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Lets talk about headshot quality~

Can we talk about photo quality for a minute? With the advent of digital photography and the rise of many people starting out photography businesses without having had any formal photography training, I’ve got to say that my biggest pet peeve when scoping their work is noticing that their images are not in sharp focus.…

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Getting to where the magic happens~

Perhaps you’ve come across this photo before while scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed. Maybe it was from your Aunt Sally who just got back from an all inclusive yoga retreat, or that spiritual friend you have who is always posting quotes about how to live your best life. Maybe you just came back…

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Senior Portrait Yearbook Deadlines: What you need to know to be prepared.

If you are an upcoming class of 2020 high school senior, as in current high school junior, here’s what you need to know about booking your senior portrait session. I know, I know, you’re thinking…but i’m only a junior!? Why do I need to be thinking about senior portraits in April of my junior year?…

Group Styled Senior Portrait Session, Ithaca, NY senior portrait photographer

Featured Senior Portrait Session: The Model Network National Vogue Hollywood Glam Styled Group Shoot

Here we are! (I’m front and second to the right bottom row) This is a small portion of the Class of 2019 senior model team with their respective photographers for The Model Network National. About half of the studio owners were able to attend the Vogue Hollywood Glam Styled Group Shoot this year in Las…

Styled Desert Portrait Senior Portrait Session, Las Vegas, Ithaca NY photographer

Featured Senior Session: Las Vegas styled desert shoot

Photography dream sessions become a reality! While I was in Las Vegas recently for a recent Model Network Vogue styled Hollywood glam shoot (which you’ll see in an upcoming post) I had the opportunity to team up with Gretchen Leigh Photography who is based out of Nevada. Her and I have worked together several times…

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All about personal growth~ confessions from a portrait photographer.

Personal growth is just that~ PERSONAL. No one can replicate the growth of another, and perhaps its that one place in life where we truly are unique. My personal journey to becoming a portrait photographer you can read here. I wrote it when I launched my website about two years ago around the time that…

Ithaca NY Best Portrait Photographer

Local Spotlight~ and why I LOVE my car from Maguire Toyota.

Jamie Love Photography was recently featured in a “Local Spotlight” article by our local car dealership, Maguire Toyota. You can read it HERE. They’re just the sweetest, and so I wanted to send a little love back their way in the form of a blog post about why I love THEM! (FYI, they didn’t ask…

Upstate NY Senior Portrait Photographer

10 Tips to Choosing the Perfect Senior Portrait Photographer for YOU!

Selecting your senior portrait photographer is an important and very personal decision that takes careful consideration. Senior portraits are the kind of portrait that will end up on your family members walls and fridge for all of eternity. You’ll really want to make sure they’re not going be cheesy and embarrassing in a few years.…

Trumansburg NY Senior Portrait Photographer

Featured Senior Portrait Session: Trumansburg High School

It was one of those perfectly crisp autumn afternoons when I arrived at an ‘off the beaten path’ location to meet with Louis and his parents. They decided that his senior portraits would be best done on their families land; a beautiful forest with a yellow and red laden pathway complete with full peak autumn…

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7 simple ways to style your blanket scarf

We’re just about to be hitting peak cold season in Upstate, NY. While we’ve had a super mild few days in a row, which is rather wild for February, the temperatures are about to plummet again soon. I decided to write up a post for you all on one of my favorite winter accessory must…

Senior Portraits, Waverly NY

Featured Senior Session: Waverly High School

I don’t usually get phone calls in the middle of January requesting senior portrait sessions. In Upstate NY, its COLD!!! However, Brandi had been patiently waiting to have her session done once her braces came off (and before the yearbook deadline) So we decided to tough it out and create something sweet to celebrate how…

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How to love up the winter skin you’re living in (favorite recipe included)

This weekend Ithaca, NY had a whopping 12 inches of snow dumped on it! It was our first major snowfall of the season, and I was absolutely PSYCHED to go out for a hike in the winter wonderland. One of my favorite things about winter is experiencing the stillness and magic of silence in the…

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12 days of Christmas Self Love Challenge Day 12~ (the final day)

Dum da da dummmm! We’ve made it the grand finale day of this 12 Days of Self Love Challenge!!! Day 12! Yesterday I got a little bit esoteric on you all talking about portals and brain chemistry and such..so today I decided to break todays’ challenge into a simpler concept, something that you can easily…

Ithaca NY senior Portrait Photographer

12 Days of Christmas Self Love Challenge Day 11

I’ve always viewed the number eleven ~ written numerically~ (11) as a type of doorway that one can walk through; a portal of sorts. Whenever its 11:11 on the clock, or 11/11, I take a moment to imagine that if I were to walk through a magically appearing door, where would it lead me? Yep,…

ithaca, NY, Senior portrait photographer, upstate, Elmira, Horseheads photographer, best

12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 10

It’s DAY 10! The 12 days of Christmas Self Love Challenge has been shifting all sorts of things in me personally, and I’m going to lay it down the most powerful, transformative SELF LOVE challenge yet. Are you ready for this game changing strategy? Cue the Drake song…“you used to call me on my cell…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 9

Keeping in alignment with yesterday’s challenge. I’m going to encourage some deeper reflection as we move onwards into day 2 of this New Year, and day 9 of the 12 days of Christmas SELF LOVE challenge. Since we started journaling yesterday, I’m going to continue with a specific prompt for you to reflect upon. This ones…

ithaca, NY, Senior portrait photographer, upstate, Elmira, Horseheads photographer, best

12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 8

HAPPY 2019!!! It’s a NEW YEAR…and I want to get one thing super straight on this first day of the year. YOU DO NOT NEED A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION. Let me repeat that. You do NOT need a new year’s resolution. Anyone else feel that deep sigh of relief when I said that? I think…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 7

Its day 7!! woot…. I’m feeling super charged up with self love~ and I’m hoping its spreading its way outwards to you. Are you feeling the vibes yet? For Day 7 of the 12 days of Christmas ~Self Love Challenge, I’m going to throw my inspiration hands up to this young lady, Ms. Ana and…

ithaca, NY, Senior portrait photographer, upstate, Elmira, Horseheads photographer, best

12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 6

Ok folks, today I’m not messing around…its time to fully indulge in the love. Self love means sense love. Sense love means things that appeal to your senses. In this particular case, I’m talking about the taste buds…and I suppose the olfactory ones as well. So what exactly would the taste and smell buds make…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 5

Alrighty then, so now that we’re feeling all forest bathed up, and our serotonin is sky rocketed from yesterdays walk in nature. its time to have some fun. What self love challenge would be complete without getting yourself glammed up? For todays’ self love challenge, I’m giving you permission to buy yourself something! Yeppers, get…