Category: Heart-FULL Business + Lifestyle

Posts about business strategy, marketing, working with clients, work/life balance, stepping into teaching your photography, etc.

The Photography Rule You May Have Broken

Ok, I’m glad that title caught your attention. There’s been a bit of a buzz in our documentary family photographer about following the “technical, photography rules” of a documentary photographer that takes on clients… what’s allowed in shooting, what’s allowed in editing, and so on. It pisses me off. The focus is in the wrong place. What you […]

Photography Income and Intuition

Have you ever felt like you are on a hamster wheel with your photography business? Or maybe like a clone of thousands of other photographers out there, but you aren’t sure what you can do to break away from the mold? Maybe, you haven’t even given yourself permission to break away, because you simply don’t […]

Ep. 56 Grieving My Biz Passion. Now What?

#056 – I’m Grieving My Biz Passion. Now what?

I have a feeling that you, too, may be carrying extra weight. No, not pounds on your body, but a heaviness on your spirit—maybe it’s a part of your identity, maybe it’s part of your business you don’t love, or how you feel in parenting or as a friend or son or daughter yourself. It […]

Documenting Led to a Grand “Surprise!”

Have you ever surprised someone? Or has someone ever *really* surprised you? Here’s my story… On 3 Christmas Eve’s in my life, I made the 4+ hour trip from Michigan to Ohio and showed up (without warning) on my Auntie Deb + Uncle Gary’s doorstep. “Surprise! Merry Christmas!”⠀⠀ It happened as a newborn with my […]

Ep. 048 April D's Brand Voice + Strategy Review

#048: April D’s Brand Voice + Strategy Review

Ever wish someone could come in with their superhero cape and makeover your marketing? What if you could build up your OWN cape? Last month, I took on a marketing review for a documentary family photographer and she agreed to let me share our review publically. For sure, I’m happy to help people with an […]

#047 – Seeing Differently with Kelly Wagner

How are you my friend? Welcome back! In the last episode, you heard a whole earful on practicing awareness and why it matters. That convo continues here with a story from Kelly Wagner— who has been photographing all her life! Ok, let that sink for a moment. She shares how through going through The Preservation Project expanded […]

#046 – Awareness is a Gift

You know that old adage: you don’t know what you don’t know? Well, we probably don’t notice it much, except for when we’re looking for an answer to something we’re seeking, right? Then, we notice that we don’t know what we don’t know. But what about the rest of the time? I’m sure there’s many […]

Portrait by Latoya Dixon-Smith | Systems for Photographers

#045 – Creating Rich Systems with Latoya Dixon-Smith

Do you ever feel like you’re doing things on the fly in your business and can’t keep up? You’re maybe sacrificing all your time to give your clients the best experience and you feel like there’s GOT to be a better way? Well, there is and if any of this feels like you, this episode […]

Make Your Loved One’s Story Come Alive In Grief: Lora’s Story

“I’m a photographer. How do I NOT have pictures of my dad? I had plenty of posed photos, but nothing that captured HIM as I know him. It was a sick feeling,” said Lora Wallenstein, participant of The Preservation Project. If you’ve ever experienced loss, you’ve feared the strong feeling of your bond weakening over time. […]

Set Goals / Intentions Monthly and Measure Results in Business and Life

#043 – The Mega Monthly Report on Business + Life

I’m going to teach you how I do my monthly report and why it matters. Hint: If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels in your business + life, this is an easy place to start for perspective, clarity, & direction that’s FREE—no hundreds of dollars to a coach or strategist. Enjoy the story. Alright, […]

What to Measure in Your Creative Business

#042 – The Magic of Metrics

If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to waste your time when it comes to how you show up in your business. When you sit down and get to work, you wanna *know* your time and effort are gonna give you a return. With some actions, you probably you find yourself asking, “Why bother?” but […]

How to Plan for Memory-Keeping

Marie’s Results for February + March 2019 Intentions

Hello friend, Last month: I felt a surge of awareness & feeling awake, because I was more involved in TPP as it’s opened back up again. Fast forward: It’s waned a bit now, because I’ve been out of the TPP practice mode the past month. A few new things came up this month:  1. I’m […]

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