Happy Pride Month! When you get to planning and wedding spending—whether it’s during Pride Month or year round—be sure to support LGBTQ+-owned businesses, like these ones. You may be surprised to see many cult favorites on this list.
The new owners of Willowbrook Apple Farm had a lot on their hands: 3 kids, 2 full time jobs, home schooling, AND now, and then a pandemic hit. Said apple farm also came complete with some extra houseguests: a mini-pony, a mini-donkey, chickens, a couple of cats, a dog and the most recent addition: a pig named Delilah.
By now you’ve hopefully booked your branded photo session with me (and if not, get on that). We’ll spend our session thoughtfully capturing photos of the best features of your business—the people and products that make your business unique. We’ve already discussed what your business goals are and how your branded photo collection can help you achieve them. You're ready to boost your social media presence, but now what?
Throughout their years dating, Kerry and Patrick spoke many times about traveling to Vegas together and everytime it came up, Kerry always joked, “don’t take me to Vegas unless you plan on coming home married!” And then one day, they went to Vegas and and came home married. Read more about their Las Vegas elopement here!
Labor and delivery can be hectic but also overwhelmingly beautiful, and often, forgettable. It can be hard to give someone the responsibility of capturing the moment when they actually have to be present in it and that's why considering having a professional photographer on site shouldn't be considered egregious. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a birth photographer.
What started out as an micro wedding with a family style dinner under the stars in Bend, OR changed plans and iterations and dates quite a few times before it morphed into the absolutely perfect intimate Sedona elopement that it was, bringing no less joy. At the end of the day, Jacquie and Doug just wanted to get married and I was thrilled to be there for them.
It seems like there is light at the end of the tunnel and events are starting to be planned again. If you're just starting on your wedding planning journey and looking for a photographer, here are some things to consider and suggestions on what you should (and shouldn't) ask your wedding photographer.
If you want to attract your ideal customers, you need great photos to market yourself! Sugared Salon in South Lake Tahoe was interested in a suite of images that allows them to represent their business authentically in a way that captures the essence of the salon. Our priorities for their photoshoot were to capture the decor, interiors, staff and salon services in a way that would convey to customers what to expect upon arrival and during their experience.
Burnout in photography is real. It's hard to create boundaries when your office is in your living room. While I know a few business-savvy photographers with killer experience and sales tactics, the majority of photographers I've befriended or met over the years consider themselves creatives, through-and through. The end result: a ton of small business owners barely keeping their businesses about water. I’m going to cover how you can start selling smarter, not harder, so that you can truly enjoy running your photography business—not running your sanity into the ground.
It is always more challenging, creatively speaking, to bring a new idea to fruition, as we recently did with this ad project for the Austin based office of Sensory Interactive, a design firm that designs and builds high-profile projects that range from master planning, to digital urban experiences, interactive exhibits, large format digital art, sports arena displays and urban spectacles such as those found in Las Vegas and Times Square. As a photographer, I would always rather photograph in new places than in the same locations repeatedly - it is more creatively inspiring to seek out inspiring backgrounds than to return to the same old standbys as you do when returning to the same locations again and again. These challenges force you to trust in your experience, knowledge and ability to pull off a successful shoot. Read more about our design and my creative process as an Austin commercial photographer here.
Whether you’re needing a new LinkedIn headshot or an entire suite of branded photos for your company site (or even a publication feature!), these tips will help you nail the vibe you’re going for. If you're wondering how to prepare for your headshot sessions, the most important piece of advice I give for professional business portraits comes down to one main thing: don’t wait until the last minute to prepare for your session! Give yourself time to find a couple outfits that you not only look good on you, but that feel good, too.
I've been extolling the benefits of revamping your headshots on my blog and instagram for quite some time but thankfully, Matt and Melissa already know the value of a quality headshot. It's important to infuse a bit of your personality into your headshot and this is where an environmental portrait comes in. Your professional headshots in Austin, TX can involve the neighborhoods and backdrops that you do business in or identify with the most. If you're interested in a Austin headshot photographer, you can see more of their Austin headshot session here.