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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 grow together. We believe that rising tides truly do lift all boats.  We also believe thatView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: Mosquitoes + Burgers

Seriously mosquitoes hate me. This past week I have notice some beautiful signs of spring beginning to bloom, trees budding tiny pink flowers, the grass starting to grow and turning a rich color ofView 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: ROMANTIC PHOTOS: THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATING THEM  PartView 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 our deep love for each other through Christ we did it together.  We planned the entireView full post »

GLORY STORIES: Home alone age 13 + cut phone lines

It tends to be difficult for me to recall all the Glory Stories that have happened since I was a child, but I am bound and determined to carry a note pad with me everywhere I go so I can jot themView 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 share love, smiles and joy. Brandon and I don’t see our FB, Instagram, and PinterestView full post »

The Gray Diaries: Tug-of-War

Dear Self, Patience, patience, patience…. and lots of chocolate! Love Me This is what I keep saying over and over as this gray journey is traveled. A huge part of me just wants the gray to beView 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 found here: GETTING READY PHOTOS: THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATINGView full post »

FEATURE: THE KNOT: KAREN + JOE

I remember walking into the beautiful Birchwood and up to Karen’s room on their gorgeous wedding day. When I knocked on the door I heard a squeal of excitement followed byView 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 be found here: THE FIRST LOOK: THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATINGView full post »

Happy Birthday Brandon

It’s you… your big red beard and blond hair. Your oh so tight bear hugs, hilarious jokes (and dorky jokes too), inviting smile, strong arms and manly beard oil sent you have hand crafted.View full post »

REAL WEDDING ADVICE FROM OUR BRIDES: Julia Carminati

Talk about an amazing, SWANKY, one of a kind backyard wedding on the ocean. Swanky… synonyms – stylish, chic, smart, fashionable. All words that describe Julia + John to the T. I would also add inView full post »

REAL WEDDING ADVICE FROM OUR BRIDES: Sarah Drucker

We loved every minute of shooting Sarah + Mark’s gorgeous wedding day in Miami Florida. Sarah was calm, relaxed and absolutely filled with joy to be marrying Mark, the love of her life. HerView 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 world God has so graciously gifted us. Every fiber of my being realizes that myView 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 get out of bed some mornings because you feel like everything you have worked so hradView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile – It does exist!

Soooo much has happened since my last Peaks & Valleys installment. We have traveled so much that we longed dearly to finally be home. We adore traveling and it brings us joy to explore thisView 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 a couple shares on their wedding day is beyond amazing. Just the two of them andView full post »

Organic Wedding Day Photography + Organic Relationships

Organic, probably the would I use the most in my everyday… and now the word my husband uses the most as well. The “Organic Force” is strong when our two creative brains comeView full post »

GLORY STORIES: My First Encounter With God + The Dentist

About a month ago I threw caution to the wind and began the installment, Glory Stories, to share how God works in my life. I started my stories with the one most current and toughing at my heart, myView full post »

FAQ: Wedding Albums

The first week of January we revealed our new logo with great excitement during the Georgia Bridal Show at the Cobb Galleria. Along with this grand reveal we also purchased new wedding albums thatView full post »

Real Wedding Advice From Our Brides: Lauren Cherpock

Lauren was my second bride to respond to my question, what is one piece of advice you would give to a bride-to-be?.  Her and Steve tied the knot on October 18th 2014 with an absolute beautifulView full post »

Real Wedding Advice From Our Brides: Katie Schuler

I thought it would be fun to contact our past brides and ask them to share their Real Wedding Advice. Katie was my first responder and here is what she said: “Oh how fun! Hmm that’s 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 abundantly happy and checking them off as the year goes by makes me even more excited. IView full post »

San Fernando Cathedral Wedding in San Antonio Texas: Kate + Adam

The weekend right before Christmas Brandon and I had the honor of shooting Kate + Adam’s wedding in San Antonio Texas at the gorgeous San Fernando Cathedral. To tell the truth we normallyView full post »

A YEAR IN REVIEW: 2015 BEHIND THE SCENES

Happy New Years Eve!! Brandon and I can’t hardly believe how fast this year has come and gone and all the new journey + adventures it has brought our way. The biggest adventure, hands down, hasView full post »

St. Cecelia Catholic Church Clearwater Wedding: Tiffany + Thomas

As the church doors opened wide the warm sunlight gleamed in and there she was, his beautiful bride bedecked in white. She began to walk down the aisle, he was awe struck, his face and heart lit withView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: Snow White Potato Flake Dandruff

Life can be embarrassing, especially when you are rushing around trying to get everything done within a short time frame. Last week Brandon and I decided to take our annual Christmas photo for ourView full post »

Countryside Country Club Wedding: Katie + Tony

It is so fitting that Katie + Tony would get married during Christmas time, after all their love story stared during a winter snow storm! Katie + Tony meet in high school but were just friendsView full post »

The Gray Diaries: Going Gray Gracefully

I recently received some questions about my gray hair, a few peeps saw our annual family photos and noticed that my gray hair was not showing as much. They thought I had dyed my hair again… IView full post »

Brides… Hate the Planning Process, it’s ok!

Dear Brides, You’re not a bad person if you hate the planning process of your wedding. I will repeat that… You’re not a bad person if you hate the planning process of your wedding. This isView full post »

Glory Stories: How God Works in My Life

For quite sometime I have been wanting to start an installment called Glory Stories, to share how God works in my life. However, for several reasons it has taken me forever to start this. For theView full post »

That Time Of year Again… AnnualFamily Photos

Nine Thirty AM annual family photos the day after Thanksgiving. The smell of cinnamon rolls in the oven filled the house, fresh baked breakfast bread with butter waiting on the table, caramel infusedView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: Thanksgiving… The Ultimate Thankful Thursday

Thanksgiving… truly the ultimate Thankful Thursday. This year Brandon and I are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner with the family all here. I am so excited…there will be about 18 of us. We areView full post »

St. Petersburg Yacht Club Wedding: Rosie + Tyler

They met in elementary school, attended the same high school and yes… they are now alumni from the same college.  When love is meant to be, it will be.  For nine years Rosie + Tyler have beenView full post »

Stabbing Pain in His Abdomen + Chest and a breaking Heart In Mine

On september 24th 2015, I received a phone call from my father to wish me happy birthday. But he also had something else to tell me, something sad and scary. This part of the conversation started ofView full post »

Kayleigh’s Senior Session – Sandusky Ohio

It is with great joy, honor and excitement that I share with y’all the beauty of my daughter Kayleigh who is now a senior in high school + at the same time a freshmen in college. She isView full post »