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15 Jul 2019
how to document your summer in photos

How to Document Your Summer in Photos

Tips on Documenting Your Summer. We all look forward to the summer and summer break. There is something comforting and soothing about this season, whether it is the sunshine, the travels, or the time we get to spend with our loved ones, particularly our kids. I always feel a sense of calm, relief, and contentment during the summer. And it goes without saying, I love taking lots of photos during my son’s summer break. Here, I will share with you […]

01 Jul 2019

Travel Tips for Photographers

Travel tips for photographers. In this post I would like to share a few things to think about when traveling. I hope these help you get the most out of the photos you will take. My travel tips for photographers have been learned through experience. I have the privilege of traveling to Europe to visit family once a year and have had the opportunity to take pictures of stunning architecture and beautiful scenes in nature. I have learned so much […]

15 Jun 2019
Home Staging Tips for Great Real Estate Photos

Home Staging Tips for Great Real Estate Photos

7 Tips for Staging Your Home for Real Estate Photography   In my last blog post I talked a little bit about the benefits of staging your home for real estate photography. Preparing your home as a universally appealing space can be tricky and ultimately expensive. However, there are easy and cost-effective tips for staging your home for great real estate photos. Here are my home staging tips for great real estate photos:   1. Fresh paint Wall scuffs and […]

01 Jun 2019

Real Estate Photography Tips

Real Estate Photography Tips. You are selling your home! Whatever the reason for your move, the sooner you can sell your home, the better! There are some great real estate websites that offer wonderful first views of potential homes. Having been through the process fairly recently, I can say that those first photo impressions of your home are so important! I have revisited homes on various websites over and over, enjoying each photo while imagining my life there. I have […]

14 May 2019
DSLR Mini Tutorial - How DSLR Cameras Work

DSLR Mini Tutorial – How DSLR Cameras Work

DSLR tutorial for beginners. With the summer vacation approaching there will be so many photo opportunities for you to capture your summer memories – kids playing in the pool, kids running through the sprinklers, baking, creating art, jumping on the trampoline, making a mess, visiting places old and new, playing outside, riding a bike, playing in the mud, and many, many more. If your DSLR camera has been collecting dust then this DLSR mini tutorial – how DSLR cameras work […]

30 Apr 2019
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Mother’s Day Gift – Get in the Picture!

The best Mother’s Day gift – get in the picture! Moms are everyday super heroes. By superhero I mean care taker, driver, domestic goddess, working woman, wife, single mom, ultimate multitasking machine. That list doesn’t even come close to the realities of what it means to be a mom. There is joy, worry, pride, unconditional love! All of these amazing attributes quite literally come to a woman once she becomes a mother. So, what is the best Mother’s Day gift? […]

15 Apr 2019
family lifestyle photography

Best Locations for Family Sessions That are Fun and Easy

Fun Photo Session Locations That are Accessible and Easy A few weeks ago, I talked about how and what you should pick to wear to your next photo session. Along with what you wear, a key factor for a great photo session is the location of the shoot.  I want to talk about locations that are easy, fun, and add a wow factor in photos! Here are some suggestions for best locations for family (and non-family) sessions that are fun […]

01 Apr 2019

What to Wear to a Portrait Photo Session

What to Wear Tips for Dressing Well for Your Portrait Session What to wear to a portrait photo session can be an incredibly stressful decision-making process.  The pressure to look effortlessly coordinated, as well as chic, can make your head spin. It’s hard enough to pick out what to wear yourself,  let alone the whole family. Finding a balance between style tips and your own personality is possible! Keep reading for style guidelines and tips to have you well dressed […]

15 Mar 2019

Easy Tips and Tricks for Better iPhone Photos

Easy Tips and Tricks for Better iPhone Photos:  Using the iPhone Camera Timer, Burst Mode, and Other Features to Take Great Photographs Using the camera timer on your iPhone to get a great photo. Here are some more easy tips and tricks for better iPhone photos: As I scroll through my iPhone photo albums, I notice that there is a recurring trend in each photo. I am not there; instead, I am taking the photos. In addition, this issue seems […]

01 Mar 2019

iPhone Tips for Better Photos

Easy tips for taking great photos with your iPhone With a little bit of know-how, iPhone photos can go from good to great! Simple tips and tricks can make documenting the important moments in our lives all the easier while improving quality. We live in an age of unprecedented access to high-quality cameras in our pockets. The smartphone has given us many chances to capture everything from information on a receipt to fleeting moments with our children that would be […]