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HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WHEN WORKING FROM HOME

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Posing Prompts for your next couple's session

Have you ever shown up to a session, and after only a few minutes of shooting your clients, you completely froze up? Once they both stepped in front of your lens, you tried a few of your “go-to” poses, and then… jus went blank…?    Been there too, girl! 🙋🏻‍♀️     Honestly, it wasn’t until […]

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do photographers need to be blogging?

I’m often asked by other photographers, “Do photographers need to be blogging?” “Should I start a blog?” “Do you think blogging is dead?” “Will having a blog actually help grow my photography business, or is it a waste of my time?” All which are valid questions. And in short, my answer is: no, blogging is […]

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A little over a year ago, I launched this pretty little site you’re on today! I seriously can’t believe it’s already been a year. But I REALLY can’t believe I’ve been blogging almost every single week – consistently. 😱 (If you’re a blogger, you know that’s somethin’ to party about!) 🎉 There are 52 weeks […]

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I’m boutta take ya’ll to biz CHURCH when it comes to photography business investments. You ready!?   $55,000.00 ⁣💸 That’s how much I’ve spent on just my photography education so far over the last five years, without a dime of debt. That was my money; the money I earned from sessions that I poured straight […]

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So you’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge and start building your photography website – (whoop whoop!)  I couldn’t be more excited for you to take this next step, and I know it’s going to next-level your brand for real – especially if you’ll do it right! Having a website to showcase your work […]

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Prior to using Lightroom, I was doing ALL of my image editing, one by one, in Photoshop. It would take me literally FOREVER to get images to my clients. The culling process, editing process, and delivery process would take me at least two weeks non-stop, and that’s if I didn’t do anything else – at […]

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You’ve recently started your photography business, and you’re super pumped to finally be chasing this dream. The only problem? (Well, one of them anyway.) Client communication… It makes ya sweat. Big time. No worries, we’re gonna fix that friend. 😎But first? We’ve gotta chat about some “not to-do’s” before we chat about all the to-dos […]

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Feeling like a professional photographer when you’re just starting out is an absolute STRUGGLE. There are SO many factors causing you to feel inferior to other photographers around you: from not having a workflow, to not having contracts or a “system” for booking people – and not having the “brand” it seems like the other […]

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I used to do it all wrong when it came to client communication. 🙈 I responded to all of my inquiries with the typical “photographer response” that went a little something like, “ Hi [name!] I’m SO excited you reached out, and am beyond honored you’re considering me as your photographer! I’ve attached my investment […]

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Whether it's an adventurous elopement on the shores of Bali, or an intimate wedding in someone's backyard, here's the celebrations of love.



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I'm sharing all my recent sessions with couples, (literally all over the world,) over here on the blog.



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Here I'm showcasing female entrepreneurs; from models to hairstylists, graphic designers to makeup artists, and influencers to photographers...



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I'm peeling back the layers on running a faith-based business, life as a married woman, and navigating this *crazy* world as a Christian.



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