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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 […]

How to Stay Motivated As a Wedding Photographer Despite a Big Failure

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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 a 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Christmas Mini Sessions | 2019 Recap 1

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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 […]

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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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