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While I’ve only been a professional photographer for just over a year, I’ve been a self-proclaimed “amateur photographer” since 2008. From 2008 until 2018 I shot on a beginner DSLR, with a very inexpensive 50mm f/1.4 lens. But since deciding to become professional, I’ve spent most of my money purchasing my photography gear and equipment! […]

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Why is Wedding Photography So Expensive | Part 3 | Gear & Equipment

January 28, 2020

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why is wedding photography so expensive? a wedding photographer breaks down business expenses showing how much it costs to run a wedding photography business

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Professional or Amature I mentioned in Part 1 of the Why is Wedding Photography so Expensive series that one of the most important things to consider when hiring a Wedding Photographer is deciding if you want a professional or an amateur. Before 2019, I was an amateur. I had a nice camera, I took photos, […]

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January 18, 2020

Why is Wedding Photography so Expensive? | Part 2 | Fixed Business Expenses

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There is a common misconception that Wedding Photographers are “rollin’ in the dough.” To be honest, I can see how people would come to that conclusion. It may look as if we spend 8-10 hours actually working a wedding day, charge anywhere from $2,000-$4,000+ and just pocket the cash! Talk about a dream job, right?

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Why is Wedding Photography So Expensive | Part 1 | Introduction

January 17, 2020

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Here’s a little known fact about me.  I was engaged when I was 22… and not to Chandler. (Insert audible gasps!!!)  Yes, to someone else.  And while I’m so grateful it didn’t work out, the thing I did want to mention about it was that my Grandpa took our engagement photos in his backyard.  Let me repeat […]

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May 10, 2019

4 Reasons Why An Engagement Session with Your Wedding Photographer is SO Important

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  “How many hours of Wedding Day Photography coverage do I really need?”   This is one of life’s great questions.  On par with “Why is the sky blue?” “Who’s going to stop me?” and my favorite, “Will you marry me?”    In today’s post, I’m going to give you some amazing tips for determining […]

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How Many Hours of Wedding Photography Do I Really Need?

April 25, 2019

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Anyone that knows me, knows that I lose just about everything I touch. When Chandler proposed, before slipping my gorgeous ring onto my finger, he was sure to tell me, “You never take this off, OK?”     I remember the very first time I took my engagement ring off of my finger.  It was October […]

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March 25, 2019

5 Things to Do When You've Lost Your Wedding Ring and 1 Thing Not to!

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Occasionally I will have a client ask me to for their unedited, “SOOC” (straight out of camera) or RAW images.  Of course I want to oblige my clients, but the question makes me sweat a little bit. It’s sort of like showing up to a date without make-up on. It’s still you, but really “unrefined” version […]

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FAQ | RAW vs. Edited Images

May 17, 2017