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It Happened Slowly, and Then All at Once | My Journey to Full Time Photography

It felt like I waited forever, but then all at once—everything changed. I didn’t realize it for many years, but entrepreneurship has been in my blood my entire life. Once upon a time I was a little girl taking on the world via souped-up lemonade stands by adding chocolate chip cookies + full loaves of […]

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Honeybook: The #1 tool for creative entrepreneurs to get organized and elevate their client experience!

Get $200 off your first year of Honeybook, a magical client management system that transformed my business!!

If you run a creative business of any kind and feel like you should be more organized, want to spend less time worrying that you’re missing things, or want to elevate your client experience in general, this post is for you. Here are 7 reasons I adore Honeybook as the CRM I use to run my wedding & family photography business, along with how I felt before and after jumping at this amazing resource! If you don’t currently use a client management system, I’m not kidding when I say it will transform your business and give you peace of mind like never before. Having everything in one place is incredible, including reminders and workflows and automations and email templates…. the list just goes on.

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How to Cut Wedding Photo Culling & Editing Time in Half Using Lightroom

An explanation of the strategies I use to cut the time it takes me to cull and edit all the images from weddings and portrait sessions in half (if not more). Tips to creating a consistent workflow for the post-processing side of your photography business.

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The Best Client Image Gallery Site for Photographers | Shootproof

The best online client image gallery system I know of! Clients can sign their contracts online, pay their invoices online, order prints, and share images easily with family and friends after their wedding or portrait session. This is a game changer for photographers!

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Top 4 FREE Apps to Up-Level Your Instagram

I was late to the game on Instagram when I first started using it, so for a long time it felt a little overwhelming to me. Thankfully, I’ve discovered several supporting apps that have helped me overcome the stress of the platform and create a system to posting that works for me.

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An Ode to the Side Hustle & Big News on Being DEBT FREE!

Thank you thank you thank you to any of you who have booked a photo session with me in the last few years! It’s largely thanks to you that my husband and I can finally say that we are DEBT FREE! We have tried to make payments that were a little more than what felt comfortable EVERY chance we felt like we could since we got married over 4 years ago and we’ve been hoping and praying for this moment. We could not be more grateful that it’s finally here!

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Aperture Priority Mode | Landscape and Urban Photos That Really Pop!

Ever since I got into photography with my first DSLR 6 ½ years ago, I’ve been obsessed with images of people. I became pretty comfortable photographing people in different lighting situations, but I focused so much on them that I never learned how to take good landscape/urban photos until this year! It has been one of […]

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Better Business Tips for Photographers: Pricing, Goal Setting and Grammar

If you haven’t noticed by now, I believe that continual education is key to a thriving business. I have so much to learn, but I’ve also learned a lot over the past five years! Here are three “better business” tips from personal experience. These are geared towards a growing photography business, but should be somewhat […]

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On Measuring Success: the Side Hustle

I often find myself comparing my photography business to those who are doing it full time. It’s a completely unfair comparison and, while I do gain lots of inspiration from the things they are doing, it can be discouraging! So, today I want to ENCOURAGE all you other side-hustlers.

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Kansas City Outdoor Photography Locations

We have such a beautiful mix of city/urban and nature spots that make for a diverse range of photography backgrounds here in Kansas City. Whether you are looking for a location for family, senior, engagement sessions or beyond, you are sure to find something that fits your vision and gives your client a unique look […]

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