The best time for portrait photos

When I first picked up a camera, I thought the best photo was all about the background and the people in front of it – and yes, this meant I often had people looking into the sun! Little did I know how much the light mattered and as a natural light photographer, the time of […]

Dec 19, 2018


Top tips for photographing kids

When I first began my journey as a professional photographer, I was going to photograph families, kids and dogs. That was the dream! Now I couldn’t imagine not photographing weddings but I still love the opportunity to capture genuine relationships with families and especially kids. I’ve gathered some techniques over the years to get genuine […]

Dec 10, 2018


Making realistic changes in your business

I was that kid that loved the beginning of the school year because I was able to get new books and pencils and then you bet I covered my books in some fantastic contact paper. I just loved the newness of it all. I’m still the same as an adult and I love the beginning […]

Nov 19, 2018


How to be quicker at responding to emails

Being quicker at responding to emails to emails is something everyone wants to achieve – no matter how productive we are. I love finding smarter ways to do every day things and emails are certainly one of those things that can always be improved upon. As I recently revised my procedures and workflows, I also […]

Jul 31, 2018


20 things to do when business is slow

While being a wedding photographer is definitely seasonal for the photography part, there is so much that can be done during the slow season to help set up your business for success in the next. This is the time to be reviewing, revising and refining so many aspects that often get lost in the busy […]

Jul 10, 2018


My weekly batching schedule

I’ll be the first to admit that my life doesn’t look exactly like I thought it would when I quit my desk job and started my photography business in 2008. As I walked out the door I bragged to my colleagues how I’d be making a healthy lunch each day, wouldn’t have a vending machine […]

Apr 10, 2018


How to credit photographers on social media

Over the past few months I’ve begun to notice that people aren’t sure how how to credit photographers on social media. I use Instagram daily to invite people into my work and personal life and it is my favourite form of social media. I get a lot of referrals from Instagram and honestly love when […]

Mar 20, 2018


How to create a marketing calendar

I’ll wager that you have heard of the term Marketing Calendar, Editorial Calendar or Content Calendar more than a few times. From my perspective having a marketing/editorial calendar is imperative to allow me to see at a glance what blog posts and mailing list emails I have coming up that need to be created and […]

Feb 20, 2018