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You Only Work on the Weekends, Right?
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If

you’re a photographer, you’re cringing at the title of this post. You’re cringing because you have probably heard this said to you a few times. “You’re making bank and only have to work Saturdays! That’s awesome!”. Well, the first issue with that is, everyday on-lookers just see our starting price and nothing else. They don’t realize that 25% of what we bring in isn’t ours and then 25% is spent running the business and then when you factor in that we have to pay for private health insurance because Michael works with me full time. We are blessed in this season of life with our income but I remember the days when I barely profited anything from a

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How To Shoot Bridal Party Portraits
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During a

recent coaching session, I was asked about how I shoot bridal party group portraits. This is a GREAT question and I haven’t blogged about it recently so I hope this post will be helpful for some photographers who struggle with getting those “big” shots done in a timely matter! Timing is the key. If you don’t have a plan and you don’t really know what you’re doing, the bridal party can sense that. You have to take charge and make it happen…. and you need to make it happen FAST because when one shot takes 10 minutes to setup, you’re going to lose their attention AND their excitement!

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Help! I'm Shooting My First Wedding!
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It’s crazy

wild how fast this industry is growing. People ask me “So do you think anyone can be a photographer” and I feel very confident when I answer “No”. I don’t think anyone can do this and succeed at it. However, I do think that everyone has a right to try. We can’t get frustrated with the new photographers entering the industry everyday because at one point in our own lives, we sat down and thought “Maybe I could actually do this! Maybe I could be a professional photographer!”. I had that moment when I was barely 20 and was still in college… for others, they are experiencing that moment in their mid twenties after not being able

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How To Run a Business in College
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I have

been asked on multiple occasions, “So how did you start your business while you were in school??”. I’ll be the first to admit that it wasn’t easy. However, in some ways, it really prepared me well for real life. I was living in a house with 4 of my best friends. We had the time of our lives in that little house!! There are only a few short years when you get to live with your best friends and have no responsibility other than writing papers and watching chick flicks. :) I’d say running a business in college prepared me well for the real world because even though I was young and

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How To Shoot Bridal Details Consistently
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A long

time ago…. like a year ago I believe, I create a few mini videos for my website company Showit to use for a project they were working on. I recently realized that I NEVER shared them with my people!!! …. and that’s you guys! :) I receive questions weekly asking about anything from what I wear to weddings to how do you shoot bridal details and how do you do it consistently? This details question is a great one! It’s hard to shoot really awesome, cohesive details when you only have 30-40 minutes before the bride is getting in her dress! The trick it to think of a theme and stick with it. This is all because of the album…

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