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How to be a Perfect Second Shooter at a Wedding

How to Be the Perfect Second Shooter at a Wedding Before I photographed a wedding on my own, I worked as a second shooter for a couple of different photographers, just to get a feel for everything that wedding photog...

Do You Want to Be a Wedding Photographer?

How to Become a Wedding Photographer Welcome to the first, in a series of posts where I will be sharing everything I know about shooting weddings and becoming a successful wedding photographer! In each post I will co...

6 Tips for a Perfect Engagement Photography Session

Engagement Photo Session Tips Engagement sessions for me can sometimes feel like a 2-hour pressure cooker where I am constantly trying to figure out what’s next - what location, pose, and lens can I use to create as ...

5 Awesome Ways to Add Contrast in Lightroom

Contrast in Lightroom If you shoot  in "RAW," meaning you use the RAW file format instead of JPEG, then your images probably come out of your camera looking a little "blah." Raw files are naturally void of contrast, ...

Editing with Holiday Bokeh Presets for Lightroom

Editing with the Pretty Presets Holiday Bokeh Collection Ring in the Holiday spirit this year with a brand new and wonderfully festive Lightroom preset collection - Introducing the new Holiday Bokeh collection for L...

How to Survive Your First Wedding Consultation

Wedding Photography Consultation As a photographer and small business owner, our business, brand and our personal identity are endlessly linked. There is no big corporate logo to hide behind and no sales or public re...

How to Reduce Wrinkles and Fix Acne in Lightroom

How to Reduce Wrinkles and Fix Acne in Lightroom A common question we get in the our webinars and at the help desk is how to fix acne blemishes without taking the image to Photoshop. Many Lightroom users do not reali...

Fixing Under Eye Circles in Lightroom

How to Fix Under Eye Circles in Lightroom Under-eye circles - everyone has them. Some people more than others. Lighting and/or direction can also cause them to look worse than they really are, so I very often use a b...

How to Use Spot Removal in Lightroom

How to Use Lightroom Spot Removal It used to be that anytime I wanted to remove an unwanted object, stray hair, or skin imperfection I had to take the image over to Photoshop. I don't know about you, but I want and ...

How to Rename a Lightroom Catalog

How to Rename a Lightroom Catalog Renaming the Lightroom Catalog is not something you will find yourself doing very often, but when you want to do it, it's good to know how. This will be a short and sweet tutorial, b...

How to Backup Your Lightroom Catalog

Backing Up the Lightroom Catalog In my previous post I explained what the Lightroom Catalog was - the compilation of all the images you have imported into Lightroom. This Lightroom catalog file (.lrcat) is not only y...

30+ Happy Halloween Photos

30+ Happy Halloween Photos We are so excited to share these super fun & happy Halloween photos with you. These were our favorites and we all had a great time choosing the winners! To everyone who participated th...

The Lightroom Catalog: Everything You Need to Know!

I love Lightroom.  I think it is pretty user friendly. However, I also know that anytime you start using a new program there are questions and frustrations that come up. This blog series is intended as a resource to ...

How to Merge Lightroom Catalogs

Merging Lightroom Catalogs A very common error that new Lightroom users make is to create multiple Lightroom catalogs. Over the years I have helped many Lightroom users and have seen many of them create a brand new c...

How to Use the Tone Curve in Lightroom

Understanding Tone Curves In Lightroom What are Tone Curves?  How do you use Curves in Lightroom? We will answer these questions and more, as we take a closer look at the Tone Curve in Lightroom, what it does, how t...

Free Digital Paper Packs from Pretty Presets

Free Digital Paper As a thank you for being here and helping us get to 300,000 friends we have not 1 but 3 beautiful paper packs (Celebration, Valentines Day, and Thanksgiving/Christmas) that you can download below! ...