Posts in business
How I Use Trello For My Photography Business

In my constant quest to develop systems that work for my lifestyle and the crazy way my mind darts like a cat on Redbull, I started learning about Trello (per my husband’s suggestion --he’s a smart cookie, that one).

After a good deal of research, I think I’ve finally landed on a strategy and it’s been doing wonders for a clear head and concise workflow, even amidst my new mom brain. 

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Designing a Business Card

Over the past 3 years, I've lived in three different locations and as my personal style took shape through those changes and experiences, I continually sought to create a brand that reflected the ideals and style of my work. It took me a while to actually figure out what those ideals were and even more so, how to portray them through design.

Like I said, I had a lot to learn. 

And I still have a lot more to learn, but I thought it would be fun to look back on the evolution of my business cards as just one very transparent example of my growth so far. It's a little embarrassing if I'm being honest, but at the same time, I'm also proud to be able to literally see the growth of my style, brand, and skills in a tangible way.

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What I learned from a box of broken crayons

It was one of those days-- ya know, the kind where you just can't seem to wrap your mind around anything significant? The rain pattered on the windows and my fingers were restless on the keyboard, searching for a purpose but falling short. It was a full day of working-from-home with no outside obligations or appointments so there was plenty of time and potential for magical things to unfold-- but I was just...blah.

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Coffee + Custom Photography Part II: Valuing Quality

It’s time for part two of this series in which I’ll proceed in comparing the similarities between your cute corner coffee shop and the value of custom photography. Seem like a stretch? Follow along and let me explain. If you missed the first part, you can check that out here

In a nutshell, Part 1 discussed the idea that both that mocha frappachino and the 20x30 canvas print above your couch are luxury items- meaning they are not necessities and are not something you buy every day, but in some way, they enhance your life. Today, we’ll discuss why those dainty cups of Espresso are so hot right now (pun intended).

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The Temptation of Comparison for Young Professionals

You open your computer with the intention of checking a few emails, maybe seeing what's new on facebook, sifting through some newsletters or catching up on your favorite blogs. Suddenly, you find yourself spiraling down a rabithole of self-doubt, overwhelmed and directionless, questioning your every move and lifestyle choice. How did you so rapidly loose your motivational mojo?

It's the ever accessible insight to the corners of peoples lives.

It's the consistently open availability for people to broadcast their actions, successes, and happy faces.

It's the ease with which people can showcase their connections, linking to more and more and more (*and more) equally or more amazing people and connections.

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