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Dear Jasmine, I’m an interior designer and graduated 8 years ago, and ever since I seem to have hit walls and bad employers.  I have decided that I was going to be my own employer and have my family while still building an amazing career. However, since making that decision, contractors tell me that my […]

Working Moms : Balancing Home Life + a Career

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It’s a thing she does.  Tami, our assistant, consults a list of 30 questions to get to know us better whenever we have long road trips or late night dinners together.  After a shoot in Palm Springs last week, she asked one of her favorite questions:  What was your favorite moment of the day? I […]

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Okay, so there was this one time I spent almost an hour in Photoshop making a collage of photos. Should I repeat that last part? AN HOUR. On a collage. If I had to look back on my life and assess colossal wastes of my time, that would rank near the top. Right on up […]

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Having a safe distance from a deeply emotional experience and getting the opportunity to relive it months later is a gift.  A true and beautiful gift.  With many thanks to the amazing team at Martha Stewart Weddings, I’m able to relive my wedding anniversary. Last September, I celebrated a decade marriage to my best friend, […]

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I’m a big fan of bad ideas, things that don’t make sense, and trying something new.  As a creative entrepreneur, these things make me feel ALIVE.  Why?  Because bad ideas become good ideas if they are refined, and things make sense only after they are scrutinized.  Best yet, trying something new keeps the soul young […]

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On this day one year ago, I stood in the CreativeLive studios and embarked on what would become a pivotal moment in my photography career.  I (nervously) agreed to teach a 30 Day Wedding Photography Bootcamp and combined forces with The Knot Magazine for an adventure with as many flips and turns as a game of […]

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If you’re a lover of photography, specifically wedding photography, I cordially invite you to join me for a LIVE Photography Q+A on my Facebook page tomorrow.  Yes, I’ll be answering anything and everything in regard to building a business, photography, and marketing your wedding services.  But there’s a reason this is happening…and it’s BIG. Tomorrow marks […]

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JD and I lived in an apartment when we got married.  He traveled a lot for work and was just starting my business, so I spent a lot of time alone.  I was so busy trying to get my dream off the ground, I never left the house.  Like, ever.  I worked part-time, but every […]

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We dated long-distance when we were in college.  We’d spend hours emailing each other and talking on the phone.  Our love is so old it predates cell phones, so JD would wait in line at a pay phone booth on campus, often wearing two jackets to stay warm on the cold Bay Area nights, to […]

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