Three Weeks Early

Yesterday, Jenna and I drove out to visit a family we have photographing for a while now. We met them when Miss G arrived. And now that she is a big sister, we came over to meet Mr. L. He was two weeks old yesterday. He was just perfection. Slept almost the whole time. I...

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Alternatives to Boring School Photos

It is back to school time. And that means that the kids are excited about a whole new year of friends, learning and school lunches. This also means you will be getting ready for those horrible school photos. No matter how hard you try, those school portraits just never turn out as you hope. So...

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Manual Mode

Every DSLR has the option to shoot in Auto or Manual mode (as well as 5 or so others).  We would always recommend using Manual mode. This way you can completely control the lighting in your photograph. When using manual mode there are 3 things to consider, called the Exposure Triangle: ISO, shutter speed and...

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Ideas for Capturing the First Day of School

The fun days of summer are over. School is starting! Some of us are really excited. Some will be sad. No matter which you are, it will happen either way. So why not document it so you can remember it! Let’s talk about fun ways to capture the excitement. Be ready for anything. Whether you...

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What’s in my bag?

This is a question we get asked every so often so we figured we’d break it down for you here! Canon 5d Mark IV Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip – So that we never run out of power Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Zoom Lens – This is our go to lens! Canon EF 70-200mm...

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Flower Princess

Last night, in the heat, this flower princess met me out in a gorgeous field of flowers. I am a sucker for a field of flowers. She braved the heat and the unknown to take some amazing photos. I’m pretty sure at her age, I would have never laid in a field of weeds, I...

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Beat the Heat

Are you looking to beat the heat AND get some family photos this summer? Well it’s your lucky day because we are looking for families to join us for Creative Lifestyle sessions! If you are a family of 3 or more with at least one child over the age of 2, submit the application (link...

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Most Pinned Image

Since we talked about Pinterest last week. I thought some of you might want to know what our most pinned image was. We had an image that was holding the spot for a very long time. It has now slipped down a few spots and 10 years down, eternity to go is the top pin...

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Best Pinterest Board Around

Do you pin? I mean, do you have a Pinterest board? Pinterest has been around since 2010 and has now grown into a $250 million company based in California, that is valued at $12 billion. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content through collections known as boards. As of 5/16/19,...

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I like big dogs, I cannot lie

I have a bias towards big dogs. So when I got the call to photograph a couple with their 3 big dogs, I was super excited. There is just something about a dog you can lay on and cuddle with. These two work together at their amazing company, (more about that later). And have an...

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