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Back to Business Week 2017: Hannah Mayo

Back to Business Week 2017: Hannah Mayo

From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.  

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Back to Business Week 2017: Victoria Wright

Back to Business Week 2017: Victoria Wright

My business goals have changed a lot over the last few years. This year, my hope is to work on a handful of commercial projects with companies I believe in, and to carve out more time to work on personal projects. Both are important, but I believe growth and your creative voice is developed when you let your imagination run free without the constraints of it being “work.”

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Back to Business Week 2017: Marci Lambert

Back to Business Week 2017: Marci Lambert

I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.  

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Back to Business Week 2017: Renee Walston

Back to Business Week 2017: Renee Walston

Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was your road like to becoming a photographer?

Hello! I am a portrait photographer based south of Boston, MA. My passion is capturing mothers and their growing families. Maternity and newborn portraits are the foundation of my business, and I also capture baby milestones, children, and families. Fun fact: I returned the diamond earrings my husband bought me for our first Christmas as a married couple to buy a digital camera.

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Back to Business Week 2017: Karilyn Sanders

Back to Business Week 2017: Karilyn Sanders

When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.

There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.

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Travel With Photographers: Love Hunters

Travel With Photographers: Love Hunters

I am beyond grateful I get to photograph intimate destination weddings and elopements all over the world. Besides traveling for photography work, exploring new places with my husband has become a big part of our marriage and something we want to continue for the rest of our lives. My husband’s grandparents are our biggest idols. They have spent over 50 years married, traveling the world together, continuing to explore new places together. Their passion for traveling has led them to occasionally taking their entire family on vacation, most often to an exotic beach of their choice; a tradition we hope to be able continue one day in their honor.

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5 Reasons Why Contracts Are Your Most Important Business Tool

5 Reasons Why Contracts Are Your Most Important Business Tool

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Just for Photographers | 3 Easy Steps to Get Organized & Improve Workflow

Just for Photographers | 3 Easy Steps to Get Organized & Improve Workflow

One of the most common resolutions is to get organized, but how many of us actually accomplish this goal? If you’re a creative who has made the same pledge to becoming more efficient and organized alongside thousands of others, don’t let it fall to the wayside and become another empty checkbox in the New Year.

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Travel With Photographers: The Sunny Traveler

Travel With Photographers: The Sunny Traveler

I just returned from 11 countries in 5 weeks (crazy, I know!), visiting Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Malta, Belgium, Germany, and Czech Republic. The trip was planned for 4 weeks, but we missed our flight home and it turned into almost 5! We flew between every country, since flights are so cheap in Europe. 17 plane rides!

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Travel With Photographers: Girlfriends Guide to Adventure

Travel With Photographers: Girlfriends Guide to Adventure

Our dream trip literally formed overnight as five women, from all over North America, chatted about traveling together on a once in a lifetime trip. But then something completely unforeseen and magical happened. We thought, "Hey, why does this have to be once a lifetime?"

Why can't we have these experiences with each other as often as we like?

How can we inspire other women to travel often with each other also?

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