stack of modern birthing pregnancy and parenting books on striped ottoman and orange wall

While I don’t need to share our entire birth story of our first child, I do want to share the resources and books that actually prepped me for birthing. The resources that really helped and made a difference for me personally. My birth experience was overwhelmingly positive, mostly because of the amazing support of my […]

Aug 17, 2023


ultrasound sonogram image to announce pregnancy for woman business owner, a brand photographer

When your business is your baby, it feels odd to say “We’re having a baby, for real.” If you’re expecting as a business owner, big changes are ahead. All kidding aside, my husband and I are very excited to be expecting our first child in May. I’m pregnant, and I’m currently 19 weeks along! Thinking […]

Dec 29, 2022


modern sans serif brand identity for a brand photographer

I’m so excited to finally share a post with more details on our new brand identity for My Brand Photographer! See all of the brand elements below, and I’ll share more about the design process. Designing a brand identity for a brand photographer (who also has a background in graphic design, hi!) might not have […]

Dec 15, 2022


How to Prep for OOO time or holidays for entreprenuers and business owners

It’s not as simple as putting an auto-responder on your email, but that’s one step you can take. You deserve time off, so make sure to prep for OOO time and holidays accordingly. Make things easier on yourself. You know the feeling, when you’ve said you’re “off,” but then you receive an email/Slack/text calling your […]

Nov 17, 2022


san diego california beach and oceanside view of the water

San Diego, California Ladies Trip Recently I took a trip to sunny San Diego together as part of a ladies trip! Our small group has been taking trips together since 2016, and we missed a couple years due to the pandemic, but we’re back at it and exploring new places together. California is always an […]

Jul 14, 2022


woman looking at a map

Sharing My Why My Mission Statement,Why I Do What I do, and Why I LOVE What I Do My WHY: I believe women don’t have to be permanently attached to their desk (and their business) to be successful. You can add so much more value to the world when you don’t work yourself to exhaustion […]

Feb 24, 2022


Q1 + Q2 READING LIST Since we’re already almost through Q1, and we’re all likely in quarantine for the forseeable future, now’s the perfect time to share what I’m reading! I’m still finishing up books from Q1, but let’s be honest, I have plenty of time to dedicate to reading in Q2, so I’m optimistic […]

Mar 23, 2020


reading list personal growth books for creative women entrepreneurs

Q3 + Q4 READING LIST I absolutely love reading, as in I devour books as fast as I can get my hands on them. I read mostly personal growth books, so I wanted to share my reading list in case any of you are looking for recommendations, too! I made it all the way through my […]

Oct 10, 2019


Palm Springs desert destination Midwest photographer, travel, California girls trip with midcentury homes and pool, Joshua Tree National Park, photo by Laurelyn Savannah Photography

Early June in Palm Springs is a balmy 100 degrees — quite the shock from a Midwest spring. It was a much-needed break in the middle of a busy summer season of work! I love to plan time (far in advance) to refuel around large projects and seasons that I know are going to be […]

Jul 12, 2019


Q1 + Q2 Reading List I absolutely love reading, and mostly personal growth books, so I wanted to share my reading list in case any of you are looking for recommendations, too! I made it all the way through my Q1 list, and I’ve also shared my Q2 list below since we’re already in the […]

Apr 4, 2019


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