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February 1, 2018

Let me just blow off the cobwebs from this blog before we begin because hello, it’s been a while. It’s the off-season for photography because so few people are willing to brave the arctic temps and tundra-like landscape in the name of love, and this works out just fine for me because I am increasingly […]

June 19, 2017

Art or Business. Creative or Administrative. Experimental Expression or Consistent Delivery. I think it’s safe to say that most photographers picked up a camera because they love the process of creating images. While I didn’t excel in traditional art classes, photography filled that gap for me. It made sense technically; I felt like I was […]

May 30, 2017

It’s a resounding question in the creative industry, one I see in comment threads and message boards, in articles and interviews and YouTube videos. Everyone has different advice to offer and there’s no right or wrong answer. The clients are asking for a discount. Should I give them one? For those of us who make our […]

April 14, 2017

I’ve thought about bridal parties three different ways: You should only have your closest friends and family in the bridal party – keeping it small and intimate will cut down on drama and stress. Besides, you don’t want to look back on your wedding photos and think, “I’m not even friends with that person anymore!” […]

January 23, 2017

One of the most common questions (or comments, I suppose) I receive is how I run my business with two young children. I don’t have an outside studio or office space – my “office” consists of a computer on Justin’s old college desk in the loft of our cabin. The walls aren’t decorated with canvases […]