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Be So Good


Sometimes I point people out and tell JD I'd hire them. The conversation is always the same, almost like a tired vaudeville routine delivered to an audience of drunks. We both know I run a photography studio, but we casually dream about creating another business in the future. *** {Jasmine points to a girl who just dropped off steaming cappuccinos} Jasmine: Her, yes,

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LIVE on creativeLIVE


Tomorrow, Monday, May 18, 2015, I'll be kicking off the 30 Day FREE Online Photography Course, The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience on creativeLIVE. I've been in Seattle for the past few days preparing for what promises to be very different than anything I've ever done before. I invite you to be part of the journey and I can't wait for what's in store! Tomorrow

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My Olivia Nelson Veils Look Book


I was incredibly honored to be commissioned by My Olivia Nelson to photograph the unveiling of its newest line of wedding veils (I can't tell if that pun was sloppy or awesome?!). I'm so proud to see Jaclyn following her dreams and making beautiful things on behalf of her brides...and I'm thrilled I was able to document her hard work! Many thanks to the team who made

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In Just One Week…


One week from today I will be kicking off a FREE 30 Day Wedding Photography course with creativeLIVE. We've been working on this for months and seeing it slowly come to life is exhilarating and terrifying at the same time, but I know great things are in store! Starting Monday, May 18, 2015, you can tune into creativeLIVE.com and see me teach a new lesson daily. It

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The Knot Dream Wedding – Engagement Photos


She was invited to a minor league baseball game in her hometown, so Samantha decided a night with friends was what she needed to unwind. The girls sat close to the field and cheered for the cutest players (because, really, the Home or Visiting team mattered less than seeing men in uniform take the field). The girls cheered loudly and when a player noted they were

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Give Yourself the Permission


She emailed and asked me if I could look at her work and let her know if she should continue to pursue photography. She was sad, lonely, and felt like she was losing business to other photographers. I told her not to focus on what others were doing and--no--I wouldn't look at her critique her portfolio. I believed she had it all wrong. She wanted me to give her

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How to Improve Client Consultations


Dear Jasmine, I find myself having two and sometimes three consultation meetings before a potential client signs with me. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? Sincerely, Konsultation King Dear KK, I prefer to think of situations in a way that's less than wrong/right and more in a way of how to make things better. Technically speaking, if you're signing

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When You Feel All Alone


I'm writing this like a love note left behind for a stranger, in hopes of sharing a lifeboat in the middle of a storm. Dear Dreamer, I know the mornings of waking up to sound of adrenaline pumping in your ears. I know what it feels like to make mistakes. I know apologies. I know the high of your first paying customer to the low of your first NSF. I know uncomfortable

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Engagement Session Photography Tips


With the sprouting of spring, engagement sessions have been in full swing! I love it because I have the chance to connect with my clients on a personal level before the wedding day and understand what makes their love special. Over the years shooting engagement sessions has become easier in part of preparing my clients for a successful shoot. Clients sometimes showed up

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How, Precisely, Amsterdam Stole My Heart


If someone were to tell me there was a place in the world where canals replaced most streets, where bicycles replaced most cars, and cheese shops replaced most restaurants, I wouldn't have believed you. I'd probably think you were describing a city in a fairy tale. That is, until, I visited Amsterdam. And just like in fairy tales, it was magical in every sense of the

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Sneak Peek into my Photography Workshop


In the past couple of years, I've been fortunate enough to host photography workshops in Australia, New Zealand, England, Malaysia, and across the US. Today I'm thrilled to show a sneak peek of how things unfold! The ever-amazing Dave Katague of Finely Cut joined me when I taught in Sydney recently, and when we sent this to me, my heart melted into a warm puddle of

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The WORKSHOP : Holland


I can't believe that just about two weeks ago, JD and I were in Holland...celebrating my birthday, enjoying Easter, eating Dutch food, resisting the urge to wear wooden clogs, and teaching a photography workshop. It was one of those moments in life when I wanted to stop time and relish sight, sound, and taste I could wrap my senses around. I could blab for hours about

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Should a Photographer Charge Sales Tax?


Dear Jasmine, We started our own photography business last year and we just went through and filed for an LLC. With that being said, I have been reading a lot about charing tax as a photographer. Some people say you don't need to if you aren't physically handing your client a product like and CD or a thumb drive. I don't want to get an awful surprise of owing the IRS a

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