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Friends, I wanted to write a little reminder for you this morning. You ready? Life. Is. Short. It races by like blurry houses outside of your car windows, it sneaks by in sunrises and sunsets, and somehow the long days turn into short years. It’s like, before you know it, your babies’ fuzzy hair has […]

I have gone through many, many phases in my photography business… and I bet you have, too. After all, in a lot of ways, it’s just part of the process. However, there is one phase that I will not go through again (ever). Curious? It’s the too-much-work and not-enough-strategy phase. See, when we first started […]

Let’s chat about how to attract clients who can’t wait to book you. At Almond Leaf Studios, we work with the clients people dream of …  couples who are the perfect fit for us and our brand. But it wasn’t always that way.  If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, “well this is not what I imagined […]

If there’s one thing that no one ever, ever tells you about being an entrepreneur, it’s this: Mindset. Is. Everything. It’s everything. See, when you go through the internet and listen to business podcasts and read all the biz books, you’re usually reading things like “work for 3 hours a day!” or “try out this […]

Being a creative entrepreneur is an interesting balancing act… in a lot of ways. You’re balancing between creating some form of art (photography, copywriting, decor, design, etc.) and being a business person who needs to charge money for their services. Plus, a lot of us never pictured ourselves doing the whole business person part. ^  […]

When you’re a creative entrepreneur, getting leads is one of the most essential pieces of the puzzle. After all, clients and customers are pretty key in helping you to make money and meet your goals… and leads are exactly what you need to create clients and customers. Want to get more leads? You can do […]

As a creative entrepreneur, there’s one thing that’s more important than absolutely anything else — and that thing is time. See, time is what determines every single step of our lives and our businesses. When we don’t have enough of it — or when it’s not being used effectively — we can lose out on everything […]

Oh, friends — how incredibly lucky are we to have jobs that let us capture the *best* days of people’s lives as wedding photographers? There’s just nothing better than to be entrusted with such an important life and a day, you know? The. Best. But, also… wedding days as a photographer can be *pretty* stressful. See, […]

Oh, friends. This season has been really, really hard, hasn’t it? It’s like this odd dichotomy, too — after 2020, having busy wedding seasons is such a beautiful blessing. There is so much to be grateful for, and so much to practice gratitude about. However, this wedding season has been so incredibly busy that it’s been […]

As a photographer, whether you’re a wedding photographer or a fashion photographer or a family photographer or something totally different, you wear a LOT of hats. After all, that’s honestly why so many of us love our jobs as much as we do, right? We get to balance between being everything from artists to storytellers […]