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Wow! 10 years went by in the blink of an eye. I had all intentions of publishing this blog last month, but the busy portrait season got in the way and I never could finish my thoughts. So here they are… I never intended on starting a business. I was perfectly happy in my world […]

10 years and a lifetime of lessons.

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I can’t thank my interns and parents enough for all these great photos and videos! I know many of you love seeing behind the scenes of a session and the raw footage that goes into creating my work. What an amazing year! Enjoy!

2018: A look behind the scenes.

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This year end post is one of my favorite ways to reminisce and fall in love with my clients all over again. This last year has been one of growth and learning despite personally difficult times. Needless to say, I’m thankful for another year doing what I love and working with tremendously awesome people! There […]

2018: A year in review.

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A senior representative program is a marketing tool often used by photographers who specialize in senior portraits. These programs CAN be successful if there’s a greater purpose than to gain referrals. I started with a “senior model” program 6 years ago. This program has grown exponentially over the years and it definitely wasn’t a result […]

Behind the name. A VIPteam post.

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For most of my clients, choosing a location for their session seems to be the most difficult task in preparing for their photography session. I’ve tried every imaginable way to make it easier for clients by providing suggestion lists, to pairing locations with chosen attire, to even just choosing myself. I’ve figured out it’s totally […]

Location. Why it matters and why it really doesn’t.

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