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Between December 2015 and April 2016, I get to work with my first ever intern. I’ve loved hearing how Abby Grace and Anna Shackleford have introduced interns into their business, and I’ve been interested in doing the same! While I was mulling this around, Cameron emailed me. She is a high school student who will be […]

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Chad came home one day in October and asked if I wanted to move to Lynchburg Virginia. He’d been approached about a possible job, and I starred wide-eyed back at him and formulated my response. No offense to any Lynchburg locals, but I’m a beach fan. Moving 2 hours further away from the beach seemed […]

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The sliding doors at the airport opened and cool air hit my face. As a gentle reminder that, “You’re not on Maui anymore,” I breathed in the smell of crunchy leaves instead of the warm, sweet, floral air. I know it’s not my state and, most likely, I’ll never live there, but my heart aches […]

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On July 7, 2010, Alisandra Photography became a business. Officially. I’d photographed weddings for years before that as a second shooter and about 5 or so on my own, but this was a special event because it meant that I had become a #girlboss. An entrepreneur. I found something I loved, and I was going […]

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If you’ve ever seen someone tune a violin, you know that there are two places to tune the instrument. There are the huge knobs on at the end of the neck, and the little tiny knobs down by where you hold the instrument near your chin. The difference between the two is a matter of […]

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For so long I struggled to find my editing style. I listened to many people’s talks about “finding your style,” and believe me, I took copious notes! I just didn’t know if what I was doing was visually appealing! So, I would pull up other photographer’s blogs and compare my images to theirs. Is the color […]

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When I started my business, it was the same year I was getting married and moving to Winston Salem, NC. My time in NC was so brief and rattled with uncertainty because after my husband’s leadership program, we’d be placed in a city somewhere in the southeast. I felt like I couldn’t market myself in […]

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Having JUST relaunched my website, I’m pretty excited to see that there are a few new faces visiting the blog! And sometimes it’s fun to be able to connect with people on a light and wacky level and introduce myself to people who may not know me. It’s helpful to know that the people we […]

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Celebrating with a giveaway today because I’ve just launched my new simplified and refined website! I talked a lot about that yesterday on the blog. If you want to enter for your chance to win a $25 J.Crew gift card, I’m accepting entries until Midnight Tuesday April 14, 2015. This giveaway is not sponsored by […]

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Tomorrow, things will look differently on my blog and website. Like many others, I have been going through a small brand “refinement,” as I’m calling it. Nothing is really wrong with what I have now, but styles change. My brand is still, “Relaxed, Romantic, Real,” but the appearance will be simplified fairly dramatically. Although the change may […]

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