Tips & Tutorials

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

3 Black-and-white secrets every photographer should know

Stripping away the color from an image reveals its heart. Black and white photography is more than a quick conversion when light or colors aren’t ideal, it is an art in its own right. When you remove color from an [...]

By |2018-10-29T09:42:05+00:00October 29th, 2018|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|1 Comment

What to wear: 26 Style tips to help anyone look amazing in photos

Photo by Jamie Rubeis Let's admit it. Choosing what to wear for photos can be super stressful! It's enough to make anyone crazy, even photographers. But finding that perfect outfit (or family of outfits!) is easier with a little bit [...]

By |2018-11-05T09:32:14+00:00October 22nd, 2018|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

Want to get your book published? 8 Real-world tips for photographers

Do you have an idea for a photography book you'd like to publish but don’t know where to start? Photographers Kate T. Parker, Victoria Will and Stephanie Rausser share their first-hand accounts of how they navigated the challenging world of [...]

By |2018-10-06T11:33:19+00:00October 6th, 2018|Tips & Tutorials|0 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

4 Creative ways to photograph water

Water embodies fascinating paradoxes: stillness and movement; transparency and opacity; and a full spectrum of colors, from icy grays, to tropical aqua. Learning to capture the many dimensions of water is an engaging way to both improve your technical skills [...]

By |2018-09-24T14:09:31+00:00September 24th, 2018|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|1 Comment

How to create Instagram-worthy food photography while you’re baking up a treat

Lately, I've been a bit obsessed with food photography. Can you blame me? I mean, who doesn’t love drooling over tantalizing images of tasty desserts, or pulling out Grandma’s worn cookbook to test out recipes? Baking is such a relaxing [...]

By |2018-09-04T19:54:26+00:00September 4th, 2018|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|2 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

6 Pro secrets for photographing a surprise wedding proposal

Love, authentic connection, and an entire session full of excitement as a newly engaged couple celebrates right in front of your camera — yep, I love photographing marriage proposals! But even though the proposal is a surprise for your client's [...]

By |2018-08-06T10:19:01+00:00August 6th, 2018|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

How to set up a complete basement photo studio in just 5 minutes

I used to dream about having a home photo studio, but I never thought I had the space. I love photography and all, but I didn't exactly want a permanent backdrop and light stands in my living room. One long [...]

By |2018-07-16T15:16:56+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Tips & Tutorials|2 Comments

How to photograph wild animals safely and ethically

Bears are one of the most sought-after animals in Yellowstone National Park. Each year thousands of photographers visit the park in hopes of the perfect bear sighting or photograph. “Bear jams” are a regular occurrence. When someone finds a bear, [...]

By |2018-07-16T10:48:32+00:00July 30th, 2018|Tips & Tutorials|1 Comment