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Love Session in Burlington, Vermont

Spring is a flirt who plays hard to get and the state of Vermont would appreciate if it would quit playing these games. A couple of weeks ago we were all outdoors without coats celebrating 60-degree weather, which was followed up with over 30 inches of snow and frostbite. The chill has been lingering and yesterday […]

March 23, 2017

How to Plan a Styled Shoot & A FREE Planning Guide!

[Image was taken with my Canon 5d Mark iii & Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens] Before diving into the HOW let’s first review the WHY… What is the point of planning a styled shoot? Why would a photographer, planner, florist, cake designer, model, etc. put so much effort and potentially make such a big investment into creating […]

March 14, 2017

3 Ways to Use Client Reviews

I’m always surprised to hear that many photographers don’t follow up with their clients for a review. When I ask why, their answer is usually something like “I don’t want to bother them”, or “I don’t really have a need”. After some more conversation, I realize that maybe the reason many photographers don’t ask for a […]

March 12, 2017

3 Tips for Photographing Wedding Stationery

[Beautiful Letterpress Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs & Calligraphy by Lindsey Leichthammer] As wedding photographers, it’s our responsibility to document the heartfelt moments that fill our clients’ day, while also capturing the details they so thoughtfully chose. Our clients have a wedding day vision. They know the vibe they long for, the look they desire, the people […]

March 9, 2017

2017 Winter Retreat in the Berkshires

I’m back in Vermont from my winter retreat in the Berkshires with a full car to unpack, and full heart to celebrate! What an inspiring couple of days surrounded by determined and talented ladies. When I set out to plan this retreat, my goal was to bring creative souls together and focus on the foundations […]

February 21, 2017

What’s in my Camera Bag?

WHICH BAGS DO I USE? House of Flynn Genuine Dark Brown Leather Evermore Bag I am that photographer who jam packs her bag and therefore I’ve destroyed quite a few of them. The leather Evermore by House of Flynn is the first camera bag that hasn’t surrendered to my abuse. The quality is top notch and after […]

February 14, 2017

10 Best Apps for Creative Entrepreneurs

Here is a list of apps for creative entrepreneurs who are passionate about building successful businesses with healthy lifestyles and efficient workflows! 1 // HONEYBOOK –  CLICK HERE FOR 20% OFF YOUR FIRST YEAR WITH HONEYBOOK! … Fact: Honeybook is one of the best decisions I made for my business. Before Honeybook, my client management workflow […]

February 7, 2017

Wedding Inspiration at Trapp Family Lodge

Winter in New England can create quite a challenge for us photographers. The greens have shriveled up, flowers frozen and gloomy clouds tend to hang around a little more than we’d like. But thankfully it’s going to take a lot more than cold and dreariness to keep us from dreaming up some wedding inspiration. A couple […]

February 4, 2017

Miami Vibes

I worked with a destination marketing agency last March and adventured down to Florida to capture the vibrancy and culture that is Miami. I spent a couple days getting lost in all the wild colors and history that fill the city streets and kicked off my shoes to stroll along the shoreline, documenting the famous Miami Beach boardwalk. Here are […]

January 31, 2017

How to Photograph a Sparkler Exit

EQUIPMENT Canon 5D Mark iii in manual mode with RAW file format Canon 50mm lens f/1.2L USM for a smaller wedding with a shorter aisle of guests. My 50mm allows me to capture a clear shot of the newlyweds with a well-rounded look at the guests’ excitement and beauty of the venue behind them. Canon 85mm lens f/1.2L […]

January 24, 2017

Everthine Lookbook

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing some incredible gowns for Everthine Bridal’s lookbook. Today I’m sharing some favorite photos from our time together! Everthine Bridal Locations: CT:  91 Wall Street, Madison Connecticut 06443 VT:  34 Church Street 2nd Floor, Burlington Vermont 05401 Bridal Boutique: Everthine Bridal Boutique  |  Floral Design: Nectar & Root  |  Make up: […]

January 23, 2017

Sneak Peek – Inspiration at Trapp Family Lodge

Yesterday was filled with beautiful wedding inspiration at the cozy Trapp Family Lodge. Here’s a little sneak peek! Lots more coming soon! Event Planning & Design: Megan Leonard Productions | Photography: Ashley Largesse | Styling & Florals: Nectar & Root | Stationery & Local Details: Forest & Fern Creative | Venue: Trapp Family Lodge | Dress: Everthine […]

January 20, 2017

Top 5 Reasons to use Showit 5

Since the launch of my new website and blog, I’ve received a bunch of messages from other creative business owners asking about my experience with Showit 5. And I’m here to say – I’m in LOVE people. Showit 5 is a game changer and in my opinion the ultimate tool for website building. Here’s a breakdown of […]

January 20, 2017

Our Italy Trip

Nothing like squeezing an Italy trip into the busiest month of wedding season! Woah. In between two wedding weekends, I met my husband in Florence and it was incredible. There is so much of this world I haven’t experienced, and this time together in Italy lit a spark in me to see as much as […]

January 18, 2017

Photograph Portraits Under Pressure

The timeline for the day was ideal. All of your recommendations – beginning hair and make up a hour earlier, including an intimate first look allowing you to photograph portraits before the ceremony, having an extended cocktail hour to account for additional time to photograph bridal portraits  – your wonderful clients took your advice on ALL of […]

January 16, 2017