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After painstaking hours spent reading through scholarship applications from over 20 incredibly deserving photographers for the upcoming Virginia Essentials Branding and Business Workshop, Shay and I are SO very excited to announce our two scholarship winners! We want to congratulate (and hug and jump up and down with) Lindsey Riley of Elle Riley Photography  and […]

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I have been pretty quiet here for the past month or so (except for the BIG announcement I made on Monday!) and that quietness is due to a handful of reasons that include a lot of work, a lot of busyness, and a lot of insecurities. I am afraid if you see the mess you […]

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Summer 2013 Essentials Workshop Announcement from Shay Cochrane on Vimeo. Shay Cochrane and I are SO excited to make some very very special announcements today!  After the huge success of our first Business & Branding Essentials workshop for photographers earlier this year, we have been scheming about what would be next all the while getting […]

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The first few months of 2013 were just plain crazy. CRAZY. Blessed and amazing but crazy nonetheless. I really value the process of evaluating, vision casting and goal setting and although that was of high priority when I started out 2013 there just was not room in the days to make that happen. So I […]

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Last weekend I had the exciting privilege of working with Shay Cochrane on the amazing Essentials Workshop. The Essentials Workshop is a branding and business workshop for photographers. This workshop has been years in the making as Shay and I have been growing, learning and building our own businesses as well as our expertise in […]

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(In case you missed the previous branding posts: Discovering You (part 1) | Discovering You (part 2) | Discovering You (part 3)) As a creative entrepreneur, whether you have been building your business for years or are just in the initial planning stages, you must ask yourself WHY and you must ask yourself this seemingly […]

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A series about building and maintaining strong brands. Last week I provided a little information as well as homework that was to push you towards really identifying with who you are as a person, as a creative and as a business owner. How did that homework go? If you are just joining us for this […]

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Behind every successful brand is a certain confidence that is the result of having a deep understanding of who they are as a person and what their business is all about, what they stand for, what they are passionate about, what they believe in. You absolutely cannot create a successful and authentic brand if you […]

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“Make today the day that you start taking yourself and your business seriously. Make today the day that your business goes from surviving to thriving. Make today the day that you sort through the noise and identify your true passions and strengths and lay the foundation for a new business identity that builds off of those essential […]

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Friends!!!! I am honestly beyond overwhelmed at your sweet words of encouragement over the past few days! Thank you for bearing with me during this process as it has been quite a long one. Already I have seen more sales in just 2 days than ever before!!! Yayyy! [Photo: Vintage English Wedding via Hostess] A […]

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