The Best Bridal Party Gifts

Hey there brides and grooms! Wedding days are right around the corner and do you know what you are going to give your ladies or gentlemen to thank them for being by your side on your big day? I have talked to many brides and many of my friends who are getting married, and one of their biggest struggles is finding the perfect gift for their bridesmaids or even their groomsmen. After having all of those conversations, I thought that I can help everyone with that struggle! I have compiled a list of the best bridal party gifts. So these are gifts that you can give to your bridesmaids or groomsmen, or some may be more suited for bridesmaids or more suited for groomsmen. This list will cover all the bases, your one-stop-shop so then you'll be ready to give the best gift to the most important people in your life.

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Top Five Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

I don't know about you but I LOVE podcasts. I was never the type of person for talk radio but there is just something about listening to someone as you walk, run, lift weights, drive and learn something! I believe in being a forever student and that you can always be learning. Podcasts are a great way to do that. 

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My Parent's Portrait Session at Historical Site

As most photographers know well, when you announce to the world that you are a professional photographer and that you are open for business, family and friends come flocking. They want you to take pictures of EVERYTHING. This can be a great learning experience but I personally just love to take pictures of my family. As I have been making my rounds to each family of my extended family, I had a moment of shock when I realized that I haven’t had a chance to give my parents a session. Clearly, this needed to be addressed as soon as possible. Thinking back, the last time they probably had professional pictures taken of them was on their wedding day. They were certainly due for some professional pictures taken by their daughter no less.

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Why giving client gifts is so important

You maybe asking yourself, why do I care about giving client gifts? And why should I? Wouldn't it cost me more money in the long run? Not necessarily. Take a moment and push all of your doubts aside. Give me a moment to show you why giving client gifts is so important, how it will benefit in the long run and what you should gift your clients.

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What's in my camera bag?

This post has been in the works for a long time. I never wanted to showcase what was in my camera bag until I knew for sure that I want to work with this set up for a while. So here we are! This may change over time so be sure to check back if I make an updated post. At the end of this post I will put a link to an Amazon List I put together so you can shop for anything that is in my bag!

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Checklist for your perfect senior session

Do you ever wish that there was a check list for everything in life? Unfortunately there isn't a list for everything. But, the good news is I have a check list that is a sure fire way to make sure your senior session is the best! Some of these are optional but this will prepare you and make sure you are set to go!

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The Hope Taylor Nashville Alumni Retreat Recap

I have so many words to say about this retreat that I don't know where to start! I guess a good place to start is at the beginning. Going to a retreat like this has always been a dream of mine and it just never seemed like the time was right or if it was going to work out. Not only did I want to connect with fellow creatives, but I am a firm believer of being a lifetime learner. You can always be learning something to make yourself or in this case, your business better! This retreat couldn't have worked out at a better time for me to attend. I have always wanted to travel back to Nashville since I have been there before and I wanted to see what was planned and in store!

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Isabel's Historical Park Senior Session

This senior session has got to be one of my favorites yet! Isabel is a senior at Muskego High School and is involved in the drama club. She wants to study animal behavior in college and see wherever that leads her! She is such a super nice and wonderful young lady and has an amazing future ahead of her.

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My Adventures in Walt Disney World

After much anticipation I have finally put together all of my thoughts from my Walt Disney World trip I went on last week. If you know me you would know that I am a HUGE Disney Fan. Even though I have gone to Disney twice this year alone, I still love it just as much as the time I walked down Main Street USA for the first time when I was four years old.

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How to take great self portraits

As a photographer you may not think about having portraits taken of your self very often. But this is very important to establish your business and have future clients be able to see and connect with the face behind the camera. Not everyone has all the money in the world to hire another photographer to take pictures for them so the next best thing is self portraits. This may seem pretty daunting especially if you have never tried this before but I can assure you that there are easy ways to get stunning photos.

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My Grandparent's Portrait Session

A few weeks ago I had the amazing pleasure to photograph my grandparents. Like any grandparent, mine are very supportive of my photography business and would rave to anyone about me. I wanted to give them something that they probably would never give themselves. So this past Christmas I gave them a portrait session with me. 

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Why you are not booking clients

Today I have a topic that most photographers have run into their first or even second year of business. Lack of clients. There can be multiple different reasons for this; you just started your business, there is no awareness of what you offer, you don’t share enough content or that your prices are too low. We will dive into each of these and ways you can improve to be a more thriving business with all the amazing clients you have dreamed of!

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How to find local models to work with

Hey there friends! Have you had the struggle of finding a model to work with when you have inspiration strike? Are your friends and family sick of being your models? Are you ready to work with a professional? It may seem like a daunting task but no worries! I will help you through it.

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Engagement Session Style Guide

Hey there lovely couples! Summer is in full swing which means that this is the perfect time for your engagement session! I couldn't be more excited for these sessions! I love to tell these amazing love stories of my couples and capture their love for each other.

So you have booked your wedding package, and you have no idea what to wear for you engagement session, or how to prepare! That is why I am here to help! I will give you all my tips and trick to a perfect engagement session no matter what photographer you choose.

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Julia and Zach's Downtown Greendale Engagement

On a misty Tuesday afternoon I meet up with Julia and Zach for their engagement session in the village of Greendale. If you haven’t been to Greendale, Wisconsin you should! It is full quaint little shops and some of the best food. Couldn’t have been a better place for an engagement session. Julia and Zach couldn’t have been sweeter! We talked over how I need to see Incredibles 2 (I know, I know, it’s on my to do list) and the little details that they are going to have for their wedding as we wandered through the small downtown square.

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Senior Style Guide

Hey there seniors! Summer is on it’s way which means the start of senior sessions! I couldn't be more excited for these sessions! (Secretly, they are one of my favorites ;) ) They are always super fun and a great way to kick off your senior year.

So you have booked your senior session, and you have no idea what to wear, or how to prepare! That is why I am here to help! I will give you all my tips and trick to a perfect senior session no matter what photographer you choose.

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How to be Wedding Day Ready

With wedding season already underway, I’m sure there are many jitters and excitement from brides and everyone involved. Getting married is an exciting time and a start of a new adventure. But how do you know that you are ready for the big day? No worries because I have you covered! Here are my steps to be wedding day ready and the best part is that this can be used for a bride, groom, bridal party or even a wedding guest! (Because they get drained too!)

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