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So tell me…. does the SOUND of these words make you cringe and break into hot sweats?! :DARK CHURCHES, BUSY BEACHES, ZERO WINDOWS, RED CARPET, HEAVY SHADE, GREEN GRASS, GREEN TREES, GREEN FACES!!! Yikessssssss!!! It doesn’t matter HOW experienced you are as a photographer, these situations are NOT FUN! They can be downright frustrating, annoying and crippling if you don’t have solutions for handling them!
I’ve been there and I get it! Today I had a conversation about these struggles we all experience as photographers and I recorded it for you!!

The beauty of getting to do these FACEBOOK LIVES is that we get to reach so many more people than we would if we just simply wrote a blog post. I hope you enjoy this one. If you’re a photographer with concerns about location scouting and finding natural light that strengthens your style and helps you minimize your editing time, stick around!! We’re going to be chatting about that topic A LOT this fall!!! So enjoy today’s video and before you go, we have a little treat for you!!

I’ve written out my thought process on how to make a “lousy” location look amazing! It’s hard to do but it’s always possible to take a tough venue and make it look stunning! If you’re interested in learning how we make our low budget weddings look consistent with our HIGH BUDGET weddings, click HERE and I’ll email you some information that hundreds of other photographers received access to today!!!

Again, enjoy this video and PLEASE take a minute to get a good chuckle out of Michael’s close up at the beginning! Ha! :

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Nathan + Jenni Rae Historic Estate Wedding | Franklin Tennessee

This beautiful day way unlike any wedding I have ever photographed before. It’s hard to put into words how powerful and inspiring it was.

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If you’ve been following my updates since I got the R6 two years ago, you know I LOVE it!! It has been a game changer for me! But there is ONE mistake that I’ve made that cannot be fixed afterwards!

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R6 Mistake That You Cannot Fix Learn how to avoid this!

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Common Website Mistakes to Avoid

Common Website Mistakes Tips to Avoid & Change

There are things that EVERY photographer should have on their website! We will walk through some students’ websites to see how small changes can impact their perceived value, and for you to see if what they’re missing is something that you are too!

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The Waldron Family A Backwoods Family Session

You know what I’m realizing? I’m realizing I am loving getting to see people I love and miss in this very busy season of our life.

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We’re gearing up for wedding season and there are so many ways to market yourself DURING a wedding to keep new clients coming in! I have been a wedding photographer for 13 years, and I have never paid for ‘traditional’ advertising!

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How to Book More Weddings Easy & FREE Tips to Market Yourself

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Quick + Easy Tutorial for Canva A Game Changer for Designing Content

I am eating my words again! For years, I have used InDesign for everything… but Canva had a HUGE update last year which changed everything!!

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