2017 Year in Review // Part 2

Last year in my year in review post I talked about how my vision for 2017 included expanding the product photography side of my business and I am happy to say that I have had huge success in this area! I've been able to connect with multiple new businesses in the area, as well as old ones, to create images for their websites, social media and marketing needs.

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2017 Year in Review // Part 1

It's been three months since I had the chance to sit down and blog. What a whirlwind ending to the year! 

Every year I go through all of the photo sessions I've done and pick out my favorite images. It is incredibly encouraging for me to look back on the past year of photographs and memories and see how much I have grown and changed as a photographer. This year as I started to compile a folder of my favorites, I quickly realized that there was no way I could fit them into one manageable blog post, so I've decided to separate them into two categories. Today I am sharing just portraits with you.

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Product Photography // Paper Luxe

Paper Luxe is the cutest little shop specializing in paper and gifts! Every time I'm in Jenn commiserates with me about having a toddler as she helps me pick out the perfect gift or card. She and her sweet mom, Laurie, co-own the little shop, tucked away under some offices in University Place. It's the perfect one stop shop for a gift, card AND the wrapping paper!

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Content Creation

Dear Small Business Owner,

Do you struggle with knowing what to post about on Instagram? Yes? You are not alone! I think at some point or another, we all find ourselves scrolling through our camera roll looking for that perfect shot and then staring at the blinking cursor trying to figure out what we wanted to say about it. 

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Beating the Instagram Algorithm

1. Quality

First and foremost, make sure that the content you are putting out is quality! People gravitate towards beauty. Simple, well lit photos (see this post for tips) and well written captions are key to gaining followers that stick around and become loyal customers. In addition to individual posts, keep your overall grid picture in mind (see this post for more tips on planning your grid).

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Product Photography // Snoqualmie Ice Cream

“We’re sick of low-calorie, dairy-free, blah blah blah. This is real ice cream. If you’re going to eat ice cream, do it right.”

— Snoqualmie Ice Cream

I couldn't agree more. You guys, this ice cream is the real deal. Do yourself a favor and go pick some up for dessert tonight! If you don't believe me just scroll through this post. I'm sure your mouth will be watering by the end ;)

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