Q4 Q&A + Road Trip VLOG!

Last week, I announced that we were driving from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh as the start of 3 months of traveling away from Los Angeles. With the announcement, we were met with lots of questions, and requests for a VLOG! Check out the video here and scroll through for the FAQs. 

 

1. Where are you going to be over the next three months?
We will be in Pittsburgh for 4 weeks, Europe for 2 weeks, and Miami for 4 weeks. There are 2 weeks where we are undecided, and this also doesn't count any of the time that I will be back in LA over the course of 3 months. 

2. Will you continue to work?
Absolutely YES! So much of my work can be done from anywhere like client relations, inbox management, conference calls, creative concepting, prop shopping and more. I also brought along all of my gear, basically a mobile studio and prop closet, so that I could execute any in-studio photography and animations. For lifestyle imagery, I will be shooting anything fall-themed in Pennsylvania (we have changing leaves and rolling pumpkin patches!) and for anything related to the California lifestyle, I will fly back for. I already have an LA trip planned for the week of October 9th. 

3.. Are you still able to serve your clients?
Absolutely. Aside from the 2 weeks in Europe, I will still be responding to client emails & phone calls, working to bring their projects to life, and communicating with my internal team daily.

4. Are you accepting new clients at this time? 
YES! We are able to execute any in-studio imagery or GIFs from anywhere, fall lifestyle work in Pittsburgh, international lifestyle work in Europe, and beachy/artistic lifestyle work from Miami. It's kind of the best of both worlds! We will cover so many unique locations for our clients!

5. When will you be back in LA?
I will be back to shoot for three of my clients during the week of October 9th, most likely sometime again in November, and we will be back for good on December 15th. 

6. Where in Europe are you going?
We are traveling to Paris, London, Copenhagen and one more city that is TBD - send recs! 

7. Is it hard catering to a medical student's schedule?
It presents a unique challenge, but I feel like we're embracing it! Not many people get to experience living in multiple cities and medical students have a chance to. Being an entrepreneur is ideal for me because I can have a more flexible schedule and I can create opportunities wherever we go. The time he spends studying and in the hospitals has also been perfect because I never feel guilty about working too much. I use that time to serve my clients and to build my business and it works. If he wasn't in medical school, I think my business would be in an entirely different place, or maybe not even exist yet. 

8. What year of Medical School is Graham in?
He is in his third year. He has one more school year of rotations left and then he will be matched into a residency. 

9. What type of doctor does he want to be? 
He is a former college hockey player so he is interested in some form of sports medicine. 

10. Are you both from Pittsburgh?
We are both from the South Hills! I grew up in Peters Twp and Graham in Bethel Park.

Any other questions? Leave them in the comments or DM me on Instagram! I hope you enjoyed the VLOG!

School Of Hustle Recap

When Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett announced that she and Instagram were hosting a one day conference at her apron HQ, I was all in! I applied, was accepted a week later, and headed to DTLA for the day to hear from some of my favorite entrepreneurs. Not only were the speakers wonderful, but the event setup was also incredible! With fun murals & installations around every corner, it really was an Instagram dream. Richer Poorer even brought a ball pit! The food was equally divine. Lunch was by TenderGreens, and for dinner, there were multliple LA area food trucks to serve up their favorites. Oh and did I mention that the entire event was free? Big thanks to Ellen & Instagram for Business for pulling together such a wonderful and inspiring event! 

Summer Prop Haul!

Summer photos are all about sunshine and color and these were some of the props that I picked up to bring my colorful ideas to life!

1. Pineapple Pool Float  - such a cute and reasonably priced float!
2. Fruity drink floats - I love seeing these float across a pretty pool
3. Flamingo pool float - a cheaper alternative to larger flamingo floats
4. Pool float lounger - a summer basic that's also available in pink!
5. Silly straws - I love filling pretty drinks with these!
6. Faux tropical leaves - I used these for a fun stop motion
7.Furry flip flop slippers - I love this vibrant pink!
8. Steamer - I finally caved and bought a full-size steamer!
9. Palm Print Romper - This is under $15! I've never found one that fits me so well!
10. Ice cream scoop - I spray painted this blue for a shoot!

THE FRIDAY FIVE & new hashtags!

New series alert! I will be posting my top five favorite Instagram posts of the week! I am also starting a new hashtag series so that I can see more of your beautiful images in one place! Use the following three LISH LOVES hashtags for a chance to be featured here!

#lishlovescolor
#lishlovespink
#lishlovestravel

 

But since they're brand new, here are some of my favorite images from the week. Be sure to give these creatives a follow!