Using Instagram authentically to convert fans to clients with Nicole Ashley

2020-07-13T15:42:54+00:00July 13th, 2020|Podcast|

In this episode featuring international wedding photographer Nicole Ashley we'll be discussing how to use Instagram in an authentic way that converts fans into paying clients! In this real and raw conversation among fellow creatives and friends, we talk honestly about social media, the algorithm, and authenticity online. If you’ve ever felt annoyed or burned out by Instagram and need a refreshing perspective, you’re in the right place. About Nicole: Nicole is an international portrait and wedding photographer based out of Alberta, Canada. With an unparalleled work ethic and passion for the craft, she’s an artist to her [...]

Teaching and mentoring in the photography industry with Robert J Hill

2020-07-13T15:52:34+00:00July 13th, 2020|Podcast|

In this episode I speak with Robert J Hill on how and WHY to become an educator in the photography industry and the best way you can show up for your students to find success. Robert is a photographer and business educator + coach in Portland, OR. He has 15 years of experience and seeks to be a changemaker within the photography industry. He is also the only person I have given money to in order to mentor me, so I obviously trust him! If you have any interest in becoming an educator within the photography industry, you [...]

Nursing Self Portrait Inspiration Session with Trisha Hicks

2020-07-08T19:23:57+00:00July 13th, 2020|Featured, inspiration session, Inspiring Femme|

This raw and real session celebrates the connection between body, mother, and baby. Instead of seeing stretch lines or shame, this is a look at the humanity we share and joy that's meant to permeate every little part of life. The simplicity of these images will inspire you to remember how much magic can be made simply with bodies. No props. No fancy locations. Not even any clothing. Yet the beauty is still breathtaking. "Dearest Darlings, our bodies are temples... Reject all of the other narratives that say anything different... This body that beats its sacred and divine rhythm and [...]

Diversity Inspiration Session – Konstantin Halaburda

2020-07-03T21:22:54+00:00July 6th, 2020|inspiration session|

In this community, we believe in telling stories that matter. It's not just about taking pretty pictures, but it's about capturing the full range of human emotions. We want to be a place that celebrates diverse people from all around the world telling stories that matter to them. In the last few weeks, I've been at awe of some of the art created by our community that's inspired or documenting the Black Lives Matter movement. This moment in history is important to capture – whether it's photographing a protest or something more abstract like the session featured here. Konstantin is [...]

Infusing creativity and storytelling into your photography with Rafal Bojar

2020-07-13T15:21:57+00:00July 1st, 2020|Podcast|

Rafal is a Polish photographer who tells stories in a way that few others do – His art is not just found in what happens inside his camera or post-production, but in every little step of the storytelling journey from research to curation. I met Rafal teaching at a workshop 3 years ago. But more than a fellow teacher, he also filmed and photographed my own elopement. He even came out to Florida to include our boys in the telling of the day, though they weren't able to be with us in Azores. Rafal creates amazing and emotive storytelling work [...]

Self Portrait Inspiration Session with Eva Walther

2020-06-22T22:34:12+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Featured, inspiration session, Inspiring Femme|

This powerful self portrait session carries so much power and beauty! These images are raw and honest and vulnerable. Once you see the art Eva created and the story behind the photos, you're going to be inspired to pull out your camera and tripod  (or a friend) and create magic yourself. Even now as you sit on your computer or scroll on your phone, take a second to honor and thank your body. Not because of perfection, but because of presence. Take a deep breath. Remember that you are worthy and your body is worthy no matter what. Listen to [...]

Family maternity Inspiration Session in the woods with featured artist Alexis Fitzgerald

2020-05-27T20:58:47+00:00May 27th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Inspiring Femme, Tips|

I am so excited to take features to a whole new level and start sharing full sessions on the blog! There are so many wildly talented photographers in our community. While our featured collections are so much fun, it's only right to make sure you see more than just one image when a session is this good – it's time to tell the whole story. For our first Session Feature, we're sharing an edgy + free spirited family session from Alexis Fitzgerald. Enjoy our behind the scenes interview and get inspired for your next shoot! Tell me a little bit [...]

Welcome to the Emotional Storytelling Podcast : Stories and Strategies from Creative Masterminds for Photographers

2020-06-22T21:41:23+00:00May 24th, 2020|Podcast|

In this intro episode of the Emotional Storytelling Podcast, I'm going to share a little bit about my journey navigating my career as a photographer and educator in spite of having little money and time.  I let you know how I  plan on showing up every week for you and how I plan to bring you the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to be successful and do things YOUR way. I am so excited to be starting this adventure with you and to get to walk your through the creative process of not just me, but many amazing photographers [...]

Focus on Moments

2020-05-18T19:32:17+00:00May 18th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

These are the magical moments that make up life – birth, become, love, repeat. The nature of our jobs as photographers is to capture the essence of life as we see it. We tell the stories that get passed down for generations to come. We freeze those split seconds that we only get to live once. It's an honor to hold in our hands the power to capture the intangible mystery of life in a collection of pixels and colors and data that somehow moves our hearts. This collection of images do just that – our amazing community of photographers [...]