Celebrating the Class of 2020

Imagine being in high school and out of the blue the governor of your state announces that all schools will be cancelled for three weeks. And then a few weeks later he announces that school is cancelled for the rest of the year! In some ways you might think your wildest dreams have been realized. Not having to go to school sounds pretty great until you hear that not only can you not go to your school, but you also can’t hang out with your friends which doesn’t sound so great. And if you’re a senior and this was your … Continue reading Celebrating the Class of 2020

Photography = Listening = Love

Excuse me if I get a little sentimental in this post, but what I’m about to tell you is something that I really feel is true. … Continue reading Photography = Listening = Love

Thanks for a Great 2019!

At this time of year I like to take a moment to look back over all the images of the beautiful families and young people I’ve … Continue reading Thanks for a Great 2019!

What is Lifestyle Photography?

Remember when…? Do you remember having your picture taken in school for the school yearbook? What I remember about those photo sessions is a photographer telling … Continue reading What is Lifestyle Photography?

So It Turns Out Print Quality Really Does Matter

I admit it. I am a bargain shopper. If I have a free day all to myself, you will usually find me second-hand shopping looking for great deals. If there’s a way to save money, I will usually choose to do so. But I think I’m finally starting to learn that there is some truth to the saying “You get what you pay for.” This winter I had two things happen that drove this point home for me when it comes to printing photos. Before I deliver a gallery to my clients I always print several images from the session … Continue reading So It Turns Out Print Quality Really Does Matter

2018 Recap

2018 has been quite an amazing year! I have had soooo much fun meeting and photographing new families. I knew I was doing a lot of sessions, but it wasn’t until this month when I took a moment to breathe, that I stopped and counted how many sessions I’d done and found that this year I quadrupled the number of regular sessions I did in 2017! I looked back at the goals I had written for my business in January of this year and saw that my goal was to double the number of regular sessions from 2017. Needless to … Continue reading 2018 Recap

What I Love about Photography

I have been learning a lot over the past few months. I tend to be a voracious reader and learner and there is so much to learn about photography. I’ve been reading and watching a lot online, including a short photography workshop last month. I love to look at images from other photographers whose work I like. I try to figure out what I like about their work. I look at how I think they lit their subject, their composition, what lens I think they used, what settings they probably used, etc. There are so many fantastic photographers out there! … Continue reading What I Love about Photography

Winter Mini-Sessions

For two weekends in December I had the pleasure of photographing quite a few families at a Christmas tree farm. I got to meet some wonderful people and photograph some adorable kids. Those sessions were a few weeks before Christmas. A few weeks after Christmas I rented a local natural light studio for an afternoon and did some early Valentine’s Day sessions. Every time I do a shoot I learn new things. I’ve started keeping track of what I learn during each shoot so I hopefully can remember to apply what I’ve learned in the future. Here’s a (somewhat) quick … Continue reading Winter Mini-Sessions