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Photographing Couples: Tips for Authentic Poses and Interactions

As a follow up to my last blog post on photographing women, this week I’ll be talking about photographing couples.  I’m constantly asked about photographing couples and how to best pull out natural and authentic expressions and poses during a couples session or a wedding.  I’ll admit that I never felt very confident in this area until about a year …

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Photographing Women: 8 Tips for Posing, Lighting, and Details

Photographing women can be a difficult and daunting task.  As a wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer, one of the most challenging (and rewarding!) parts of my job is guaranteeing that the women I photograph feel beautiful, confident, and sexy.  As a woman myself, I can relate to the feelings and concerns many women share with me about their bodies and …

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Wedding Photography Tips for New Photographers

As a photography educator who is also primarily a wedding photographer, one of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What wedding photography tips do you have for those of us who are just starting out with weddings?”  There are some great articles floating around the internet on this very subject, including one by our very own Jim Harmer, but …

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Pet Photography Tips From A Veterinary Technician

Remember that old commercial for hair replacement, where the guy said: “I’m not just the president of Hair Club For Men, I’m also a client”? If not, then perhaps you’re just not as old as me. My point is that when it comes to Pet Photography…well, I’m not just a photographer, I’m also a Veterinary Technician with over 20 years …

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Ring Shots: Tips for Photographing Wedding Rings

Photographing wedding rings is one of my favorite parts of a wedding day.  It’s my chance to sneak away from the hustle and bustle of the wedding and create something truly epic and creative for my clients.  Whether I’m catching things on fire, getting in touch with my inner pre-teen girl with sparkles, or hunting down the special elements that make up a …

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From Start to Finish: A One-Hour Family Portrait Session Timeline

If you’re just starting your family portrait photography business and want to know what to actually do for the hour you’re with the family who graciously asked you to take their yearly portraits, then I have your answer. When you’re working with families–especially those with little kids–how you spend your first hour-session with them can make or break a long-term …