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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 […]

3 Must-Haves for the Perfect Christmas Family Photos

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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 […]

5 Things You Need in Your Photography Business Workflow

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

5 Steps to Pricing your Wedding Photography Business As a Beginner (+ FREE hourly pricing calculator)

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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 […]

Jeanne & Kevin | Bell Tower on 34th

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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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Alright, friend! You know we don’t like secrets around here (because besties don’t keep secrets from each other, right?!) so I’m excited to share our 3 biggest marketing secrets with y’all. A couple of them we learned from D’Arcy Benincosa, our secret marketing ninja! Last week I shared all about the biggest investment I made […]

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I’ve been in business for almost a decade now. As expected, I’ve made a lot of decisions, both good and bad over the years. But today, I’m so excited to share the absolute best business decision I’ve made this year, hiring a photography business coach! Last year, the best business decision I made was finding a […]

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You guys! Kinsey’s unicorn 1st Birthday Party was a dream come true for this momma! Choosing a birthday theme She’s had a totally unplanned unicorn theme since our baby shower last year. Everyone showered her with unicorn everything! No, really! We thought the theme would be kangaroos since we call her Kinsey Roo but jokes […]

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