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Hello Storyteller Podcasts

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Storytelling: moments in time, the things we don’t want to forget, details that are etched in our souls, our every day.

Teaching. Artists who want to share their passion for telling the stories of their lives, so you can better tell the stories of yours.

Sharing. A space and place to share your work, be inspired, motivated, supported and learn from one another.

Community. A group for photographers run by photographers.

We welcome you to this community.

Welcome to Hello Storyteller Podcasts!

We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community.
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HS.Vaults - Episode 45: Lets Talk Corona
Hello Friends Way back in 2020 we put the podcast on hiatus for.... reasons.  However, we did end up recording episodes that ended up being lost in the digital corners of time.  Lost until NOW.  Though it looks a lot like things are getting better, we are still very much in a pandemic.  This episode was recorded at the beginning of last year but the information is still relevant and can help with best practices going forward, pivoting your business, and other gettin'-by type stuff when things get down. And if you find yourself enjoying the podcast, you can help this podcast stay on the webs AND get better.  Head over to anchor.fm/hellostoryteller/support and donate to the podcast.  If you can't donate, go to anchor.fm/hellostoryteller/message and leave us a voice message.  You might even hear it on the show!  But if that's not possible, you could always write a review.  Every review helps us get better and we love to hear from you, our listeners.  But most of all, keep listening. That's the most important thing. Thanks!
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April 13, 2021
Episode 52: Wedding Shenanigans
Hello Friends! Have you thought about getting a little deeper into wedding photography but don't really know how?  Maybe you only want to dip that toe in to see if it is something you like?  Is that water warm? Cold? That's probably because it's raining.  We talk about our experiences as primary and secondary photographers and what it takes to be either one.  Don't forget to subscribe and comment!
33:43
April 6, 2021
Episode 51: This Episode is Non Negotiable
Hello Friends but especially Parents! What hills are you ready to lay down on?  What options are fundamental for you? As parents, we have to pick and choose our battles with our children.  Listen as we discuss our individual top three non-negotiable choices when it comes to keeping up with the family.  Do you have different hills?  Are they mountains?  Or are we all really just looking at mole hills through a macro lens? Comment and let us know.  And don't forget to like and subscribe!
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March 30, 2021
Episode 50: Bizzy Mom Talk 2021
Hey Friends! Do you find yourself SLACKing off? Got a case of the MONDAYs? Wondering what you need to do to make your business SPROUT? Don’t be a SQUARE…..SPACE. Find out which tools we’re using to help run our businesses and stay on track! Plus, we share a little of the mommy balance game, more ways to stay protected, and what’s coming in future episodes. Links Mentioned in this episode: SquareSpace (website development / hosting) https://www.squarespace.com/ Slack (Communication) https://slack.com/ Monday (Project Management) https://monday.com/ Sprout Studio (CRM) https://www.TrySproutStudio.com/melissaortendahl The Legal Paige (contract templates) https://thelegalpaige.com/
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March 23, 2021
Episode 49 - Welcome 2021
Megs and Mel are BACK! We’d like you to spend a moment with us to get reacquainted with our lives, with each other, and with where Hello Storyteller is going. We will try and remember what day/month/year it is and figure out what to do with our unreleased episodes of 2020. At the same time, or just after, we will look forward into 2021 and the future of Hello Storyteller and the really cool stuff happening around it. Settle in with some positive radiators….err… as we radiate positive energy with a very important Storyteller Update.
19:51
March 16, 2021
Episode 44 - Lock Down with Megs & Mel
Hello Dear Friends!!! We're coming at you from Quarantine Land bringing the laughter, fun, and a little bit of serious talk as we navigate through this crazy time! So go grab a hot beverage - or a cold one - maybe one with a splash (or shot) of alcohol, sit back, and join us - as we keep it REAL! We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 shenanigans - but in all seriousness, we are sending you lots of love, health, and happiness as we navigate through this difficult time. We love you guys!! xoxo, Megs & Mel Megs & Mel are two MomTogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "MomTog" topics each week. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography
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March 20, 2020
Episode 43 - We're BACK! Cheers to 2020!
