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Welcome to the Maddie Ray Blog — home to all of the goodness I capture from both weddings and portraits. It’s the little things, I’m tellin’ ya.

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I have a deep love for “First Looks” and what they provide for my couples on their wedding days! They awesome, but not everyone is aware of how awesome they are because they get caught up in how “un-traditional” it is and they immediately write it off.  I can talk about those brides because I almost was one of those brides. I wanted a REACTION….I wanted Cody  to be so surprised and overcome with joy…

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It took me a long, long time to gain enough confidence to start charging clients a significant amount of money.  It was until I moved to Virginia last June that I felt like I really learned the value of what I do and how much people actually appreciate it.  There are so many things I feel like I don’t know when it comes to running a photography business, but I do feel like in the past couple of months I have gotten a handle on what it takes to follow the law and make sure my business is legit…

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Yep, you! You love photography, you have invested in a fancy camera, and you’re dying to really know how to use it. Everyone starts somewhere and even the most beginner DSLRs can create some amazing images IF you’re using them correctly. That’s right… I may have expensive gear, but I started where you are at and I still produced quality work.  Today, I’ll be sharing three not so secret “secrets” to help you fully use your camera and…

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