Why It’s So Daunting To Promote Yourself

It can be daunting to promote yourself all the time. In any and every creative profession there can be a weird hurdle to overcome where we go from beginning our craft and growing our skillset, to owning our voice and story, and proudly proclaiming who we are and what we offer. It often feels as we ebb and flow between these two points-- always growing and learning, and allowing the changes in our lives to re-shape our voice as time continues on. As photographers, it is no different. The hurdles we face as we begin to self-promote come in the [...]

2020-03-16T23:23:31+00:00February 13th, 2020|Business, Marketing|

How to Install your Lightroom Brushes!

I am absolutely addicted to my Lightroom brushes and filters!  I love added just a little extra something to my images and in lightroom I can do that AND SYNC those changes to a series of images so that my edits look consistent! I’m gifting you two of my very favorite and most used brushes!  One for bringing in dramatic skies and another for a pop of golden, glowy sunshine. If you need help installing your brushes, read on! Step 1 Ok, so to get started, I’m going to need you to download those brushes HERE  Step 2 Next, Go [...]

2020-01-30T23:20:02+00:00January 21st, 2020|Business, Marketing|

5 Instagram Tips for Photographers

Show of hands... Are you frustrated with Instagram? Yah, me too. And, we are not alone! Instagram is constantly changing the game, making it harder and harder for our content to be seen organically which is, of course, frustrating since many of us rely on the platform to fill our calendars. I've compiled a few of my fav helpful Instagram tips for you: 1.Plan your content out ahead of time We are photographers so we have it pretty good compared to other creatives who need to figure out how to get or create content. We have beautiful content already at [...]

2019-11-01T16:12:26+00:00October 29th, 2019|Business, Marketing|

Why You Need A Community

Wake up. Edit. Respond to emails. Keep editing. Deliver a client gallery. Respond to emails. Occasionally shoot clients and connect with other human life. Back to editing. The life if a photographer is one that is filled with more time on your own behind a computer screen than connecting with people face to face. The benefit of this computer-bound lifestyle is the ability to set your own hours and prioritize your personal life happenings, but it can also be...lonely. That's why you need a community. There is such a benefit to connecting with people in person-- to meeting other creative [...]

2019-07-15T10:28:30+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Marketing|

When To Archive Posts on Instagram

Instagram is an interesting place to be. In a world where every person is an influencer trying to sell you the life they think you want, connections feel manufactured and bots are taking over to help people grow their following quick, authenticity is being craved for like water in the vast space of endless desert.   Instagram has given us the wonderful ability to now Archive posts. When you archive a post, it no longer shows up on your Instagram feed. What makes archive different than deleting is that all of your archived posts still exist on Instagram for you [...]

2019-03-11T03:54:25+00:00March 5th, 2019|Business, Marketing|

7 Reasons Why I Switched to Honeybook

Being a photographer is a beautiful journey. As a fellow photographer, you understand the passion that flows from behind our lens as we take image after image for our incredible clients who trust us with their moments and memories. If you’ve been in business for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve also learned the importance and value of an amazing CRM (customer relationship management) program. If you’ve been reading my blog, you probably came across my Time Saving Tools for Photographers blog post. I live by the tools I spoke of in this piece except one of them is [...]

2019-04-26T15:19:57+00:00December 19th, 2018|Business, Marketing|