Photo Session Mobile App

In this day and age, most people are using their mobile devices more than computers.  Because of this, I deliver my final images through a digital gallery.

This gallery site has started offering the option of a MOBILE GALLERY APP!!

If you’re like me and you take a million photos — it’s nice to have quick access to our stunning professional photos!  On a personal note: We actually had this feature from our wedding photographer.  It was such a neat little option.

I have a few sample screenshots of what the app looked like on my phone.  Take a look!

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You can choose a favorite photo as the Custom Icon and inside your favorite photos will be featured.

 

When we book your next session, ask me about this added opportunity!

Tuesday Tip – Find your Motivation and listen to PODCASTS!

How many of you actually listen to podcasts?  I tried several years ago but couldn’t ever find ones I cared to follow  (and who has time??).  I don’t really have the time but I’ve listened to two already this week so I plan to start making the time. It seems as though they’re becoming a popular trend so there are more out there to choose from.

Last month my BFF sent me a book, Business Boutique by Christy Wright.  It literally arrived the day before vacation.  I pictured myself lounging by the pool with my new reading material.  I read a little on the drive down and I was instantly motivated.  It was like she was speaking to me and it was only the Foreword.  Then, I quickly realized with a one year old and about 70 other people on our vacation, I wasn’t getting much reading done that week. Now I’ll make time to finish the book at home.

I found her on each social media platform. I’ve watched several of her Instagram stories and basically fell in love with how real she is. Her stories and tips are so relate-able to how my life is these days. She’s a successful author, business coach, Dave Ramsey affiliate, wife, and mom of young kids.

And guess what, she has a Podcast!! Woot!!

Today, during my workout, I (skipped ahead) listened to Episode 48: 5 Ways to Grow Your Business This Summer . Multitasking at it’s finest! She got me AGAIN!  I don’t want to give away all of the episode details, because you should listen, but she interviews the only and only Rachel Hollis of Girl Wash Your Face. Another one of my favs.  These two ladies are very successful business owners and want nothing more than to help other women and moms succeed in business. It’s so motivating for me to hear how to make my dreams become a success.  It was exactly the motivation I needed again today.

The Ways:

  1. “Make ONE sacrifice” — Whether it be waking up early to get work done, making myself have “office hours” a couple days a week, or spending some evenings working.  Most of this is what I already do. I’m a company of one, so if I don’t do it, no one will.
  2. “Build One Key Relationship” — I LOVE meeting new people. There is always someone out there who can teach me something (and vice versa).  I love geeking out with other fellow photographers.  There’s only so much my Husband can listen to.
  3. “Do ONE new thing” — I’m going to to some soul searching for this challenge. It may be a Facebook Live video or it may be offering a new type of product.
  4. “Make ONE investment” — As a photographer, investing time and money is a MUST. I enjoy learning new skills and especially love getting new equipment.
  5. “Do ONE thing that makes you uncomfortable” — Luckily I like to take chances.  I learn from everything I do.  If I fall on my face I usually dust myself off and try again.

I plan to follow each of these tips this summer.  Finally, I have a better office space set up at home.  For me to be (and feel) successful, I have to be organized.  I am able to stay home with my child and do the work I’ve always wanted to do.  My husband works very hard outside of the house and this allows me to be able to grow my passion!  For this, I am forever grateful.  I have so much more to learn and improve on but there are so many resources and people out there for me to turn to.  I’m not afraid to ask for help.

Find your motivators ..

and listen to podcasts.

 

If you have a Business – Mom Life – Photography podcast recommendation, please share with the rest of us and leave it in the comments!

 

Heyyy! I’m Erin!

Hey Everyone, I wanted to introduce the girl on the other side of the camera!

I’m an Indianapolis resident — my hometown is Terre Haute — I live here with my amazing, hardworking, super supportive Husband, our incredibly sweet and adorable (if I do say so myself) 20 month old baby boy, and our 2 fur-babies. Being a parent is truly the coolest adventure we’ve ever been on.

Even as a child, before I had my own cameras I would use my parents’ and grandparents’ cameras.  For as long as I can remember photography has been my thing. It has always been my creative outlet. If you’ve known me for longer than a 24 hour period, you would agree.

I’ve always felt like I had to have a “real job” to pay the bills but at the beginning of this year, with the support of my Husband, I finally had the opportunity to turn my life long passion into a career.  Having the support from everyone around me is a great feeling. Next to being a wife and a mother, this is what I was meant to do.

FUN FACTS:

  1. I graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor’s in Criminology. My professional career started in Law Enforcement.  I dealt with a variety of people ranging from drunk drivers to murders and rapists. I loved the work I did but couldn’t stand the politics.  It wasn’t a time of trying to rehabilitate people.
  2. I can sit for HOURS and sift through old family photos. Especially the ones of my parents and grandparents.
  3. I consider myself to be an old soul.  I love old tv shows and I  have an antique store obsession. I have a great collection of antique cameras.
  4. I also collect all things Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball. My fascination with them began with seeing the all the old photos of them.  There is always a story that goes along with them… even if it’s a tragic one.
  5. I enjoy an ice cold wheat beer or a sweet glass of wine.
  6. I love me some country music but I have rock music in my blood.

I cherish each and every person I have photographed.  Many are friends who trust me capture great memories for them.  I am very laid back and strive to make each photo session as relaxed as possible.  Being a mom myself, I know sometimes the kiddos don’t always want to have a camera in their face. This is when I get to be silly and work for the giggles!  To provide you with the most perfect images, I promise to keep reading, participate in further education opportunities, invest in bigger and better equipment and technology, and PRACTICE!

Thank you for your support 💚💚💚

Photo Credits:

Kelli White Photography

Jennifer Soots Photography