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Category Archives: Education

Beginner Photography Workshop I’m so excited to offer for the first time ever a beginner photography workshop this fall!! I’ve had so many requests recently for photography advice or students to shadow me that I can’t keep track of it all, and I thought this would be a great way to fill that need. Whether […]

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The First Look Part 2 Two years ago I published a post giving 4 reasons why you should consider doing a first look. They were all great reasons, but I think the list was incomplete. This is still one of the number one questions I get from my brides, and I wanted to talk about […]

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Canon 50mm f/1.2 This is the first time I’ve ever reviewed a piece of my gear, but sometimes you come across something so good you just have to share it. I would never put myself in a position where I only had one lens to shoot an entire wedding day (you just never know what […]

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North Carolina Family Photographer There’s no sense in denying that family photos have the potential to be hectic, especially when little ones are involved. I’m a firm believer that planning ahead can help eliminate a lot of that stress, and that goes for family sessions as well! Some of these suggestions are more geared toward […]

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Wunderlist Review It’s not secret that I love lists. A lot. I make lists for everything and I have old notebooks full of lists with everything crossed out. The whole point of making lists is to be able to cross things off, right? A photographer friend of mine introduced me to an app for t0-do […]

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Raleigh Bridal Photographer I have some bridal sessions coming up this month and as I started writing emails to my clients about how to prepare I realized that this content would be a great blog post!! Bridal sessions can be more complicated than other sessions for a couple reasons. Often you’re waiting for your shoes or jewelry […]

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Making your Wedding YOU Tell me if you can relate to this. I’m not a very creative person when it comes to ideas. I can see something I like and do that (cough Pinterest cough), but I’m not good at coming up with unique things on my own. Part of this is because I’m a traditional […]

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