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I’m revisiting one of our archived Talk-A-Latte episodes (#16) because now really is the perfect timing to think about how to Fill Your Fall Calendar. We had our special guest (and my sister!) – Jenny Mason, CPP, Orange County CA – with us to talk about strategies she uses every Summer to drive Fall business. […]

5 Strategies To Fill Up Your Fall Calendar

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Learning Tools

Summer is the time to take pics! The kids are out of school, playing, laughing and doing things that well…deserve a photo! And if you’re like most moms, you’ve got a phone in your hand to do that. I’m also willing to bet that you’ve been sometimes disappointed in what you’ve shot. Here are some […]

5 Things to Avoid For Better Smart Phone Photos

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Behind The Scenes

Last year, I was honored to participate in the Tether Tools video series: How I Got the Shot. Each video showcases amazing photographers from a wide variety of genres. I was featured for one of my competition images called Kiki and Butterflies. I’m sharing the following Q&A (from Tether Tools) for a behind the scenes […]

How I Got The Shot

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Learning Tools

Every once in a while a book truly changes your life.  I picked up the Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Caroll just one month ago, and it has literally change the way I work. Being a life-long paper snob, and pen-perfectionist, I immediately fell in love with the concept of journaling by bullet point.  I’ve […]

Book Review: Bullet Journal Method

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Learning Tools

Clothing Color & Home Decor What to wear in a portrait session is the most commonly asked question we get here at the studio! It’s overwhelming, I know, to pick outfits for the whole family. And it’s good to think through it carefully because it has so much IMPACT on the end result. That’s where […]

What To Wear & Wardrobe Planning

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Studio news

FREE SESSION & DIGITAL FILES Did you or someone you know recently have a baby or is about to give birth? Jewel Images needs 3 newborn baby models for a student workshop on June 5-6, 2019. Baby must be between 7-12 days old. Families will receive FREE digital files with unlimited personal usage rights. If interested email […]

MODEL CALL

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Education

WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Low prices do not convince a client to book! The phone rings. It’s a number you don’t recognize. Your heart skips a beat as you realize it’s either a telemarketer or a potential client who’s curious about what you offer. Which one is it? Mustering up all the courage in […]

Price Does Not Convince A Client To Book!

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Education

Seriously, you want to give up? After all of that hard work? We all have feelings of “down in the dumps.” It’s perfectly normal and natural. You’re in the doldrums. You cannot get your booty out of no-mans land and your brain fog is as thick as the pea soup your grandma shoved down your throat […]

How To Push Through The Feeling Of Wanting To Give Up

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Education

It can be oh so tempting to go out and buy the latest and greatest camera model but it’s important to be smart about it too. 1. Consider Your Budget. First of all, don’t upgrade if you don’t have the money! Plus, it’s not always just the camera body you’re investing in. Be wise in your […]

Camera Bodies: Is it Time to Upgrade?

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Education

That dreaded client question: “Hello? Do you sell the digital files?” Everybody wants the digitals. But what most clients don’t realize is how un-valuable digitals really are. But clients buy what they KNOW. And digitals are what they know. So that’s what they THINK they want. But when you flip the switch and show them […]

How Products Elevate Your Brand

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Education

With the allure of shiny new things for photorgaphers to purchase at trade shows and everyone pushing this album or that metal print, it’s no wonder photographers often try to carry too many products. The next thing you know, you are juggling dozens of vendors, multiple turn around times and client orders start falling through […]

What Products Should I Carry?

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Our Farm House

The second floor is on! It’s not complete yet, but we can now climb the ladder to get up to the second floor deck. And you know that that means? The VIEWS!! WOW! We had no idea they would be this good when we bought the property. Plus, it makes the lower level feel more […]

Framing II

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