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How To Get Great Snow Portraits

We live in the South, and we like it here. We don’t get much snow, and we like that too. I’m not a big fan of snow. It’s cold. It’s wet. But I do have to admit that it sure is pretty! Last week, the kids were out of school for one day during the blizzard snow. I wasn’t feeling well, I was swamped with work, but I went outside for photos anyway. And I’m so glad I did! Today, I’m sharing a few tips about how to get great snow portraits that I learned along the way.

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Tulips at MO Botanical Gardens

5 New Things We Learned At Shutterfest

Every year, Ed and I try to go to at least one photography conference or workshop. We always want to keep growing, and we know that there is always something we can improve. We’ve been doing this long enough that we know we have the technical knowledge to make a well-exposed, nicely composed photograph. But that’s not enough for us. We always strive for creative, beautiful, fine art photography. If nothing else, these learning experiences are great for creative inspiration!

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LA Travel Album | Print Your Photos

I promised to show more of our own personal albums, so today I’m sharing the LA travel album I made of the trip Jessie and I took to California. This was a very special trip for me, since it was just her and me (and a lot of dancers!), and I wanted to be sure to document the week’s worth of fun that we had! My hope is that one day, this album will be as special to her as it is to me. She loves looking through it now, of course (my kids love looking at themselves!), but later it will be even more important to her when she looks back at it and remembers the mother-daughter time we spent together.

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Spring Break Travel Album

Spring Break Travel Album | Print Your Photos

I said it yesterday, but I’ll say it again: it’s so important to print your photos and have physical books of your memories to look through! I’m so lucky that as a photographer, I have a workflow and applications that make downloading, organizing, and printing photos a breeze and designing albums quick and fun. One of my favorite things to do is to put together small albums of our travels. Weekend trips and longer vacations are sometimes the only way to get us all together at once, and I take TONS of photos to document these occasions. Our Spring Break travel album is one of my favorite albums!

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Woodruff-Fontaine Garden Wedding

the one: criston + garrett

Criston and Garrett are two of the most fun-loving people you will ever meet.  They are always laughing and smiling and making sure everyone around them does the same.  Amy said it perfectly in her blog post about their wedding day.  Today’s post about “the one” shows not only a beautiful couple taking part of their wedding day, but a glimpse into what we try to do to make every wedding creative and unique.   Continue Reading…

the munaluchi bride magazine memphis tour

Munaluchi Bride is one of my favorite bridal magazines, so when I had the opportunity to shoot their tour stop in Memphis, I was more than eager to agree!

The details were exquisite, the food was amazing, the music was jammin’, and the party was so much fun! I am so honored to have been a part of this fun event. It was an awesome night spent with past and current Memphis brides, the Munaluchi staff, and the best Memphis wedding vendors.

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the one: morgan + mike.

{by Ed}

 

Some of the most important photos to capture at a wedding are photos of emotion and interaction.  My focus, as a second shooter, is to have a watchful eye for moments like that, and to capture it in a way that leaves no doubt the emotion that’s being felt.

Morgan and Mike had many moments like this throughout the day, but this moment between Morgan and her dad shows just how happy and proud Morgan’s dad is of her.  This was right after Morgan and Mike were made husband and wife, and the bridal party and family had been hidden away in order for the guests to move on to the cocktail party.

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protecting your photos.

{by Ed}

 

We hold some of the most precious moments of someone’s most special day in our possession.  No pressure or anything, right!  Well, we take this privilege very seriously and make absolutely sure that if any catastrophe were to happen, we’ve got things covered.

Amy just sees this as a bunch of computer stuff and some crazed obsession that I have 🙂

I won’t bore you with all the details, but, with our current backup plan, we have four copies of every wedding.  One drive for work (culling, editing, etc.) and another set of drives used for duplicate backups.  The fourth drive is actually stored offsite for added protection.  As you can see, we are not taking any chances with our clients memories!

This doesn’t explain much, but here’s that bunch of computer stuff referred to from above:

Wedding Photography Backups (2)

 

Wedding Photography Backups (1)

Here’s to backups of backups, computer stuff obsession (for me 😉 ), and making sure memories are never forgotten.