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Business Branding Photography: Something New For I Do + More

Business branding photography can rock your world and accelerate your business!!   It so much more then a headshot andView full post »

FEATURE: Wedding Lovely Blog: Styled Shoot

Feature Wedding: Wedding Lovely Blog: Styled Shoot One of the best perks of being wedding photographs is makingView full post »

One Easy Way To Improve Productivity

Confront the Beast – #1 Productivity Tip! How did we improve productivity? The other day we were staring downView full post »

1 Simple Tip To Improve Bride + Groom Portraits

Hi Boo! If your reading this then we know you have experienced the AWKWARDNESS of trying to direct + pose a couple forView full post »

Donating Time + Talent: St. Luke Church

Giving Back your Gifts and Talents When I was a little girl my father always taught me that everything I have is aView full post »

Achieving The Perfect Ceremony Photos

All of our gorgeous couples, accompanied with their wedding planners and floral designers, spend hours upon hoursView full post »

Should I Do An Engagement Session + Why is and engagement session important?

Capturing your love story, in its entirety, is paramount both NOW + IN THE FUTURE. Gaze into the future with me forView full post »

How We Photograph the Flower Girls + Ring Bearers

I still remember when I was a flower girl for my cousins wedding. I was all dressed in white (like a mini bride)View full post »

Maintaining Sanity In This Busy World: Our Daily Schedule

So last year Brandon joined me full time with the Business, I was doing happy dances all over the house! It was myView full post »

Wedding Photography + Film Give Away!

In life there are two things that make Brandon soul and mine leap towards heaven… deepening our relationship withView full post »

7 Dos & Don’ts : Stylized Engagement Shoot Fashion

The words stylized and fashion get us so excited! Yes, Brandon too, his style and fashion have dashingly matured overView full post »

Photography: A Windy Wedding Day

Nature loves to throw in the unexpected twist every now and then, like say 20 – 30 mile per hr. wind gust on aView full post »

What to do if you miss an important Photographic Moment

First + foremost keep the words grace, kindness and love at the forefront! Before we even get into what to do, letsView full post »

Exciting Announcement: We Are Officially The Three of Us!

Our team has now grown by one… Ben Grant, an absolutely amazing filmmaker has joined our Horn Photography +View full post »

First Fruits – Highlight Reel

As we welcome Ben Grant and his amazing filmmaking creative soul to our team we will be featuring FIRST FRUITS –View full post »

Photography: How to Deal With Fear + Negativity

TRUTH– we all deal with fear + negativity at some point in the pursuit of our dreams. But how we deal with theView full post »

10 things we wish we would have known when starting a business that works for God

7 years ago we embarked on the adventure of starting our photography business, right after we said “IView full post »

Entrepreneur: How do I know if this was just MY idea or something God has led me to

Last week during our 8 day series Faith + Work = Prosperity we received this message from one of the participants inView full post »

Dear Creativity

Dear Creativity, We thank God for you each and every day. His gift of you in our life allows us to, …prayView full post »

How to book shoots when traveling – Photography

It’s the smell of the ocean as it crashes on the beach, it’s the sound of the subway rumbling down theView full post »

Photography – Preparing For Destination Weddings

Brandon and I will often laugh as my Type A personality often times gets the better of me, especially when we areView full post »

Networking to give not to gain: Faith + Work = Prosperity

The start of our business was very humbling, I, Brandon was a full-time youth minister and Michelle was a full-timeView full post »

No debt is needed to develop and run your business: Faith + Work + Prosperity

I am sure there are several people reading the title to this post and thinking we are crazy. But over the years we haveView full post »

Measuring your successes without dollar amounts: Faith + Work = Prosperity

In high school I, Brandon, used to referee soccer games of all ages. I was calling an under 6 year old game for theView full post »

Combat the LIE of – I need more likes to succeed: Faith + Work = Prosperity

Dear Social Media, Lets be real,  we have a love hate relationship, if I give you all my time and attention you promiseView full post »

How to deal with challenges: Faith + Work = Prosperity

I was checking my emails while on a domestic mission trip and received “that” email, you know the one, from a not soView full post »

Faith filled work goals that will bring you joy + prosperity: Faith + Work = Prosperity

7 years ago we were sitting on our couch sipping on creamy hot caramel coffee and brainstorming taglines for ourView full post »

Productivity Tips: FAITH + WORK = PROSPERITY

The first two years of getting our business off the ground was crazy! Every moment my eyes were open I was working, butView full post »

Entrepreneur: How to place more emphasis on family, friends + living an amazing life

“Work — and I repeat, in all its forms — is human. It expresses the dignity of being created in theView full post »

2016 Highlight Reel

A Life well lived is… Authentic Challenging It Hurts ItView full post »

