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CreativeLive Photo Week Bus Tour


I'm beyond thrilled to be joining CreativeLive again...but this time it's for something totally different. I recently completed The Complete Wedding Photographer Bootcamp (six weeks of hard core photography and business education!), but I'm headed back to CL for Photo Week 2015! And it's slated to be SO much FUN! I will be teaching a three-hour course entitled The $250

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St. Regis Monarch Beach Wedding : Kathryn+Corey


He cried when she walked down the aisle toward him. Big, soft tears rolled down his face and he wore a look of astonishment seeing his bride smile at him as she descended the steps of the St. Regis Monarch Beach. Kathryn refers to Corey as her best friend, the person who wipes her tears, cheers her on, and remains on the dance floor until the last song has played. As

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How to Relax at Work During Peak Seasons


If I change out of pajamas before 2pm it's a successful day. When my darkest moments lurk in the shadows, I make time to stop, drop, and roll. Yes, kinda like those fire safety commercials you saw as a kid, but better. You need to STOP what work you're doing, DROP your responsibilities, and ROLL up a tortilla because you need to eat a burrito. In all seriousness, taking

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New Business Series on My Blog


For almost a decade, I've been writing about photography and sharing as much as I could, which resulted in more than 2,000 blog posts, with more than half dedicated to photography-related topics (as well teaching 100+ hours of online photo education). While I still plan on sharing what I'm learning in the photo world, I've discovered I'm passionate about helping people

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Create for Creation’s Sake


You. Hey, you. Don't forget to create for creation's sake. It's not always about how much profit you'll turn or how many people will talk about your work or if it fits into your budget. Sometimes what rests so heavily on your chest must be released simply by doing the thing you're avoiding. So don't hold back. Create for you. Grab the cares or considerations of others,

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St. Regis Monarch Beach Wedding : Christina+Will


The sea breeze rolled through the windows of the bridal suite and the bridesmaids buzzed around the room in matching robes. They laughed loudly, adjusted the music volume, and toasted with champagne. Her sisters, nieces, cousins, and friends ooh'd and ahh'd when they saw her dress and swooned when she donned her red-bottom shoes. This was her moment...and they wanted her

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How to Create Your Ideal Client Profile


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 profile for who your business caters to, which will in turn help you how to market to her and

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The $250 Marketing Plan


A couple of months ago, I had the honor of hosting a 30 Day Wedding Photography Bootcamp at CreativeLive. Thousands of photographers joined this challenge and businesses were revolutionized in the process...it was awesome to be a part of! I'm excited to say I've been invited to teach a follow up course during CreativeLive's Photo Week 2015! Join me on Monday, September

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Dallas Engagement Session : Becky+Jeff


They were introduced by a friend, on multiple occasions. Three or four times, perhaps. But it wasn't until Jeff approached Becky at a bar in Uptown Dallas that he saw her, and the glow she possessed. He asked if they'd met before and Becky smiled her sweet smile, responding yes. They spent the night talking until they were the last at the bar and continued their

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Darlington House Wedding : Lise+Grant


Their wedding day began with the sounds of crashing waves along the coast of La Jolla, just north of San Diego. Lise called the charming town home her entire life, but it wasn't until Grant entered the picture when she realized that home could reside both in a zip code and wherever he was. Together they've carved a space in the world that belongs to wherever their hearts

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Photo Tips for Shooting Bridal Portraits


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 notice the small details that enhance a photo. A while ago, I was

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Awkwardly Perfect


We finally moved into our renovated home a couple days ago. There's nothing but a single bed in the entire house, but--hey--we're finally in. After living in a hotel for few weeks, we unpacked our car and unlocked the front door to the smell of fresh paint. I envisioned our first night as a romantic scene from a movie (complete with a candlelit dinner and us dancing in

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Success and Failure


There are moments when it's easy to look at others and think success came easy to them, they were gifted with luxuries we weren't, and/or they're predisposed to awesomeness. But don't let these thoughts cloud reality. The most successful people are those who have failed again and again, but found a way to get up, learn, and get better.

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