Kansas City Portrait Photographer

HOW TO SPEED UP YOUR BLOG'S WORKFLOW

HOW TO SPEED UP YOUR BLOG'S WORKFLOW

If there's one thing I hate doing, it's wasting time!

Well, most of the time anyway, hehe.

When I first started my wedding photography business it took me quite awhile to get the hang of things. My workflow was slow and clunky and I found myself frustrated with how long it would take me to get certain things done. I remember one time I needed to have a client's wedding photo file names numbered from zero to 600. I MANUALLY opened and renamed every single photo, (all SIX HUNDRED of them!!!) I'm pretty sure it took me almost 2 hours. Little did I know there was an option in Photoshop Bridge that would allow me to rename all my photos in numerical order in about TWO SECONDS.

How to Deal With Disappointment

How to Deal With Disappointment

Most days I'm definitely a glass half full kinda gal. (Speaking of full glasses, I've currently got a glass full of coffee and it tastes amazing!!!) In general, I'm a really positive person. This attitude usually serves me quite well except for the occasional occasion when my assumption that the best will happen ... doesn't.

It's at those times where I'm left dealing with that yucky feeling everyone deals with off and on throughout life; disappointment.

7 Tips to Follow Through and reach your goals!

7 Tips to Follow Through and reach your goals!

Ever have that moment when you start a new project that you're super excited about and you're feeling super inspired and then … as the days/weeks/months go by you find that you've suddenly lost your steam?

Project? What project? Oh yeah … meh … I'll finish it later. Maybe.

Yes, I'm pretty sure this happens to all of us on occasion.

Right? Right?!? Tell me I'm not alone!

I LOVE being my own boss. But as a small business owner, it's really important that I follow through with things. I mean, who else is gonna give me that kick in the pants to follow through and get things done? Mr Purrie? I don't think so!!! And the ability to follow through and finish what you start isn't just an important skill to have as a business owner, it's an important life skill to have in general!

The First Step to Getting What You Want ...

The First Step to Getting What You Want ...

You know what I think is one of the biggest differences between people who are successful and people who are not? Knowing what you want. I remember good 'ol Dr. Phil saying once, (don't laugh because YEAH I used to watch that show!) you have to "name it before you claim it." I mean think about it … the most you'll ever get is what you ask for. And if you don't even know what you want, then how can you get it? KNOWING what you want is the first major step in GETTING what you want.

Tips for Getting Sh*t Done

Tips for Getting Sh*t Done

Sorry about the title, it's just the first thing that came to mind. I swear I'm not a potty mouth!!!!

Okay I kind of am.

But I used an asterisk instead of spelling it out completely, so that makes it more innocent!!!!

I am an innocent potty mouth.

Okay I'm getting side tracked. Back to business!!!!

As a business owner, it's important to be efficient and get things done! And since I've been in business for almost 4 years now, I'd like to think of my work flow as something I've worked hard to improve so that now it's more like a well oiled machine. Yes, I'm a true believer in the saying, "Work smarter not harder." My goal is to always be as efficient as possible, to get as much done as possible, and in the least amount of time as possible.

12 Essential Instagram Tips & Tricks to Grow Your Business

12 Essential Instagram Tips & Tricks to Grow Your Business

I remember the good old days shortly after Myspace when Facebook was THE main social media place to be. Like … as a small business owner you really didn't need to worry about being anywhere else!

Those days are gone.

:::sniffle:::

Facebook is becoming more and more consumed with adds and people becoming frustrated that they never actually get to see the posts of their friends in their feed. (I mean seriously … I see the same posts from the same people for like 3 days in a row! Just say'in.) And while Facebook provided great free marketing for businesses in the beginning, they've now made it extremely hard to reach an audience. I mean I get it … they had a bazillion people marketing through them for free so why not start actually charging people to be able to "reach" their audience?