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I’m excited about today’s post because I finally get to rave all about the Hustle in Heels conference!!! Attending a conference was at the top of my to-do list this year and I am SO thankful that I had the opportunity to attend the Hustle in Heels at Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, VA. I had been looking forward to it for weeks and it did not disappoint!

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Airlie Conference Center | Hustle in Heels Conference Recap

In the words of Gary Vaynerchuk, your personal brand is your reputation! With online presence being a significant element of your personal brand, it’s important that your brand presence tells your company’s story and connects with your audience in a positive way…

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Everything you need to know about Personal Branding Photography | Central Virginia Photographer

For the past four years, I’ve been a full-time student and a part-time business owner (by default). UVA’s classes started last week and as a recent (and very nostalgic) grad, I wanted to do a small post that highlighted running a small business in college. If you’re in a season of juggling business and college, I hope it will inspire you to keep pushing through!

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Running a Photography Business in College | Virginia Wedding Photographer

I am the first to admit that I don’t know it all; I literally learn something new about how to run my business every. single. day. However, over the past four years, I’ve built a business that I’m proud of and I’m excited to continue building. Mentorship is something I love because I’m so thankful for the people who walked me through various transitions in my business.

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Introducing…Mentoring Sessions! | For Photographers| Fredericksburg, Virginia

“If you lost everything today, what would you be most thankful for?”

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Friday Inspiration | Thankfulness | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

I’ll have more behind the scenes images on the blog in a couple of weeks, but for now check out the beautiful wedding styled shoot we photographed on the first day of the workshop.

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Hope Taylor Workshop Recap | Fredericksburg, VA

I made a New Year’s Resolution to read and blog more often. I figured the best way to hold myself accountable for both would be to blog about some of my favorite reads! First up, Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between).

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Friday Inspiration | Book Review

I’ve been focused on creating some new surprises for my 2017 brides and finishing out my 2016 wedding season with some super fun couples. Also, guess what?! I got a new macro lens! *Cue my squeals!* I’ve been getting by with macro filters for a little while, but I can’t wait to put this lens to use for some ring shots. Purchasing new gear always feels like a well-earned Christmas present. 

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Updates + The Gathering Event Recap | Fredericksburg, VA

Talk about failure leading to success! This man was a genius and an extraordinary example of an entrepreneur. 

If you’re struggling with creativity and motivation or if you’re just bored on this lovely Friday afternoon, I encourage you to take some time to listen to this talk (click the picture below)! It’s worth every minute! 

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Friday Inspiration

Second shooting is a great way to learn the industry with a little less pressure on your shoulders than being the lead photographer. Having been both a lead and a second, I’ve learned some things about how second shooters can be a huge help throughout the day. 

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5 Tips for Second Shooters | For Photographers | Virginia Wedding + Portrait Photographer