Photography

What to wear to your Photo Shoot

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I get this question all the time from clients: “What should I wear?” I think every photographer probably has slightly different suggestions or “rules”, but the following is a list of guidelines I put together for women (mainly because I cannot claim to be an expert in men’s attire.)   11 Wardrobe Rules for Photo […]

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Strike a Pose

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On May 4, 2018, I am offering my first ever workshop. The title of this workshop is Strike a Pose: learn how to pose for a portrait. The purpose of this workshop is to teach women, especially professional women or entrepreneurs, how to get portraits (whether personal or branding portraits) that portray them in the […]

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Put Down the Apple

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I meet so many clients who want or need photographs of themselves, but dread being in front of a camera.  Men and women alike. I am one such person. Why are we like that?  Why are we so afraid to see ourselves? I would so love to help my clients relax and stop placing so […]

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Terror Barrier

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I can’t stop shaking. My stomach has tied itself into a painful knot. I just did the second most scary thing ever – second only to giving birth.  What did I just do?  I was the subject of a boudoir photo shoot.   A friend said to me recently, “How can you ask women to […]

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My New Year’s Resolution: Authenticity

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I have been thinking about authenticity lately, and how it applies to my photography.  I think we are seeing more authenticity from our society in general as time marches forward – moms openly admitting that their kids drive them to drink, celebrities posting pictures of themselves as awkward teenagers, and dadbods are all the rage.  […]

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On Beauty

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*Note: once I started writing this post, words started flying out of me, and I just wrote as quickly as I could.  That means one of two things: either someone out there needs to hear this right now, or I just really needed to get this off my chest.  Either way, at least one of […]

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On the Nature of Time

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I can’t tell you how often I have had this conversation. An older stranger, usually a grandmotherly type, will come up to me, comment on how adorable my kids are, then warn me: “They grow up in the blink of an eye.”  (Or something to that effect.) It’s easy to get caught up in the […]

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Smash that Cake!

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This cake smash session was totally epic – because it was outdoors!  We had a lot of fun getting messy.  Scroll down to see some of the pictures from this session.   The perfect cake for a cake smash – thanks to The Sweet Spot for making it exactly as I wanted it!  We also […]

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Outdoor Photo Studio

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I know how lucky I am to have a gorgeous backyard – the yard was what sold me on our fixer-upper of a house!  I fell in love with the yard before I ever set foot in this house.  Between the pond, the old trees, the flowers that lived here before we did, and the […]

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Bringing Boudoir Outdoors

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I realized recently that I prefer outdoor portraits to indoor.  I decided to challenge myself to put that into practice with a type of photo shoot that typically needs to occur indoors — and indeed is named for a room in your house — the boudoir shoot. This weekend a brave woman stepped up to […]