Florida is for Family Sessions

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One of the best parts about being a photographer on the beach is, well THE BEACH. The little peninsula I live on is covered in all kinds of gorgeous terrain…

Intimate In-Home

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This intimate session was actually photographed in a room full people!  Last November at the Over Yonder workshop in Asheville, North Carolina we found ourselves with a little extra time…

So the workshop you went to was less than stellar; what now?

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It’s happened to many of us and it’s a pretty darn uncomfortable thing to talk about.  You know that feeling you get in the very pit of your stomach after…

What Should Second Shooters get Paid?

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It’s a pretty common question in forums, facebook groups and anyone where wedding photographers seem to unite: what should second shooters get paid? Before you start yelling out “$30 an…

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Which Wedding Photography Workshop is the Best?

2048 1365 Erika Hammer

  It’s the off-season right now; the time of year when photographers have the time to endeavor upon education and expand their knowledge base.  But when it comes to finding…

We are the Same. We are Different.

150 150 Karmen Van Derven

We have cameras. and lenses. and so many opinions. We know what is best for ourselves, and we push all of that on each other. And for me, this has…

Dear One Night Stand Photographer

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The relationship between photographers and hair and makeup artists has always been… well it has always been much like a long string of bad relationships. A photographer meets a HMUA,…

The Traveling Dress

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One Dress. . .  7 Photographers. . .  and a Trip Around the World Earlier this year, an amazing idea brought several photographers together in a project we amply dubbed The Traveling…

Waiting for Baby W: A True Love Story

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These two spent 2 hours the first time I met them, telling me how much they loved each other! I always ask my couple to describe the other, in order…

Studio Portraits: A Gift of Yourself

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Studio Portraits: A Gift of Yourself I have always been drawn to strong portraiture, and single subjects pull me the most.  A strong portrait can instantly convey the struggle, the…

Texas Whimsical Styled Bridal

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To say I loved working on this project would be a major understatement. I’m so thankful for each and every vendor who made this possible for me, and trusted me…

Arizona Desert Elopement

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Shooting in the middle of summer in Arizona is never the most pleasant thing between the heat and monsoon storms… but these two were champs. In the middle of the…

Being Your Best Advocate

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If you pay attention to wedding photographers in the industry, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve heard of Aaron & Whitney DuRall. This married duo is the powerhouse Aaron &…

Flower Child by Day, Wild Child by Night

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“Flower Child by Day, Wild Child by Night” Apopka, Florida HMUA/Wardrobe & Styling/Concept: Keara Gilbert Model: Monique Brigham with @modernmusemodels

Golden Hour Oklahoma Anniversary

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Kenzie wanted to book her yearly family portraits, but also wanted to add some time in for just her and her husband for their anniversary.  We started off with the kiddos and…