5 self-love practices for feeling confident in front of the camera

By |July 19th, 2021|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Tips for Creatives|

While I pride myself on making our sessions easy-going and fun, it’s also important that you do some self-love legwork before your session. Why? I may take incredible photos and make you look really good but I'm not magic: I can’t make you love yourself. I can't help someone like their photos when they are being extra critical of the way they look. So woo girl, need to kick off your shoes, take a deep breath, time to focus on you: here are five self-love practices that will get you feeling confident in your skin and prepared for your photography session.

Martis Camp Elopement | Jenny + Tom

By |July 12th, 2021|Elopement, microwedding, wedding|

A lot of mountains had to be moved for Jenny and Tom's Covid affected Martis Camp elopement slash micro-wedding to happen. The largest of which was that Tom's parents live in Israel and were worried about being able to attend at all, despite the fact that the were both vaccinated last December. Tom's father spent the entirety of his pandemic life training to ride his bicycle around Lake Tahoe. More from Jenny and Tom's micro-wedding/elopement here!

Summer wedding treats and favors that steal the show

By |July 5th, 2021|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Having a memorable wedding isn’t just about the open bar and the ridiculous dance moves your uncle pulled out on the dance floor. It’s about the intentional, small details that make it uniquely yours. Some couples choose to bring touches of home to their day or to include their fur babies, and some (those of us with a sweet tooth), like to go all out on treats for our guests. Here are this summer’s steal-the-show wedding treats and favors!

Haue Valley Wedding | St Louis, MO | Sam + Patrick

By |June 28th, 2021|Travel, wedding|

I've now photographed two (YES! TWO!) full and large post pandemic weddings in all their glory: Anna and Harrison's amazing second line filled New Orleans wedding, and Whitney and Steve's Sugar Bowl wedding, which will be coming to this blog VERY soon.  Until then, I have an amazing wedding to share that somehow never made it to the blog. Sam and Patrick recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary on May the 4th so that seems like a perfectly good reason to finally share images from their Haue Valley Wedding in St. Louis, MO.  Sam grew up in St. Louis and her father was actually one of my former co-workers at Pearl Izumi, which made this wedding all the more special. More from their spring wedding in the Missouri countryside here!

Why you should stop using stock photos to promote your business

By |June 21st, 2021|Commercial Photography, Tips, Tips for Creatives|

Custom brand photos are an opportunity for a professional photographer to capture your business and its offerings in all of its unique ways. Stock photos aren’t personal to your business: they don’t accurately reflect what your business has to offer, simply because they weren’t created for your business or with your business in mind. Oftentimes these photos are dated, staged/posed, and don’t capture the audience you’re looking for. Not to mention, it can be time-consuming to sift through millions of photos. More reasons why you should stop using stock photos and how to elevate your brand with custom imagery here!

Elms Mansion Wedding | New Orleans | Anna + Harrison

By |June 14th, 2021|wedding|

New Orleans is a special kind of home to me. It's about family, and revelry, and fun. The spirit that surrounds me there is a dangerous one: I always joke I could never live there full time because I'd just get fat and happy. New Orleans is about love and joy, porch sipping, potlucks, music, and second lines.  Anna and Harrison's Elms Mansion wedding was every bit of all of these things, with a LOT of rain thrown in. Who Dat!

Redlands Commercial Photographer | Willowbrook Farm

By |May 31st, 2021|Commercial Photography, Travel|

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.

How branded photos boost your social media presence

By |May 24th, 2021|Commercial Photography, Tips, Tips for Creatives|

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?

Why you should hire a birth photographer

By |May 10th, 2021|Birth Photography, Tips|

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.

Sedona Elopement | Jacquie and Doug

By |May 3rd, 2021|Elopement, microwedding|

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.

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