A little background on us: Faith + Work + Prosperity

Hello Friends!!! Welcome to the 8 day series Faith + Work = Prosperity that will be kicking off on January 3rd. BrandonView full post »

9 tips to prepare your photography business for the new year

2017 is only days away and we have no doubt this year is going to be amazing! Gold is here, clean bright white designView full post »

Client Gifts: The Art + The Experience

Over the last 7 years Brandon and I have adored each and every couple we have worked with. Our mission right from theView full post »

FREE 8-day Series for Faith + Work = Prosperity

Today after my morning prayer I jumped on FB to read a post I shared 5 years ago. It read: “So last night as IView full post »

Faith + Work = Prosperity

Work: 1)Exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil. 2)Employment, as in some form ofView full post »

Photography – Posting Every Shoot On Social Media

Brandon and I were recently asked by a fellow photographer, “do you post every shoot you capture on social mediaView full post »

When the camera is down – connecting with clients

Often times after a busy day behind the camera Brandon and I will come home, put on the tea kettle, take off our shoesView full post »

A Sustainable Income As A Small Business Owner

Life can have unexpected turns, mountains, valleys and even cliffs that no one could ever predict. The beginning ofView full post »

Taking Advantage of Black Friday for your business

The holidays are here and we are both loving it!! Brandon + I can’t get enough of this time of year, the weatherView full post »

How to Translate HoneyBook to Quickbooks

What could be better than enjoying a beautiful fall day with my business partner and wife sitting in the middle of ourView full post »

10 Tips To Working Well As A Husband + Wife Team

On any given day you can find both of us with a camera bag on our shoulder. It’s a passion we share as a husbandView full post »

Custom Leather Camera Bag

For the past year I have been hunting down the perfect leather camera bag. One that was tailor fit for my size andView full post »

BIG DREAMS HUMBLE DREAMS

Seven years ago when we started our business the biggest dream was: To work from home doing what we loved! Since thenView full post »

Visual Branding Editorial Shoot for Your Business

Visual Branding Editorial Shoots are an integral part to any business! Why…  because we are a society of savvyView full post »

Waiting For Inspiration To Strike is Dangerous + 9 Ways to Over Come It

As we talk to other creatives we sometimes here the phrase “I am waiting for inspiration to Strike”…View full post »

Photography: Growing Your Business + Becoming A Chamber Member

We are often asked by fellow photographers, who are just starting out and who have been in business for years,View full post »

I Do In Dahlonega

I am so excited that we are having a Wedding Expo right here in our Very Own Gorgeous Dahlonega (we are pretty muchView full post »

Horn Photography & Design: Lenses + Cameras + Gear… And Yes We Bring a Flat Screen TV To Your Wedding

We have had good intentions to blog about this for the past year or so but every time we sit down to make itView full post »

Creating A Fun + Playful Environment For Your Clients

Awkwardness… I swear if you look it up in the dictionary our names will be there, we are awkward. However weView full post »

Spoken Bride – New Community + New Collaboration

We are absolutely delighted and honored to have just joined up with a new community called Spoken Bride. The communityView full post »

Navigating Pricing As A Photographer

Brandon & I often get the question from photographers, “how do you set your pricing?“. And to be honestView full post »

7 Tips For Getting Your Photography Published

I can remember the feelings we had the first time we ever got published, it was like winning the lottery!View full post »

How do I figure out what I really want to shoot

Picture this, 95 degree summer day, the wedding party is lining up and the wedding is about to start. The wedding marchView full post »

Believing The Lies – Truly Being Present In A “Connected” World

I have a new adiction “The Heart of Dixie” on Netflix. I know it’s been out for a while but I justView full post »

How to ensure your wedding date + venue line up with booking your dream photographers

When we first started our business 6 years ago I believed that booking your venue first was the best way to go, and IView full post »

Night of the Living Dead + Intergrading Your 4 Key for Success over To Social Media

Did I ever tell you about the time we thought the walking dead had come to life? I was in high school and lived twoView full post »

FAQ: Matching Parent Albums

Last week I was incredibly stoked because Katie + Tony’s wedding album arrived along with the two parent albumsView full post »

Finding Your 4 Keys to Success

A few weeks ago I shared a post about how to use Facebook better + creating a weekly social media base schedule forView full post »

Photography Relocating a Small Business + Walking In The Pace of Christ

Small businesses, when I hear these words I think of… Honest True Pure Kind Inviting Friendly Collaborative RealView full post »

ROMANTIC PHOTOS: THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATING THEM

Part 4 of THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATING THEM – ROMANTIC PHOTOS Part 3 Part 2  can be foundView full post »

