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Off Camera Flash (Outside at Night)

 The use of off camera flash (OCF) can open many new avenues for your wedding (and other genres of) photography. Let's take a look at what it took to make this shot come to reality. Like all things related to off camera flash, it takes technical knowledge, some good dependable equipment, and lots of practice. In the example below, it also required working quickly (it was COLD[!], and it was a real wedding with little time to spare) and my second shooter was a key part of making this happen....more

Wordless Wednesday - After It Rains

Wordless Wednesday a series of three photographs on a specific topic today is After it Rains - to see all three photographs click here...more

Ever thought about Free Diving with Sharks?

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When I Met a Stranger Online

I've utilized hashtags on social media posts to generate more views and gain more of a following because let's be honest- every blog out there is fighting for your attention. This experiment with using hashtags on my posts, especially via Instagram, has drastically helped my following and expanded my network. ...more

Sketchbook Updates

This past weekend was a lazy one. Ada came down with the stomach flu. BOO! And it knocked her out on the couch for 2 days. We rescheduled our monthly family outing. We were planning on going to an indoor water park! BOO! But laid low instead. We cuddled, watched way too much TV and movies and washed our hands A LOT. ...more
Awesome. You're making me want to get up and paint.more

Coastal New England Engagements | Salem, MA

 We love coastal New England engagements! The weather can be difficult to predict in the month of December, but on this particular day it was crisp and cold, and lots of fun! Megan and Ryan live in Boston, and met us in Salem, MA, for an engagement session on a Sunday morning in December. It was certainly chilly, but in places where the wind was calm, it wasn't as bad.  The light, however, was really nice, to which we, of course, give high marks. We could not be more pleased with the outcome!...more

Do I Need Two Wedding Photographers?

 The question: Do I really need two wedding photographers?...i.e., a lead photographer and a second photographer (from the same studio)? The opinion on how important it is to have two photogs capture your wedding can certainly vary. Can I make do with just one photographer? Sure you can. Indeed, weddings have been successfully photographed by a single photographer. But, just because you can do it, it doesn't mean it is the best approach....more

How to Make a DIY Photography Lightbox

I found this on Pinterest a few months ago and have wanted to make one since then. Today was finally that day!...more
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What You Need to Know to Hire a Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography 101

What You Need to Know to Hire a Wedding Photograpehr | Wedding Photography 101INTRODUCTON Are you, or is someone you know getting married? This post will help you wade through the world of wedding photography by familiarizing you with how the wedding photography industry works, along with deciphering some of the key terms you'll need to become acquainted with. By the time you're done reading here, you'll be armed with knowleddge and able to choose the right wedding photographer for your specific needs....more

The Beauty of Birth Photography

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when birth photography is mentioned? Is it "ew, yuck!" or "I wish I had photos of my baby's births"?I am a proud member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers, a group of photographers just as passionate as I am about birth photography. They recently hosted their annual Photo of the Year competition which highlighted some amazing birth photos....more