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In January of 2006, I unwrapped my first camera and I instantly fell in love… *Despite the fact that I had no idea how to use it.* >>Four years later, I was voted as Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World, and my work was published in a litany of magazines.<< To this day, one […]

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As you know, I go live on Facebook and Instagram multiple times per week, and I often get questions about how I get such great light for them. Today, I’m going to walk you through the 3 light set-ups I use for my social media pictures, Coffee and Conversations on Instagram, and weekly Ask Me […]

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Although I don’t necessarily believe in a perfect Instagram feed, as a professional photographer I do know there are a few things we can do to make our feed prettier. So, I’m breaking this down into 3 steps you can start applying today! 1. Light: The most visually-appealing feeds make the lighting somewhat similar in […]

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Recently I was invited to speak at United: a fabulous conference in Phoenix, AZ for professional photographers by ShowIt. This conference is very special to me because my roots are in photography. I was a photographer first, before I was an Instagram strategist and owner of Social Curator. And I will always be a photographer […]

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There are two types of people on Instagram. The ones with meh feeds filled with far too many dog selfies and “original” shots of the #OOTD (outfit of the day)… AND the ones that stop you dead in your tracks mid-scroll and make you feel like you just received a postcard from an old friend […]

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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 […]

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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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Life is about to get a whole lot easier.  

Desperate for change, I created a Productivity Planner to help streamline my workflow and I kissed stress goodbye. 

[With cherry flavored chapstick.]  

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Oh, friend, it's time to start growing your business on Instagram.
  
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You're busy, pulled in lots of directions, and trying to run a business. 

In addition to all this, you know you should be posting on social media, so how do you balance it all? 

I'm dedicated to your success, so download five free stock photos to use online...I hope this empowers you to attract dream customers along the way!

I wouldn’t say we were business nerds but my husband just sent me a Slack message asking me to call him.

If you need me, just follow the trail of empty La Croix cans around my house.

"Margaritas make me sound smarter, dance better, sound amazing, and look like Shakira...