As an introvert, I thought I would have trouble being a successful business owner who has to network with people all the time. But I am here to tell you fellow introvert – nothing is further from the truth! Read on for my top 5 tips for networking in person if you’re used to being a wallflower!

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5 Tips on How to Network as an Introvert

One of my favorite parts of the pre-session planning process is the styling guidance! If you’ve ever been caught in the spiral of thinking “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR” for a branding session, read on friend!

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Branding Behind the Scenes: The Style Guide

This business journey has shown me that I gravitate towards mentors of action and deep self awareness. I also know that I process information in various forms, so this list includes a book, a tool and community, an online course, a podcast, and a Youtube video series. I hope you find at least one of […]

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My Top 5 Resources to Change Your Business Mindset

Let me take a wild guess: You follow dozens of photographers as you find them on the ‘gram, but now they are all in the sea of your following list, never to be looked through again. Or if you’re one step ahead and you’ve looked through a few websites, you’ve had the fleeting thought that you’re not as beautiful or organized or far enough in your business or _____ (insert all the excuses here!) as the business owners featured.

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4 Questions to Ask as You Search for a Brand Photographer

If you have been to my apartment, you will know that I am a bookworm beyond bookworms. My dining shelves are not filled with dishes – each one is filled with books, which may or may not be color coordinated (and that’s before reading one of the books on my list, I swear!!). Read on for my take on these five glorious books.


5 Must Read Books For Personal Growth

I love the way I’ve met clients in the past, but by far my favorite story is between me and Christiana! Click through to see how we met, and look through our last branding shoot in San Diego, CA!

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California Personal Branding Photography | Christiana Layman Designs

Maybe this is your first branding session. Maybe you have no idea what looks good on you, and you want a fashion stylist next to you in your closet right now. Either way, I am here to give you as much guidance as I can so you feel beautiful, elevated, and electric on your session day!

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What to Wear for Your Branding Session

Y’all know I’m biased, BUT hear me out. I truly believe there is no wrong time to invest in yourself and your growing business, whether you are still at that 9-5 job dreaming of being your own boss, or three years in, wondering what the next step is for you. Read on for my top four scenarios for investing in brand photography!

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When Do I Need To Invest in Brand Photography?

Managing different aspects of your business is overwhelming – I’ll be the first to admit it. These five apps will help you get organized today and learn how to save your sanity, time, and money (so you can go back to creating for your clients or booking your services!)

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My Top 5 Business Apps to Save Your Sanity, Time, & Money

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