Inspiration

The New Wave: 20 Women changing photography

Feature image by Anna Caitlin Harris Meet 20 women photographers behind the lens creating game-changing, happily disruptive imagery right now. These are voices not magnified by a larger-than-art online presence: Each artist commands only modest social media influence, yet gloriously immodest [...]

By |2018-09-27T12:03:38-04:00September 27th, 2018|Inspiration|0 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 |2018-09-24T14:09:31-04:00September 24th, 2018|Inspiration, 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 |2018-09-11T10:14:47-04:00September 10th, 2018|Business, Inspiration|14 Comments

One Lens, 6 Pros: We put the Sigma 24-70mm Art lens to the ultimate test

What happens when you give six pro photographers across six cities in six different genres of photography one lens for one week each? Yeah, we were curious, too! So, we tried it with the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art [...]

By |2018-09-07T16:25:10-04:00September 7th, 2018|Inspiration, Products & Gear, Sponsored|0 Comments

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 |2018-09-04T19:54:26-04:00September 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 |2018-08-21T12:44:43-04:00August 21st, 2018|Business, Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|3 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 |2018-08-06T10:19:01-04:00August 6th, 2018|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

20 Smart and simple flat lay backgrounds for the perfect styled photo

Photo by Amy Lockheart Styled flat lay photography has grown in popularity over the last several years, especially as more people and businesses have adopted visual platforms for promotion and social sharing (hello, Instagram!). Flat lays are a great tool [...]

By |2019-02-06T11:08:31-04:00July 26th, 2018|Inspiration, Products & Gear, Tips & Tutorials|6 Comments

Everyday’s a beautiful day on the farm with the FUJIFILM X-T100

Summer is the busiest season on our small hay farm. While our crop is easier than most to maintain, there is still a lot that goes into caring for our farm. We bale around 10,000 bales of hay each season [...]

By |2018-07-31T13:15:03-04:00July 20th, 2018|Inspiration, Sponsored|2 Comments

6 Tips for photographing motherhood in an authentic way

During my photography career, my mission has always been to unite women and celebrate the lives of mothers. I do this by creating meaningful images for my clients and, on a larger scale, through my photo series, United We [...]

By |2018-07-10T09:34:17-04:00July 10th, 2018|Inspiration, 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 |2019-01-21T09:41:16-04:00July 2nd, 2018|Business, Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|9 Comments

4 Tips for finally getting comfortable with street photography

I was terrified when I first began to shoot street photography. The thought of photographing a stranger was overwhelming. I am an introvert by nature, so to go out in public with a camera alone was hard. Then to point [...]

By |2018-07-09T07:56:59-04:00June 21st, 2018|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|4 Comments

How to be a mom & photo business owner without totally losing it

You know, that feeling that you aren't being enough, making enough, posting enough, shooting enough, eating well enough, playing with your kids enough? It's flat out exhausting! I'm here to tell you this: Enough is enough. Balancing motherhood with your [...]

By |2018-07-09T08:25:26-04:00June 4th, 2018|Business, Inspiration|3 Comments

Maternity photography: 8 Pros share their favorite techniques

Pregnancy is so many things. It's emotional, joyful, and nerve-wracking, it's anticipation and expectation, and, most of all, it's miraculous. To capture all of that in an image is not easy. Our clients hire us to capture this amazing time [...]

By |2018-07-09T09:01:43-04:00May 10th, 2018|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials, Uncategorized|3 Comments

5 Ways photographers can include themselves in family photos

Take a look around your home. What is the oldest item you own? Maybe your grandmother’s china collection, an heirloom piece of jewelry passed down through generations or a beautiful handcrafted piece of furniture. For me, it’s photographs. It's little [...]

By |2018-07-09T09:05:20-04:00May 1st, 2018|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|1 Comment