HELLO Friends! That's right - the Hello Storyteller Podcasts is finally BACK up and running. We had to take a much needed break while we got through busy season and the holidays - and now we are back at with this hilarious intro to 2020!! Find out what Megs & Mel have been up to the past few months...you're in for a bag of laughs!! ------------------------------------------------------- Megs & Mel are two MomTogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "MomTog" topics each week. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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March 4, 2020
Episode 42 - The Creative Birds Eye View - with Ryan Longnecker
Ryan Longnecker grew up where the summers stuck on your skin like honey and lemonade in Bishop, CA. He grew up in a valley surrounded by the giants of nature and beauty of silence. He is a professional Los Angeles-based freelance outdoor photographer, brand ambassador, and visual storyteller and is an absolute wizard navigating his drone throughout the Southern California Coast & beyond. In Episode 42: we look at our passion of photography from a different perspective and through a different lens entirely as Ryan guides us through the creative process of drone photography, fighting for your passion, and tips & tricks of how to grab life by the horns and go after what you want! You can follow Ryan's incredible journey at https://www.ryanlongnecker.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/ryanlongnecker/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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January 22, 2020
Episode 41 - Let's Give Them Something to Stock About - with Lea Jones
Meet the sweet & talented Lea Jones! She lives in New England and has always had a passion for art & design; finding different ways to express it over the years: design, interior design with the renovation of her old farmhouse, and for the last 7 years, photography! Lea specializes in Wedding, Family & Stock photography and is uber talented shooting and designing Diptych Photographs: pairs of closely associated portraits, images or themed pictures that are often used to off-set one another. Check out this weeks episode all about Stock Photography and photo design with Lea! https://www.instagram.com/leajonesphoto/ https://www.leajones.net/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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October 25, 2019
Episode 40 - Launch Your Daydream with Britt & Kelsey
Kelsey Christine + Britt Hyatt are the founders of Launch Your Daydream — a virtual branding studio that helps photographers gain confidence and clarity in their business, so that they can fill their calendar with dream client bookings! Britt + Kelsey provide custom brand + website design services, along with extensive brand audits, to photographers looking to take their business to the next level! Join us this week as we chat all things BRANDING + WEB DESIGN with this fabulous duo (they are so FUN!!) You can find them at: https://launchyourdaydream.com/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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September 27, 2019
Episode 39 - The Storyteller Retreat - May 2020
The Storyteller Retreat: A chance to re-charge, relax, be inspired, & get motivated. Here at Hello Storyteller, we wanted to give our community a chance to come together in a way that was focused on community, connection & growth. An intentional coming together - to be honest, to be authentic, to be nothing other than you. Escape: A weekend away. We want you to get to know one another. Not in that forced-summer camp-ice breaker way, but to be able to create meaningful connections with the people that you feel drawn to. Downtime: To sleep, to take a walk, to spend some time alone or hanging with new friends. Time to go off and shoot rogue; on your own or with a small group, just for fun. Time to soak in the beauty of the mountains and drink your coffee, while it's still warm!! Learning: There is going to be incredible opportunities to learn from our instructors through classes and through shoot-alongs. But also, from one another. We know that our attendees have knowledge, perspective and talent to share and we want you to know that we want everyone to arrive ready to learn, but also ready and willing to teach as well. Want to know more?! Check out this episode with ALL THE DEETS! https://www.hellostoryteller.com/retreat
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September 5, 2019
Episode 38 - Introducing our Co-Host - Melissa Ortendahl
Hello Friends (seasoned & NEW!) Welcome to Hello Storyteller Podcasts! Today we bring to you a very special episode introducing our very own Co-Host and ultra awesome interviewer: Melissa Ortendahl!! If you don't know Melissa yet - go ahead and stop by and take a listen - she is so fun, resourceful, knowledgeable, and all around a good-time!! She is HS's Vice President & CFO, a Photographer, an amazing Mother, a great friend, a cool sister, and the women who keeps her world spinning in so many amazing directions!! So grab your coffee, find a comfy seat, and tune in, my friends!! ➔ You can find Melissa on social media at https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ Don't forget to sign up for our super awesome mailing list - right now we have an awesome offer from Lensbaby for 10% OFF any regular priced item! You can sign up here: https://www.hellostoryteller.com/blog-1/2019/8/20/episode-37-meet-the-co-founder-of-lensbaby-craig-strong
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August 28, 2019
Episode 37: Meet the Co-Founder of Lensbaby - Craig Strong
In this weeks episode we go behind the scenes in this tell-all with Lensbaby's Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Craig Strong! In 2004, Lensbaby was born out of a photographer’s frustration with flat, sterile, digital images. Since then, they’ve been helping photographers gain creative control and inject emotion into their images through these amazing & creative lenses. Lensbaby makes creative effects lenses, tools, and accessories that fit the following DSLR and mirrorless camera bodies: Canon EF & R, Nikon F & Z, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro 4/3. If you haven't checked them out yet YOU NEED TO ASAP!! https://lensbaby.com/ Head on over to www.hellostoryteller.com and subscribe to our mailing list to receive a special Lensbaby discount!
