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Changes Are Scary

Dear friends and clients, I’m writing this with mixed emotions. I was offered a position at the Community Resource Center about a month ago. I started this new journey at the beginning of September. While I am very excited about this new adventure and opportunity; I am also very sad to be closing the chapter…

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6 Tools I Use In My Photography Business

Some people think that to be a professional photographer all you need is a big fancy camera and BAM! You’ve got yourself a photography business. If only things were that simple! There are a lot of outside factors that play into the world of professional photography. By having set tools and workflows I am able…

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Why a Studio Management Program is Important

**This post contains affiliate links My mind tends to be like a web-browser with about 15 tabs open. Over the years I’ve tried several different methods for keeping my studio and business organized. Things that range from paper planners for sessions and a binder for client profiles/workflows to spreadsheets and different types of studio management…

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Be True To You – Your Intuition Is Never Wrong

A few months ago I submitted an article to a larger website; I knew that the editor would have me do a little work on it because that’s how that works. She asked to expand upon the piece I had sent in. I expanded but it felt like a lot of fluff and unnecessary words;…

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

  It’s easy for a blogger to get bogged down with content worries. You know, I have to produce this much  amazing content per week; if I don’t, my blog will end up getting swept by the wayside. Today, I thought I’d do something a little more whimsical. Over on My Favorite Day (my very first…

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Why Goals Are Important + How To Set Them

Goals. We all have them: yearly goals, life goals, small goals and large goals. It’s really important to have goals and to know what we’re working toward. The word “goal” scares the crap out of a lot of people. What if I fail? What if I can’t do it? Remember: FAIL – First Attempt In…

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2019 Intentions. Setting Goals & Being Mindful in the New Year

Looking back 2018 was a pretty great year. I had my trials and tribulations but overall it was pretty spectacular. I met the love of my life and have reconnected with old friends. I’ve learned what fuels my fire and what does not. In the grand scheme of things it was a great year; however,…

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Blood. Sweat. Tears.

What they won’t tell you when you start a business is that the blood, sweat, and tears thing is an everyday reality. Whomever they are will tell you that is what it takes to get started but they never elaborate that day in and day out you will experience all of those… activities. sweat. With every…

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Morning Sounds

Morning sounds. You know those noises of a quiet, yet not, house before anyone else is awake? Not even Sandy. They are also for me, night owl sounds. I believe those are my favorite sounds. The sound of the dryer rumbling, then the sound of the coffee dripping. After a while the dishwasher starts its…

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What To Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

There is a good possibility that I am writing this as much for my benefit as I am to help anyone else who might need it. It seems that I need a good solid reminder every now and again not to freak out and shut down when I become overwhelmed with a never ending task…

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Hello + Welcome!

Hey. Hi. Hello! I'm EK; thanks for taking a minute to stop by! The images are airy, the advice is tried & true, the coffee comes in cute cups, and the wine is dry red. Get comfy, settle in, and enjoy!

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All images on the blog are taken by me, Emily Kracht, unless otherwise noted. I do not watermark my images so as to not distract from the imagery itself, but if you are going to post or display one of my images for non-commercial use, plase be sure and link back to the original post and give proper credit. Proper blog etiquette and manners are always appreciated around here!