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How to Prep for Shooting a Wedding (Part 3)

This week's post will be the conclusion of my 3-part series on how to prepare for a wedding shoot.  In Part 1, we went over the bare minimum gear requirements needed to get the job done.  In Part 2, we went into all of the important pre-wedding aspects that a new wedding photographer would need to address such as the client consultation, scouting, and pre-wedding day [...]

How to Prep for Shooting a Wedding (Part 2)

This week's post is the second installment of my crash course on how to prepare for shooting a wedding.  The few weeks prior to the wedding day can be a very stressful time for a photographer if you are not familiar with what is needed to prepare yourself to confidently walk in and shoot a wedding.  Let me repeat one thing from last week because I do believe this is i[...]

How to Prep for Shooting a Wedding (Part 1)

If you’re looking to get into wedding photography, or have just started out in the industry, you're probably excited and terrified at the same time. Learning the ropes involves a lot of trial and error.  It's really hard to get comfortable with shooting a wedding without actually doing it a few times.  There is a flow to shooting a wedding that is impossible to [...]

What happens to your photos after the shoot?

I was having a conversation with another photographer recently and I was asked about what my workflow is after the shoot.  I’ve received this question a few times so it’s about time I answer that question in a blog post.  I think it's good for clients to have a clear understanding of my entire process, start to finish. In a perfect world, we’d be able to knock out [...]

Tips to Drastically Improve Your Social Media Photos

This weeks blog post is going to be a short but valuable tip.  I frequent several photography business forums and often see people posting about struggling to get their social media pictures to fit correctly.  Here is a cheat sheet that should really help simplify this process. This cheat sheet will definitely help.  Itgives you the best image dimensions for the ma[...]

The Beginner's Guide to Buying a New Camera

I recently had a great conversation with someone on Instagram (shout out to @Shes-iht) regarding buying a new camera.  She asked what kind of camera would I recommend for a beginner photographer. I could write a book on this topic because the variables are almost never-ending.  I'm going to attempt to address some of the most important things to address that will h[...]

Kevin and Amanda Sell Newborn Shoot

  The images from Kevin and Amanda Sell's newborn shoot are all finished and I am VERY happy with how they turned out.  Several photos can be seen below and the entire gallery can be viewed here.  I'm very honored to be able to help the Sell family record these memories.  A big shout-out and an even bigger "Thank you" goes to Kevin and Amanda for the opportuni[...]

5 hurdles aspiring professional photographers must overcome......

  I've been heavily involved in photography for a number of years now and with that experience comes a few things I've noticed throughout the industry.  As I peruse the photography forums and talk to photographers that are interested in doing this for a living, there seems to be this recurring theme that I hear.  There is a hurdle or two we need to get past be[...]

Kevin and Amanda Sell Newborn Session

  This past weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot pictures of Kevin and Amanda Sell's little cutie pie, Abagail.  Kevin and Amanda are good friends of mine and have made an appearance in the blog before when I had the pleasure of shooting their maternity pictures in December.  Abagail made her debut on Thursday, April 13th at 6 pounds, 13 ounces.  Here are a[...]

How to pick your wedding photographer (Part 2)........

  Last week, I got into the nitty-gritty of how to pick a wedding photographer.  I hope I helped make the process less intimidating.  I do, however, need to go a bit more into depth about Step 1 (Figure out what style of wedding photography you like). There really is no by-the-book definition for the different styles of wedding photography.  I'm going to gi[...]