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Hi sweet friends! Today, I’m happy to share a little more about having your very own – unique to you – creative space inspired by my love for my pink home office. As a photographer and small business owner in my sixth year of business, my journey has had its pits, peaks, and countless times […]

BEHIND THE SCENES, BUSINESS, FOR CREATIVES

September 13, 2018

Having a Creative Space for You and Your Biz

Today I’m throwing it back to a day packed full of education and photography earlier this summer! At the end of June, my dear friend Kate – I love my best photog buddy so so much – and I attended a workshop hosted by Twig & Olive Photography in Chicago. I thought it would be […]

BEHIND THE SCENES, BUSINESS

August 17, 2018

Twig & Olive Chicago Workshop | Kara Behind the Scenes

Hi friends! Have you ever wondered what’s in my camera bag? Well, today, I’m thrilled to share a behind the scenes peek with you! I’m a bag lady… So, of course, my camera bag is yet another important bag to me. I purchased this Kelly Moore Bag Kate – in February 2016 and have loved it every […]

BEHIND THE SCENES, BUSINESS

May 31, 2018

What’s in my camera bag? | Kara Behind the Scenes

I’m gonna let you in on a little (not so secret) secret… Self care is one of my keys to running a growing business and finding work-life balance! Throughout my coaching sessions, I’ve seen that work-life balance is a common pain point for many small business owners and creatives. While I have specific ideas and […]

BUSINESS, FOR CREATIVES

May 24, 2018

Practicing Self Care as an Entrepreneur

As I’ve been diving into my new role as a Virtual Small Business Coach (read more about that here) and mentor over these past few months, I’ve been eager to start sharing more advice for small business owners, especially creatives, on my blog! Today, I’m super excited to share with you three books that I […]

BUSINESS, FOR CREATIVES

May 17, 2018

Three Must-Read Books for Female Entrepreneurs

Today, I’m sharing one of my all time FAVORITE tools as a small business owner… Trello! My sweet friends Britt and Kelsey at Launch Your Daydream introduced me to Trello, and I’m forever grateful that they did! Trello is an online task management tool. Within Trello, I organize my business tasks, weekly to-do’s, content calendar, […]

BUSINESS, FOR CREATIVES

April 17, 2018

Trello Task Management for Small Business Owners

What a wonderful read! My sweet friend, Michaela, recommended this book to me, and I am oh so glad that she did! Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze came into my life at the perfect time… At the start of the new year and as we inched closer to the one year mark in […]

BUSINESS, FOR CREATIVES, PERSONAL

April 13, 2018

Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze | Book Review

My friends, Bread & Wine was one of the first books I read this year, and this book is a favorite now – that’s for sure! I’ve shared my love for Shauna Niequist’s writing before on social media, and I’m falling more and more in love with her words and writing with each of her […]

BUSINESS, FOR CREATIVES, PERSONAL

March 15, 2018

Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist | Book Review

Hi friends! The start of March brings me great JOY to be able to share what I’ve been up to lately… Today, I’m so happy to announce that I am now offering Virtual Small Business Coaching for wedding industry professionals! Since starting my business in 2013, I’ve learned through pits and peaks and successes and […]

BEHIND THE SCENES, BUSINESS, FOR CREATIVES

March 1, 2018

Virtual Small Business Coaching | Kara Behind the Scenes

Hello, hello! Kyle and I are so very excited to share that our (second ever) intro photography class Cake + Cameras is taking place again this April! Join us for our intro photography class (the same as our January 2018 offering for those wondering!) on Sunday, April 29th from 1-4pm at The Majestic in Kankakee, IL! We are […]

BUSINESS

February 23, 2018

Cake + Cameras | Intro Photography Class