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Highlights of 2017!

January 8, 2018

I know I am a bit behind the ball getting this highlights of 2017 post out so late; truth is, I didn’t think to sum up our past year because we have been busy planning for 2018.  I so loved reading everybody else’s round-ups though, and I thought it might be fun to share some of our highlights and unseen footage from this past year, particularly as this year was our first on the blog and it’s great to see…

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Coffee Table Books to Collect

December 14, 2017

I have mentioned on here before how much I love collecting great coffee table books. I often default to my collection for creative inspiration. I so much prefer to turn pages over scrolling, and it’s a lovely way to spend a leisurely afternoon or to flip through for a five minute break. So many of my images are inspired by the classics — everything is derivative so I have no issue with mimicking a photo exactly as it will always…

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Wedding Season Roundup!

November 28, 2017

At long last, we are wrapping up our final edits from this season.  We ended in late October, and are turning around our last wedding this week.  It was such a phenomenal season; we were lucky to attract the MOST wonderful, joyful brides and work with amazing planners in the dreamiest destinations, from Tuscany to Napa.   This was also our first season where I was hired to photograph four of my childhood best friend’s weddings which added another degree of…

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5 Photographer’s Tricks to Take More Flattering Photos

October 16, 2017

We all want to take more flattering 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 great…

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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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