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9 Blogging Tips for Small Businesses

9 Blogging Tips for Small Businesses

Blogging is one of those things we all know we should be doing, but is just so hard to get it done. As small business owners, we know that our online presence, SEO, and the content we create can define our success.. yet, time and time again we don’t post consistently…

Behind the Scenes: Portrait Lighting

Behind the Scenes: Portrait Lighting

There are so many ways to do Studio portraits, but lighting truly makes the biggest difference. My lighting method, as it happens, is a bit unique. In fact, as with everything, my approach to lighting is to make things as simple and easy as possible…

Photography Pricing Explained

Photography Pricing Explained

While all photographers might seem alike, behind the scenes, things can be very very different. There is a formula of sorts that applies. It explains why some photographers charge more (sometimes a lot more) than others, without the needless breakdown of technical details nobody needs to know or care about..

2018, A Year in Review

2018, A Year in Review

It is nearly the end of the year. And as such, it’s a time for reflection not only from a personal perspective, but also from a business standpoint. It’s been an interesting process, running a small business as my sole source of income. Balancing raising little kids (who are thankfully that much closer to both being in Elementary school) with work commitments…

The Ordering Appointment Explained

The Ordering Appointment Explained

Every photographer runs their business a little differently.. and what happens after the session is one of those very important parts of the process. And when you’re considering which photographer to work with, you might prefer one method over another…

How to Choose Frames Like a Pro

How to Choose Frames Like a Pro

This Blog post is for those clients who really prefer to frame their own prints (whether the print is through me or through another vendor) and for those who want to know more about the advantages of purchasing the frames I offer. Because when it comes to selecting frames, there are many options out there at varying price points. And while two frames might look identical, there are 4 very important things to consider when making that choice if you’d like your frame to still look good in five years…

What is Archival Printing?

What is Archival Printing?

One of the biggest benefits of working with a professional photographer is access to professional-quality archival prints. I won’t go into why you should always get prints from whichever photographer you’re working with (and you absolutely should!). But there is actually a huge difference between professional-quality printing and the consumer printing we’re all used to…