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A Photographer’s To-Do List

Hi Fellow Photogs! You may find yourselves with canceled sessions/weddings/events or “extra” time as we face an unprecedented time in our world with Covid-19, changes in the stock market and/or weather related challenges. Photographer’s To-Do List This is a good time to catch up on your business to-do list. I’ve compiled a list below and […]

March 15, 2020


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Sweet Sherry Pie Branding Session | Darien IL Branding Photographer

As a Branding Photographer, it is important that my clients receive the images they envision for their website, social media, and/or blog. Sherry’s branding session for her blog, Sweet Sherry Pie, was an amazing opportunity to do just that. She is an energetic woman with a heart of gold and delicacies that make your mouth […]

February 24, 2020


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One Little Word: Align

Each year, I choose a word for the year to focus on. These words are often chosen by some challenge I’ve faced or inspired by listening or reading something. This year’s word I first heard at a conference I was attending with the ladies from my Bible Study. Then it started coming up in articles […]

January 7, 2020

Family Photography, photographers

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National Day of Encouragement/ Danielle Hardesty Photography

Some days are just hard! Whether you are entrenched in the corporate world, working in the small corner office of a non-profit, tending to kiddos at home, launching your own business or trying to grow your family, it ALL matters. It all makes a difference and I’m here to say, “Great job!” It’s National Day […]

September 12, 2019


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