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This is a peek into my little corner of the world where I share stories of my sweet couples in love, encouragement for the creative community, behind the scenes business love, and a look into our personal life with lots of Georgie girl photos, too. Grab a glass of wine or cup of coffee, cozy in, and stay awhile. Friend, I'm so glad you're here!

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Eeeek – I am beyond honored to share Nadia and Brendan’s romantic blush and gold wedding day at Room 1520 in Chicago on the blog today! These two and this day were perfect. You might remember these two from earlier this year when we met for their late winter/early spring engagement session… And even though […]

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Earlier this year, I had the honor of sharing a conversation with Emily of Poppie Studios (formerly known as Wild Leaf Collaborative). During the interview, we loved diving into finding your creative community. I’m excited to share the video feature with you today! From Emily – “When we start our journeys as creative small business […]

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Finding Your Creative Community | Poppie Studios Feature

It’s been a bit since I’ve shared a tour of my creative workspace, and let me tell you… From my original workspace in my dorm room to my first office in a corner of our living room to a shared space in our guest bedroom to today where I have a home office. My creative […]

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A Tour of My Creative Workspace

As creative entrepreneurs, sometimes we’re killing it in life and biz. But sometimes we’re stuck. Unsure of where to go next or what to do. Sometimes we need a little help. And oftentimes, there are signs showing up in your life and biz that you might need a mentor! You guessed it – this Friday […]

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Five Signs That You Might Need a One-on-One Mentor | Friday Five

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Look Back at Creative @ Heart Round 8