Hashtags are a helpful tool you can use to drive traffic to your Instagram feed. I’ve compiled a list of tips on how to use hashtags here. I hope it helps you up your Instagram game!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
How much should you really care about Instagram marketing? I'll let the stats below speak for themselves!Read More
Wax & Wool's Fall '17 collection marks the 8th time Kjerste and I have collaborated on a lifestyle product session for her candles and her 8th collection to hit the shelves of retailers near you! She may have out done herself with these delicious Fall scents: Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon Chai and Brown Sugar and Fig.Read More
Often times people ask me, “is your house really always that clean? How do your pictures come out so clean and uncluttered?” Although I do keep a pretty clean and uncluttered house (for my own sanity), the answer is no, it’s not always perfectly clean and my dishes are not always done.Read More
Have you ever tried to shoot a flatlay image and outright failed?
I’ve been there.
When I first started shooting flatlays they felt awkward and forced. Over time I have learned a few helpful tips that I want to share with you today.Read More
Charme Nail and Skin Studio is an adorable little nail studio on the University of Washington Campus. If you walk down the hallway behind hello, cupcake you'll come across a comfy waiting area complete with coffee and tea. Walk in the door and you'll be greeted by Charm, the dog that gave the studio its name, and her little brother Chico.Read More
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!Read More
Over a glass of wine at local 'hole in the wall' restaurant, Kjerste described a scene. Imagine after a long day, kicking your feet back on the patio with a glass of rosé, a cheese plate, green olives, warm baguette, and of course some Wax & Wool candles wafting their sweet scent over the scene. And thus the Wax & Wool Summer collection came to life!Read More
After recently having my own family photos taken I realized again how much work goes into planning out the perfect outfits for everyone to wear. So I want to share some helpful tips with you so that your planning process goes smoothly!Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
My sweet niece, Liesl was born a few weeks ago and I had the honor of doing her first photo shoot! She has two doting big sisters that couldn't be any cuter and they all made my job super easy!Read More
“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 ;)Read More