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August 20, 2019
Episode 36 - Summer Time Survival
Summer is HERE! And with that comes ALL the KIDS. ALL the VACATIONS & all the FUN IN THE SUN! How does Mom keep her sanity?!?! That's an excellent question, my dear Watson! We've got all the deets for you on how to survive SUMMER in our latest Motherhood Snapshots episode! Just know...you are not ALONE in the summer time frenzy! Join us for fun, advice, tips, tricks, vacations (not a vacation), how to find babysitters, summer time activities, and an all around good time with Megs & Mel! Join us for our latest addition - "Motherhood Snapshots" Just two mom-togs living life one chaotic moment at a time!! Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Since we are in the business of sharing our daily lives through storytelling photo journalism - we thought it might be fun (and enlightening) to share the inside of our world of mommyhood with you as well (no, you are NOT alone!!) You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
39:26
June 12, 2019
Episode 35 - Celebrating Mom's with Mel's Mom | Lauri
Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Join us for our latest addition - "Motherhood Snapshots" Just two mom-togs living life one chaotic moment at a time!! In this weeks epsiode we meet the sweet & funny, Laurie Gumlaw - Mom to our amazing co-host, Mel: who Lauri describes as strong, and courageous, and one-hell of a spit fire! Don't miss this episode full of all the juicy stories from Mel's childhood to motherhood full of fun, laughter, & wonderful Mother | Daughter moments! You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
48:26
June 3, 2019
Epsiode 34: Happy Mother's Day - Part 1 - with Megs Mom Debbie
Happy Mother's Day Storyteller's!! This week we are coming together to celebrate MOMS!! But this is an episode you definitely DON'T want to miss! Go behind the scenes with Megan Boggs' Mom, Debbie, and get all the juicy deets about our fun-filled friend, Megs, when she was a kid and her journey to being a creative and Entrepreneur from her Mom's perspective. It's definitely a great listen and will leave you feeling all warm & fuzzy! Do you have a fun MOM story or anecdote to share with our community?? We'd love to hear it and publish it on our blog/IG this month to help raise moms up and celebrate all their hard work! https://www.hellostoryteller.com/blog-submissions Megs & Mel are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Motherhood Snapshots! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Mom" topics each week. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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May 10, 2019
Episode 33: All About Film with Halee Betzner
Today we talk with Halee Betzner, an Indiana based film photographer. Halee shares her film photography journey, how she approaches family sessions & weddings on film and most importantly, why she doesn't care to bend to the ideas of what she "should" be doing when it comes to film. You don't want to miss this funfilled episode! You can find Halee -----> https://www.instagram.com/haleebetznerphotography/ Interested in learning more about photography?? Check out our current & up and coming courses over at www.hellostoryteller.com! Use the code HSACADEMY10 to receive 10% OFF your next course! Check out o
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April 8, 2019
Episode 32: Motherhood Snapshots - Chaos in the Modern Mom
You're not ALONE! We're all a little frazzled from the in's & out's of our daily lives. Managing kids schedules, projects, maintaining your clean inbox, sleep deprivation, and keeping the kids alive - it's A LOT of work! Megs & Mel breakdown their daily chaos - what to lasso in and other things to let go and leave for another day! Chaos is a part of life and you just have to anchor yourself and prepare for the waves; day-by-day. Tune in as they share their wisdom, frustrations, and head banging (against a wall!!) You don't want to miss this mommyhood tell-all! You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
