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We get lots of questions about what to blog, how often to blog, etc, so here is a bit of what we do. I am a huge believer that you need to play up your strengths, so if you hate writing, I am not trying to tell you that you have to blog 5 days a week. I am just throwing out some things that have worked for us.

My very first website was a little blog site that was frantically put together in the back of Panera on an old laptop while I was in grad school. If we are being honest…it was awful. But, it served a purpose. I blogged my very first photo sessions…if we are being really honest those weren’t so great either. I also blogged about myself and random parts of my life like what I cooked for dinner and where we went on vacation. To be honest, I didn’t really know what to blog, but I just kept at it and I got excited as I began to see my blog following grow, because…I am pretty sure the only people that read those first blog posts where my Jeremy and my mom.

There are several things that we blog about and there are reasons why we blog them.

Weddings/Sessions – We have blogged every session and every wedding that we have shot. It keeps the blog moving, helps clients know you are constantly shooting and makes your clients feel like they are famous. Blogging every session keeps you on your toes, because you have to deliver at every single session. It is important to choose images that reflect your brand. Show what you want to shoot.

Personal Posts – We try to blog about ourselves so that our clients get to know who we are as people. We blog about the tv shows we watch, the places we shop, about our baby girl and how we like to spend our days off. We also blog about our faith. It is amazing to us when we meet new clients and they feel like they already know us because of reading our blog.

Brand Association – We try to blog about brands that we want our clients to relate our brand too. When people hear about a certain brand they have a picture of what that brand is about, so talk about brands that are similar to the brand you are trying to portray to your clients. Our brand is fresh and modern so we talk about similar brands that we love like: Anthropologie, Ikea, Apple, Target, Ann Taylor, Coach,and Banana Republic. We have actually booked a wedding when a bride connected to me because of my love for Coach bags.

Educational Posts – We provide educational posts for brides and photographers. We post tips for photographers, because so many people helped us and we love to help other photographers. And, we post educational posts for our brides because we want to educate our brides to help them have the best wedding possible. These posts also help establish yourself as a professional with your clients, and save you time because you can link the blog posts in emails instead of having to type out frequently asked questions in emails.

These are just some of the types of posts that have helped us build our business. I hope this can help you as well! If you have any questions about this post, or something you would like us to talk about in the future, feel free to ask!

We use WordPress and ProPhoto for our blog and we talk about that here.

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this was quite helpful! i really struggle with blogging sometimes… especially when i’m not feeling particularly interesting/inspired!

EmilieCarol Uphoff

this is wonderful! THANK YOU!

Megan Tsang

Thank you for this post! I really love all your advice.

Kristin Schmucker

Thanks for reading Megan!

Kristin Schmucker

I hope it helps Emilie!

Kayla and Evan | Dallas Engagement Photographers

Kayla and Evan are two of the sweetest people you could meet. They met in the 4th grade when they lived just a block away from each other in the small town they grew up in. They kept in touch as they were growing up, but it wasn’t until college that their relationship changed and they realized they were meant to be together. They can’t help but smile when they are together and it is easy for anyone to see that they are the perfect match for each other. We are so excited to photograph their Dallas wedding this Fall. We shot their gorgeous engagement session at the amazing Hickory Street Annex. These two were so much fun to photograph and just to get to spend an evening with, and as you can see the camera loves them as well.

 

 

 

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Bethany McDonnell

:) love it!

Kayla Orsak

oh my goodness…i love them!

Bernadette Stearns

Beautiful pictures!! Congratulations to you both on a blessed,happy,long life together!!!!

Nicole Hartley Buschlen

OMG they’re fantastic, you look so beautiful! I love how natural they look, not like you’re “posing” for pictures!

Laura

They’re so cute! :)

Mayra Fiori

=)

She’s like, Kate Middleton meets Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
These are great!

Kristin Schmucker

Yay! The two of you are amazing! We are so excited for the wedding!

Georgia Peach Inspiration Board

It has been awhile since I posted a wedding inspiration board, but hopefully I will be able to post these more frequently. I love this southern color scheme and I think it would be perfect for a casual summer wedding. The color peach has had quite the makeover in the past years and it can definitely be a modern choice for a wedding. I love this color with a bit of teal or turquoise mixed in. All of this inspiration was found on Pinterest, so feel free to check out this board as well as all of the wedding ideas on my boards there.

Do you have an idea for an inspiration board you would love to see? Let me know, and it just might happen.

 

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Danae Ashley Hudlow

Lovely! Our wedding colors are peachy-pink and gray. I have found pinky-peach to be a very difficult color to match… so that’s a good thing to keep in mind if a bride chooses peach or pinky peach as a wedding color. It will be difficult to match! (But worth it if you can make it work). :)

Laura

My wedding colors are midnight blue (dark navy) and silver. Christmas in May! ;) lol I’d love to see a board with those color schemes–without being so “dreidel, dreidel, dreidel.”

Rita + Mark | Richardson Engagement Photographer

These two are so cute! We had such an amazing time on their engagement session. This little park in Richardson was flooded with portrait photographers, but we managed to sneak through the crowds and grab some gorgeous shots. We also must say, doesn’t Rita have the most beautiful natural smile! GORGEOUS! We are so excited for their wedding next month at the Alexander Mansion in Garland, TX!

 

 

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Cat Neumayr

What a beautiful couple! True love, photographed perfectly!

Laura

They are so cute! You can just see the love radiating from both of them. What a lovely couple! (And beautiful shots, too. ;)

Bethany McDonnell

fabulous job!

Stella’s First Easter

I am finally getting around to sharing some pictures from Stella’s first Easter. Could she be any cuter in her little sailor dress??? We had a great day going to church, spending some time with Pop Pop and Aunt Courtney, and of course eating yummy food. Stella even got to wear her new sunglasses from her Easter basket, even though the rest of the family ate all her candy. 

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Yall are the CUTEST. And that last picture is to die for!

Can I keep her? She’s the cutest!

Laura

I want a sailor dress! She’s so cute! <3

Elaine Joy McDonnell

She looks precious in her sailor style dress! Happy Spring!

Caitie Sheppard

Oh I just LOVE, LOVE these pictures! The one of Stella and Pop Pop is just DARLING! <3 <3 <3.

Krista Morgan

As always they are great pictures! But the last one is just adorable :) Love the facial expression.

Jennifer Gable Poncavage

such a doll baby! Adorable!

Joan Pitcha

What a cutie.

Faith Saylor

Soooo Cute!

Sooo adorable! I love her little smirk w/ her auntie :) The shopaholic in me knows where you got your dress from ;)

Michal Senora Stewart

Oh, my goodness! I love her precious little face! Her eyes are so awesome! Miss you guys! Looks like everything is going so well!