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5 Tips To Help Survive Your First Bridal Show

5 Tips To Help Survive Your First Bridal Show

When planning our wedding I did our research mainly via the internet, mainly due to the distance between our home and our venue. We attended two bridal shows but I only needed to check 1-2 more vendors off my list, so I didn’t spend much time visiting...
I was afraid of food

I was afraid of food

I’ve debated on whether or not to write this post for a long time. It’s a pretty vulnerable topic but I also realize that there are so many others going through this and sharing my story may help. Back in my high school years, I was afraid of food. Yes,...
I forgot to shower. And eat.

I forgot to shower. And eat.

I can bet that just about any parent of a newborn read the title of this post and shrugged, unable to remember the last time they were able to do either of those. The only thing is, I don’t have a newborn. I’ve spent most of my business years as a...
What if it was your last day?

What if it was your last day?

It was just before 6:00 Sunday evening when a blown transformer caused our power to go out. Finally my candle hoarding paid off! There we sat, in a candle-lit room…stomachs rumbling. The electric company estimated that the power wouldn’t be turned back on...
Make Money Fast – Be a Photographer

Make Money Fast – Be a Photographer

I’ve gone back and forth for a few years now, trying to decide if I wanted to write this post or not. It’s time to be real. Back in ’07, I began working at a family portrait studio and not too long after, I ended up being promoted to manager.  I...
Behind The Scenes – 2015

Behind The Scenes – 2015

I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not I wanted to do a Behind The Scenes blog post, they can be pretty embarrassing! Over the last few days though, I’ve found myself loving looking at other photographers’ BTS photos so embarrassment aside,...
Wham’s “Last Christmas”

Wham’s “Last Christmas”

Christmas Eve. I forcefully turned the lock on my bedroom door. The volume on my stereo was cranked up as loud as it would go, as an attempt to drown out the cheery holiday songs which were now flooding the house. Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta...

Smiling Despite Disaster

The news had spread wildly on social media and all across local news stations. Videos of the storm displayed something you would expect from a movie. In a mere five minutes, golf ball sized hail destroyed dozens of businesses and hundreds of cars. The highway was...
Don’t Let Excuses Rob You

Don’t Let Excuses Rob You

I was always that girl, the one who always had a camera and at least 3 rolls of film on me. I took shots of everything: friends, trips, landscape scenes…everything. Film and developing was pretty costly sometimes since the trend back then was that you “had to” print...
An Unexpected Confidant

An Unexpected Confidant

I want each and every one of my clients to know that they are the foundation of my business, as they took the leap to invest in me. I genuinely care about the their lives and truly love when they share the little things with me. I have always wanted to offer my...
He’s The Route To My Success

He’s The Route To My Success

I still remember the day I received the phone call. I had shrieked so loudly, my brother came rushing into my room make sure everything was okay. On the other side of the phone, was the hiring manager for my dream job – a photography position at a studio....

A Little Walt Disney World Magic

Quite a few of my brides are totally in love with Disney – some even had their weddings Disney themed! I keep in touch with the girls, so Mickey comes up in conversation every now and then. Last year, it seemed as though everyone I knew was heading down to...