SHOUTOUT TO THE WOMEN WHO RAISE BUSINESSES AND BABIES!
As a mother and business owner, I am guilty of not always feeling like the most professional business woman out there. I've spent years balancing a business while raising two children and all too often in these past years have...Read more
PROFESSIONAL PRINTING LABS THAT PHOTOGRAPHERS LOVE TO USE!
(Prints by: The Northwest's Premier Film Lab — PhotoVision, Photo Boxes by: Make & Stow: Handmade wood boxes) Wondering who everyone is using as a professional printing lab? I did too, so I did a massive poll collecting data from hundreds of...Read more
DECIDING NOT TO DECIDE IS A DECISION IN ITSELF
The person you are right now is as temporary as all the people you have ever been. Think about that for a moment. Think about your life, all the things you've done and the roles you have played. People have...Read more
KISSING BALANCE GOODBYE
Let's talk about balance for a minute. This topic crosses my mind a lot, and it's something that is often at the top of the list when I work with other moms who work from home. "I don't know how...Read more
THE #1 PIECE OF ADVICE FOR NEW PHOTOGRAPHERS
The other day I posted on my facebook page asking what the #1 piece of advice for new photographers was, and we got some really amazing advice. INCREDIBLE words of wisdom from so many amazing photographers. I just had to...Read more
CHEERS; Here's what we're celebrating in March!
I've decided that we all need to celebrate a bit more. I noticed that many small business owners such as myself spend a whole lot of time working, and very...Read more
HOW TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS & BE FEARLESSLY AUTHENTIC
Authenticity is not something we have or don't have. It's a practice - a conscious choice of how we want to live. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to...Read more
ALL I WANTED WAS FOR MY FAMILY TO FINALLY BE TOGETHER
People might wonder why I this is so important to me to help other creatives in building a striving business and I wanted to try and put it in words so others can understand why I as a photographer, entrepreneur...Read more
DO NOT GIVE UP. YOU ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.
A personal letter to anyone thinking about quitting. In the last week, I have had more people contact me who are thinking about quitting and throwing in the towel than ever before. People I have known for quite a while and...Read more
DON'T BE SCARED TO INVEST IN YOUR BUSINESS. LEARN HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR RETURN
The term expenses is something small business hear a lot of. We are constantly trying to reduce our expenses and raise profits. The problem with this is that some expenses, actually end up making you money in the end. Instead of...Read more
IF YOU GET TIRED, LEARN TO REST, NOT TO QUIT
Here's the story of one of the most important lessons I learn in life. Through out high school I played basketball. I went to a small private school, and our entire basketball team consisted of 7 girls. It takes 5...Read more
IF YOU WANT DIFFERENT RESULTS THEN WHAT YOU'RE GETTING, YOU HAVE TO TRY SOMETHING NEW
Goals are one of the most powerful motivators you can have to drive you to achieve what you want, and one of the most useless when you don't know how to create a plan behind it. Everyone knows how to...Read more
I'M LOOKING FOR PASSIONATE PHOTOGRAPHERS!
While putting together my last income report I realized that I just hit $900,000 in overall gross income which is pretty incredible! It's something I had no idea was even possible when I first started my photography business. For me...Read more
HOW I MANAGE MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS - Video Included!
After years of running a photography business and trying different tools to manage my business, I decided enough's enough. You know how hard it is to find the perfect calendar for the year? Well, it's even more difficult to find...Read more
WANT TO SEE MY PRICING ON SESSIONS & WEDDINGS? HERE IT IS!
I get messages asking about my pricing all the time from fellow photographers who are trying to gain some insight from someone who's developed a pricing strategy that works. Pricing...Read more
Inhale confidence. Exhale Doubt.
You have a session or wedding tomorrow, and the stress of it all just hit you like a wall of bricks. That feeling you had when you first were contacted about it, the one where you felt excited and on...Read more
We don't grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.
If you work for yourself, you’ll have times where you do great and times where you feel like everything is going downhill fast. Bookings are down, sales are down, no one seems to be in need for what you have,...Read more