54 Activity Ideas for In Home Family Candids

May 21, 2023

So you’ve decided you want the cozy, candid feeling of an in-home family photo or family film session. Awesome! Now it’s time to think about what kind of activities you want to capture. Why? When a family photo or film session is anchored by a couple of activities, it keeps the action going! That way, […]

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What to Look for in a Family Photographer

February 23, 2022

Family portraits don’t come around every day! Here’s what to look for in a family photographer, so you can make the most of your special photos! What to Look for in a Family Photographer: Why It Matters I once had a phone call with a woman who told me this story. She knew she wanted […]

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Family Portraits: In Studio or At Home?

February 6, 2022

So it’s time to take fresh family photos! But where to even begin? A good starting point is deciding whether you should you take your next family portraits in home, or in studio. Obvious disclaimer here: as an in-home photographer, I am clearly biased in favor of in-home portraits. But hey, there may be a […]

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When to Use a Professional Camera Vs. a Cell Phone

August 7, 2021

Can you even remember a day when you didn’t have a computer/phone/camera in your pocket? Over the years, cell phones have become our mainstay and have totally reshaped our worlds. Are these changes good or bad in terms of how we take photos?  Let’s dive into that a bit more.   There’s No Doubt; Cell Phone […]

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These Distractions Are Ruining Your Photos

July 10, 2021

As a photographer, we’re trained to see things differently. When we place subjects into a frame, we’re looking for more than a pretty background. We’re looking at lighting, the shadows, the emotion, and the surrounding area. What exactly are we looking for? The answer is: anything that could distract from the subjects. The sole focus […]

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Past, Present, and Future: How to Organize ALL your Photos!

June 24, 2021

If you’re like most people, you have a lot of photos everywhere. On your phone, on your desktop, on your hard drive; oh, and then there’s your old laptop and cellphone from “before iCloud” that you know you have some photos on that you really need to do something with…. Yikes. How to organize all […]

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Why Pre-Session Consults are Everything

May 26, 2021

I want to share my secret sauce for photos you love, and that’s your Pre-Session Consultation. Read on to find out what you can expect!   Photo Sessions are an Investment   I don’t take lightly that you’ve chosen me to photograph you, so my role is to make sure that I am using all […]

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Getting Candid About Posed vs Prompted Photos

May 19, 2021

Ready to get out of a family photo rut? Let’s break down candid vs. posed photos, and talk about how to prepare for your most memorable photo session yet!   But first, a flashback…   Remember those awful school photos they used to make us take? The ones with world globes, lasers, or American flags […]

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How to Make Printed Photographs Look Their Best

December 27, 2020

Have you ever wanted to learn how to print quality photos? Take a look at these common mistakes people make when printing photos, so you can print your photos just like the pros.   In this digital world, we very often see people invest in professional portraits but then their photos are only displayed on […]

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3 Reasons Why Photos Look Different Online

December 27, 2020

Sometimes when you go to post a photo only, it just looks plain BAD. Here, I’m listing a few reasons why photos look different online, and how you can fix them!   3 Reasons Why Photos Look Different Online   If you’ve ever had a photo that you truly love, you may have tried to […]

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