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The Photo Sanctuary It’s about Inspiration. Education. And Conversation. It’s about community. Accepting where you are, reflecting on where you were, deciding which direction to go next. The basic premise is we are better together. Each of our community members has a unique perspective and collection of experiences, and our experiences, shared, are so much greater than our experiences alone. Here, we share our sessions, our tips and tricks, the things that have shaped us, the processes we have nailed down, and the love we have for capturing subjects and light and love and the moments we freeze in time. Join us. Adventure with us, learn with us. If there is anything we have learned from knowing each other, it’s that we probably can’t wait to meet you, too.

Featured Articles

Florida is for Family Sessions

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One of the best parts about being a photographer on the beach is, well THE BEACH. The little peninsula I…

Intimate In-Home

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This intimate session was actually photographed in a room full people!  Last November at the Over Yonder workshop in Asheville,…

So the workshop you went to was less than stellar; what now?

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It’s happened to many of us and it’s a pretty darn uncomfortable thing to talk about.  You know that feeling…

What Should Second Shooters get Paid?

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It’s a pretty common question in forums, facebook groups and anyone where wedding photographers seem to unite: what should second…

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Which Wedding Photography Workshop is the Best?

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  It’s the off-season right now; the time of year when photographers have the time to endeavor upon education and…

We are the Same. We are Different.

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We have cameras. and lenses. and so many opinions. We know what is best for ourselves, and we push all…

So the workshop you went to was less than stellar; what now?

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It’s happened to many of us and it’s a pretty darn uncomfortable thing to talk about.  You know that feeling you get in the very pit of your stomach after…

Dear One Night Stand Photographer

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The relationship between photographers and hair and makeup artists has always been… well it has always been much like a…

Being Your Best Advocate

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If you pay attention to wedding photographers in the industry, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve heard of Aaron &…