Oh! The joys of starting a business! Everything is trial and error–and a lot of blog reading for advice, and scoping to find other ideas that might work better, and… you get the idea. Here is a little insight into the dramatic change. Every business has to account for paying its own expenses as well as paying the workers–even if the only worker is the owner. If I don’t pay myself then photography is only a self sustaining, very expensive… Read more »

If you normally see my posts on here, you might remember Megan and Tony from their adorable engagement session last fall. Well, last week, they tied the knot at that same spot where we took their engagement portraits. Their ceremony was very short and sweet, but oh-so-lovely!! We had a bit of time planned in for their portraits throughout the day and a reveal before the ceremony! It turned out to be a pretty chilly day. Thank you, Virginia weather,… Read more »

Hello there! I was perusing Pinterest, as I do (probably far too) often and came across advice that I would love to share with you. It’s a What to Wear guide that lays out the basics beautifully!   As a photographer, and not a stylist, it’s sometimes difficult for me to be able to explain why something looks great rather than just putting the pieces together and seeing it. This post from Paint the Moon puts it all into words… Read more »

Once again, things have slowed down on the front end of Metcalf Photography. I’ve been hard at work putting together the tiny details that will help make everything easy for you to get lovely pictures of yourself and your life’s big events. My hope is that everything will be so seamless, you won’t even notice all the little pieces that make setting up, having and ordering from your session a breeze! But! It’s still not fair for me to leave… Read more »

It’s a new year! And that’s the perfect time to plan new beginnings. If you’re still hunting for a photographer for your 2013 wedding, you should know about this sale! Between now and Valentine’s Day, you can get 13% off of the price of your wedding package. That’s a potential savings of almost $500! If you know someone who is planning their 2013 wedding, pass this on!! It’s too big to pass up!

Hello again! This has been some year! As usual, business picked up in the late fall and into winter, so I’ve been a bit busy; mostly photographing families and growing families, but a couple of graduation ceremonies thrown in too! I have to say, It’s a hard choice to make between what was my favorite shoot this season, but I think the winner would have to be this mama, who finally had time for a shoot the WEEK of her… Read more »

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege to take the engagement pictures of Megan and Tony in Dinwiddie. I’ve known Megan since she was a little girl, and it is amazing to see her fall in love with this wonderful man. The couple are planning a country chic wedding for next fall. We really wanted to express the relaxed nature of this hard-working country couple, but they are both very shy people. So we spent a couple of… Read more »

I’ve had a little time to play around with some new equipment and editing styles lately, and I have to say, I’m pretty excited. I also got some great shots of my son, so I though I might write a post and put a few up, and see what responses they get. Most of the day, my son just has to move. So I get to really practice my focusing skills. Not only that, he’s also so used to the… Read more »

I was meeting with a wedding client the other day and during our discussion I suggested she should think about hiring the second photographer as part of her package. She said something that other clients have said in the past, which is this, “Well, if it makes it easier on you…” Since she’s not the first bride to say this, I think it is something I should post about, so other brides (even if you’re not hiring me) can have… Read more »

I wanted to help get the word out about a worthy cause happening next week. It’s the 4th Annual Find a Cure Bash happening at the Petersburg Old Towne Civic Center on Friday July 20th. It’s hosted by a group who call themselves the Circle of Friends. Their friend, Theresa Tuck fought and lost the battle against cancer. Every year in her honor, these ladies throw a bash to raise money to benefit an organization that helps cancer victims and… Read more »