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How to Get Your Wedding Featured on a Blog or Magazine


As the beginning of July approaches, most wedding photographers are in full swing for summer weddings. During this time, it's a great opportunity to leverage your shoots and get them featured because this is my favorite equation: amazing clients + beautiful details + wedding = a great opportunity. I'm a huge proponent of sharing the weddings I photograph because it's a

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Success + The Reality of Following Our Dreams


Join me today for a one-hour live presentation: The Countdown to the Start of Something New. It'll mark the culmination of my bootcamp, The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience. For the past 30 days, I've been teaching principles that'll change your business...and I'm happy to say that I've seen progress in so many different businesses!! Today we'll bring it all

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Mantra for Frustration + Fear


Some of life's most important lessons were imparted to me as a child. My mother drilled them into my mind again and again, almost like a mantra to create a healthy human being. As an adult, I acknowledge these lessons are imperative, but they are hard to embrace at times. During moments of frustration or fear, here are a few things my mama told me to stay: I tried my

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The Final Week of The 30-Day Experience


At the risk of sound cliche, I have to ask, Where has time gone?! I started The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience with CreativeLive five weeks ago and the bootcamp will conclude this Friday. When we began, I anticipated it being an adventure, but I couldn't anticipate just how crazy things would get. A Minor List of the Crazy: -I was filmed during a client

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Frequently Asked Question: PRICING


Principle Two: Let Demand Dictate Your Price Resist the temptation to look to other photographers and establish your worth. It's easy to place yourself on a photographic totem pole (She's so much better than me, but I'm definitely better than him...) and then try to assign your prices based on perceived worth. You might think you're worth $3,000 (and maybe you are), but

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Taking Online Payments with Square Cash Pro


The first time I saw it, I was buying stationary from a small shop in Downtown LA. The cashier swiped my credit card from a device connected to an iPad and-boom-just like that I felt like I was on a scene from Back to the Future. I fully expected to see a hoverboard float on by. Shortly thereafter, I saw the Square card reader appear at local coffee shops, boutiques,

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Pelican Hill Wedding : Kim+Cris


They go on picnics, they ride bikes on the beach, they host themed parties for their friends, but--on a rainy day in Newport Beach--Kim and Cris were the center of attention. So often they give to others and care beyond themselves, but on their wedding day, they were surrounded by the power of love. Kim sat in the Pelican Hill Resort bridal suite and asked if it was

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Doing What Needs to be Done


This past week I was struck with the realization that I've curated my business interactions in such a way that they may not reveal my wedding work exactly how things unfold. Last week a full video broadcast of The Knot Dream Wedding showed how I dealt with the good, the bad, and the stressful...I moved furniture, I fluffed dresses, I sweated in ways that looked I'd been

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Chateau St. Jean Wedding : Samantha+Taylor


It was aptly described as a wedding for friends and family from near far and father to gather in Sonoma for what promised to be a day filled with love, laughter, and contentment. But it was filled with so much more simply because a boy fell in love with a girl whose soul lights the world on fire. Samantha can walk into any room and make someone feel like they're the most

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Pelican Hill Wedding : Erin+Steve


There seems to be a collective response when Erin walks into a room, and it reveals itself as a smile and happy sigh. She makes people at ease and the glow of her effervescent personality lights a room even after after she's departed. Erin's laugh makes others laugh and her happiness takes the form of extending her pointer fingers and doing a small, wiggly dance. And

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You. Are. Enough.


Exhausted can't begin to describe how I feel. But neither can THANKFUL, HUMBLED, or APPRECIATIVE. I got to bed at 2am after editing press photos for The Knot Dream Wedding, but woke up at 5:30am with my mind spinning...and replaying how the wedding day unfolded. To be honest, I look back and think of all the things I could've/should've done and while I'm tempted to

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The Knot Dream Wedding – Watch LIVE


I'm incredibly excited to announce that TODAY is the DAY! I'm in Sonoma, California to photograph The Knot Dream Wedding for Samantha and Taylor. It's an honor to have been chosen by The Knot Magazine to photograph this amazing wedding at Chateau St Jean, but it's more exciting because you can join and watch online as it's broadcasted live starting at 12pm PST. You can

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My Newest Marketing Endeavor


I'm going to be honest: marketing your business is hard work. It's time-consuming, stressful, and leaves you wondering if you're doing it right. But the greatest reward is seeing your efforts pay off. So that's what I want to chat about today: efforts. So often business owners think (and over-think) marketing instead of actually doing it. I'm a firm believer in trying

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