How to ask for photo credit when sharing your work

One of the things Brandon + I love to do is share our work with other creatives so we can all collectively growView full post »

THE WEDDING: THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATING THEM

Part 3 of THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATING THEM – THE CEREMONY Part 4 can be found here:View full post »

The Groom is just as important on the wedding day

When Brandon and I stood in front of the sanctuary at our church before 200 family members + friends professing ourView full post »

How To Use FaceBook Better + Creating a Weekly Social Media Base Schedule for Posting

I adore interacting with our past, present and future clients using social media. It gives us the ability to shareView full post »

The First Look: The Beauty of Capturing Moments Rather Then Recreating Them

Part 2  of  THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATING THEM – THE FIRST LOOK. Part 1 can be foundView full post »

Getting Ready Photos: The Beauty of Capturing Moments Rather Then Recreating Them

Part 1  of  THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATING THEM – GeETTING READY PHOTOS. Part 2 can beView full post »

Perfecting Your Craft As A Storyteller – As A Photographer

Beauty…I long to tell stories that engage the imagination, inspire dreams and capture the beauty of this worldView full post »

There will be hard days

If you are an entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur or really just human you know the feeling of not wanting to getView full post »

HOW WE POSE A COUPLE AT A WEDDING

Our favorite part of any wedding day is the Romantic Shots. Having a half hour to an hour to capture the joy + love aView full post »

Setting New Years Goals For Your Photography Business

Every year Brandon and I set New Years Goals, both personal and business. Being a list maker, this makes me abundantlyView full post »

Low Light Photograph Tips

On any given wedding day we will find ourselves in a situation where we have very low lighting, typically during theView full post »

How To Improve Your Photography Skills – 3 Tips to Challenge Yourself

A few weeks back I went out with Annie to have some fun shooting + to share with her some helpful photography tips. WeView full post »

How To Photograph The Wedding Invitations

The first things Brandon and I shoot upon arriving on a wedding day are the brides details: her dress, shoes, jewelry,View full post »

Our Jobs Don’t Define Who We Are or What We Do

“What do you do?” I have heard this question more times then I can count, as I am sure many of you haveView full post »

Skype/FaceTime Wedding Consultation 6 Tips

Being a person who grew up state hopping, keeping connected “long distance” became very natural. It used toView full post »

How We Spot The Hidden Gems

As I walk through the national forest which we now call home, my coffee in one hand a journal in the other, apart of meView full post »

Wedding Photography – Scouting the Location + Undiscovered Beauty

We arrived to the venue early to be welcomed with victorian vaulted ceilings, a swanky 1020’s speakeasy in theView full post »

Failure is beautiful… Say What?

I was 9 years old and couldn’t ride a bike without training wheels. I remember my Father spending endless summerView full post »

Wonderfully Unexpected Moments

Over the years Brandon and I have become accustom to being prepared for wonderfully unexpected moments. We haveView full post »

How To Photograph Wedding Details With Movement

I throughly enjoy days when I can sit on the couch, feet propped up on the coffee table, a cool refreshing iced sodaView full post »

Setting Business Standards + Morals

We were leaving a coffee shop 6 years ago on a rainy summer day discussing our life together and starting a newView full post »

POPPYCOCK! Its all POPPYCOCK!

POPPYCOCK!… is sometimes all that comes to mind as a sit back in my chair while crossing my arms and biting on myView full post »

The Warmth + Grace Of Summer + Joslyn’s Lovely Spirit

I am so excited to be sharing Joslyn’s photography workshop shoot. Embracing the meaning of joy + excitementView full post »

Emily’s Radiant Beauty + The Experience of Being In Front of the Lens

Emily radiates the beauty God has intended for this world as does every woman He has created. She is a missionary whoView full post »

THE NEW DIGS

This past week was spent with not only a camera in my hand but also sandpaper, a paint brush, a roller, and my mindView full post »

Rather Then Compare Your Photography Let Inspiration Guide You

I was recently asked by a fellow photog who is relatively new to this journey, “How do I stop comparing my photosView full post »

How to Capture His Getting Ready Photos

On a wedding day Brandon always shoots the guys getting ready… it is so a guys world in “his dressingView full post »

Take The Chance

If there was one thing I could inspire others with it would be, Take The Chance. As the journey of life carries BrandonView full post »

Always Deliver More Then Your Asked To Deliver

I was recently asked how we get so many word of mouth referrals. Call me “old school” but my motto is,View full post »

Photogs: How to Stay Stress Free On Wedding Day

When ever Brandon and I tell someone that we are wedding photographers their first response is, “Wow that must beView full post »

10 Way To Refresh Your Business For 2015

Now that we have had time to settle into 2015 its time for a business refresh. We often get the question, fromView full post »

