I remember what it was like to build my wedding portfolio. It was so frustrating! I wanted to book weddings, but the only way I was going to book weddings was to have a portfolio, and the only way I was going to have a portfolio was to book weddings. It seemed unending and while […]

Weddings

November 18, 2019

Enhancing Your Wedding Portfolio As A Second Shooter

Trene’ Forbes is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Baltimore, Maryland. She’s been photographing people and events since 2010 and she absolutely LOVES her job!! She has a passion for people, travel, and all things lovely, which allows her to create amazing photographs of people around the world. She says connecting with individuals is […]

Weddings

October 31, 2019

How Trene’ Forbes Prepares for a Wedding

Katy Davis is a wedding and family photographer based just south of Indianapolis. She believes in family and friends and friends that are family. That home is where your WiFi connects automatically. She really really loves photographing awesome humans. While this post is geared toward wedding couples, we think there are some helpful nuggets for photographers […]

Weddings

February 11, 2019

Successful sparkler exits

Katy Davis's tips on successful wedding sparkler exits

Oh my goodness!  As busy wedding photographers, we **love** this post from Megan Kuethen!  She has made up a list of tricks and items you should definitely consider adding into your so-called “back pocket” or emergency bag for wedding days.  As the saying goes, “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”  Now go get ’em, […]

Business, Weddings

March 19, 2018

11 Wedding Day Must-Haves for Photographers

3M command hooks are necessary for these epic dress photos

 Holly of Holly Birch Photography implemented a practice in her business years ago that has turned into a huge asset.  She saw a few photographers across the country running same-day still photo slideshows on their laptops of images from the wedding day they’d just photographed. She saw that it was taking some of them longer […]

Creativity, Weddings

February 21, 2018

How to Do Same-Day Wedding Slideshows | Holly Birch Smith

client benefit of same-day wedding slideshows

Dory Tuohey sent in an adorable Chicago engagement session that we’re excited to share with our blog readers today!  Dory is based in Wheeling, Illinois, just north of Chicago, and has photographed weddings all over from Wisconsin to Hawaii to Germany.  We asked her to share with us a bit about this couple and how […]

Weddings

October 4, 2017

Published by Reset | Dory Tuohey Photography, Wheeling, Illinois

Chicago engagement photography session

Amber Pond owns and operates Amber Nicole Photography in Decatur, Illinois, but recently traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to photograph a gorgeous wedding.  We asked her to share a bit about the wedding and how she landed a gig in a neighboring state.  Read on for more from Amber:   It was a cool, overcast Saturday morning […]

Weddings

September 19, 2017

Published by Reset | Amber Nicole Photography wedding in Madison, Wisconsin

Amber Nicole Photography Decatur Illinois

A WEDDING IN JAPAN!  I am still is disbelief that this really happened, but here it is!  And here are the photos to prove it!  I have always wanted to travel to Japan because my grandmother was Japanese.  The bride, Kelly, moved from California to Japan years ago to teach English.  While she was in Japan, she […]

Weddings

September 14, 2017

Published by Reset | Jessica Rene Photography wedding in Japan

Japanese wedding photo with mountains

Today’s post features a sweet wedding in Springfield, Illinois photographed by Jill from Jill Gum Photography.  Read on as Jill tells us a bit about the wedding. The wedding story! Meghan and Andrew were high school sweethearts (which I saw as a teacher at the school they attended), and quite truly never had a question […]

Weddings

September 12, 2017

Published by Reset | Jill Gum Photography | Springfield, Illinois

We received this beautiful wedding submission from Karen Shoufler Photography. Karen is an annual Reset attendee based out of Bourbonnais, Illinois.  She photographed Austin & Alexa’s wedding this summer in Springfield, Illinois, and we’re excited to share her work with our Reset blog readers!  Read on below about the couple and their wedding from Karen: […]

Weddings

September 8, 2017

Published by Reset | Karen Shoufler Photographer, Bourbonnais, Illinois

wedding photographs from a Reset Conference attendee