35mm, 50mm, 85mm Comparison | Lens Review

For photographers, like myself, who shoot primarily with prime lenses, there are several great lens options to choose from for portraiture.  With so many lens options out there, how do you know which to use, specifically for headshots?  The focus of this comparison review will be on the three focal lengths that I find most […]

April 27, 2020

April, Education, Gear, Photography

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM | Lens Review

One of my all-time favorite lenses is the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens. It is a lens that I recommend to any and every wedding and portrait photographer!  It is a phenomenally sharp lens that creates absolutely incredible photos. In addition, it boasts something that other 85mm lenses do not have: image stabilization. […]

April 24, 2020

April, Education, Gear, Photography

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM | Lens Review

Believe it or not, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens actually played a large role in my decision to become a professional photographer.  We had just welcomed our first baby into the world, and almost overnight I became a beaming, proud father constantly taking photos of every movement my son made. When my sister […]

April 22, 2020

April, Education, Gear, Photography

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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM | Lens Review

At the time Canon announced their new mirrorless system, one of the first lenses they released was the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens. At the time, there were very few online reviews for me to make an informed decision, so I decided to wait a few months before purchasing the lens.  Though […]

April 15, 2020

April, Education, Gear, Photography

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM | Lens Review

Hands down, the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens is the best lens I have ever used!  In the wedding photography industry, it is imperative that we provide the highest quality images possible, and this lens delivers just that to our well-deserving couples! As long as I have been a wedding and portrait photographer, the […]

April 8, 2020

April, Education, Gear, Photography

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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM | Lens Review

The Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens has been in my bag since nearly the beginning of my career. As a wedding photographer, my goal is not only to capture beautiful moments, but to tell the full story of a wedding day by documenting context and events in both large and small spaces.  This lens […]

April 1, 2020

April, Education, Gear, Photography

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Rome, Georgia | Adventures

We had the tremendous privilege of getting away for a few days at the CONNECT Marriage Retreat for Creative Professionals this spring!  Not only was this getaway a chance to refresh and recharge for the year ahead, we also learned from an incredible team of speakers and entrepreneurs and met some amazing new friends from […]

April 25, 2019

Adventures, April, Shane Long Photography, Travel

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Our Top 100 Wedding Venues | Photography

We have had the privilege of photographing weddings at hundreds of Minnesota’s & Wisconsin’s most incredible wedding venues!  If you are looking for a wedding venue to host your big day, check out our top 100 venues we’ve photographed for inspiration! 317 on Rice Park, St. Paul A’bulae, St. Paul Almquist Farm, Hastings Aster Café, […]

April 23, 2019

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Minneapolis | Spring Engagement

Taylor and Sean drove all the way to Minneapolis for their engagement session from one of our favorite cities: Chicago!  We had scheduled their session for April, not knowing what Minnesota’s weather would bring.  Little did we know, there would be yet another blizzard just a few days before their session!  With February 2019, the […]

April 16, 2019

April, Engagements, Spring Engagements

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Orlando, Florida | Adventures

For spring break this year we went to Orlando, Florida!  No, we did not visit Disney World…but we did get a small taste of it at Disney Springs!  One of our favorite things to do when we travel is to find ALL. THE. DEALS!  We knew Orlando was in the books so we started to […]

April 11, 2019

Adventures, April, Shane Long Photography, Travel

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