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I’m going to try not to rant too much here, even though honestly I feel like frothing at the mouth. We had a great bridal show Sunday, and met some amazing women (and a few men) who are getting married soon. I love doing this, even though I get nervous and stressed about my booth every year. I honestly try to do my best by every person who comes by my booth. I know that only a small percentage of […]

Letter to Myself at 75

Get your photo taken. Let people take your picture, no matter how you look. Sure, you look different than you did at 25. But you don’t have any fewer people who love you and need desperately to have a photo of you. Go a step further and seek out really good photos. Let’s face it – someone is going to miss you someday. Have pity. Write down those stories. Record them. Videotape them. Share them with your kids and grandkids, […]

10 Reasons Not to Shop for Your Wedding Photographer on Facebook

It’s a beautiful morning after Christmas here in Kansas where we are visiting my husband’s family. This morning my son woke me up way to early so I quickly checked Facebook, noticing my business page has nine new views. Now, while I love Facebook for personal use, I have more or less abandoned it for business, so I felt a little guilty for having nothing to offer those nine visitors. However, I can’t get over my absolute conviction that Facebook […]

Red Flags for Photography Clients

Twice this month I have been called in to take the place of a photographer who either wasn’t performing their job, or who outright bailed out and didn’t show up. And that’s just the folks who hired me! I have had other calls where they hired someone else, or worked out the differences with their photographer. This leaves me to ask, what the heck is going on? But I do sort of know. There are many people entering this profession […]

Paying for Nothing

Sooner or later all photographers are going to have to address this subject. I choose sooner. We have made you pay us, and given you nothing. Well, ones, and zeroes — numbers that could get scrambled, that could disappear overnight. You have paid thousands of dollars for these. Thousands of dollars to your wedding photographer, or hundreds to your portrait photographer, for something that could very easily not be there tomorrow. Digital files are not a product. They are a […]

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Capturing Your Joy: The Photo Session

If it seems a little unnecessary  to have an entire post on how a photo session goes, bear with me a bit! You might find something unexpected in the following post. As professional photographers, we work with you to be sure you are as prepared as possible for your photo session. We know that you want to capture something special, something important, and we want to optimize your chances (and our chances!) of doing just that. We have developed a […]

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Planning Your Joy

Every photographer offers some level of planning your photography experience, because it’s very necessary. But, our planning experience is very different from the norm! And of course I want to brag about that. Every photographer will talk to you about the date, time and location of the photo session, about who is going to be photographed, and usually get basic information about names, ages, etc. Many photographers will also help you think through what to wear (or not wear), hair, […]

What’s New? Lots!

It was in the Spring of last year that I decided some things needed changing around here. I just wasn’t offering my clients a level of service that I was satisfied with. Even though several clients told me they loved how responsive I was (mostly in reaction to some other photographer who had neglected to return their phone calls) I just knew there was something better I could be doing. And I was right. I was following the model of […]

Priceless Treasures

The headline in today’s paper reads, “Priceless Pieces Strewn for Miles.” The article itself recounts stories of people affected by the tornado, and their attempts to recover some of their most priceless family treasures. As it turns out, most of those are photos. Tears, laughter, joy, memories and even a bittersweet sadness greet the discovery of each recovered piece of a family’s history. I know the feeling, because my family has done this. It wasn’t a tornado, but a devastating […]

Why Photographers are Lying to You About Digital

It’s no secret that photography consumers need to be very aware of who they are hiring any more. There are too many stories to relate, of photographers who lost the files, who never delivered, who took a year to produce a couple’s wedding photos. There are even more stories of badly done photos and unhappy clients. The sad truth is that “buyer beware” applies more to photography now than it ever has. But, one thing is really slipping under the […]