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How to Take Better Photos of your Kids

While we’re sitting at home quarantined with our kiddos for the unforeseeable future, I thought I’d send out some tips on how to take better photographs of them. Memories ya’ll. We’re making memories, lets not forget to document them! We’ve all been there. Imagine your child is being absolutely adorable, with a big smile on…

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How to integrate interconnectedness to source energy in your marketing.

I found this quote by John Muir on the side of my roasted diced tomato can yesterday as I was “a makin’ da pizza” for my kiddos. My inner mind wheels began to churn on all things marketing. Backstory? Well, to be totally transparent, I was considered an oddball child in my family. This was…

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The Importance of Authentic Alignment in your Personal Brand.

I love Ms. Lauryn Hill. I spent a good portion of my 20’s singing along to her tunes with my grieving heart that learned to heal. Her message here is powerful. How you gonna win if you ain’t right within?….. Here’s the thing…..the outside is simply an extension of whats going on on the inside.…

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Featured Headshot Session: Cornell Finance Analyst, Will

Will contacted me with the need to update his current headshots for his Linkedin and other social media platforms. He is currently enrolled as student at Cornell University and studying Start-ups and Emerging Companies. He will be graduating in May of 2020. Being in the business/finance industry he understood the importance of having a professional…

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4 Great Reasons to Take a Beginner Photography Class

Photography is everywhere. Documenting the special moments that come and go in your everyday life has never been more convenient and social media makes it easier than ever to share and consume photography. But that doesn’t mean that taking great photos is simple. Truly, photography is an art form. Getting that perfect shot, capturing the…

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How to Know if a Personal Brand Photo Session is Right for Your Business

Nowadays, having an intentional personal brand is more important than ever. But does that mean that everyone needs to work hard at building their personal brand? How do you know if scheduling a personal brand photoshoot is right for you and your business? Here are a few questions to help you find out. Who are…

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Featured Senior Portrait Session: Les rêves del la tour Eiffel deviennent réalité!

Photographing High School Senior Portraits in Paris has been a long time dream of mine that manifest this past June when I traveled with The Twelfth Year for their Parisian Road tour. I had the opportunity to work along some incredibly talented photographers and met some inspiring teens along the way. One of the graduating seniors that…

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How to Make Your Personal Brand Photos Really Stand Out

Creating a personal brand is all about setting yourself apart from the competition. Your personal brand is what makes you and your business unique — it’s what makes you a relatable, authentic, go-to professional instead of just blending in with everyone else in your field. While putting together your personal brand involves a lot of…

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Featured Senior Portrait Session: Joie de Vivre au Louvre avec Liv

Photographing High School Senior Portraits in Paris has been a long time dream of mine that manifest this past June when I traveled with The Twelfth Year for their Parisian Road tour. I had the opportunity to work along some incredibly talented photographers and met some inspiring teens along the way. One of the graduating seniors that…

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5 Things to look for in a Personal Branding Photographer

So you’ve started marketing yourself and your career in your own unique way. You want your personal brand to come across as exciting, engaging, and different from the rest of your competition. You want to put the task of capturing your image and your essence into the hands of a capable, professional personal branding photographer.…

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Featured Senior Portrait Session: Boho de printemps dans les rue de Paris avec Kendall

For those of you who can’t read french, the title says, “Springtime Boho shoot in the streets of Paris with Kendall.” Photographing High School Senior Portraits in Paris has been a long time dream of mine that manifest this past June when I traveled with The Twelfth Year for their Parisian Road tour. I had…

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5 Tips for Improving Your Personal Brand

A personal brand is a combination of skills, expertise, and personality and how you present them on different platforms is important. For entrepreneurs, a personal brand is everything, but how do you know if you’re doing enough?  Here are a few ways that that I’ve found helpful for my portrait photography business which can also…

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Featured Senior Portrait Session: Paris avec l’artiste McKenzie

Photographing High School Senior Portraits in Paris has been a long time dream of mine that manifest this past June. I traveled with The Twelfth Year for their Parisian Road tour and met some incredible photographers and some amazing teens along the way. We spent three days visiting several dream photoshoot locations photographing a small…

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Featured Maternity Portrait Session: Autumn at Taughannock Falls

This super sweet family from Binghamton, NY contacted me for their maternity portraits after seeing my website and wanting something special to celebrate carrying their first child into the world. They drove up for a consultation, and we began brainstorming wardrobe and location ideas, over tea and developed a lovely plan. Peggy’s dream maternity portrait…

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Why Personal Branding Photography is a Must for Entrepreneurs

Visuals play a crucial role in how you portray your personal brand to your customers and clients. It’s important to remember that customers shop with their eyes and will often make decisions based on their first impression of someone. Personal branding involves influencing the way potential customers see you and view your products or services,…

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Featured Headshot Session: Cornell Researcher/Dancer Leila

Leila is a Post Doctoral Associate in Music and Islam in the Contemporary World. at Cornell University. She contacted me because she needed a professional headshot for her personal “about me” web page where she directs her potential employers. Her previous headshot, like so many others who contact me, was the best photograph of herself…

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Top 3 Reasons You Need a Personal Branding Portrait Session.

Creating a unique personal brand and identity for your business involves a lot of thought, time, and ingenuity. Your brand is what communicates who you are to your audience and what sets you apart from the competition. So every detail counts, from your website to your logo to your photos. It’s crucial to put your…

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Featured Headshot Session: Cornell Actress Sabrina

I received an inquiry from Sabrina with the request for “some serious and some smiley headshots”. She needed some new acting headshots to apply for her MFA Graduate School Theatre Arts Program application at Cornell. When you’re applying for such a program, no simple headshot will do. In order to stand out from the pool…

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Featured Headshot Session: The Aspiring Actor

Gregg contacted me because he was looking to update his current headshot which was incredibly outdated (about 10 yrs old I believe he said!?) He is currently an English Professor who in his off time loves acting in the local Shakespeare plays. He was also thinking to take a stab at some other roles through…

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Featured Senior Portrait Session: Spencer Van Ettens’ Triathlete Queen.

“My daughter is for lack of a better word is a complete badass…..and I want an epic portrait session that shows her the queen that she truly is.” Not every senior portrait inquiry starts out like that, but when it does, I know its going to be a stellar one! I set up an in…