through the lens of a camera…

Marian ParsonsKitchen, Photography67 Comments

I did a proper photo shoot in my kitchen last week and there was something therapeutic about it.  It was my first “real photoshoot” where I styled everything (removed the unsightly stuff like the toaster), used a tripod, tethered the camera, etc.  There is something about taking a picture of something that makes me love it more.  Well, maybe it’s … Read More

Romantic Homes Photo Shoot

Marian ParsonsPhotography32 Comments

Last October, I drove down to West Virginia to photograph the home of Melanie, from the blog Sweet Melanie, for Romantic Homes magazine.  This was the second time I was hired as a photographer and stylist for a magazine, so I had one shoot under my belt, but I am still very much a rookie. I stopped by Melanie’s house the night … Read More

how Society6 works

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business, Watercolors45 Comments

I’ve been asked how Society6 works by several readers, so I thought I would share for those who are interested in putting their own work out into the world (or for those who are just curious.) Step one is to create something you want to sell.  There are many categories of art available on Society6, so you can create anything from doodles … Read More

fall porch photo shoot

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business9 Comments

Thursday morning, I hit the snooze button a few times and then lazily scrolled through Instagram with one eye open until I felt like I could function enough to coax myself out of bed.  My throat had been sore for a couple of days and now I could feel that I didn’t just have a dry throat from the A/C running … Read More

behind the scenes | producing videos

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business10 Comments

I have been asked several questions about the videos I make, so I thought I would answer them all in one post, for those who are interested. Videos have been an on-again-off-again thing for me over the past few years.  I started them initially when I wanted to share how I made slipcovers.  I tried to write posts detailing how, … Read More

styling tips | for photo

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business14 Comments

Welcome to the third and final part of this “styling tips” series! If you missed the first two parts and want to catch up, the links are below… styling tips | for home styling tips | for retail In this part, we’ll talk about styling for photography.  This is the one that I do most.  I think even when I’m … Read More