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5 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Wedding Photographer

Spring of 2013 was the first time I photographed a wedding. I was a senior in highschool and second-shooting for a friend, and I remember thinking, “this isn’t so bad! Why do people stress about photographing weddings?” I’m shaking my head now at how unaware I was seven years ago.  Back then I thought what […] OPEN POST

Posing: What to Expect + How to Prepare

What to expect when it comes to posing with me + how to best prepare for your session. OPEN POST

Tour of My Workspace

This is the second “behind the scenes” blog post I’ve put together and I’m jazzed to share it with you! The first was all about what I learned/how I prepared for my first bridal expo (you can read about it here). It’s not often that I get to share not only what I’m working on […] OPEN POST

Why I Became a Wedding Photographer

This is a blog post I’ve wanted to write for a long time. I’ve also dreaded it to some extent, because words just seem inadequate to describe how deeply I love photography. Does anyone else struggle with putting words to a feeling? However, I’ve decided to push through and attempt to explain the “why” that […] OPEN POST

7 Ways to Make Your Engagement Session Feel Like a Date

Two of the most common things I hear from my brides before their engagement session are: “I’m nervous about being in front of the camera– I’m so awkward!” “I hope my fiancé can loosen up during our session! He’s not super excited…” Let’s be honest, these are REAL concerns that come up when preparing to […] OPEN POST

What I Learned at My First Bridal Expo

Full disclosure, this blog post may not be for you! I’m taking a slight tangent from my normal blogging topics of “wedding planning tips” and featured photo sessions. Today’s topic is 80% marketing strategy and 20% wedding-related. If you love marketing, buckle up and get ready to nerd out with me. If you don’t, maybe […] OPEN POST

Trevor + Katie // Flint Hills Engagement Session

Trevor and Katie: fans of snow cones, This is Us and playing with their fur baby, Baya (who had her photo debut during their engagement session!). Within 5 minutes of beginning our initial phone consult all I could think was, “dear Lord, they are darling and they looove each other.” Their deep affection for each […] OPEN POST

10 Questions to Ask When Booking Your Wedding Photographer

Booking your wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions you can make when it comes to wedding planning. Not only will that individual be responsible for capturing the images that forever document your special day, but you also have to spend a lot of time together (oftentimes you spend more time with them than […] OPEN POST

5 Tips for Planning Your Wichita Engagement Session

There’s lots of little details that go into planning your engagement session! As a newlywed, Wichita-native and local photographer, I wanted to get you ahead of the game and share my top 5 tips for planning your killer Wichita engagement session. 1. CHOOSE MEANINGFUL LOCATIONS Okay, location is big for two reasons: first, because it […] OPEN POST

Meet Opie

Meet our pupper, Opie Bowman. He’s got me wrapped around his fluffy paw, but I’ve got to tell you that it wasn’t always that way (in fact, we had a love-hate dynamic to our relationship for 6 of the 12 months my now husband and I were dating). You see, before I was in the […] OPEN POST
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