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If you're looking for a wedding photographer who values prints over jpegs and moments over poses, you've come to the right place. If you're ECSTATIC to be getting married, you're also in the right place! 


The “Off” Season

Filed in : Business

It’s that time of year again!  You might hear a lot of wedding professionals talking about the “off” season right now.  For us, this is the period from about November to March/April where people aren’t really getting married.  You might think it sounds great to have this season of no work, but that couldn’t be […]


2016 Resolutions

Filed in : Business, Personal

I know that there are a lot of memes on the internet that make fun of all the resolutions that people make this time of year.  And I know there are a lot of people who get bummed out that their gym is fuller than usual for the first few weeks of a new year. […]


2015 Behind the Scenes

Filed in : Business, Personal, Photography

Behind the scenes posts are always my favorites from other photographers/wedding people in general.  I LOVE seeing what all goes into making an idea into reality.  Now, I rarely have a second shooter with me, so most of my behind the scenes are from the good old iPhone.  But it’s still fun, so bear with […]


The Website Launch

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It’s HEREEEEEE!  You guys would not even believe how long I have been working on launching a new website.  It’s kind of embarrassing but . . . I have been SLOWLY building this site since the end of July.  Not because it’s hard to use ShowIt or because I hired an expensive, sought-after designer . […]


What I’ve Learned from Leslie Knope

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When I started watching Parks & Rec on Netflix, I expected Ron Swanson’s mustache to be epic.  I expected April to be the deadpan humor.  I expected Aziz Ansari to be Aziz Ansari.  What I did NOT expect was to learn a lot about life and running a business from Leslie Knope. Leslie Knope is easily […]



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