The Method to my Madness

Let's be real for a minute. We've all had those moments where we feel scatter-brained or unorganized. My life can sometimes feel like a whirlwind of chaos -- surrounded by tornados of paper work, photos, gear, etc. Balancing my personal life as well as being a freelance photographer can be very tough with all of the moving parts! Being organized + knowing what goes where will make your work flow easier. Here are my essentials that get me through my day / shoot. 

What's in my bag:

Music is key whether I'm on location or just going to the gym. Good music gets me excited + mentally prepared before I have a session. It's like my ritual. I blast this playlist whenever I need an energy boost + encouraging vibes. My all time favorite artists are here in this mix I created below!  

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So after you've organized your essentials + made a checklist {which by the way is one of the most important things on a big production day} double check to make sure you have ALL of those things. I'm telling you there will be a day that you forget a really important piece you need + you will wish you double or triple checked your list. Personally, I find it helpful to have pictures of my gear / accessories with labels to mark off what I have on me. Here's an example: 

Letting you in on one of the best products I ever got my hands on since going pro. Believe me, it's worth the investment.

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Here's the deal -- our world can be a very negative place. Positivity + love + laughter + light is what this world needs right now. The more you do for others, the better you will feel about yourself. At the end of the day, you have to be proud of who you are + what you do in your life. I'm a firm believer that what you view + read has a direct impact on your mindset. Keep it happy! "Happy Hour" will be a new segment on my blog every week, which includes words of affirmation to give you hope + to never give up.

Whatever career path you choose, whatever friends come + go, always know the most important thing is to be happy with yourself + sing that wisdom to others. Believe me, even just a smile can lift up someones soul! 

Hope y'all enjoyed my tips + tricks to a successful business + life! Check back next Saturday for a an exciting project I've been working on!