emotion into your images, or anything else that's "bothering" you about your work... then I'd encourage you to sign up right now!  You'll be able to submit your images to me each week for my detailed video critique on each one, and find out specific actions that you can take to improve your photography.  Improve your confidence, and your images!  How I wish I'd had something like this available to me when I began my photography journey!! While you're there, be sure to sign up for the exclusive Celebrity Secrets REVEALED Live Web Event!  It's only available to Chic Critique Forum Members, and the Intro Price this week is just $89! 

Read on to find out more... I hope to see you there!

Have you seen the new look of Chic Critique Forum founded by Kelli France? Even Chic Critique's Facebook page looks fabulous!

Chic Critique offers Celebrity Critiques from some of the best photographers in the industry so that you can transform your images from weak to CHIC. To celebrate their gorgeous makeover, they are having "Red Carpet Week" this week with giveaways, freebies, and more!

They will be launching a CHIC magazine soon and you can enter their Cover Contest to win a Kelly Moore Bag!

Chic Critique also just announced this Exclusive Live Web Event:


Workshop Seat Giveaway

If you follow The Creative Mama, then you already know that we are knee-deep in our Creative Photographer Series this month.  We've hosted an average of two giveaways per day and have interviewed an amazing photographer every day, and we are still running our Series through the end of July.  It's been crazy, fabulous, and such a fun time!  We have so much talent still lined up to showcase, and have seen such wonderful feedback to our artists and sponsors that I'm positively giddy! Anyhow, I thought I'd mention that today on TCM I'm giving away a Silent Seat (read-along) to my upcoming Lifestyle: Your Style mini-workshop over on The Bloom Forum.  It's an online course, so you can take it at your own pace, and it's focused solely on creating lifestyle images for your own family and for your clients.  Silent Seats are valued at $150.

If you haven't entered yet, there are 8 possible ways to win!  Just click on THIS POST (or the image below) and follow the instructions.  A winner will be chosen at random, and the contest ends at 3:59 CST today.  So don't wait!  Get on over there and enter.

Lifestyle Workshop Giveaway Stacey Woods

AND.... if you would like more information on the Mini-Workshop, or on my soon-to-be-released Mentoring Program, just scroll all the way down to the bottom of this blog and sign up to receive my newsletter, and I'll put you on the list.  This entitles you to early registration for the Lifestyle MWS when possible, and keeps you up to date on how my Mentoring Program is coming along.  With your feedback, it should be pretty amazing.  ;)

Thanks so much, friends!  xo

Featured! A Session Share on the NAPCP Blog Today | Tampa Family Photographer

Today I have the honor of being featured on the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) Parent's Blog!  They contacted me recently about highlighting a particular family session that I photographed back in the late Fall, and I was thrilled to be able to contribute.  This was a super fun family to work with, and I had a blast collaborating with them on this shoot.  Click on the photo below for the full story! stacey woods featured photographer

Thank you Kristen and the entire team over at the NAPCP, and congratulations to the sweet Zurman family for being the star session today!

Lifestyle: Your Style | A Mini-Workshop on The Bloom Forum

Good morning!  I'm excited to announce Round Two of my Mini-Workshop, Lifestyle: Your Style, that is being held online within The Bloom Forum from May 16 through 27.  You must be a member of The Bloom Forum to participate in the course, so GO HERE to sign up if you're not yet a member!  (Or you may click on the Bloom Forum affiliate button at the bottom of my blog.) Want to know what all is included in Lifestyle: Your Style?  Take a look!

Lifestyle Photography Workshop Tampa

You can sign up as either an Active or Silent Member, whichever works best for you.  Active Seats are $200 each and Silent Seats are $150 for the entire two week course.  Silent Members receive all the same materials and assignments as the Active Members, however they will be unable to post their assignment results for my critique in the forum.  It will be a "read-only" workshop for the Silent participants.

