Why I second shoot… even though I’m a first shooter

Someone asked me one time, why I still second shoot when the opportunity arises.  It’s simple.  It keeps the creative juices flowing.  When time is crunched, creativity isn’t usually on the list of priorities on a wedding day.  So I go with safe poses and ones I normally use.  Yes, we have a timeline and … More Why I second shoot… even though I’m a first shooter

Esprimere Insieme (Express Together): The “Blur” effect.

I posted a status a day or two ago about loving to help photographers!  I myself would not be the photographer that I am today without a little bit of help from some other amazing photographers.  I know there are many who are learning the industry who say other professional photographer won’t give them the … More Esprimere Insieme (Express Together): The “Blur” effect.

Esprimere Insieme: Wedding Day Preparation

I have had a few photographers wanting to enter the field of weddings ask how I keep it together on a wedding day?  It’s called foot-work before the day! It’s simple.  Communicate, communicate, communicate.  And, even if a bride books without a consult, have a greet-n-meet with them anyway if they are within driving distance. … More Esprimere Insieme: Wedding Day Preparation

Express Together: Dealing with Criticism in the Photography Industry

Criticism; ART When I started this hobby business hobby business four years ago, I never dreamed where it would go.  It took me two years of toying with photography before I decided to drop the hobby in front of photographer and insert professional. Oh. Who am I kidding.  It took JD saying, quit hiding your dream and go … More Express Together: Dealing with Criticism in the Photography Industry

Express Together (Esprimere Insieme): Metering for skin + Photoshop

I have converted my Italian words back to English.  As cool as that was, I can’t take trying to spell Esprimere Insieme out on the keyboard.  My fingers just don’t want to cooperate with it! I have had a few questions come through my FB msgs and email lately that I thought I would take this … More Express Together (Esprimere Insieme): Metering for skin + Photoshop

Behind the Scenes: A look at the shoot and me shooting it.

I have a confession.  I’m terrified.  Terrified about some business decisions I have been making lately.  But.  I am at a point in my career I am ready to hit the ground running and with that….comes risks.  When owning a business, you just want to be so careful to make a decision that will not … More Behind the Scenes: A look at the shoot and me shooting it.

Esprimere Insieme: Jealousy in the Words of a respected Photographer

As many of you know, Kim (please be patient as she is working on an extremely awesome website in case you click the link) and I are extremely close on the photography front and sometimes, her and I just have these in-depth conversations about our fears, hopes, dreams…..failures.  In one of our rambling conversations the other day…yes, … More Esprimere Insieme: Jealousy in the Words of a respected Photographer

Esprimere Insieme: The start of my educational posts!

A few days ago, I threw out a status that asked the question, in not so many words, if you, the internet, would be interested in educational posts.  I don’t know WHAT I was thinking! *puffing out cheeks and turning green*  I had a huge response and even some inboxed questions.  So, here we go!  I am going … More Esprimere Insieme: The start of my educational posts!