Widelux Wednesday – Fall Creek Falls

Earlier this summer, Cassie and I managed to take a trip out to Fall Creek Falls State Park. We spent an entire Saturday exploring the multiple waterfalls, trails, overlooks, and creeks they have there and I don’t think we ever wanted to leave. You can definitely spend a full weekend here just exploring and seeing all that there is to do. As always, I took my trusty Widelux because I love the way it captures landscapes and waterfalls, it’s unique and I can’t ever get enough. Fall Creek Falls Widelux photography

Here’s our view from the base of Fall Creek Falls, it’s beautiful from above, but absolutely majestic from below. You need to take the hike down, if you get the opportunity.

Fall Creek Falls Widelux photography

Along the trail down to Fall Creek Falls, were these beautiful rocks and view. It was gorgeous going down, and still beautiful but exhausting on the hike back up.

Fall Creek Falls Widelux photography

In the distance you can see Piney Creek Falls, this beautiful overlook was very remote and not too far from the parking area, definitely worth seeing.

Fall Creek Falls Widelux photography

Before you get to Piney Creek Falls there’s this amazing suspension bridge that looks like it disappears into the foliage. This is the view from the bridge looking towards Piney Creek. If I had more time at this park, I would have been down in this creek and it’s on the list of things I have to do next time we go back to Fall Creek Falls.

As always, my Widelux photos are available for print, if you’re interested in one, send me a message and I’ll provide you with information.

How to build your custom audience

Facebook allows for all sorts of targeting when creating ads. Did you know that relationship status is one of those demographics you can select? Let me show you how to build a custom audience that targets women that are newly engaged so you can advertise directly to the clientele you want.

Go into Facebook’s Ads Manager and create a new ad. Your first step is to define your marketing objective, for this one, let’s try and focus on getting women who are recently engaged clicking to your website, the ideal goal for any wedding photographer.


Next, you’re going to want to start building your audience, here I’ve selected a few of the major metropolitan areas that I service, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, and Little Rock are all within a few hours of me, choose a few areas that you service for you. Also, select women (let’s face it guys, women are more likely to be the ones finding and selecting their wedding photographer).

You can also limit the age range of the women you will be targeting, not a huge requirement since we’re about to limit it based on demographic data, but it’s something you can do to help find the people that will be a great fit with your company.


Here you can see that I’m targeting people that match these items. You can add further targeting if you have specific ideas of who you’re building this ad for.


Here’s the results of my narrowed market. In those cities, there are about 37,000 people that match my specifications.


Now that you’ve built your audience, you can set your budget for the ad, and build an ad targeting the engaged women in your area.

If you liked this tip, sign up below for my free monthly marketing tips e-mail, it would be greatly appreciated. If you liked what I had to say, and want to hire me, send me an e-mail and let’s talk.

Widelux Wednesday – Huntsville

A couple months ago, I was able to go visit the amazing Stephens Gap for the second time. On an early Sunday morning, I took off with Claire, Allison, and Joey. In the early spring, when I visited last time there was much more water coming. In late July, it was very dry and barely any water was flowing. It doesn’t stop the amazing beauty of the cave, and being in it is breathtaking (and refreshing since it’s naturally in the 60’s down there).

Stephens Gap Widelux

After Stephens Gap, I got to show Joey, Allison and Claire my favorite hidden tea house, and this time I was shot color to showcase the beautiful green forest that surrounds it. When I went back in February it was covered in fog and wasn’t nearly as vibrant as it was on this past trip.

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Stephen’s Gap, make sure to get a permit and go because it’s such a beautiful place to visit and to photograph.

Huntsville Tea House Widelux

Huntsville Tea House Widelux 2

As always, my Widelux photos are available for print, if you’re interested in one, send me a message and I’ll provide you with information.

Sunrise shoot in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Sunrise beach photography

Last week I managed to convince Cassie to get up at 5:30 AM so we could go shoot some of the early morning light. After copious amounts of coffee and promises of cooking breakfast for her when we got back we made it to the beach without another soul around.

There had been a lot of storms rolling thru that week, so we had some amazing cloud cover. I kept referring to this as Twylight because I think ocean front cloudy photos are a sure secret to Twyla Jones success. It was definitely beautiful and I’m ready to go back to shoot some more.

This was taken on a Contax 645 w/ Kodak Portra 400. It’s also from my inaugural attempt at developing C41 color film, which I had only done black and white film previously.

