Should you have a First Look at your wedding

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I was Recently interviewed by The Knot wedding Magazine on whether to do a first look at your wedding or not. If you are planning your wedding you are probably making that decision right now. So I wanted to share my answers in hopes of shedding some light on the question.

I was Recently interviewed by The Knot wedding Magazine on whether to do a first look at your wedding (...)

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Fashion Photography Tips on Lighting

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After posting this image on my Instagram yesterday I had so many questions about the lighting so I wanted to share the settings and lighting for the photos.

These photos are from a recent Lookbook shoot I photographed for The Perfext. Most of the day was spent in studio ( I will be sharing those photos and settings soon as well)
As for these photos, we literally stepped outside (...)

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How to Tie a Bow Tie

How to Tie a Bow Tie
As a wedding photographer, I've run into this question more than once "How do you tie a bow tie?". Whether you're getting ready for an engagement shoot, wedding or just dressing to impress - I hope this video helps you out step by step!

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How to Tie a Bow Tie | Step by Step

1. Place the bow tie around your neck
- make sure that one side is (...)
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3 questions to ask your wedding photographer

wedding photography tips for brides

Looking for a wedding photographer is a big deal.  You want to LOVE their work and make sure it's the right fit for you.  If you are a newly engaged couple this is the first time you are interviewing  photographers and other vendors.   I personally think it's important to interview a few photographers so you get a feeling of what energy you feel comfortable with.  Your wedding photographer will be (...)

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Studio Lighting Skylux Continuous Light

studio lighting tips, photography tips, artificial lighting tips

One FAQ is about this Skylux Continuous light so I thought I would show you a quick before and after photo. I personally like this light B/C it is set to daylight temp and  SO easy to use. I would love to see your work #jwphototips  and it comes up on my "shop " page on the blog! I purchased the Westcott 36" Led Kit with Rapid Box 5500K Daylight (...)

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A Personal Q & A with me

Personal Q & A with Jana Williams talking about doubting ourselves, social media, and having a loved one in prison.

Hey, Yall! Last week I asked my friends on snap chat to " Ask me anything" In this video, I answer 3 questions. The questions I received were actually really personal and I LOVE that. Someone even shared with me that they have a family member in prison.  I have shared in a few personal blog post about my brother being in Prison and how much it effects me and (...)

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My latest obsession is Framebridge

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Hey yall!! My latest obsession is home decor and one of my favorite additions are these super chic frames from Framebridge! Framebridge is the only online custom framing service that cares for your art from beginning to end. Receiving and printing art, consulting on framing design, building and assembling frames, and packaging them for shipment are all done in-house by the skilled members of the Framebridge production team. Personally,  I loved the process of taking the fun photos and choosing the awesome gold frames. The best part for me is that it is very affordable, so you can play around and change it up.  I also think it makes a great gift:)  The team at Framebridge will take great care of you! I would love to see what you create with framebridge ! When you post your pic of instagram tag Framebrige and use the #JWphototips.  I will be checking that # on the daily I want to feel connected to this community! Stay Inspired! Jana Ps.. Video and outfit details below! (more…)
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3 Short & Sweet photo tips on Street Style Photography

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One of my passions is sharing photo tips. I am a firm believer that you get what you give.  Sharing photo tips keeps me inspired and excited to keep learning and growing as an artist.  SO today I am sharing 3 short and sweet photo tips for street style photography. This black and white wall is located in west Hollywood outside of Craigs Resturant. Devon & I love this wall and this cute coffee shop across the street Verve. These are 2 cute locations to shoot in West Hollywood :)  I have a BTS video with my quick tips at the bottom of the post. Stay Inspired! Jana (more…)
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