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Socal family photography mother and daughter looking at the camera

One of the most confusing things I encountered as a beginner photographer, was the overwhelming amount of different lenses that exist on the market.  The pricing ranged from the hundreds to THOUSANDS which, at the time, seemed OUTRAGEOUS!!  I had no idea what made these lenses different from each other. Which lens was best for […]

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Have you ever gone to a session location and almost had a panic attack from seeing how crowded it was? Did it stress you out? Did it interrupt the flow of your session? Did it throw you off your game?! You are not alone. I have been there too, my friend – many times!! In […]

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I still remember my early photography days. The frustration I felt when the images I took with my “fancy camera” were not at all like the ones I had pinned on my inspiration Pinterest board. I couldn’t understand why my “great”, expensive camera, my beautiful props & my adorable son are not enough to produce […]

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A little while ago I received a question from one of my blog readers who asked about equipment recommendations for beginners. This was their question: WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA/EQUIPMENT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND A TRUE BEGINNER TO START WITH? I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK INTO POSSIBLY RENTING SOME EQUIPMENT TO SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT FOR […]

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bridal party portraits

Let’s talk about blurry images for a minute.  Have you ever came back home from a session, thinking it was great? The light was good, your clients had a blast, and everything seemed to be going good until…You upload all your cards, all excited, only to find out your FAVORITE images are not as sharp […]

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 A couple of weeks ago I had the honor to photograph Morgan & Carter’s Providence country club wedding! It was my first wedding of the season and I couldn’t imagine a better way to start it!  I met Morgan and Carter last fall at their queens university engagement session, and we just had an amazing […]

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In one of my recent mentoring sessions, one of my students said something that caught my attention. She said that she allows her clients to book their session for any time of the day, rather than the times when light is ideal. In her eyes by doing so, she was being “ flexible” and providing […]

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the sutherland outdoor ceremony

We are right in the middle of busy spring season and my heart couldn’t be more full! I feel so blessed to be working with some of the sweetest couples.  Mary and Hunter’s wedding at the Sutherland was INCREDIBLE. Despite the forecast that informed us about severe thunderstorms, it was sunny and dreamy all day […]

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wedding details

I have been patiently waiting fo spring to arrive and for wedding season to finally start again. I love shooting weddings. I love the atmosphere. I love the little moments with loved ones. I love the pretty details. I love the vows. I love the dancing. But most importantly, I love the people I get […]

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This past weekend was such a GREAT one! It was my last double header wedding weekend of the season! Two wonderful weddings, two fantastic couples, endless little moments and unlimited amount of joy! I have so much to share with you all!! On Saturday, Hannah and TJ got married at the The Peninsula Club in […]

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