The Overuse of Adjectives

I get it. A self-employed photographer wears many hats. There is no marketing, accounting or human resources department. It's an army of one. If you don't tell the world how great you are, who will? (maybe your clients, but thus I digress) There is no denying the power of social…

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10 Tips For Getting Things Done

On any given day, the biggest challenge I face in getting things done is managing my time on the phone. A few phone calls in the morning, a flood of emails and the next thing you know, my entire day is thrown off balance. We all struggle with squeezing every…

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Advice from Drew — Who Knew?

"And though I'm now miles from what you would call a practicing evangelical, a lot of the teaching I received from that time in my life still sticks with me. After all, good advice is good advice. Doesn’t matter where it comes from. Nowadays I’ll take a spiritual lesson from…

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Confessions of an Errant Blogger

"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once." John Archibald Wheeler Apparently, even time could not prevent everything from happening at once. My absence is due to many things and I'm not about to make excuses. My intentions were good and then the month of May happened. Like a…

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Prutch Family Portraits on the Washington Coast

It's important to photograph your family. Easily said, but hard to do given the busy lifestyles of today's modern families. Kids grow up fast and change even faster. Before you know it, they're off to college. I know this first hand. Being a photographer, I understand the importance of documenting…

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Save the Date | The Wedding Chicks Have Gone Mad

Let me introduce you to The Wedding Chicks, Amy and Jocey. That's me in the image below toasting these funky fun, hip chicks. Who are these guys and why should you care? They have one of the coolest wedding related sites going these days. If you're a bride looking for…

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A Personal Trip to Kansas City

When I say Kansas City, most people think Kansas. But the real deal is in Missouri. The turn-of-the-century classic across the river from it's younger sibling that spawned generations of blues, and world-famous barbecue. The other place is called KCK and you'd know that if you were from Missouri. Kansas…

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Kristen and Drew | Fort Scott Kansas Wedding

"You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words. Your eyes are like doves behind your veil. Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats winding down the slopes of Gilead." - Song of Solomon 4:1 Kristen walked into my life one afternoon when she interviewed to be my…

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Rules of Engagement – Art Walkabout in Fort Scott Kansas

"Perfection will paralyze you" Keith Carter Walkabout sounds Australian. The Native Americans believed that you could find spiritual guidance in the everyday. An art walkabout is a personal spirit quest— a letting go of all expectations. Being present and immersed in the moment. Exploring whatever moves you as you walk.…

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What Every Aspiring Photographer Should Know

“All I ask is one thing, particularly of young people that watch. Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. It’s my least favorite quality. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and are kind, amazing things will…

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