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Featured Photographer | Emma + Josh

Featured Photographers, Emma and Josh are a husband and wife photography team in Los Angeles, CA.  They LOVE connecting with their clients and cultivating friendships in the process of documenting their wedding days.  They love to have fun and it absolutely shows in the images that they create.  I love how they balance each other in their business and the valuable tips they have to share.  Meet Emma & Josh!  I mean you can’t not smile with these two!  🙂 How did you start in photography? Emma – We moved from LA to Seattle when I was pregnant and I picked…

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Featured Photographer | Melanie Grady Photography

Melanie Grady is one busy lady.  She splits her time between her namesake Melanie Grady Photography where she photographs classic and timeless wedding portraits and Bump and Bonnet where she photographs gorgeous family portraits that stand the test of time.  She is very focused on delivering beautiful portraits that will be heirlooms for generations to come.  She is careful to take into account every.single.detail and I think you’ll love hearing even more about her process and seeing some of her beautiful work!  Meet Melanie, isn’t she beautiful!? How did you start in photography? I started my formal training in the…

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Featured Photographer | Jenni Grace Photography

  I am so excited to be in charge of finding and interviewing amazing photographers for Colorvale’s weekly Featured Photographer. To start things out and give you a preview of what is to come, we thought it was only right for me to introduce myself! So, I am Jenni Grace. I’ve been in business for 11+ years and am just falling more and more in love with photography and the entire wedding industry every single year. I am in the process of branching out and really developing my destination portfolio that was put aside a little when I had my…

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When you get to see an “artist” become one

Image by Marie Masse It isn’t often that you get to watch someone become your biggest inspiration. Usually you find someone famous, you fall in love like everyone else and strive to be them, or at least like them.  But this is a much different story.  One I am blessed with.   A few years back a newbie photographer contacted me for a mentoring session.  Ehhhhhh … ok, fine, let’s do it.   “Yuk, she’s new … I will have to work to get her to  professional status,” my inner dialogue said.   I was sure this was just another…

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Stacie Jensen

Featured Photographer | Allebach Photography

  Mike is just one of those photographers that make you wonder, “where do you hang out and where do you find the coolest clients?” In case you’re wondering he hangs out in Pennsylvania but you may have seen him out and about (WPPI for example).  We tracked him down and asked him to give us a little insight into what makes him so awesome.   What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? I fell into it like many. Played in a band, photographed punk rock shows while I was a graphic artist. My job required me to do…

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Stacie Jensen

Featured Photographer | Dan Cripps

  Talk about Eye Candy Dan Cripps has mad skills when it comes to capturing   Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again? I like to think that I would! In reality, though, my interests and artistic expression could really take a number of forms. I’m not tied as strongly to the method of making an image so much as I am the act of making it. I want to create, the camera just happens to be the tool I have evolved with.   [Tweet “”I’m not…

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Featured Photographer: Tatiana Lumiere Photography

Featured Photographer: Tatiana Lumiere Photography Jaw-dropping gorgeous art! That is what comes to mind when we think of Tatiana Lumiere’s work. She honors the Goddess in every woman that steps in front of her camera.   What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? I’ve been around photography for a while, modeled a little bit, and been shooting non-stop since I got the camera… about 15 years ago.  I played with a film camera my father gave me for some time, and then switched to digital.  It was hobby in the beginning that grew into a business once…

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Featured Photographer: Katie Andelman

  Featured Photographer: Katie Andelman Photography This is a photographer that will stop you from scrolling through your newsfeed each and every time. Her fairytale, whimsical photos are something out of a dream. I love that her subjects come alive and stand out from the background. Certainly, you’ll be taken into a land of wonder and imagination looking at her images too.     What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? I have loved photography ever since I was a child. I use to dress up my dolls and take photos of them. Then in middle school,…

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Stacie Jensen

Featured Photographer: Tiffany Photography

Tiffany Photography Stacie stumbled upon this featured photographer right on Instagram! We love Instagram for finding new inspiration. This Senior Photographer has a knack for some seriously flawless edits!   What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? It happened when I was photographing a cousins quinceanera. From then on, I never put down my camera. Since we are all human, what is one of your business fears and how do you over come it? Well, you will always have a fear…even if you can’t point it out. Rejection…but, I always Pray!   How do you push yourself…

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Featured Photographer Interview: Urban Willow Photography

Urban Willow Photography We are so excited to have Lori with Urban Willow Photography be not only our next Featured Photographer Interview, but also a Red Carpet photo Contributor for Colorvale®. This Senior Photographer has got it goin’ on!!   What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? I love the excitement I see in a seniors face when they look at the back of my camera and say, “I look awesome!” It makes me feel good.  I started out doing shoots for pennies on the dollar…seriously… I felt wrong charging because honestly they weren’t that good.  But…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Niki Manning Photography

