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*NEW* blog

The new blog officially launched today, no it wasn’t an April Fools joke, it’s TRUE!!!

Come over, take a look and let me know what you think. All posts from this point on will be located on the NEW blog 🙂


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Audrey and Tamara’s Workshop

My winter has been filled with workshops, learning all that I can to better my photographs and business. I still have one more to attend this May here in Minneapolis, The Secret Workshop with Cheryl Muhr, I’m so excited! Anyhoooo, when I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to a workshop put on by Audrey Woulard and Tamara Lackey. There were about 30 of us, we split up and half of us shot with Audrey and then switched to shoot with Tamara. They are both WONDERFUL teachers and I learned a lot! Here are a few pictures of the sweet kiddos we got to photograph, thanks again to Audrey and Tamara for their time and knowledge!

Audrey in action with the kids!

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The Playshop

A week ago today I was attending the ever so fabulous Heather Cole’s Playshop in Missouri, a short 7 hour drive from Minneapolis and worth EVERY SINGLE SECOND 🙂 I can’t even begin to express my gratitude to Heather for putting together a Playshop like this, she dished her every secret, advice, workflow… you name it, she shared it! Not to mention those addictive Dove chocolates, which I went out and bought more of as soon as I got home. We had an amazing couple to photograph during the afternoon, they bared the FREEZING cold snow/rain/wind for us, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Danyelle and Josh!

When Heather told us we’d be photographing Danyelle and Josh later on in the day, I was ecstatic. I had seen their engagement and wedding photos on Heather’s blog and thought they had to be the most gorgeous couple EVER.  My friend Pam and I had gushed over their engagement photos, extremely jealous of Danyelle and her beautiful eyes, hair, clothes… okay Danyelle we just love you! Here are some of my favorites from our QUICK session, and can you believe all of these were taking either inside Heather’s garage or out in the front yard. Yeah, she’s just that AWESOME. 🙂

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Happy Monday everyone! Emily and I are hanging out in a hotel room in Missouri watching The Bachelor and trying to process all that we learned today! We attended Heather Cole’s Playshop, and oh my word I can’t even begin to describe how awesome it was! My brain is overflowing with all that she taught us, I am so excited to get home tomorrow and look through all our pictures from today! Our models were GORGEOUS, so there will be some great images to share! It will be an interesting drive back from Missouri, so mother nature if you’re listening, will you please stop snowing?  Thanks 🙂

So those who are waiting for sneak peeks, they will be up after I get back tomorrow! Hope you’re enjoying all that BEAUTIFUL snow up there 🙂

*Update: One picture of our GORGEOUS couple Danyelle and Josh

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Drew B’s Do’s and Don’ts

One of my favorite moms and photographers Drew B posted this on her blog the other day and it was as though she read my mind! I thought I’d share this with everyone, this is directly from her blog but please go check out her stuff on Mom*tog and DrewB Photography

The Do’s and Don’ts of Stealing Images From Your Photographer

I get asked a lot by both photographers and clients what my policy is on letting my clients post their images to their blogs and facebook account.  I personally love it when my clients post their family pictures on their blogs, facebook, etc.  It shows me that they truly love their images!  I encourage my clients to “steal” their pictures from my blog to use on the internet.  Here are a few do’s and don’ts that you should think about when reposting your images:

1)  DO ask your photographer what their specific policy is on taking pictures off of their blogs.  Some photographers encourage it and some don’t allow it.  If this is important to you this is something you should ask BEFORE you hire your photographer!

2)  DO include your photographer’s name and website under the images (a link would be super nice!).  That’s just the polite thing to do :)

3)  DON’T crop out their logo.  Unless you have paid for the digital negatives don’t alter the files in anyway.  Most photographers use their blogs to advertise their work and do so as a courtesy to give their clients a sneak peek.  If a client crops out the logo then how will other people know who took the picture?

4)  DON’T edit the picture in any way.  Taking the pictures is only half of a photographers job.  The other half is editing.  If you think you can do a better job or want to edit out some of your wrinkles or use selective coloring please don’t show and/or tell your photographer.  That is super insulting.  If you don’t like your photographers editing enough to want to edit it yourself than maybe you need to find another photographer next year.

5)  DON’T try to print from the files on the blog.  For me specifically I know that the files I upload to my blog are too small to be printed in a 4×6 size.  It’s not cool to invest in a family session and then print the images off of the blog and not pay for prints.  Make sure you know how much the prints cost before the session to avoid sticker shock.  Same goes for scanning prints that you already bought.  Not cool!  Some of my family members are guilty of printing images off of my blog.  It makes me cringe when I see them FRAMED in their homes with my logo still on there!  To be fair, I’m also not great at emailing them the file when they ask for it :)

Thanks Drew for writing this for all photographers out there, it’s very appreciated!

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