Category Archives: BUSINESS

How We Create A Client Experience Wrapped In Love

Creating a client experience that loves on plus serves our couples and brings joy to their hearts is the most important part of our business. We are so blessed to receive a lot of emails that startView full post »

Deeply Rooted: Gabriel’s Story

The story of our little baby boy who lived three days I actually wrote what your about to read a week after we lost our little boy Gabriel Jacob Horn. I wrote this to my co workers at the time. HisView full post »

The Why Behind the Lens: His View

WHY WE STARTED OUR OWN BUSINESS This is the Why behind he Lens, in short: To provide a way for Michelle to fulfill her dreams and find joy. Now I can’t just leave you with that I know. Honestly thatView full post »

Why I Started My Own Business: The Roots

Why I Started My Own Business…Why does anyone start their own business? As I stand here looking at the blank screen in front of me I don’t wonder what I will say but rather how I willView full post »

Five Simple Way to Improve Groomsmen Portraits

So you need to know how to take better Groomsmen portraits? Truth…guys tend to feel a little more awkward in front of the camera and especially during groomsmen portraits. We totally get it.View full post »

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH BRIDESMAIDS

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH BRIDESMAIDS My Darlings, photographing a wedding is hard work! It is both physically and mentally challenging and requires one’s creativity to be on point at all times. And weView full post »

Photography: How to Recover Photos from a Bad Memory Card

How to Recover Photos from a bad memory card?  This is most likely every photographers worst nightmare. It’s a late night after a GORGEOUS HIGH-END WEDDING, you get back to the studio andView full post »

3 Common Myths About Success

The elusive creature known as SUCCESS… it does exist!  However… there is advice out there which sounds AMAZING and seems like it is a “sure fire way” to find + achieve successView full post »

Basic Business Blessings

Having a Small Business is a Blessings It was one of those mornings, I woke up tired and still feeling completely drained. All I wanted to do was pull the covers back over my head and stay in bed allView full post »

5 Tips For Shooting Reception Details

Documenting Gorgeous Reception Details When Brandon and I are documenting a wedding day, our top priority is to tell our couples unique and personal love story.  With this leading the way for how weView full post »

Taking Breaks Is Vital

Weeks sometimes even months fly by as wild unabashed blurs of beautiful people, amazing locations, epic love stories and grand elegant parties take place. Which by all means is fantabulously AMAZINGView full post »

One Secret Tip For Better Ring Shots during the Ceremony

Pro Tip: Better Ring Shots We love everything there is about social media platforms… Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest – oh and the list goes on. We maybe even love them more thenView 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 down our to-do list and there it was. A big hairy beast trying to rip through the pageView 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 for your very first time. You may even be on your 5th shoot or 3rd wedding and stillView 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 a blessing from God and to this day that belief still holds true in my heart. This isView full post »

Achieving The Perfect Ceremony Photos

All of our gorgeous couples, accompanied with their wedding planners and floral designers, spend hours upon hours creatively crafting the perfect ceremony details. Dreams of lovely fresh florals,View 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) scratching at my legs because the tool under the dress was itching me like crazy. AllView 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 my dream to start my own business 8 years ago so I did. But within the first year IView 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 a perfectly exquisite wedding day. And it may happen on your wedding day when yourView 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, lets look at how to prevent a missed photographic moment in the first place. CultivateView 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 + Design team and we are beyond ECSTATIC!! It’s kinda like taking the best cup ofView 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 – a collaborative photography and cinematic first peek into a couple’s loveView 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 the fear + negativity can define our business and who we are as a son or daughter ofView 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 “I DO”.   But not just any photography business, we wanted our business to be ran by +View 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 in the FB Group: Hi Michelle, I’m excited to get busy trying to make this workView 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, …pray often… …dream big… …embrace failure and see it as the path to success… …find ourselvesView 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 the track as it pulls into the station, it’s standing on the mountain topView 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 are setting off for a destination wedding. I am a planner.  I’m one of those peopleView 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-time graphic designer.  It all began when we were asked to photograph senior photos forView 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 have found this statement to be proven true over and over again.  No debt is neededView 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 the first time and was told that it was nicknamed “herd ball.” I came to find out whyView 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 promise to provide me with “free” marketing, growth and a million likes.View 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 so happy client. Unfortunately they had received a print which was improperlyView 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 our business. 15 crinkled up paper balls surrounded us and tension was growing, we couldView 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, but inside, I knew I could not keep this up forever. Nor did I want too. I alsoView 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 the image of God, which is why it can be said that work is sacred,” -PopeView full post »