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Last night I had the privilege and opportunity to share my experiences with some industry experts on the subject of styled shoots and specifically how to get the most out of the time with the photographer. The webinar was hosted by Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events and each week there is a different topic. […]

Education, Photography, Styled

January 13, 2017

Styled Shoots| Styling & Capturing the Right Image

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During my second year of business I stumbled upon a photographer named Jasmine Star.  I loved the way she told her stories, stared her knowledge and photographed her images, especially her details.  I’ve always been drawn to details because outside of the natural emotion that a couple shares with one another, their story falls in […]

Education, Photographers, Styled, Workshops

December 22, 2016

Teaching Others | Showit United Styled Shoot

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This year was my first chance to attend WPPI.  I’ll write a separate blog post on my experience soon.  While there, several of my  friends and I got the itch to want to shoot in the desert.  We contacted a few couples but due to the hectic nature of everyone’s schedule during WPPI, we could […]

Headshots, Lifestyle, Natural Light, On-Location, Photography, Styled

March 13, 2016

An Elegant Desert Photo Shoot | Las Vegas Photographer

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I don’t know why, but it feels absolutely crazy to start each year by writing out these lofty goals that linger in my mind and then see them actually come to fruition! One of the goals that I had this year was to be featured in a wedding magazine. Now, I will be transparent and […]

Photography, Styled, Weddings

September 25, 2014

Featured: Virginia Wedding Locations Magazine

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I will never get to a point where I’m not excited about a feature in a wedding publication or blog!  It’s just an honor that someone that makes the decisions deems my work worthy enough to be featured on their pages!  Today is another exciting day- I along with a host of amazing vendors have […]

Featured, Photography, Styled, Weddings

September 11, 2014

Featured: Style Me Pretty Virginia | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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If you’ve been absent from social media, you may not be aware that I attended United 2014 recently.  United is a photographer’s conference that was held in Santa Barbara at the Fess Parker Double Tree Hilton and put on by the crew that runs Showit (my website host) and PASS (a photo sharing system).  I’ll […]

Natural Light, On-Location, Photography, Styled, Weddings, Workshops

March 5, 2014

United Santa Barbara 2014 | Sunrise Trash The Dress Shoot

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Today I received a beautiful reminder of why I do what I do. In December, you may recall, I did a beauty shoot with one of the make-up artists that I have a working relationship with.  She commented that she was awkward in front of the camera but I say everything but awkwardness.  When she […]

Lifestyle, Natural Light, On-Location, Styled

January 10, 2014

A Beautiful Reminder

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There have been several times this year that I have participated or held my own styled wedding shoot.  In general, organizing a shoot means finding a bride (or model), working with a dress shop that I have a relationship with, working with a floral artist and also a cake artist.  Depending on how detailed the […]

On-Location, Styled, Weddings

August 15, 2013

Mankin Mansion Shoot {Virginia Wedding Photographer}