Last week, I saw a new story from the Today Show and the Rossen Reports on the wedding industry and how much more we charge. He compared a birthday party pricing to a wedding and called the price difference the “wedding mark up.” As I watched this video, I sat there shaking my head at […]

August 31, 2016


Why Your Wedding Can’t Cost the Same as a Birthday Party

Do you like it when someone doesn’t know your name and someone calls you “hey you” or “guy on the end with the red hair?” Yeah, probably not. As a wedding photographer, I meet a new group of people every time I shoot a wedding: a new set of parents, new set of bridesmaids, new […]

May 31, 2016


For Photographers | Learning Client Names

If you have followed me for some time, up until a year and a half ago, you know that my blogging was intermittent and not consistent. Part of this was because I was working full-time as a school teacher and didn’t have the time to blog as often as I wanted to. The other part […]

April 27, 2016


For Photographers | 6 Reasons I Blog so Many Pictures

I have done over a dozen bridal shows over the past seven years. I have done varied ways to follow up with the brides after these shows. I have emailed the brides who have stopped by my booth. I have sent hand written postcards to brides who met at my booth. I have called brides […]

March 3, 2016


For Photographers | Bridal Show Follow-Up

With wedding season coming back in full swing in just a few months (or even earlier for some of you!), I would love to share with you what’s in my camera bag and what other items I bring with me to my weddings. Leaving something at home is the worst feeling ever, so creating a […]

January 19, 2016


For Photographers | Wedding Day Checklist

Most of us as photographers don’t have many weddings in December or January, so we find ourselves looking for different blog posts to keep our blog running during our “slow season” aka off-season. December is a great time to prep and prepare blog posts for the end of the year and early part of the […]

December 28, 2015


For Photographers | 10 Blogging Ideas for the End-of-the-Year

Now to clarify, I’m saying, “I love MOO.” Not, “I love YOU.” And to go even further, I’m talking about the business card company, MOO, not the sound a cow makes! I discovered MOO last year when some people in a group recommended them for business cards. I decided to try them out and instantly […]

December 11, 2015


For Photographers | I Love MOO

As a photographer, it is my job to create a picture that speaks to my clients and the people who view my work. The work I create should evoke emotion and make my clients happy. I am to see the venues and create a picture in my head and produce that on camera. Every photographer wants to […]

September 9, 2015


For Photographers | It’s All About Perspective

For years on social media, the only real place you could find a picture of my face for my business was on my “about me” section of my website. I went to a workshop from Katelyn James last December and one thing she told us is that your face should be all over the place! […]

August 26, 2015


For Photographers | Your Brand, Your Face

I have a flood of weddings coming up this fall, and I went last week to make sure I have my Wedding Day Emergency Kit stocked up and ready to go! Wedding days are already hectic and busy. Things happen that are unplanned make the day run behind: someone spilt food on the flower girl’s dress, Aunt Flo […]

August 17, 2015


For Photographers: Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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