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It’s so easy to fall into the “I’ll go back to work when this is over” trap. I’ve been on the motivation struggle bus all weekend, and it’s hard to get back into “think outside the box” mode when you’re tired, burnt out on staying home and negative Nancy keeps pulling all nighters in your […]

3 Tasks to Pivot Your Photography Business

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Business Education for photorgaphers

5CaratCollective

The 5 Carat Collective is thriving! What a wonderful, supportive and idea-sharing mecca it has become. Especially during this time when we are all concerned about where our businesses are going, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a place as collaborative and caring as 5CC. This month, we’ve brainstormed how to pivot our businesses during […]

5CC- Powering Through Covid-19

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Our Farm House

The garage looks like an old gambrel style barn, and that’s exactly how we planned it. Siding went on last week and it looks so cool. The wood is 100 year old planks that we installed in board and batten style. They’ll get grayed and aged to look even more worn in the coming weeks. […]

Siding

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Our Farm House

Now it really feels like walls and a HOUSE. Insulation went in this week and it’s so weird how all the sound in the house is deadened. We did it right and this house is going to be tight! We did blow-in style on the exterior walls along with spray foam. Then we did standard […]

Insulate Me!

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Our Farm House

Flooring was the easy part. I’m a mom. I have a boy. I have two dogs and I’m going to be living on 10 acres. Can you say DIRT and GRIME? So, I went with luxury vinyl plank flooring. These days, it’s so high quality and looks like hte real thing. We have 100 year […]

Tile & Floors, Oh My!

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Our Farm House

It’s really starting to look like a home now. The windows and have been installed and the roof is going on. All of sudden, you can see what it will be like, and the views from inside are picture perfect and framed for beauty. I went with black windows. I know it’s a bit trendy […]

Roof Is On! Windows In!

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Our Farm House

Who would have thought picking faucets would be such a drama inducing flood of emotions? LOL. It is! Every one is so pretty and sparkly, it’s enough to make a girl want to rinse her eyes out. How does one choose? It was daunting. But here’s a few pictures of we selected. The house plumbing […]

Faucets

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Our Farm House

Anyone who knows me understands I am obsessed with photography AND books. My dad used to take me to Borders Books (remember them?) when I was a kid and I would wander the aisles for hours. Books have a magic to them that digital will never meet. The smell of them; the feel of them; […]

My Library

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Education

The last 10 days have perhaps been some of the most “up and down” moments I’ve ever experienced in my entrepreneurial career.  Corona virus has put us all on a E-ticket ride rollercoaster we have no power to get off. Or do we? While it’s perfectly normal in a stress response situation to  have these emotional ups […]

Control What You Can. Know What You Can’t.

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Education, Speaking

Are you struggling to decide what photography products to offer your portrait clients in 2020? Navigating the product maze can be daunting, especially when you’re moving from an all-digital business model to IPS, or you’re revamping a stale product line that your photography clients aren’t buying. This year at WPPI, I’ll be offering a FREE […]

Free Product Development Workshop

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Education

Our new business membership site, the 5 Carat Collective, is exploding in just 2 months of going live! So many business owners have gathered together to help and support each other. It’s truly amazing and inspiring to be part of this powerful business mastermind. What have we been doing this January? From solidifying our brands, […]

What’s Happening in 5CC?

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Education

It’s the photography industry argument. Everyone fights over it, and everyone seems to have the right answer. Mention one model to the other and it’s blasphemy. Canon or Nikon, anyone? It’s the same ‘ol, same ‘ol Super Bowl pissing match. Really? Come on. It doesn’t matter. A lot of professionals probably want to strangle me […]

Shoot ‘N Burn Vs. IPS

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