12 Essentials For A Successful Photography Business

When I was growing up and our family would go visit relatives we would always stay at their homes. And it neverView full post »

Newly Wed Client Gift + Our Favorite Christmas Recipe

Christmas… we love it! To say Christmas is our favorite holiday is an understatement. We look forward to chillyView full post »

Genuine + Flawless Client Communications

When we first started our business, having clients over for consultations would make my heart race, palms sweat andView full post »

How To – Personalized + Polished + Professional Web Presence

At the beginning of this year we decide to do a branding relaunch of both our website and blog.  Yes, our old blog andView full post »

5 Tips To Preparing a Relaxed + Fun Engagement Session

The number one thing we love to do is make our couples feel comfortable in-front of our cameras. The more comfortableView full post »

Taking the Plunging Starting your Photography Business + Where to Invest

We recently had a client contact us in regards to starting her own photography business, we love when this happens.View full post »

Shooting Styles as a Husband + Wife Team

When we first started shooing as a husband + wife team, I have to admit, there was some “friendly”View full post »

Clientele + Soul Matching

ADORE ADORE ADORE… we truly adore our clients!  A truly  sincere, wrapped around their little fingerView full post »

Full Sun Shooting + Natural Reflectors

We live in Florida, the “sunshine state”, 98% of the time it is full on sunny here.  So… trying toView full post »

Sneak Peeks + How to Choose What Photos to Share

Sneak Peeks… we love sharing them and our clients love to see them.  On average during a one hour session BrandonView full post »

Taking 5 to Become a More Positive Person

1.) I Believe Being Positive is a Choice This was the first and by far the hardest step I had to take if I was toView full post »

Pass Gallery: Why We Shoot + Share

What I remember as a child is walking into the home of my parents friends who were world wide travelers. Their houseView full post »

Pushing Boundaries + Extending Your Comfort Zone

This summer Brandon and I will be heading up a mission trip to Belize, my first official international trip. NeedlessView full post »

Why is wedding photography so freakin’ expensive?

This is a valid question. Wedding photography seems like easy money — work for one day and rake in the cash,View full post »

Photography Tips – Capturing A Genuine Smile

Brandon and I are often asked, “How do you capture such a genuine smile”? Followed by, “I love how itView full post »

Yummy CAKE + Client Gifts

Each Christmas we send our wedding clients, for that year, a little client gift. It’s our way of saying thankView full post »

Following + Chasing + Living the Dream

I love reading something that inspires and at the same time lets you know that your not the only one out there withView full post »

Office Revamp + Pallet Wall + Record Player

When I was a child we had a beautiful vintage record player with a slue of my parents favorite vinyl’s sittingView full post »

PASS – A new way to share your photos

CD’s Old School… Flash Drives Out Of Here! We have something better. PASS – A new way to share yourView full post »

How Much Time 4 Wedding Prep + Getting Ready Photos

So I have to admit, before every wedding I get butterflies in my stomach. Crazy I know, after four years I still getView full post »

Breaking Tradition + Why I’m All 4 It

Tradition has it that the Groom shall not see his Bride the day of their wedding until she is walking down the aisle toView full post »

Shooting as a Team – Top 10 Tips

While getting ready for a wedding last weekend, Brandon and I were way ahead of schedule (as I always prefer to be) andView full post »

Shooting + the Rings

I love to hear stories of our couples’ spontaneous romantic proposals; well spontaneous for her and shaking handsView full post »

From Nitty Gritty -to- Fun, Flirty & Fabulous

Shooting In The City I grew up in the Windy City of Chi Town and loved it. I could also envision romance on it’sView full post »

Pampering + Chocolate + Love

There are three things I like to share with our clients: pampering, chocolates and love! As photographers we find itView full post »

Engagement Shoot Locations  + 10 Engagement Photos to Inspire You

We often get the question, “Where is a beautiful place for our engagement photos?”, here is our answer:) WeView full post »

Personalized + Intimate + Unique

How do we personalize our Client’s experience with our business? Obviously this question will be answeredView full post »

Client Gifts + Cute Candles

Walking through the store with Brandon looking for Christmas gifts for our friends and family, I shouted out,View full post »

Engagement + Fun Tips

Brandon and I strive to have fun with our couples. We value getting to know you and bringing out your personality inView full post »

Location Scouting & Blue Eyed Horse

For Brandon and I one of the most important steps to capturing the unique love a couple shares is choosing a locationView full post »

A Reminder To Take a Break

There is a lot of days that I spend at the computer editing photos, designing wedding albums, invitations, save theView full post »

Undefined – One Bag For Gear

I had to do a little post on this amazing camera bag. For a few years now we have been working with big bulky cameraView full post »