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Tips for brides, advice for photographers, photography gear reviews, local wedding vendor spotlights, back-to-school specials for portrait sessions, personal posts about my life, and a brand new category for all those who know I love to cook… favorite recipes! ALL coming to the blog very soon!! What specific topics WOULD YOU like to see on […]

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Tucson Bridal Show January 2014

This month I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Tucson Bridal Expo at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, a beautiful location for a wedding venue nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, in Tucson, Arizona. This was my first time as a vendor at a bridal show and what […]

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WPPI 2013 Las Vegas & Red Rocks Canyon Photo Shoot

WPPI is an annual wedding and portrait photography conference and trade show held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, where more than 13,000 photographers from over 70 countries attend every year.  WPPI offers a week of topic-specific classes and a trade show with the newest and hottest gadgets. This was my second […]

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Alea Lovely: SmugMug KC Meeting September 2011

Last night was a really fun time meeting up with 13 other local photographers at our monthly Kansas City SmugMug meeting! It was at Layne Haley Photography’s studio in Strawberry Hill, Kansas. Our featured speaker was a local talent, Alea Lovely of Alea Lovely Videography + Photography. She is one seriously talented woman and you […]

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My Life: Summer Fun & Sara’s Birthday!

This summer has been an absolute joy, exploring my career in photography and making some of really great friends along the way. I met up with my fellow photog friends Sara Tafoya, Kevin Keith, Ashley Keith, Leslie O’Hara, Layne Haley, and Christina Blincoe for Sara’s birthday party and fun-in-the-sun shoot. As you will see, the […]

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Brett Jarnagin: SmugMug KC Meeting July 2011

Our first official SmugMug meeting in Kansas City was at a studio located in the West Bottoms in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the perfect place for on-location photographers. There are textured walls, brick covered in vines, walls covered in graffiti, and plenty of shade from all the tall buildings… I love shooting there! Our […]

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Jared Platt Workshop and Organic Bloom Frames

Once a month a bunch of photographers in the Kansas City area get together for PUG meetings, a great opportunity to meet and network with other photographers and learn from a featured speaker. This month we had the honor of having Jared Platt, a wedding photojournalist based out of Arizona, visit and teach us about […]

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Photography Tips | PocketWizards

I just got a MiniTT1 and a FlexTT5 PocketWizard set from B&H, one of the best wireless triggering systems for off-camera flash. The MiniTT1 (transmitter) is mounted right on the hot-shoe of my Canon 5D Mark II Camera and the FlexTT5 (receiver) is fixated right between a tripod (or you can use a light stand) […]

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Illuminate

The name of the photography workshop I attended earlier this Spring hosted by the fabulous Amanda Eaton with Amanda Eaton Photography. The name served very well for what we would be learning that day… how to illuminate our subjects. Amanda Eaton is a natural light photographer in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, who I was so glad […]

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My Life: Do You Remember When…

It was your first day of school. I remember mine. For some reason, I ALWAYS had a runny nose and watery eyes on the first day of school growing up. Always. Never the day before. Never the day after, just the first day of school. I remember specifically bringing two boxes of Kleenex the every […]

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