Whether you are winding down from summer's wedding season or you're gearing up for upcoming fall and holiday sessions soon to be upon you, now is a good time to work in developing new, local vendor relationships. Just working on one new contact a month can make a huge difference in your bottom line this year! This month, make a point to contact someone you have worked with in the past or maybe even a local business that has a similar style to you. Don't work yourself

CONNECTING TO YOUR VOICE AND YOUR STORY With Amanda Voelker October 17th – October 30th, 2016 Registration now open When it comes to finding artistic voice, the task seems daunting and one often feels lost in the search. Questions such as, “How do I find my voice?” and “How do I make the story I am yearning to tell cohesive, honest, beautiful and mine?” are asked on repeat. Amanda will teach you how to connect deeply with yourself and your vision and create strong connections within your work. Through understanding, forging

The time has come to reveal what we've been working hard on for the past months! A brand new site for Bloom! It's been over 4 years since we had our first re-brand and to be honest, we feel we've grown up a bit. So with the new site, you'll see it's cleaner (aka easier on the eyes), a bit modern and super easy to navigate. Everything you need to know is on our HOME page and that includes our sought after WORKSHOPS. Just

You can plan, plan and plan some more but sometimes your ideal night sky photo is just the luck of the draw. After all, you can't control what the night sky decides to display every evening. Oh, but don't fret; there are some helpful apps available to get you set with all the ideals you're looking for! Dark Sky Finder will help you choose the best location to scout out the Milky Way without that pesky ambient light pollution and Photopills is a super helpful app that

via Kristin Boatwright · Those pre-shoot nerves you experience before a shoot or are a real thing and guess what? They aren't all bad! Here's how to harness them and make them work for you. · Taking maternity leave as an entrepreneur may seem like an impossible task, but here is super helpful, detailed proof that its not. · There is absolutely no way around it - birth photography stirs up all kinds of emotions but this photo right here says so much in it's frame. · Oh Happy Day showed off

While you're packing up your gear to head out on that well thought out star quest, don't forget a flashlight. This time though, your trusty iPhone won't do. Try to find a flashlight that has a red glow versus the traditional white, bright LED beam. The addition of a red light flashlight will help you retain your night vision much better than the alternative, allowing for less time needed for your vision to adjust between the two light sources. After all, when it comes to night photography,