1. YES GIRL! I’m so stoked you’re blogging now, this was such a good post!! Can’t wait for next Fridayyyyyy! 🙌🏽

  2. You’re the greatest. Just wanted you to know that.

  3. Gaylin Howbert says:

    Alllll of this !! Also stoked you have launched a blog ! Thank you ! xx

  4. Tori says:

    Woooo!! Can’t wait to read all of your blog posts! I love the idea of meeting for food or a drink beforehand, it helps establish that this is a friendship much more than a business exchange! <3 So awesome!!!

  5. Molly McDowell says:

    This is amazing. I’m an up-and-coming photographer about to go off to college and you’ve confirmed a lot of questions I have. Thank you so much! Can’t wait to subscribe!

  6. This was so great and helpful! Thank you!

  7. Tara says:

    Love this, Evie!

  8. Matty Teague says:

    You’re disarmingly cheerful, never loose that! Love ya girl friend!

  9. Alex Bradley says:

    SO helpful!! thank you for sharing your knowledge/advice with the rest of us!!

  10. Meg Lawson says:

    LOVE THIS. Preparing for a shoot after a couple of months off and I started getting nervous to get back behind the camera and I seriously am already more excited. Cannot wait until the heart workshop in December to finally meet you!!! xoxo, Meg 🙂

  11. Adam says:

    Evie, you really are so crazy talented and generous for sharing your information & tips with us. This blog post is invaluable and I wanted to thank you for what you do. You’re a huge inspiration 🙂

  12. Susana says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! I’m feeling super inspired and I feel a new passion for truly being in the moment with you couple & creating actual raw moments! Forever grateful for your words of wisdom 🙂

  13. Erika says:

    So I am just finding about The Heart University so I am doing some MAJOR research and let me tell ya… I don’t know how I went this long without knowing about you or Lindsey or The Heart University itself. I am so glad I stumbled across this! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! This is exactly what I needed to read. I am feeling so inspired by you and Lindsey both.

  14. Kayla says:

    I love this!! I’m totally guilty of trying to stay professional and not letting my personality shine. NO MORE!! My question though is how do you factor breaks in session time? I always feel like I’m cheapening the experience if I don’t shoot as much as possible.

    • Evie Rupp says:

      That’s a great question! Think of it this way: if you’re shooting non-stop, but it’s mediocre shots because everyone’s worn down and doesn’t have space to breathe, does that enhance the experience? Or cheapen it in and of itself? In my opinion, it doesn’t do a single thing to add value to the session or the photos. I factor in enough time with my shoots that I know I can take plenty of breathers if I need to and still get them a bulging-ly full gallery. 🙂 (It’s one reason I don’t do sessions less than an hour. Let’s say I only shoot for 45-50 minutes, with the breathers, etc. That’s still PLENTY of shooting + photos for my clients!)

      Hope that helps, girl!!!

  15. Anna says:

    Thank you Evie! I stumbled upon your instagram about a year ago when I was just feeling the desire to pursue photography as more than just a side hobby of taking photos for friends. I watched an insta story where you were talking about some of the things you mentioned above and put them into practice immediately. I had a session the next day, and it was a complete game changer. I was SHOCKED about how much difference it made, in myself and my photos. Thank you for being so willing to teach others! <3

  16. Joseph says:

    Awesome, things like this really help that journey outside of the box. Thankyou

  17. Emily Ruth says:

    This is so genuine and helpful! You’re amazing girl!

  18. Haley says:

    Loved reading this so much! So much inspiration and good tips. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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