How To Pose With Flowers Without Feeling Ridiculous

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I love taking pictures of flowers. I’m not great at taking care of flowers, which is a bit unfortunate, but so it goes. My friends make jokes that I’ll end up doing the same thing with my future kid (using him or her as a photo prop). NOT FUNNY, guys.

Anyway, I really love fresh bouquets. They’ve always cheered me up, and it’s a perfect way to make any room of the house feel brighter and more welcoming. But once you’ve spent the money on a bouquet, you might as well use it for some photos, right?! 

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Why Aren’t Instagram Comments Chronological Anymore? Here’s What You Need To Know

I’ve been on Instagram for eight years, and the only thing that’s guaranteed about the platform is that you never know what’s coming. Remember when they introduced Instagram stories and we all thought Snapchat was toast? Or when we were finally able to use pictures that weren’t square? It’s been an exciting journey, but new changes aren’t always exactly welcome. I was scrolling through Instagram a few weeks ago and it hit me: My comment feed looked mega weird. Instead of seeing comments from old to new, I was seeing popular comments up top, even on my own profile.

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How To Be Authentic Online Without Damaging Your Brand

Posting online has become a time-consuming process for me. First, I take the picture. (If I’m being honest, I take several pictures. Sometimes 20 or 30.) Then, I have to find one that works, edit it in Lightroom, run it through FaceTune to get rid of any stray hairs, come up with a caption, find relevant hashtags, share it on Instagram, share it on Facebook and monitor the posts for any comments to respond to. 

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My Top 6 Blogging Do’s & Don’ts For 2018

I was looking at a calendar when I realized that I relaunched my blog nearly six months ago! It’s weird because it feels like I’ve been blogging forever (cliche, I know) because so much of my time is now devoted to content production. Truth be told, I really only started posting regularly + prioritizing high-quality content a few months ago, and I began aggressively looking for ways to grow my following + engagement in January, so I’m still new at this! It’s been so much fun, but as I reflect, I realize that there are things I do and don’t want to continue for the rest of the year. True to form, I made a listicle about it, because what else would you expect from me?

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Do You Need A DSLR Camera? There Are Pros & Cons

If you’re thinking about blogging or just trying to up your social media game, you already know that how you present yourself is everything. Attracting an audience will require good content, which is a lot of pressure! You may look at big-time influencers and wonder whether you need to shell out major money for a fancy camera. Before I start, I wanted to point out the difference in the three above pictures. Far left is taken with an iPhone 8+ after brunch, the middle is an professional photo from the amazing Emily Staubus, and the last one is a taken with a Canon 60D body and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens

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