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October #HTPworkshop Recap Hope Taylor Photography , stop what you’re doing and go follow her right now!! Hope is an incredible photographer with not only amazing talent, but a passionate and bubbly spirit to match. She runs a thriving business that she started only about three years ago in high school, and has already catapulted […]

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How to Photograph a Wedding When You’re In It Last month, my best friend got married! I had the privilege of photographing their surprise beach proposal, and later that day on the drive home, we were talking excitedly about weddings when she said, “I want you to be our photographer! …but I also want you […]

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The double header weekend. Two weddings in a row. Next to the extremely-rare TRIPLE header weekend, it can be one of the most exhausting scenarios for wedding photographers! I imagine this is what it feels like for a nurse who works two 12-hour shifts in a row, with nothing but a few hours of sleep […]

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Ah, Monday. The day with so much potential, that can set our feet on the path for success throughout the week. Also the day that seems to get the most groans and complaints from students, corporate America, and beyond. I’ve been a student and also worked a few Monday-to-Friday corporate jobs, but now that I’m […]

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Confession: I’ve been dying to do a post on how much I love this lens ever since I bought it… or, rather, even before I bought it. This is my holy grail lens, the lens that is on my camera for 95% of my senior sessions (and I use it fairly often during engagement sessions and bride […]

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“You do you.” When I first heard about the Free to Be Me workshop from Rachel, I was so excited! This was the first photography workshop I’d ever attended, and I was so eager to see other photographers in action and learn tips and tricks to help grow my business. Beyond that, I wasn’t sure […]

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Welcome to the second post where I give you my top five tips on how to nail the shot at low-light receptions or ceremonies! If you didn’t read Part 1 in this series, go read it right now. 🙂 This post will make a lot more sense after you’ve read the first one. Otherwise, read […]

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If you’re a primarily natural light photographer like me, you probably loooooooove the the majority of the wedding day. Most of the day will be shot outdoors in beautiful, even natural light. On the best of days, you get to shoot during golden hour with that gorgeous glowing sunset streaming through the frame. And then… […]

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Honesty time. For the last several weeks, I’ve been head down in my business. I completely rebranded and did absolutely everything myself (with the exception of a little Illustrator help from my soon-to-be-architect brother! He’s awesome!). I designed my new website, and am currently in the process of ordering new business cards, client gifts, stationary, […]

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As many of you already know, last week was my first five-day work week as a full-time photographer. I’d been juggling a 9-5 job and my photography business for most of the year, but just before Thanksgiving I clocked out of the office for the last time. Or as my fellow small-business owners would say, […]