Denim and Grace Feature

This month I had the pleasure of being featured in the Denim and Grace business edition with Amanda Holloway! Amanda is a phenomenal senior portrait photographer that I had the pleasure of collaborating with for the cover of Denim and Grace when I was out in Texas earlier this year shooting for her.

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Amanda is such an incredible business woman and has played a part in changing the face of senior portrait photography. In our interview we talk about the importance of collaborating with other talented professionals in the industry, creating a strong brand, and how we approach creative challenges.

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“I think often as photographers we want to design our own website and our own collateral, you know? We tend to just take it all on ourselves. Amanda very well could have shot her own things herself. But I think there’s something creatively that happens when you pull other creatives into the mix for another perspective.” – Shay Cochrane, Denim & Grace Interview

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“My brand has come to a level where I have to have an accommodating team on my side and the vendors I work with are the best of the best. I wouldn’t have the brand I do without working with these amazing professionals.” – Amanda Holloway, Denim & Grace Interview

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Be sure to check out the full interview in Denim and Grace! Its a wonderful magazine for photographers. You can grab your copy of this issue of Denim and Grace here!

Did you get all of your Freebies!?
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We just wrapped up 12 days of amazing giveaways with Go4ProPhotos and we want to give you one more chance to get each of the freebies before they are gone and enter to win the amazing grand prizes including a $1,000 shopping spree!!

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For the next 12 hours you can grab all of the Freebies listed below!

DAY 1 (12/4): NEW YEARS CELEBRATION KIT FROM GO4PROPHOTOS.COM

DAY 2 (12/5): DIGITAL MAGAZINE FROM CHIC CRITIQUE

DAY 3 (12/6): SET OF 6 DESKTOP WALLPAPERS FROM LAURA KATHRYN CREATIVE

DAY 4 (12/7): FREE HOLIDAY TEMPLATES FROM PAPER LARK

DAY 5 (12/8): $20 DISCOUNT FROM ERIN ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY

DAY 6 (12/9): $20 GIFT CARD FROM NAPCP

DAY 7 (12/10): PRICING TRIFOLD TEMPLATE THE THRIVING PHOTOGRAPHER

DAY 8 (12/11): STYLED DESKTOP STOCK IMAGE FROM SHAY COCHRANE

DAY 9 (12/12): MINI PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS SET FROM SUMMERANA

DAY 10 (12/13): $20 GIFT CARD FROM MICHELLE MOORE

DAY 11 (12/14): 31 DAYS TO AN INSPIRED BUSINESS FROM INSPIRE RETREAT

DAY12 (12/15): HUSTLING PRODUCTIVITY WORKSHEETS FROM THE THRIVING PHOTOGRAPHER

 

And for a few more hours you can enter to win one of the AMAZING grand prizes including $150 to the SC Stockshop! Enter any or all of the ways listed below for your chance to win!

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Winners will be announced HERE later this week!

My Best Gift To You All Year!
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It’s a great day! As many of you know if you have been following along with the 12 Days of Giveaways, we have teamed up with GoForProPhotos to give away a $1K Holiday Shopping Spree to one lucky person PLUS 12 more amazing prizes including $150 to the SC Stockshop! Today is day 8 and just so happens to be my day to shower you with love (and freebies!) and I am so very excited!

I WANT YOU TO BE ONE OF THE WINNERS + I HAVE A FREE GIFT FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD TODAY!

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Click here to get your free gift from the SC Stockshop and be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway below! You will want to make sure that you are following along on Instagram to find out where to get the freebie for each day!


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DAY 1 (12/4): NEW YEARS CELEBRATION KIT FROM GO4PROPHOTOS.COM

DAY 2 (12/5): DIGITAL MAGAZINE FROM CHIC CRITIQUE

DAY 3 (12/6): SET OF 6 DESKTOP WALLPAPERS FROM LAURA KATHRYN CREATIVE

DAY 4 (12/7): FREE HOLIDAY TEMPLATES FROM PAPER LARK

DAY 5 (12/8): $20 DISCOUNT FROM ERIN ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY

DAY 6 (12/9): $20 GIFT CARD FROM NAPCP

DAY 7 (12/10): PRICING TRIFOLD TEMPLATE THE THRIVING PHOTOGRAPHER

DAY 8 (12/11): STYLED DESKTOP STOCK IMAGE FROM SHAY COCHRANE

KEEP CHECKING in each day! We will post where to go to get tomorrow’s free gift on Instagram and Facebook!

