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Best Lenses to Use For Family Portrait and Kids Photography
By Jada Parrish
Photographing kids is no easy task! They move constantly, and when they finally do that adorable thing you've been trying to get them to do for the past 15 minutes, you better be ready for it!! Having the right equipment definitely helps! Here are my go-to lenses when photographing kids, and why I use each one!   24...
Everything You Need To Know About Planning an Elopement
By Jada Parrish
Elopements are really freaking cool! They are one of my absolute favorite things to photograph because there is such a relaxed energy about them and you have SO much more freedom. There's not a strict timeline or a giant reception to rush to or wedding party to worry about. You can do  a n y t h i n g  you want an...
What Time Should You Start Your Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
By Jada Parrish
The number one thing you - THE BRIDE - can do to ensure you have insanely gorgeous wedding photos is to plan the perfect start time for your wedding ceremony! Before you set a ceremony start time with your wedding venue, check what time the sun is supposed to set on your wedding day. Most wedding ceremonies last ...
How to Look Good in Front of the Camera
By Jada Parrish
My super sweet husband has been pushing me WAY outside my comfort zone lately and getting me to step in front of the camera. I feel my best and most-confident whenever I am behind the camera, but put me in front of it and it's a totally different story! I start to feel so awkward and unsure whenever the camera is on me. I ...
Tips to Draw out Emotion in Clients and Take Better Photos
By Jada Parrish
Most people do not feel very comfortable in front of the camera. It can be a little intimidating and cause people to tense up. When you're photographing an engagement shoot that's the last thing you want! Learning how to make your clients feel at ease and relaxed in front of your camera is one the most important skills you ...
Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Day Timeline
By Jada Parrish
Wedding days have so many moving parts! It will be one of the very best days of your life. It does involve a lot of planning which can get overwhelming at times. The biggest way to ensure your day runs smoothly and is stress-free is by creating the perfect wedding timeline. After photographing over 80 + weddings, we'v...
5 Tips For Prepping For a Photoshoot With A Small Child
By Jada Parrish
First of all- let me tell you that I am a mom of a 10.5-month-old little girl, and currently 35 weeks pregnant. So not only do I have to get my very active daughter prepped, my husband prepped, but I also have to get my very pregnant self-prepped. And as many of you may have experienced, it is A LOT harder to feel conf...
5 Ways to Make Your Engagement Photos Unique
By Jada Parrish
Engagement photos are one of my very favorite types of shoots. The couples are always so in love and just want to enjoy the experience together. Some shoots are adventurous, and we go on hikes or do some sort of unexpected activity. Others are filled with intimate moments and abundance of romance. There are some shoots...
What to Include on Your Family Shot List
By Jada Parrish
Family photos are one of the most important parts of your wedding day. These are the photos that you and your family members are going to treasure forever. It can also be one of the most stressful and chaotic parts of your wedding day if not handled properly.  Here are a few of my best tips for who to include on your ...
How to Manage a Wedding Day Timeline
By Jada Parrish
One of the biggest challenges a wedding photographer faces on a wedding day is sticking to the timeline. There is SO much to photograph on a wedding day and time seems to move at super speed. This used to be something that would completely stress me out. I would feel frazzled trying to cram everything in to such a short amo...