I have heard so much in my career from other photographers that the 85mm is just NOT a great lens to use on wedding days. Really, a lot of photographers don’t love this lens in general! Why? Well, I believe that they don’t full understand it…. because when you truly grasp what this lens can do, it’s life-changing!!! You may think I’m being dramatic but this is my go-to, sweet spot, top-favorite lens that I own!! I use it at EVERY shoot and EVERY wedding and I’m truly obsessed with it!
Now, I understand that some have reservations about it. 1. The Canon 85mm 1.4 lens is expensive and it’s not truly necessary. 2. The focal length is definitely on the longer side which can be tricky and 3. Past versions have had focus issues. There is a lot stacked against this lens…. but let me tell you. The 85mm 1.4 is a game changer. The Image Stabilization feature is amazing and I now consider it one of my most ACCURATE lenses in terms of focus.
There are SO many reasons why I love this lens and CANNOT have my defined style without it!! If you want to know why, watch this brand new Youtube Episode!!! Enjoy!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!