Alright folks, this post was a long time coming. Today I want to talk to you about FILM. No, not video… shooting in real honest to god physical film like your parents had on their wedding day. I started shooting film in college when I had my first ever dark room class. I was able to develop my own film (with chemicals that the Duke Lab paid for). I loved it then but in the age of digital, I never thought I would return to it.
October 3, 2018
When you meet and fall in love working on the hill, it stands to reason that you take your engagement photos in front of the Capitol! Leti and Stephen actually met while working in this very building. Their friendship/working relationship turned to romance once they changed jobs and the rest is history! We decided to hit the mall at sunrise to get some glowy DC light and boy am I glad we did!
September 10, 2018
Regina and Young wanted a casual session at the Tidal Basin to celebrate their engagement. They felt jeans and a bike ride really expressed who they are as a couple! Young goes on frequent rides with his biking group and he and Regina go on rides together on their ti-bikes on the weekends! It was super clear how natural and at ease these two felt around each other.
July 9, 2018
Today, I wanted to share all of my thoughts, feels and snaps behind my incredible labor of love on my blog. This was hands down the hardest thing I have ever done in my photography career. I’m not going to lie, hosting a workshop is tough. It was the first thing in my business I felt nervous about and I had serious doubts leading up to May: What if people didn’t buy tickets? What if attendees walk away feeling disappointed? What if I failed? Well, I’m here to tell you it was all worth it. The feeling of being able to give business owners tools to become more successful is an all time high feeling for me.
June 1, 2018
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You may not believe it but this is the SECOND puppy announcement shoot I have done in my career. Some might think that hiring a professional photographer for your pet is “extra” but actually I think it celebrates some of the best moments in your everyday life! Pets (especially doggos) become such a huge part of your family that I think it is sweet to commemorate their childhood with some quality images!
March 13, 2018
Ah yes, the age-old question: Do I need a wedding planner? The answer is an overwhelming YES. What most brides don’t realize is that, no matter what, you will have a wedding planner. If you don’t hire a professional, this job will either fall to you, your photographer, your mother, or a team of drunken bridesmaids. This is not to say that any of these people can do this job or are in the least bit qualified for it… but one way or another, your wedding will go on. Whether you want it to run smoothly without stress is up to you.
February 12, 2018
2017 will forever be the year I remember building my ideal business. I shot 19 weddings, 5 styled shoots, took on 3 second shooting gigs, 52 engagements, 3 proposals and 12 lifestyle shoots. I rebranded, hired an associate and (fun fact) still was tutoring full time.
January 7, 2018
In the field of photography, there are heaps of learning opportunities to choose from. There is no shortage of educational experiences ranging from one-on-one mentoring to huge auditorium filled conferences. But how are you to know where to spend your time and money? Here are five questions to consider when selecting your educational experience.
August 24, 2017