Category Archives: BUSINESS

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 photos to other photographers photos? Did you struggle with this when you wereView 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 dressing room”. There are two types of photos that Brandon captures on the weddingView 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 Brandon and I on new adventures, trials and challenges we leap and take chances. Do weView 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, always deliver more then you r asked to deliver. When I stop to think of myView 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 be such a stress full career. Its one of the biggest days of someones life andView 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, from fellow photogs,  “how do you improve the business end of photography from year toView 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 never failed, everyone would come together in one house all at the same time for an entireView 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 chilly weather, warm fires, Christmas parties, quality time with family, laughter withView full post »

Genuine + Flawless Client Communications

When we first started our business, having clients over for consultations would make my heart race, palms sweat and tongue twisted. Obviously, extreme nervousness to say the least. I needed a way toView 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 comfortable our couples are the more ridiculously awesome their session is. But, comfortablyView 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. Lighting the spark of someone’s creativity brings us great joy.  Her emailView 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” competition. I’m a bit competitive. Well … that may be an understatement, ifView full post »

Clientele + Soul Matching

ADORE ADORE ADORE… we truly adore our clients!  A truly  sincere, wrapped around their little finger kind-of-love. Honestly, by the time we are shooting the wedding, the guests are asking usView 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 to avoid ever having to shoot in full sun is impossible. Most of the time we areView 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 Brandon and I capture about 100 photos for our clients.  For a sneak peek we willView 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 to change myself. I had to realize that being positive was a choice. I have noticedView 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 house was made up of an eclectic mix of relics, artifacts, world maps and treasures ofView 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. Needless to say, I’m a bit terrified. A part of me wants to just stay home curled upView 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, right? However, truth is, most full-time professional wedding photographers carry withView 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 it does not look posed”. We love this question because that is exactly ourView 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 thank you. There is absolutely no way we could do what we love without our amazingView 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 with dreams. So often the “world” will try to keep you down and say thatView 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 sitting next to it. As I would, ever so gently, lay the tone-arm on to the 33 theView 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 your photos from Shoot & Share on Vimeo.View 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 get nervous. But here is the thing, its always new and unique to me. A new couple, aView 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 to say “I Do”. Otherwise it’s super bad luck! Bad luck…View 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) and had a great opportunity to sit back relax and dream. Of course I startedView full post »

Shooting + the Rings

I love to hear stories of our couples’ spontaneous romantic proposals; well spontaneous for her and shaking hands with quivering voice for him that is;) Diving into their love stories allowView 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’s city sidewalks as people would hold hands at the corners waiting to cross theView full post »

Pampering + Chocolate + Love

There are three things I like to share with our clients: pampering, chocolates and love! As photographers we find it vital to make sure we are a good fit for our brides and grooms. We like toView 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:) We want your engagement shoot to genuinely reflect how you love, your truest self,View full post »

Personalized + Intimate + Unique

How do we personalize our Client’s experience with our business? Obviously this question will be answered differently by each Photographer… and it definitely should be! After all, we areView full post »

Client Gifts + Cute Candles

Walking through the store with Brandon looking for Christmas gifts for our friends and family, I shouted out, “our Brides and Grooms become our friends!”. “Ummm, that wasView 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 in our photographs. Every couple is unique with a love story to tell, all areView 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 location that represents who they are. We ask our couples to choose the location and toView 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 the dates, coffee table books, keeping track of our accounts and so on. Obviously, I amView full post »