Niki Manning   I love newborns. I thought I wanted to be a newborn photographer, until I realized (to me!) how hard it is!! So when I come across a newborn image that is as flawless as Niki’s, I am immediately drawn in. I absolutely adore her simplicity and “less is more” approach. We are honored to have Niki Manning as Colorvale’s® Weekly Featured Photographer in this exclusive interview!     What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? I bought my first FILM SLR camera before my second child was born (approximately 12 years ago), wanted to…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Julie de Waroquier

Julie de Waroquier   When Stacie stumbled upon this photographer, she immediately sent me on a mission to see if she would complete an interview – and I can see why! This girl has blown both of us away with her beautiful creativity. We are thrilled she has agreed to be Colorvale’s® Weekly Featured Photographer this week. This fine art photographer knows how to not only think outside of the box with her style and vision, but when you look at the image, you totally get the story behind it right away. She has a way with connecting with her…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Katherine C. Clayton

Katherine C. Clayton   When I stumbled upon our weekly featured photographer, Katherine, and her photos, I was immediately intrigued by her self portraits. The way she shoots and processes is a true art form in my eyes. I knew we had to interview her & am thrilled she agreed! She makes me not only want to pick up my camera, but try something new.     What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? Is it fair to say that I feel like I have always been a photographer? Like many other photographers, I have had a camera…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Darling Photography

  Jennifer Smith of Darling Photography   I was captivated by this wedding photographer immediately. Jenn truly knows how to capture a couple in an authentic, intimate moment of love – this is not easy to pose, throw together, & fake. This leads me to believe that she has mastered connecting with her clients. And the motion in these images! Wow. You will love her too…     What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? I purchased my first DSLR in 2007, after always loving photographs in general, and started photographing everything. Flowers, animals, landscapes, people. I…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Brad Reed

  Brad of Todd & Brad Reed Photography We recently shared the weekly featured photographer interview with Todd of this incredible duo & now it’s Brad’s turn. I’ve followed this father/son photography team since I was a kid – visiting their Ludington gallery & being in awe of their photos of landscapes, nature, & wildlife in northern Michigan. I’ve always been drawn to their intense color and magic light found in their photos.     Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again?   Yes I would.  I…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Simply Bloom Photography

  Simply Bloom Photography We love this photography duo: Vania & Christine of Simply Bloom Photography. We chose them as our next Weekly Featured Photographer, because we are in love with their use of light and added dreaminess to every single one of their images. They don’t just wait for the right lighting conditions – they have mastered how to create dreamy images with each click!     Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again? Absolutely, there is no other filed we feel would let us express…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Ash Anger Photography

Ash Anger Photography We love this fellow Michigan photographer! She has submitted some amazing photos to us for use in before & after photos that we just adore. Ashley is an incredible Senior Photographer that goes the extra mile by giving her clients a boutique experience. She truly stands out from the rest!     Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again?   I wouldn’t even think twice! Not only do I love what I do, but I love the business side to it as well. Not…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Miss Missy Photography

Miss Missy Photography   Boudoir Photography certainly is becoming very popular these days, but Miss Missy Photography has taken it a step further…. or shall I say, a step back in time. I stumbled upon Miss Miss Photography on Facebook & was completely captivated! I thought this was a page with old pinup photos and then I realized that this is a photographer creating vintage pinup photos in our modern day! What a cool concept & she has mastered this niche. We had to reach out to her for a weekly featured photographer interview & are thrilled she wanted to…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Ike & Tash Photography + Motion

Ike & Tash Photography + Motion We love a good, clean edit & hot posing and fashion. It’s classy & timeless. If you agree, you’ll LOVE Ike & Tash & their incredible work. This weekly featured photographer is also a husband + wife team – how cool is that?!     Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again? Absolutely!  Its kind of like the old adage, whatever is worth having is worth working for.  This is hard work and it is time consuming work but it’s so rewarding! …

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Love and Water Photography

Shawn & Adam of Love and Water Photography When Stacie sent me the link for Love and Water Photography’s website, I got lost from my day & was entranced by their photos for about an hour. While seeking our next weekly featured photographer, there is nothing more moving than when I come across a site that seems to have a true niche to their work. You can feel their passion through their photos in comparison to those that dabble in a little bit of everything. And when you add some water to the mix, nothing but pure magic comes from…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Bluebird Pictures

