Are you already using your camera in manual mode, but still looking for some tips as to how to take better photos in camera? Stick around. This post is for you! I will detailing some small adjustments that can make a HUGE impact on the look of your photographs. If you are specifically looking for […]

No Fear Flash

September 5, 2023

How to Take Better Photos

Screen shot of Chattanooga photographer's portfolio in camera app on phone.

In today’s post, I’m going to dive into the debate of flash modes and explain my rationale of Manual vs TTL flash. When I first started diving into flash, I found all of the new modes and settings to be very confusing. I was hard to know where to start. My first few attempts at […]

No Fear Flash

August 28, 2023

Manual vs TTL Flash

Manual vs TTL Flash? Which is better for using flash for indoor portraits

Maybe you’re thinking the time to schedule an annual family session has come. Perhaps your family is expecting a new member and you would love some newborn photos. If you’re wondering how to find a photographer, you’ve come to right place. Indeed, not will I discuss the basics of finding a photographer, but how to find the right photographer for your family in this article. Believe it or not, there are a lot of factors to consider beyond availability and price. If you hope to find an artist who best fits for your family’s needs, keep reading!

The Basics of How to Find a Photographer

Chances are, even if you live in a small town, several photographers are booking clients in your area. If nothing comes up when you do a quick google search for photographers in your area, try searching with the name of nearby larger towns or cities. Many photographers willingly travel for sessions. However they may charge a small travel fee if the location is outside of their typical radius.

Instagram and Facebook serve as two other great platforms for searches. A photographer’s profile can help give a little more insight into their personality through their captions and “day in the life” posts. Photographers typically display their most recent work on social media platforms. Have any of your friends recently posted professional photos on social media that you loved? Reach out to them to find out what photographer they used and how the overall experience went…

Planning Your Chattanooga Photography Session

August 21, 2023

How to Find a Photographer

How to find a family photographer when you have young children.

Sometimes the first big step of learning how to use flash is fully understanding how your equipment works. There are so many buttons and settings! I remember feeling really overwhelmed at first and wondering in frustration “Why is my Godox Flash not firing?”. Expecting your flash to fire and nothing happening is the worst, especially […]

No Fear Flash

August 17, 2023

Why Is My Godox Flash Not Firing?

On Camera Flash set up. When should you use on camera flash or off camera flash? Why is your Godox flash not firing? Manual vs TTL Flash

The moment I stepped out of my car at this Georgia vineyard, I felt like I had been transported to the Californian or Italian countryside. CloudTree Vineyard‘s 40 acre property sits on top of lush rolling hills. One not only enjoys beautiful views of their 10 acres of grapes, but a priceless view of Pigeon […]

Family Photography Sessions

July 27, 2023

Georgia Vineyard: CloudTree Vineyard

Landscape portrait of Georgia Vineyard CloudTree Vineyard in Lafayette, GA

Hey Photographer! Do you love the bright, neutral look but wonder how to take light and airy indoor photos? Lighting for indoor photo sessions can be tricky. In this blog post I’m going to share 3 tips that have really helped make my indoor work more consistent and bright. Curious about my work? Check out […]

No Fear Flash

July 13, 2023

How to Take Light and Airy Indoor Photos

Tips for how to take light and airy indoor photos. Image of in-home newborn session with Godox Flash

Hi! In case we haven’t met, I’m Kelley Hoagland a maternity and newborn photographer in Chattanooga, TN. In today’s post, I want to share some tips for planning your photography sessions. My biggest recommendation is to schedule maternity and newborn photography sessions at the same time. Meaning, when you’re scheduling your maternity session go ahead […]

Maternity Photography Sessions, Newborn Photography Sessions

July 12, 2023

Maternity and Newborn Photographer

How to find a photographer. Images of couple with newborn in french country nursery

Considering scheduling fall family photos in Chattanooga? The fall is a particularly popular time to schedule an outdoor photography session, whether it be annual family photos, senior photography sessions, or a maternity session. The scenic city usually shows off its beauty with vibrant foliage. The weather tends to remain temperate (sometimes downright warm) until almost […]

Planning Your Chattanooga Photography Session

July 5, 2023

Fall Family Photos In Chattanooga

Fall Family Photos on Lookout Mountain with Fall foliage

Jumping into the world of flash photography feels very confusing. What type of equipment should one purchase? What do all of these settings mean? How should one set it all up? Today, let’s discuss whether Off Camera Flash or On Camera Flash is more appropriate for your indoor photography work. In case we haven’t met, […]

No Fear Flash

July 3, 2023

Off Camera Flash or On Camera Flash?

Portrait taken of my daughter using one on camera Godox flash.

Maybe you’re in the process of booking a newborn photographer, or maybe you’ve already completed you newborn photography session. Have you thought about how to display your newborn photos? As a photographer, I realize that I’m biased. However, newborn photos truly are priceless heirlooms from a very special time in your family’s life. Don’t go […]

Newborn Photography Sessions

June 27, 2023

How to Display Newborn Photos

how to display newborn photos - 20x30 wall art with gold frame with Chattanooga lifestyle newborn photographer