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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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Styled shoots are a great way to expand your portfolio and target your ideal client, but unfortunately there can be a dark side to styled shoots.

Styled Shoot Red Flags

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February 16, 2021

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First styled shoot…CHECK! What an incredible experience. Not only did it allow me to express some creativity that isn’t able to be expressed on an average wedding day, but it also helped me to understand the wedding industry even more. In just the six-ish years since Caleb and I have gotten married, the industry has […]

5 Things I Learned While Planning My First Styled Shoot

October 27, 2020

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When the idea of Despite the Distance first started toiling around in my head, I didn’t see it as a marketing opportunity. I saw it as an opportunity to practice my photography skills in a ton of different lighting scenarios with a large variety of subjects. Okay, so you’re probably confused…what even is Despite the […]

Using a Passion Project to Build Your Portfolio

Portfolio Building

May 11, 2020