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As a prior English teacher, I love telling each of my couple's love story. Each story is unique and in a culmination of love and a little planning, the wedding day brings that love to life in front of family and friends. As a lover of heirlooms and legacies, it's a joy to be alongside each of my couples as they create memories that will last forever for their children and grandchildren!

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We have all seen the posts in Facebook groups: “Second shooter needed. Must be able to shoot groomsmen alone. OCF knowledge a must. Canon preferred.”

Working with a Second Photographer with a Different Camera System

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September 27, 2022

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File/LR Organization

This one is a technical one, guys. It’s all about my favorite Lightroom keyboard shortcuts. Not having to remove my hands from my keyboard maximizes my efficiency and, for the most part, I end up doing very similar edits to most of my images.

Favorite Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

September 13, 2022

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Digital clutter plagues the hard drives of every photographer I know. Even those that have a system, have trouble keeping up with that system. When I first started, I didn’t really know what a Lightroom catalog was, how to start one, or how to continue to upload photos. You may laugh at me, but I […]

Setting Up Catalogs in Lightroom

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March 22, 2022

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File/LR Organization

Split toning and color grading are two terms that can typically be used interchangeably. Split toning is changing the tones of the highlights and shadows, whereas color grading adds an additional area where the tones can be changed–midtones.

Do You Even Split Tone?

February 9, 2021

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Lightroom is a beast to learn how to use. Now, it’s not PhotoShop level, but pretty much any Adobe software is pretty intricate with a ton of capabilities. While this particular blog post does not go into all the minute details of how to edit photos, it will go over how to organize them. When […]

How to Use Lightroom Collections

File/LR Organization

October 13, 2020

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The Photography Framework aims to equip new and newly established photographers with the knowledge and systems necessary to create efficient and profitable businesses and ultimately sustain a long-term business. The Photography Framework has broken down all the moving parts and logistics of a photography business start-up into ten consumable parts, or “frameworks.” Each of those […]

The Photography Framework: Explained

August 10, 2020

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When I first started using Lightroom, I was overwhelmed by panels, sliders, brushes, and options. I was still learning how to shoot manually when I first began using Lightroom, so let’s just say…my images needed a lot of work. In combination with poor in-camera shooting and only a budding knowledge of Lightroom plus no idea […]

5 Insider Lightroom Tips: Learn from My Mistakes

File/LR Organization

May 11, 2020