Tried something different during this snowy engagement session last week! Alexandra and Ryan were so patient with me, even in the cold while I tampered with my camera’s settings to get this double exposure. We had such a great time wandering around the snowy hills, and our session ended with a snowball fight and snowman building! ❄️☃️❄️
I still can’t get over this downtown Vegas adventure elopement. 😩 I swoon every single time I look through the photos. Not only was this a gorgeous wedding day, this German couple was just so damn fun to be with!
Lets talk about how in love I am with colorful locations. They’re so visually stimulating and unique. I feel like the Neon Museum never gets old because of just how visually stimulating it is. This extremely badass couple had their ceremony within the walls of the Neon Museum joined by 30ish of their closest friends and family for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. With a location like this, and an incredibly unique and vibrant dress like Lucy had on, I’m sure this wedding will be remembered by everyone present for years to come. 💙
I love this wedding so dang much. This was one of my favorite moments, when this proud dad walked his daughter down the aisle. You could tell these two have such a close relationship. What a special and proud moment! Do you have a favorite part of wedding ceremonies? Watching the fathers’ emotions during each ceremony is one of my fav things to do! #maybeimacreep
Have I ever mentioned my obsession with vintage cameras? I have a growing collection. I seriously can’t resist buying vintage or old cameras when I have the opportunity. AND my fav part about having a vintage camera collection is the challenge of learning to shoot with each old camera. It’s crazy how varying each camera is, and the processes that are involved with taking a photo. If you collect cameras, I’d love to hear what your favorite is currently!
Can we just stop and talk about how I LIVE for amazing couples? When I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed and I head off to a session and then meet incredible people and get gorgeous photos, stress literally melts away. Clients are the lifeblood of small service-based businesses, and I feel SO lucky that I get such wonderful clients from all over the world, like this badass couple from Germany who were so damn cool I could cry. In closing, I’m just thankful for this season and all my amazing clients in 2018. I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!
We are heading in to the Vegas wedding slow season! Fun fact: the majority of couples get engaged sometime between November and February, which means there’s lots of engaging happening but not lots of marrying! So with slow season, lots of photographers feel like failures because business is not as heavy. Well friends, I’m here to tell you that slow season is a totally normal thing and does not define the success of your business. AND, what’s more, slow season is the PERFECT time to work on parts of your business and brand that you’ve been meaning to work on, but haven’t had the time. This time of year is also a great time to pamper your existing clients, because let’s be honest, clients are the best. 😍 So, are you ready for slow season?!
How adventurous are you willing to be on your wedding day? The more adventure you’re willing to take in on the big day, the better the photos become! Getting out of the familiar and away from the Vegas strip can be one of the most fun experiences for a bride and groom! And for me as the photographer, I certainly love the opportunity to flex my creative muscle! Officiant: @peachy_keen_unions 💛
Photographers: what is your worth? Can you quickly and decisively answer that question? If you can’t, or you question yourself, know that others won’t know the answer either. You need to know your worth and be confident in it. You have something incredible to offer. You’re passionate, and you have talent, and you want to share that with the world. Take all the years you’ve set aside to learn your craft, to learn your business, to hone the experience you provide to clients, and understand that you absolutely have worth. If you’re feeling unsure as to how to price yourself, or uncomfortable with asking clients to pay you for your services, remember that you DO have something worth value with your photography. So, what is it? What is your worth?
Do you shun change or embrace it? I’m a “change shunner.” Regardless of how little a change it may be, I am always hesitant to embrace it. I’m a creature of habit, I love the familiar. Change is the complete opposite of what is familiar and safe. I’m finding, though, that embracing change, although scary, can be magical. It can cause an awakening in your passions or inspiration. I’m finding that once I embrace change, awesome things happen. What about you? How do you handle change?
Who else experiences creative dry spells? 🙋🏻♀️ Sometimes getting out of a creative rut means taking risks and getting out and trying something new. If you’re feeling like you’re completely uninspired, try organizing a personal project. Get out and make art happen! And know that you’re not alone. 💛 Venue: @doylelasvegas | Hair & Makeup: @makeupinthe702 | Florals by @sageplantsandflowers