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What every couple should know about engagement sessions

Southern Wedding Photographer's  guide to the perfect engagement session with your wedding photographer. DO WE REALLY NEED ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS? One of my biggest goals as a wedding photographer is to improve the overall experience of my couples.  That is why I automatically include engagement sessions with all of my credit base wedding packages.   There are several reasons why some couples choose not to do engagement sessions with their wedding photographer. My friend is new to photography and has offered to do them for free. It's just not in our budget We really just don't see the need The reasons can seem logically but let me help you see the light and why these reasons could be a bad idea.  Engagement sessions are a trial run for wedding photographers too.  If you choose not to have them done,...

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Wedding and Portrait Photography by Arin

Wedding and portrait photography wasn't my goal when I started this business almost 7 years ago.   But I did have a young daughter that was always with me that I did dream of making this a mother/daughter team with.  At the time, Arin was only 11 when I put her first DSLR camera in her hand.  I myself had just learned how to shoot manually so this was like the "blind leading the blind" into the photography world.  Well, little did I know that it was so much easier for a kid to learn manual mode than it was for an adult that had shot automatic for 30 years. Even though Arin wasn't physically shooting at my portrait sessions, she was always with me so she got to see how sessions...

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Film Photography – a new adventure

Film photography is my new obsession.  Two-three years ago, my inspiration photographer and friend  Julie Paisley started shooting film.  I fell in love with her work all over again but I didn't realize it was because of film.  I really thought it was a new way she was editing so I decided to try it with my digital images.  No matter what I did, my images weren't having the same tone as hers (I could never achieve her awesomeness).  And then in October of 2014, Julie shot my daughter's wedding in film and I got to watch her in action with film (never mind that I have attended at least 5 workshops of hers and seen her in action every time).  So when she offered a film workshop at her...

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New Focus

In February of this year, I finally got to attend the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas.  This had been a dream of mine for the past 4 years but something always got in the way of me getting to go.  In January, I just made up my mind to make it a priority for 2015!  And it didn't hurt that my sister only lives 4 hours from there so I thought we could make a girls trip out of it. Prior to 2015, I had got a fresh new look on my website but somehow it just didn't quite "look" like me.  I mean, shouldn't your branding reflect who you are?  So one of the WPPI classes that I signed up for was a blogging class.  I mean honestly, I struggle...

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Steadily working toward a goal

Okay, I just thought I would have my new website up and running in a little while but with March and May completely full of weddings, rain, rain, and more rain, we finally were able to plant some corn and rice so sitting down at a computer has not been a priority.  So guess what...

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