WordCamp 2014 was fun!

It was such a blast to attend WordCamp 2014 last Saturday! I got totally lost between the parking lot and the building, due to construction, and ended up missing the first session, but I was glad that I went. I attended a seminar on video and podcasting using...

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Redesigned this site (and other news)

I am excited about the redesign of this site! It all came together in a few hours of inspiration after my old portfolio plugin quit working. I had been thinking of a bit of a refresh/rebrand to reflect new business and personal directions, but kept procrastinating because I was uninspired.

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Non-maintenance agreement hosting changes

I've quit hosting sites for new clients who don't have maintenance agreements, because of potential security issues from sites that aren't maintained. I spent hours agonizing over the email before sending it. I wrote it last week and almost forgot. I really wish that...

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Renamed, Rebranded, and Redesigned ReverieRevel

I am thrilled! I wish I had changed the name from ReverieRevel to ReverieGlam MUCH sooner. It started after I heard a model get tongue tied in a podcast, talking about her (awesome) photography experience with me....However, that wasn't where my first idea to brand my...

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St. Louis Retro Shoot Out Event on October 12

How often does a professional high end vintage car restoration company allow photographers to shoot beautiful gals with custom and vintage cars, without it being a car show or public event? This event is for photographers of all skills and levels. If you're a newbie,...

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How to blog consistently

We all know that updating social media and writing blogs can be a PIA. Blogging consistently is one of those business activities that doesn't have a very clearly defined return on investment, and yet is an investment you should make.  Benefits of blogging as a...

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WordPress Website Design for an IT Professional – KennahIT

KennahIT went from a very simple 1 page website, to a simple WordPress site. She’s previously gotten new business thru word of mouth only, but realized the need for a professional web-presence.
One of her biggest challenges of this project was creating written content for the additional pages on her new site. She sent over the wording to launch the site, and was glad that being on the WordPress platform will allow her to easily change and add content.

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Firedancer Promo Clip

This fire dancing was an unusually challenging subject to shoot: fire, lots of fast and slow movements, and dim lighting! Sometimes there is no better way to refresh an old skill than to jump in, and just do it. Cattiva is a local burlesque performer and very skilled...

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Professional Photos of Pet Birds

Have you ever had your pet into a photography studio? I shot all of STARAvian Parrot Rescue's adoptable foster birds last weekend. STAR plans to use these photos for promotional purposes, to make a calendar out of, and to put on their new site that I made them. I...

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Mailchimp vs. ConstantContact

I currently manage a client's list of nearly 2000 subscribers thru Constantcontact. I just signed up for and sent my first email to my small list of around 100 people using MailChimp, because it's free for up to 2000 contacts and 12000 emails per month. Which is...

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Server change is complete!

I'm so excited, the transition to CertifiedHosting, my first new website hosting provider in almost 8 years, and VPS server went smoother than expected. It's really unexpected! I didn't realize what a mess my old sites were. I tended to have hair brained ideas, put...

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