Vast: Vol 1

I’ve always wanted to sell some prints, but I never found something that spoke to me. Until I found the Widelux. It’s a beautiful, panoramic film camera that creates little bits of magic and puts them onto an image.

I’ve selected 5 Widelux images to be part of my first film print collection. They come in two sizes. 48×20 for $300, and 24×10 for $125. The 48×20 size is truly magical. It’s a beautiful print, from a local printer here in Memphis. The black and white images were self-developed in my bathroom darkroom.

The larger size will be done in a limited run quantity. There will be only 10 of that size available for each print, and once they sell out, that’s it. I will not print anymore of that size of that frame. Each of the prints will be signed and numbered.

You can buy Prints from my Print store.

Introducing: Portrait Sessions

For the last ten years I’ve been trying to find my vision with photography. About 5 years ago I stumbled into film and within the last few years I’ve been pushing my vision with that. It’s an amazing experience, developing my own film in my bathroom darkroom has been a way to revitalize the photographic experience for myself.

I want to take pictures for others now, not just for myself. However, I want to maintain my vision and I want to shoot within that. Couples that want to go spend a day or weekend getting to a beautiful waterfall, a rooftop, or explore anywhere. Parents with their children by the river, if you’re interested, please contact me and let’s set up your shoot.

Featuring Joey Miller

Joey Miller. I met Joey in 2011 during a photo project I was doing called ThisisMemphis. He asked on Twitter if he could come be a part of it and I immediately said yes, I was already a fan of his photography. We met and became instant friends. A few months later we both started working at the same company. He’s the Senior Photo Technician at LensRentals.com and the hardest working person I’ve ever met. He’s been one of my biggest inspirations for photography and he’s constantly pushed me to work on my craft. He introduced me to Instant Film, and is my go-to resource for any camera related question.

He’s been one of my best friends, who’s been there for me whenever I needed. Get into the mind of Joey Miller below!

What made you want to pursue photography as a business? Was there a tipping point for you or was it gradual? It was actually my ex-wife that got me into photography as a business. I’d been interested and dabbled for years. I bought my first “real” camera in 2000, a Lubitel 166U. I call it real because it was manual everything, even though it was cheap plastic crap with a glass lens. It got me hooked on film and seeing things through a lens. I “upgraded” to a Pentacon Six not long after, and eventually a Bronica ETRS and Nikon FA. When I met Amy in 2006, I was shooting as a hobby, with a desire to do more as I was able. She’d been a model, and after we started dating she pushed me to do a shoot with her. I borrowed a friend’s Rolleiflex, and we ran 3 rolls through it together. I got about 15 good images out of that, and Amy decided then that I should think about pursuing photography as a career. Mom helped me buy my first digital after that, a Nikon D40, and I started assisting a local wedding photographer. Then Amy and I saved up a ton of money and bought a D3, and I started advertising myself, picking up gigs here and there, and taking my camera everywhere so I could shoot constantly. Thanks to social media and my friends sharing my images, I became a known quantity in Memphis. And now, after years of full time freelancing, I’m senior photo tech at Lensrentals.com, exactly where I want to be. I still freelance quite a bit, but having the safety net means I can be as artistically free as I want to be.

Why photography? What drives you to capture images? The original draw to photography for me was the gear. I’ve always been very mechanically minded and love figuring out how things work. Cameras have forever fascinated me. Maybe it’s all the chrome and glass and gears of the classics. I still enjoy dismantling, repairing, modifying, and building cameras. There’s also something really magical about seeing a live image projected onto a little screen right there in my hands. It’s only rivaled by the feeling I get when all the chemicals make images miraculously appear on a piece of film or paper. Beyond the mechanics, there’s the power to control what’s in the frame. You can make anything happen inside that frame, and you don’t even need Photoshop. The images created can say things we wouldn’t be able to say otherwise. I like my images to mean something, tell a story, represent a bigger idea, or have an impact. Even if the only point of an image is to be aesthetically pleasing, that can mean a lot to someone. And I like to push boundaries, both personally and publicly. I’m always trying to outdo myself in technique, depth, artistry, and outcome. There’s an ego component to photography, as there is with any art. We make things because we believe we have something worth saying, and I’ve never been very quiet.

Where do you see your photography going in the future? Well, I don’t know really. Eventually I’ll run out of FP-3000B, my old faithful. I’m trying some things with photo positive paper, and I should be set up to start doing color processing at home. Might try wet plate collodion again soon. As far as subject matter, I have some social issues in Memphis I’d like to highlight, and I want to travel more and see what I can do in new places. Like Kanye said, it’s a process.

