Baby Travel

The Realities of Traveling With a Baby

October 17, 2017

We are constantly on the move with our little one.   We flew with him to photograph a wedding in the Northeast 5 weeks to the day after he was born.  I remember feeling totally overwhelmed and nervous, and then he slept the entire flight!  Seasoned parents will tell you the easiest is the beginning, and it gets harder the more mobile they get.  I will say though that mom brain in the beginning was a challenge for me — when…

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Photography Tutorial

5 Photographer’s Tricks to Take More Flattering Photos

October 16, 2017

We all want to look our best in photos. As a photographer, I always try to make our clients feel happy and relaxed because I believe that is when beauty shines through. When I am in front of the camera, I am pretty nervous! I want that relaxed, natural vibe to come through but I often freeze up. Here are five tricks I use to take a more flattering photo. 1. Loosen up.  Movement and action are your friends.  My…

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Entertaining Holiday

Elegant Halloween Table, Gold & Cream!

October 13, 2017

I have been collecting gold and cream pieces for the holiday season.    It started after my love affair with green kicked in this fall, and I felt that it would be really pretty to set a gold and green table.   This is the evolution of said project, and it has melted into cream and gold, which I feel is softer, very elegant and sophisticated without feeling too stuffy.   You could easily replace the pumpkins for feathers (and maybe pinecones)…

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Charleston Holiday Home

Wow Your Neighbors With These Festive Decorations!

October 12, 2017

I am definitely getting into the holiday spirit!  This time last year we were sneaking out for our first date and evening without the baby.  Will’s birthday falls at the end of the week and I remember sitting in the restaurant fretting about leaving our little one behind, perhaps drinking a bit too much wine to make up for my anxiety ;).  This year, our baby is racing around and it is such fun to take the holiday decorations over…

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Photography

5 Ways to Maximize Your Photoshoot

October 10, 2017

Plan ahead!  I always try to gather visual inspiration before a shoot.  I remember when I shot my first wedding, I actually drew out all the photos I wanted to take and had such a plan organized that I never had a moment of wondering what was next.  You don’t have to be that extreme but it’s helpful to have some screenshots of images that inspire you ready on your phone for those moments when you need a creative push. …

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