There was a time in my business last year where I sat down and made a bunch of goals for myself. I bought a fancy planner, an even fancier “goal planner,” and paid thousands of dollars to other photographers to tell me how they did it. I took notes on every webinar I could watch […]
Last week was Cinco De Mayo and coincidentally the day of our May meet-up. Alicia Wiley, my studio mate, has been setting up dates for social events as well as topic-based activities that enable us all to learn from one another. We’ve recently hosted dates for harsh light challenges, off-camera flash practice, and the standard […]
Reel VS. Real By: Ashton Kelley Photography A few weeks ago, I hosted our second major travel retreat in The Outerbanks, North Carolina. Six months of planning, networking with guest hosts Amanda Hedgepeth and Courtney Jones, begging vendors to get involved and sponsor our event, and marking days off the calendar lead me to a […]
STOP HITTING YOURSELF Remember that game your older sibling or Uncle played with you? You were little, so they were much stronger and they would grab your hands and push them softly against your face in a punching motion. “Stop hitting yourself,” they’d joke. You likely both giggled through it, or you LITERALLY cried […]
“It’s been a few weeks since my last blog.” That sentence has lingered on the tip of my online tongue. It has sat in the white text box with the blinking cursor, staring back at me. It’s just been there, flashing, and waiting for the next string of words. They just haven’t been coming. For the past […]
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