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Part 3 is finally here! We’ve reviewed your last year, we’ve set your intentions and SMART goals for next year. Now, it’s time for my favorite part: planning and implementing a process for how to achieve these goals for your small business! If you missed parts 1 and 2, you can find them here. Make […]

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January 12, 2021

Your Guide to Goal-Getting, Part 3: Plan – How are you going to get there?

your guide to goal-getting, part 3: plan - how are you going to get there?

Welcome to Your Guide to Goal Getting, Part 2: Intentions! Before we continue, don’t forget to download your free, 22-page Goal-Getting Guide to work on as you read this blog post! Now, I know around this time of year, everyone’s sOoOoO big on setting New Year’s Resolutions. Well, I’m here to tell you that I […]

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December 23, 2020

Your Guide to Goal-Getting, Part 2: Intentions – Where do you want to go?

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Contrary to popular belief, you aren’t going to accomplish goals by shouting them into the ether and declaring it to be true.  (Okay, maybe that’s not a popular belief, but you get what I’m saying. Simply saying “I’m going to be _____ this year doesn’t magically make it a reality.) On top of that, declaring […]

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December 15, 2020

Your Guide to Goal-Getting, Part 1: Review – Where are you now?

your guide to goal-getting, part 1: where are you now

If November hit you like a ton of bricks, and you thought to yourself, “oh crap — I need to put together a Black Friday deal!” Well, well, well. This is the post for you! I’ve got a lot to say about what I think you should and shouldn’t do for Black Friday, both as […]

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November 10, 2020

Black Friday Dos and Don’ts for Small Business Owners

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I get it. It’s confusing. You’ll hear people screaming from both ends of the ether: “Hire a photographer!! Outsource it! This isn’t your zone of genius, so why are you spending time on it?!” Or, on the flip side… “DIY ALLLLL the way. Don’t hire ANYONE until you absolutely have to, it’s a waste of […]

branding, business tips, planning your shoot

August 5, 2020

When to DIY a brand photoshoot vs. when to hire a branding photographer

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“Emily, I can’t take good photos at home because my apartment is ugly.” “I don’t have a nice camera, so I can’t take professional pictures for my business, website, or social media.” “Photography is too overwhelming for me – I don’t have time to learn all that I need to learn to take a good […]

business tips, how to, phone photography

July 24, 2020

How to do an at home phone photoshoot

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Did you know that the format of your .JPG photo files on your website will affect your user experience, page load time, and ultimately, search engine optimization (SEO)? 💻 ⁣⁣The faster your page loads, the better for both your users and search engine discovery. This whole topic could be an entire class, so today I’m […]

business tips, how to

July 19, 2020

5 tips for optimizing images for your website

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You just upgraded your iPhone. As the top of the box slowly separates from the bottom, you can’t stop thinking about all of the AMAZING pictures you’re going to take. You set it up and open the camera app for the first time. “Omg, I can’t wait to test out the new lens.” You go […]

blogger, business tips, for photographers, how to

June 19, 2020

Quick iPhone camera trick for higher quality photos

iPhone Settings Hack

Woohoo! Your quarterly photoshoot is DONE and you have a huge library of photos to use for the next few months. But…where should you put them? There are so many photos here, and it’s overwhelming! Instagram and social media always seems to be the default place to share your brand photos. You might be thinking, […]

business tips, planning your shoot

May 31, 2020

5 places on your website where you should be using brand photos

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Woohoo! We’re finally at the end of our Indoor Lighting 101 journey. Today, I’m teaching you the basics of how to edit indoor photos like in the Lightroom Mobile app like the pros. If you’ve always wondered how to get the light, bright, and vibrant look – read on! Part 1: How to find & […]

business tips, for photographers, how to

May 14, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 3: How to edit bad light

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