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As a prior English teacher, I love telling each of my couple's love story. Each story is unique and in a culmination of love and a little planning, the wedding day brings that love to life in front of family and friends. As a lover of heirlooms and legacies, it's a joy to be alongside each of my couples as they create memories that will last forever for their children and grandchildren!

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I think it’s partially because I am a compulsive planner and partially because my birthday is at the beginning of the year. So my new year coincides with the new year and it is a very cleansing, evaluative time of year for me. I love starting with a clean slate with clear goals and plans […]

End of the Year Tasks to Prepare for a New Year

Office Organization

December 22, 2020

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Pricing

Calculating the cost of doing business (CODB) is so important in order to run a profitable business. There are some very obvious items that will be calculated into your cost of doing business–equipment costs, insurance costs, etc. But what about those costs that are easy to overlook? Today is the day we pinpoint them to […]

Three Things You Probably Overlooked When Calculating Your CODB

November 24, 2020

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I don’t know whether to be embarrassed about this or not… When I first began my business, I was really struggling with how to get contracts to my clients (mind you, the contract had a ton of legal holes in it, but that was, unfortunately, not my main concern…). In the 20th century I wasn’t […]

The #1 Purchase I Regret Making at the Start of my Business

Pricing

August 25, 2020

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Pricing

I remember the first time a client told me I was too expensive for their wedding photography and asked me if I would reconsider my pricing. Initially, the pang of fear that I wasn’t going to be accepted or I wasn’t going to earn more money plagued my mind. And I caved. Yep, you read […]

How I Deal with Haggling Clients

August 1, 2020