Leveraging AI for Wedding Photography: Expert Tips

Changes and Growth of Artificial Intelligence Software One of the biggest changes in technology over the past two years has been Artificial Intelligence (AI). I personally have been using it for at least three years, so I feel like I was ahead of most wedding photographers.  At first, I was only use AI to help […]

Top Business Tactics: How Photographers can book more clients

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The importance of Business skills in photography In the world of photography, having business skills is like having the perfect lighting setup – it can make or break your career. Sure, you might have a natural eye for capturing beautiful images, but if you don’t know how to market yourself, manage your finances, and negotiate […]

Building Trust and Nailing Client Expectations for Wedding Photographers

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Why client trust and expectations are important Client trust and expectations are crucial for any business to succeed. Trust is the foundation upon which strong relationships are built, and this holds true for wedding photographers and their couples. When couples trust a wedding photographer, it’s not like trusting any other business. A wedding is a […]

Revealing the Best AI-assisted Writing Tools for Photographers

Word Hero Ai Writing Tool for photographers

Growing up, one of my favorite childhood memories was Terminator 2. It has Arnold in it, but also the whole idea of technology taking over the world was scary and interesting. Today, some people might be worried about the same thing happening. Artificial intelligence is being used everywhere. As photographers, I think it’s a good […]

Top Changes in Technology for Photography

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I’ve been photographing weddings for over 15 years now (wow, I’m old), and 7 of those years have been as a full time wedding photographer. When I think back to those first years and to where we are now, I’m blown away at the advances in technology and what we can now do. The advances […]

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?

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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

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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 […]