What personal projects have you done that have resonated the most with people?Probably the most socially important project I’ve done is my Fifth Fifths project. I love sneaking into abandoned buildings, not so much to photograph them, but just to see them for myself. I like the feel of old spaces, imagining who was there before me. One of my favorite spots is the Clayborn Temple downtown. It was the starting place of the sanitation workers strike in 1968, where the I AM A MAN signs were printed and MLK Jr. spoke to the people gathered there. It was an extremely important place in the civil rights movement, but because of financial issues with the church it’s been empty and in a terrible state of disrepair for years.

If you could start your business over, is there anything you’d do differently? Probably not. It’s all worked out very well for me. Maybe I wouldn’t have waisted money on a two light kit so early on. I should’ve bought one good light and learned to be proficient with it first.

What marketing activities have consistently worked for you to attract new clients?  Word of mouth and social media have been my biggest draws. Hardly anyone has asked for a website or business card. Instagram and Facebook have been very beneficial, and being gregarious and sociable has allowed me to expand my network far and wide.

Who influences you? I guess my heaviest influences have been Avedon, Bassman, and Crewdson,. Avedon’s portraits have an intimacy I always strive for. He connected with his subjects on a level you can almost feel in his photos. Lillian Bassman’s early fashion work is so pure. I used to have clippings I saved of some underwater images she made. They still blow me away when I look at those pictures. The balance of her images is just perfect. Crewdson is probably the most influential to me lately. His meticulous manipulation of literally every single thing in the frame is enviable to me. I think about that every night I set up my Mamiya and look at the ground glass. It’s so hard to see in the dark sometimes, but if I slow way down and take my time, I can have that control, too. I should probably also add Jerry Uelsmann to this list. His darkroom manipulations keep inspiring me to do in-camera manipulations with instant film. It’s like a mini darkroom!

How do you choose what projects you do? I’m pretty opinionated and very liberal, so that guides some of my decision making process. Often, the biggest driving force is whether or not a thing I want to do has been done before. Be first and go big seems to work pretty well for getting art out there. And if something is difficult to do, that makes me want to do it even more.

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Featuring Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones takes the most amazing surreal photos. She captures the love and emotion in her images that are found between two people, whether it’s mother and child, husband and wife, or even siblings, her photos have such a distinct and beautiful look, you can tell right away when it’s a Twyla Jones photograph. I’ve been working with Twyla to help her better market her amazing skills and vision. Once you see her photos, you’re going to have the same gut instinct I did in wanting to have one done myself.

What made you want to pursue photography as a business? Was there a tipping point for you or was it gradual? It was really more of a thing that happened to me. I remember being very interested in pursuing it years ago but after being dismissed by someone who had been a professional photographer all his life I realized my aspirations were unattainable.  I continued shooting everything in my life (which at this point were chickens, butterflies and flowers) with my point and shoot and that was that.  After the birth of my two children I found myself wanting more from my images and was feeling restricted by both my lack of knowledge and the limited control my iPhone was providing.  So I purchased a D5100 in December 2013 and photographed my children incessantly while studying as they slept. After posting enough images to Facebook a friend asked me to photograph her son and I’ve literally just said yes to everything after that.

Why photography? What drives you to capture images? It is literally like a yearning inside of me. It’s my voice and my history and the greatest gift that I can share. I’m not the best communicator, especially when it comes expressing my emotions, but I feel (and hope) that my photographs are able to say what a million words could not.

Where do you see your photography going in the future? I feel really compelled to teach. Probably the hardest part of photography is feeling like you haven’t found your voice.  The greatest thing to have is someone to support you and say ‘hey, you’re not lost, your path is right over there’. Making photographs can be such a personal and emotional process and laden with incredible highs and lows. I hope to find a way to be a help and support to other photographers.

What personal projects have you done that have resonated the most with people? The photographs that seem to resonate the most are the photos I’ve taken for myself.  Without the fear of expectation from a client, I really have the freedom to shoot exactly the way I want and feel. This has been the most freeing experience and really helped solidify the vision I have for myself and my photography.

If you could start your business over, is there anything you’d do differently? Really I wouldn’t.  It has been great to start it while working another job because I’ve never been stressed about booking enough work or cancellations. While definitely hard and stressful at times, I feel that freedom has really allowed me to make it what I want and shoot just how I feel without the fear of whether or not it’s going to pay my bills.

