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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 […]

3 Important Things Your Photography Contract is Probably Missing

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When Kellan (the hubby) and I met with these two lovebirds back in the spring it didn’t take long to realize how amazing Matt and Mallory are! Not to mention, how amazing their Houston Forest Club wedding would be! Every little detail sounded dreamy and we loved getting to hear their sweet story. All you […]

Mallory & Matt | Houston Forest Club Wedding

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We absolutely love the Corinthian Houston! I’m pretty sure it’s the most dreamy, romantic Houston wedding venue. If you are looking for the perfect amount of glam, romance, and luxury in a wedding venue, the Corinthian Houston has it all! When Sarah first inquired, I couldn’t contain my excitement because of my LOVE for the […]

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I don’t know about you but I could live in a Christmas 365 world! I have no shame about listening to Christmas music all year round. It’s not uncommon to catch me watching Christmas movies on bad days and I’m always counting down the days until Christmas! I’ve got Christmas on the brain so I […]

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If you are just starting out, you probably know you should have some sort of photography business workflow. You may not know what that will look like and that’s okay. I’m here to help you, friend! I’m sharing 5 things you need in your photography business workflow, including the best systems to use like Honeybook […]

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Kellan and I went to Colorado back in April for a fun work trip with his awesome company, Thrivent. This was our first big trip away from our Kinsey girl so obviously, I cried when I left her! But we were so excited to have 5 days of quality time together without a toddler alarm […]

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Alright, mommas! I want to take the stress out of family photos so I’m sharing 5 tips to survive fall photos with toddlers! Let’s make this year THE year you are relaxed and just being present with your family! 5 tips to survive fall family photos with toddlers Tip #1: Plan your outfits ahead of […]

5 Tips to Survive Fall Family Photos with Toddlers

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Want to know how to actually have successful bride consultations and book more wedding photography clients? If you are anything like l was, your consultations are a bit stressful. In 2012, I remember actually sweating any time a bride wanted to chat over the phone. I’m even a “phone person!” I love chatting on the […]

How to Book More Wedding Photography Clients With Successful Bride Consultations

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It was all sunshine and butterflies for this gorgeous River Oaks Garden Club’s wedding ceremony & reception full of surprises at the Dunlavy Houston! We always love the Dunlavy for weddings in Houston. First of all, we could spend all day gushing about this stunning Houston wedding venue’s dreamy natural light and elegant touches around […]

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Pricing your wedding photography business might actually be one of the hardest parts of starting your business. And I totally get it! It feels so personal when it comes to your wedding photography business, doesn’t it? It’s your work, your art and you have to decide what “it” is worth. But it feels more like […]

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Jeanne & Kevin | The Bell Tower on 34th At our first meeting with Jeanne and Kevin, Kinsey (our little girl) was only a few months old! We had Jeanne and Kevin over to our house to get to know each other over cookies. Because, duh! ; ) We always love having our clients over […]

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Virginia and Overton’s spring citrus wedding theme couldn’t have been more perfect for the River Oaks Country Club. Their Garden room makes this country club the perfect spring Houston wedding venue if you ask us! After their sweet rehearsal dinner at the Dunlavy Houston, Virginia and Overton’s wedding was absolutely storybook perfection! We love all […]

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