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Tips for Taking Better Photographs of Your Children

By |2021-03-15T21:12:27-04:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Children, General|

Do you ever catch your children doing something really cute, but find that this cuteness doesn't quite translate in your photographs? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you capture photographs of your children that look a little more creative and a little less boring. 1. Get in Close to Capture the Details If you ask me, there is nothing

Using Off-Camera Flash for In-Home Sessions

By |2021-03-03T10:49:37-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: General|

I used to be a strictly natural light photographer. One of the genres that I've always loved photographing is newborns. I quickly realized that the majority of families wanted their newborn session to take place inside their home. The thought of photographing anything indoors was terrifying to me. I knew that using mixed lighting in a home was a no-no, and I often found

Is an In-Home Newborn Session Right for You?

By |2021-02-20T14:58:17-05:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Children, Family|

You're here because you want to learn more about having an in-home newborn session. I've got you covered! If you can relate to any or all of the following points, then an in-home newborn session could very likely be the right fit for you... 1. You Don't Want to Leave Your Home Having a brand new baby is hard! It doesn't matter

4 Tips for Choosing a Location for Your Family Photography Session

By |2021-01-18T21:59:23-05:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Family, General|

Choosing a location for your family photo session is an important part of the overall experience. Do you absolutely need to have an amazing, extravagant location to get beautiful photos? The answer is NO, you do not…BUT there are some things you should take into consideration when choosing a location. Here are 4 tips to help you along. 1. Consider Who's Being Photographed

4 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Uninspired and Unmotivated

By |2021-01-05T20:24:26-05:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: General|

As photographers, we’ve all been there - or will be there - at some point…feeling uninspired and unmotivated to pick up that camera and photograph, well, anything. I find that often times, this feeling strikes me shortly after busy season comes to an end and the cold, dark winter days set in. Here are some simple tips to help you get through this slump!

5 Tips For Photographing Your Children Indoors

By |2021-01-05T14:38:02-05:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Children|

Shooting indoors can be a little intimidating, especially if you're new to photography. Don't reserve your camera for outdoor use only! Indoor photos are every bit as beautiful, as long as you know what to look for and what to avoid. Here are a few tips for taking better photos of your children indoors: 1. Use only one light source Make sure

10 Prompts To Get Your Children Looking At The Camera

By |2021-01-05T14:38:44-05:00December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Children|

I love taking candid photos of children doing what they do best - being KIDS! However, I know at times we all like to have a photo or two of our childrens' precious faces looking directly at the camera. This is usually easier said than done and once the camera comes up in front of our face, the kids immediately look away. Let's face

Lifestyle, Documentary, Traditional – What is the Difference?

By |2021-01-05T14:39:20-05:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: General|

Have you heard a photographer throw around the terms "traditional", "lifestyle" or "documentary" and wondered exactly what the difference is? These are all different styles of photography, so let's clarify what the differences actually are... Traditional Photography Plain and simply put, traditional photography is what I like to think of as that picture perfect portrait. The photographer poses the subjects and everyone

How to Prepare for a Family Photoshoot

By |2021-01-05T14:39:54-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Family|

3 Tips To Prepare For Your Family Photoshoot You've scheduled your family photoshoot. You know the date, time and location. Now what? Here are some tips to prepare yourself and your family for photo day: Select Wardrobe for Everyone This is a point that I cannot stress enough: Do NOT wait until the night before your photoshoot to decide what everyone

Reagan’s Story

By |2021-01-05T14:40:31-05:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Children|

The Power of Photographs Photographs are important. They are priceless, really. This is something that the mother in the following story knows all too well. For many of us, they are the only tangible items we have left of our loved ones that have passed. As we tend to do with so many other things in our lives, we often take photographs for granted.

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