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

cottages & bungalows photo shoot

Marian ParsonsPhotography34 Comments

Last fall, I received an e-mail I wasn’t expecting.  I had worked with Cottages & Bungalows for years as a contributor to their DIY essentials column, but when the editor asked me to work for them as a photographer and stylist, it was a total surprise. I felt like I could do it, but I was really, really intimidated. I … Read More

BHG Kitchen Photo Shoot

Marian ParsonsPhotography17 Comments

Two whole years ago, a stylist and photographer came to my home to photograph my kitchen for the Better Homes & Gardens special interest publication “Kitchen + Bath Makeovers.”  I was beginning to think the shoot ended up on the cutting room floor, but then it appeared in the Spring 2015 issue! …and now that it’s out in the world, … Read More