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5 Tips for Better Styling

April 6, 2018

I love styling.   It plays a huge role in both our wedding and lifestyle photography and I think the more you practice, the better you get.    I recommend finding some photographs you really love and then attempting to re-create them; it’s a great way to practice and you often end up with something original anyway.   Here are some other tips I live by: Keep it simple.   Sometimes when a photograph isn’t looking exactly right, we tend to add more…

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How to Prepare For and Execute a Photoshoot

April 3, 2018

Hi!    One of my many goals with this website is to help you learn how to execute your vision.    I really would love to be a resource for you to turn to when you’re learning photography and developing your eye and brand.    Originally, Will and I had just planned to go out and shoot all of the beautiful flowers around town as it looks so incredible right now  (“Charleston in Bloom”)  but, as I spent the morning clarifying the…

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The Importance of Mood Boards

March 7, 2018

We have a big post coming tomorrow on personal style and the value in your own closet and collection but I just wanted to quickly touch on one of my favorite business tools: mood boards.    A lot of our shoots and ideas are pulled from one object, photograph, or color study.  I also set the mood for the season ahead by thinking about which colors excite me the most and should lead our brand story.     The sea and…

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Photography Quickstart Guide, P2

February 5, 2018

Hi All!   We started this series the week before last, in case you missed it here is the first post.   I’m going to review quite a bit in this post and hopefully answer some questions from last time.  It has come to my attention that it might be helpful to have a more formal video tutorial series so that we can really review everything from the beginning, is this something you might be interested in? In this post, I will…

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Photography Quick Start Guide, P1

January 23, 2018

Our goal is to help you take great snaps right out of the box!  We’re thrilled to launch this new series which breaks down some photography fundamentals and hopefully enables you to take the photograph you envision as quickly as possible. Photography can be a maddening mix of art and science.   There’s nothing more exciting than ordering a new camera but sometimes it can feel a bit daunting — where do you start?  In the face of how complex photography…

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All Our Best Photography Tips & Tricks!

January 9, 2018

I am so thrilled that you use this blog as a resource for photography tips.   For those of you who are newer to the site, I am a professional photographer by training (with a Masters from SCAD) and have been working in the field ever since.   I love that this blog allows us to shoot what we feel most passionately about and it is such a pleasure to work on it, thanks to you all!  I also love helping teach…

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