Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Evolution of B&W

Finding Your Style
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I have just

recently hit the place in my business where I can look back on my images from this time LAST year and still like them.  Isn’t that STRANGE? I’m so so picky. You have no idea. I’m picky about my style, my post processing, the images I choose to blog…… I think “obsessive” would be a good way to describe it. I desperately want “my style” to be consistent. I want my editing to also be consistent. One area of editing that has really changed for me are my BLACK and WHITE images. It’s taken me forever to really figure out what I love!! For the longest time, I had a sepia tone to my B&W shots.  It wasn’t over the top

 

Ben + Mary | Everyday

Richmond Portrait Photographer | Deep Run Park
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Do you remember

these two?! They were married last May, right before our graduation from CNU! Then, after only being married a few months, they left for TANZANIA!! Crazy!! They have been living there and working with Young Life and doing amazing things for the Lord. They were gone 11 months and just returned home for a visit. Because they were getting married while Mary was trying to finish college, there wasn’t much time for an engagement session and so they contacted me a few weeks ago to see if they could do their e-session now!!

Wedding Wednesday

Themes | Summer Mod
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making inspiration

boards gives me the urge to plan ANOTHER wedding! Really, it’s so much fun. I think my 2nd dream job would be a high-end wedding planner with brides that would give me total creative control and an UNLIMITED budget!! Wouldn’t that be amazing?!! There are so many ideas and themes and color combinations out there these days. It used to be that you picked your colors, you picked florals and that was it. Done. Now, brides are taking it a step further and really playing up the “theme” of their wedding.  This creates a cohesive, overall “look” for the whole event.  My mom told me when we

 

 

 

Gayton Youth Mission Trip 2011

Novinger, MO
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Sometimes the

best way to take a break and gain perspective is to stop thinking about yourself and spend some time helping others.  This past week was absolutely insane, in all the good ways. I left sunday afternoon and arrived in Novinger, Missouri at 2am on Monday morning.  The rest of the team, 71 teenagers and 21 adults, had been there since Saturday and they were ready to start helping the Novinger community. What you need to understand is that Novinger is a town of 534 people.  That’s it. We could walk from one end of the town to the other…. easily. The people of Novinger

Ask Anything

The Business Side
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So many people

have emailed me about wanting to start their own photography business. They want to know where to start, what to purchase first, how to get clients they love and when they can charge more. WHEW! If I responded to all of those questions thoroughly, it would be a 10 page email!!   When I first started my business, I had no IDEA what I was getting myself into.  I knew that I loved design, I loved photography and I loved people.  Perfect! I’ll just create a business! ….. It’s not that easy. I’m afraid owning a small business requires a HUGE amount of responsibility and there are so many things I wish I had known when I first started out.

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