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Please join me in wishing a very happy launch day to Jontell Vanessa Photography!  Jontell is a wedding and branding photographer based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Jontell’s photography style is bright and vibrant! Jontell and I worked together on a brand & website audit and Showit template customization! After our website audit, I was able to […]

August 8, 2019

Design a professional-quality website using a 12-column grid Are you a wedding professional looking to design your own website? Designing on a grid is an essential skill to learn to create a professional-looking website. Remember when you were a kid and it was a big deal learning to “color inside the lines?”  As a kid, […]

August 5, 2019

Friday links for creative entrepreneurs Happy Friday! Today I’m kicking off a new series on the blog: Friday Links! These are the links I’d be telling you about if we were grabbing coffee together: “Omg, did you see ___?” Some of them are helpful business tips, some are interesting reads, and some are just for […]

August 2, 2019

Design your contact page to get more leads Picture this: the dreamiest of dreamy ideal client brides is visiting your website. She reads your about page and thinks, “Wow, this photographer totally gets me. I want to be her friend!” She visits your weddings page and thinks, “Yes, totally in my budget!” She hops on […]

July 10, 2019

What is UX and why does it matter for your site? When I first got started in design, I studied something called User Experience (UX) design. These days, I don’t do very much UX work, but I’m glad I have a foundational understanding of it because it influences everything I design! Today I want to […]

July 9, 2019

Why and How to Blog Every Client in Your Wedding Business Every now and then, a debate pops up in the wedding industry: “Should you blog every client?” Well, I’m not a wedding pro but I AM a website pro. and my answer is: HECK YES you absolutely should!! Today I’m proposing you adopt what […]

July 3, 2019

5 Tips for Creating a Mood Board that Captures your Brand I remember sitting on my bedroom floor in high school rifling through the latest issues of Teen People and Seventeen, searching for the most inspirational words and images to cut out. Gluestick in hand, I repositioned the different cutouts on a piece of computer […]

July 1, 2019

Improve Your Website Using the Enneagram Have you taken the Enneagram test yet? It seems like everyone’s obsessed with it these days, and there are tons of fun Instagram accounts giving insight and even poking fun at the different types. I’m an Enneagram six (the loyal skeptic), so I guess it’s totally on brand that […]

June 26, 2019

Today I’m so excited to celebrate the launch of a new brand and logo for Manali Photography! Manali Sontakke is a wedding, senior, and proposal photographer serving couples in Virginia and D.C. We met through Creative 24/7, and I’m so glad we did! It has been such a joy to work with her! Manali’s new […]

June 11, 2019

My life motto is “work smarter, not harder.” When it comes to using the web, especially as a designer, I’m always looking for ways to make the experience more efficient! Chrome extensions help me do exactly that. If you’re not familiar with Chrome extensions, they are tools that allow you to customize your browsing experience […]

May 21, 2019