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Filed in: Business, Personal

Since March, I’ve done a lot of home rearrangement and reflection. It has helped me think about the space I have and utilize it in a way that reflects the priorities in my work and life.  It’s allowed me to feel like I’m getting the most out of my square footage living in a small […]

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Filed in: Business, Session

We’ve all seen the use of negative space in photography. Maybe we didn’t realize what it was called, but it’s so common that you have seen it. It’s a technique I use a lot. This post is going to explain why I use negative space purposefully for commercial and branding photography. This is going to […]

How to use Negative space in photography, a blog post

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Filed in: Business

Stock Photos get a bad rap. I’ve heard other photographers say cheap stock photos are ruining the industry. It’s true that stock is a cheaper alternative to custom photography. I wrote a bit about that here. Google prefers original images to stock images.  So you may be asking yourself, why would anyone want to use […]

Guide on how to use stock photos for your business

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Filed in: Business, Session

Lately, I’ve been focused on Commercial Product photography. It’s something I can do while remaining socially distanced. Items can be shipped to me, so I’m able to do the shoots from my home studio. Transitional Time for businesses during COVID-19 More people may be reconsidering what type of work they want to do. If their […]

Commercial product photography

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Filed in: Business

  It’s not a secret that a high-end commercial shoot has a higher budget than a shoot for a small business. But what goes into that budget? How we do translate those costs on a smaller scale, but still beautiful results but with a reasonable price tag? Today we’re diving into the pricing of commercial […]

The high, medium, low cost breakdowns of commercial photoshoots

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Filed in: Business

The first step to any successful shoot or project is to know what you want. If you have already worked out all the parts of your business and brand. Keep reading on! Otherwise, you want to check out my Branding Guide HERE. My process may be a bit longer than other photographers. But,it’s gotten my […]

How to find the right brand photographer

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Filed in: Business

  If you’re anything like me, you love items that can be used for more than one thing. It just makes me feel like I got fantastic value because it can serve many purposes! That’s what inspired me to come up with this list of over 30+ways to use photos from your Branding Session! List […]

30+ ways to use your branding photo session

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Filed in: Business, Session

I got a text from my most recent personal branding session client from the East Bay last week! It said, “My friend said she likes my website, particularly the photos. So thanks again. :)” Those unsolicited messages are the kinds of things that make my day. Client profession: Childbirth Educator Deana is my most recent […]

Personal Branding Session of Childbirth Educator

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I was talking to a friend over FaceTime last week. We spoke about current projects and I told her I put together a gallery of some of the photos I’ve taken while dog walking. A gallery that housed my favorite photos since the shelter in place first started. Most of these first appeared as stories […]

Print Shop from Sheltering in Place - Berkeley, CA

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Filed in: Business

There’s been a period of reflection and change in the last few months. Sometimes you’re lucky and people will follow you through the weeds and through the uncomfortable growth. I count myself as being incredibly lucky to be supported by generous souls like Meghan Wright of Figs and Feathers Farms. This is our third commercial […]

Figs and Feathers Farm's handmade soaps

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