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One of the common questions that I get from photographers who are just starting out is, “What kind of equipment do you use for weddings?” I figured it would be easiest to just write a blog about it! First thing’s first, it’s important to note that I did not start out with all of this […]

For Photographers

What’s in My Bag

April 15, 2019

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If you’re a growing photographer that’s looking for a way to keep your business organized, look no further! I started using 17 Hats a few years ago, and have found it to be so incredibly helpful for keeping me sane. While I’m still learning the ins and outs of the CRM (Client Relationship Management) software, […]

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How 17 Hats Keeps me Sane

February 19, 2019

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One of the most stressful parts of the wedding day for a wedding photographer (well at least it is for me!) is the dreaded family formals. These are something that we take every wedding, and if you take the time to set yourself up for success prior to the wedding day, you’ll be so thankful […]

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Tips for Efficient Family Formals

February 12, 2019

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For all of you newbie photographers, you may be hearing the term RAW thrown around quite a bit. I remember when I first picked up a camera, I had no idea what RAW was, except that I was supposed to be using it. if you’re in the same boat that I once was in, you’re […]

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RAW vs. JPEG

February 5, 2019

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Brides, have you decided that you’re going to have a first look with your fiance on your wedding day? What a great option 🙂 If you haven’t fully decided, check out my main reasons why I always encourage creating time for a first look on your wedding day! Anyway, now that you’ve decided to do […]

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Tips for a Smooth First Look

January 30, 2019

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Barn weddings are probably one of the most difficult venues to photograph. If you aren’t comfortable with your flash, they can be extremely stressful and you most likely won’t be happy with the results. The reason why they are so challenging is because they are filled with wood and you cannot bounce your flash, otherwise, […]

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My Secret for Photographing Barn Receptions

January 29, 2019

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Do dark churches, give you the heeby-jeebies when it’s time to take family formals at the altar? What about reception halls with no windows, or even just regular evening receptions? What makes these scary for natural light photographers is the word that makes us all cringe: FLASH. In order for pictures to turn out in […]

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My OCF System

January 21, 2019

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As I’m sure you know, the ceremony start time dictates the entire timeline for the day. So I’d say it’s pretty important to consider when planning out your wedding day! There are so many factors to think about when choosing your ceremony time: is your ceremony indoors or outdoors? Is your wedding a morning wedding or an […]

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What Time Should you Start Your Ceremony?

January 8, 2019

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While this title may seem a little bit obvious, I’ve found that quite a few photographers are not aware of a simple trick that allows you to actually choose your focal point instead of the camera choosing for you! I use something called single point focusing, which allows me to choose almost any point in […]

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How to Get your Subject in Focus

January 3, 2019

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