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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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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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Editing Photos for Brand Consistency

October 6, 2017

I love color.  The first time that I developed and printed my own color film in the wet lab was a remarkable experience; it changed my life.  It might be the primary reason I fell so in love with photography.   One thing that I tell people when they ask about developing a consistent brand is to stick a color palate.  It’s one of the easiest ways to set a mood, develop a feed (on Instagram) which is easy to digest…

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5 Secrets for Eye-Catching Instagram Images

October 2, 2017

Place your subject off center.  Whether it’s having your subject slightly at the bottom of the frame (with lots of space on top), or to the left or right, we try to avoid having the person directly in the middle of the image for Instagram pictures.  Your subject does not have to be a person, it can be an object, like the door in the second example below. I know that in this image above, I appear to be in…

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10 Ways to Boost Creativity

September 27, 2017

The dreaded rut. We all have them.  I find that I am especially drained after wedding weekends (which explains my lull in posting). I absolutely love photographing weddings, the joy and the beauty of families coming together is very special.  I am so emotionally committed that it takes several days to recover!  It is a happy type of drained but makes it challenging to bounce back and focus on other creative projects.  I have taken to using these ten tricks…

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