What Starter Camera Gear Should I Buy? | Beginner Camera + Lenses

Q: I’m interested in getting into photography. What camera and lenses should I buy first? I love this question! When I started shooting over 10 years ago, I bought the Canon Rebel XT, and then I eventually upgraded to the Canon Rebel t2i, and then the Canon 5D Mark III, and now I have the […]

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Photography Tips – How to shoot a wedding at noon

I wanted to give you a quick tip for rocking a portrait at noon! This is important because sometimes you don’t get to pick the perfect time of day for your weddings and portraits. So sometimes you have to battle some lighting issues! You can always get backlighting, no matter what time it is because […]

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7 Ways to Build a Kick-Booty Referral Network

As promised, we are wrapping up the three-part “Big Scary Questions” series today, and I’m so excited to talk about how to build your referral network!

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5 Ways to Build a Photography Portfolio That Will Attract Your Ideal Clients

When you are first starting out as a photographer, switching gears into a new niche, or even moving cities, you may find yourself at square one without a solid portfolio. And that’s ok! I’ve been shooting for 7 years and I found myself in this position multiple times–when I very first picked up a camera, […]

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5 Proven Ways to Find Photography Clients

Do you have a cup of coffee in hand? Because we are about to dive head first into Part 1 of a three-week series on Big Scary Questions, and the first question is “How the heck do I even find clients?!” (Good morning! Did that wake you up?!)

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You + Me = Lunch Date?

Last week we talked about allowing yourself to take steps backwards in your business in order to strengthen yourself mentally, physically and emotionally for a giant leap forward. But taking time off from your business brings up some scary questions that you might also have if you are moving to a new city or venturing into a new business niche…and y’all, a few years ago I was actually was faced with ALL THREE of those business challenges at once. 

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Wedding Consultation 101: The Why, Where, When and What

Client consultations are a given in my book, because how else would they know whether I was someone they wanted to spend their entire wedding day with?? Yes, that sometimes means I’m investing my time into someone who won’t ultimately book me, but my booking rate is absolutely higher for having put the time and attention into my couples from the first moment they contact me.

So, let’s talk about client consultations and there why, where, when and whats that make a wedding consultation go from formal encounter with a vendor to casual, comfortable coffee date with a new friend…

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