November 30, 2016

I can’t believe I’m only two days away from launching the new Andrew Smith Photography website!! If you couldn’t tell I’m beyond excited to share it with all of you! I decided a few months ago to start redoing my website because as my business has grown I have developed my style, as well as […]

November 29, 2016

It’s day TWO of this weeks giveaways, and today I’m giving away a TWO hour engagement or anniversary session! It’s almost engagement season, so this would be the perfect opportunity at a chance to get one! Winner must be located around the Cleveland/Akron area (unless you’re willing to pay for travel of course..;) ) The […]

June 1, 2015

Happy Monday!! I’m so excited to share with you the first of many Monday Motivation posts to come! If you didn’t get a chance to read my first post today then be sure to check it out! (Explains what this post is all about) Since I want to start sharing with you things I find […]

June 1, 2015

I’ve now been a full time photographer for 7 months, and during the transition I have come to learn how to prioritize and run an efficient business! The key word: PRIORITIZE. This doesn’t necessarily even mean prioritizing in my business! Over the last few months I have learned how to prioritize other areas of my life. My health, fitness, finances, relationships, etc. Believe it or not my business is one of my last priorities!

You may think I’m crazy for doing that, but this doesn’t mean that all my time is dedicated to other things other than my business, and that I don’t care about it. I spend quite a lot of time on it, but significantly less time than I use to. You might think that by spending less time working I’ve negatively impacted the business, but it hasn’t one bit! It’s growing faster than ever, and I couldn’t be more excited!

March 20, 2015

It should come to no surprise that Emily and I LOVE to get photos taken of the two of us. We want the story of our relationship told over time, and that requires every now and then having certain moments captured in time. When we traveled to Charleston last summer we had the very talented Katie Capo take some photos of us. We can now look back at those photos and remember how amazing our time in Charleston was. 

Before we left for WPPI in Vegas I knew that it would be the perfect time and location for another round of photos. It was going to be the perfect opportunity to get some because, um okay a thousand photographers were going to be there…It was a no brainer! Despite having quite the selection the choice of which photographer we wanted to capture our Vegas adventure was also a no brainer.  Without hesitation I reached out to Matt Kennedy! I’ve been following Matt for a couple years now, and had the incredible opporunity to mentor with him last year! 

March 12, 2015

I have been so excited for the last few weeks about sharing this post! A couple weeks ago Emily and I left for Vegas for WPPI! For those who don’t know what WPPI is; It is the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Essentially a week of photographers from all over the world coming to Vegas to learn, meet new friends, and find out what’s new and exciting in the wedding and portrait world. Although I’ve been photographing weddings for a little over three years this was my first time ever getting to go to WPPI! 

 

March 10, 2015

Okay, okay… I know I’m a little late on this post, but it was hard to get to when I was partying my face off, and of course learning a TON at WPPI! (Which I will get to later this week). I’m actually writing this post as I fly 30,000 ft above Iowa. I won’t […]

February 3, 2015

Winter engagements are slowly becoming my favorite to take! (I emphasize the slowly.) Despite the cold I’m so thrilled with how amazing the photos always turn out, and my couples always look so great all bundled up and in love! This engagement session with Corie and Mike was the perfect example for such a session. […]

February 2, 2015

It’s hard to believe that it is already February! Wedding season is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited! Despite only having one wedding in January it sure has been a busy month. I’ll admit since I went full-time photographer last October it has been difficult to find a comfortable pace for […]

January 30, 2015

I introduce to you Amy! Believe it or not we actually connected on Instagram when I was down in Florida at my parents over Christmas! After a couple messages back and forth we finally made a shoot happen, and it was a blast! We decided we wanted to do some fun beach photos, and headed […]