For Creatives

48 Must Have Wedding Photos

When I first started as a wedding photographer, I had a general shot list that I worked off of for every wedding. I didn’t consult it much throughout the day, but it was a nice crutch as I figured out what shots most brides want to remember their day by.  As time has gone on, […]

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My Top Photos in the Shoot and Share Photo Contest

This year was the first year I entered the annual Shoot and Share Photo Contest, and it’s safe to say I am now addicted. The Shoot and Share Photo Contest is the only photography contest I’ve ever found that is completely about the photos. Voting goes on for the entire month of March, and you […]

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Why I Stopped Watermarking my Photos

In the photography world, some folks watermark their photos, and some folks don’t. It seems like a really small decision in the grand scheme of things, and while that might be true, it’s a very calculated one.  I watermarked my photos up until about nine months ago when I started sharing my photos without my […]

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3 Mistakes Creative Entrepreneurs are Making on Facebook

You’re using Facebook to try and grow your creative business, but you’re frustrated because no one is seeing your posts–or worse, they’re seeing them but they just don’t care. So, why bother with a platform that’s not showing you any results? Chances are, Facebook is not the bad guy. With over two billion active monthly […]

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What to Expect as an Expecting Photographer: How I Grow My Family and Book Clients in Advance

Fun fact: I have shot over half of my weddings pregnant. And, since I’ve had babies in October and November, I’m usually shooting pretty far into my second and third trimester, and typically in South Dakota heat. While it’s not super ideal (it’s CRAZY what a toll wedding days take on your body, even when you’re […]

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5 Things I Learned When a Photo “Went Viral”

Like any other morning of maternity leave, I woke up for the day around 6AM on Wednesday, January 14. My husband and I immediately jumped into our typical morning routine: get the baby, change the baby, feed the baby, shower…etc. Before we knew it he was leaving for work and I was about to go […]

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Now Booking 2017 Weddings!

Did you get something sparkly over the holidays? Are you hoping to get something sparkly during your New Years Eve celebration? Once the champagne is done popping, get ready for the best time of your life! It’s WEDDING PLANNING TIME. To be perfectly honest, wedding planning can be stressful. What makes it a whole lot easier is […]

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