Kickstarting your business’ social media presence: LinkedIn

By |September 19th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Tips for Creatives|

Using LinkedIn for marketing doesn't have to be complicated: it's one of the best resources in social media for networking. LinkedIn is a great tool for connecting with existing clients and potential clients. Some of the easiest ways to engage on LinkedIn are by requesting endorsements and reviews from past clients (which show on your business page), allowing employees to claim your business as a workplace (this is how word-of-mouth works!), recruiting new talent by showing off your company culture, and following thought leaders in your industry (and re-sharing messages that resonate with your business). More ways to use LinkedIn to your advantage here!

Tahoe South of North Brewing Wedding | Matt + Patrice

By |September 12th, 2022|Death, Tahoe, wedding|

Matt and Patrice have been together for all of their adult lives. They never originally intended to marry, feeling together wholly outside of convention and societal norms. Patrice's late mother, however, wanted nothing more than to see them commit their lives together in the bond of marriage and when she was diagnosed with an aggressive terminal illness, Matt and Patrice planned a wedding. Patrice's mother never saw her marry - she passed on the day of their original elopement during the year of Covid lockdowns. They made a pledge that they would celebrate surrounded by the people they love and one year later, Matt and Patrice renewed their vows in the best way they knew how - with a grand party in Lake Tahoe with a Tahoe South of North Brewing Wedding, absolutely surrounded by all their friends and family.  More from their Basecamp Hotel destination wedding in South Lake Tahoe is up on my blog today.

Why you should hire a photographer for your corporate retreat

By |September 5th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Event Photos|

As a corporate retreat and event professional photographer, I’ve captured both small business openings, concerts, and conferences with thousands of attendees. Most clients seek out professional photography for these events because they’ve seen the quality and versatility of the in-the-moment photos and have used the photos to grow their businesses, promote future events, and engage with their clients. Here are a number of reasons you should hire a professional photographer for your corporate retreat.

Round Hill Pines Wedding | Laura and Hayden

By |August 29th, 2022|wedding|

Round Hill Pines Beach and Resort is one of my favorite beach wedding venues in Lake Tahoe for a reason. After being purchased and renovated by Bob and Tammy Hassett in recent years, they've really stepped up their game. The staff is incredibly competent, the food is excellent, the new patio and grill is fantastic, and they give you a private beach location for your event with a perfect backdrop of Lake Tahoe.  What does perfect mean to me?  There's no beach goers nearby, it's not filled with boats in the background, and there's great scale because of the inlet of trees and rocks in the foreground that give scope and scale to the great expanse of the beautiful place I live in. See more from a Round Hill Pines wedding here!

Kickstarting your business’ social media presence: Twitter

By |August 15th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Tips for Creatives|

Kickstart your business’ social media presence and get the most out of the business marketing tools at your disposal. Although it may seem overwhelming to add more things to your plate, social media can be a valuable tool to help customers get your personality, engage with you authentically and remind them of your value in their lives and in this post we'll focus on utilizing your twitter account to your advantage.

Discovery Bay Country Club Wedding | Becca + Louie

By |August 8th, 2022|California, wedding|

About 8 years ago, I second shot a wedding at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite for another photographer. I worked with this photographer quite a bit at the beginning of my career, despite the fact that our styles were EXTREMELY different. He was an older, very classic, traditional wedding photographer with a smidge of hokeyness (think props and signs and very awkward direction). I offered him a side of photography that he wasn't trained in and a more well rounded gallery (you should always hire seconds that are great at your weaknesses y'all). Flash forward to 2022 and now I'm apparently part of the family!

Traveling to Europe with kids this summer? Read these tips.

By |August 3rd, 2022|Europe, Travel|

If you’re like most families with kids, summer is a chaotic time where all the fun gets jam-packed into two months, schedules and routines are out the window, and most importantly, it’s one of the easiest times to travel with little rascals. Planning an international trip to Europe with kiddos is no small feat, but these tips will help make it a smoother journey. Bon voyage!

Palisades Tahoe Event Photographer | Soccer Shots

By |July 26th, 2022|California, Commercial Photography, Event Photos, Marketing, Photography|

Soccer Shots is an engaging youth soccer program for children between the ages of 2 and 8. Their message is powerful: to engage children in a fun way with age appropriate play that introduces them to fundamental soccer principles in a safe environment.  They are in 200 different cities in North America, including Canada, and they are serious about training their coaches and staff to the highest level to offer an incredible level of service no matter where the location. They are a franchise based brand and their annual franchise owners convention and meeting was held this year at Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley) in the Olympic Valley, just outside Truckee, CA. With two high profile keynote speakers they wanted to make sure they had quality images of the event to share for future conferences and events.

Grass Valley Wedding Photographer | Kenna + Hasan

By |July 18th, 2022|wedding|

Kenna's lifelong dream was to get married on her family's property outside of Grass Valley and Nevada City.  Located in Penn Valley, CA, the ranch boasts massive cliffs with a river running through it, sloping hills, dense forest, and plenty of space for all of their friends to camp and rabblerouse. Their wedding was set for May of 2020.  Due to the pandemic, their Grass Valley wedding was set to be rescheduled once, and then again.  Two years later, I was incredibly honored to finally reconnect with Kenna and Hasan and finally capture their celebration on Kenna's family's ranch.

Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer | June Care Co

By |July 11th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Photography|

June Care Co's team was seeking a Bay Area lifestyle photographer that was "good with kids" for a half day Los Gatos lifestyle photography session that involved 20-25 kids and host moms.  June Care Co needed brand lifestyle photography that they could use across all content streams to show off what they do, how they do it, and why it's special.  Cue ME. This was an incredibly challenging, yet rewarding commercial job that I am proud to be a part of.

Austin Lifestyle Brand Photography | Arts & Rec

By |July 4th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Photography, texas|

Arts and Recreation is an Austin based full service graphic design studio.  While they service many local Austin brands that you may know and love, like Fresa's, Stubb's and Launderette, they were recently hired by Central Texas based snack company Good Call Foods to design and create their branding, packaging and merchandise.  As a design firm, Arts & Rec understands the value of dynamic Austin lifestyle brand images.  By telling your brand story in a complete and cohesive way, you are creating a unique and powerful impact that drives more sales.  Not convinced? Check out their images and story to be swayed.

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