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There’ve been moments when I’ve been in a pinch and needed a bouquet for a photo shoot. It could’ve been because I was on a tight budget or I simply couldn’t get a bouquet professionally made in time, but I wanted to share how I made a bouquet on a budget for a recent shoot. […]

DIY Bouquet : How to Make a Bouquet for a Photo Shoot

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A few days ago, Valerie asked me a question on Facebook and while I was tempted to answer her in the comment section, I felt I should dedicate a full blog to it because there’s something truly beautiful about candid and sentimental photos. I curate my online work to reflect a mix of the day, […]

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Different industries have varying peak seasons (I’d hate to be a CPA in April!), but one thing is certain: this is the time when you want to pull your hair out. Or start pouring wine at 2pm. As a photographer, summer and fall are–hands down–the craziest months for me and though I do my best […]

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A few days ago, I had a serious conversation with a friend. She started a business, was met with a pop of momentum, then it a plateaued. We chatted over acai bowls and I asked her if she’d taken time to create a profile of her ideal client. I’m a huge proponent of creating a […]

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As much as the wedding day is for the bride and groom, a heavier emphasis on portraits is placed on the bride. Perhaps it’s culture, tradition, or simply because girls are usually more comfortable in front of the camera, but it’s a good idea to focus on getting comfortable posing a bride and ensuring you […]

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This morning I had the pleasure of getting interviewed by Showit CEO, Todd Watson, at my studio. We spoke about the exciting changes in his company and invited to me to share a lesson on Effective Blogging Tips, Writing Tips, and Fresh Blog Ideas. This hour-long lesson focused on my experience as a blogger and […]

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Hi Friends! Just a friendly reminder to join me tomorrow at 10am PST if you’d like to learn more about Effective Blogging Tips. I’ll be broadcasting live from my studio in Orange County and I look forward to chatting more about things I’ve learned from 10 years of blogging and how it changed my business. […]

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Blogging is a crazy thing. In the same sentence business owners acknowledge its power and fierce marketing opportunities, they also bemoan a litany of difficulties when it comes to, well, actually blogging. I’ve always wanted to help, but didn’t really know how…until now. I put together a five-question questionnaire to help me understand why people […]

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During the peak of wedding season, I run the risk of getting burnt out. As any creative can attest, working with such frequency and being required to thinkcreateproduce…thinkcreateproduce can take a toll when it comes to approaching a new photo shoot/canvas/writing project/etc. So what can a creative do to feel inspired during the busiest moments? […]

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