Category Archives: Tips & Tricks, TJP Updates & More!

Styling for your Fall Portraits // McHenry County Photographer

Tip 1 — Earth-tones (blues, yellows, greens, and beiges) play well with the midwest colors in the fall. You can never go wrong with a blue and yellow or mustard color combo! Tip 2 — Texture and accessories are everything for fall photos! Little M’s vest in this photo adds softness and texture to the…

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Family Session // Crystal Lake Photographer

Tip 1 — Check the weather the week of your session. The weather in the midwest changes so much from day-to-day that sometimes we find ourselves planning a spring outfit and it ends up being winter-like weather. If you check the weather about 3 days before your session, you’ll have plenty of time to adjust…

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Styling for your Spring Portraits // Midwest Photographer

The first “official” day of spring was 9 days ago — which I find super hard to believe since I heard the word “snow” this morning on the news when they were discussing this weekend’s forecast. Let’s be honest, spring in the midwest can be all over the place — last year I recall experiencing…

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Barrington’s White House Bridal Event // Barrington Wedding Photographer

I had the incredible privilege of attending the Bridal Event at Barrington’s White House this past January. When BWH reached out to me and asked if I’d like to have a table at their event and have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful couples I immediately began planning for the event! I just couldn’t…

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A Few Website Changes + What it Means for TJP // Crystal Lake Photographer

It has been a couple months since I’ve given an update on the blog about TJP. After all, it has been a busy past couple months (we got married, went on a mini moon and quickly after I was right back at photographing sessions and weddings). If you’ve been peeking around the website a bit…

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New Custom Heirloom Wedding Albums

I still love the wedding album company I was using previously, and I’ll continue to use that company for my individual prints and canvases, but I thought it was time for a refresh to my album offerings — so here they are! TJP’s new custom heirloom wedding albums! There are many fabulous options to choose…

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Preparing for Your Professional Headshots

Professional headshots are the perfect way to show off your unique personality and style. They can catch a potential client’s eye, and give them a glimpse into what working with you would be like. I recently did a professional headshots session with online business & marketing strategist, Susie Romans. During the shoot, we got to…

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Crystal Lake Photographer // One Year Update

Oh my goodness! Can you believe it has been a year already (this coming Saturday) since I said goodbye to the corporate world and hello to my dream career as a full-time photographer!? I honestly still have to pinch myself every morning. I’m not sure it has completely hit me yet that I get to…

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Crystal Lake Wedding Photographer // Velvet USB Packaging

I’m so excited to share images of TJP’s new velvet USB packaging for weddings! I was almost ready to hit ‘add to cart’ on some linen cases when I found these velvet ones and my jaw literally dropped. These beauties are PERFECT — they’re so gorgeous they can be displayed on a bookshelf or coffee table,…

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