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If I could go back in time to when I got married this is the first thing I would change. To be honest, ‘first looks’ weren’t really a thing when I got married, 13 years ago. The whole concept is definitely new, but it has really stuck and there’s good reason for that. My first […]

FAQ's, Tips, Wedding

February 23, 2021

5 Reasons to do a First Look

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My two disclaimers in this blog: I am not personally endorsing any company, simply sharing my preferences. I’m super picky Bearing that in mind . . . not all printers are created equal. So, since you’ve invested in your photography, I highly recommend you invest in your prints as well. If you get them printed […]

FAQ's, Tips

January 26, 2021

Where I print my photos

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The first thing I want to discuss is how I understand the appeal of saving money (trust me). The thought of having a friend or an uncle take the photos for you, saving you and your new spouse $1,000’s, I get it. But, if I am being completely honest it’s not where you want to […]

Tips, Wedding

January 13, 2021

Why Hire a Professional for your Wedding?

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Balance. That’s the ultimate goal, right? I was recently asked by a friend of mine, how I balance work/life? I’ve been thinking about the real details and depths of that question. Balance. We need it in everything. I have 4 kids, a husband, a dog, a house to run, mentor teenage girls, serve as the […]

The girl behind the camera, Tips

October 20, 2020

Work/Life Balance

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Supporting small business is as important as ever right now. In the midst of COVID-19, more and more businesses are closing their doors. It’s heartbreaking. My inspiration for this blog post is the importance of community. We all understand what community is, but, I’m not sure any of us could have anticipated how crucial it […]

Tips

July 24, 2020

Supporting Small Business

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Camera tricks? No. Magic?? No . . . Bribery?? Possibly. I have 4 kids, (a lot of little people). I think they are pretty wonderful, but they are not always up for a photo shoot, (crazy, right?) But, I’ve managed to get some pretty sweet photos regardless. I get asked a lot, how I get […]

Family, Portrait, Tips

June 26, 2020

How I get my kids to take GREAT photos

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Our phones have come a long way. When I got married smart phones were not invented yet (promise I’m not that old). In fact, we had disposable cameras on each table at our reception (okay, I’m dating myself here). But now, in 2020, when you go to a wedding- almost everybody has their smart phone […]

Tips, Wedding

May 22, 2020

Wedding Unplugged

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I know you value what you spend your money on, I do too! I know their are so many things that require our time and money and sometimes annual photos can seem like just one more. But, I promise there is so much value in capturing your family every year. To be honest, there are […]

Tips

May 8, 2020

5 Reasons to do annual family photos!

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Branding Photography is a gallery of professional images that represents your business visually. Branding photography creates a cohesive look with colors, tones, products, etc . . . to showcase your company accurately and professionally. So, what does that mean for you? Who does this apply to? and why do you need it? Branding photography applies […]

Branding, Tips

April 24, 2020

7 Reasons You Need Branding Photography

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This is great question that I’m frequently asked. Back in the 90’s, (a pretty sweet decade) everything was print. You’d go to a department store to get photos taken and you’d choose which photos you’d like, which sizes, and how many of each…and boom, that’s it. But, what if you wanted an extra 8×10 for […]

FAQ's, Tips

April 10, 2020

Why do I give digital images?