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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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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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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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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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

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Hey there! A couple weeks ago I shared with you my list system for getting stuff done. If you missed that post, check it out here: Today I’m sharing my best tips for planning your week and planning your day. I also talk about how to arrange your daily to do list! Tips for […]

Education, Productivity

April 14, 2020

Tips for Planning Your Day

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In this video, I show you how to create a master Lightroom catalog to use on different computers. You’ll be saving a catalog with Smart Previews and backing it up to your external hard drive every time you close LR. Then, you can easily open up your catalog on a separate computer. Below are the […]

Education, Lightroom

April 9, 2020

How to Create a Master Lightroom Catalog to Edit on Multiple Computers

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If you’ve spent much time with me talking about business, you’ll know that I LOVE blogging. I think it’s one of the best ways to boost your SEO for your website and to share your expertise. But I know a ton of creatives really struggle with blogging and with content creation in general. SO many […]

Education, featured

April 7, 2020

Tips for Brainstorming Content Creation

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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