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So you’ve decided you want the cozy, candid feeling of in-home family photos. Awesome! Now it’s time to think about what kind of activities you want to capture. Why? When a photo session is anchored by one or two activities, it keeps the action going! That way, you’ll get more interesting photos and a wider […]

Family portraits don’t come around every day! Here’s what to look for in a family photographer, so you can make the most of your special photos! What to Look for in a Family Photographer: Why It Matters I once had a phone call with a woman who told me this story. She knew she wanted […]

So it’s time to take fresh family photos! But where to even begin? A good starting point is deciding whether you should you take your next family portraits in home, or in studio. Obvious disclaimer here: as an in-home photographer, I am clearly biased in favor of in-home portraits. But hey, there may be a […]

After a session is all said and done, where will your photos live? Let’s talk ways to display photos, and answer everyone’s burning question: what the heck is a folio box?   How Not to Print Photos   If you’ve ever thought about printing your most meaningful photos, you probably sat down at the computer […]

Can you even remember a day when you didn’t have a computer/phone/camera in your pocket? Over the years, cell phones have become our mainstay and have totally reshaped our worlds. Are these changes good or bad in terms of how we take photos?  Let’s dive into that a bit more.   There’s No Doubt; Cell Phone […]

As a photographer, we’re trained to see things differently. When we place subjects into a frame, we’re looking for more than a pretty background. We’re looking at lighting, the shadows, the emotion, and the surrounding area. What exactly are we looking for? The answer is: anything that could distract from the subjects. The sole focus […]

If you’re like most people, you have a lot of photos everywhere. On your phone, on your desktop, on your hard drive; oh, and then there’s your old laptop and cellphone from “before iCloud” that you know you have some photos on that you really need to do something with…. Yikes. How to organize all […]

I want to share my secret sauce for photos you love, and that’s your Pre-Session Consultation. Read on to find out what you can expect!   Photo Sessions are an Investment   I don’t take lightly that you’ve chosen me to photograph you, so my role is to make sure that I am using all […]

Ready to get out of a family photo rut? Let’s break down candid vs. posed photos, and talk about how to prepare for your most memorable photo session yet!   But first, a flashback…   Remember those awful school photos they used to make us take? The ones with world globes, lasers, or American flags […]

Have you ever wanted to learn how to print quality photos? Take a look at these common mistakes people make when printing photos, so you can print your photos just like the pros.   In this digital world, we very often see people invest in professional portraits but then their photos are only displayed on […]

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