Also, this is truly a work-at-your-own-pace course, so don't feel as if you have to be on the forum any particular time each day, or any specific days at all.  Personally, I will be on the forum each evening to give feedback, offer critique and advice, post assignments and answer any questions you might have. I can't wait to meet you.  :)


ETA:  As of Friday, May 13, all active and silent spots are full!  I'm opening up a few more silent memberships if you'd still like to sign on, but you must register by tomorrow (Saturday, May 14)!

ETA:  Wow.  I have no words.  We're more than sold out, and have more amazing photographers than I ever anticipated signing up!  We're about double the size of the first course and I'm more than thrilled at the response.  After chatting with the girls at Bloom, it appears very likely be having another mini-workshop at Bloom later this fall (depends on when my little girl makes her entrance into the world), so please comment below or email me if you'd like to be added to our waitlist.  Thanks so very much, everyone!  Truly, it's an honor.  xxoo


As some of you know I visited my family in Kentucky a couple of weeks ago (more images to come, a little later, from our time together).  While I was there, I seized the opportunity to photograph my daughter wearing a dress that was mine as a little girl, in a field in my hometown. Stacey Woods Photography

When I saw the field, I gasped.  It was filled with Queen Anne's Lace (can I get a nostalgic smile from the Anne of Green Gables readers/viewers out there?) and so beautiful.  It was perfect.

Stacy Woods Photographer Tampa

Childrens Photographer Tampa

If you'd like to read a little more about my journey in getting this photograph, please hop on over to The Creative Mama:  my article is featured today, entitled "The Dress.  And Other Treasures." and gives you a little idea into why I ask my clients to bring those special loveys and heirloom items to your Stacey Woods Photography session.  Thank you for reading!!


And a couple press announcements! I'm so pleased to find out that, through The Creative Mama, my photograph (and referencing article regarding hanging photographs in an artful way) was published over at Apartment Therapy recently.  Go check it out!!  And try not to get lost for hours over there... I love Apartment Therapy and their fantastic ideas for modern living.  I could easily spend hours browsing their ideas and inspirational articles for home decor and living more simply.  (Oh and yes, that is my son and I making silly faces in the photobooth strip.  That's my son in the Polaroid on the left, and my daughter in the right two Polaroids.)  :)

From that same TCM article on displaying photographs, my grandfather's circa-1960's Polaroid images (and my crafty display of them) was featured over at Creative Apples today as well, in her weekly "Crafty Connections" piece.  Go have a peek. What a fun day!!

an opened door

Remember that little article I wrote for The Creative Mama a couple of months ago?  Well, it looks like you're going to be able to read more of my articles in the coming months...  I've been asked to join The Creative Mama's team of permanent writers!  There are some pretty amazing women over there already, so please, go over and say hello!  And don't forget to add The Creative Mama to your blog reader.... you're definitely going to want to check it on a daily basis.  Whether you're looking for ideas on creative living, organization, home decor, menu-planning, green-living, photography, motherhood, and how to balance it all, Angie and our entire team will surely be posting about it.  So go see!  And remember to check back tomorrow for more. theteam Happy reading!

featured on the Creative Mama blog today!

Angie Warren, of The Creative Mama fame, contacted me a few weeks ago, and I was beyond surprised that she asked me to be a part of her blog series, "For the Love of Photography".  In the span of two weeks, Angie is sharing something for everyone at any level:  from the mom with a camera to a professional photographer.  Some AMAZING photographers have already contributed to this series...  Leah Zawadski, Marta Locklear, and many more, with even more to come the rest of this week (i.e. the fabulous Tara Whitney and the Shutter Sisters team!).  So suffice to say I was honored to be included alongside these wonderful and incredibly talented women!  (And still a little shocked, LOL!) You can read my article and see some of my images HERE.  Leave Angie some blog love (ahem, a comment!) on that post, and you're automatically entered to win a fantastic camera bag from Acme Made!  ;)

Thanks again, Angie, for having me.  And thank you all so much for all the comments and compliments so far -- I greatly appreciate every single one!  xoxo