A Letter to my wild clients
This is a letter to my clients. Specifically the wild ones. The one's who lay on their back, on floor, in their wedding dress because they trust me. The ones who walk backwards holding hands because I asked you to. The ones who will walk 12 flights of stairs because you know the shot is going to be epic. The ones who dr ...
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Frequently Ask Questions for Weddings
Here are some typical questions I get asked, take a look and see if this covers some of your inquiries! WHAT PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH? Making photos at your wedding requires me to be excellent at several styles of wedding photography. I mainly consider myself a lifestyle editorial photographer. It’s quite t ...
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5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Session
1. Show up on time. Make sure you show up to your appointment on time and ready to go. It’s important to be there on time because chances are that your photographer scheduled the time to capture certain lighting for your photos. You should also be mindful of the fact that your photographer may have more than one shoot in a day and ...
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Rosemary Beach Trip
After a weekend filled with weddings and engagement shoots, it's wonderful to look back at all the fun I had in between work. Work is also fun BUT here is the FUN FUN that we had. I had my first destination wedding in Florida, and the next day I was able to make a trip down to Rosemary which was only about 45 minutes away from wher ...
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Wearing Red lips on Your Wedding Day.
So if you know anything about me or have met me only one time, you should know that my personality is far from reserved. I also do consider myself makeup obsessed. So if you ASK ME whether or not it is acceptable to wear Red Lips on your wedding day I would argue most definitely. Look how easy is it to turn a simple look into GORGE ...
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The Importance of Photographing a Proposal
Men, let’s be honest. You are never quite sure what it is that your woman wants even though you try time and time again. It's okay though it's not like you can read her mind....or can you? I'm about to let you in on a little secret. In a survey, over 1,000 women were asked about how important it was to them that the moment of propo ...
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Our 2 year Anniversary Picture Session!
Quick story. It's my husband and I's anniversary today! 2 years ago, I could not have imagined how my world would so dramatically change & expand when Mr. Barnett waltz into my life and swept me off my cajun toes. He is my calm in the storm. My business partner (the details side of Vivid Dream Wedding Photography). My ...
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When They Don’t Choose You.
  I woke up and this was on my mind and heart today. I want to talk about when a client, OR a person doesn’t choose you. I thought, wow, this isn't just for a wedding photographer like myself, but for everyone! Let’s face it, at some point everyone will face rejection whether in business, relationships, or life. I can just ...
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It’s Okay to be Friends with Your Competition.
I recall a podcast where a man said if someone is stealing your clients you shouldn't view them as competition, but rather you should want them on your team. Also, something along the lines of (if people are stealing your clients) your system is weak + it needs improvement, so who better to befriend than your competition right? We ...
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5 Critical Tips for the Best Wedding Photos
1. Communicate what you want Have a specific shot you’ve seen on Pinterest that you want at your wedding?  Communicate that.  Want a picture with Great Aunt Ingrid and her hubby since they were married here 50 years ago?  Communicate that.  Special family heirlooms that you want detailed shots of?  Communicate that.  It is essenti ...
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