. Bree Fowles of Bluebird Pictures . We all around love Bree & Bluebird Pictures over here at Colorvale®! I am so in love with Bree’s use of bright colors in her images. She is one of those photographers that it talented in many realms of the industry. I can’t look at a Baby Bluebird image without wanting another baby! And, she has this super sweet, sassy personality to boot! This weekly featured photographer has been one of my favorites since I started discovering other photographers earlier on in my own career & have continued to be inspired by her. I…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Tricia Toker Photography

Tricia Toker Photography After I received Tricia’s responses to our interview I immediately wanted to be her BFF. Maybe it’s her southern charm as she’s based in Atlanta 😉 Tricia is so down to earth & tells it how it is in this interview – it’s no wonder all of her High School Senior clients LOVE her! Read this weekly featured photographer’s interview til the end. You’ll love it – swear!     Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again? Definitely – it’s incredibly rewarding!  Hearing a…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Robby Cavanaugh Photography

Robby Cavanaugh Photography   I love Fine Art Photography, because it’s totally an insight to someone’s imagination. When I look at a Fine Art image, I think ‘wow, someone set that up to look exactly how it is.’ There is so much thought, passion, time, & creativity to this genre of photography that makes the process behind the photo just as beautiful as the final image. Sometimes I feel some of my photos are great only by chance. Then there’s photographers like this week’s featured photographer, Robby Cavanaugh, that have the ability to make their images EXACTLY how they want…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Jennifer Rozenbaum

Jenerations | Jennifer Rozenbaum   It’s about to get a little hot up in here, which I thought was totally appropriate for the month of love! How about a little Boudoir for our Weekly Featured Photographer post? This boudoir photographer is at the top of my list to be photographed by.     Intimate. Daring. Feminine. 3 bold, powerful words that define the Jenerations studio in Long Island, NY. Jennifer has this amazing talent to connect with her clients. She knows how to encourage her clients to own that inner-fierce woman inside of them that knows how beautiful she is.…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Sarah Ann Loreth Photography

Sarah Ann Loreth Photography   There’s nothing like taking what you imagine & producing it into a photo for all to see – making it happen. This is something that will take you out of your comfort zone, forced to trying new things & try again when it doesn’t quite work the first time, & put your whole heart & mind out there for the world to judge. Sarah Ann Loreth stops at nothing. If she dreams it, she does it. What could be more inspiring? She is a Fine Art Photographer from New Hampshire & this week’s Colorvale Weekly…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Keith Lee Studios

Keith Lee Studios   People talk about how it’s important to find your photography niche and usually I agree! Become a master in one area & growth from there. This week’s featured photographer, Keith Lee Studios, specializes in Weddings, Engagements, Boudoir, & Senior photography out of St. Louis. Every single type of shot is mastered here!!  EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. I die over the lighting, the composition, the creative set ups, the crisp, clean editing with some intense color pops. Keith Lee is a true photographer. Get to know him a little more:     Given all the hard work and hours involved…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Todd Reed

Todd Reed of Todd & Brad Reed Photography   This Featured Photographer is extra exciting for me to share! Being from Michigan, I can’t help but have a little bit of pride in our great State when looking at the images from this incredible fellow Michigan photographer!!! Todd is the dad of this father/son duo of outdoor photographers. My family has a cabin in northern Michigan. I’ve visited the beautiful, beach town of Ludington many times through the years. Every year, I’ve walked the pier out to the lighthouse on calm days, pictured below being hit hard with Lake Michigan’s…

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Weekly Featured Photographer: Lara Zankoul

Lara Zankoul   Over-underwater photography? There’s a concept I haven’t personally seen before & Lara Zankoul has mastered it! I was blown away when I first saw her images & couldn’t get enough. Be prepared to be inspired by this week’s featured photographer!     Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again? Surely! All the work involved is very fun to me: the brainstorming, the research, set preparation, the photoshoot itself and the editing. The quote “time flies when you’re having fun” totally applies for me with…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Lexi Vornberg

Lexi Vornberg   This week’s featured photographer is a Stylized Senior photographer & also founder of one of our favorite magazines, Lemonade & Lenses. I love her light editing style- the girls look both beautiful and natural! It’s certainly refreshing to see organic photos like these which take senior photography to another level!   Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again? Absolutely! Given all the blood, sweat, and tears I have poured into making my business what it is today when a mother comes to me crying…

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Stacie Jensen

Weekly Featured Photographer | Ailera Stone

Ailera Stone This week’s featured photographer: Wow. I have no words. Pure magic in her photos! I would die to be able to learn a thing or two from 22 year old Ailera Stone out of London. This girl is going to be around in this industry for a long time! Truly inspiring!     What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? I started taking pictures when I was about 15 and it was the thing I enjoyed doing most in the world. I did consider another career path which seemed safer (biology, medicine), but I just…

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Featured Photo Session with Amie Reinholz

