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Top 4 FREE Apps to Up-Level Your Instagram

I was late to the game on Instagram when I first started using it, so for a long time it felt a little overwhelming to me. Thankfully, I’ve discovered several supporting apps that have helped me overcome the stress of the platform and create a system to posting that works for me.

Uplevel Your Instagram

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An Ode to the Side Hustle & Big News on Being DEBT FREE!

Thank you thank you thank you to any of you who have booked a photo session with me in the last few years! It’s largely thanks to you that my husband and I can finally say that we are DEBT FREE! We have tried to make payments that were a little more than what felt comfortable EVERY chance we felt like we could since we got married over 4 years ago and we’ve been hoping and praying for this moment. We could not be more grateful that it’s finally here!

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Aperture Priority Mode | Landscape and Urban Photos That Really Pop!

Ever since I got into photography with my first DSLR 6 ½ years ago, I’ve been obsessed with images of people. I became pretty comfortable photographing people in different lighting situations, but I focused so much on them that I never learned how to take good landscape/urban photos until this year! It has been one of […]

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Better Business Tips for Photographers: Pricing, Goal Setting and Grammar

If you haven’t noticed by now, I believe that continual education is key to a thriving business. I have so much to learn, but I’ve also learned a lot over the past five years! Here are three “better business” tips from personal experience. These are geared towards a growing photography business, but should be somewhat […]

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On Measuring Success: the Side Hustle

I often find myself comparing my photography business to those who are doing it full time. It’s a completely unfair comparison and, while I do gain lots of inspiration from the things they are doing, it can be discouraging! So, today I want to ENCOURAGE all you other side-hustlers.

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Kansas City Outdoor Photography Locations

We have such a beautiful mix of city/urban and nature spots that make for a diverse range of photography backgrounds here in Kansas City. Whether you are looking for a location for family, senior, engagement sessions or beyond, you are sure to find something that fits your vision and gives your client a unique look […]

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Out of the Bag

Here’s the thing about photography: it’s a hassle. Carrying around all that equipment, finding locations, talking to so many people…it can be overwhelming and bit exhausting! Lately I have been on a mission to take more photos of life outside my paid shoots. I think it’s challenging to view the world from the camera’s perspective, […]

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Resources & Inspiration for the Modern Photographer

Since I am a self-taught photographer, much of what I know has come from hours of reading, hours out practicing, and lots of hours stumbling through trial and error in order to learn business practices, shooting and editing techniques, etc. Unfortunately, sometimes what takes the longest is sifting through all of the ‘meh’ articles and […]

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Tip of the Day: One Step to Taking Better Photos of Your Kids (or fur-babies)

Sure, you get family photos taken once a year to capture the different stages of your children’s’ lives…but you can’t force kids’ emotions and a photographer obviously isn’t around during daily life when they do the darnedest things.  Here is one easy step towards taking better photographs of your children, since you’re there to capture […]

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What’s in the bag? Cameras, lenses and other photography equipment

UPDATE: I have now replaced my Canon 60D with the new Canon 5D Mark IV so the Canon 6D is now my backup camera. I have also replaced the SunPak OCF with the Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT and sold the lensbaby. I also got rid of the Intervalometer because the Canon 5D Mark IV has incredible […]

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