If a contractor’s tools of the trade include a hammer, tape measure, and a level, then my tools would be my Nikon D750, my camera lenses, Creative Cloud (Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Adobe), and ShootProof to deliver the images to my clients. In addition to the tools above, here are my 5 favorite software to […]

Branding, Tips

July 1, 2022

5 Must-Have Software For My Business

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“I don’t have a product. What type of pictures should I post on my social media?” – A service-based business owner. I get this question a lot when I work with service-based business owners. Most of them only focus on headshot pictures but there are many types of pictures you can post to build your […]

Branding, Tips

June 1, 2022

10 Branding Photo Ideas for Service-Based Businesses

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It’s likely you know what a headshot photo session looks like, but do you know what a branding photo session involves? In case you’ve never been part of a headshot photo session, it consists of one person standing in an outdoor, office, or studio setting with either a white, gray, or black backdrop. The headshot […]

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May 1, 2022

What’s the difference between headshots and branding photography?

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Many of my clients are not sure what to do after they have downloaded their branding photos. That’s why I created a branding resource guide to help my clients use their branding images in multiple ways, not just for posting them on their social media. A few months ago, I shared 5 ways to use […]

Branding, Tips

April 1, 2022

5 Ways to Use Your Branding Photos (Part 2)

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Have you ever downloaded your pictures from your branding session, so excited to use them for your business, but quickly get overwhelmed?  Questions start flooding your mind: Now what? Where can I use these images? What else can I do with them? I totally get it! It’s a lot to think about when you have […]

Branding, Tips

February 1, 2022

5 Ways to Use Your Branding Photos

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“If you don’t give the market the story to talk about, they’ll define your brand’s story for you.” – David Brier Nowadays, it’s more important than ever to own who you are. In a world that’s increasingly digital, your personal brand is what tells people who you are, what you do, and what makes you […]

Branding, Tips

December 1, 2021

Personal Branding – Beginners Checklist

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After you take a picture, it shows up blurry and you notice there are fingerprints on the lens of the camera. That’s the worst, isn’t it? One of the things I do to prepare for every photo shoot is to make sure I clean my lens to remove fingerprint smudges and dirt. Cleaning your lens, […]

Tips

November 1, 2021

How to Clean Your Camera Lens

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Outfits with patterns are so much fun and can really show your personality. I love them too! But did you know, there are some patterns you should avoid wearing to a photo shoot or video shoot? Here are a few patterns: Small dots Small stripes Houndstooth pattern Gingham (checkered) pattern These patterns may warp in […]

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July 1, 2021

Avoid These Patterns For Your Next Photoshoot.

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Do your pictures come out blurry and dark? Do you struggle with getting the right lighting when you are taking a picture of your product? Read more to learn how you can take better pictures using a free light source. When you are taking a picture, especially for your business, it is very important to […]

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March 21, 2021

Use This Free Light Source to Take Better Pictures.

Do you struggle with cropping an image you took for your social media and lose part of your subject? Here are 2 tips that can help you create better images for your business and your subject will be the center of attention. The FIRST TIP is to take your picture in landscape orientation, horizontally. The […]

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February 21, 2021

Photography Tip: Landscape Orientation and White Space