What’s in my Bag | TLM Productions

What’s in my Bag? | TLM Productions

I have been asked a few times what do I take out on a shoot with me. For me it really depends on what kind of shoot I am going to, since today I am heading out to a portrait session I’ll show you what I take with me. Before March I would pack everything I needed up in my Vanguard backpack style camera bag, now I use my style-ish over the shoulder Missy Mint Johansen camera bag. I love my Johansen because most people don’t realize that it is a camera bag, and you can use it for a girls night out without the camera gear. But what is inside is what you are all wondering I’m sure.

I am a Canon girl, sorry Nikon shooters, but I’m sure you will still get a few ideas. Well as I am a Canon girl at heart (as of now), I have my trusty Canon 70D, it was my first DSLR camera and has served me well.

For my lenses, I use all Canon lens: EF 70-300mm, EFS 18-135mm, and a EF 50mm.

The 70-300mm is able to “compress” the background to bring out the bokeh of the image. I like using this lens first because people can be shy at first. This lens allows for a little private time while warming up to camera.

A 18-135mm lets me in a little, I use this to come in and work closer to my subject.

The 50mm lens lends it hand in creating shallow depth of field pretty quickly and it’s great for close ups of rings for engagement sessions or props that were used during the session.

These are my go to lenses, that are by my side for you. Of course a few other things always find their way into my bag, like a much need wallet, chapstick because I am always putting it on, business cards, keys, spare battery and a few SD cards.

I love my TurtleTaylor camera neck strap.

Happy shooting.


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Voorhees, NJ Couple’s Session at RiverWinds in West Deptford, NJ | Xori and Nick

Voorhees, NJ Couple’s Session at RiverWinds in West Deptford, NJ | Xori and Nick


Xori and Nick were such a pleasure to work with. Xori had told me that she wanted to do a session near water because they love to go fishing on Nick’s Grandfather’s boat. After the weather sent rain on our original day, we rescheduled close to Thanksgiving and the weather was amazing! While it was a little chilly, there was no gusting winds or cool breezes.

I was so glad that I wore my rain boots so that I could get a few shot, because I had to backup into the Delaware River. I could feel how cold the water was through my boots! Freezing my feet was so worth it, because the quiet moments they spent whispering and cuddling were my favorites to capture.

You know a pose will be magical when, you hear them say this is my favorite.

Joy and Love.







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Happy 2nd Birthday Life! | Two years of Blogging

Happy 2nd Birthday Life! And fourth year of business | New Jersey Senior Photographer


OMG! I can’t believe that Life has been TLM Productions’ blog for two years! I feel like I just started blogging yesterday about my amazing clients and sharing some tips. I love taking care of Life, because everything with TLM is like taking care of a child. After all they say starting a business is like raising a child, while I don’t have any kids of my own yet, I do have a few furry babies. They are my world and sometimes drive me crazy with their games and fighting.

TLM  and Life are my babies and watching them grow has been amazing! To help me celebrate, all of TLM and Life’s moments the past year, my furry babies helped me with celebrate my other babies this year. We went to our local park to play and celebrate Life.


Joy and Love


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