Category Archives for My work

How To Be Consistent Without Having To Be Perfect

I’m so excited to share with you my new FREE webinar called, “How To Be Consistent Without Having To Be Perfect”. I talk over and over again on my podcast about the power of the small and simple things bringing great things… but the key is consistency! Consistency and Mastering The Art of Showing Up […]

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The Details of our Childhood

Do you remember your favorite toy when you were 3 years old? I don’t.  Something tells me mine was probably something serious like a piano or something. I just remember that even at that young age, all I wanted to be when I grew up was a Music Professor.  Yes, a Professor. Can you feel […]

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Falling Back in Love with Photography

I haven’t photographed my home life in over three months. Yes, that means that I missed my 3 year old’s birthday, and all of the holidays with my camera. I just didn’t feel like bringing it out. Do you ever go through peaks and valley’s with your passion? I’m sure there is a parallel of […]

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New Video Trailers + Open Registration!

Registration is now open for all my courses for our January 7th-February 3rd dates. (classes make great Christmas gifts!) You can Register HERE. I’m excited to finally have two new video trailers to release with today’s class registrations! Text can only go so far in showing you what the online class experience is like. My […]

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Everyone is Photogenic

Last night I crossed something off my bucket list that has been nothing but a well meaning intention for years… I taught a self image workshop for young girls. The opportunity came easily since I am a youth leader for the Young Women in my church and we have weekly activities together.  But this took […]

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How to get the best Halloween photos

I just returned from a great visit to Studio 5 sharing some fun tips for getting great Halloween photos. Check out our segment below: Don’t see the video? Please click HERE Halloween provides a great opportunity for some playful and memorable photos. Since many traditional festivities begin in the evening time, here are a few […]

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My Lovely Assistant

If any of my students have ever wondered about the person behind the lens shooting all the live video for my classes, allow me to introduce you to my lovely assistant, Trisha :) She’s delightful. And wonderful. And lovely. And I’m uber grateful to her for the huge contribution that she has added to the […]

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Light is more important than location

One of the core principles that we talk about in the Natural Light: From Start to Finish course, is that light is more important than location. Find the light first, the location second. You can have great light + a mediocre location = incredible images. But you can NOT have a fantastic location + poor […]

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Shooting with Bad Weather

There have been plenty of times that I have cancelled a shoot due to bad weather.  But…more often than not, if I choose to press through (and my subjects opt to give it a go) I’ve gotten some of my most favorite images in less than ideal weather conditions. Check out some of the following […]

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Using Beloved with Families

Shooting with a Beloved approach in your work is one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences. Not only does it invite incredible emotion and authenticity to your images, it’s all out FUN! I spent a lot of time earlier this year in creating my own list of games and invites to use with families […]

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