Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: Jolie Gotique 2019 Fall Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes: Jolie Gotique 2019 Fall Photoshoot

Penny, the owner of Jolie Gotique, and I have been working together for quite a few years now. We plan and shoot her new fashion products in Fall and Spring of every year, and it’s a fun and exciting commercial photoshoot with a whole team. Get a behind the scenes look…

Behind the Scenes: Posing Families

Behind the Scenes: Posing Families

Posing doesn’t have to look old-fashioned and obvious. It could be organic and flattering, and it an essential part of looking great in photos for those of us who aren’t natural-born models. This post is all about what goes into posing a family (big and small), my approach to getting those relaxed group images, and yes - even using posing to achieve candid shots that a lot of families absolutely love as part of their session.

RAW vs. JPEG: Photography File Formats Explained

RAW vs. JPEG: Photography File Formats Explained

With the popularity of photography, more and more people are becoming familiar with the RAW file format. Unfortunately, there seems to be some misinformation about RAW, which then leads to potential conflict between photography clients and …..

Behind the Scenes: Retouching

Behind the Scenes: Retouching

Cameras have megapixel resolutions that capture every single pore, crease, and eyelash. And if you’re not a model, that amount of detail can be scary. Retouching helps us regular people look our best in photos. It allows us to not worry about that pimple that came out of nowhere….

9 Blogging Tips for Small Businesses

9 Blogging Tips for Small Businesses

Blogging is one of those things we all know we should be doing, but is just so hard to get it done. As small business owners, we know that our online presence, SEO, and the content we create can define our success.. yet, time and time again we don’t post consistently…

Behind the Scenes: Portrait Lighting

Behind the Scenes: Portrait Lighting

There are so many ways to do Studio portraits, but lighting truly makes the biggest difference. My lighting method, as it happens, is a bit unique. In fact, as with everything, my approach to lighting is to make things as simple and easy as possible…

Photography Pricing Explained

Photography Pricing Explained

While all photographers might seem alike, behind the scenes, things can be very very different. There is a formula of sorts that applies. It explains why some photographers charge more (sometimes a lot more) than others, without the needless breakdown of technical details nobody needs to know or care about..