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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to adventure out with a few photographer friends to explore the Columbia River Gorge. I brought a few dresses from the new Client Closet, some flowers from the incredible Elle & Lu Flowers in Dundee, and we made some magic happen! This chance to stretch my creative […]

If you’re anything like me, finding something to wear for your photo session can be a little overwhelming. I go through my closet first, usually, and everything is your standard mom-wear: t-shirts, shorts, and jeans. But I think portrait sessions are really a great time to dress up a little bit! A swishy dress adds […]

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**This blog post contains excerpts from The Blogging Bundle Ebook, coming Spring 2021!** Staring down an empty blog on your website?  Trying to plan out your blog calendar, but don’t have any new sessions to share?  Sitting in front of a blank “Add New Post” screen and feeling totally…lost?  It happens to everyone!  Especially during […]

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Since there aren’t any sessions going on during quarantine, I’ve been using this time to do all the behind the scenes homework that photography businesses normally do in January.  I thought I’d pop on to the blog and share some how-to posts on each of these things! Today I’m sharing with you how I do […]

Gosh, a lot can change in a few weeks. Just two weeks ago, I was blogging about my plan at SSP to serve my clients best during the pandemic. Since then, we’ve had several orders and extensions of orders from the federal and state government as the virus keeps expanding. So, I thought I’d pop […]

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Things are getting REAL out there, friends. In the last day or two, there have been so many announcements about closures due to COVID-19 that I can barely keep up. I understand the worry. I’m no stranger to it–anxiety and a phobia about germs has been with me a loooooong time. So the frequent handwashing? […]

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It’s time for another round of Creative Retreat Planning!  If you’ve ever dreamed of creating a space where you and others in your industry can laser focus on your goals and plan out the big dreams of your business, a creative retreat is for you!  It’s a little bit soul-searching retreat, a little bit mastermind […]

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The desire to do a creative retreat starts small–the realization that your daily to-do list has overtaken all of your time, the unfinished big business projects, the constant feeling of running the hamster wheel that all small business owners run to keep things GOING!  A retreat won’t instantly solve all those problems, but it’s the […]

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This post has been on my to do list for a while now (okay, years), and to be honest it’s ALWAYS changing!  When I first started around 2010, I stalked every single photography blog I could find and pretty much read and watched whatever they told me to!  There are definitely way more resources out […]

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