Archive for 2017

CROATIA- SELF DISCOVERY TOUR 2018

When you’re in Croatia you don’t need makeup or a brush;) You just eat, swim, laugh, repeat.  I used to think that taking a solo trip away from my family, work, friends, responsibilities, etc… was selfish. I’ve learned that it really is the complete opposite. We are given one life, so why do we do…

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Black Friday mini session SALE

Mini sessions are $200 off this weekend only… Perfect gift for the holidays… it’s especially a wonderful gift for those that are hard to buy for! Mini sessions include a 45 min session with 20 fully edited images in color and black & white. Sessions must be scheduled from January-August only (fall is my busy…

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50% off for BLACK FRIDAY!

Well hey there party people… I am about to make your Turkey day even better! 50% off everything at SP-ESSENTIALS! Learn how I photograph families from start to finish… camera settings, my session flow, and how I get people relax and enjoy their family sessions by playing games. No code necessary; discount will automatically be…

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Let’s talk lenses…

Ok, I get asked all the time what my preferred lens choices are… so here we go, I am about to put into simple terms why I use the lenses that I do. After shooting for over 15 years, I have used pretty much every Nikon lens out there (besides the crazy sports type zooms-…

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How to style your upcoming family session…

Planning a family photo shoot is full of… Stress? Overwhelming anxiety? Countless hours of Pinterest surfing;)? Well, it doesn’t have to be! Don’t overthink it. The goal is to look like your outfits all “go” together, but not look too matchy-matchy, right? My biggest tip is this: Mom’s, pick what you feel beautiful in… what…

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Top 3 ways to capture natural moments…

1. GET RID OF EXPECTATIONS:  If you have the expectation of capturing the “perfect” family photo it really creates anxiety and stress around the entire photo shoot. Remember to just be in the moment, feel what is going on around you, and throw out any expectations you have. Capturing real moments actually happens when we actually…

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