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Hi there! Welcome to the PMP blog, a journal about my work, life, travels, fashion, and the occasional dessert. Stay a while and say hello!

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It’s interesting how dreams and plans change over time. I remember trying to figure out what I wanted to go to college for. I had my hopes set on being a personal trainer, but my dad kept telling me to do something with Business. About a week before classes started I switched to Business, and […]

From Corporate to BOSS

Jul 1, 2019

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“Should I specialize in one area of photography?” I get asked this question all the time. I have been to many workshops that cover this topic, and most of the time the push is to specialize. The many reasons are that it’s easier to just focus on growing one area, for example, just weddings. Paying for just wedding […]

Should I Specialize?

Apr 11, 2019

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Oh friend, I bet when you think of the idea of working from home you envision it as binge watching Netflix, laying on your bed or couch with your laptop, and a big bucket of popcorn, am I right? Or at least close? Trust me, on my days working the 9-5 corporate world I so […]

The Reality of Working from Home

Mar 25, 2019

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The title of this post could very well be: “the pursuit of happiness,” but since that title has already been used for a movie, the one above will have to do. We live in a society where everybody is so busy, or think they are, they constantly stop saying yes to the things that will […]

How to live an exceptional life – because ordinary is already taken

Mar 20, 2019

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I was lucky enough to have worked with the same second photographer for about 5 years. Kristi was everything I had asked for, with very minimal training. I swear I could just look at her and she would know exactly what I was thinking or what I needed from her. And then she decided she […]

How to be the Perfect 2nd Shooter

Mar 18, 2019

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I work in an industry where burning out is common. Often on social media I read about other photographers who are literally one bad day away from giving up. In general, photographers are artists first, and business people second, and in many cases, the business side doesn’t ever really flourish. It can be very frustrating […]

How to Not Burn Out

Mar 11, 2019

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Hey you! Today, I want to talk to you directly. You see, I think I have come across some information that can help you live a happier life, and I’m all about sharing. So here’s the deal. The more I talk to my friends, the more I hear about how their lives are so busy, […]

How to live a happier life

Mar 4, 2019

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  I remember my very first big photography conference! I flew to Vegas for WPPI and I was so excited to spend a few days with like-minded people, learning from the best in the industry! The thing is, I have invested yearly in photography conferences, one-on-one workshops, mentoring, styled shoots, anything to keep my brain […]

Why Continuing Education is so Important

Feb 25, 2019

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  There are many cool things that come with being in business for over 10 years. I’ve seen my industry grow, change, invent, innovate, shift focus, you name it. This is not just true for photography though, businesses out there are having to work twice as hard to keep up with technology and new trends. […]

My Favorite Photography Business Tools

Feb 18, 2019

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If you are a small business owner, like myself, you know starting, and nurturing a business, is hard work. You have probably worked through the night to meet a deadline, sacrificed precious family time to work weekends, but most of all, you have fought hard to make it work because your business is your baby. […]

How to Survive the 5 Year Business Curse

Feb 11, 2019

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