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How to Calibrate Your Lens

Business, Camera Basics, Education, Outdoor

  Do you know how to calibrate your lens? Did you actually calibrating is something you should be doing with your camera often?  Calibrating your lenses is absolutely essential to your photography and is easy to do. Lenses have a number of delicate glass pieces to them.  During shipping and after a bit of use, […]

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Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights

Camera Basics, Chesapeake, Education, Family Photography, Lifestyle, Studio

Tips for Taking Photographs with Christmas Lights Christmas is nearly here!  Soon all of the decorations will be up. Christmas music will be played on every station, and the spirit of Christmas will be in the air!   I’ve put together my top tips for taking pictures of Christmas lights, whether you are out and about, […]

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Fall Glow

Outdoor, Uncategorized

I’m Loving That Fall Glow!   There is Something So Magical About the Fall ? The changes that Fall brings to the landscape is simply breathtaking. In the fall you get that ambient light that is so highly sought in quality photography.  Fall also brings overall cooler temperatures  so we can both be more comfortable […]

Color Schemes

Education, Family Photography, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Uncategorized

Taking your photos from Great to Spectacular through Color Schemes Clients often seek advice on what to wear once they book their session.  I say, picking a color scheme is the best place to start when deciding what to wear for your family photos.  Keeping your family’s style in mind is key to choosing your […]

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What to Wear

Education, Family Photography, Outdoor, Uncategorized

Are You Lost When it Comes to Picking out What to Wear for your Family Pictures? Congratulations!  You’ve found your perfect photographer, and are ready to start planning your photo session! Now you can begin to search for the perfect outfit for you and your family.  Pinterest is calling out to give you inspiration. No […]

What’s in my camera bag?

Business, Camera Basics, Chesapeake, Education, Outdoor, Uncategorized, Virginia Beach

As a photographer, I often have clients or other photographers ask what kind of kit do I keep in my camera bag.  I’ve finally decided to open up the bag and give you a look inside! What You Will Find In My Camera Bag There Are Usually Two Cameras I’ve owned several DSLR cameras between […]

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A Dazzling Wedding at Grand Affairs

Uncategorized, Weddings

Virginia Beach Weddings Jessica Keller and Chris Long The Couple You may remember a few months back I wrote about Chris and Jessica.  They have been together for over 15 years, and finally tied the knot! I am so happy to have been a part of this day. From beginning to end, I had a […]

Canfield Family – Chesapeake Arboretum

Outdoor, Uncategorized

The Canfield Family at the Chesapeake Arboretum, May 2019 I met The Canfield Family at the Chesapeake Arboretum back in May.  I’ll preface this by saying I’ve known Wei for a while.  We run in the same circles and have a lot of mutual friends.  We worked on a charity event together and we attend […]

Ordering Experience

Outdoor, Uncategorized

New for Summer 2019 – The Client Ordering Experience! Providing an ordering experience for my clients has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have been searching far and wide to give to you a way to visualize the images from your session. It’s important to me that my clients […]

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Sturgeon Family – Chesapeake Arboretum

Chesapeake, Family Photography, Outdoor, Uncategorized

How the Sturgeon Family Rocked their Family Photography Session at the Chesapeake Arboretum! What a great time of year to explore the beauty of the Chesapeake Arboretum!  If you’re looking for the best place to go for your family photography session in Chesapeake, look no further!  I couldn’t get enough of those sun flares, radiant […]