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Archive for July, 2015

Tips for capturing photos of children


Here are some great tips for catching pics of your kids while out and about this summer! We are now booking at home and on location sessions. Remember those second kids will love that you had professional pictures taken when they were young too!

If you are a photographer by hobby or profession, you probably have experienced how difficult it can sometimes be to photograph your own family. Photographing your own children can be some of the toughest portraits that photographers do.

I do love a good inspirational quote!

“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.” –Alfred Eisenstaedt

“Some photographs are like a Chekhov short story or a Maupassant story. They’re quick things and there’s a whole world in them. But one is unconscious of it while shooting.” –Henri Cartier-Bresson

What photographers have said is often just as powerful as their images. Here are 50 of our favorite quotes about photography.

Tips to look great in those vacation photos!

Even though it is snowing, it is the first day of spring and the start of family vacation season! When you are posing for photos, keep these tips in mind. Also contact us to set up a session to get some tips live and in person!


Some people are just naturally photogenic — but for the rest of us, it’s important to steal these photographer hacks to look better in photos.

Words of wisdom from Amy Poehler-A quick summation of why I love lifestyle photography!

“People are at their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, or being chased in a fun way”

I came across this while reading Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please and was struck by how true it is. That is why I love lifestyle photography- I get to capture people’s real beauty, the laughing, playing, dancing kind.


In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and lov…

Professional photos are more memorable!

Hey, check it out! Professionally captured photos are more memorable! We are now booking sessions for more memorable memories!

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) recently conducted a study that compares public perception of professional photographs versus amateur o

Tips for brides, brides to be, and anyone else who wants to look pose like a model

For all those brides out there planning their wedding, here are some great tips on posing:

Your wedding pictures will be treasured for years to come — here’s how to make sure you look your best.

How to look amazing in every photo- well other than hiring yourself a fantabulous photographer!

These are some good tips, especially the first one. Hiring an experienced photographer will help you with these. If we do a photoshoot together, you will find me scoping out the lighting first thing when we show up on the site you choose!

Remember picture day at school? When you would painstakingly spend hours picking your favorite pink spaghetti strap, and clip in three too many butterfly hair clips for your yearbook portrait, only to look, in horror, when said photo revealed a…

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! The holidays are a great time to get really fabulous pictures of your family. While hiring a professional is always a great idea, it is often hard to schedule this during the holidays at a time that your whole family is actually together (and not out shopping or traveling). The bloggers over at Keven and Amanda have put together a nice compilation of tutorials to help you capture beautiful images of your family this holiday season:


Happy Day Before Thanksgiving! In our family we always try to take our holiday card photos over Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity for family photos, because it’s when everyone is all…
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