Along with my beloved family portrait sessions and heirloom sessions, I’ve been scheduling more and more Chattanooga branding photography sessions. You can read more about those services here. For me, serving clients in a new way has been a fun challenge. More importantly, there’s a lot of joy in getting to know other business owners […]

Commercial and Brand Photography, New Mama Resourses

January 29, 2024

Chattanooga Branding Photography For Embodied Pelvic Health

Pelvic floor therapist at Embodied Pelvic health leads patient through exercises with ball.

Flash photography is a vital skill for any portrait photographer to have, especially for indoor sessions. In today’s post, I will be discussing some of the most common tricky lighting situations I encounter during in-home photography sessions and when to use flash photography. Low Light Conditions Generally, in discussing when to use flash photography, low […]

No Fear Flash

December 27, 2023

When to Use Flash Photography

Detail image of stuffed animal and pillow in baby boy's nursery

Are you in search of the perfect Christmas Party Dresses for the 2023 Holiday Season? Then look no further! Chattanooga’s boutique Savannah Taylor has all of the feminine sparkle and glamor you could possibly need. They offer women’s styles as well as many bump friendly maternity Christmas dress options. Even if you don’t live in […]

Commercial and Brand Photography, Planning Your Chattanooga Photography Session

December 18, 2023

Christmas Party Dresses

Models offer cheers at Christmas Party brand photography session

Looking for a brand photographer for your company? My name is Kelley Hoagland and I’m a brand photographer based in Chattanooga, TN. It’s no secret that we live in a highly visual world. Truly, the demand for new content is ever present. Did you know that Etsy found through its customer research that good product […]

Commercial and Brand Photography, Family Photography Sessions

December 14, 2023

Brand Photographer

Chattanooga brand photographer Kelley Hoagland holds camera

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

HOW TO FIND A PHOTOGRAPHER
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 […]

Commercial and Brand Photography, 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