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Joyful photographer & videographers, lovers of film and chasing golden light.

MEET Holly & Grant

Sometimes when you’re scrolling through social media, you see all these beautiful images. And if you’re like me, the first thing you think is, “how the heck do they make their photos look so amazing?!” Well, most of these people use editing apps! When I first got into photography, I was convinced people just knew how to take photos straight in camera that looked amazing. This usually isn’t the case though. Almost every person you follow, uses something to edit their photos to make them look amazing. That’s what today’s post is about! I’m posting some of my favorite before and afters so that you can really see what my photos look like straight out of camera, and then edited!

Each photographer has a unique style of editing, so each before and after is going to look different. However, I think this is a really fun way to see the magic behind the images that each photographer creates!

So, if you really liked this post, comment below and let me know!


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Before & Afters


Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017


Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lauren, Levi, and Lukas joined me for the most wonderful morning on their family farm. We had so much fun chasing chickens, driving through their back fields, and hanging out in their house with their pups. They are expecting their second little one any day now and we cannot wait for them to arrive!

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Logan + Makayla chose Camp YoliJwa in Doubling Gap as the background for their engagement session. We had a breezy beautiful fall day and managed to get the last of the fall colors before the leaves all fell. It was been an honor to be friends with these two throughout the years, watching them grow […]

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