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Night Lighting Workshop with Kerri Lynne Education

Cazenovia, New York I’ve said before how much I value education.  Most of you know that I’m largely self-taught when it comes to photography, but there is something so valuable to learning from others in the field!  My dear friend Kerri of Kerri Lynne Education has been one of my biggest cheerleaders over the years […]

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Now Booking: Motherhood Specials

One of my favorite things to photograph is motherhood, after all that’s where my photography journey began.  I picked up the camera shortly after having our oldest daughter and haven’t put it down since.  While I’ve preserved so many memories of my children over the years, I find that I’m only in a handful of […]

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2019 Goals!

  It’s that time of year again! Every time the new year rolls around, Caleb and I take time to make a list of goals for our family.  They aren’t resolutions, per se, but rather benchmarks that we’d like to achieve.   It’s a type of accountability for us, and helps remind us of where we […]

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Getting to Know Me: Why I Shoot in RAW

It’s been a little while since I wrote a post in my “Getting to Know Me” series!  When considering which topic to address next, I realized that I couldn’t write about my shooting or editing style without mentioning that I shoot in RAW.  You’ve probably heard the term “RAW files” before, but you might not […]

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My Favorite App for Staying Organized

Anyone who has a two-year-old will tell you that life can be busy.  But couple that craziness with trying to run a business full-time, and staying organized can seem impossible!  While I’m not the biggest fan of technology (I’d be fine if we went back to life in the 1950s), there are a few apps […]

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Three Tips for Getting Started as a Photographer

Most of you know that I started this business just over a year ago.  Well, it wasn’t very long after I launched that people started asking me for advice on how to start their own photography businesses.  I have to admit, I felt a little under-qualified to answer them at first!  Even though I’m only […]

Business, Photography Tips and Tricks

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Our Team is Growing!

While this business technically bears only my name, I’ve always thought of it as a family effort.  The truth is that I couldn’t possibly have started this venture without the help of my husband and daughter.  They give me encouragement, let me practice new techniques on them, and even tag along to sessions!  Well, it […]

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Happy Birthday, SLP!

At this time last year, I was pretty nervous.  I had done a few free sessions for friends and was about to launch a photography business!  I felt unqualified and unsure.  Was I good enough?  Would people want me to take their photos?  Would anything come of this dream?  Well, a year later, the answer […]

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2018 Goals!

  Ok, let’s talk goals.  It’s that time of year again.  Time to reflect on the months past and start dreaming for the months to come.  I have to be honest and say that I’m not really a resolution-making type of person.  I’m more of a “let’s see what comes our way” person than a […]

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Getting to Know Me: My Posing Style

Today I’m talking all about posing and my posing style.  Like editing, posing is one of those things you don’t really think about when your looking at photos.  The only time you’ll probably give it much thought is when your having your photo taken.  When it comes to posing, there are actually a few different […]

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