Wes' Senior Prom Portraits | Misfit & Co.

Wes' Senior Prom Portraits | Misfit & Co.

You know that song, “Does he love me I want to know, How can I tell if he loves me so?" At one point in time I did believe the part of the lyrics that it was in his kiss, but the song is wrong in this case. These two share such a special bond, you can tell with the way they interact with each other, how they talk to each other, but most importantly in the way they look at each other - especially in the way Wes looks at Kayla when she’s not looking or preoccupied with a boutonniere.

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Lori's 39th Birthday Portraits | Misfit & Co.

Lori's 39th Birthday Portraits | Misfit & Co.

I first met Lori back in December when my husband and I hosted our very first Friendsmas, but it wasn’t until after Anthony was promoting the boudoir mini event I co-hosted back in February that we started talking about putting something together for her session.  After a couple of weeks we finally set a date, started piecing together and finalizing details. The morning of her session, a little birdie told me it was her birthday - so I packed up my equipment early and made a pit stop at the store to buy her some cupcakes and the cutest little floral arrangement to make her session a little extra special.

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How to Rock Your Boudoir Session | Misfit & Co.

How to Rock Your Boudoir Session | Misfit & Co.

Hey Ladies, let’s chat about boudoir sessions! If you’re reading this then you’re probably either curious, nervous, or have already booked a session. Boudoir photography has become increasingly popular over the past few years and for a very good reason. They allow us to escape the things that emotionally bog us down in our every day lives, pamper ourselves, creatively express our inner beauty and sexuality, but most of all empowers us to be confident in our own skin.

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Mattox Family Christmas Portraits | Misfit & Co.

Mattox Family Christmas Portraits | Misfit & Co.

I’m eternally grateful for each and every single one of you entrusting me to capture all the moments that matter the most to you and that you continue to support me in this never ending journey.

One of the awesome families I met this past year were the Mattoxs when they booked their Christmas portraits with us a couple of weeks ago. After the hectic schedules the holidays bring, I’m finally able to sit down and share their session with you.

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Your Guide to the Perfect Holiday Portraits | Misfit & Co.

Your Guide to the Perfect Holiday Portraits | Misfit & Co.

Christmas portraits are a BIG DEAL so that's why I've come up with a list of tips that could help you and your family get the perfect portraits this holiday season. I've broken down the list of tips into basic key factors you need to consider: who, what, where, when and how much; in order to make the process less hair-pulling kind of stressful.

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Why You Should Take Advantage of InstaMeets | Misfit & Co.

Why You Should Take Advantage of InstaMeets | Misfit & Co.

Over the summer I started to attend InstaMeets (if you’re not familiar with the term it’s basically a group of Instagram users who get together to take pictures and videos) that were organized by an old high school acquaintance and fellow photographer and I can’t express to you how much fun it has been.

Here’s a few reasons why I like them and you as a starting photographer, or even a starting model, should take advantage of them:

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Couple's Fall Portraits in Yellow Springs | Misfit & Co.

Couple's Fall Portraits in Yellow Springs | Misfit & Co.

Every day I am thankful that I’m slowly breaking through my introverted shell to create and capture moments like these, but what warms my heart the most is the friendships I gain with my clients.  I get to seem them grow and go through their own stages in life which is the most beautiful blessing of all.  I am excited to see what the future has in store for Kayla and can’t wait for our next adventure together!

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Choosing a Location for Senior Portraits | Misfit & Co.

Choosing a Location for Senior Portraits | Misfit & Co.

Photography is a form of art and storytelling.  Your portraits should reflect who you are, and you shouldn’t settle for just any old location – that’s why I have come up with some questions and examples to help you brainstorm locations for your Senior Portraits.

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Taking the Plunge from Hobby to Career | Misfit & Co.

Taking that plunge was (and still is) scary as HELL!

It’s scary because it’s new, unpredictable, irresponsible (since I didn’t have a lump sum of money saved), out of my comfort zone, and to be completely honest with you – I’m afraid of falling flat on my face.  I know that failing is all part of the process of success, but that doesn’t make it any less terrifying and I’m going to take a wild guess that since you’re reading this you feel the same way too.

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Saying Goodbye to My First Apartment | Misfit & Co.

I had no idea what was in store for me in the upcoming years when I signed that lease.  I experienced my first heart break outside of high school, I soon understood the responsibilities of being an adult when no one was paying half the rent, and why my mother worked so much when I was a kid.  Most of the twenty-one-year old’s that I knew were enjoying being a carefree adolescent when I was juggling three jobs to pay my bills and put gas in my car.

I don’t regret a single minute of it.  I would do everything over again in a heartbeat.

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Changing Your Mind | Misfit & Co.

I don’t know about you, but I have always felt this invisible pressure that I couldn’t change my mind especially now as an adult and as a business owner.  Can I just say this – what a load of rubbish!  As humans we are constantly learning and growing therefore the knowledge we gain will influence our decisions in life.  Where would you be if you hadn’t changed your mind at all – if you remained to stick with every original decision you ever made?

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Welcome to My Corner of the Web: Blog Introduction | Misfit & Co.

I’m a firm believer in the saying community over competition – everyone has their own unique trait that they bring to their industry and this world is full of too many negative things to be tearing each other down.  If I can help one person by sharing my success and failures through this blog, then I will write my little heart out just for you.

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