Best Lens to Travel With

You’ve booked your trip to a far off land and the planning has begun! As fellow photographers you may be like me and your creative juices start churning at the endless possibilities this trip has to offer! While you’re trying to pack your entire closet into your suitcase, in the back of your mind the contents of your camera bag are just as important. When traveling for fun I sometimes (...)

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Profoto A1, The Smallest Studio Light

Hey ya’ll, welcome back to the blog! A few weeks Profoto gave me along with 100 other photographers this great opportunity to travel to Stockholm, Sweden and be a part of a light-shaping quest! Little did we know we were here to test out the new Profoto A1, the smallest studio light! I think this compact light is going to change the lives of portrait and wedding photographers everywhere! The (...)

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How to Create Your Perfect Flat Lay

Scrolling around on Instagram you’ve seen beautifully curated images featuring a Sunday brunch or someone’s inspiring workspace. Have you found yourself wondering how can you make your product photos have that same personal yet graphic touch? I have a few insider tips and tricks to share with you on how to create your perfect flay lay!

Best Backdrop:

 First things first; you’ll want to pick out your background! This is (...)

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How to Use Bounce Boards!

Whether you’re a natural light or strobe shooter, knowing how to use bounce boards can play a key role in your lighting set up. Bounce boards are there to help add a little kick of light and to help fill the shadows! If you’re a natural light photographer, you know that sometimes if you turn your subject toward the light too much it can wash out any dimension. That can (...)

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Taking Better iPhone Photos: Focusing

Hey ya’ll, welcome back to the blog! When I first started taking iPhone photos, I’ll admit, it was a little tricky. I never felt like I could expose properly or get the camera to focus where I wanted intended focus to fall! All it took was some trial and error, now I want to share a few tips and tricks I picked up a long the way!

Key to taking (...)

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Best Time to Shoot Outdoors

As a photographer have you been asked what is the best time to shoot outdoors.  I know that is one question I have been asked on multiple occasions! Many times you will be told “magic hour” is the best time to shoot outside. Magic hour is one of my favorite times to shoot but who am I to tell you it’s the “best?!” Honestly, the only right answer will depend (...)

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How To use Instagram Hashtags

Hey ya’ll, welcome back to JWPB! Chances are you probably are an Instagram user like millions of others. You may be using the platform to grow your photography business, an account for you adorable puppy or simply growing the presence of your personal account. Did you know one of the easiest ways to increase interaction is to use hashtags?! I’m here today to give you a few tips how to (...)

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5 Photography Ideas

Hey ya’ll, thanks for stopping by the blog today! Are you currently in a creative slump because life has gotten in the way and schedules aren’t working out? I feel you, it happens from time to time! You will always here me preaching, “shoot everyday!” In order to shoot everyday you don’t need to rely on having a model or a makeup team. There are simple ways for you to (...)

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July 4th Decor and Photo Tips from Me & ToneIt Up

Summertime is in full force and July 4th  is finally upon us!  For many of us, that means backyard bbq’s, beach days, baseball games or even an epic road trip up the coast.  However you are spending your Independence Day, remember it’s about creating memories with your loved ones! Katrina and Karena from ToneIt Up and I partnered to create a festive holiday guide for your holiday backyard (or beach) (...)

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3 Tips for Shooting Headshots

When I first started out as a photographer I was shooting a lot of headshots. I was doing some trade work with model agencies in Los Angeles with “Fresh Faces” and was able to practice my techniques on my husband. Over the years I’ve found my rhythm when it comes to taking a successful headshot. If this is something you’re struggling with, here are my top 3 tips!


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