Small Business Tips: When to Outsource Photography

Taking photos for give with joy's website and wholesale catalog was stressing me out. 

I spent hours, days, weeks...taking and editing photos just to retake them because lighting was inconsistent or I just overdid it with useless props. They failed to tell the story and to show the quality of my work. 

Quality photos are crucial for businesses. When you have a functional website with great photos, then people tend to take your business more seriously. I know I don't really shop online with a retailer that has poor photos. 

As small business owners, we need to know when to outsource some of the work we need done. It may seem like a big financial investment but there are some worth making. We waste more time trying to do it all ourselves.

Rachael from Haven Life and Photo is filled to the brim with talent. She took on my photo overhaul. She even did all the styling for my website banners and images for the catalog. 

I finally feel completely satisfied with the way the photos on my website look

This is what it use to look like:

And this is what it looks like when you have a professional take over. It's consistent throughout the page. The lighting is far better than the ones I took above. 

Rachael is taking on new small business clients customers through August 2016. Email her directly for a free consultation and to view more of her commercial portfolio. 

unspeakable J O Y

I returned from the grocery store about an hour ago and as I was about to dive into the rest of my night: cleaning, laundry, planning the week, give with JOY, etc. But I realized that I felt a little heavy. Not heavy like I ate five cookies last night because I did, but that's besides the point; I felt heavy in the sense that I really didn't feel like myself.

It was an amazing weekend surrounded by amazing friends and time with the husband, but I realized that I didn't make quiet time a priority. I didn't start my weekend mornings with quiet prayer and time in the Word -- Y I K E S!

So, I write this post tonight as a journal entry in a promise to myself to keep my blog about my R E A L life. To share with you my joys, sorrows, the good and the bad! Tonight, I wanted to express my weakness and selfishness in "my time" vs. intentional time with my God who makes me strong - right now I feel weak! But the more time I sit outside on my balcony with the Word and my prayers, the more I begin to feel that unspeakable J O Y  that He promises! Spending time in His Word is necessary daily.

Goodnight and here's to a week starting on the right foot!

with joy,
Aneta Nina