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Serving the Poplar Bluff and surrounding areas, including Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Dexter, Doniphan and Jonesboro

Hi there, My name is Yina Franklin, I am the photographer, the owner, and a client of Bella Sky Photography. Yes, all my own portraits, my family’s portraits have been taken by me.

I’m a proud PPA (Professional Photographers of America) member and a published photographer in Poplar Bluff, Southeast Missouri. I specialize in Portrait Photography, from Children’s Portrait to Creative Portraiture, to Boudoir Body Positivity.

I enjoy creating images that let you fall in love with yourself, or the person in them; I enjoy creating images that tell people your story so that you can pass your memory on to your next generations; I also enjoy creating images that bring your vision to life…

I don’t normally look like this– well, that’s me from another dimension. The earth me, the one you see with a camera on the Homepage, usually wear a jumpsuit when I work, because in order to take great photos, I may need to climb up a ladder or lie on the ground… whatever it takes to capture the most gorgeous possible moment!

I am originally from China, I came to the States for my Masters Degree in Bilingual Education and then met a wonderful gentleman after graduation. We are happily married and blessed with two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous Abyssinian.

I owned my first DSLR camera in 2010 and have been taking photos since then. I’ve been learning from the topnotch photographers around the world. I like to play with lights and PhotoShop, I keep improving my photography skills and have developed my signature editing and retouching. So yes, I photoshop every image I take, not a One-click, not a filter.

I’m an introvert plus English is not my first language, so I may not talk much during our photo session, but I will answer all your questions and direct the photo shoot while making suggestions for posing and positioning! All you need to do is to show up with your awesomeness and let me do the enhancement.

Want to chat more about a photo session?

AVAILABLE SESSIONS

Covid-19 Protocols

Here at Bella Sky Photography, we take the safety of our clients very seriously. Part of serving you includes creating an environment where you are safe and can feel comfortable. 

We have implemented the procedures to keep you safe and to make sure you can come into the studio with confidence:

-All common surfaces are disinfected with 70% isopropyl alcohol before and after every session. It takes approximately 30 seconds for viruses to die using this method;

-Hand sanitizer is available at all times;

-Windows will be open during session to promote airflow;

-Photographer, hair and makeup artist will wear a mask at all times while at the studio;

-Only the photographer and the person being photographed (with one guardian if minor) will be permitted in the studio at a time. We cannot make any other exceptions to this policy.

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WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Let’s talk!

Interested in a session? Or, just want to clarify a question you have? The form below is the best way to reach out, and we’ll get you on the calendar, or get you some answers!

I work to respond to inquiries within 48 hours, so keep an eye on your inbox once you’ve sent your message. 

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