Category Archives: BUSINESS

Modern Business Headshots: Atlanta Georgia

The days of impersonal “serious strait face” headshot with a plain white background are over. Thank goodness! Can I get an AMEN! Today’s clients are savvy and personal. TheyView full post »

Photography Tip: Slow Down

As wedding photographers our days can last from 10 hours to 15 hours. Talk about getting in your “steps” on a wedding day, can I get an AMEN! But, the best part is that this time seems toView full post »

Photography Tip: What is Included?

Sharing with your couples what is included in their wedding collection from your very first meeting is so vital to creating a beautiful working + authentic client relationship. We know how importantView full post »

How to find Your Creativity

Aren’t we all Creative? At least once a week we hear the phrase “Gosh I wish I was as creative as y’all!”. And as weird as this may sound, that statement actually breaks ourView full post »

How to create a warm + inviting atmosphere for your Clients during their photography session

Creating that Inviting Atmosphere Being the main subject in front of a camera for an hour or more can make people feel a little nervous… well let’s say A LOT Nervous. It’s awkwardView full post »

2018 Year In Review Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel 2018… FILLED OUR HEARTS with abundant joy, beyond beautiful couples, epic adventures, and so many wonderful surprises! Thank you to all the AMAZING couples who hiked mountains with usView full post »

2018 BLOOPERS + BEHIND THE SCENES REEL

Time for 2018 Bloopers and Behind the Scenes from the Horns Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that ourView full post »

Let’s talk business darlings + Mentoring Sessions

Mentoring Sessions Let’s talk business darlings. How about mentoring sessions? Typically we as creatives, artists, + dreamers don’t get into this business because we love officeView full post »

Photography Tip: Break the Habit of Chimping

What the heck is chimping… right! Chimping is checking the photo on the back screen of your camera every time you take a photo. I still remember my amateur years of photography. I was always soView full post »

Are you a Photographer: Invest In Learning and Less on Gear

Invest in Learning and Less on Gear I remember buying our first professional cameras and thinking WOW this if for real.… We are really doing this. Both of us were super excited. Even though weView full post »

How to Shoot a Surprise Proposal

I remember the first surprise proposal we ever shot. We were dressed up as “just a couple” enjoying one of our mountain wineries. We were taking in the gorgeous view of the vineyard whileView full post »

How To Schedule Portrait Sessions for Gorgeous Natural Light

Let’s dream for a minute Imagine a moment with me. You walk outside just a few hours before sunset. The sky is clear, its a warm day with a beautiful cool breeze and nature just seems to beView full post »

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, LIFE + BALANCE: Healthy Multitasking

Healthy Multitasking I know what your most likely thinking… healthy multitasking does not exist, and believe us, we used to think the same thing! That was until we used a little creativeView full post »

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, LIFE + BALANCE: Creative Thinking for weekly Schedules

Hi Guys and welcome to Part 2 of our Photography Business, Life + Balance 3 Part Series. This part is Creative Thinking for Weekly Schedules. If you missed out, you can read Part One here:View full post »

Photography Business, life + Balance: Why Your “To DO” list is hurting you

Your “To DO” list is Hurting You Brandon and I used to subscribe to the theory of  “a to do list is great!”… but really it is horrible. This is why your “ToView full post »

Photography Business Life and Balance

Finding time to run a successful business while living your best life is all about balance. Brandon and I typically post a lot of everyday activity on our Instagram story. Our day may start off withView full post »

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 »