Photographing Large Group Portraits

EQUIPMENT // Canon EOS 5d Mark iii  +  Canon EF F/2.8L II USM 24-70mm lens I love to use the 24-70mm lens because it provides a great width along with flexibility for quick frame adjustment. CAMERA SETTINGS // Choosing the right aperture is a key factor in the outcome of your image. When photographing a smaller group of around […]

May 26, 2017

May Workshop Recap!

When I began planning workshops to help other photographers expand their businesses and enhance their photography skills, I could’ve never anticipated the plethora of wonderful relationships that would be brought into my life. With each event comes a new group of passionate, talented and determined individuals ready to turn their dream into the real thing, […]

May 23, 2017

Branding Your Creative Business

“I created a brand because I was in a rush to get my portfolio up and my name out there. Although nice to look at, everything just don’t feel right to me. What advice do you have for someone who wants to create a consistent and unique brand that they love?” You scrambled. You rushed. You […]

May 2, 2017

Conquering Fear of Failure

“I have a website but I’m scared to publish it or market myself because I’m nervous that if I do and nothing happens, I’ll feel like I have failed versus it feeling safer to just tell people I do this on the side.” I hear you. I hear you loud and clear. I know this feeling […]

April 21, 2017

How to Find Your Photography Editing Style

“Which editing style should I use?” Very often, especially during my creative mentor sessions and workshops, I get this question. I can sometimes sense that the photographer is hoping for a quick solution. They’re staring at me with a look of desperation, almost asking me to make that decision for them. The truth is – I can’t tell someone what […]

April 11, 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

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 50% 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 […]

March 11, 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 10, 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

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

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

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

How to Plan a One of a Kind Engagement Session

When I first started photographing engaged couples it went a lot like this: Client contacts me -> We pick a popular location for the session -> They ask about wardrobe colors and styles based on what “photographs well” -> I recommend MY favorites -> They show up -> I show up -> We take pictures. During the session I […]

July 23, 2016

How to Exceed Client Expectations

There’s nothing more rewarding than returning home from a weekend of travel and work, feeling entirely exhausted, but then opening up your email or checking your text messages to find heartfelt thank yous from clients. It’s these special notes and thoughtful reviews that fuel us to keep pushing forward. To know that we’ve brought forth this […]

March 23, 2016

3 Ways to Evoke Client Confidence

Confidence comes easy for some brides and grooms. Having a camera around doesn’t phase them one bit. They feel entirely sure of themselves and don’t think twice about how they look during portraits. I believe that everyone has this ability to reveal their true selves in front of the camera, but that some need extra help navigating […]

February 17, 2016