41:33
March 22, 2019
Episode 31 - Meet the Mentors - Beyond a Photograph with Katie Jennings
There's just something about video that gets the heart pumping, the music bumping, & your soul soaring. The snippets of leaves from the trees rustling in the wind, the wild flowers swaying from side to side. The laughter of your children and their sweet little voice. Running, skipping, and playing. Putting it all together to the beat of the overture. This. This is video. Your days and moments that can play forever. It is worth everything. Priceless. Join Megs & Mel this week as they interview Academy Mentor, Katie Jennings, as she dives into the depths of shooting video - and why you should too! Katie's course begins March 4, 2019! Don't wait another minute - grab a seat today and get $50 off using the code MARCH50! (link below) https://www.hellostoryteller.com/katie-jennings-beyond-a-photograph-workshop
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March 4, 2019
Episode 30: Photography Love Language & Film
Finding your Tribe of creatives is one of the most powerful and uplifting circles you can have. When you find these people you hold on tight and share your art & soul with them and THEY. JUST. GET. IT! Amiright?!?! So, when your people are afar - and suddenly your worlds collide in the same place - at the same time: MAGIC HAPPENS! . . Join Megs & Mel this week as they are together LIVE in the same place - at the same time: sharing their joy & passion for all things photography, film, and chatting about their photography love language. It's a fun and inspiring episode you don't want to miss! . . Special guest, film & documentary photographer, Cami Turpin, knocks on the HS door to share her love of film, advice and vision of how to get to the heart of the shot - leading to her new photography course with Hello Storyteller Academy - "The Moment of Truth". She is inspiring, fun, and a great person to have in your circle! Presale begins February 18, 2019! . . Cami Turpin: https://www.instagram.com/bluehillimages/ . The Moment of Truth | with Cami Turpin: https://www.hellostoryteller.com/cami-turpin-the-moment-of-truth-elective
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February 15, 2019
Episode 29 - Goal Diggers
New Year. New GOALS! You can't use the "R" word here (Ruts & Resolutions)! NO EXCUSES! Join Megs & Mel as they chat all about their goals for 2019! Why it's important to write down your aspirations for the year, how to plan, what tools help them stay on track, and inspiration to shoot ALL year long! Putting your goals and dreams out into the universe is crucial - so spread the word and ring in the New Year with a positive mindset to keep you going! Items discussed in this episode: Passion Planner: https://passionplanner.com/ 52 List Project: https://www.amazon.com/52-Lists-Project-Journaling-Inspiration/dp/1632170345 How to avoid a RUT: Workshop | Authentically Creative | with Kristen Ryan: https://www.hellostoryteller.com/kristen-ryan-authentically-creative-workshop P52 Get in the Frame: https://www.facebook.com/groups/240320376402883/ P52 Clicks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/p52clicks/ Don't forget to check out the rest of our Amazing workshops & elective courses we have coming up this year! Use the code HSACADEMY10 to receive 10% off any HSA course: https://www.hellostoryteller.com/academy/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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January 15, 2019
Episode 28: Meet our January Workshop Mentors!
