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Diana Elizabeth is a Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer who specializes in personalized, creative, and uniquely styled sessions. Visit her website at www.dianaelizabeth.com.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Blogging – Diana’s Thursday...

Just as every photographer needs to have a website, photographers also need a blog to showcase their latest beautiful imagery and if used correctly can strengthening your brand...
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Simple ways to avoid future frustrations

The situations that often frustrate photographers can often be avoided or diminished if guidelines are already set before running a business and accepting clients. Having gone...
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10 Beginner Photographer Mistakes

Here are a few tips to help while shooting on the job. No matter where you are in your photography career, beginner or pro, these mistakes are often common as we all make...
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When to Raise Prices

Raising your rates can be a difficult decision - when to do it, what is fair enough to charge, and will anyone think you're worth it? The rates you set for portraits and...
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Touching Base with the Bride before the Wedding

As brides prepare for their wedding, wedding photographers are also preparing to successfully capture the big day. I prefer to touch base with my brides and CC the planner by...
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Finding a 2nd Shooter Position

Finding a second shooter role is important, and should be done if you wish to one day be a lead wedding photographer. I don’t believe you need to second shoot a specific...
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Book Review: The Portfolio of Bokeh by Christopher O’Donnell

This 49-page eBook showcases 22 images highlighting beautiful bokeh. Each showcased image is paired with a follow-up page that summarizes how the image came to creation,...
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Blogging Tip

As the year comes to a close, you might notice your fellow peers posting a “Best of 2012″ blog post. These are almost like portfolio showcases but with links to the full...
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Investing in Equipment or Marketing

There comes a time in every photographer’s career when you’re at that crossroad – you have lens envy and want to upgrade your equipment, however, you also need to book...
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Convincing Clients to do a First Look

Images can speak louder than words when it comes to educating a couple on why they should plan for a First Look or Reveal Moment, whichever you wish to call it. As wedding...
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Using Props for Lifestyle Photography

Using props or having a theme for a shoot isn’t for every photographer or client. But when it’s done with taste and creativity, it can add a unique, interesting, and highly...
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How to Get Your Photography Published and Featured on Blogs

Getting published on popular wedding blogs can attract brides who want their own weddings published on a blog (they are often the creative brides as well). It also gives you...
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