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[...]

How to pick your wedding photographer (Part 1)........

  The wedding photography season is emerging from the winter lull and will be getting in stride very soon.  Married-couples-to-be can very easily find themselves overwhelmed from trying to sort through potential photographers while not really knowing what to look for.  Your wedding photographer will be shooting one of the most important days of your life.  Tha[...]

5 Brutal Truths About Photography

  Photography is a booming hobby that is practiced by uncountable numbers across the world.  With the ability to take high quality images with our cell phones and easily obtainable point-and-shoot cameras, photography's popularity is really no surprise.  Unfortunately, all the hype that surrounds photography doesn't mean that it's all roses.  There is certainl[...]

5 Great Sites to Help You Learn Photography

  If you've followed my Instagram page lately, you've probably noticed that I've been making quite a few posts geared towards helping people learn photography.  This weeks blog post will keep that same theme. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there for a beginner to consume, so when faced with that mountain of information, it's hard to real[...]

4 Easy Tips to Help Photographers ROCK a Professional Headshot

These days, headshots are a critical piece of the puzzle for a strong professional social-media presence.  A well-done, professional headshot can be the first step in standing out from the crowd.  I believe making that happen is 100% the responsibility  of the photographer. A GOOD professional photographer will know how to get someone to relax in front of the camer[...]

5 Tips to Help You Take Sharper Photos.....

This week's blog post will help everybody regardless of whether your camera is a DSLR or a iPhone.  We've all come across posts (or profile pictures) on Facebook or Instagram that could be drastically improved by a bit less fuzziness.  These five tips will have you well on your way to sharper photos. I'm not saying that from hence forth, you will take tack sharp pi[...]