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Happy 7 Year Anniversary to Us!

by Jody on November 26, 2012, posted in Personal Fun

Today is our SEVEN year anniversary. Holy cow, where does the time go? It seemed like just yesterday we were dating and then getting married…

(Fall of 2004)

Being married has been really fun, but man, it has been so stinkin’ hard too. [click to continue…]



by Jody on November 22, 2012, posted in Personal Fun

Why do we give thanks?  What’s the point?

I personally think it helps give us perspective…

Zach and I have gone through some hard times this year.   I know that we all can relate in some sort of way.  Life isn’t easy and can sometimes be very cruel and even knock us to our knees at times.  I had a friend share the below verses with me from Psalm 77.  For those of you in a dark place, you can relate to verses 1-9.  But then I want to encourage you [click to continue…]

Not only Adorama is our favorite camera store to shop at, but did you know that they have a HUGE photographer’s resource called AdoramaTV? AdoramaTV has tons of videos from amazing photographers teaching and sharing their knowledge.

We have the privileged of being on Adorama TV and our episode aired today!

Click either image to watch the video!

In our AdoramaTV episode we explain our off-camera lighting gear and one of our techniques in creating awesome off-camera lit photographs! This video is found on our HARVEST DVD and can only be viewed in the bonus section of HARVEST or right here, on AdoramaTV. It’s a little fun bonus for all of you out there! [click to continue…]


Win a $250 Gift Card to Adorama!

by Zach & Jody on November 14, 2012, posted in Uncategorized,Vendor Spotlights

Could you use an extra $250 to spend at our favorite camera store, Adorama (which is WAY more than JUST a camera store)!  Is there some gear you have been dying to have?

Weeeeeell, you have come to the right place!  We are giving away a $250 gift certificate to Adorama this week!



Here’s how you can enter to win: [click to continue…]

We are super delighted to bring to you a Tuesday Tips & Tricks post from a fellow photographer and friend Katelyn James!


We met Katelyn a few years ago when she was new to the industry and now, four years later, her business is rocking and has been super blessed.

Let us brag on her for a moment – she’s not only one of the nicest people you’ll meet, but this lady has killer branding that you need to check out and her work has been featured everywhere! From Professional Photographer Magazine to The Knot, Southern Living Weddings, Virginia Bride, to big, high profile blogs from Grey Likes Weddings to Style Me Pretty to Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks – the list goes on and on!

Without any further ado, we bring you Katelyn!

Well HELLO to all the wonderful Zach and Jody fans out there!!! It’s such a huge honor to be over here on their amazing blog today!! I’m Katelyn James and I’m a wedding photographer based out of Richmond, VA. I share life with my sweet husband Michael and our little Bichpoo puppy, Bokeh! …. Yes, I named my dog “Bokeh”… NERD ALERT! So when Zach and Jody asked me to do a little guest post sharing some tips and tricks, I was so excited… until I realized I had to decide WHAT the post was going to be on! This was QUITE the decision!

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