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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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I was trying to think of careers where people work for free and not many came to mind. I know models who will work for trade, but can’t quite think of many others where it’s equally beneficial to spend your time and resources and not get paid for it. Experience is a beautiful thing, yes, […]

Should I work for free to build a portfolio?

Mar 6, 2020

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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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So I did a thing. I created a whole new blog with all my travel and lifestyle tips! Head on over to Sweet Miss Poly

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Engagement sessions are a lot of fun, but getting there can be stressful. What to wear can be tricky, and you might have a few too many...

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Read about my transition from corporate world to being my own boss and becoming a full time photographer!

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