My blog is the heart of my site!! Here you'll find personal posts and educational posts for both photographers and editors! You'll also find photo work from my 10 years as a photographer. If you're a bride, check out the "Brides" category! Look around, leave a comment, or ask a question! Explore & enjoy!






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Yep, it’s another coronavirus episode. There are so many events, stats, feelings to process. And that’s what I do here on this podcast. I process and I try to find hope through it all.  So, the first two weeks of “shelter in place” I was actually feeling super good. Then last week things started to […]

Personal, The Podcast

April 6, 2020

What to Do With All the Feels | VP04

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Today I’m sharing some handy keyboard shortcuts and Lightroom flags that make getting around Lightroom a lot easier! In this video, I show you how to easily: Maximize the image size on your screen Flag and label images Stack flags/labels Navigate flags/labels Navigate between Library Grid View and Develop View Filter by camera serial number […]

Editors, Education, Lightroom, Photographers

April 2, 2020

Lightroom Flags, Labels, & Library View

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Do you ever feel like you have so many ideas you don’t know where to start or which ones are more important? Is your weekly to do list system failing you? Or do you ever find yourself setting goals for yourself at the beginning of the year or the beginning of a season never to […]

Education, Productivity

March 31, 2020

My List System for Getting Stuff Done

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How many closed chapters do you have in your life? Maybe it was a job, a summer program, school, or a season with a sports team. We all have a lot of them, that’s for sure. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I experience sadness when I think about the closed chapters in my […]

Personal, The Podcast

March 30, 2020

How to Cope with Closed Chapters | VP03

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I experience an overwhelming desire to talk about things. To get them out in the open. But talking about it doesn’t seem to be enough. I don’t feel settled until I share it with someone. When I moved to California last year, I realized that I’m a verbal processor! I hadn’t put it into words […]

Personal, The Podcast

March 24, 2020

The Story Behind the Podcast | Verbally Processing Podcast Episode 1

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Everything seems terrible right now. People are suffering, losing their jobs, weddings are being canceled, work is being canceled, and maybe they’re not sure how they will make it. Today I’m speaking to all the moms out there that are unexpectedly homeschooling their kids. I’m talking to all the people that are now working from […]

Personal, The Podcast

March 24, 2020

Could God Use COVID-19 as a Gift In Your Life? | Verbally Processing Podcast Episode 2

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Scheduling a Session Create a card for each session in the appropriate list. Feel free to make a new list if you need to add a different type of session that you shoot or want to plan ahead for the next season. Include in the title of each card: The name of the session The […]


March 11, 2020

Scheduling in Trello

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I’m so excited to share Kyle & Kimberly’s wedding with you today! Kyle & Kimberly have known each other since middle school and they are high school sweethearts!! They were friends for a long time before they started dating, and I just think that is so sweet! Now that they’re married, they officially get to […]


January 9, 2020

Pretty Place Chapel Wedding | Kyle & Kimberly

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Hi friends! I’m pretty sure I said this post was coming WEEKS ago! But I just haven’t written it because honestly I’ve been FAILING at following my schedule lately. I got crazy busy with work and life happened!! Now I am slowly learning to implement more time management skills into my life (which is another […]

Education, Personal

October 23, 2019

Setting Up Your Work from Home Schedule

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Step 1: Exporting your Catalog Pre-edit at least 5-10% of the images for me to use as guidelines for how the rest of the gallery should look It is helpful if the pre-edits are scattered throughout the gallery so I know how you would handle different lighting situations. Label your pre-edits with a color label. […]

Education, Photographers

August 20, 2019

Preparing Files for Outsourcing: PC Version