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Balance. The B Word. I get emails at least weekly about finding balance. People want to know how I do it. How I balance being a wife and mom with running a business. Does the fact that I haven’t answered any of these emails in over a month tell you anything? Truth is, sometimes I […]

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  • October 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    Molly - Thanks for this!!! I really needed it!ReplyCancel

  • October 9, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    Andrea Worley - I kinda hate the world balance. :) to me it makes it seem like everything has to even out with my time. But the reality for me is that I’m never going to be able to give the same amount of time to my family as I do blogging, photography, etc. Something has to take priority and that’s my family first, always. I say no a lot! and it’s really helped to wage everything against is this a benefit to my family? does it take away time from them? could it be better spent elsewhere? these are questions i ask myself before committing to anything.

    i love what you said about finding what works for you! it’s so true because every family is different. :) thanks for sharing today!ReplyCancel

  • October 9, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    annie - THIS IS SO HARD FOR ME! I have SO MUCH I want to do, ‘need’ to do, make, sell, etc…but after these 42 dresses, I’m really realzing, all I really NEED to do is SIT and BE STILL. Thank you for this. Thank you for the reminder that the boys at home are really the only ones that matter! THANK YOU! xoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • October 9, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    Marlena - For the record, I think you’re doing a wonderful job.ReplyCancel

  • October 10, 2012 - 11:01 am

    Pops - Your comment, “I am learning…” is something I say regularly. In 58 years I don’t think I’ve learned anything TOTALLY. Rather, I am still learning to be a husband, a daddy, a faithful Christian, a pastor, etc. Thanks for being honest. I love you.ReplyCancel

  • October 12, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    abbi - love, love this post. it’s so hard to find balance. i struggle with work, house, family and maintaining my relationship with God. at the end of the day all that matters is your relationship
    with the people you love and God. everything else can wait.ReplyCancel

I’ve owned Pink Coffee Photo for 5 years. And while I do not consider myself an expert on how to run a business, I do feel like I’ve learned a little bit along the way. Sometimes the hard way! When I started writing this article I thought about how I wish someone would have sat […]

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  • July 13, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Marlena - SO proud of you! Also, this gem is my favorite:

    “I’m a southern girl. That means I am polite. Almost always. But I’m also feisty. And when I need to stand my ground, you better watch out!”

    Amen sister! Bless your heart. ;)ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2012 - 10:32 am

    Sarah - Thank you thank you for this article! I’m printing it and doing a little regrouping this weekend. Needed this really bad!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2012 - 10:37 am

    Amanda - Thank you for this, very helpfulReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2012 - 12:52 pm

    Rachel - Very helpful! Its nice to hear from other photographers, that we all share similar challenges when first starting out. Thanks for the tips!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2012 - 1:41 pm

    Marci - This is great info! I’m struggling with pricing right now. Hopefully you don’t mind but I’m sending you an email with some specific questions. Thank you for reaching out with helpful advice.ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    Andrea Worley - This is a great list of tips and lessons, thanks for sharing it.

    I’ve learned so many things about being a business owner and how I want to run my business these last few years. I’ve realized mostly the type of clients I want to work with, and who value my work.ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2012 - 8:07 am

    Whitney - Not that I will be looking to move into the photography business anytime soon – but thanks for all the advice. I think your words of wisdom can be applied to lost of different business types.

    As a client for the past 3 years – I think you offer a unique experience and it is well worth every penny you charge. Thank you for sharing your AWESOME talents!ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2012 - 11:41 am

    Joshua - Hey, thanks for these tips! They encourage a “starting out” photographer like me. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2013 - 11:21 pm

    Leah scher - These tips are awesome! I am a beginner photographer, aspiring to start her own business. Its VERY intimidating, but if I take my time its very attainable! Thanks again for the tips, they seriously help a lot!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    Marjorie Lofton - Thank you so much, I love this! It's definitely going to help me out :)ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2015 - 9:57 pm

    Jenna Rortvedt - Definitely needed this little reminder as I'm starting out in a new city and having to start over with building a client base.ReplyCancel

    • February 13, 2015 - 11:49 am

      pinkcoffeephoto - Good luck in your new city, Jenna! I hope things work out well for you. :)ReplyCancel

Hello! I’ve decided to start FAQ posts again. For a long time I was answering questions via Formspring (you can still view them here), but lately am wanting to keep as much content right here on my blog as possible. It’s hard keeping up with multiple sites/accounts all over the internet! (Same reason I’m thinking […]

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  • May 24, 2012 - 1:04 pm

    Candice - Thank you so much for answering. I’m pretty good with photoshop, so I downloaded the InDesign trial. Can’t wait to play!ReplyCancel

  • May 24, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    Jess - I’m soooooooo far behind–still using elements. Had no idea I could try ps for free. Going to download it this weekend. Thank you. :)ReplyCancel