I can't believe that just about two weeks ago, JD and I were in Holland...celebrating my birthday, enjoying Easter, eating Dutch food, resisting the urge to wear wooden clogs, and teaching a photography workshop. It was one of those moments in life when I wanted to stop time and relish sight, sound, and taste I could wrap my senses around. I could blab for hours about
Dear Jasmine, We started our own photography business last year and we just went through and filed for an LLC. With that being said, I have been reading a lot about charing tax as a photographer. Some people say you don't need to if you aren't physically handing your client a product like and CD or a thumb drive. I don't want to get an awful surprise of owing the IRS a
Words can't express how EXCITED I am to return to creativeLIVE next month for what promises to be a great opportunity to learn and thrive. If you're at a place in your business where you need a jolt to shake things up, or if you're just starting in your journey to photography, I'm hosting a 30-Day Photography Course...to be broadcasted for FREE!! For 30 consecutive
For almost a decade, I've been sharing photography tips and tricks on my blog, but I haven't addressed the topic of photographing a couple of different heights. I've been asked many times how I shoot a short/tall couple and for pose ideas people can use as starting points as they navigate shoots of their own. I've stayed away from this topic because I treat all my
I'm incredibly honored to be featured on page 23 of Propel Magazine, a monthly reader for women in business and leadership. I should come out and openly state my sister is the Editor-In-Chief, so nepotism is in FULL EFFECT. But, still. I wrote an article about whether leaders are born or made...and what it looks like to lead with a limp. You can read the entire article
I'll just put the camera on a timer, I said. My mother dismissed my words and pretended she didn't hear. The kids were running around with the dogs, the dishes were piled high in the sink, and salsa music was playing in the living room. These sights and sounds could mean just one thing: family dinner. My parents planned a belated birthday celebration for my twin sister
Dear Jasmine, I recently attended my first workshop (styled) up to this point I was excited and so ready for 2015. I was paired up with a seasoned photographer at the workshop that kept being negative about the styled workshop calling it a "mock wedding" and "fake" he bashed it so much that by the time I was done it really made me look at styled workshops differently.
A long time ago, I wrote a guest post for Jasmine that was the verbal equivalent of wearing my heart on my sleeve. It was about how as much as I loved photography, I also loved my day job in public relations and wasn't willing to give up one for the other. It felt like a bold thing to say when the mantra I'd be hearing in the industry was that the only way to pursue
One of my favorite things as a wedding photographer is the ability to photograph women of all shapes and sizes. I realize there are other photography tutorials addressing how to photograph large brides, how to photograph plus-size brides, or how to photograph overweight brides...but this ain't one of them. This post is how to photograph a bride of any size. Lucky for us,
Your birthday has arrived, Jasmine! It's the one day I get to take over your blog and attempt to write you a note to express how fortunate I am to walk by your side. There are times when moments pass you by because you're either nose-deep in a book or transfixed by the glow of your phone. But there are those times when you effortlessly happen to live in a moment. Like
In this video, I'll be explaining how to photograph invitation suites and tips to stay away from the threat of it looking like a flat, uninteresting photo. Today I'll be sharing three tips on how to make this happen, as well as how they can be implemented on a wedding day.
One of the most intimidating aspects of photography was shooting in harsh light. The idea of midday wedding photography made my stomach turn, but over the years I've learned how to work with the sun, even on the brightest days. Today I'll be sharing a few tips, but please bear in mind a few things... -I'd much prefer shooting at sunset, when the light is soft, warm and
Dear Jasmine, I have one bride on the horizon who I feel might be my biggest challenge. She has communicated to me that she wants four locations for her bridal session....each of which is on the complete opposite side of the city. To cover all of the spots she wants, it would take literally the entire afternoon to shoot. I never outlined for her the time frame for