July Travel Plans

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I don't know about you, but I've got the sunshine fever! That sounds like a bad thing, but I think it's a good thing? ;)

I’m hatching a plan to get out of town in a few weeks! It looks like I’ll have a solid 5 days to spend wandering the beaches and photographing my favorite people of Los Angeles! Which alone sounds like a blast, but no trip there will be complete without a delicious Mexican dinner. If you have any recommendations, please send them my way! Food is one of my many love languages...followed by coffee of course.

If you'll be around between July 4th - 8th, send me a message! I'd love to connect with you while I'm there. I have no plans or expectations for my mini travels, so my agenda is yours to fill!

What to Ask at a Consultation

What to Ask at a Consultation

As you gear up for your upcoming photography consultation, you might be a little nervous as what to ask. Pinterest and large wedding blogs often offer outdated or confusing resources that make it hard to navigate what you are looking for in your services. Maybe the questions you bring to ask end up being information that doesn't pertain to you or your wedding. Instead, create your own list of questions that bring clarity and excitement to your photography booking process. Here are some of my favorite questions to ask and answer at a consultation. 

StruckSured at Tendue

Creating work that inspires you is the key to not only discovering new ideas, but it's also the key to continuously falling in love with what you do. We all know the feeling of burnout, especially in our work life. There is not one quick fix for everyone, but you can cure the symptoms by listening to what your heart is asking you for. Work that makes you happy. Yes, we need to make money, to pay the bills, and to deliver what our bosses and clients expect from us, but it's incredibly important to make room for yourself.

This is a belief that Samantha and I share, and what makes our creative and business relationships work so well. I encouraged her at the beginning of the year to put together a shoot that could embody her business, something that highlights her strengths, her personality, and work we could continue to collaborate on in the future.

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If you've had the pleasure of working with her before, you know her skills are always a pleasant surprise. Because you expect great work from her, but what you receive is beyond expectations. Every time. 

I wanted to share some highlights from our most recent shoot, because talent should be shared, and blasted, and admired! We set up at Tendue, a local Portland natural light studio that is just as dreamy in real life as it is in the photos. We connected with Beanpole Pottery because her aesthetic is an incredible match, and we love highlighting other incredibly creative women! Florals were provided by the one and only Molly Ryan based out of Hood River. And of course, creative credit goes to StruckSured Events + Interiors. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I do.

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