Currently I am redoing my work space. As I was shopping, I discovered a book and the title captured me. You see, I have been letting fear get in the way. It had started creeping into my business about a year ago. Lately it’s been hindering me so much that I decided to do something about it. Then I come across this book in the … Read More Challenging Fear
I dream big. I see the finish line and want to get there as fast as possible. I want the best of everything right now. To quote one of my favorite commercials- “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works!” I have been reminded lately that the larger picture can only be accomplished by the smaller goals. When I say small, I mean … Read More It’s The Small Things
I am very excited for today. So much so that I have been awake since 4:30 this morning. I have been preparing and thinking about what I want for today. Not going to lie. I am a little nervous. There is always that lingering thought of “Am I good enough? Will this work?” any time I venture into something new. No matter where you … Read More Tulle, Fear, & Today’s Photo Shoot
When I was little, I loved chasing birds. I wanted to catch one so badly. Birds were just amazing in my eyes and I wanted to be their friend. Of course, running after them with a box trying to catch them probably wasn’t the best way to do so. I remember my dad smiling and laughing. His little girl thought she could catch a … Read More It All Started With a Duck…
Okay, next to twirling brides, this may be my next favorite. I LOVE SILHOUETTES! There’s just something mysterious and romantic about a silhouette. I especially love this technique with a sunset! Here are a few of my faves from 2016! 2016 has been a wonderful year for my business. I still have a few dates in the Summer of 2017 available, but they are going … Read More My Silhouette Obsession
Hello, all photography enthusiasts! I do hope you are having a wonderful day! Today I want to help you follow your dreams. What is it going to take to become a photographer? Here are a few things: Knowledge Initiative Drive Creativity Over the next few weeks, I will be addressing what it will take to become a photographer. Not the business side… yet. Simply … Read More What Does It Take to Be a Photographer?
As promised, I am going to help you determine what you should be charging. Now before we get into it, there is no standard formula. In the end you need to do what you deem best. Entrepreneurs and freelancers all do business differently, and their pricing formulas reflect this. So, let’s go… Okay, I am coming at this from a photographer’s point of view. … Read More Pricing Your Services
Starting a business is scary. Self-doubt, an unsure future, and lack of experience in managing a business are huge factors that almost kept me from following my dream. If you want to start your own business, hopefully these things will help you get off on the right foot… You have worth. When I first started photography, I was practically giving my sessions away. A … Read More 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business
Here is the post I have been wanting to do for forever! I love my albums and have been wanting to share them with you. So, without further ado… I absolutely LOVE these albums. You can choose between leather and linen, with multiple color options, cover styles, gilding, and more. I always print with thick pages for durability, and it adds a nice weight … Read More Wedding Albums
So, when we lived in Alabama I got a phone call from an SEO company. They were legit, no worries. They offered a package to create a beautiful website and work on my SEO so that when you search for ‘lexington ky wedding photographer’ I would pop up on the first page on google. They said this would take anywhere from three to six … Read More Sound Business Decisions
One of my goals this year was to become published. I want my work to be seen on blogs, in print, and used for local businesses. Two of those will be happening this week! My work will be featured on The Steel Magnolia bridal shop’s new billboard! Not only will it be on a billboard, but will be placed on I-75! I can’t … Read More Excitement for My Business This Week!
I have a family, a business, and the disorganization that comes with both. I read my favorite photographer’s blogs and admire their work as well as their organization skills. They have it all together. Beautiful studios, beautiful work, and have so much knowledge. My dream is to have a beautiful home, with a dedicated room for everything. An office, a playroom, a home studio, etc. … Read More Journey