The Hello Storyteller Academy | January 2019 Workshops | are now open for ENROLLMENT! Check out these mini podcast interviews with Lauren Wright, Lauren Webster & our very own, Melissa Ortendahl and get a sneak peek into their amazing content that will spark your new year! Take advantage of our Holiday SALE and use the discount code HSHOLIDAY15 or HSMEMBERS15 to receive 15% off your course or membership enrollment! Offer ends December 24, 2018. Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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December 21, 2018
Episode 27: It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year Storyteller’s!!! SO bust out the holiday cheer, drink some eggnog, and start documenting your holiday season! We posted a shot list last week on the Blog (https://www.hellostoryteller.com/blog-1/2018/11/28/25-days-of-christmas-photography-challenge) featuring some great shot ideas to capture this holiday season. Don’t forget to tag #hs_25daysofchristmas on social media as one lucky storyteller will win a $50 gift card to our HS store (to use on any academy course or presets)! We will also be picking a runner up who will also be gifted a $25 gift certificate to the HS store!! So get out your cameras and start shooting!! If you haven’t joined already, please check out our amazing Hello Storyteller Facebook Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/160841264572540/) and join our fun Holiday Challenge! AND to show our love and appreciation for ALL of your love and support we are offering 10% our academy courses with the discount code HSACADEMY10! Thank you for listening and supporting us!! Megs & Mel are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. f you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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December 7, 2018
Episode 26 - Powerful Imagery with Jess Louise
Hello HS podcasts listeners!! We are so excited to tell you the stories of the incredibly talented Jess Louise (@i.am.jess.lousie). In this weeks episode we drive deep (like underwater deep) into the behind the scenes of Jess's fun underwater photography, her powerful and emotive driven photography, and how she is the ultimate powerhouse! We discuss the importance of artistic support & places to find it! It's an episode you don't want to miss! ➔ You can find Jess Louise on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/i.am.jess.louise/ ----------------------------------------------------- Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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November 9, 2018
Episode 25 - Style And Select Your Session
Have your clients ever asked, "What should we wear to our session?" or have you always wanted to have your own client closet, but don't have the means or space?? We welcome Style & Select to Hello Storyteller - to help assist you in any and all things FASHION - from styling your client sessions to your own personal sessions, Style & Select have a concrete plan to help you succeed and your clients look their absolute best! Check out this "CAN'T MISS" episode where we explore the photography fashion world with Melissa Jane & Holly. Please enjoy a 15% off DISCOUNT code STYLE15 when you enroll in the Style & Select trial or membership! https://styleandselect.com/sign-up/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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October 19, 2018
Episode 24- Oh for the love of Light and Landscapes
Hello HS podcasts listeners!! We are so excited to tell you the stories of the incredibly talented Gina Yeo. In this weeks episode Gina shares her mutual love for light, camping, traveling, and landscape photography. Sometimes you just need something in your life that feeds your soul and what better hobby than capturing the beautiful landscapes this world has to offer. Listen in as she speaks about her journey to the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park & more! It's a breath of fresh air! ➔ You can find Gina on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/ginayeophotography/ and her stunning landscapes at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/ginayeo_photography/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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October 11, 2018
Episode 23: Tog Talks | Surviving Busy Season??
Megs & Mel are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. In this weeks episode Megs & Mel tackle the crazy, chaotic, mind-boggling topic of the "photographer's BUSY SEASON" and how to, ummmm, SURVIVE it (or try to that is!) They share their insights of how they stay organized, client communication, and mapping out their schedules to achieve success during "Busy Season". Tools & Apps mentioned in this episode: Sprout Studio https://sproutstudio.com/ (use the code referral code MOPHOTO) Trello https://trello.com/ Shootproof https://www.shootproof.com/ Slack https://slack.com/ Google Keep https://keep.google.com If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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October 3, 2018
Episode 22: Motherhood Snapshots - You Better Check Yourself
