Drop the Mic Conference

IT’S TIME TO START YOUR SPEAKING CAREER. 

If you are an emerging or developing speaker getting ready to hit that stage and show the world that you are an expert in your field, this conference is for you.  

Drop the Mic is being held by a team of experts, ready to work with you personally to get your PUBLIC SPEAKING career going. We are all professional experts and are coming together for the first time to provide you with the best jump start to your career possible. We will work with you directly, get you ready to speak in front of a live audience, and get feedback along with valuable networking time all in one spot! 

JOIN US OCTOBER 4th, 5th & 6th, 2019 .

WHAT YOU WILL GET 

6+ HOURS OF FOCUSED TRAINING
HIGH TOUCH MENTORSHIP
NEW NETWORK CONNECTIONS
THE MARKETING TOOLS TO GET NOTICED
     -3 camera angle video reel, headshot, branding photos
GUIDANCE ON WHAT TO DO NEXT 
AND SO MUCH MORE


WHO: Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Organization Leaders

WHAT: A Hands-On…Full Contact…Hyper-Focused Conference to Shape Your Brand, Level Up Your Skills and 
Help You Take The Stage With Confidence

WHERE: Downtown | Vancouver, WA 
(15-20 min from PDX Airport)


Find out more here: https://dropthemic2019.wordpress.com/


The Mother Daughter Bond

When Naida told me she wanted to come to Vancouver, WA to be photographed and have portraits taken with her mother, I was joyously shook with the honor of creating these images for them. This is one of my favorite things in the world to do… here’s something I read recently that I’d like to share with you:

“The relationship between a woman and her mother is so powerful, it affects everything from her health and self-esteem to all her other relationships. The mother-daughter relationship is the most powerful bond in the world, for better or for worse. It sets the stage for all other relationships.” 

“I’m a big believer in mother-daughter time. I think we underestimate how important it is for mums and daughters to do things together…” 

“Start mother-daughter traditions, such as going on long walks together, dining at a favorite restaurant or spending time together updating family photo albums. Go shopping together. Make something together - cookies, a cake, an egg-carton caterpillar. Watch a movie together, even if it’s just at home on the couch.”
Read the whole piece here:

https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/sex-relationships/relationships/the-mother-daughter-bond/news-story/7e0bed435cc0d8f5e0ed202dd6b1dab9

I’d like to add being photographed together! Spend the day, get dressed up, get hair and makeup done, sip something bubbly together and end up with a beautiful package of photos and wall portraits for your home to pass down.

Naida is also a photographer building her business in her new home town of Hood River. Her mother is spending the next few months here… she lives in Texas.
Here are their beautiful photos…



Wallpaper as Backdrops

I really love wallpaper. I know a lot of people thinks it’s garish and stupid, and I get it. It has been used badly in places! But as a glamour influenced portrait photographer, I am always thinking of cool ways to photograph people and create interesting backdrops (if I’m not using my favorite solid black!). I’m thinking of wallpapering some boards or something to have in the studio… I think it could be colorful and fun! What say yeeze fine people of Vancouver, Washington?

Some wallpapers now are just about texture or look like paintings and are very organic looking. Some are simply beautiful!

Here’s a great link to some fabulous producers of fine wallpapers. Of course, I will have to consult with my favorite interior designer, David Mucci. 

https://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/home-accessories/g23516139/places-to-buy-wallpaper-online/


Yea, that’s wallpaper!

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