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layered clothes in a couples image

You don’t want to waste time making constant outfit changes during your photo shoot. Most photographers will limit the number of outfits you can change into. Location can also restrict what you’d be able to change into as well, but layering items of clothes can help resolve this problem. By adding on some simple pieces […]

Layering For New Looks During Your Photo Session

Family photography on vacation

Vacations are cherished moments that create memories to last a lifetime. From stunning landscapes to captivating cultural experiences, traveling opens up a world of possibilities. One way to preserve these cherished moments is through professional photography.

Photographers to book when you’re on vacation!

Elena S Blair Mastermind

Investing in oneself is an essential aspect of personal development and growth. Mentorship is a powerful tool that can help individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or knowledgeable person helps guide a less experienced or knowledgeable person. The mentor provides guidance, advice, and support to help the mentee reach their goals. Investing in a mentor can provide a wealth of benefits, such as gaining valuable knowledge and skills, expanding your network, and gaining new perspectives on your career or personal life.

Investing in Mentorship

photograph of mom laying on blanket with daughters

I am tired from a lack of sleep that only a mama knows. I am fueled with coffee and thinking of more coffee. I am tired.

Today I am Tired

Mandie Schug with daughters

As I write about becoming a parent to a tiny human, I think about life right as a stay-at-home-mom to a 2.5-year-old and an 8-month-old. This is not at all where I imagined my life to be at this moment a month and a half away from turning 40. I was recently told by a very very young-looking cashier that 30 was really old; what does that make 40? That’s not the point of this rant.

Being a Mom with a small business

Family photography on vacation

If you live in the twin cities and are looking for unique and beautiful landscapes to capture, a rural setting could be just what you need. Rural areas are typically characterized by open spaces, rolling hills, and serene natural surroundings that offer plenty of opportunities for capturing stunning images. I can offer these in some of my favorite locations in New Richmond, WI where I photograph my families, but first, take a read through my tips on finding the perfect spot.

Twin Cities Families Looking for a Rural Maternity Photo Setting | New Richmond, WI