Five Small Steps You Can Take Right Now to Better Your Brand

Need a brand boost? 

You've come to the right place….

….here are a few easy and quick steps you can do on your own TODAY that can help you look more like a well-oiled branded machine, even if you're definitely not.

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How to Solve Creative Ruts with Eggplant Parmesan

I consider myself to be a decently creative person. My job is creative, my hobbies are creative, and when I'm not doing those things I'm finding inspiration for more creative work. My Sun is creativity and I am a mere planet revolving around depending on it for the fruition of my life. (I know, so dramatic, right?) 

So what happens when I'm in a creative rut? When ideas run empty and dry like Arizona weather? 

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Hometown Rearview.

Go to the nearest commercial shop near you, whether it be a coffee shop, bar, restaurant, what have you. Go in and sit down. Now look to your left and then to your right. How many familiar faces do you see? In fact, how many people did you see that you either know or have seen before whilst taking the journey to your destination?

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The Perfect Cactus

I moved across the country December 30, 2016 to live with my best friend Kacey in Phoenix, Arizona. On January 18, 2017 she took me to South Mountain for my very first time. I was not used to the desert landscape whatsoever, so it blew my mind. You drive up curvy mountain roads decorated with cactuses for about three miles until you hit the top where you can see basically the entire city of Phoenix. 

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Flagstaff, Arizona

Nothing gets me out of bed quicker than a spontaneous road trip. Friday, July 7 Valerie Loo (@valeriedabomb) posted an invite on her Instagram for any photographer to join her on a trip to Flagstaff the following Sunday. I immediately responded, thinking surely someone else had already landed the adventure buddy spot. Luckily, she responded shortly after saying how glad she was I messaged her and from there we were booking our Airbnb and planning what time to leave.


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Desert Golden Hour

One of my first few weeks of living in the desert, I found myself sitting alone in my room feeling sorry for myself that I didn't have anyone to go shoot with on such a beautiful day. 

That was when I slapped myself in the face (not really but should have) and went out to shoot my new home by myself, completely unsure of what was about to be my subject.

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