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More fall wedding goodness coming your way today! Lakyn and James are one of the kindest couples, and I’m so excited to share more about their love story and wedding day with you. These two met through their Illinois College connections but not while they were attending Illinois College… It wasn’t until post-graduation that they […]

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When it comes to sharing advice with fellow creative entrepreneurs, one of the greatest things I believe I could share is this… It is life and business changing to stop confusing “busy” with “productive”. And here’s why… Okay, I get it. We are ALL busy. We all have our own moments, days, and even seasons […]

FOR CREATIVES

Stop Confusing “Busy” with “Productive”

Over seven years ago, I started my business… And I started my business as an everything photographer – from photographing weddings to babies to families to seniors to couples to events to everything else in between! Yep, during those days you could find me in my cramped college dorm room editing photos, blogging sessions, packaging […]

FOR CREATIVES

Finding Your Tribe in the Creative Community

Female creatives… This little blog post is especially for you! Can you totally relate when it comes to feeling like – well, I’m my own boss, so I SHOULD BE working whenever I possibly can? Ummm, YES, I’m guilty. But you know what? We have to reframe our thinking, and here’s why… Friend, it is […]

FOR CREATIVES

Creatives… It’s Your Job to Be Your Best Boss

Photographers and creatives alike – we all love Insta and wanna share more of our businesses, lives, process, and the in between… But sometimes (yep, even myself!) we can feel like we’re “running out of things to post” as creatives whether your craft is wedding photography, calligraphy, graphic design, education, web design, or whatever else […]

FOR CREATIVES

Five Instagram Post Ideas for Photographers and Creatives

I’ll admit it, over the past year or two “self care” has maybe become a popular buzzword in the creative world. And while that may make it seem like it’s some fad that will come and go, I truly don’t believe that’s the case here. In my experience, self care is vital to the success […]

FOR CREATIVES

How to Refocus on Self Care as an Entrepreneur

Maybe you’re like me… A multi-passionate female creative with so many ideas swirling around in her head. Walking out the door each day and into the world where you’re inspired and dreaming up new ideas – most times it’s hard to turn your brain off! You love to plan and make goals! On the other […]

FOR CREATIVES

Setting Intentional Goals in Your Life and Business

Last November (wow, already TWO months ago!), my best photog friend, Kate, and I packed our bags, headed to the airport to catch our flight to North Carolina, and started a little adventure together as we prepared to open our hearts to all of the goodness that Creative @ Heart has to offer… It was […]

FOR CREATIVES

A Look Back at Creative @ Heart Round 8

How often have you taken a trip without looking at a map? Hmmm, probably not often unless that was the plan! Your business plan is your road map, and it’s incredibly important to navigate your business with a map that YOU create! Start with your goals. Your first stop to a great business plan is […]

FOR CREATIVES

Your Road Map to a Business Plan for Creatives

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

Having a Creative Space for You and Your Biz

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

Practicing Self Care as an Entrepreneur