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What do you need right now? If I’ve learned anything, it’s that we all need something. Maybe you need to hear some validation? Or you need clarity on what direction you should be going? Maybe you need an answer on how you’re going to cover rent or if this dream is worth fighting for. Maybe, you just really need someone to […]

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This year Taylor got the idea that he really wanted to host a New Year’s Eve Party, but not just any NYE shindig. He wanted Black Tie, disco balls, and a champagne fountain (only in our case sparkling cider). Now that the final countdown is on to bring our party to fruition, I thought it would […]

Black Tie New Years Eve Party Planning

December 29, 2015

Today, I’m sharing our third of the four stylized sessions from The Thriving Photographer – Florida Retreat.  (See session 1 here and 2 here). This is the one that I was most excited for… I had this vision that had been inspired from a Kate Spade ad (I am obsessed with Kate Spade) that I’d […]

The Thriving Photographer Retreat | Children’s Pool Party Stylized Session

May 22, 2013

Here is our second of four stylized shoots from The Thriving Photographer Retreat – Florida!  It is so much fun getting to show off the talent of my amazing thrivers! We had the time of our lives!  For a complete list of all the photographer’s featured in this post, see the bottom of this posting. […]

The Thriving Photographer Retreat | Stylized Session | Joyfolie

May 15, 2013

You just can’t put 20 photographers together for 4 days and not end up with some amazing images!  We had boudoir sessions taking place in hallways, impromptu posing classes and a whole lot of fun playing with settings. As part of the Florida Thrive Retreat, I put together 4 stylized sessions, and over the next […]

Senior Stylized Shoot – The Thriving Photographer Retreat

May 8, 2013

I’ve found myself on this edge so many times.  It could be really great below, it could be… but what if it isn’t?  My heart wanted to believe that it was… But I just couldn’t know for sure.  There was no guarantee, there was no proof.  There was hope in my heart and determination in my spirit.  So… I […]

Jump already

May 6, 2013

Getting out of your comfort zone is hard…. That’s exactly why we say, “out of comfort” – as in UN-comfortable.  So it makes sense why so many stay where it feels safe… But this is such a dangerous trap!  Growth, at it’s best… Happens when we get uncomfortable.  The most amazing experiences of my life […]

Photography Workshop Retreat does the Harlem Shake

April 12, 2013

  In last week’s episode, I shared why you may not be getting the amount of referrals you want… and how to fix it.  This week, I’m sharing exactly what I do in my own business to create that extra wow factor. This is my  personal Top 10 list for creating the wow factor for my […]

My Top 10 Steps I use to Wow Portrait Clients

March 22, 2013

I am so excited for today’s post!! Amanda Star created a video for our members inside the private group, The Thriving Photographer™.  At the request of other members, she was giving her thoughts about the new product SNAP HAPPY – Photography 101 Course Material.   With Amanda’s permission… I get to share her thoughts on the “411 […]

Behind the Scenes of Amanda Star’s SNAP HAPPY Photography Class

March 20, 2013

To those who have felt the hater’s fire…   Do you believe that?  Haters don’t hate you… The reality is, they fear that they will never be able to get to where you are right now. Can you see that in some way –  your haters are really just terrified that they will never be […]

Haters will hate… But now you don’t have to let it get to you!

October 22, 2012

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