It’s not just the camera, but it certainly helps.

“The best camera is the one you have with you.” -Chase Jarvis The biggest hurdle to creating anything is the fear of failing. Oftentimes, we are so worried about it not being the absolute best but we don’t become our best without practicing. There is no way you are going to be good at photography if you don’t actually going out there and shoot some images. To get started taking…

Black Friday: $50 headshots, discounts on prints, and an amazing photo all inclusive photo package!

Holy Moly Black Friday! I’m having one of those Black Friday sales that has something for everyone. These prices are good for any booking from November 24th at 12:00 a.m.  to the 27th at 11:59 p.m. I’m doing it for the whole weekend! Not only do you get amazing deals, but with any purchase that is made between those two dates, you will receive 12 high quality images with inspirational…

What to do when you don’t have professional photography lights.

If you are just getting into photography or have been around a long time, we all know by now that photography gear isn’t cheap. I remember when I was a freshman in college, my teacher reacted to the groans about how much archival paper would cost and said: “Welcome to the most expensive major on campus!” That’s the truth. However, the same teacher taught me how to be resourceful. Unless you…

A Valentines Day Gift for Those Who Feel Like They Are Bad at Giving Gifts

I have always been someone who has been more into showing love through spending time with someone and acts of service. Having read about the different love languages has really deepened my understanding of myself and my relationships. It has also allowed me to better understand how to capture others and the love they have for each other. You can read more about the different love languages here. I love…

Winter Themed Set: Glitter Me.

What I love about these themed photo sets is that it makes me create something new every few months and that I get to work on what is inspiring me at the moment. The last theme was witchy and came from my renewed interest in learning more about more witch things, intention, and my obsession with colored smoke bombs. It was great! I got to photograph people using all the…

Smoke Bomb Retrospective: Some Things I learned.

I just finished up the first of my themed sets that included a colored smoke bomb and a bunch of witch themed items, from crystals to cauldrons. It was amazing. I loved seeing the inner spirit of each person I photographed. Everyone used the props differently and it was so much fun to capture what the props help bring out in each individual. A big part of the witch photo…

2017 Roundup of Favorites

Although I try and do this periodically throughout the year, December is a good time to think back on all you have accomplished and done this year. 2017 was a super transitional year from me. I went from a place in life where I wasn’t super happy and eventually moving out on my own. I started being more intentional with my gratitude and goals. I feel completely different now! I…

Love Baked Goods? Take A Look At All This Mixy Goodness.

Meet Leigh. Leigh is the head of Mixy-Goodness, a one lady operation that pumps out the most delicious cupcakes I’ve ever had. Oh and cookies, cookies too. I have always been impressed with her range with flavors, from being able to make amazing combinations of flavors I would not think about to making like whiskey and cayenne, to a bomb traditional vanilla cupcake. Leigh offered to make me cupcakes for…

Witchy Autumn Series – Oct 23rd – Dec 9th.

Are you interested in gemstones, spells, and the various ways metaphysics affects you and the world around you? Or do you just like the witchy look and want to be surrounded by ethereal smoke draped in fabric? With the changing leaves, fall creates a colorful backdrop to this photo set. In celebration, you can have your photo taken by me, various gemstones and witchy objects, and colorful smoke with the…

A Simple Way To Make Your Images Look Better

Look into the light! No, really. While I am not going to recommend you stare at the sun for long time, the simple act of moving your subject’s face towards your light source will bring the light to your or your subject’s face. Your light source can be your fancy photography lights, your desk lamp, or the flaming ball of fire in the sky. The shadows on your face will…