How to Create Bokeh

Hi ya’ll! Today I’m going to share one tip for creating soft romantic images. One way is to blur out the background, and that is called bokeh. Just a fun fact; Bokeh is a Japanese term that means “out of focus!” That is going to help you create a blurry background. I’m going to share four quick tips on how to create bokeh in your images!

Type of Lens

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3 Things I Do Every Morning

Hitting the snooze button in the morning is something we’re all too familiar with. It’s easy to say “just 30 more minutes, I’ll workout tonight.” Snooze no more, there’s much to be done before the workday starts! Once I got out of the habit of pressing snooze, I noticed a positive change in my life. If you follow my Instagram Story, you know my mornings typically start around 5am. Ya’ll, (...)

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Guide to Wedding Bouquets

Have you ever wondered why brides carry a bouquet of flowers? It may surprise you to know that the original reason for the bridal bouquet was simply the smell. The fragrant flowers acted as a strong perfume.  The tradition dates back to the 1600’s.  My how times have changed. Bridal bouquets are an accessory today and used to compliment the wedding gown. (See our wedding dress guide here.)

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How to Prepare for a Photo Shoot

Welcome back to the blog, ya’ll! Today I want to share with you how to prepare for a photo shoot. I’ve had a few of you reach out with this question and I think there’s more to preparing for a shoot than just having your camera!

Have a Checklist

Creating a checklist of what equipment you need to take with you on every shoot seems silly but believe me, it’s (...)

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Looking Back at 2017!

Holey smokes, where did 2017 go?! This year seems to have gone by in a flash! As this year is quickly winding down, I’m sitting in my home thinking about how truly great this year was. It’s easy to get swept away in the troubles of the world but taking a moment to be thankful for personal accomplishments makes everything else not seen quite as bad! All I can say (...)

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5 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

Holey moley, the moment you have been waiting for just happened! The second your man dropped to one knee a whirlwind of visions about your future rushed by. After the initial shock has worn off the checklists of things to get done seems to be never ending! Breathe girl, breathe! It doesn’t all need to be done right away but here are 5 things to do after you get engaged (...)

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How to Take Backlit Photos!

Hi ya’ll! Many of you have asked how to take backlit photos. Knowing the right metering mode and getting the right exposure for a backlit image can totally be tricky so knowing the best metering mode is so so important! Your dSLR has 5 different metering modes available for you (Auto, Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter Priority, and Program.) When I’m shooting (especially backlit subjects) I love to have total control (...)

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Christmas Eve 1989 in a Small Alabama Town

It was Christmas Eve 1989 in a small Alabama town. It was so cold outside we could see our breath in the air. My big brother, Jerry, little sister Joyce, and I were playing outside in the yard for as long as possible because there was tension between my parents in the house. Little did I know this would be my favorite Christmas ever!

You see, my parents were upset (...)

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Staying Active During the Holidays

Sticking to a workout routine during the year can be difficult. Heck, during the holidays having any sort workout routine can feel dang near impossible! Once you get home for the holidays do you feel singled out and slightly guilty for taking time for yourself to take a jog around the old neighborhood? Ya’ll are not alone! Going home is such a special time and I know I need to (...)

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How to Plan the Perfect Proposal

Calling all gentlemen out here, this one is for you! ( We live in a modern world so ladies this doesn’t exclude you!)  You’ve found the perfect girl and picked out the perfect ring, now you are planning the perfect proposal. You feel like your proposal should measure up to Patrick Dempsey proposing to Reese Witherspoon in a Tiffany’s store in Sweet Home Alabama (guys, I know you’ve seen this (...)

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