Bride, groom, photographer and.... i'll come help!!!!!

Bride, groom, photographer and.... i'll come help!!!!!

When you see a photographer, bride and groom head off away from the wedding reception or somewhere during the day you should totally follow and help them out by asking them questions and offering suggestions and also giving constructive criticism during this and maybe giving social media updates. Kidding, don't do this!

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Drove 17 hours for 2.38 minutes

Drove 17 hours for 2.38 minutes

So when an eclipse happens you don't simply stay home, you go and meet it where it's at it's best. I drove way too long to see something way too short and it was very worth it. Did I mention the waffle house?

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Who steers the ship

Who steers the ship

You've hired a wedding photographer but on your wedding day you decide to direct them instead of enjoying the day, that's fine. But... how many weddings have you shot and do you have a method to get all the formals done in twenty minutes? 

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The flying photographer

The flying photographer

I certainly don't mix my lenses with my socks when I travel. Here's how I travel as a wedding photographer. I'm also endorsing ThinkTANK because they really rock when it comes to photography gear. 

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Why would you hire me?

Why would you hire me?

I've put together some ramblings of why you would want to choose me as your wedding photographer.  When you choose a wedding photographer you are choosing someone who you will most likely spend the day with. I'm fun and sometimes I bring donuts. 

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I made the bride's daughter cry

I made the bride's daughter cry

Soooo before you get mad at me, I didn't do anything wrong. While taking photos a waitress yelled at me and afterwards the bride's daughter (9 years old) was absolutely certain this waitress would kick everyone out and cancel the wedding. Here's the story.  

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It's not a Trump hat!

It's not a Trump hat!

So if you haven't seen my Facebook yet then you don't know the yuuuge news. I have a new hat, a red hat, like i've always worn, except.. it has white lettering. Make Mike great again, he's always been great. So the problem with the new hat is Donald Trump also wears a red hat. I guess the big difference will be my ability to write and speak full sentences without using small words and big small hand movements. Okay, enough writing, go and read. 

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Wedding workflow

Wedding workflow

So this post is geared towards photographers out there, specifically wedding photographers. This is my workflow. It's simple and it works. I basically import, sort and process. This is a little bit technical and you'll appreciate it this only if you know Lightroom or are planning on getting Lightroom. 

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I accidentally went on vacation.

I accidentally went on vacation.

I went to Hawaii for work and I accidentally went on vacation. It's a slippery slope to relaxing when you're out here. Wanted to write a little bit about my journey even though I still have a tad bit of jet lag. Feel free to leave comments. 

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Marketing

Marketing

So every once and awhile i'll ramble on to people about how I market. I really don't mind giving away my secrets if that's what you can call it. If i'm giving away my secrets and someone copies me then that only means I have to get better which I always welcome. Anyways here's some of my marketing plans that I usually work with. 

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Procrastinating is when I do my best work.

Procrastinating is when I do my best work.

I get a lot done when I procrastinate it just may not be the work that I was working on at the moment. As a kid with ADD I was always told to sit down and focus. As an adult I am pacing around my apartment but finding many different outlets to conquer. We're always moving forward even if it isn't on the specific tasks that you've started.

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Business cards and why mine is the best.

Business cards and why mine is the best.

So I posted the design of my new business card and everyone had great feedback on it. I wanted to write about my design choices a bit more and explain myself and not have it get lost within the thread. So here's some of my marketing choices and design choices wrapped up together. This blog has cost me two Venti Cafe Mochas from Starbucks btw.

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