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mexico wedding photographerIf you follow me on social media (Instagram and Facebook), you already know that last week my family and I spent a few days in Mexico for vacation. (And now I wish I was a Mexico wedding photographer!)

It was such an amazing experience that on our second day there we already started making plans for going back next year.

I mean, everything was seamless. From the time we arrived to the time we left, they made us feel like royalty.

So what does this have to do with your wedding business? View full post »

HOW TO BACK UP YOUR CAMERA SETTINGS USING SAVE_LOADEDIT
Did you know that you can back up your camera settings?! “Save/Load” is a menu setting that is often overlooked. What does it actually do and why should you use it?!

As a professional photographer, I send my camera to Nikon for cleaning and servicing at least once a year. When it comes back, it is usually reset to the factory settings. This means that all my preferred settings and customizations are lost. If you’re anything like me, you spent a lot of time doing research before you set all the settings for your camera. Does this mean that I have to go through all that work all over again?! View full post »

pinterest for photographers
If you are working on your Pinterest strategy and want to learn how to pin hidden images from your blog, you’re in the right place! I have an amazing tip to share with you today.

As you probably already know, the images that get pinned the most are the tall, vertical ones that often times have a text overlay that displays a catchy title. If you click on the image, you will most likely be directed to a blog post that will offer value around the topic you are interested in.

If, by any chance, you landed on this post from Pinterest, you most likely clicked on a tall, vertical image that said “How to Pin Hidden Images from Your Blog”. You are going to notice that the image you clicked on is nowhere in this blog post. View full post »

how linktree works Are you struggling with having to change the link in your Instagram bio every time you want to share something new with your followers? I feel you! For the longest time I had to go back and forth between linking to my wedding portfolio and photography educational content. When I heard Natalie Franke talk about Linktree, I was like Yesss!! This is exactly what I needed.

Want to know how you can add multiple links to your Instagram bio? This amazing new tool is my new favorite thing! And it’s super easy to use. Here’s how it works! View full post »

One of the questions I get asked the most is what kind of photography gear I use. I remember when I was first starting out, I looked and asked for guidance from otherphotography camera gear photographer friends. As I got more established in my photography business, I was able to figure out the kind of camera and lenses I needed for my style. Below is a list of some of my most trusted camera equipment!

CAMERAS:

Nikon D810– If you are shooting weddings, this camera is a beast in low light situations. The only negative is the size of the files. They are huge! However, this is my all-time favorite camera and I would recommend it to anyone looking to invest in a higher grade professional camera. It has a dual card slot which requires a SD + CF card. View full post »

AHHHH!! I am SOOO excited to share with you a huge project I’ve been working on behind the scenes lately, my very first e-book. This has been on my to-do list for quite some time now, but with two little ones around the house, I never actually got around to it… until today!! Today I finished my first e-book (“20 Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Album”). And the best part?! It’s FREE!!

If you have come across my infographic “15 Tips On How To Choose The Perfect Pictures For Your Wedding Album” on Pinterest (pictured below), you are going to LOVE this e-book!! What makes the e-book even better is that I have created 5 additional spreads that your couples can choose to include in their wedding album. Once you educate your couples on how to choose the perfect images for their wedding album, the designing process should take less than 10 minutes total.  View full post »

2016 has been a great year for us as we have had an amazing wedding season and got to work with even more amazing couples. Thank you, thank you for sharing your wedding day with me and allowing me to document your special day on my camera. It’s been truly a privilege!!

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by! Here we are, at the end of December, the last month of the year. I am in awe as I am typing this post because this year has truly flown by in the blink of an eye.

At the end of every year, I like to really take the time to look at what has worked and what hasn’t worked for my business in the past year. I also like to set goals for the new year, just to keep me accountable and have a constant reminder of what I am trying to accomplish in the new year. View full post »

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this blog post the whole year! The year in review post is one of my favorite things to share on the blog. It’s so much fun to look back at all the behind-the-scene moments that happened throughout the wedding season. Last year’s post was a big hit, so if you’re dying to see why, you can take a look here.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my 2016 couples for trusting me with capturing their special day! I am truly honored!! 2016 was an amazing year and I got to work with some pretty amazing brides and grooms, if I may say so myself! To all my sweet #ATPCouples, YOU are the reason why I love doing what I do. Here’s to another great wedding season ahead! Now, let’s take a look at how this year unfolded. Fair warning, some of these behind-the-scene shots are pretty epic! View full post »

christmas gift ideas for photographersHappy (almost) Christmas Day! I can’t believe I am actually typing these words. It feels like it was yesterday that we celebrated Christmas 2015. This year flew by in the blink of an eye!! Although Christmas is NOT about gifts, picking the perfect gift to go under the tree for your spouse or children is always a fun activity.

Unlike myself, my husband always, always surprises me with the BEST gifts. Majority of them are photography related because… well, as a photographer, there’s always something on your wish list. I love capturing the milestones in my clients’ lives, as well as my own. With two little ones around the house I know that I will cherish the little things I document on my camera every day. To be completely honest, I think I make Timmy’s job pretty easy since I talk about photography all.the.time!! View full post »

Meeting future brides in person (or online via video chat) is the first step towards convertingPhotography Consultation Questions That Get You Clients
an existing lead into a booking. If you are wondering how to successfully conduct a client meeting, I am excited to invite you to learn how I treat each wedding photography consultation, and how you can improve yours as well!

If you are struggling with what questions to ask, and how to get booked by engaged couples, this post is for you!

First things first, and I can’t stress this highly enough, HAVE A PLAN! It is important that you handle each and every client consultation with confidence and care. Follow the same pattern, whether your consultation is via video chat or in person. Here’s the pattern I follow: View full post »