Making mistakes is a big part of starting a business, or anything new if you really think about it. I have been thinking about this more due to a chapter of a book I am currently reading,"Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job" by Jon Acuff. In this particular chapter he expl...

February 28, 2017

I am definitely not an early adopter to the podcast world, nor is my view particularly original, but I have started listening to podcasts instead of music over the last few months, and it has been a very rewarding change for my business. It not only gives me perspective from successful business owne...

February 6, 2017

As the Spring semester is fully underway, senior photography is on a lot of students minds. I have compiled a list of a few tips and hints for those wrapping up an educational chapter in their life, and are ready to capture those moments.

1. Have fun with your location! Where do you enjoy spending ti...

September 19, 2016

Doubt is a part of life. We all have moments when we feel like we aren't enough, can't do what needs to be done, or are just simply overwhelmed with life. We have to remember in these moments of doubt, that it does serve a purpose. When we doubt, we think things through more thoroughly. When we doub...

September 8, 2016

If you choose to go a route that focuses on arts or being creative, there is a stigma that you probably won't make good money, that you won't be that successful, and your passion is really just a glorified hobby. It can be, but for those who choose to pursue their dreams, for those who work hard to...

August 18, 2016

As someone who is still semi new to professional photography, the last few years have been a long stream of "Alright, I need to add this to my work flow". What I mean by that is I started out just snapping pictures on my stock lens (Gasp!), editing them on pre-installed software (Double gasp!), and...

August 15, 2016

I work 9am-5:30pm five days a week.  I clock in, put my personal business aside, and work hard to pay my bills. I try to ignore the constant thoughts of marketing and new equipment to put the proper effort into my daily occupation. This also means that every bit of my energy I put into photography c...

August 4, 2016

I was blessed enough to recently shoot a destination wedding for Matthew's brother in Cancun (it was gorgeous guys!).  I have never shot anything South of Austin Texas, and really haven't had to deal with extreme humidity while shooting.

After arriving I went about my vacation and didn't think to tak...

I happened across a quote today and it struck me. "Success is found where preparation and opportunity meet."  I couldn't agree more.  There is no way to anticipate every possibility, however doing everything in your power to be ready when opportunity strikes is very important.

The first example...