Commonly Asked Questions

Photography
What kind of camera do you use? 
I use a Nikon D300s and the lenses vary from a 35mm 1.4 to a Sigma 85mm 1.8 depending on the location we are shooting at. 

Do you have any tips for better blog photos? 
Yep! You can read about how to take better blog photos here. That post was so popular that I created a second in the series, "How to edit better blog photos" and you can view it here.  

Who helps take your photos? 
My wonderful boyfriend has helped me with taking them and I do some very occasional self-shooting with a tripod and remote trigger. 

What are you favorite photo editing apps? 
I cannot live without Snapseed and Afterlight! I always brighten and ton in Snapseed and then fix the ambient light in Afterlight. 

Once I've adjusted the brightness and contrast I always sharpen at 55 and then save to my camera roll. 


Shopping 
What are your favorite local places to shop at? 
In Kansas City I love Tulip on the Plaza, Anthro at Towne Center and The Coveted Home on the Plaza. For fun and funky things I love to visit Bunker in Westport. 

My favorite jewelry place is Hello Cheeseburger

In Wichita I love to shop at Pink Saloon, LOLA Boutique, Social Manor, Bungalow26 and The Workroom. 

Stripes or Polka Dots?
That's like asking whether I like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Twix better, you can't divide your love between two amazingly good things. However, polka dots are always my weakness. 

What are your favorite items in your closet? 
I really love my Tory Burch tote, my Madewell tote bag that is a workhorse and perfect for everything! 

I absolutely love my Nine West leopard heels that go with everything I own, or at least I tell myself that. These are my second favorite shoes. 

I absolutely love my two signature scents; Daisy and Tory Burch
HAIR
Is your hair naturally curly? 
Every single curl on my head is natural and is an untamed mess. And I wouldn't trade it for anything. In the future I will be giving tutorials for how I style my hair and products I use. It's taken me about 20 years but I have finally found the perfect combination of product.  

If you want to know more about how I take care of my hair, click here.

Who cuts your hair?
Do you have any recommendations? 
I currently go to Shelter Salon in Wichita and see Man Ha. She is a miracle worker and she styles mine and my two sisters' hair, my brother in laws and my nieces and nephews. Erin Medina at Salon Blush in Lawrence, Kansas. I cannot recommend her enough for your curly locks! 



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