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Personal: So Much Random Stuff

I haven’t done a personal post in ages. I get behind. It happens. Actually, I’ve just yesterday evening come back from a trip to Madrid and I leave next week for The Netherlands and England! I thought to myself: self, put up those Madrid photos before you get slammed with the next batch of travel photos. Except, I have three months’ worth of other crap from various travels and adventures that I haven’t posted. So instead of “hey, I just got back from Madrid!”, you get a bunch of random stuff. Enjoy!

In chronological order, just cuz:

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans: A Photo Essay

I went to school in New Orleans and lived there for a bit after graduation. Katrina hit my senior year of college and I watched the city pick itself back up. New Orleans is a deeply personal place for me, but also a place I hardly know. When you go to college in a town, you really only experience life as a college student, and half of that through a silly self-induced drunken stupor.

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All My Advice to New Wedding Photographers

I don’t write my blog for other wedding photographers, but much of my audience consists of them. Every now and then, I’m tempted to do a post about such-and-such thing that has worked for me or such-and-such resource that is great for beginners. Instead, a few weeks ago (blogging can be a slow process), I started brainstorming an “all my advice” post. Everything I can think of to say to new wedding photographers about what I’ve learned so far. Here goes. And in no particular order.

Work like a dog. There is nothing easy about running a business, getting clients, networking, growing your skillset or juggling responsibilities. You will have to work hard to make all of these things happen. Any of the photographers you hear about whose success “fell in their lap” are lying, or they had access to resources most of us don’t. The rest of us have to work our asses off to make it happen. You’ll have to do the same. Don’t expect success if you don’t put in the time and effort.

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