My jaw hit the floor when I saw these Senior photos. Amie is known over here at Colorvale for her photographic gorgeousness & this session is no exception. We are so proud & honored that she edited this entire session using The Fixings Photoshop Action Set!     Here’s how this brilliant session unfolded: My name is Amie Reinholz and I’m a wedding and senior/fashion photographer in Montgomery, TX.  I’ve been in business for 3 years and in the last 2 years have really found my photographic voice and saw my work flourish.  Recently I began offering One on One…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | B Captured

B Captured Photography   If you want to add a little fun to your photos, you must look to Ky Luu of B Captured Photography out of Australia. I especially love the tack sharp, frozen motion to these images. You never know what to expect out of a group shot either – these aren’t your standard poses, folks – be prepared to be blown away by this week’s featured photographer!     What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? I have always had a passion for photography and 4 years ago, B Captured was born. Like everyone…

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Stacie Jensen

Weekly Featured Photographer | Alexandra Sophie

Alexandra Sophie    Are you ready to be blown away? Seriously, after reading this week’s Featured Photographer interview, you need to visit Alexandra Sophie’s site. I promise you will get lost in her art. Alexandra Sophie is an incredible fashion & portrait photographer – who recently moved to the most beautiful place on earth… Fiji. Could you imagine having her shoot your wedding there?!     Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again?  I don’t see my work or myself like a business. Earning money and making…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Hugh Whitaker Photography

Hugh Whitaker Photography   This featured photographer is one of my personal faves! You’ll totally want to bookmark his blog after reading this interview. Hugh has a true talent in creating storytelling images. I can look at some of his photos of brides & feel what they must have felt on their big day. Or looking at the little details he captures, like the ribbon from the bride’s dress (pictured below), captivates me to see more. He certainly will see something in a scene that most would miss- which makes for some serious blog eye-candy if you ask me!  …

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Weekly Featured Photographer | David Olkarny

David Olkarny   My husband isn’t into photography like I am. When I came across David Olkarny’s website, I was so blown away that I made my husband browse David’s images with me. Even my husband was blown away by David’s work – he’s “really cool” according to him. My fingers couldn’t type fast enough to ask David to be one of our Featured Photographers! If I can make a fan out of my husband, I KNOW you will just die over David Olkarny’s photos. He can certainly turn all of his visions into photographic works of art!   .…

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Weekly Featured Photographer | Kitty Gallannaugh

Kitty Gallannaugh   Words cannot explain how excited I was when Kitty agreed to participate in this interview! When I stumbled across her blogsite, I couldn’t get enough & found myself lost in her images. She sees the world in a whole new way. As I read her email response, I could hear her speaking in her adorable London accent & just loved her even more. And the most incredible thing, Kitty is only 23! I can only imagine where she is going to take this career… I would love to fly to London & meet Kitty & see the world…

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Stacie Jensen

Weekly Featured Photographer: Pauly Pholwises

Pauly Pholwises Photography I am drawn to photographers that appear to have the ability to create a deep connection with their clients through their work. I believe being able to connect with your client can take your photos to the next level, because you can draw out whatever expression you are trying to achieve. Pauly Pholwises is great at this! His subjects always appear natural & relaxed- which is no easy feat & why I think he is an inspiration! .   What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? What made me want to be a photographer…

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Stephanie McFarland Photography | Weekly Featured Photographer

Stephanie McFarland Photography   I was thrilled with Stephanie agreed to the interview, because she is certainly a photographer to look up to. I have two little ones at home & find it hard to find balance between work & being a mom. Stephanie is getting ready to have her sixth little one! (Yes, you read that right!). And looking at her images, she makes it all look so effortless – I totally admire her!     What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer? My grandfather is a photographer and I wanted to be just like him…

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Featured Photographer: Velvet Owl Photography

Heidi Haden of Velvet Owl Photography   Velvet Owl Photography is certainly one of THOSE photographers that make my eyes light up when I see her photos in my Facebook newsfeed. Her clean edits & incredible connection with her clients to get them to relax & appear care free during their shoots is so inspiring to me! She makes me wanna get out & shoot!   . Given all the hard work and hours involved in the photography business would you choose this line of work again? Yes. I most definitely would. I believe photography is where I should be…

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Featured Photographer: Marie Masse Photography

Marie Masse Photography   Have you ever looked at a photo of your past & it was like your senses came to life? You remember how you felt about those in the photo, how happy you were doing whatever you were doing, you were quickly brought back to a special place, or something in the photo was almost a forgotten memory until you saw the photo? Marie likes to document people’s lives as they are so that these things can be cherished for life & shared with future generations. Whether she’s photographing a family or a couple, she likes to…

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