5 Sure Fire Ways to Get Kids to Smile for Pictures.....

We are slowly easing towards warmer weather so kids and parents are ready for some outdoor activities.  Since everybody has some form of camera at the ready, I figured it would be fitting to provide you with some tips to get those natural looking smiles from your kids.  Keep in mind that these tips for smiling kids tend to work on younger kids.  If you're looking to g[...]

5 Photos You Should Never Use for Your LinkedIn Profile Pic

LinkedIn is a 300 million-plus member site that is used for professional networking, brand building, hiring managers, potential clients and other interests related to the business world.  Yes, it is considered a social media site but the key word in my first sentence is PROFESSIONAL. LinkedIn does not take profile pics lightly therefore neither should you. If your [...]

What to wear to your photo shoot…..

What to wear to your photo shoot.....

Picking out what to wear (or attempting to organize your family’s clothing) for a photo shoot can be an enormous pain! If you let it, it can even overwhelm you to the point of freaking out!  My #1 rule is that when it comes to what to wear for your photo shoot, just DO YOU!!  Wear what you consider to be your style and what you feel most comfortable in. Even if[...]

5 of the Most Common Photography Questions Answered

Photographers get bombarded with questions on a regular basis.  This week, we'll answer a few of the most common ones. How Do I Get the Background Blurry?  You just took the perfect portrait of your 10 year old daughter, but looming in the background is a clear view of her big brother proudly mocking his sister with half a finger shoved up his nose.  Picture (and mo[...]

5 tips for cold weather photography.......

Since we are tightly nestled into winter's grasp, I thought now would be a good time to help my fellow photographers prep for some unavoidable cold weather photography.  If you thought that you could just grab your camera and just run outside and knock a photo shoot out of the park, you might be in for a surprise. Here are a few tips for shooting in cold weather that [...]

5 Top Photogenic Locations in Milwaukee

The location you choose for your photo shoot can be just as important as the photographer you choose.  The location can help to set the mood, and it really helps when the location has sentimental value.  Your photo shoot will last a lifetime so why not make them a beautiful as possible.  Your photographer will usually have some great advice on beautiful locations.  Ha[...]

10 Tips for Taking Stunning Portraits

As I've stated before, I don't believe in reinventing the wheel.  When I find a blog post that I think will help others and has spot on information, I'll certainly share it.  This week, I'm going to share a post from the Digital Photography School blog.  The author of this post, Darren Rowse, has a gazillion blog posts with a wealth of information.  If you're interest[...]

What to ask when you book a photographer.....

As a photographer, my job isn't just hitting a shutter button.  A HUGE part of my job is making you, my potential client, as familiar and as comfortable with me as possible.  I've heard way too many stories of people who book a photographer that either didn't produce the work they said they would, or didn't provide the services they said they would, or some ugly combi[...]

ONE thing your professional headshot needs to say.....

What Message Does Your Headshot Give?? There truly is only one thing that you, as a professional conceptualizing your headshot, really needs to convey with your headshots.  If you go into your professional headshot shoot with this in mind, you can knock your shoot out of the park.  If your photographer doesn't realize that this one thing is your goal, you need to do [...]

Thank You for a GREAT 2016!!!

It has been an AMAZING ride!! I wanted to start this year of by addressing what is of the utmost importance......YOU!!  I want to thank you for helping make 2016 a fantastic year.  I've had an absolute blast learning what I have about how to be a better photographer, a better content creator, and a better communicator. I'm honored to have been chosen to be the pho[...]