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I always love meeting new people through my work! This family proved why! They were great to work with. Their little girl warmed up pretty quickly and then was a total ham in front of the camera, which always makes the session that much more fun! Justina reached out to me about scheduling a family […]

Family

March 17, 2021

McLaughlin Family

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Fresh 48: Newborn photos taken within the first 48 hours. That time is ideal for a newborn session. Your baby is still super sleepy, is pretty un-phased by what’s going on around her, and is generally home by this point. Rest assured, there is breathing room in this. I’ve done newborn sessions at 2-3 weeks […]

Newborn, Portrait

March 12, 2021

When to take newborn photos?

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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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mountain family session

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I couldn’t resist the pun. Sorry (kind of). This family + this backdrop = one of my most favorite family sessions EVER. You could ask Ashley and Wade how much I was geeking out during this session, (a lot). We drove up in Wade’s truck and found the most amazing spot between these perfect pine […]

Family

February 18, 2021

Pynes between the Pines

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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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In previous blogs I’ve mentioned many aspects of my career that I love. Here’s another one: Getting to brag on some pretty awesome people. To put it simply, Wade is an awesome guy. Our families have a blast together, his wife is one of my closest friends, and our kids play so well with one […]

Branding, Portrait

January 22, 2021

Wade – Headshots

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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?

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