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Oh, friends. This season has been really, really hard, hasn’t it? It’s like this odd dichotomy, too — after 2020, having busy wedding seasons is such a beautiful blessing. There is so much to be grateful for, and so much to practice gratitude about. However, this wedding season has been so incredibly busy that it’s been […]

As a photographer, whether you’re a wedding photographer or a fashion photographer or a family photographer or something totally different, you wear a LOT of hats. After all, that’s honestly why so many of us love our jobs as much as we do, right? We get to balance between being everything from artists to storytellers […]

Starting a photography business isn’t for the faint of heart (as I know you know). There’s a lot that goes into being a really great photographer, running a profitable bottom line, AND maintaining a life that brings you joy and rest. But, I’m also a big believer that — just because starting and running a […]

Wedding days are beautiful, beautiful things. They can be chaotic things, too. 🙂  As a wedding photographer, you know what I mean. While there’s love in the air and beauty unfolding all around, there can also be an underlying current of stress and chaos that can draw the peacefulness right out of the day. And, […]

I have had tons of conversations with photographers recently who are overwhelmed, overworked, and bogged down trying to keep up with work as the world opens back up. Their schedules are unsustainable, they’re feeling less present with their spouses and kids, and they’re exhausted. Oh, I get it. I really, really do. Being a wedding […]

Being given the gift of photographing one of the most special days in someone’s life is something I do not take lightly and will never take for granted. I love what I do. When it comes to photographing a wedding, there are many things that can influence the final product. I want to share with […]

Flowers are such an important part of the wedding day! There are some best practices for how to shoot wedding day flowers to ensure your clients have the most beautiful representation of their beautiful blooms. First, let’s talk about the bouquet. Some people may not realize that bouquets are designed to have a face (or […]