What should my profile picture be? How personal should my Instagram be? and more!Read More
People love a good story. As Gary Vaynerchuck says, “It's about stories. If I can tell the story to America, whether it's Riesling or a boxer from Harlem, it will sell.” That is the number one reason you should show your customers behind the scenes photos! To tell the story of how and why you make what you sell.Read More
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