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Posted in: Engaged

July 29, 2023

Maddy & Andrew | Downtown Greenville Engagement Portraits

Maddy and Andrew’s love story came alive in their Downtown Greenville engagement portraits. It was extra special to have their furry friend, Cash, along for the photos too! Today on the blog, I’m sharing their beautiful engagement session and giving you three important reasons why you should consider an engagement session with your wedding photographer […]

July 24, 2023

Posted in: The Self-Starter Podcast

How to Set up Your Packages and Pricing

When I was just starting out in wedding photography, I had no earthly idea how to accurately set my prices and packages. Couples would inquire, and I would freeze and ultimately worry if they’d think I was too expensive or not a great value. Since then, I’ve developed a system for setting up my packages […]

Posted in: Engaged

July 18, 2023

AC & Ian Proposal Photos | Columbia, SC Portrait Photographer

Love is in the air, and today I have the pleasure of sharing AC & Ian’s heartwarming proposal photos. I got to head back to my alma mater, the University of South Carolina Law School, for this session. It was the beautiful backdrop for AC and Ian’s unforgettable surprise proposal! Ian contacted me months ago […]

July 17, 2023

Posted in: The Self-Starter Podcast

ChatGPT Prompts for Your Business | Using AI as a Photographer

Talks about AI have been all the rage this summer. With so many mixed reviews, it can be dizzying to know where to start. Wanting to get into ChatGPT but not sure how? Steal these ChatGPT prompts for your business from me! I’ve started using ChatGPT in my business, and there are so many amazing […]

Posted in: Weddings

July 12, 2023

Abby & Ryan | Wedding Photos at The Davenport in Greer, SC

Today I have the pleasure of sharing Abby and Ryan’s wedding photos at The Davenport in Greer, South Carolina. After eloping in Mexico last month, the couple decided to celebrate their marriage surrounded by their loved ones in Greer, SC. The Davenport is a beautiful historic venue that offers a down-to-earth backdrop for weddings and […]

July 11, 2023

Posted in: The Self-Starter Podcast

Podcasting for Youtube | How to Start a Podcast

So, I just did a thing! 🎉 We are now podcasting on Youtube!! Youtube has been on my mind for over three years, and it’s finally happening!!! This week’s podcast episode of Self-Starter Podcast is all about why and how I plan to use Youtube in my business and why you should consider it too. […]

Posted in: Branding

July 6, 2023

Wink of Pink New Collection | Product Photos

If you’re on the lookout for the most exquisite wedding jewelry that will make you shine on your big day, look no further than Wink of Pink. This local online boutique has the prettiest selection of accessories that will perfectly complement your bridal look. I recently had the incredible opportunity to partner with Wink of […]

June 26, 2023

Posted in: The Self-Starter Podcast

How to Go Full-Time in Your Business | My One Year Anniversary

It’s been one year since I went full-time into my business of eight years. What a year, and I am so grateful! In this episode I’m sharing tips on how to go full-time in your business. I’m also reflecting on what I learned and accomplished this year. Plus, I’m sharing an all NEW resource with […]

Posted in: The Styled Event, Travels, Weddings

June 20, 2023

Matt & Melissa | Boho Mountain Elopement at 320 Guest Ranch

Nestled amidst the majestic mountains, 320 Guest Ranch offers a picturesque backdrop for couples seeking an intimate and enchanting wedding experience. For those who appreciate the bohemian vibe and crave a connection with nature, this rustic and idyllic setting is the perfect destination for a mountain elopement. Let’s embark on a journey to explore the […]

June 19, 2023

Posted in: The Self-Starter Podcast

How to Start Your Business Legally

Thinking of starting a business but struggling to understand how to do it the right and legal way? As a licensed attorney who helps creatives legally, I’m walking you through the 3 areas you need to consider when first beginning a business. This week, I’m showing you how to start your business legally. We’ll walk […]

Nichole Lauren is a photographer & business coach in Greenville, SC & available for travel worldwide.

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