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How I found my unique photography style by doing these 5 things

In these days of social media overload, it's easy for photographers to become discouraged or to think that we can’t possibly create something as good as the imagery in our feeds. As artists, we may begin to feel as though [...]

By |2019-06-10T16:03:10-04:00June 10th, 2019|Business, Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|11 Comments

6 Tips to take the worry (and blurry) out of extended family photo sessions

“Give me all the extended family photo sessions!” said no photographer ever. Let’s face it, photographing large groups can be a struggle. Not because we don’t absolutely love our clients and their great big families, but because there are so [...]

By |2019-06-03T16:02:12-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|2 Comments

3 Quick and easy steps to creating safe newborn composite photos

Newborn photography has experienced a surge of creative developments over the last few years. Styles range from simple and beautiful lifestyle photos to elaborate and colorful stunners. In every newborn session, safety must always be the most important consideration. With [...]

By |2019-05-21T09:08:04-04:00May 30th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

All the feels: How to photograph a military homecoming like a pro

I am never fully prepared for photographing a military homecoming. It's that moment of emotional impact when the planes buzz overhead and the families realize that it's really happening. It's FINALLY the big day. Their loved one is coming [...]

By |2019-05-19T09:51:56-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|7 Comments

7 ways to incorporate modern, functional design into your photo studio

I am mostly an on-location photographer, but I got to the point in my business where having a studio space to meet clients, do sales, and occasionally shoot sessions was a must. I opted to create a space with a [...]

By |2019-07-08T09:49:24-04:00May 20th, 2019|Business, Studio Tour|0 Comments

Modern headshots: 10 ways to create corporate portraits that aren’t boring

As a brand photographer, I’m often hired to take headshots. The word “headshots” may put you in mind of your dad’s LinkedIn photo: suit and tie, looking directly into the camera, solid white or gray backdrop behind him. But, sister, [...]

By |2019-05-16T09:32:10-04:00May 16th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

12 Newborn photography safety tips every pro photographer should know

Newborn safety applies to every photographer in every genre. Even though lifestyle newborn photography is safe in the way it emphasizes poses that are natural for infants, there are precautions lifestyle photographers need to take to ensure the baby’s wellbeing [...]

By |2019-05-03T09:13:40-04:00May 6th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The fresh 48: Everything you need to know about hospital newborn photography

Hospital newborn sessions — commonly called "fresh 48 newborn sessions” since they take place within 48 hours after delivery — are some of my favorite newborn photo sessions to shoot. There is something magical about meeting a brand new baby, [...]

By |2019-04-24T09:06:36-04:00April 25th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|3 Comments

The best photo storage and backup options for photographers, from a tech pro

As an IT professional and a photographer, I want to tell you that storing and backing up your photos is a big deal. I grew up around computers and spent seven years working in information security before leaving to help [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:13:39-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials, Uncategorized|4 Comments

10 Steps to making your blog post popular… because otherwise, what’s the point?

A well-written, informative blog article with eye-catching images just isn’t enough to make an impression these days. Even the very best content can be overlooked because of our visual numbness in the world of scrolling. To get your blog post [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:34:04-04:00April 15th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|2 Comments

8 Easy tips for building an unforgettable Instagram feed

I don’t know about you, but Instagram is my happy place in the world of social media. For photographers, what could be better? It's a pretty place to display your work and join a community of support with fellow photographers. [...]

By |2019-04-10T18:44:05-04:00April 10th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|18 Comments

How to attract your ideal photography clients? Make it personal.

If you want to attract your ideal clients — the ones you totally vibe with and want to chat with for hours after the photo session ends — then you need to be putting yourself out there. Yep, that's right, [...]

By |2019-03-15T10:25:54-04:00March 18th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

45 Organization hacks for your photography business and workflow

It's that time of year! Make your whole life easier by streamlining your photography workflow, organizing your storage solutions and outfitting your work area with ergonomic furniture. We're guessing your photography business workspace and workflow could use a bit of [...]

By |2019-02-28T11:44:11-04:00February 26th, 2019|Business|1 Comment

Tax secrets every photographer needs to learn

Tax time can be intimidating for a photography business owner. We want to be sure we are following complex regulations properly, all while minimizing our tax burden as much as possible. Knowing the basics and being prepared can take a [...]

By |2019-02-21T08:42:56-04:00February 21st, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|2 Comments

5 Game-changing tips for photographing children with special needs and their families

One of the greatest joys of my life is being able to photograph children and families with special needs. These sessions sometimes include extra challenges, but the rewards make it 100 percent worthwhile. And, the truth is that these special [...]

By |2019-01-31T10:31:53-04:00January 31st, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|13 Comments

4 Smart ways clients can help you improve your photography business

As photographers, we talk about sending out pre-session questionnaires and preparing our clients before their sessions. But what about after the session is complete and the photos are delivered? How many of us actually follow up with our clients to [...]

By |2019-01-15T11:24:38-04:00January 15th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|1 Comment

How I edit newborn skin for a perfectly natural look every time

Every single parent who walks into my photography studio is completely enamored with their newborn. As the mother of three kids myself, I can attest to the fact that all babies are perfect just the way they are. So, as [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:40:09-04:00January 10th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|2 Comments