business series | how to really do a trade
September 21, 2017

This is the second post in a new business series I’ve started. I’m happy and excited to be sharing some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way of running The Jadeite Shutter.    If you’ve been in the creative industry for a while, even just a few months, most likely you’ve been approached about […]

business series | what to look for in a location
September 20, 2017

Today marks a start of a new blog series, hooray! I’ll be sharing a bit about running my photography business and will cover everything from contracts to client communication. I’m excited to pass along some of the lessons I’ve learned, and to share my favorite tips with you.  One of my favorite things to do […]

my favorite camera bags
August 4, 2017

I’m a big believer in taking your camera with you everywhere. I obviously love shooting professionally, but when I get to play around with my own personal photography I’ve found that I grow more and end up with images that capture my life. In order to take better photos I need to practice and that […]

inside Beth’s studio
April 13, 2017

My dear friend “Arizona sister” Beth happens to be an incredible artist. You can find her work here. I am lucky enough to own a few of her originals and consider them some of my most cherished possessions. For a while Beth did most of her painting as a mother of seven {!!!} in her […]

how I set up my curated sessions
September 29, 2016

This time of year is when I generally shoot the bulk of my Curated Sessions. I love doing them! The planning process is honestly half the fun for me. For years I’ve been collecting vintage props, some are family pieces, and others are treasures I’ve found. Usually I make a list of what I’m looking […]

my saturday morning
September 28, 2016

I know full well that my weekends and schedule in general are weird and look really different than “normal people’s.” I have always had a weird work schedule. I love it! Recently I made a big change… I get up between 5-6am a handful of mornings per week, usually between Monday-Thursday. I just find that […]

6/29 self portraits
May 31, 2016

Pouring tea like a boss. On a Tuesday. From home: So, some of you know that I work part-time communications for my incredible church, Calvary Baptist. When I started my job I {and my photography business} were welcomed with open arms not just by the understanding and gracious staff, but also by the caring members. […]

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