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

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 […]

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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

I’ve been noticing some pessimism lately… Me & Pessimism.  We are not friends.  There is never enough space for the two of us to be in the same room together! WhileI am positive that anything is possible, pessimism constantly trys to convince people that it’s not.  Pessimism is wrong… Why do I know this?  Because […]

Me vs. Pessimism – How I WIN!

September 12, 2012

When was the last time you took photos that were purely and solely for you?  The kind that light you up and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?  The ones that remind you of why you became a photographer?  Photos of your children engaged in playfulness and laughter.  Or photos of a magically […]

How to Start & Finish a 365 Project

July 23, 2012

Forty three years ago today, in the reflection of the sun, one man did the impossible… the incredible… the unbelievable.  Stepping off of the lunar landing module Eagle, Neil Armstrong became the firm human to walk on the surface of the moon. Even more impossible to me, is the fact that while being  240,000 miles from […]

One Small Step for Man and What it Means for Us

July 20, 2012

Jen Burgess Thompson is a 37-year old wedding and portrait photographer from Redmond, Oregon.  She’s a devoted mom.  And she has advanced ovarian cancer. Jen has bravely endured major surgery and months of brutal chemotherapy. Her doctors have given Jen 12-18 months, but there’s hope: They want her to enter a clinical trial at the […]

Jen Thompson’s Fighting Chance against Cancer

May 25, 2012

I love that inspiration is all around us! We’re so lucky to have so much to be inspired by on a daily basis and yet sometimes you just can’t help but get a little, well… Discouraged. You know what I mean… You’re on Pinterest or you’re taking a few minutes to check out some blogs and you […]

Easy & Cheap Backdrop Ideas

April 16, 2012

Today I am thrilled to introduce you to the incredibly talented Sue Bryce of Sydney, Australia. I had the pleasure of hearing Sue speak at WPPI last year and her presentation was the absolute highlight of the entire convention for me! If you ever have a chance to hear her speak… Go to whatever lengths you […]

Inspire Me Interview #22} Sue Bryce

May 13, 2011

I get a lot of emails asking business questions and every time one says something along the lines of ‘I’ve only been doing this for a year…” I cringe a little – only a tiny little bit and let me explain why. Sometimes I read it and I think, ‘oh awesome’ and other times when […]

Inspire Me Friday Interview #21} McClanhan Studio

August 27, 2010

My face was buried in my hands as I stood in my bedroom.

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