Personal Brand Photography: 6 Story Ideas to Stage for a Staffing Agency Photo Shoot

We all need to market ourselves like experts in this over-saturated world, but it’s easy to get hung-up on what to photograph. I LOVE Personal Branding Photography. And I feel that the best way to market yourself is through photography. I’m not biased at all. ūüôā As a professional photographer, my recommendation is to brainstorm scenarios that would help tell … Read More

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The Fear Behind Launching My New Photography Website

This last “Q&A Friday Introductions” on our social platforms stirred up a long response. The question was: Q: What thoughts and concerns I had while designing my website? My answer was long enough so that I decided to interject it into a “Marketing To The MAX” series article. Redoing your own website is a consuming task for any business owner … Read More

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It’s ALL In The Details – Using Photographs to Tell Your Story

Much of your story is in hidden in the details. My dad is a woodturner. He takes blocks of wood and “turns” them into gorgeous bowls, ornaments, writing pens, and other handcrafted products. Dad posts photos of his finished pieces on his Etsy.com shop and his website, douglasheckturnings.com (which I just redesigned for him). Until very recently, my Dad only … Read More

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Create Engaging Marketing Pieces with YOUR Photos on Canva.com

This week I have made a Facebook page banner, Facebook event banners,¬†Instagram graphics, an email header, a photo collage, a flyer that I needed in printable¬†PDF as well as JPEG formats… And I did it all without an image editing¬†program. For a few years now, I have been using a website,¬†www.Canva.com¬†along with¬†my other arsenal of image editing and design tools. … Read More

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4 Tips To Create Imagery That Tells Your Unique Brand’s Story

Hey guys, today I want to talk to you about a topic that may shift your¬†perspective on marketing, especially how it relates to the images you¬†market with… Many of you, my lovely followers, are¬†entrepreneurs,¬†influencers, bloggers that need to create unique content that shares your brand’s story with the world.¬†A portfolio of imagery for your marketing takes a significant amount of … Read More

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5 Tips To Make Your Photos Web Friendly

In my mindset, every marketing effort taken should be made with the ROI in mind – “Return On Investment”… Time and money are two things that disappear quickly, so I want to make sure every second and every penny is used wisely. And to do that, I utilize Organic SEO – “Search Engine Optimization”. I get leads, and book photo … Read More

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LET IT GO!!!

The last several months have been all about how to look your very best, through tips on¬†achieving a genuine smile…¬†posing¬†…¬†finding beautiful light…¬†color choices…¬†what to wear…¬†camera angles…¬†hair and makeup…¬†pampering yourself…¬†communicating your goals… now it’s time for the final ingredient of your delicious new photos… CONFIDENCE. What’s the most frequent comment my clients make? “I HATE having my photo taken…” This is … Read More

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Communicate Your Goals for a Successful Photo Shoot

Let’s have a typical “new client lead” conversation… Potential Client:¬†*ring* *ring* Kelly:¬†“Hi, Kelly speaking…” Potential Client:¬†“Hi, I need a photographer!” Kelly:¬†“I’m your girl! I’d love to help. What kind of photography do you need?” Potential Client:¬†“A portrait.” Now is the time where I get all excited and start asking questions… What’s your portrait for? How will your portrait be used? … Read More

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15 Tips to Prepare Your Body & Mind for Photo Day

Instead of doing dishes and laundry tonight, wouldn’t it be nice to hear that your homework is a night of pampering? Well that’s just what you need to do leading up to a photo shoot. Pamper Time – You’re Welcome Love, your PHOTOG.   – THE WEEK BEFORE – 1. Freshen up that HAIR.¬† Touch up your roots, and consider … Read More

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Camera-Ready Hair & Makeup Tips

In addition to every-day tips, there are photo-specific makeup and hair tips that might change your regular morning routine before a portrait session.¬†From when to schedule your root-touch-ups and trims, to what makeup techniques make you look younger, pick and choose what you do to look your very best. At the end, we’ll also hear from the salon experts at¬†Elements … Read More

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Tips for Flattering Positioning Between YOU and the Camera

When you hear “selfie”, what image do you envision? I see a goofy looking subject, holding a phone high, positioning it on a down angle… probably making pursed lips or some sort of goofy face, flashing a peace sign or other hand-gesture. This “pose” may seem cliche, but we can learn something from the “classic selfie” that many of us … Read More

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Picking Your Perfect Color Pallet

“What should I wear?” Photographers want their lovely¬†subjects want to look their very best. Wondering what you to wear begins with what color pallet you plan to rock at your photo session. So what works and what doesn’t? It all depends on… EVERYTHING! The type of photo session, the location, the backdrop, your style, your skin tones, and whatever colors … Read More

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