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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! 


Tips for Photographers: Shooting in the Rain

Filed in : Photography, Wedding Tips

You guys all saw Savannah & Andrew’s engagement session that we shot entirely in POURING rain.  It wasn’t nice, pitter-patter rain.  It was BIBLICAL rain.  Noah rain.  “Go on and build your ark, son” rain.  Luckily, I had picked up a few tips and tricks that really saved the day! I mentioned in their blog […]


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 […]


Being a Guest

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For wedding photographers, it’s a rare and beautiful thing to be able to be a guest at a wedding.  I am always so honored when friends trust me to be their photographer and love my work enough to choose me, but it’s also very important for me to have the opportunity to see weddings from […]


How I Cut My Editing Time in Half

Filed in : Business, Photography

At the end of a Friday blog post, I mentioned that I would be telling you all how I cut my editing time in half this year.  It’s allowed me to take on so many other projects that will help my business GROW rather than plateu.   That’s a fun rhyme, I’m impressed with it! I […]


The Time I Made Katelyn James Cry

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I still remember the first time I saw the name Katelyn James.  I was sitting at my desk in my sophomore year dorm room back in 2009 working diligently on a Shakespeare research project.  Just kidding.  I was on Facebook.  This was back when Facebook FIRST started getting really intuitive and started showing you what […]



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