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As a new business owner, it’s easy to experience shiny ball syndrome when it comes to all of the fancy systems, tools and processes that are widely available. And if I’m honest, it’s easy to experience shiny ball syndrome as an experienced business owner, too! While you do want to be calculated about where you […]

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If you’re like me, you likely fell (or hurdled) into the creative world with no concrete plan to start a business. At the very beginning, your creative work lit you up inside, and for a while, it was enough for it to be a side hustle, or even an unpaid hobby.  But then, things got […]

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It was an absolutely perfect northern California wedding day filled with coastal charm, an outdoor reception, and that touch of evening fog that we’ve grown to know so well in the Bay Area. I remember them telling me the story of their relationship as we hiked down Slacker Hill in Marin after spending the evening […]

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It’s always fun to look at things in retrospect, isn’t it? Being that I’m now in the 5th year of my photography business, I’m able to look back and see that there were some higher level, instrumental decisions that I made that brought me to where I am today.  I have the honor of being […]

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Despite all the trouble that COVID has caused for the world (and for couples trying to plan a wedding), one thing I’ve enjoyed about the past few years is the creativity and variety of different wedding celebrations that have surfaced. Couples have really had to think about what’s most important to them and they’ve gotten […]

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Backyard garden wedding photos

Has your photography or business plateaued? If you’re reading this, you might be thinking, “well, I’m not really sure, actually.” And that’s completely fine! So, let’s do a quick check in with ourselves, shall we? 👇 You might be experiencing a plateau if you found your groove and rhythm after that first year or so […]

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As a photographer, the ultimate compliment is having a fellow photographer ask me to take his/her photos! (See here and here) Especially when it’s someone as amazing as Emily Kim Photography, who specializes in brand photography! Emily reached out because she was refreshing her brand (new logo, colors, and updated website), had recently started a […]

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As photographers, we’ve officially entered the funky time of year between holiday fun and the start of busy season where we actually have a little break to get our house in order. Yes, I mean the piles of laundry that have been building up and the messy pantry that needs reorganizing, but I’m also referring […]

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One of my favorite locations lately for outdoor garden photos is Elizabeth Gamble Garden in Palo Alto. It’s free and open to the public (unless there’s a wedding or event, in which case half of the space is usually blocked off but most of the garden pathways still remain open). Plus it looks different every […]

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Not later, not next year, not even tomorrow. Because you deserve to have that sigh of relief, as soon as possible. This is easily the best time of year – but as with all things, even the good stuff can get overwhelming. Call it the gift searching and giving, prepping to see extended family, the […]

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