Category Archives: Photography Tips

July & August are always filled with weddings and senior portraits for Iowa photographers, but I’m really looking forward to the fall!  Fall is when I get to hang out with some great families as everyone makes plans for their holiday cards and gift-giving.  The lighting right before sunset is beautiful and September evenings (in […]

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Seniors, I know you want to look your best for your portraits–so you take extra care of your skin, you try your hair a few different ways and you do a test run on your makeup before your senior session.  But did you realize how much the photographer you choose can help ensure your portraits […]

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We’ve all seen them.  The adorable little baby photos on Pinterest with a couple month-old baby sitting in cute poses on top of something or hanging over the edge of a little bucket, tiny newborns sleeping with the hand on their chin and holding their head up in a thinking pose, naked babies sleeping in […]

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You’ve done your initial round of research (see the notes here) and now you have your list of potential wedding photographers narrowed down to your top few.  What’s next? Personally, I think the next part is the most fun!!  You get to reach out to those photographers and get to know them better! Start by […]

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You have already read and followed all the tips for planning before your session day (found here) ~ now it is on to the big day! The most important thing to do is to relax!  When you are calm it will show through in your portraits.  If you have a family session, calm parents will […]

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