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On the blog you can explore what I'm up to in Charleston and afar, read tips for your next photoshoot (I promise you'll rock it!), and browse recent shoots. So kick back, grab a margarita, and let's dive in!

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How I Framed a Vintage Silk Scarf

Filed in : Life

If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately, you’ll know that I’ve been tackling a framing project! I’ve had a vintage silk scarf sitting around for 5 years and I finally framed it with the help of Artizom in downtown Charleston. Finding Inspiration in Paris During my sophomore year of college, I studied abroad for […]

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Filed in : Camera Confidence, Life

This time of year is like New Years for me. Graduations are in the air and my birthday is June 7 (tomorrow!) so it’s a good time for reflection! My alma mater RISD had graduation this past weekend, and it’s making me nostalgic (I wish I had been there to see Annie Lebovitz receive an […]

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3 Tips for Starting a Business from Zero

My Turks & Caicos Adventure!

Filed in : Life, Photo

Turks & Caicos Last week, I flew to the Turks & Caicos islands for two photoshoots. Sounds like I’ve been glamorously jet-setting, right?! The truth is, I am so grateful to travel for these jobs! The first shoot was wedding portraits of my friend Shree and her husband Phil. They married a year ago in […]

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Filed in : Camera Confidence, Life

I am so in tune with my camera gear that I forget other people are probably curious about what’s in my camera bag! It’s always funny when I overhear someone say, “look at all of those cameras she has on her body!” or “she looks like a professional!” I thought I’d share a peek at […]

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What’s in My Camera Bag

My Must-Listen Business Podcasts

Filed in : Camera Confidence, Life

You’ll most likely find me in front of my computer when I’m not downtown photographing portraits or shooting an event. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in my photography business! Editing photos, emailing clients, and blogging are a major part of my workdays. I listen to business podcasts when sitting for long […]

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One of my favorite things to do is take an evening walk in Charleston. In the evenings before sunset, the streets south of Broad Street are quiet and cozy and the winter light is so glowy. My favorite street south of Broad is Meeting. It’s easy to meander a few blocks down adorable Tradd or Church […]

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An Evening Walk In Charleston

The Six Best Features of the New Sony a7R III

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Why I Love the Sony a7R III The Sony a7R III is my third Sony mirrorless camera, and I am loving this system more and more. My first DSLR was a Nikon, but the new mirrorless cameras caught my attention. In a DSLR, light passes through the lens and hits a mirror, which allows you to […]

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Documenting your life with scrapbooking is one of those things that gets a bad wrap. Scrapbooking often conjures up visions of soccer moms pasting puffy stickers onto construction paper. Maybe said mom is even cutting borders around photos with wavy scissors. Joking aside, I really do admire anyone that records their lives in a creative […]

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5 Ways I Document My Life With Scrapbooking

My Story: What You Don’t Know About Me!

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Telling your story is often one of the hardest things to do, and I realized most of you haven’t heard mine! You might’ve heard the short version that I moved from Indiana to Atlanta, went to an art school in Rhode Island, and moved to Charleston to start my photography business. If you’re curious to […]

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Filed in : Life, Travel

In October, I always get nostalgic for my time at art school. I studied photography at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), located in the heart of Providence, RI. Providence (or anywhere in New England) is the absolute best in the fall. Every time it gets a tad cooler in Charleston I have flashbacks to […]

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Art School Nostalgia: RISD Tour

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