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The Meeting I remember meeting Lisa and Chris at Rebel Dog in Plainville on a Sunday afternoon. It was super busy. First, I had to fight to grab a table because apparently, Sunday afternoons are the busiest day of the week. The three of us sat down and got right to it. Meeting with couples […]

New Year New Word Nearing the end of 2018, I decided my “word” for 2019 would be: establish. I decided to use this word because I wanted to solidify my brand and mission for this business. In 2019, I would invest a major part of my business into continuing education. I decided one of those […]

Eight years ago I woke up to a picture of the newest love in my life. Miss Elsie came in like a bang and has been leaving her spark for the past 8 years. At first, she wanted to do her yearly pictures at Chick Fil A, but after some thought, she decided to do […]

Being a new photographer is tough. Becoming a wedding photographer is easier than it used to be, but building a photography business is harder. Trying to stand out in this market is becoming more and more difficult to navigate.When I started I was an assistant to a very kind photographer who let me take pictures […]

For the last 4 years, while building my business. I have been a substitute teacher in the New Britain school district. Last Monday I was in a first grade classroom of Arabic, African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic children and I read to them Martin’s Big Words, They looked so confused . They couldn’t believe people […]

I cant believe 2019 is a little over 2 weeks old. It’s that time of year when my fellow wedding photographers and I have a slow season where we try to set goals , pay taxes (yuck), and use continuing education to learn how to be better photographers for our 2019 and beyond couples. I […]

You’re back from the beach, park. mountaintop, or some other location of amusement. You are sitting on the couch relaxing and are delighted by the notification from your photographer of a sneak peek. A couple of weeks later your online gallery is ready and the share button is your new best friend. Next stop Instagram […]

I can’t believe this is the last day of 2018. I feel like I took a nap and woke up to New Year’s Eve. This year flew by, They say, “Time flies when you are having fun”. Well. I must have had the time of my life (love that song) because 2018 moved at lightning […]

Yesterday I mentioned how much I love black and whites, but nothing makes my heart skip a beat like a candid photo. I have taken quite a few classes on posing, and as a wedding and family photographer posing is a necessary skill. But there is something so special about candid photos. It tells the […]

My love for photography didn’t start 4 years ago when I started this business. It began when I was a teenager. I have always loved taking pictures. Growing up you could find me without a phone but I always have had a camera. I used to get excited about my film being ready at CVS, […]

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