Category Archives: BUSINESS

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 we don’t see this as a hindrance, rather we use it as a strength. I was alwaysView full post »

Facebook + Instagram – Respect The Platform

As a business owner I know it can be tempting or even highly suggested that you link your FB and Instagram Accounts to gain a better reach, obtain more followers or to create more of a social mediaView 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 community will be launching this month!! Today we received a super sweet thank you forView full post »

Navigating Pricing As A Photographer

Brandon & I often get the question from photographers, “how do you set your pricing?“. And to be honest there is no wrong or right way to do your pricing. However, there are a fewView 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! Our stomachs were full of butterflies, we were running around the house dancing, the birdsView 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 march begins and you’re in place to capture the bride as she walks down theView 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 just started watching a few months ago and I am hooked. I have managed to watch 3 fullView 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 I still do. However, I have also learned that when a bride sets her mind on theView 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 two blocks down from my best friend, Lindsey. She lived across the street from a hugeView 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 for posting.  Within this post I shared our top four reasons we have succeeded. I alsoView 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 Real Relationships Family Owned + Operated Warm Smiles Laughter Happiness A Sense ofView 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 found here: THE CEREMONY: THE BEAUTY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS RATHER THEN RECREATINGView 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 grow together. We believe that rising tides truly do lift all boats.  We also believe thatView 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Low Light Photograph Tips

On any given wedding day we will find ourselves in a situation where we have very low lighting, typically during the reception. However, if a sunset wedding runs behind schedule for some unforsceneView 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. We talked about a lot of things, how to get lighting adjusted just right, how toView 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, flowers, invitations, and any other detail items she would like photographed.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 have too. I have also asked this question to others more times then I want to admit.View 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 to literally mean picking up the phone dialing the long distance number and thenView 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 me can’t believe how breathtakingly beautiful it all is. The beauty outView 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 the center of the lobby and a forest backdrop draped with a canopy of trees drippingView 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 summer days running behind me pushing my bike, he would let go and… crash I wouldView full post »

Wonderfully Unexpected Moments

Over the years Brandon and I have become accustom to being prepared for wonderfully unexpected moments. We have captured the unexpected moment of  the bridesmaids running to the window, while theView full post »

5 Tips For Working Beautifully With Church Wedding Coordinators

As the morning dew begins to evaporate, the sun rays crest over the mountains and we sip on our steaming hot drinks, tea (for me) coffee (for Brandon), we marvel at the beauty of it all. Each dayView 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 soda with lemon on the end table and a breeze blowing in the windows while readingView 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 new business. We began to talk about why we always go to the same coffee shop, the sameView 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 my thumb nail. It hurts my heart and brings me great embarrassment to see how someView 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 mind racing with creative inspiration. We are so beyond lucky/blessed/fortunate to beView full post »