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
These last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind and I seriously could just hit the bed right now and sleep for two whole days. Jerry Don and I have exciting news to share in the near future, but right now, I am waiting for all the pieces to be put into place. I hope … More Express Together: Colors, Bold, Bright
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.
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
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
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
Shy? No. Not the word. Terrified! Now we are talking! I have been in the photography business for about four years now. For those who have been with me in the beginning, it doesn’t seem like it has been that long does it? A few weeks ago, I fell into an awful funk. I prefer … More A Photographer’s Circle
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.
I have never been one with singing the right words to a song. No joke! I remember on the series Friends, Phoebe made reference one time to her opinion of the most romantic song being the one John Elton sang for the guy on Who’s the Boss, *Hold me close young Tony Danza* I totally never got … More Ignite: Mentoring Program
Last week and the first of this week, I have been in some low spirits with events going on in my life; some personal, some with the business. Yes! Laura actually has bad days! :P Two days ago, I began training for the 10K. I officially can mark the 5K off my bucket list and with … More Good Reads + Mind, Body, Soul
Photoshop! You can’t be a photographer in the industry today without Photoshop or Lightroom. I have spoken before how I try to shoot straight out of the can. I am by NO means a Photoshop expert. I learn new things EVERY day! Sometimes I wonder if I would consider more edit to my photos if … More Esprimere Insieme: Photoshop
Wow. When I posted Friday’s post, I never anticipated the amount of feedback that I received in my inbox. I may have to start a discussion board on FB to avoid so many inbox messages as many of them were asking the same questions. First, let me start by saying, thanks for taking the time to … More Esprimere Insieme: Copyrights QA + Clarification
I fell into the bed last night barely able to move my body. This week I have taken second shooter mode for JD. He is the web designer for the county’s fair board and we have been hard at it with the fair in town this week. He has taken way too much pleasure in … More Esprimere Insieme: Copyrights? + What you don’t know!
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
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!