What marketing activities have consistently worked for you to attract new clients? Shooting for myself and not taking photographs the way everyone else around me was. I also try to share only the images that really speak to me so that I’m able to remain as authentic as possible and attract only those that can feel it too.

Who influences you? Everyone and everything.  I’m hypersensitive to all of the connections going on around me between people and their environments. My biggest influence,however, is definitely my children. I watch everything through their eyes and carry that with me always.

How do you choose what projects you do? I really haven’t been very choosy!  I feel that most of the clients that come to me come because of something they’ve connected with in previous photographs I’ve shared and that makes it so much easier to translate a vision into something special for them.  Everyone has a story to tell and I am obsessed with documenting all of them.

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Featuring Cassie Cook

I met Cassie on a foggy morning in February when we decided to drive 200 miles away to go hunt for a really cool photo. We had a loose game plan but spent the majority of the day walking around in the fog, and managed to stumble across a really amazing spot. Part luck, part determination describes our friendship so far. She’s been a huge motivating factor for me launching this blog, along with providing marketing services to photographers. She’s tenacious and fearless from behind the camera. She’s just launched Play Dates with Cassie, which is a result of several conversations asking her about what she enjoys most with photography. Get to know her better below!

What made you want to pursue photography as a business? Was there a tipping point for you or was it gradual? I have always had a relentless passion for photography, but to me it was always this unatainable dream that I didn’t think was within my reach, or something that wasn’t possible to make my career. It wasn’t a ‘real’ job.It was very gradual, but at the same time I can certainly pinpoint a tipping point where I just let go of the fear I clung to and dove in whole heartedly, and never looked back. Once my eyes were opened and I realized it was something I could have if I reached for it and worked hard enough, I knew could never put it down.

Why photography? What drives you to capture images? The reasons are endless. Because in 10 years or 100 years photographs and the stories you have to go along with them will be all anyone has. Because if I don’t, I will lose my mind. It keeps me sane. Because this camera makes me who I am. It brings to life a million parts of me that would be asleep without it, I am forever grateful that my job is honestly the thing that makes me feel the most alive. It helps me see the world. See people. And the better I can see the world and the people in it, the more I can show people themselves and the people they love, and the interactions they have with them. I’m driven to capture images for other people because they trust me to do so. Having someone trust you to tell their story is an incredible feeling. Sorry, I rant.

Where do you see your photography going in the future? I see it going a million different ways and directions. The passion and drive I have for this is forever growing, and I just feel myself always craving more. I’d love to shift more into destination weddings and travel photography. I have a thirst to see more of this world and the people that are in it through my lens.I see my photography going deeper. I want my photos to mean more, capture more emotion, portray more. I don’t want my business to just rise, expand, and grow geographically, I want to grow as a photographer.

What personal projects have you done that have resonated the most with people?My most recent project has been Play Dates with Cassie! (Sounds like a lot of fun and games, because basically it is.) It’s a lifestyle, candid way of capturing kids doing the mundane, everyday things. It gives me the chance to capture a child’s unfiltered happiness, and their true personality. I feel like it resonates with people because it gives them something different, and real, and timeless. I haven’t had a ton of personal projects up until this point, but I have a lot of things in the works currently that I’m excited to get rolling.

If you could start your business over, is there anything you’d do differently?Yes and No. My knee jerk reaction in GOD YES TAKE ME BACK LET ME START OVER. But if I truly sit down and consider it, I’d have to say no. The things I would want to do over are the things that I learned from and that taught me the most. Those are the things that molded and moved my business along the way, and helped me define what was and wasn’t me, how I did and didn’t want to run my business.

What marketing activities have consistently worked for you to attract new clients? Honestly, since word of mouth is what brings me most of my clientele, just being 100% myself, and making sure to make my clients feel taken care of and comfortable in front of my camera. The more I shoot, the more people share the work that I’ve done, the more they talk to their friends and share the experience they had while working with me. Besides word of mouth, I would most likely say social media attracts a lot of new clients for me.

