Images taken from above to inspire your next session

2020-03-21T03:46:33+00:00March 21st, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

Over on our facebook group Emotional Storytelling we have been working to inspire and create new images based on biweekly themes. Our most recent theme was #riseabove. I chose this theme as a reminder to mix up your compositions while you’re shooting to keep things interesting! Explore all your options and that includes getting right on top of your clients! Our features showcase a wide variety of ways to do this from standing on step ladders, using drones and very carefully shooting over cliffs! This collection of images submitted by our community is next level and a must see for a heavy [...]

Transform any photograph into a watercolor image in Photoshop

2020-04-30T17:54:27+00:00March 19th, 2020|Editing, Emotional Story Telling, Tips|

Today I want to show you how to transform any photograph you've taken into a watercolor image in Photoshop!  These images make great gifts and even upsells for completed sessions that your clients are sure to love! Before you get started you will need a couple of resources: a watercolor paper texture and some watercolor brushes for photoshop.  I found the best of both worlds in this etsy shop.  Once you've downloaded your brushes, just double click the file to load them into photoshop. For my extra visual learners, I've made you a step by step video you can watch [...]

How to photograph deeper connections with your eyes closed

2020-02-20T17:16:07+00:00February 18th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

Over on our facebook group Emotional Storytelling we have been working to inspire and create new images based on biweekly themes. Our most recent theme was #eyeswideshut. I chose this theme as it’s something I find myself especially drawn to in my own work time and time again. It’s one of my favorite directions to give a client to really help them take in the moment and elevate the feeling of calm and connection in the image. This collection of images submitted by our community is next level and a must see for a heavy dose of inspiration before you next session. [...]

Why It’s So Daunting To Promote Yourself

2020-03-16T23:23:31+00:00February 13th, 2020|Business, Marketing|

It can be daunting to promote yourself all the time. In any and every creative profession there can be a weird hurdle to overcome where we go from beginning our craft and growing our skillset, to owning our voice and story, and proudly proclaiming who we are and what we offer. It often feels as we ebb and flow between these two points-- always growing and learning, and allowing the changes in our lives to re-shape our voice as time continues on. As photographers, it is no different. The hurdles we face as we begin to self-promote come in the [...]

The F-ing Awesome Workshop!!

2020-02-12T14:42:12+00:00February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

I'm only teaching one workshop this year and we only have a few spots left so I want to make sure you're there!!!Have you been eyeing the F-ing Awesome Workshop? Maybe you need a little push to help you make the jump? Well, here it is! We're giving you ten reasons to join us this April in Arizona!1) Because there are 4, yes FOUR instructors teaching! That means four different perspectives, techniques, styles, and brains to pick. With Twyla Jones, Sara Ormiston, Amanda Lennon, and Alexis Fitzgerald all in the same location at the same time, you are sure to   leave this [...]

What are you dreaming about?

2020-02-14T20:23:03+00:00January 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hi friends, Noella here. I haven’t had the chance to meet most of you yet so to make a long romantic story short, I met Twyla 3 years ago. It was serendipitous. Love at first sight you might even say. Her talent, soft voice and long hair caught my attention and my messy hair, coffee stained t shirt and the whispered words “split testing” must have caught hers.  I jumped into her business as a helping hand, here to rescue her, clean up her inbox and get some blog posts up on the website. What she and I both didn’t [...]

30 reasons not to postpone your next photography session due to weather

2020-01-30T23:27:19+00:00January 30th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

Over on our facebook group Emotional Storytelling we have been working to inspire and create new images based on weekly themes. Our most recent theme was #dramaticskies which just so happens to be my personal greatest inspiration when it comes to locations. The most boring, uninspiring space can be completely transformed with the right kind of weather! I asked for dramatic sky images and this community totally delivered. I also shared a tutorial to help you photograph and edit your images to make the most out of your skies along with a couple of free lightroom brushes I use to [...]

How to edit a dramatic sky using only brushes in Lightroom

2020-01-22T12:57:07+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Business, Editing|

Hey hey!!!  Today I wanted to take you on a little walk through showing how I edited an image in Lightroom to give it a more dramatic looking sky and a bit more of a glowy sun.   The most important thing to keep in mind for an edit like this is to expose for the highlights in the image when you're shooting. Simply put, that means I made sure I could see detail in whatever was brightest in my image when I captured it on the camera. No detail I wanted to see in the final image would be [...]