A photographer turned private photo editor, but I'll always be capturing the moments in between.

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How Custom Presets Started

Today I want to share with you how custom presets started! Presets have been on my brain for a while. I thought it would be a good idea since people would probably trust a preset made by a private photo editor. Since there is currently a lull in the wedding industry due to COVID-19, I’m […]


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Custom Presets

I’m so excited to announce custom presets as one of my services! As a private photo editor, I’ve watched my clients buy preset after preset to find their signature look. They end up with wasted money and no result. A one-on-one consultation with me will help establish your editing goals and you’ll get a preset […]


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Natural Emotion Portrait Sessions

Recently I decided to switch things up to focus on capturing natural emotion during portrait sessions. Poses typically lead the way through engagement photo sessions but as I looked through the photos, it felt as if something was missing. Goals for Natural Emotion I want my clients to be able to look through their photos […]


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Sell More With Less Photos

Now I know the title of this post is “Sell More with Less Photos” but the point of me writing this post, is to show you that it’s easier to make bigger sales with the right amount of photos. I’m not saying to only shoot 400 photos at your next wedding. That would be mad […]


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Edit Weddings Easier With Multiple Cameras

Were you frustrated last wedding season? Are you hoping there’s a way to edit weddings easier with multiple cameras? One of the reasons it may take you a long time to edit every wedding is because of your second shooter’s photos. No shame throwing here, but it’s true. If you and your second shooter have […]


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Dubsado Helped My Business

I’ve been using Dubsado for a few months now and it has truly helped my private photo editing business! I did a lot of research before I made any commitment and Dubsado ended up being the best fit for me. If you’ve been thinking about a CRM, keep reading for reasons this company has helped […]


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Make Your Photos Consistent

Are you wondering how to make your photos consistent? Are you scrolling through Lightroom and noticing that to a total stranger, all these photos look like they’re shot from different weddings?! As a photographer it’s important to have a consistent look or brand for your business. Clients are hiring you for a particular reason and […]


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Private Photo Editor Guide

Guide to a Private Photo Editor Whether you’re doing photo editing outsource research for your wedding photography business or how to become a private photo editor in 2018, you’ll probably start your search by asking what is a Private Photo Editor? A Private Photo Editor is hired to edit an entire wedding or session for a […]


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Advice From A Real Bride

Advice from a real bride to those who are planning their weddings currently. It has now been over two months since our wedding and we are still reliving any moment possible! Our wedding was exactly what we wanted, but during the planning process I did SO much research to make sure that it seemed perfect. […]


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How To Hire A Photo Editor

So, you’ve come to the realization that you need to hire a photo editor for your wedding photography business. Well, take a breather because the hard part is over! Trust me, you’ve made the right decision – not only for you, but for your business. The first years of any business are hard work and […]