That's right friends! You better check yourself - before you wreck yourself!! In this weeks episode, Megs & Mel tackle the topic of "self care" and why it is so important to put yourself on your "to-do" list (in PEN!) We all know what it's like to go-go-go and take care of everyone else and put US on the very bottom of our daily "to-do's", but without recharging the battery, we just can't always be our best selves. Check out how Megs & Mel take a TIME OUT for themselves to reboot, reload, and take a whole new outlook on life (while hiding in the bathroom). ---------------------------------------------------------- Join us for our newest mini series of keeping it real - "Motherhood Snapshots" Just two mom-togs living life one chaotic moment at a time!! Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Since we are in the business of sharing our daily lives through storytelling photo journalism - we thought it might be fun (and enlightening) to share the inside of our world of mommyhood with you as well (no you are NOT alone!!) You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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September 17, 2018
Episode 21: Give Me Uncomfortable with Janel Peyton
Want to know more about the amazingly talented, Janel Peyton?? So did we!! She is a woman who wears many hats and is mindbogglingly talented, sweet, and all around a total ROCKSTAR. Join us as we chat with Janel about her unique style, being the Editor in Chief of the exquisite Dear Photographer Magazine, and her approach to photography and life! ➔ You can find Janel on social media at ➔ www.instagram.com/janelpeyton ➔ www.janelpeytonphotography.com/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
43:56
September 9, 2018
Episode 20 - Tog Talks -Get your Fall Style On
Who is ready to talk FALL photo sessions?? In this weeks episode Megs & Mel discuss how to dress for success to rock your family photo sessions & styling tips and tricks for photographers to guide their clients to the closet of their dreams. A special shout out to www.styleandselect.com for making an easy, fun, and efficient way for photographers to style their clients so they can look and feel amazing about their shoot, feel at ease, and enjoy these special moments. Megs & Mel are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
21:26
August 24, 2018
Episode 19: Motherhood Snapshots | Back to School...again
Yup! It's that time of year again...back to school shopping, new backpacks, lunch pails, and thermoses...because WHY?? The kids are going BACK TO SCHOOL!!!! (okay, who is crying at this moment and who is throwing a party??? Don't be shy, there's no judgment here!) Join Megs & Mel as they discuss the annual "back to school" pros and woes of the new school year in Episode 19!! And, they have a special celebration/announcement that you DON'T want to miss! Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Welcome to Motherhood Snapshots with Hello Storyteller Podcasts! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
31:09
August 17, 2018
Episode 18: Selfie Love | with LeAnna Azzolini
Hello Artist Special: In this weeks episode we are all about sharing the SELFIE love with the talented LeAnna Azzolini - whose self portraits are mind blowing, inspiring, and straight up AWESOME!! If you are afraid to hop in front of the lens - then this is the episode for you! We'll share how turning the lens on yourself is not only a perfect keepsake for your family, but also cathartic, therapeutic, and the perfect mix of vulnerability and powerful! No more EXCUSES friends...this is YOUR time now!! Go ahead and rock the lens (you sexy thing, you!) ➔ You can find LeAnna on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/leanna_azzolini_photography/ ➔ https://www.facebook.com/LeAnnaCampbell Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
38:44
August 8, 2018
Episode 17: Tog Talks - How Do You Balance
Finding balance (especially when you're a mom) seems like a missions impossible assignment (amiright?!?!) Constantly juggling daily life like a clown all while standing (or sitting) on a very thin and very tall balance beam! Join Megs & Mel as they share their balance struggles, tips & tricks and things they do to master (ha ha) balance in their lives. Just know YOU are not alone and we are all just living our lives one hour at a time! Megan & Melissa are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
27:43
August 2, 2018
Episode 16: The First Look - Birth Photography with Ashley Marston
Ashley Marston is a Canadian Native and mother to three! She is a birth and documentary/family photographer - always with a camera on hand. Ashley isn't afraid to get "up close and personal" during her birth sessions - and she is always right there (sometimes standing on a toilet) to capture the perfect moment. Her families, the hospital staff, and Hello Storyteller LOVE her. Join us as we go behind-the-scenes of Ashley's infamous birth photography! You can find Ashley on social media at: ➔ www.instagram.com/ashleymarstonphotography/ ➔ www.ashleymarstonbirthphotography.com/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
30:15
July 26, 2018
Episode 15 - Motherhood Snapshots - Poop or famine - A Day in the Life of Potty Training
