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Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a photography professional or hobbyist? Check out my Gift Guide for Photographers, where I include ideas for photography gear, workshops and classes to give to the photographer in your life!

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This year I decided to do something new for my annual fall mini photo sessions- I went super creative and colorful! It’s definitely been on my mind to have fun backdrops and something a little different for my clients (and let’s be honest, it was also for me! haha!), so I worked with Kelsey and […]

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Photography location scouting tips, tricks and resources! I’ll walk you through how to scout for photoshoot locations, how to share location information with your clients through a location guide, and some ways to use Google Image search and Google Maps to plan your location scouting effectively. I’ll also share some tips on how to use photography location scouting apps like Sun Seeker and Lumos to plan out lighting for the day of your shoot. Free location guide included!

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Colorful Livermore Mural by Fernanda Martinez

Learn the fundamentals of location scouting for outdoor photography. Whether you’re a brand, lifestyle, family, or wedding photographer, I’m sharing location scouting tips to help you get the best shots, angles and lighting in your photoshoots! I’ll discuss backdrops, settings, architecture and what to look for (and when to look for it) in each location.

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Check out the most creative and fun brand photoshoot that I’ve captured to date featuring pediatrician, author, speaker, and podcast host Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster along with lots of veggies and fruit!

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Rainbow vegetables from Whole Foods

Ready to add more color to your brand photos? Whether you’re a brand photographer, blogger or entrepreneur looking to expand your content with fresh and vibrant photography, I’m here to share four easy ways to add color to your brand photography. I’ll discuss color blocking, backdrops, color balance and will even include a free color guide!

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Pink wall with colorful balloons

Unsure when and how to outsource tasks in your creative business? I’m sharing outsourcing business tips AND a peek at how I outsource tasks in my own photography business! I’ll discuss how to choose the tasks and projects you’d like to outsource, whether you should raise your prices, and when you shouldn’t outsource as well.

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Learn how to network with fellow creative entrepreneurs and business owners to build a supportive community! In this blog, I discuss the merits of seeking and building community as a creative entrepreneur, while also sharing tips on how to find community through Facebook groups, social media, in-person meetups and more.

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Running a creative business is preeetty much a recipe for comparisonitis. Unfortunately, social media can be a black hole of comparison. Those endless hours of scrolling have the power to make you (the business owner) feel like you have to do what every other business owner is doing! Whether it’s launching a new service, creating […]

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When Jess and Raymond reached out to me about photographing their wedding and told me how much they loved color, I knew that it was going to be a good match! And when I saw their bright and whimsical flowers covering the most beautiful summer garden venue, my heart did a little dance! All the […]

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