Please don’t ask a photojournalist to do this…

People have asked me a couple times to do a certain task since I’ve been a working (photo)journalist – sometimes jokingly and sometimes with a straight face.

“Can you just Photoshop this for me?”

I know because of the Internet – between memes, trolls claiming any interesting photo is Photoshopped and the occasional and unfortunate photojournalist who does alter a photo – people know the capabilities of Photoshop and would love for me to give them a facelift or fix their sign in post-production.

Yes, I can. No, I won’t. Continue reading

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Karla + Taylor

Well, I’ve been crazy busy this month. Like, whoa. I worked three Saturdays in a row (not really a big deal but it turned my five-day work week into a six-day work week with a slightly shorter day later on), started the name-changing process to officially become a “Spencer,” wrote some really neat stories for the paper, shot a video for the paper and shot a wedding with my husband this past weekend.

The beautiful rings!

The wedding was of our friends Karla and Taylor. TK and Taylor grew up together and are part of the same crazy group of friends I simply refer to as “the guys.” They are the most fun and caring group of people I’ve met and they make any gathering – including weddings – a blast.

Since I haven’t been great about updating lately, I’ll go ahead and give you some samples of this wedding. Again, very fun! TK and I haven’t shot a wedding since August so we had to practice last week a bit. Continue reading