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I spent a good part of last year making changes to my business in order to prepare for the rebrand of my photography studio. I wanted to offer my clients a great experience, on both the front end (website, blog, email communication) and back end (streamlined editing process to ensure timely delivery of images, sharing […]

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Ever since writing the two-part Photography with Flash series, I received questions like the following: Dear Jasmine, I was wondering what you did in regards to focusing in low light and capturing action ie: The Grand Entrance in a low light venue. How do you capture them walking in while keeping them in focus since […]

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Happy Tuesday and I’m excited to begin the first full week of the year. For the past two weeks, I haven’t been able to keep track of the days because of the holidays holidaze, but the time off has been great to rest and rejuvenate for the new year. Here’s to hoping for great things […]

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Dear Jasmine A couple hired me on a budget, so I’m working with what I have and don’t have a lot of financial room to rent. Basically, the venue is beautiful. Lots of garden. Lots of exposed brick and antique mirrors – it’s great. The ceremony is outdoors and the wedding planners are firm on […]

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Yesterday I blogged Photography with Flash, Part One. There were some great follow up questions and I hope it sheds light into how I work. Speaking of work, I worked hard for that pun. Sheds light, get it? Flash? Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the best pun, but if you happened to laugh, we’re well […]

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One of the most frequently asked questions relates to using flash/speedlight in my photography. When I first started, using flash was one of the most intimidating ideas, but I practiced for months in my house, church, outdoors…basically anywhere I could practice without the pressure of working for a client. One of the biggest changes to […]

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A few days ago, I chatted with one of my dearest photographer friends. In the midst of talking about basketball, books, and writing, we started talking about gear. And if someone heard our conversation, it’d probably sound like two guys wearing oily t-shirts, with a pack of cigarettes tucked in a rolled up sleeve, talking […]

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Dear Jasmine I would like to know your thought process of shooting with only one camera on you and also why you choose not to use a strap. I would also love to know how you go about focusing your camera i.e back button, one shot, ai servo etc and your reasoning behind this. Your […]

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Last week I posted a photo on instagram and it led to a few queries and email regarding my new camera bag. You see, when I was at WPPI Conference earlier this year, I was on a mad hunt for a bag I could use for my gear, but I didn’t want it to look […]

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Yesterday Edgar wrote the following on my Facebook page and while I answered his question, I felt like it deserved a fully thought-out response: Today I’ll be sharing what lenses I use during distinct portions of a wedding day (preparation, reception, ceremony, etc). I’ll be walking through the process in which my mind works (minus […]

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Life is about to get a whole lot easier.  

Desperate for change, I created a Productivity Planner to help streamline my workflow and I kissed stress goodbye. 

[With cherry flavored chapstick.]  

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Oh, friend, it's time to start growing your business on Instagram.
  
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It’s basically an Instanote sent to your inbox to help push you toward your social goals and help grow your following.

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You're busy, pulled in lots of directions, and trying to run a business. 

In addition to all this, you know you should be posting on social media, so how do you balance it all? 

I'm dedicated to your success, so download five free stock photos to use online...I hope this empowers you to attract dream customers along the way!

I wouldn’t say we were business nerds but my husband just sent me a Slack message asking me to call him.

If you need me, just follow the trail of empty La Croix cans around my house.

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