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When I first started as a photographer, blogging was definitely all the rage. Everyone was talking about how important it was. And then, all of a sudden, their marketing tactics changed and it seemed like no one was talking about it. Instead, everything became Facebook groups and Instagram Reels. So it doesn’t surprise me that […]

3 Reasons You Should Blog for Your Small Business

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Three reasons to blog for your small business from business educator and blog writer, Kristina Dowler of Dot the I's Outsourcing.

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Working from home means I’ve been able to design my office space, work hours, and work systems to my liking. It also means I work from a corner office in my bedroom instead of a full office (like I one day dream of having by the beach!). Since I don’t have a lot of space […]

My Must Have Office Supplies | Tips for Working From Home

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Anyone else out there feel like some days working from home are like riding the struggle bus hard? There’s a lot of days where I crush my list and can knock a lot of stuff off my list. And others, it feels like I can’t keep focused on any one thing. Working from home has […]

3 Tips for Staying Focused | Tips for Business Owners

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3 tips to stay focused while working in the office by Dot the I's Outsourcing

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I hear it all the time: “I can’t take time off from my business because I’ll lose money and it will suffer.” And while I can’t make any promises to you about finances or everything being perfect, I can tell you that not taking time off to be with your family, friends, and giving yourself […]

Planning for Vacation | Tips for Business Owners

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Happy birthday (a bit early!) to one of my all-time favorite people in the world, Rebecca! I feel so lucky that Rebecca asked me to be a part of her 30th birthday cake smash this year. It was so much fun to step out of my comfort zone and capture these fun, glamorous portraits for […]

Rebecca’s 30th Birthday Cake Smash | Fredericksburg VA

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How is it possible that Ashley and Ian are graduating from JMU this spring? I feel like it was just yesterday I did Ashley’s senior portraits for high school graduation! I traveled up to James Madison University this past weekend to capture their senior pictures with their caps and gowns. We lucked out with a […]

JMU Senior Portrait Session

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So any families think that once the winter comes that we can’t get family portraits done because of the weather and the cold! And while it’s true we probably won’t be bundling up for portraits in the freezing temperatures, we can definitely still get some family portraits done in the winter months! Hello lifestyle sessions!! […]

Tips for Lifestyle Sessions with VA Lifestyle Photographer

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Dear New Mom, Hi. It’s me. A new-ish first time mom to a little boy. Being a new mom is really hard. Which they tell you … they tell you in books, on blogs, in the hospital class. But if you’re anything like me, you figure it’s nothing you can’t handle. And I promise you, […]

An Open Letter to a New Mom

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Dear David, How are you possibly a year old? I feel like it was just yesterday I was waking up at 4:30AM with contractions starting, full of fear and excitement. I remember them telling me they hadn’t done a sonogram on a woman in active labor before and to walk the mall, but I could […]

Dear David, Happy First Birthday

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Some of my favorite people are expecting their first baby boy in February. Spoiler alert…. he came early and graced us with his presence on New Year’s Eve!! I’m so glad we managed to get their maternity portraits done before he arrived! We decided on taking their portraits in downtown Alexandria – which turned out […]

Downtown Alexandria Maternity Session

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Personal

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