Catalina Island Wedding Photographer | Laura + Chris

By |January 30th, 2023|wedding|

I might have found the most perfect destination wedding location in the United States, and by I, I mean my friends and clients Laura and Chris may have found the most perfect destination wedding location in the United States and I just happened to FALL IN LOVE. Catalina Island, located off the coast of California, is a popular destination for tourists looking for a mix of natural beauty and recreational activities and better yet, for those of us in Northern California, it's simply a one-hour flight away.  Have you ever dreamed of a place where you feel like you are in Greece, but in California? Well, we found it and it's called Catalina Island. If you are looking for a Catalina Island Wedding Photographer, sign me the fuck up because I can't wait to go back.

How to Prepare for your Custom Brand Photography Session

By |January 23rd, 2023|Commercial Photography, Tips|

Using custom photography in your marketing and advertising is the best way for any small business to showcase its products or services. By creating a consistent visual identity across all of your marketing materials, you establish trust with your target audience and ultimately, brand recognition. The images we create can be used to highlight the unique features or benefits of your products or services, which can help to convince customers to choose your business over your competitors and allows you to utilize a cohesive and consistent message with your images across a variety of different platforms. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your session and create images that you'll be proud to show off.

Breckenridge Wedding Photographer | Katie + TJ

By |January 16th, 2023|wedding|

Planning a wedding is a CHALLENGE.  You may be overly excited about your engagement, only to discover when it comes to wedding planning all the fun seems to be leaching out of the process, leaving you languishing and overwhelmed. Sound familiar? I'm here to tell you that when it comes to planning a wedding, especially a destination wedding, there are plenty of benefits to opting for a small, intimate micro-wedding. There are even more benefits when you start looking at venues and decide to go with a backyard wedding at a private estate. Katie and TJ did exactly that and the result was a hilarious, intimate, and absolutely perfect private estate wedding in Summit County, CO.

2023 wedding costs and inflation: here’s what you need to consider planning a 2023 wedding

By |January 9th, 2023|Tips, Wedding Planning|

Y'all - we already know that weddings are expensive AF, but let's be real here: the cost of getting married has been on the rise for years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. While there are many factors that contribute to this increase, one of the most prevalent reasons, and the one that resides on the tip of everyone's tongue, is a nasty little word called inflation. Here are a few things you need to know about planning an event in today's environment, taking into consideration 2023 wedding costs and inflation.

Belize Travel Guide

By |January 2nd, 2023|Travel|

My number one goal in life has always been to see as much of the world as possible. Every year, one of my resolutions is always to visit at least one new country, and in 2022, I capped off the end of a very busy fall travel season for work with a trip to Belize. With a population of just over 400,000 people, Belize is a laid-back and welcoming destination that offers a wide variety of attractions and activities for travelers of all types. If you’re considering Belize for your next vacation and searching for a Belize travel guide, look no further!

Why you should consider volunteer opportunities as professional development

By |December 26th, 2022|Tips for Creatives, Volunteer|

Volunteering brings happiness in a number of ways, but it should also be considered an excellent avenue for professional development. The next time you're looking for a way to expand your professional development opportunities, and looking to bring some happiness into your life, consider volunteering – you just might find that it's the most rewarding experience you've ever had. Here are all the reasons why.

Deer Park Villa Wedding | Michael + Shannon

By |December 19th, 2022|wedding|

When I finally delivered Michael and Shannon's Deer Park Villa wedding gallery to them, Michael told me that it it "felt like a friend" had captured their wedding. "You caught the moments a close friend would have caught for me." What a wonderful compliment that is. I have to be honest though - it was easy to make the Deer Park Villa look stunning because, to be frank, it's an incredibly stunning venue tucked away into the charming af town of Fairfax, CA.

Why you should consider wearing a ballgown in the snow for portraits

By |December 16th, 2022|Portrait, Seniors, Tips|

Looking for an incredibly unique way to express yourself this winter season? While wearing a ballgown in the snow for portraits may seem like a bold choice, it can add a touch of elegance and whimsy to your photos. With the right gown, preparation, and photographer, your winter portrait session can be truly unique and memorable. So why not consider wearing a ballgown in the snow? Here's a few tips and tricks on how to create unique photos in a challenging situation.

Texas Concert Photographer | Allen Stone’s Karaoke Extravaganza

By |November 14th, 2022|Austin, Commercial Photography, Event Photos, texas|

Allen Stone is no stranger to wacky ideas. Back in 2019, Al and his best friend Julian Gavilanes embarked on a karaoke tour of the United States. This year, they decided to bring it back, bigger and better than ever - a multi-state tour, a full crew, with a polished story, and 100x the fun and hijinks. It was a blend of an acoustic concert, with Allen performing intimate renditions of beloved songs, as well as new material, along with pre-show VIP meet and greets, an audience participation segment (that's the karaoke y'all), games, more than one or two surprises a night, and more! Photos and more from Allen Stone's Texas stops on his 2022 Karaoke Extravaganza.

Camp Galilee Summer Camp Wedding | Rachael + Garrett

By |November 7th, 2022|camping, Tahoe, wedding|

A summer camp wedding is the perfect destination wedding for the client who wants a relaxed, but all encompassed vacation weekend for their celebration. A relaxing destination wedding at an established summer camp like Camp Galilee allows everyone to enjoy an extended amount of time socializing, but in a more budget friendly way and, better yet, all on the same property. For Rachael and Garrett, who both previously worked at Camp Galilee, it was the perfect location because it is a place near and dear to both their hearts.

The hidden costs of running a photography businesses (and why you should take them seriously)

By |October 17th, 2022|Photography, Tips, Tips for Creatives, wedding, Wedding Planning|

When people choose to become photographers, it’s for the love of it: sharing moments of pure joy at weddings, births, and family sessions. Being the person behind the camera is much more than the art of capturing these moments, though, and it’s important, especially if you’re just starting your photography business, to zoom out and take inventory of the hidden costs of running a photography business.

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