Hampton Hideaway Wedding | Camille and Cory | Wenatchee, Washington

I'm so excited about this blog post today!  I had the incredible honor of photographing Camille and Cory's beautiful Hampton Hideaway wedding recently!  Camille and I actually went to high school together and had not seen much of each other in nearly 11 years.  When she found me at a bridal show in Wenatchee, she and Cory booked me right away!

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My Favorite SEO Hacks | Squarespace Website Tips for Creatives | Plus a Free Download

Alright, I'll be honest, talking about SEO is boring.  Seriously, Search Engine Optimization?  Doesn't that bring you back to that one course with the professor who had the most monotone voice that nearly put you to sleep every class?  Perhaps, but trust me, SEO is one of the most important aspects of your blog and business.

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Why I Fell in Love With Honeybook For My Creative Business

As a photographer, website designer, and educator, I have several faucets of my business that require time and organization.  When I found Honeybook, I knew that my life and business would completely change for the better, I just didn't know how much just yet!  Before Honeybook I was drowning in my own workflow, or lack thereof.

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How To Deal With Burnout as a Creative Entrepreneur

Oh burnout... I wish you didn't exist.  But you do, so I think it's time to talk about it.  I want to talk about it especially as yet another year is coming to an end (almost - we still have some time left!)  'Burnout' is a word we often hear in the creative community, and not just from people who run their own business or freelance.  It's a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.

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Why It Might Be Time To Consider Hiring a Website Designer

I'm fired up about this post today, friends!  I love talking about website design and lately I've found the extra drive to want to TALK about why it might be time to hire a website designer because I think this topic isn't discussed enough.  At least not in the photography community.  If it is, please tell me because I think I've missed it!

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My Workflow and How I Stay Organized | A Guide for Wedding Photographers

I'm the first to admit to anyone who meets me at this season of my life in business as a photographer that I'm still pretty new.  I only started taking my photography seriously back in 2015.  I'm not trying to discredit myself or anything like that because I stand by my work and everything that has led me to where I am in this moment but I'm just trying to prove that with a ton of hard work, determination, and focus, you can get where you want to go.  

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Why I Chose Squarespace Over Wordpress

As a designer, (AND USER), the list is very long as to why I love Squarespace so much.  Rewind to about 3 years ago when I hired a designer to create my first website, she worked solely with Squarespace and I loved what I saw in her work and style.  Since then I've designed over 40 websites for other creative entrepreneurs.  There are so many resources and articles out there to help business owners determine which platform is the best fit for their needs, but I want to share my own personal insight and views on the subject.

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What Dream Chasing Means to Me

Trust me, I get it.  Been there, feel that... you are not alone.  Being a dreamer is a lot of work.  It's great work, but it's a lot.  Being a dreamer means that the ideas never stop in our heads and we are filled with so much creative energy that sometimes it's a challenge to channel that energy and focus on one thing at a time.  Chasing dreams means that you are willing to risk it all to make it a reality.

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Dream Chasers Workshop | Rose Ranch | Blush Wedding Styled Shoot Emma Rose Company

This shoot is honestly what dreams are made of for me as a wedding photographer!  As many of you know, owning my own wedding venue is up there on my BIG DREAM list... I don't know what it looks like or how I'm going to get there, but mark my words today, it will happen someday.  When the planning for this styled shoot was in the works, I had a general idea of how it would look, but I honestly had no idea.  I gave the girls at Bixby + Pine my Pinterest inspirational images and told them to run with the rest.  I wanted blush, lots of greenery, and pretty models!

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