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My blog is the heart of my site!! Here you'll find personal posts and educational posts for both photographers and editors! You'll also find photo work from my 10 years as a photographer. If you're a bride, check out the "Brides" category! Look around, leave a comment, or ask a question! Explore & enjoy!

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Step 1: Exporting your Catalog Pre-edit at least 5-10% of the images for me to use as guidelines for how the rest of the gallery should look It is helpful if the pre-edits are scattered throughout the gallery so I know how you would handle different lighting situations. Label your pre-edits with a color label. […]

Education

August 20, 2019

Preparing Files for Outsourcing: PC Version

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In my last post I shared my journey to productivity and effectiveness. I mentioned a couple influential resources that helped me get where I am now. They were my Cultivate What Matters goal planner and the book What’s Best Next by Matt Perman. Those books helped me immensely in 2018. 2018 was a defining year […]

Education, Personal

August 9, 2019

How I Became a Goal-Getter

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Or How I Went from Being a Workaholic without boundaries, to an unstructured creative without systems, to a disciplined solopreneur with big dreams and the plans to back them up If you know me at all, you know I talk a lot. Apparently my blog is no different. I sat down to write one post […]

Education, Personal

July 25, 2019

My Journey to Productivity and Effectiveness

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Outsourcing your editing to a private photo editor is a GREAT way to get some much-needed time back to invest into your business. I know that it is a TOUGH decision to make because it is not cheap. But I promise you that the money you spend can be worth it if you use the […]

Education, Photographers

June 4, 2019

Increase Your Profitability with Outsourcing

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One question I get A LOT from photographers is if they can see some before and afters of my editing. I completely understand this question, and it seems like it would make sense for an EDITOR to show their EDITS, right?! For a retoucher, it absolutely does make sense and is a great question to […]

Editors, Education, Photographers

May 29, 2019

Why I Don’t Show Before and Afters

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Have you ever come across a game changer in your business? You know what I’m talking about. Something that makes your life SO MUCH BETTER that you can’t even remember how you existed without it? In my 10 years as a photographer, I had several business game changers. One of the biggest game changers in […]

Education, Photographers

May 23, 2019

Using Photo Mechanic for Faster Culling

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Have you considered outsourcing your editing but just aren’t sure if you’re ready? It can be difficult to give up control on such a big aspect of your business. Perhaps you’re worried that you won’t like the edits, your clients will be upset, or you just don’t want to ask for help. I totally get […]

Education, Photographers

May 14, 2019

10 Signs Outsourcing May Be Right For You

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If you’re wondering how exactly the relationship works between a photographer and an editor, then you’re in the right place! Today I’m sharing every step of the outsourcing process from initial inquiry to delivered catalog. If you have any questions afterwards, feel free to check out my FAQ page or e-mail me a question! I’m […]

Editors, Education, Photographers

May 3, 2019

The Outsourcing Process Step By Step

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Are you wondering if it’s time to outsource your editing? Not sure if the expense is actually worth it? Or maybe you’ve heard about outsourcing but aren’t really sure what it’s all about. Then keep reading! Today I’m sharing seven reasons why outsourcing your editing can help your business and reduce your stress! Why Outsource […]

Education, Photographers

April 25, 2019

Why Should You Outsource Your Editing?

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Downtown Greer is one of my all-time favorite places for photoshoots! It is so charming and beautiful! I love the small-town vibe and the many brick buildings. Plus the light we get in Greer City Park is gorgeous! If you want a downtown vibe to your session but want to avoid the crowds of Downtown […]

Bride Resources, Education

October 2, 2018

Downtown Greer Photoshoot Locations