Join us for our newest mini series of keeping it real - "Motherhood Snapshots" Just two mom-togs living life one chaotic moment at a time!! In this weeks episode - Megs & Mel go head to head sharing potty training fiascos all while supporting Megs as she is deep in the throws of potty training her toddler (or is she??) Don't miss this hilariously funny bomb show! ------------------------------------------------------- Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Since we are in the business of sharing our daily lives through storytelling photo journalism - we thought it might be fun (and enlightening) to share the inside of our world of mommyhood with you as well (no you are NOT alone!!) You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
18:13
July 12, 2018
Episode 14: Tog Talks | Hurtling Out of Your Rut
Megan & Melissa are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. In this weeks episode Megs & Mel discuss the dreaded photography word "rut" and how to catapult right out of it! They share their insight of how the handle ruts and different ways of how to clear the fog out of their creative minds. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find Megs & Mel on social media: https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
14:50
July 3, 2018
Episode 13: Motherhood Snapshots - dealing with tantrums
Join us for the Motherhood Snapshots Mini Series! Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. In this weeks episode Megs & Mel go deep into the utter disaster of child tantrums and how they each deal with the chaos that follows right along with them! Tune in as they share their wisdom, frustrations, and head banging (against a wall!!) You don't want to miss it! You can follow us on social media at: https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ & https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
24:48
June 27, 2018
Episode 12: finding freedom in freelensing - the path of resistance and perseverance | with Megan Boggs
Hello Storytellers!! You definitely don't want to miss this weeks Hello Artist Interview with our Founder, Megan Boggs, as she dives deep into her photography journey full of emotion, connection, and freelensing. She doesn't travel the path of least resistance, but instead leaps upon stepping stones knocking them out one at a time. She's a rule breaker (the innocent kind of course) and lives life by her own mantra: positivity, full of color, and finding beauty in blurred lines.  AND DON'T MISS OUT ON THE BIG REVEAL!! We've got a HUGE announcement and you're going to want to hear it!! Stay tuned... ➔ You can find Megan on social media at ➔ www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs ➔ https://www.facebook.com/meganboggs ➔ www.wildhoneyphotographer.com As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
27:09
June 21, 2018
Episode 11: Tog Talks | Summer Projects
Megan & Melissa are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. In this weeks episode Megs & Mel discuss summer photography projects: making a shot list, 100 days of summer, and various other summer ideas to keep you shooting and your kids happy! Oh - and wait until you hear their latest wild idea (psssst....it has to do with DRONES!!) If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com
16:33
June 19, 2018
Episode 10: Yacking about Hubhack and Hashtags | with Amanda Myers
Hello HS podcasts listeners!! We are so excited to share our yack sesh with the amazing and super sweet Amanda Myers as she delves into the world of Instagram hashtags, HUBS, the wonderful and fun job of being a HUB MOD, and how and why she developed the ever so clever and handy website Photographer Hack: filled with tips, tricks, and the ever so helpful hashtag list that will save you from ripping your hair out searching for that hashtag theme you "swear" you screened shot just the other day! We welcome, Amanda Myers to Hello Storyteller Podcasts! ➔ You can find Amanda on social media at: ➔ https://www.instagram.com/amandamedrowmyers/ ➔ http://www.photographerhack.com/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
37:28
June 15, 2018
Episode 9: Tog Talks | The Power of Power Partners
Megan & Melissa are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising, kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. In this weeks episode we discuss the ultimate advantage of "Power Partners". Finding the right power partner is crucial and key to any rut, pushing yourself to the next level, and all around good-for-the-creative-soul. It can kind of be like "online dating" to find the perfect "Match". If you don't have one - you need one ASAP! Links to today's topics: https://www.honeybook.com/risingtide/ https://hellodearphotographer.com/ If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can also find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
17:43
June 5, 2018
Episode 8: Finding your style - in more ways than one | with Chloe Rosser
Chloe Rosser is the girl next door with big dreams and is obsessed with light, love and family. Her idea of a good time is hiking and exploring nature with her family. There is something that awakens in her when she discover a new area to explore, she loses sight of the rest of the day. When she's not exploring she's home playing with her little ones with a cup of coffee and more than likely have Parenthood on the television for background music. We welcome Chloe Rosser to Hello Storyteller Podcasts. ➔ You can find Chloe on social media at: ➔ https://www.instagram.com/organicblissphotography/ ➔ http://www.organicbliss.photography/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com and use the discount code WILDFREE5 at checkout! Thanks so much for listening!! Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
