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Tips For Becoming A Concert Photographer

I recently talked to my friend Nancy from Midlife Mixtape on her podcast about my route to concert photography, and it brought me back to this post. I have been keeping notes for a long time, compiling them – because people often ask, "how can…
How To Manage Facebook Events

How To Manage Facebook Events

"Ugh! I never look at them!" - "They are overwhelming." -  "There are too many!" That's what people, including possibly you, say about Facebook events. Right? I know events are crazy. But in some ways, I am not sure how else we can communicate about…
year one baby portraits

Year One Baby Portraits

One of the things I love about being a photographer is following people through their lives. One lady I photographed as a child is about to graduate from college. Um, what? Recently I captured an adorable (expressive!) baby whose parents I not only call friends,…

The Name Change Is Coming

For a few years at least, I have been considering changing my blog name. Should I just use my real name like every grownup I know? But Aimee Giese has lots of i's and e's and no one knows how to pronounce it (Giese rhymes…

Non-Communication During Travel

How do you stay in touch with family while out and about? As in, when one parent travels for work or fun, and the other stays home with the kid(s). Many friends have complained about this dilemma: you call in and the kids get all riled up... a mixture of missing you, bummed they aren't there, excited about where you are. And then the other parent is left to pick up the pieces. When Dex was younger, this was a real problem for us. Phone calls were awkward. Trying to explain what was going on in the middle of conferences was disjointed. Me? Personally? I get so overwhelmed with all the people that it's hard for me to concentrate on a conversation in a hallway with traffic buzzing back and forth around me.

ROAR Retreat in Costa Rica #ROAR14

Ever since I went out on my own with Giese Media, I have had exceptional luck with clients. Even better, exceptional luck with clients coming back. After we launched the new Savvy Sassy Moms and Child Mode sites, their (separate) founders came back to me with a (collaborative) idea. ROAR Retreat will be a social media conference held this fall in Costa Rica, where Andrea of SSM has relocated with her family. The idea revolves around bringing bloggers together to share ideas, to get empowered and to build community.

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