Did you know there are over 9,000 books available on Amazon right now about branding? Branding strategist David Brier says: "That many opinions means something is being overlooked or people are collectively not understanding."Read More
Personal branding is marketing YOU. As an entrepreneur using social media, blogs, or a website, you must gain visibility through high quality images that represent who you are and what makes YOU the person they should choose. Grow your business with great storytelling images that help you stand out, gain more followers, book more clients, and sell more product.Read More
The Z Design Showcase unveiling on Thursday, April 19th from 4-7pm for Design Week Portland. Here is a link with more information about Design Week Portland. Be sure to mark your calendars because from the little bit I got to see during our photo shoot, there will be a LOT of great inspiration for your next home, kitchen, bathroom, and tile projects.Read More
Let's set some Mother's Day Photography Goals. This is a gift for ourselves and for our children. "When we take pictures with our children, we are asserting ourselves as important and valuable, and our children are watching us."Read More
What's for dinner on Sunday? Here is an easy, last minute go to meal that the whole family will enjoy.Read More
Proven Photography Strategies That Will Guarantee Fabulous Prom Pictures That Will Amaze Your Friends and Social Media Followers.Read More
Newborn photography is an art form not many photographers can master. It requires a ton of patience, a comfort level with infants and a large array of gear and props.Read More
I am a sucker for anything that involves lime, cilantro and avocado. ANYTHING. I follow cookingclassy on Instagram and pinterest and her feeds never disappoint. This recipe is delicious even as leftovers the next day--with a freshly sliced avocado! I do not do two jalapenos b/c it is just too spicy for us, but I ALWAYS seed my jalapenos. Nothing ruins a great meal like blowing your brains out with too much heat!Read More
You already know how much I love this Essentialism book by Greg McKeown. Unfortunately, however, I have a little bit of short-term memory loss when it comes to self-help books. I think "Ah HAH! This is so brilliant! This is life changing material right here!" And then it leaves my mind completely.Read More
Another one of my favorite food bloggers is Leigh Anne from Home Based Mom. She is an incredibly talented woman with a gift for food, home decor, family, entertaining and fun. I have followed her for years and I am a better cook, photographer, and hostess for it!Read More
Remember how I don't like to go anywhere farther away than Target?
Lest, you think I am just one of those moms of four kids who works out and then doesn't shower for three hours while taking care of "just one more thing" (Give a Mouse a Cookie...) at the expense of all house cleaning, laundry and food prep, I am flying to COSTA RICA next week! All. By. Myself.Read More
Valentine's Day is one of my favorite random, expensive and totally unnecessary holidays. I get all heart eyes when I look at the creative ways to celebrate this holiday with pictures. So many fun and creative ideas!
Click on the links below each image to be taken to the original source to see even more eye candy photo inspiration.Read More
I know that Ham For Dinner is SO Christmas Eve or Easter, but I bought TWO hams when they were on sale at Fred Meyer and this one has been in my fridge taking up an entire section of real estate, so it is time to go for round 2.Read More
Tired of scouring the internet for cheap gifts to buy all your girlfriends? I am updating this regularly over the next month till Valentine's day with things I think look adorable and are less than $15. I have already ordered all of these V-day pillow covers because I am a sucker for cute holiday pillows!Read More
Have you ever had a friend or family member come visit you from out of state (or country) and been surprised by how beautiful they find where you live?
I always love it when friends from outside of Portland come and visit me b/c they always, ALWAYS remark about how green it is, or how vibrant the flowers and leaves are…they comment on the things I see every day and disregard.Read More
Who doesn't love free? I am a mass consumer of knowledge and I am always looking for a good deal. Here is a list of Photography books that are currently free or really cheap on AmazonRead More