11 Photographer-approved kids’ pajamas for holiday photo sessions

Feature photo by Celia Sloan. Little girl's pajamas are from Hanna Andersson The holidays are filled with color casts (hello, red and green!), opportunities for blown highlights (so. much. white.), and challenging indoor low-light situations. Top that off with the [...]

By |2018-10-31T10:07:36+00:00November 12th, 2018|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

The perfect mini session flow: How to create photo magic in just 20 minutes

Mini sessions are a great way to squeeze multiple client sessions into a short period of time. While this can be profitable when done correctly, it can also be really stressful! My trick to keeping things running smoothly is to [...]

By |2018-11-01T08:48:50+00:00November 5th, 2018|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

4 Genius ways photographers can sell more prints and wall art

As a pro photographer, I'm insanely passionate about seeing my work hanging in my clients' homes. We're living in a digital age where it's so easy to forget the origins of our profession and our ultimate goal — creating beautiful photographs [...]

By |2018-11-06T11:05:31+00:00October 31st, 2018|Business, Sponsored, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

Target for photographers: 15 Photo-related excuses to shop your favorite store

That’s right, we are going to talk about every photographer's favorite shopping oasis. The place we all run to claiming, "we just need toothpaste," knowing full well we will walk out two hours later with a cart full of items [...]

By |2018-10-09T10:30:49+00:00October 9th, 2018|Business, Must-Haves, Tips & Tutorials|4 Comments

5 Steps to building a successful wedding photography business

A landscape photographer photographed my wedding. It was a sweet gift from a kind friend of the family, and I appreciate having great photos that document my big day. But, I don't swoon over those images. This taught me that [...]

By |2018-09-28T11:15:00+00:00October 1st, 2018|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

Photo studio makeover: How to transform an ugly space into a showstopper

My last photography studio was in a hip, up-and-coming part of the city that suddenly became the newest place in town to renovate due to a big development project. The quiet cigar factory turned artist colony was purchased for a [...]

By |2018-09-25T10:20:49+00:00September 25th, 2018|Business, Studio Tour, Tips & Tutorials|2 Comments

You do you: 6 Ways to stop comparing yourself to other photographers

Teddy Roosevelt once said "Comparison is the thief of joy." Boy, was he right! I am on a mission to stop comparing myself to others, even though I know it's tough. I'm working to define my own photography goals as [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:14:47+00:00September 10th, 2018|Business, Inspiration|14 Comments

10 Tips to totally rock your lifestyle newborn photography session no matter what

There are so many unknowns in lifestyle newborn photography, especially for in-home sessions with new clients. Will there be enough light? What will the home look like? How will the family be dressed? What if the baby cries the entire [...]

By |2018-08-21T12:44:43+00:00August 21st, 2018|Business, Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

5 Social media marketing tips to grow your photography business

So many photographers have a love/hate relationship with social media. I see posts all the time about photographers just wanting to delete it all. We are constantly checking our engagement numbers, responding to comments and thinking of clever content to [...]

By |2018-08-10T10:56:32+00:00August 20th, 2018|Business, Tips & Tutorials|12 Comments

9 Smart ways to book your first wedding as a photographer

Booking your first wedding as a photographer can seem like such a hard thing to do. Wedding photography is not only a challenging genre, but a difficult market to break into. There will always be photographers offering their services for [...]

By |2018-08-10T10:28:23+00:00August 13th, 2018|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

A lifestyle photographer’s guide to day-in-the-life photo sessions

When I first started thinking about offering day-in-the-life photo sessions, I was so nervous that I wasn’t going to do them right. I knew I didn’t want to spend full days away from my family, and didn’t want to shoot [...]

By |2018-07-16T11:02:05+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Business, Tips & Tutorials|2 Comments

6 Steps for a wedding photographer’s perfect schedule and shot list

Before I became a wedding photographer, I was a wedding and event planner for a luxury hotel. It was an easy transition to becoming a wedding photographer, because there was nothing that scared me. OK, this is a bit of [...]

By |2018-07-09T13:44:42+00:00July 5th, 2018|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

How minimalism could make you a more creative photographer

I have a secret I want to share with you about how to be a more creative photographer. Here it is, ready, in 5, 4, 3... Throw your stuff out. Yep, toss it. And I’m not referring to annual spring-cleaning [...]

By |2018-07-03T10:59:41+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Business, Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|9 Comments

4 Pro travel secrets to keep photo gear safe when you fly

You've booked a photo session or wedding that requires you to travel — score! And then a moment of panic sets in: How do you keep your photography gear safe while traveling? What sort of bag is best for carrying [...]

By |2018-07-09T07:47:40+00:00June 27th, 2018|Business, Products & Gear, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

How I create gorgeous client galleries in just minutes

I aim for two things in my editing workflow: to streamline it and to do so in style. From editing to delivering galleries, professional photographers are always on the lookout for products that will save us time and give our [...]

By |2018-06-23T10:26:02+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Business, Sponsored|0 Comments

How to be the best-ever second wedding shooter

Being a second photographer is a great way to get a taste of what wedding photography is all about without the pressure of doing it completely on your own. Second photographers are super important to many pro wedding photographers who [...]

By |2018-07-09T08:11:41+00:00June 12th, 2018|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

Want to double your photo sales? Sell products you believe in

In my six years as a photographer, I've heard hundreds of bits of advice on how I can and should run my business better. Some examples: I need to offer just digital files because that’s what people want. I need [...]

By |2018-06-07T15:01:57+00:00June 6th, 2018|Business, Sponsored|0 Comments