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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 […]

What To Look For In A Family Photographer: A mom embraces her toddler son in a beautiful desert backdrop.

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 studio or outdoors. Obvious disclaimer here: as an outdoor photographer, I am clearly biased in favor of outdoor portraits. But hey, there may be a time […]

Family portraits in studio or outdoor? My vote is for outdoor. Black and white photo of a little girl playing in the dirt with her father's hand gently brushing her hair back.

As an outdoor photographer, I spend most of my time out on trails. Trail safety is top of my list when it comes to client work. In this post, let’s cover some basic hiking safety tips for beginners, courtesy of my friends Zoe and Kelby over at The Adventure Addicts. Even if you’re not new […]

Hiking safety tips for beginners: a guest blog by Zoe and Kelby featured here on their own adventure photo session in Sedona.

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 […]

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Here’s a trick that will never fail you; ask an expert what their favorite is. I’m talking from anything from the server at a restaurant to your neighborhood butcher. You get the best scoops from people who know what is best! So, doesn’t it make sense that when you want some amazing adventure photos of […]

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

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I take your safety and wellbeing seriously. That’s why I are carefully following guidelines and recommendations regarding Covid-19.   How do I make photography sessions safer?   I’ve been vaccinated for your safety and mine. I have and will continue to photograph primarily outdoors- it’s excellent ventilation! I also wear a face mask and maintain […]

Let’s talk about camera shyness and how to overcome it. Photography is for the camera shy people too, and I’m here to tell you why! Lots of people may be carrying around the label “camera shy.” Perhaps they’ve never scheduled a session, or they avoid looking at the camera. I think photography can still be […]

Want to hire a photographer but have your doubts about being photogenic? There are many people out there who struggle with being confident in front of the camera. So I’m sharing four ways that you can build camera confidence before your photo session—and expect better photos as a result! Much of the photo session success […]

Location is beyond important for beautiful, candid, outdoor portraits. Location is beyond important for beautiful, candid, outdoor portraits. Instead of in town photo locations around Phoenix, here are a few reasons why you should venture outside of the city! I often get asked if I can do a photo session a little closer to home […]

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