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I decided to tell myself a new story: I am an internationally recognized photographer who helps other people believe in their dreams...even if others laugh at them. Know what? I believed it so much, it became true.

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I started my photography business a decade ago.  For the past 10 years, I’ve had ups and downs, made poor decisions, and endured the pain of negativity.  And yet each year I show up ready and willing to grow my business because I love it.  I love my clients.  I love the stress of the […]

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I received an email from Katie. She explained she wanted to write more personal blog posts, “in hopes to share personal stories, things I’m learning, insights, etc. My hope is that it wouldn’t be just something people skim … but that it would be written with intentionality AND read-worthy … to be someone people can connect […]

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Last night I had a conversation with a sweet friend, X. We scheduled our day to ensure the time difference between California and Adelaide, Australia would be manageable for us both. As I prepared for bed, she prepared to start her morning, but not without a explaining her frustration. As we FaceTimed, X let out […]

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Make no mistake: wedding photography is hard work. Every job we show up to requires us to produce beautiful work, regardless if the day is running late, if the light is horrible, and/or if the odds are stacked against us. And through it all, we still manage to show up to each wedding with a […]

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The 21st century definition of success isn’t concrete, but often times people are considered successful if they drive a luxury car, live in a multi-million dollar home, have a lot of social media followers, and/or travel the world. But let me be honest: it is very easy to get caught up with notions of success, […]

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Dear Jasmine, I really, really struggle with the formal portrait sessions at weddings. Yesterday I had an hour to get 14 groupings done. Right after the ceremony all the girls disappeared to touch up their makeup. The event coordinator didn’t help one bit he just said, “I think everyone is looking for direction from you.” […]

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When you love creating, you… …make time… …find time… …acknowledge the potential to fail… …acknowledge the potential to succeed… …find yourself drinking extra coffee as needed… …easily cry… …easily laugh… …hustle when the odds are stacked against you… …believe when others doubt… …work, even when you’re on vacation…because it isn’t “work” when you love what […]

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Hello Pals! I’m currently in Seattle to shoot a wedding, then I’m headed to Sweden to speak at the Way Up North Conference, and I’ll be making my way through Italy before settling in Tuscany to shoot a wedding. This marks the start of an amazing journey, but I wanted to ensure my blog was […]

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Dear Jasmine, This week I had my first unsatisfied customer email. What it boiled down to was that she wasn’t happy with the portraits of her and her husband. I responded calmly and graciously to both her and to myself, and to my relief, I wasn’t as wrecked about it as I thought I’d be. […]

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Last week I had the pleasure of speaking as part of CreativeLive’s Photo Week. Part of our adventures were driving up the Pacific Coast and stopping in cities along our way to the Seattle studios. At these stops, we hosted photo shoots and ways for photographers to connect with each other…it was a perfect way […]

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[With cherry flavored chapstick.]  

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FREE PRODUCTIVITY PLANNER

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.]  

FREE INSTAGRAM GUIDE

Oh, friend, it's time to start growing your business on Instagram.
  
Sign up to receive a free Instagram marketing guide, helpful tips, and free stock photos you can use for your business.  

It’s basically an Instanote sent to your inbox to help push you toward your social goals and help grow your following.

FREE STOCK PHOTOS

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.

"Margaritas make me sound smarter, dance better, sound amazing, and look like Shakira...