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Los Angeles Home Engagement : Danielle+Randy


Four years earlier, they were introduced by mutual friends and enjoyed a time of light conversation and laughter. Their paths later veered and took them in new directions, but they found themselves on a group trip to Las Vegas together. Friends of friends gathered in Sin City for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Danielle and Randy reconnected and the once light

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Half Moon Bay Wedding : Esther+Jeff


Jeff is the type of guy who sees the big picture, plays the long game, gets what he wants. It could be his magnetic smile or effortless charm, but his friends know he's the go-to guy to make things happen. This could probably explain how Jeff approached Esther while she was on a date with someone else and believed she'd agree to join him at a later point in time. And

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Should You Turn Away Business?


When the 13-hour wedding commenced, I walked into the bathroom and cried from frustration. Then I promised myself to never work with her again. The perk of running your own business is the ability to choose who you want to work with...and omitting things from your life that cause inordinate amounts of stress. Or at least we should. Often we worry or second-guess the

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A 30-Day Wedding Photography Course…for FREE!


How does spending 30 days together sound? No, really. Would you like to join me for 30 days and commit to starting/revamping your wedding photography business? If so, I'm incredibly EXCITED to join creativeLIVE to bring together an online bootcamp that will change your approach, drive, and--most importantly--your perspective. This course will be broadcasted for FREE

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Tips for Natural Wedding Photography Poses


A couple weeks ago, a photographer reached out and asked if I ever struggled with posing awkward clients. I was able to confidently answer that I focus less on the awkwardness of people, and more on what I can do as a photographer to create natural moments. Today I'll be sharing a video about three valuable lessons I learned when it comes to natural posing: 1. Touch 2.

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This is for the Dreamers + Hustlers


I want to be honest. Really, really honest. There are days when running a business feels like the worst decision. Ever. Days when failure looms, days when humiliation comes at a personal cost, days when you just want to walk away. And if you're the rare entrepreneur who doesn't understand what I'm saying, feel free to stop reading now. This post is for the dreamers and

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Tips for Wedding Photography Posing


I received my first digital SLR as a gift in 2005...time has flown by, but I remember my first year of pursuing photography like it was yesterday. One of the things that took me the longest to learn was how to pose clients on a wedding day. And not just your average poses...I wanted my clients to look beautiful, like they were having fun, and feel like they could grace

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Fear + Ambition


A lot of people stated if success was guaranteed, they'd be more confident, enjoy the process of growing, and have fun along the way. But an important thing to remember is if you're NOT confident, NOT enjoying the process, or NOT having fun, success will be much harder to attain.** So often we hide behind the fear of failure and vulnerability, but it robs us of diving in

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The WORKSHOP : Sydney, Australia (Part 2)


I have a bittersweet sense of nostalgia writing this post. This officially concludes my adventures in Sydney, Australia. Like I mentioned last week, the Land Down Under will always hold a special place in my heart and the fact that I get the honor of working with 20 amazing photographers is the icing on an exceptionally sweet cake. Being able to meet, interact, and

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Happy Birthday JD!


Happy Birthday, JD! I should start by saying that, even though there are a thousand things that come to my mind as you start a new year in life. That one time--when you found a $100 dollar bill on the floor of Jamba Juice and instead of putting it in your pocket, you placed it in the tip jar--you taught me to give unexpectedly. That one time--when you carried my mom

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Online Auction for Mentor Session


Unfortunately, I will be out of the country on April 12, 2015, but I will--instead--auction a 90-minute Mentor Session, with 100% of the proceeds going to TSS. Together we'll hang out on Skype and we can chat about business, photography, goal-setting...or anything else your heart desires. You can bid on the auction HERE. The session will take place via Skype and planned

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Marketing + SEO : How Much is Too Much


I blog only on my blog. Ultimately, this sphere is where I want prospective clients to see my work, branded as my own. Furthermore, social media heavily depends on interaction, so it's important to pay close attention to comments and replies on a regular basis...the more you're spread out, the harder this becomes. As I mentioned in this post about using Facebook, I hone

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The WORKSHOP : Sydney, Australia


As a child, I was fascinated with Australia...so fascinated, it bordered on obsession. As a homeschooler, my mother decided to channel my obsession interest and create a curriculum around all things Australia. Math was converting feet into meters, science was a study of koalas and kangaroos, and english focused on the syntax of letter writing (she found me a pen pal in

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