Grow your business by growing your knowledge. Here are my top 5 inspirational and business podcasts for 2019 to grow my business
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Client Spotlight of branding photos in Seattle for online marketer Five Minute Social Media
If you think blogging is dead in 2019, you are wrong. Here are 10 reasons why blogging is important for your business, especially if you have a small business in 2018 and 2019
How can you grow your business during the holidays? Especially if you are not a product based business? Charitable giving is the perfect way to promote your business that also helps people in need and makes your business a conversation starter
Branding photo shoot client spotlight on Confetti Party Plans showing the behind the scenes and social media imagery for this online party planning business and podcaster.
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Do you need better looking photos for your Instagram feed, but you can’t yet invest in a branding photographer? Take these tips on how to create professional looking photos yourself in this post about how to take professional photos for Instagram yourself
in 2018 all markets are saturated, and all businesses need to wow their clients to be profitable. Listed here are 5 reasons your creative company is forgettable and how to change that bringing more profit to your business.
Branding photoshoot spotlight on Seattle wedding planner Perfectly Posh Events showcasing behind the scenes and details of what a wedding planner does throughout the planning process. Branding Photography done in Seattle.
Are headshots important when you are a creative professional? See creative headshots that show your personality instead of the boring white background head and shoulders shot.
The entire goal of a headshot session is to create an image that you are proud of, that looks like you at your best. It's your first impression in this online world, so let's make sure it's a great impression.
All that aside, you want to know what to expect when walking into a headshot session, so here are my favorite headshots tips.
Seattle headshot photographer offering a one day headshot studio event where you can come in and get updated headshots quickly! One day only on 9/14/2018 at our Capital Hill Studio.
Book early as there are limited spots for this one day headshot event
When you take photos with your iPhone for your business, it’s important to create a professional look, one that doesn’t scream “ I took a selfie” . Here are the reasons I avoid using the front facing selfie camera for business photos.
You've scheduled your professional headshots and you don't know what to wear?
You've realized that headshot from 5 years ago is dated, and doesn't even look like you anymore.
But what should you wear to ensure you are going to love these photos for the next couple of years?
Here are my 5 tips for what to wear for your new headshots or business portraits
1 - Avoid trends.
The fastest way to date an image is by wearing something that will distinctly place you in a specific year. Unless you want to update your photos yearly, pick an outfit that stays a bit more classic. Or at least pick something more to your consistent style.
2- Choose a color that highlights your eyes
Choose a color that makes your eyes stand out. Most headshots are going to be from shoulders to head, so you don't have a ton of the outfit in the image. Your face is the most important part of the image, but use the color of your top to help make your eyes more engaging.
If people notice your eyes first, then they feel more engaged and trusting. There is a reason the term "eyes are the window to the soul" was coined.
Another way for ladies to bring attention to their eyes is mascara and subtle eyeliner. Mascara and eyeliner add contrast which helps catch the viewers eye in a great way!
3- Choose attire that fits your frame well.
This is where you can get input from a wardrobe specialist. Find out what shape your body is, and how to wear attire that highlights the good and diminishes what you don't love.
Usually, it's best to avoid clothing that is both too tight and too loose. The tight items will show every curve good or bad, and the too loose items will add weight to your frame.
Blazers and jackets tend to be great layering pieces that help shape you and give style. This is why they are so popular in business portraits.
Always stay authentic to your style, though as you want to be able to recognize yourself in the photos. You also want people to be able to recognize you from your photo when you are meeting for the first time. If you'd never wear a blazer in real life, then definitely pass on it for your photos too!
4- Go for solid colors or subtle patterns
The last thing you want is for your outfit to grab attention first. Your attire should complement, not be it's own statement piece (unless that is your brand). Stick to solid colors, or subtle patterns.
Avoid any logos and company branding unless it's your companies brand.
5- Iron / steam your outfit before your shoot
Wrinkles are the fastest way to look disheveled in a photo, so it's best to avoid fabrics prone to wrinkling. If your outfit is prone to wrinkling, don't put it on until right before you are walking in front of the camera. Keep your clothes looking as fresh as possible so you look your most presented.
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What is Canva and why should you use it in your creative biz? Canva brings the design ability to the small business who doesn’t have a budget for a designer with easy to use templates and drag and drop….
Simple tricks to create photos that have an impact.