Flowers, foliage, florals, however you want to say it florals are popping up everywhere and I love it! There’s just something about a full, bright, bunch of blooms to brighten a room. Your wedding day is full of opportunities to step up your flower game.   I talked on my instagram last week about a special […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

March 10, 2018

DIY Floral Trends | Making Your Event Ready for Spring!


Have you been around the Michael’s / Hobby Lobby/ Lowe’s Challenge hashtag at all lately? Do you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about? If not, head over to your friendly internet and do a quick search.  It’s a craze that is taking social media by storm,  and while I usually don’t partake in […]

For Photographers, Sessions

March 5, 2018

The Michael’s Challenge | Erie Pa Portrait Photography


I am just so excited to be typing this post for you today.  I have been on the lookout for a while for team member, and thanks to Instagram and a 2017 bride, I found one! I am so excited to introduce Claire to you all! Can you tell that I am really happy and […]

Education, For Photographers, Personal, Wedding

January 29, 2018

Let’s Welcome Claire! | 2018 SZP Bridal Team Erie Pennsylvania


So I wasn’t sure about sharing any of these photos.  I’ll be honest, I don’t always enjoy sharing photos of myself but if there was ever a time to do it now is the time! We took a look back on all of he wonderful sessions and portraits I captured last year, but we haven’t […]

Boudoir, For Photographers, Glam Girls, Personal, Self-Empowerment, Sessions

January 8, 2018

Best of 2017- Sam’s Moments


Happy Friday!! Today I am so excited and honored to be sharing my personal thoughts on a product for photographers.  I received an email a few weeks back from a wonderful company called Sleeklens.  They offer workflows and presets for photographers, and they have a workflow dedicated to wedding photographers!! How amazing is that? So I’ve had the workflow for a little while and I’ve been testing it out and playing around with it, and I wanted to just share my thoughts on it. 

Education, For Photographers

November 17, 2017

Preset and Workflow Review! | SZP Education


Hi!! Are you ready to get deep into the more behind the scenes of SZP? I am ready to open up and really share my journey as a parent of deaf children.  I was in and out of readiness to share this, mostly because I didn’t know if it was really something you’d want to […]

Education, Family, For Mompreneurs, For Photographers, Personal, Self-Empowerment

October 2, 2017

Meet Michaela! | My Journey as the Parent of deaf Children


So who wants lunch? You have to know that by now I don’t mean just lunch right? I am so excited to be able to offer this and o couldn’t wait any longer to say…I AM NOW OFFERING MENTORING SESSIONS! How exciting! I want to be able to share all of this knowledge in my […]

Education, For Mompreneurs, For Photographers

June 9, 2017

Let’s Have Lunch! | SZP Education


Happy Monday! I am coming at you bright and early with some super awesome education today.  I wanted to share a bit of behind the scenes work with you, and especially for my brides I hope this puts you at ease when you’re thinking about those super beautiful detail shots that you see all over Instagram and Pinterest.  I always bring my style kit to a wedding. Always, always, always. Sometimes I get to a wedding and start looking around the getting ready room and I find amazing things, so I don’t even end up needing my kit.  However, sometimes things are limited and in I swoop with my superhero box to save the day! So the question is: what do I keep in my styling kit? 

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

May 1, 2017

What’s in My Wedding Day Styling Kit? | SZP Education


It’s Friday!! I’m back with a Mama post today and this one is all about my baby girl.  Little Miss Ollie is a spunky, spirited 4 year old who acts like she’s going on 16.  We are in for a treat that is for sure, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.  Ollie was the kid who didn’t want her photo taken a lot when she was a baby.  When I trie to take even a cell phone snap she’d turn away or cry.  That made me so sad!! But, there came a day when she looked at me with those sweet baby blues and she said ,”Mama can you take my picture?” Guys I about jumped out of my skin to say yes.  

For Mompreneurs, For Photographers, Personal, Self-Empowerment

March 24, 2017

My Daughter is my Muse | Mama Series


Happy Wednesday!! Can you believe that tomorrow is already Thanksgiving? I can’t that’s for sure.  This year has FLOWN by and at a crazy speed.  I wrapped up my final 2016 autumn season with Elliott.  Elliott is a senior at McDowell and he was just awesome.  Right when we met at Presque Isle I knew it was going to be a great session.  He was cracking jokes and so easy going.  Elliott and his mom decided to break his senior session into parts- one part during the fall and then later this winter we will do the second half.  I am loving this way of doing a senior session recently. It gives SO much more individuality to my seniors’ experience, and it gives us more time to hang out and get to know one another. I have found that the more I know about my seniors, the more I can really tailor their sessions to them! Who doesn’t want a super fun, personal senior portrait experience? I don’t think there are many.  

For Photographers, Sessions

November 23, 2016

Meet Elliot | An Erie Pa Senior