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Often while shooting a session, I find myself going back to these 7 principles. These 7 things I wish ALL my clients knew. The thought to write a blog about it, for some reason, never occurred to me- until recently! I’ve read all kinds of these posts with other professions- labor & delivery nurse, house […]

Family, FAQ's, Tips

August 13, 2021

7 Things Your Photographer Wishes You Knew

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This is an interesting topic coming from a photographer, right? Truth is, I love my job and love to take photos of my own family- especially my kids. Not just at birthdays, holidays, and fun events- but the everyday as well. It’s always been important to me to document their days. I want to look […]

Tips

June 25, 2021

When to put the camera down

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Choosing a wedding photographer is not always easy. You’ll be spending your whole day with them. You want to make sure that you not only jive well together but that you have looked at their portfolio or website to ensure that you like their shooting style, editing, and the overall feel of their images. There […]

Tips, Wedding

May 20, 2021

Questions to ask your Wedding Photographer

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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