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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My Top 3 Outdoor Photography Lighting Tips Today I’m sharing my top 3 outdoor photography lighting tips! If you’ve been looking for even, consistent light and have been wondering how to get your skin tones consistent, then this post is for you! Look for Even Light Always look for naturally diffused, even light without any […]

Education, Photographers

May 20, 2020

My Top 3 Outdoor Photography Lighting Tips

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Scars & Vulnerability Last week I shared the story of how I got the scar on my chin. When I posted a blog post about it 2 years ago, it got so much engagement. I wanted to know why that was, so I asked some of readers why they thought it might be the case. […]

Personal, The Podcast

May 19, 2020

Scars & Vulnerability | VP09

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Today I’m showing you how to use the basic tools in Lightroom Mobile. Watch me edit an image from start to finish. How to Use Lightroom Mobile In this video, I’ll explain the following tools: How to use selective editing with brushes, graduated filters, and radial filters How to use the healing brush Cropping Light […]

Education, Lightroom

May 14, 2020

How to Use Lightroom Mobile Basic tools

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Six Productivity Programs I Use Every Day Google Calendar I’ve talked about my love for Google Calendar, but I can’t say enough good things about it! I use it for creating my weekly schedule, but  I will sometimes plan my entire day right on my calendar. I also LOVE utilizing the reminders feature on Google […]

Education, Productivity

May 13, 2020

Productivity Programs I Use Every Day

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Today I’m sharing the story of how I got my scar. I shared it a couple years ago on my blog HERE, and it was the most popular blog post I’ve ever written. Tune in next week where I’ll talk about why I think it was the most popular post, why scar stories are so […]

Personal, The Podcast

May 12, 2020

How I Got My Scar | VP08

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Finally, after years in the making, I am officially offering wedding photography coaching calls! This is something I’ve been dreaming about for years. I almost launched it back in 2018, but then we rather suddenly decided to move to California and it was put on hold. But no more! I’m ready, and it’s HERE!!! So […]

Education, Photographers

April 28, 2020

Wedding Photography Coaching Calls

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Today’s episode is going to be more like a journal entry. It’s going to be personal. The purpose of my podcast is to be honest, & real, and to you that you aren’t alone. That’s what I hope to do today. This is a real-time look into my life at this moment, at this stage. […]

Personal, The Podcast

April 27, 2020

Are My Priorities In Order? | VP07

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One of the best things I ever did for my business was join the Rising Tide Society. If you haven’t heard of the Rising Tide Society, well, your world is about to be changed. It’s AWESOME.  The Rising Tide Society is a community of creative entrepreneurs across the globe that support each other, help each […]

Education, Personal, Photographers

April 21, 2020

The Rising Tide Society: Community Over Competition

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Today, I’m talking about the comparison game. We’ve all played it, and I think I’ve played it more than most. I’ve spent a lot of time comparing myself to others. We compare ourselves to others in so many areas: our looks, our personality, our houses, our hobbies, our weekend activities, our businesses, our talents, and even […]

Personal, The Podcast

April 20, 2020

The Comparison Game | VP06

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Hi There! I’m going to show you 3 quick ways to get more consistent edits TODAY. These are not techniques you need to practice, but tools you can implement in your very next editing session.  3 Quick Ways to Get More Consistent Edits First, I want to show you the Reference View in Lightroom. To […]

Editors, Education, Lightroom

April 16, 2020

3 Quick Tips for Consistent Edits TODAY