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BTB My System for Packing My Kamrette Bag for Portraits & Brand Sessions

On this week’s YouTube episode, I walk you through exactly what I have in my bag! I use a Kamrette Mina Daypack bag that I absolutely love – you can see it here!

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Brand photographer & educator based out of Northern VA & DC. When I'm not behind a camera or teaching about systems, you'll find me at a vineyard with wine & cheese or cuddled with my cat Keegan on our cozy couch!
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On this week’s YouTube episode, I walk you through exactly what I have in my bag! I use a Kamrette Mina Daypack bag that I absolutely love – you can see it here!

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Here’s a peek behind the scenes of my latest branding session with Stone Tower Winery! I’ve had the pleasure of working with every year over the past almost 4 years to take updated pictures of their spaces, team and incredible season menu (and of course, we can’t forget the wine!) I’m always amazed at the […]

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Today’s conversation was with Kat of the Kat Schmoyer brand, Dear Sweetheart Events and the Creative At Heart Conference! I’ve been following Kat for years and have loved attending the C@H conference every year. It’s always been a place for me to refresh my heart and soul around my business and it’s beautiful to see how my business has evolved over the years because of it!

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I got to work with the incredible Cait Kramer to get my very OWN brand pictures taken! It was such a fun experience planning everything from the beginning!

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Today’s conversation was with Allie Landry! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Allie through a past mastermind that was focused on mindset!

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Andrea Cable Brand Photos

Staring at a blank page β€” can we all agree that it’s one of the worst feelings there is?! Or juggling not just one job or commitment but multiple at a time, especially when it comes to running not just one business but TWO?! That means double the client communication, double the content to put out & double the imagery you need to update your website and social. This is exactly what Andrea of Andrea Cable Photography and Press & Palm experienced as she was planning on taking her photography & design business *full-time* – cue the confetti & cheers!!! That’s why I’m SO excited to feature her on the blog today!

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Today’s conversation was with Bonnie Bakhtiari of B is for Bonnie Designs! Bonnie is an incredible brand and web designer and strategist who helps creative entrepreneurs craft elevated brands that inspire connection and conversion without compromise.

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Jontell Brand Photos

Back in February my good friend Jontell of Jontell Vanessa Photography had a film made about her brand to add to her website! Since she was up in Alexandria near me for the shoot, I decided to come take some BTS pictures for her and a few branding-type images for her to be able to use since she’d already be in an ideal location and with a ton of props & on-brand accessories and outfits!

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Today I’m breaking down how I plan monthly inside my business! It all starts with my quarterly goals that I then break down into success standards and action steps using Kat Schmoyer’s yearly & quarterly calendars!

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Staring at a blank page β€” can we all agree that it’s one of the worst feelings there is?! Or juggling not just one job or commitment but multiple at a time, especially when it comes to running not just one business but TWO?! That means double the client communication, double the content to put out & double the imagery you need to update your website and social. This is exactly what Andrea of Andrea Cable Photography and Press & Palm experienced as she was planning on taking her photography & design business *full-time* – cue the confetti & cheers!!! That’s why I’m SO excited to feature her on the blog today!

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