Posts by Alison Hathaway

Alison Hathaway is a wedding and lifestyle photographer with Red Shoes Photography, based in Denver, Colorado. She loves to travel and has been to (nearly) as many countries as she is old. Born and raised in West Michigan, Alison has lived on both the east and west coasts of the United States and is happy now to be right in the middle, near all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer. When she's not taking pictures, Alison enjoys hosting dinner parties, riding to happy hour by bike and practicing yoga.

Pin-Up Style Shoots: 5 Tricks of the Trade

Model Getting Makeup for a Photo Shoot

Boudoir photography has become very popular in recent years, and your job, as a photographer, is to make women feel their best, and to create the photographs to match. Here are five tricks of the trade to help you prepare for these sassy (and fun!) shoots:

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3 Interesting Ways to Use Flash Photography for Awesome Shots!

couple kissing in tree

Many of the situations you photograph will turn out just fine using natural or existing light. However, at other times, your photographs will really benefit from adding a flash. Here are 3 situations where using a flash will take your photographs from “meh” to “wow!”

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Precious Moments: How to Photograph a Newborn

newborn baby in blanket

Have you ever wondered how to photograph a newborn? While it may seem daunting at first, with a few tips and know-how, you can capture all the innocence and beauty that is a newborn baby! Here are the "dos" and "don'ts" to keep in mind when photographing a newborn.

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Picture Perfect Wedding: How to Get Your Photography Published

bride and groom in field

What better way to reach a larger audience than to have your work published in a blog or magazine? Getting your work featured is a great way to gain exposure and catch the eye of potential clients. Here are some tips on how to get your photography published to ensure success.

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Wedding Photography Kit: 4 Tips for Carrying Gear During A Wedding

Gear in camera bag Let’s face it: professional camera gear is heavy! And after a long day of running around, standing on your feet and the inevitable emotional stress that comes from making sure you capture all the photos you need to get, you will be sore and tired. It is a feeling I affectionately call the "wedding hangover". The way you carry (or don’t carry your gear) can make a huge difference in how you feel the next day. Here are some tips for carrying your gear on a wedding day, so you not only survive but also get all the right shots. Read more »

5 Tips For Successful On Location Portrait Photography

Baby and Dog Having a documentary style to your photography can help you capture a place in time, a phase in life and more. If you're ready to tell stories through your photography, explore five tips for taking authentic, environmental portraits families will love. Read more »

Commercial Photography Tips: 5 Pointers for Going Commercial

Four cupcakes in box Transitioning your business into the product photography world can be intimidating, but ultimately very rewarding. Commercial photography allows you to work with companies of all different kinds, photographing all kinds of products. And most importantly, it is a great way to make some money with your photography career! Here's five pointers for going commercial to help make your career a success! Read more »

What Do You Do When Friends Ask You to Photograph Their Wedding?

bride getting ready As a wedding photographer, situations will arise where friends and family will ask you to photograph their weddings. Some of these requests will be from a genuine love and appreciation of your work while others will be looking for deep discounts and even for you to do it for free. It is good to have a game plan in place for when these requests come in and to know in advance how you will handle them. Here are some helpful tips for this sometimes sticky situation: Read more »