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Can you believe we’re enjoying the best parts of Fall?  I hope the start of autumn has been filled with beautiful memories, deep breaths, and warm beverages in the chilly months…yummmm, just thinking of coffee, spiced lattes, and cider makes me happy! Speaking of that, I’m sending you a behind-the-scenes look at how I photograph […]

How to Take Better Instagram Photos in a Coffee Shop

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I’m excited to announce I’ll be speaking at the United Conference in Arizona in November.  It’s the only photography-related conference I’ll be participating in and I’m stoked to connect with awesome speakers and the amazing team at Showit, who host a truly phenomenal event.  It’s limited to 300 photographers to ensure rich community connections and […]

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For the past decade, I’ve been blessed to work with amazing creative teams to create and document unforgettable weddings.  Over the years I’ve been published in national magazines (The Knot, Town&Country, Inside Weddings, Destination I Do, Ceremony, Brides, to name a few) and the most recognized wedding blogs in the world (the likes of Martha […]

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Today I’ll be sharing what lenses I use during distinct portions of a wedding day (preparation, reception, ceremony, etc). I’ll be walking through the process in which my mind works (minus the thoughts of glitter, temptations to dance, and the constant desire for dessert) in relation to what I’m carrying with me. As I’ve mentioned […]

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It’s a thing she does.  Tami, our assistant, consults a list of 30 questions to get to know us better whenever we have long road trips or late night dinners together.  After a shoot in Palm Springs last week, she asked one of her favorite questions:  What was your favorite moment of the day? I […]

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Okay, so there was this one time I spent almost an hour in Photoshop making a collage of photos. Should I repeat that last part? AN HOUR. On a collage. If I had to look back on my life and assess colossal wastes of my time, that would rank near the top. Right on up […]

Photography

On this day one year ago, I stood in the CreativeLive studios and embarked on what would become a pivotal moment in my photography career.  I (nervously) agreed to teach a 30 Day Wedding Photography Bootcamp and combined forces with The Knot Magazine for an adventure with as many flips and turns as a game of […]

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If you’re a lover of photography, specifically wedding photography, I cordially invite you to join me for a LIVE Photography Q+A on my Facebook page tomorrow.  Yes, I’ll be answering anything and everything in regard to building a business, photography, and marketing your wedding services.  But there’s a reason this is happening…and it’s BIG. Tomorrow marks […]

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Everyone knew this was different.  It wasn’t the giddiness, excitement, or laughter that comes with a bourgeoning relationship that showed how smitten they were.  While those things were present, it was quiet, methodical actions that made friends and family realize that this?  This was different. Stephanie would wake up early to help Phillip plan for […]

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