Photo Tips for Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

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I am a strong proponent of the idea that perfection is overrated. As such, I love the trend of just saying no to tradition of matchy-matchy bridesmaid dresses. But with every bridesmaid dressed differently, how do you pull off the look and still have your photos look great? Read on for a few photo tips […]

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Clothing Tips for Family Photos

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The question I get asked most often for portraits is, ‘what do I wear?’ The simple answer is that it should be whatever makes you look and feel your best — confidence is always in style. But a portrait session is not a therapy session, so here are the nitty gritty details of what to […]

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Free Pinup Photo Session!

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In this, my final blog about my recent trip to Las Vegas and Death Valley/Mojave National Preserve, I wanted to introduce you to an extraordinary small business owner: Amy Ortiz of Rockin Bettie. Her shop, located in the Arts District of Las Vegas, sells rockabilly clothing in the front, and has a full pinup photography […]

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Death Valley and the Mojave National Preserve

Death Valley National Park

For those of you keeping track, I just returned from a trip out west. And though the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) annual conference in Las Vegas was ostensibly my reason for traveling, my real desire to get up and go was to visit Death Valley and the Mojave National Preserve. Come along with […]

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Las Vegas Street Photography & New Instagram Accounts

Slots A Fun in Las Vegas

As you may have seen from my Instagram (@KellyWPhotog), I am finally back from the wild blue yonder of Las Vegas. I was out west to attend the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference. Not that much news to report, but I did manage to take some street photos while I was there. […]

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Kapok Tree Restaurant

Kapok Tree Restaurant gardens

If you grew up in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area in Florida as I did, then you no doubt have fond memories of the Kapok Tree restaurant in Clearwater. This fabulous restaurant was as over the top as it comes, complete with its own garden of earthly delights. Sadly, the restaurant passed into culinary oblivion many, […]

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Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island

Sunset on Honeymoon Island

It’s the middle of the week, so I thought it might be a good time to share another dose of warmth from Florida.  This time I am sharing with you photos from a recent trip I took to Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island, both located just outside of Clearwater, Florida.  Think warm thoughts, New York!

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How DJ Lighting Affects Your Wedding Photos

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Let’s get the weekend started with some fantastic photos from the dance floor of Rachelle and Brice’s wedding! As per my last post, Rachelle and Brice’s wedding started with a beautiful ceremony. After the couple said ‘I do,’ guests got their groove on while bathed in discotheque ambience. Their wedding was one of my most […]

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Unplugged Wedding at the Harriet Himmel Theatre

Bride and groom portraits at a Harriet Himmel Theatre wedding for an article on unplugged weddings

Why is it that people feel the need to make every moment an Instagram memory? Surely people understand that a professional photographer has been employed to do the heavy lifting.  So who are these smartphone-Annie Leibovitzs capturing these memories for?  The bride and groom?  Themselves? I will never understand this phenomenon, as I am not […]

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