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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, CREATIVE BUSINESS COACH & MAMA

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The timeline for the day was ideal. All of your recommendations – beginning hair and make up an 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 […]

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I had absolutely no idea what any of the buttons on my camera meant when I first discovered my passion for life behind the lens. I started off in Auto mode but quickly felt bored by the lack of control, so I aggressively skipped the dial to “M”, manual mode, and made just about every error […]

3 Tips for Photographing in Manual Mode Gain Control & Celebrate your Creativity

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Wedding season is almost here. Your gear is ready, outfits laid out, and timelines are in order. You run through each day in your mind and you feel confident about almost everything. Everything except for the bride and groom portraits. This part of the event always has you feeling some serious nerves. How will you […]

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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. But this is definitely NOT the case for everyone. I believe that everyone has this ability to reveal their true selves in front […]

How to Evoke Client Confidence

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There are so many variables that lay outside of a photographer’s control on a wedding day. This is why it’s important to be as prepared as possible. You want to be able to think on your feet when facing undesirable circumstances such as poor weather, time delays, and other potential conflicts that might take place.  […]

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“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 are 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 […]

3 Steps to Finding Your Editing Style

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[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 […]

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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 […]

How to Plan a One of a Kind Engagement Session

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