12 Days of Giveaways

Win a $1K Holiday Spree + 12 Days of Free Gifts!

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Guess what!? We’ve teamed up with 11 awesome Photography Industry Leaders to give you an EPIC START TO YOUR CHRISTMAS COUNT DOWN!

Today we’re kicking off a HUGE GIVEAWAY that will take place over the next 12 days including a daily “freebie” from an awesome photography related vendor and a chance to win the grand prize of a $1,000 Holiday Shopping Spree (for real ya’ll!).

Twelve people will also win one of 12 amazing secondary prizes including a $150 gift certificate to the SC StockShop!  That’s a total of 13 different prizes for 13 exhausted photographers who may just be in desperate need of some fa-la-la-la cheer!!

While the some of the daily freebies are specifically geared more towards photographers or creative business owners, feel free to check them out and see if they might be helpful to you AND I’m pretty sure anyone could benefit from winning $1,000 so whether your are a photographer or not! Enter to win that grand prize through the Rafflecopter entry form below!

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Starting today, there are 12 days of awesome free “gifts” for you to OPEN from some amazing contributors! You will be given instructions each day about where to go to get your free gift by following along on the @scstockshop Instagram feed so that you don’t miss out on where to go for that day’s freebie.

Ready to win!?  

1. Follow @scstockshop on Instagram so that you know where to go to get each day’s freebie.

2. Enter to win the $1,ooo grand prize using the Rafflecopter widget below.

3. Go here for today’s freebie!
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In the Studio: Chic Sweets

A few weeks ago, Natalie of Chic Sweets contacted me about shooting some of her delicious (and gorgeous) holiday treats and I was thrilled to say yes to an afternoon of baking and shooting!

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Chic Sweets was asked to prepare something for one of my favorite magazines, Southern Weddings, for their Southern Newlywed holiday baking feature. For the feature, we focused on Natalie’s amazing heart-shaped strawberry Nutella mini-pies and white chocolate hot cocoa.

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The really fun part is that Natalie was sweet enough to share both of these recipes with us below! Seriously, how excited would your family be if you whipped these up this year?

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Heart Shaped Strawberry Nutella Mini-Pies by Natalie Clamp of Chic Sweets
Ingredients:
∙ 1 Pie Crust
∙ 2 Cups of Strawberries
∙ 2 TBSP of Sugar
∙ 1 TSP of Strawberry Jam
∙ 1½ TSP of Nutella
∙ Flour
∙ 2 Egg Whites
∙ 2½- 3 Inch Heart Cookie Cutter

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350º F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper and a very light coat of non-stick cooking spray. While the oven is preheating, roll out your dough on a floured surface until it is nice and smooth (approx. ¼ inch thick.) Then, cut out hearts with your cookie cutter. You should be able to get at least 18-20 hearts. Combine diced strawberries, sugar, strawberry jam, and nutella. Use a teaspoon and put a dollop of the filling in the center of half of your hearts (the other half will be reserved for the top of the heart!). Lightly beat the egg whites with a splash of water and brush it onto the heart border. Take the reserved half of hearts and place on top, carefully. Use a fork to pinch the edges together. Place the hearts on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with the egg wash. Using a fork, puncture a slit to act as a vent in the middle of each pie. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden!

White Chocolate Hot Cocoa by Natalie Clamp of Chic Sweets
Ingredients:
∙ 1 6 oz. Premium Brand White Chocolate PR
∙ 4 Cups Whole Milk
∙ 4 Cups Heavy Cream
∙ 2 TBSP of Pure Vanilla
∙ ¼ TSP of Nutmeg
∙ 2 -3 Cinnamon Sticks

Instructions:
Place your white chocolate in a slow cooker on high, along with all the other ingredients. Once the chocolate starts to melt, drop the temperature down to the low or warm setting. Cover and simmer for at least two hours, stirring every 20-25 minutes. A skin will form at the top of your hot cocoa-stir with a whisk to dissolve it. Your hot cocoa can stay warm for up to several hours.

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Be sure to check out the full Southern Weddings feature and if you are local to the Tampa Bay area, be sure to contact Chic Sweets for some delicious goodies! Thanks so much Natalie for sharing these amazing recipes and thank you Southern Weddings for featuring!

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