32:44
June 1, 2018
Episode 7: Making Time for Connection & Adventures | with Justine Curran
Meet the amazingly talented Justine Curran! She is just an average girl from Sydney, Australia who is an open book and doesn't hide anything from anyone. She loves real, honest conversations and is known to tell it like it is. Music moves her and she loves a song with a good beat to lift her up. We welcome Justine Curran to hello storyteller podcasts. You can find Justine at: https://www.justinecurran.com.au/ https://www.instagram.com/justinecurran_photography/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com and use the discount code WILDFREE5 at checkout! Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
38:53
May 25, 2018
Episode 6: Unfolding the magic of light, style & Instagram | with Tara Herron
We ALL love Tara's amazing magical window scenes and joyous captures of her sweet little ones!! In this hello storyteller podcast episode Tara dives in about her photography journey, how she has coped with the loss of a child, personal projects, and her awesome Instagram tips and connections to China (no, for real, it's awesome!) Be prepared to fall in love with this southern girl who WOW's us with her light spirit, magical imagery, and sweet heart.We welcome Tara Herron to hello storyteller podcasts! You can find Tara at: https://www.instagram.com/taraherron_photography/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
52:06
May 17, 2018
Episode 5: Mommyhood Memoirs | with Erin Mufford
The hilariously witty and amazingly talented, Erin Mufford, joins us in our virtual studio to chat about how she uses the low light that all of us are afraid of. She shares how her photography journey began, how she discovered her "voice" (and boy, how we love to follow her and her hilariously funny captions on Instagram) and what she's up to now! We welcome, Erin Mufford, to hello storyteller podcasts. You can find Erin on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/erin.mufford/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: https://www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
38:25
May 10, 2018
Episode 4: Unveiling Your Inner Artist | with Kristen Ryan
Hello HS podcasts listeners!! Join us as we chat with the amazingly talented Kristen Ryan about her 4th year of her 365-journey, channeling her inner artist, diving into the world of soul searching self portraits, and how she captures those dramatic and colorful Oklahoma skies (like jaw dropping gorgeous!)! It's definitely an episode you don't want to miss. You can follow Kristen at: https://www.instagram.com/kristcx/ ------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · and community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
38:08
April 12, 2018
Episode 3: Forethought and Vision - working through your photography | with Robyn Chubey
"That's what I'm always after, this perfect vision in my head, I'll do whatever it takes to make the perfect image." Join us this week as we chat with Robyn Chubey about how she tackles her photography vision from conception to completion, how to run a successful photography business, and what materials she uses to stay motivated and push through that awful "resistance". She's fun. She's real. And she will get you motivated to "do more" and "be more"! You can find Robyn on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/life_of_glow/ ➔ http://www.helloglow.ca/ You can also find her referenced books and more at: ➔ http://www.helloglow.ca/2018/01/07/my-top-8-books-for-photographers-who-want-more-creativity-and-productivity/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: ➔ www.hellostoryteller.com ➔ https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ ➔ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
47:57
March 29, 2018
Episode 2: Finding Your Home | with Neka Rae
HELLO! hello storyteller podcasts listeners!! We are so excited to tell you the stories of the incredibly talented Neka Rae, of Neka Rae Fine Art Imagery. You won't want to miss this episode! Hello Artist: Neka’s love for photography and art began young as a result of childhood trauma, and was used as a creative outlet to express her emotions. From there life happened, with all it’s twists and turns, which helped mold her into the artist she has become today. An Oregon native, now living in San Diego with her husband, 5 kids and their mastiff, we welcome Neka Rae to hello storyteller podcasts. ➔ You can find Neka on social media at ➔ www.instagram.com/nekarae_fineartimagery ➔ www.instagram.com/our_tribe_of.five ➔ www.facebook.com/neka.rae.photography ➔ www.pinterest.com/nekaraeimagery Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
32:34
March 21, 2018
Episode 1: A moment in time - everlasting | with holly awwad
We just can't get enough of the amazingly talented Holly Awwad!! Join us as we chat with Holly about her life and photography journey; photojournalism, the mitten, light, singing, and ultimately a non-stop creative lifestyle in the "sticks"! She is so fun, sweet, hard working and an amazing artist! You don't want to miss it! You can follow Holly's gorgeous work at https://www.instagram.com/hollynicoletimekeeper/
54:10
March 15, 2018