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Lauren Carnes Photography Features

It’s officially been a year since launching my new website redesign on the Showit platform. It had been a long, long time coming. So long, in fact, that by the time I launched a new site I had been offering services to clients that my old website only mentioned in a single paragraph for over […]

Mar 6, 2019


When you have the opportunity to see people walk through new seasons of life, it’s super special. It’s even MORE special when you have had the chance to capture each previous season… AND those people have become sweet friends as well. Haley and Daniel are that perfect example – from their Augusta, GA engagement session (featuring […]

Feb 15, 2019


how to create contagious content

Today’s guest blog post is from another dear friend, fellow co-leader at our annual conference, The Mastermind Retreat, hedgehog mama, and expert in viral content – Callie Lindsey, of Callie Lindsey Photography. We’ve always joked about how Callie has a knack for creating contagious content – from her hedgehog fame (you’ll learn more about this below!) to […]

Feb 6, 2019


Tips for tackling your inbox and getting to inbox zero

I actually really LIKE emails. When I worked at the PR agency, people always came to me for email tips on how to manage their inbox, reach inbox zero, & actually get results from the emails they were sending. I mean, my inbox sometimes can feel like a death trap, sure, but overall, I really […]

Jan 30, 2019


All hail the queen! “Content is king” they say, or in my case, “queen,” because I believe wholeheartedly that content is the way to your audience’s heart. Content makes things relevant, inspirational, and accessible… and makes selling a breeze. But what happens when you’re down to last tick of the clock with no content to share? Inspiration goes […]

Jan 16, 2019


StrengthsFinder StrengthsQuest 34 Strengths

If you’re wondering why your Strengths (NOT your Weaknesses) make the most difference in your business, today’s guest blog post from Laura Foote of Laura Foote Photography will give you 3 ideas you should consider about how to thrive in your Strengths & excel in business (and life!). Laura is one of my absolute best friends, […]

Jan 2, 2019


Oliver’s Birth Story Since even before our little guy was born, people have been asking me: “Will you share your birth story?!” I know how much I love reading people’s birth stories, and subsequently usually would sob (once while watching a video folding laundry in our closet) at all the details. There is something incredibly […]

Dec 12, 2018


What registering for a baby taught me about sales and selling

There were a few things I really struggled with in the whole baby prep process. Sure, the normal stuff like first trimester yuck, but the main recurring theme was related to DECISIONS. So many decisions… especially in the baby registry phase. A friend explained baby registries to me this way: you’re making a wish list […]

Dec 4, 2018


3 things to do before you start pitching new business

We’ve all heard about the (in)famous elevator pitch. And for many of us when we think about pitching… we think simultaneously: “salesy” “skeezy” or “scammy.” But I promise it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, I personally love pitching. It feels natural… and not because I trained at the Used Car Salesman Academy […]

Nov 28, 2018


Last week I shared about planning for maternity leave (or a sabbatical) as a creative entrepreneur. The post featured 11 things I did in advance to prepare to take a 3-4 month maternity leave with my first baby boy (who could be here any day now!). But one of the key elements to that planning was […]

Nov 14, 2018


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