Who influences you? My mother. She’s not a photographer, per say, but I’ve learned more things from her that I practice in my business than probably anyone else. She’s a very considerate, caring person and the kindness I see her show to others is something I base my business around and attempt to always implement. I think it’s one of the most important things to make sure my clients know how cared about and valued they are, so that has influenced my business majorly.She also taught me the power of a candid. Looking though our family photo albums, the pictures that mean the most to me, and to her as a mother, are always the candid ones. The ones with our favorite toys or playing outside at our childhood home. Seeing the importance of her photographs helped push my work in the direction that I find most moving, whether it’s candid’s of a family interacting, a bride and groom on their wedding day, or anything in between, I want to look for moments. And I think that’s largely because of my mom and the pictures she took of my sisters and I as children.

Another great influence of mine, although a lot newer than my mother, is the creator and writer of this blog, Michael Cardwell [editor’s note: Hey, that’s me!] . I just met him this past February but I can without a doubt say he has quickly become one of the most influential people I’ve ever met. He shakes up my perspective, introduced me to an entirely new part of film photography, and influences me to reach out for more, even if it feels impossible. Not only does he influence me in those ways, but also through his own personal photography.

Some other photographers I find influential and highly admire are Jonas Jaeschke . His work is phenomenal and I find myself gravitating towards his portrait work and gorgeous tones. Erica Carter from Captured Love Photography  for her incredible talent at telling her clients stories, and her ability to capture such pure moments, and Christi Dupree, who is actually a singer/song writer in the band Merriment, but is also an incredible film photographer that inspires me to dive further into my love of film and finding the beauty in the everyday things around me.

How do you choose what projects you do? I want any project I do or take on to push me. And challenge me. Whether its to step out of my comfort zone through traveling, meeting new people, or pushing my photography past boundaries that I had not considered yet, I want the projects I do to mold me and help me grow, while evoking feeling in the people that see my what I produce.

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Featuring Camilla Buoni

Camilla is a wedding videographer in Memphis and she is Snap Happy Productions. Her enthusiastic energy and drive to provide amazing, unique work can be seen on any of her videos. She just shot her first  Jamaican wedding, and if you’re looking to get married at a great destination, you definitely need to make sure you have someone who can capture the amazing location and all of the beautiful moments that are sure to occur.

What made you want to pursue photography as a business? Was there a tipping point for you or was it gradual? I’ve known since I was about 10 that I was obsessed with making videos.  Every vacation I have ever been on with my family, I have made a whole movie about the entire trip.  Capturing memories clearly is something that I love to do.  I honestly never EVER thought that this could be something I could do for a living.  Mostly because as a kid I looked at having a grown up job as boring unless you’re a celebrity or a professional athlete.  Little did I know my future profession was going to be the best job ever.  I went to college at UTM on a soccer scholarship and I had no idea what I wanted to major in.  All I knew was I loved soccer and I loved making videos.  But what major is all about making videos!?!  Well, Martin’s closest major to “video production” was “broadcasting.”  After my first two years of college I still had NO earthly clue what I wanted to do.  And then I met my sweet boyfriend who had a sister who was a wedding videographer.  I’ll tell you the truth…..when she asked if I would like to second shoot for her at a wedding I was thinking “OMG most boring job ever!!!!”  To back myself up for my horrible thinking process, the only wedding video I ever had seen was my parents which was filmed by some Uncle who liked to zoom in and out way too much.  Anyways, I said yes to his sister’s offer and I filmed my first wedding.  It was amazing.  I fell in love immediately.  I had no idea wedding videography was even a thing!  When I realized I could do what I loved (making movies/making memories last forever) I about died!  I was so happy and thankful that she introduced me to my dream job at the age of 20.  After working with her incredible company, and traveling the country, I decided it was time to make a name for myself!

Why videography? What drives you to capture? I love videography and cinematography because I love capturing moments.  I love pictures and of course take carillons of them (especially of my dogs), but video speaks to me.  For example, I feel like when I watch a video I can see the emotions pouring from the groom’s face as he sees his bride walk down the aisle.  I just LOVE love.  I believe I chose weddings as my main focus because I am 100% a fool for love.  At just about every wedding I film, I tear up.  There’s always a moment that gets to me, for example, when the bride and father of the bride do a “first look” and the dad loses it.  That moment just warms my heart because, of course, I think of my own dad seeing me as a bride (yeah, total daddy’s girl. Sorry mom.)  I don’t say this because it’s my profession, but I recommend every single couple who is about to get married to hire a videographer whether myself or someone else.  Capturing those moments will mean THE WORLD to you in twenty years.  It’s important for your children and grand-children to see the love you have for one another and how love is supposed to be.

