4 More Photography Tips

I am adding 4 more tips for your arsenal, and we are only half way through! If you missed the first four, please go back to my previous blog post. 5. You’ve got to be joking – A well timed joke will always yield a more natural smile than asking for a smile (and don’t […] Read More > 28 Oct img

More Photography Tips!

Sharing the first four of sixteen tips today so you can practice just a few at a time. Understanding your camera settings and understanding their “why” is important so you can achieve the image on paper that you see in your head. There are going to be some photography rules in these sixteen tips. Know […] Read More > 15 Oct img

Photography Tips!

Based on my too many to count years of experience as a professional photographer, I offer the following advice to everyone who is interested in making more than “snapshots” of their families. It takes practice, patience, and the ability to engage your subjects. For inspiration, I’ve included a few examples of my work on locations […] Read More > 10 Oct img

New Dress for Studio Wardrobe!

Check out this new gown I bought for my studio wardrobe…it’s black lace over a nude lining and really is quite breathtaking. If you are considering a “celebrity for the day” photo session and aren’t sure you have the outfits for it, schedule a consultation with me and check out my wardrobe. The clothes range […] Read More > 7 Oct img


Photographing fireworks is fun but does take some planning. Here are some tips to capturing fireworks images that you’ll be happy to share! I got these tips from Nikon’s page and have used these same tips for my own photography. 1. Use a tripod. (Notice that there is no alternative to this!) 2. Use cable […] Read More > 1 Jul img

Legacy Wall

Recently I read an article about photographs and the impact they have on children. It seems that children who are surrounded by photographs of themselves and other members of their family have a better understanding of how important they are to the family unit. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Here’s a wall display that captures the […] Read More > 12 Jun img

B&W Photo Exhibit

On Monday, May 20, I was honored to be the featured artist for The Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham! The Executive Director, Chandrel Wright-Richardson, loved the idea of my “Come As You Are” – A Portrait Project with Gretchen B so much that she came to the studio to be photographed and to be part […] Read More > 23 May img

Recent Awards

Entering Photographic Competitions…other than the local camera club, I had not entered my photographs in competitions. That is, until recently. I belong to a group named The Portrait Masters. The Portrait Masters sponsors a judging of work entered twice a year where five judges score every entry – the final score is an average of […] Read More > 20 Apr img

Renae’s Luxury Session

There is nothing more rewarding than hearing from my clients how they feel about their photo sessions with me. I have known Renae for several years – I photographed her family for a magazine and then her daughter for her high school senior photos. I also photographed her husband for his personal branding photos. And […] Read More > 8 Mar img

Come As You Are!

Advertisers keep telling us that we need their products to be beautiful. Join me in this personal project to show how awesome we are just the way we are every day. Come into the studio for a quick 20-minute session. Wear dark colors – photographs will be black and white!I will have an exhibit in […] Read More > 19 Feb img
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