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Moon Over Wedding MBA

Since we recently had a blue moon I thought I would share my moon story. The road to Wedding MBA (Merchants Business Academy) started easily enough; pack bags, go to airport, catch first flight to SLC, miss my flight from SLC to LAS because I forgot I was one hour ahead. Simple enough; right? I’ve been to Vegas a few times so getting acclimated didn’t take long (note to self: watch Barry Manilow at the Paris resort).

The first day of WMBA was exciting, fun and full of many people I wanted to meet. It started with Andy Ebon, a speaker I’ve highly admired for a long time. As the day progressed, my list of things I needed to do to improve my business became longer and longer. At the end of the day I met some great, hard working and passionate vendors from all across the country: Tracy and Kristi of Touch Marketing from Phoenix, Carmina Cristina a MUA (make up artist) from PA, and Renee Kopp of Celebrations Now also from PA.

Photography Tip: Getting The Best From Your Model

A Word On Location Scouting

A bat cave in El Nido Palawan, Philippines. My all time favorite location

Top 20 Cliché Wedding Photos

Cliche photo by Ashton Boni

Traveling Tips for Photographers

Travel and photography are closely connected to each other for me. As a photographer, I am always on a hunt for fresh subjects and new inspirations. Having been to over 20 different countries around the world, I think I am at a place to discern a thing or two about travel photography. Admittedly, over the years, I have committed a lot of mistakes: I’ve lost and destroyed equipment or parts of it, dropped bits and pieces in the water and even left gear in my hotel room. So here are some tips collected after all the travel adventures and misadventures I’ve participated in.

Santa Rita Fiesta, Pampanga, Philippines

My personal Olympics Moments

What To Look For In Your First Photography Studio

Are you ready to look into having your own studio? Do you know what you want and don’t want? I know I didn’t when I was ready. What really helped me is to look at other photographers studios and see what they have so I can decide what I want for my studio. This video is tour of my studio. I hope it helps you figure out what you want for you.

3 Things To Look For When Photographing Events

In the past 12 years I’ve covered over 500 events from music festivals to nightclubs to Christmas parties, to corporate functions. Barring the “look at me” photos (I will discuss this topic in a later blog) I can safely say 90% of the images can be put in one of 3 categories. These categories are what you should look for when covering any wedding, Christmas party, corporate party, or any other type of function .

The Camera Looks Both Ways

First of all I’m so sorry for being behind on my blog posts. I’ve spent the last month in the Philippines. I’ve had little to no Internet service, and a tight and busy schedule while I was over there.

Edzen at the Bellevue Hotel, Manila

What I’m Bring To The Philippines

Some of you have asked what I will be bringing to my trip to the Philippines. Here you go!