Where do you see your videography going in the future? I have a had a lot of people ask me if I’m interested in making legit Hollywood movies and honestly, the answer is no.  I would consider it if Steven Spielberg calls me tomorrow saying “hey Camilla want to help me make a movie?” but that’s probably not going to happen.  I love making short films and I love being put on the spot.  I think that being in charge of a movie and having to prepare, map out, and plan each scene would totally stress me out!!!  I love when I walk into the wedding day having no clue what the room looks like, what the bride’s dress looks like, or if the ceremony lighting is totally horrible BECAUSE it makes me good at my job.  I’m an artist and I create my shots based on the couple, the situation, and the couple’s style.  Every wedding video I shoot is different because the love is different.  I love to capture natural, candid shots, that really make the couple remember their day as it was!

What personal projects have you done that have resonated the most with people? Last year I filmed 21 weddings and this year I will film 31.  Those videos are of course my main focus and the couple loving the videos is more important to me than anything.  I have filmed other events besides weddings.  I made a video for the Memphis Child’s Advocacy Center here in Memphis and I truly believe it helped make a huge difference.  Although we didn’t get to use a real story or child because of respect of privacy to the kids, the story still touched viewers hearts along with mine.  Being able to grab people’s attention and make them want to help is a difficult task, but I believe I have a knack for it.  https://vimeo.com/163431128

One project I did was for a VERY talented friend of mine, Leslie Davis from LW Boutique Salon.  She is a fantastic hairstylist and is huge in the bridal industry.  I went out with her and some gorgeous models to make an awesome video to show off her talent and unique styles.  She literally made some up off to the top of her head….incredible.  https://vimeo.com/168043585

If you could start your business over, is there anything you’d do differently? Honestly, no!  Sometimes I’ll watch my old videos and be like “omg Camilla what were you thinking” but that’s how it is when you first start out!  I get better and better after every wedding I film and it’s exciting!  I love to learn new things.   I love the moment when I discover a new trick or a new way to get a shot.  With videography and photography, there is ALWAYS new technology.  So keeping up with the technology while continuing to learn the old technology can be tough!  But that’s what makes it fun and also what makes it competitive (and I’m a very competitive person lol).

What marketing activities have consistently worked for you to attract new clients? I am not a fan of social media but first I have to say, Facebook and Instagram have gotten me TONS of business.  Clients love to see who you are and what your personal life is like because they want to know you aren’t some mean, horrible videographer.  They want to see you’re a real person and having a connection and friendship with your clients is so important.  Second, having the cutest website ever has been huge (thanks to my partners, Snap Happy Photography).  I always keep my website updated.  One thing clients always compliment me on is that I put my packages with their prices on my website.  A lot of photographers and videographers don’t do that, but I do it so the clients can see if I’m in their price range and I’m not they know to move on.  If I am, then they contact me!  I also get complimented on having a calendar on my website so that clients can see if I’m available on their date or not!  Last but not least, I get my videos out quick.  The bride and groom are SO excited to see everything after their wedding that that’s sometimes all they ever think about.  I always try to get their highlight video out 3-6 weeks after their wedding date and then get them their final product 2-4 months after.  To be able to do this, I set deadlines up for myself so that I can keep track of my progress and also not get behind (which is SO easy to do ESPECIALLY now during wedding season).

Who influences you? The people who influence me are definitely the more experienced, bigger companies out there.  My life is weddings, ask my friends, they know it’s all I ever talk about lol, so I watch wedding videos ALL the time for inspiration.  I know I’m not the best, so to become the best I have to learn and grow.  I do have some favorite companies out there that I totally stalk on Instagram because I want them to film my wedding one day 🙂  And hey, when someone in the same profession as you wants YOU to film their wedding…..that’s a big deal. 

How do you choose what projects you do?

I book weddings in advance, of course, but other projects that I do come from ideas that randomly pop in my head.  For instance, I’m starting a new focus of mine called “love stories.”  I did this because I have had a lot of couples who come to me unable to afford wedding packages and it breaks my heart.  So now I offer these adorable, short love stories where we sit down, record how they met and/or how they got engaged, and then go do fun activities that represent themselves.  It’s SO fun! https://vimeo.com/169331383 I also do a lot of dog videos mainly because I’m completely obsessed with dogs.  I thought about offering some “love story” videos but instead of a bride and groom it’s an owner and their dog!!!  Anyone interested?!? 😉 https://vimeo.com/152390045

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