My Experience at the 2019 Event Nation Bridal Expo

2019 Event Nation Bridal Expo

Another year has gone by and I’ve finished another bridal show. I’ve been doing bridal shows off and on (mainly on) for the past 8 years. Over the past 5 years, I’ve mainly been focusing on the Event Nation Bridal Expo. There are others in Fayetteville, but I like this one the best. I already […]

How do brides find their wedding photographer?

bride and groom walking with backlight

I think for the last 4 years or so I have been averaging around 20 weddings a year. I think that’s a good number considering some of those years I was a full-time teacher. Anyway, I’m always looking to increase that number, so I’ve been looking at different ways to attract brides. In the past, […]

How I got the Shot- Groom Smoking a Cigar

dramatic groom portrait with cigar

I’ve said it so many times, but this is such an interconnected world. I find some strange connection at almost every wedding I go to. It might be a guest I know or someone in the wedding party. This was probably the craziest connection I’ve ever had. Turns out I knew the groom, so this […]

Switching over to Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC

I promised myself I’d never do it. I said I’d just stick with what I had already paid for and be happy with it. Unfortunately, it looks like I can’t stick to what I said. It looks like I’m going to be switching over to Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Switching over to Lightroom CC […]

First Look at the New Nikon Z7 and Z6

First Look at the New Nikon Z7 and Z6

Like many of you, I’ve been wondering when Nikon would jump into the mirrorless world. I’ve been using Sony mirrorless cameras for about a year now, and more recently I bought the Sony A7iii. It’s an amazing camera and the autofocus is just crazy. I’ve loved it for video, but I still feel the color […]

Facebook Live Video with a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Sony back of camera screen

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been using Facebook Live a lot lately. I’ve been doing Wednesday Wedding Tips and How I got the Shot. I like going Live because people tend to watch it more often, I get to interact with people as it happens, and I don’t have to be perfect, so making the […]

How I got the shot- Monika’s Dramatic Wedding Ceremony Photo

how much does a wedding photographer cost

Weddings are really all about the ceremony, but these are normally the plainest photos of the day. You could look at several photos from a wedding ceremony and most of them are going to look the same. There’s not a lot of chance for creativity for most wedding photographers because that’s too risky. You can’t […]

How I got the shot- Kala and Braden at Whitney Mountain Lodge

how i got the shot

I’ve been writing on this blog for about 8 years now, and I’ve shared all types of things from my wedding shoots to just random events. I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about individual photos though. Out of every wedding, there is usually one photo that stands out from the rest and everyone loves. […]

Marketing Tips for Wedding Photographers

marketing tips for wedding photographers

This is the last day of my guide to becoming a wedding photographer or even just a better photographer. We’ve gone over a lot of important things from whether you should even be a wedding photographer, getting your first wedding, what to buy, and tips on being a legit business. Today we end with the […]

How to Find Your Ideal Photography Client

bridal portrait in field at Sassafras Springs Vineyard

There was a pretty funny movie that came out a long time ago called Rat Race. I won’t get into all the details of the movie, but at one point, a family sees a sign for a Barbie Museum. The kids, of course, bug the parents until they give in and take them to the […]