Eyeliner Tips For Your Unique Look

This is part of a series where one of my favorite San Antonio makeup artists, Dora Vera, spills what she knows about getting my clients picture perfect for their sessions! This week let’s talk eye liner! There is so much to say about it... Liquid, Pencils and Creams, oh my! Get the skinny about the differences and how each will achieve a different look for you!

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Melissa Evans
Handmade, Vintage Style Bows and Clothing

The Haddie Bear Bows and Clothes slogan says it all: "Childhood is short. Stand out!"  I had the pleasure of meeting Kristen when she came to my studio needing branding and lifestyle photos for her business, I felt an instant connection with her! **Video and special promotion at the end!**

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More Decorating Tips from a Professional Decorator

It's a New Year! 2018 - I've decided - will be the year I finally be decorating my living room and bedroom. My husband is active duty military so we haven't really captured our style because of the possibility of orders. After a recent promotion, we purchased our first home, and with this new chapter in our lives we'd like to finally make it a home that has our stamp on it. I reached out to a local San Antonio decorator, whom I recently had the pleasure of photographing for her business, and asked her to dish some tips on how best to decorate a room!

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6 Decorating Tips You Can Use Today

It's 2018 and time to redecorate that office, spruce up the living room, and decor the bedroom!I recently got the chance to work with an amazing decorator who works here in SATX and got some inside tips along the way! Yes, this job has its perks :) Have you ever wondered the secrets of decorating your house? Have you been putting off redoing your office and lack inspiration? The following blog has two parts because there's so much info this dynamic decor artist has to spill! I'm going to share with you what this dynamite decor artist shared with me: These are 6 decorating tips you can use in your own home and office today!

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Why Heirloom Quality Images are Important

Most of us have old pictures of our grandparents, great grand parents and some are even lucky enough to have even older photos.  It's an important part of your history and it can give you solace to know where you came from. Each family is different and special; some have both parents, some have one, some people grow up without. Cindy has a different perspective than most about family photos and why portraits are so important to her now...

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7 Questions I ask Business Headshot Clients

It's important to have the following conversations with your photographer about your headshots, it will put you at ease, you both will be better prepared for your photoshoot, and you will have amazing pictures for your website and social media pages to attract more clients!

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts You Can Travel With

Tis the season for braving the cold and the stores for your holiday shopping! If you're like me and traveling this holiday season, you either need to ship your gifts or purchase gifts that will travel well. Here are some gift ideas that you can get right here in San Antonio from one of my new favorite boutiques or order online! 

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5 Ways to improve your Instagram feed

You joined social media for one reason, to be social.  Wouldn't it be great if your posts were actually shared more and you got more likes and follows? Business owners, you've spent time on a business plan, budget, creating quality products and a quality experience for your services, shouldn't you spend a little time on one of your most traveled places, online? In general, wouldn't it be wonderful to have the kind of feed you love seeing in your Instagram and Facebook accounts?   Here are 5 tips for making your Instagram and Facebook feed more visually pleasing and shareable:

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Do The Thing You've Been Meaning To Do.

Have you been trying to finish a project but can't seem to get motivated? I've SO been there. Have you ever had an important goal or dream you've given up on? Um, guilty. But first coffee. This might hurt a little so get comfortable with your fave cup, maybe a dog or kitty in your lap... it's gonna be okay though, let's get inspired...

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Rock Harbor Hill Country Lodge

After I exit I-10 and continue along these curving roads North of Boerne, the expansive views transport me to the country and I instantly feel like I'm on vacation. As I pass huge boulders, adorable ranches, and hills, I finally pull around the corner down Marquardt Road; there's the sign: "Rock Harbor Hill Country Lodge".

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Calligraphy Artist

Handwritten notes not only let people know you care or you're thinking of them, letters also let people know they play important roles in your life.  Taking time out of your day to write to them shows you cared enough to reach out.  Charlotte Rosales feels the same way and has built her whole business around this beautiful art. She's going to be giving away one of her amazing pieces for your home or office, stay tuned into her Instagram for details!

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