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After almost a decade as a Houston family photographer, I have seen it all from meltdowns to picture-perfect, dream sessions! Follow these 5 Tips for taking summer family photos to make things a bit easier! 5 tips for taking summer family photos I know first hand how overwhelming taking family photos can be with little […]

5 Tips for Taking Family Photos in the Summer

Houston Family Photographer

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Hi sweet Cotton family! You are the reason we are able to do what we love and we are SO grateful for you. I pray you’re home safe, snuggled up with your family, staying as healthy as possible! This has been a wild few weeks, to say the least. I think every single one of […]

Choosing Joy as we get through this crisis together

10 ways to choose joy

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If you are nervous about raising your prices but know in your heart it’s the right time, this is for you, friend! I want to share a few tips for raising your wedding photography price so you can get to that next level of being a luxury wedding photographer! One of our photography coaching clients […]

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Warner and Thomas’ Canyonwood Ridge Austin Wedding was as sweet as it was stunning! The glowing sunshine made for the perfect Texas December wedding day! But the best part was just how full of love the day was. It represented this incredible couple perfectly! While we really love being Houston wedding photographers and focusing on […]

Canyonwood Ridge Austin Wedding

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Alright friends, I want to get real with y’all and talk about something tough today. In an Instagram “highlight only” world, I feel like it’s easy to see other wedding photographers’ success and think that the things that have happened to you could never happen to them! Well, let me tell ya. We all make […]

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Surviving slow months as a wedding photographer takes a little bit of thoughtfulness and planning ahead! But honestly, after a super busy season, we welcome those slow months with open arms. If you are struggling to think of ways to get through these months, hopefully, our 5 tips on how to survive slow months as […]

how-to-survive-slow-months-as-wedding-photographer

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Are you overwhelmed with all the things as a new photographer?! I feel you, friend! From new bookings and client reminders to marketing tasks and your finances, it sometimes can feel like your to-do list is chaos on paper. 🤦🏼‍♀️It’s time to organize your photography business, Marie Kondo style! But trust me when I tell […]

How to Use Asana To Organize Your Photography Business

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Wanna know what we love MORE than Honeybook (the #1 tool we use in our photography business to do things like send proposals, questionnaires, and automated workflows)? Friends, LIKE YOU, joining in on the Honeybook for photographers party & leveling UP your photography business with such an amazing tool! *This post contains affiliate links, which […]

5 Ways to Get Started With Honeybook For Photographers

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We usually only host one weekend of Houston Christmas mini sessions! But this year we had more interest than ever before so we decided to open up a second weekend to fit in our sweet Cotton families before my maternity leave! I’ve been a Houston wedding photographer for over a decade but families have always […]

houston family photographers

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This elegant St. Martin’s Episcopal Church wedding ceremony followed by the most stunning Houstonian wedding reception might be one of our favorite Houston weddings of all time! Anytime the girls from Keely Thorne Events are involved, we know the wedding is going to be a show stopper! I know we say it all the time […]

The Houstonian Wedding Photographer

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Check out the pure cuteness from the first weekend of our Houston Christmas Mini Sessions! This pregnant mama almost couldn’t handle it! It’s always a little risky doing our outdoor Christmas mini sessions in November with the unpredictable Houston weather. But this year, we were extraordinarily blessed with a beautiful 60 degrees and so much […]

Houston Christmas Mini Session

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So you’re ready to turn your hobby into a business!? YAY! Let’s bring on the photography business tips! Or maybe you just want to make sure all your bases are covered in your current photography business contract! One of the first things we recommend to our photographer friends before they take on any paying clients […]

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