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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One of the most important things to do as a business owner, or as a person for that matter, is to define your definition of success. If you don’t have a definition of success, how will you know if you’re being successful? Without your own definition, you’ll end up following someone else’s path for success. […]

Education, Mindset

June 10, 2020

How to Discover Your Definition of Success

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Lessons from Moving Across the Country A lot of things are the same I thought that everything would be completely different when I moved to CA, but really, every day life in CA is pretty much the same as it was in CA. People told me to expect a “culture shock,” but I didn’t really […]

Personal, The Podcast

June 8, 2020

Lessons from Moving Across the Country | VP12

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My Culling Process in Photo Mechanic and Lightroom Today I’m sharing my complete culling process with photo mechanic and Lightroom. I’ll walk you through the process from start to finish. Get Photo Mechanic HERE Photo Mechanic makes it so easy to scroll through and organize images fast And my culling process is really simple. I’m […]

Editors, Education, Lightroom, Photographers, Photography

May 29, 2020

My Culling Process in Photo Mechanic

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Five Photography Programs I Can’t Live Without Photo Mechanic One of my favorite photography programs is Photo Mechanic. I use Photo Mechanic to quickly and easily view, cull, and organize my photos. Check out my blog post on using photo mechanic for faster culling. I talk about my complete culling process. This was a game […]

Education, Photographers

May 27, 2020

5 Photography Programs I Can’t Live Without

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Is Marraige Everything I Dreamed? When I was single, I wanted nothing more than to be married. I always felt like my true calling was to be a wife and a mom, so nothing made sense to me without being married. I just assumed that I would go to college and get married right after.  […]

Personal, The Podcast

May 26, 2020

Is Marriage Everything I Dreamed?

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How to Use Split Toning | Lightroom Tutorial A lot of photographers ask me, “what is split toning anyway?” Well, for the longest time I didn’t know what it was either. But it’s actually super simple!  It’s just a way to edit the colors of the highlights (the bright parts) and the shadows (the dark […]

Education, Lightroom

May 21, 2020

How to Use Split Toning | Lightroom Tutorial

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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, featured, Productivity

May 13, 2020

Productivity Programs I Use Every Day

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