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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 and Why to Develop a Three Year Plan

February 16, 2018

I know that this post is a bit of a departure from our regular content but I find this exercise so constructive, I think it’s worth sharing.   I know that so many of you also run your own businesses, but even on a personal level, this exercise can be very clarifying so I recommend it to anyone, no matter what stage of life. Just over three years ago, Will and I took a crash course in business.  It was a…

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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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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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5 Fitness Moves to Take on the Road

August 9, 2017

Why hello!  This is just a quick post to show you five moves which you can take on the road with you (video below).  It has taken me a bit of time to get back in the groove after baby but we’re focusing on getting back into shape and it feels great!  We travel quite a bit and I am one of those people who always packs workout gear but never takes it out of the suitcase.  Jamal, our dear…

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Inside Our Camera Bag

May 23, 2017

Hi all! We have received a lot of inquires about what camera equipment we use so I thought I would share a list of our cameras with you as well as a breakdown of how we use them.   We work with many camera systems: Leica, Contax, Pentax, Canon, Sony and the iPhone 7+.   I studied photography throughout high school and college and have a Masters in Photography from SCAD. Those of you who are familiar with our wedding work know…

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