What do May flowers bring? Happy photographers, of course (and you thought I was going to say Pilgrims!). Now that we are fully into spring, there are beautiful blooms everywhere I look in Colorado. With a warm and sunny forecast, it was time for me to get out and photograph those may flowers while they're here. I rearranged my schedule last week so I could spend some time in my yard photographing the neighbor's lilacs that grow over my back fence, my beautiful apple blossoms that weren't … [Read more...] about If April Showers Bring May Flowers, What Do May Flowers Bring?
Believe it or not, many of those who are new to wedding photography often find wedding portraits or formal group photos the most challenging. It can be difficult to corral a large group and unlike in a studio, photographers have less control over the area’s lighting. Weddings are set in all kinds of places, from religious buildings to outdoors spaces, and photographers need to do their best to adjust. To make things a bit easier, here are some tips to consider. Scope the Place Out To avoid … [Read more...] about How to Get Perfect Wedding Portrait Photos
Next week is National Park Week. If you haven’t been to one lately, it’s a great time to get out and celebrate America’s Treasures. To help you do that, Saturday, April 21st, is a fee free day at any of the US National Parks that normally charge an entrance fee. And, if you want to be able to go any time without worrying about those entrance fees, you can purchase an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass that grants you access to all national parks that … [Read more...] about 5 Favorite National Parks–Which is Yours? #FindYourPark
Photography has long been one of the world's most popular hobbies. Not only does it allow us to exercise our creativity, we can also create and capture memories, record important historic events and express ourselves artistically in ways that words sometimes fail us. Being both a writer and a photographer, I love words and I love photographs. And I especially love it when I can combine the two. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I think they must multiply tenfold when they are combined. So … [Read more...] about 14 Creative Photography Quotes to Inspire You
We spent a lot of time in Wyoming last year. Between shuttling college students back and forth to Idaho, and viewing the eclipse from the Zone of Totality, I am pretty sure we made no fewer than six trips through Wyoming. If you've ever driven across Wyoming, you know that I-80, especially through central and western Wyoming is about as remote and boring a stretch of freeway as they come. Fortunately, Brooks Lake, Wyoming, was anything but boring. So, when we decided to trek across Wyoming at … [Read more...] about Brooks Lake, Wyoming: A Beautiful Dirt Road Detour