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Episode 92 – Start Before You’re Ready

You’re not ready. You don’t know enough. It won’t work this time.Someone else is more prepared to do it better.Wait until you have your ducks in a row. This is not the right time to start something. Sound familiar? These are the negative thoughts that keep us from growing, keep us from STARTING something that we are SO […]

March 5, 2020

Episode 85 – Saying No To A Client Who Isn’t A Good Fit

Since what you show is what you attract, we can’t deny the importance of working with the right kinds of clients, who are totally aligned with the vision we see for our business.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 85 – Saying No To A Client Who Isn’t A Good Fit So how […]

February 26, 2020

Episode 83 – A Beginners Guide to Scheduling Your Posts!

If you think step one is dump a whole collection of random photos into a media library and step two is think of what you might like to say next Monday at noon — you’d be wrong.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS THE ZONE OF GENIUS (01:57) Do you ever catch yourself saying […]

February 20, 2020

Episode 81 – From Spare Room Business to Full Service Design Firm: The Leclair Decor Story with Melissa Leclair

What started as a side hustle quickly became a full time pursuit. Fast forward a few years and Leclair Decor is a full service design firm here in Ottawa with a focus on larger scale remodels and new builds.  Episode 81 – From Spare Room Business to Full Service Design Firm: The Leclair Decor Story […]

February 1, 2020

Episode 78 – How to Have Multiple Businesses Under One Brand

If you have multiple streams of income, can they share one URL? How do you know if it’s time to separate your businesses into different social media accounts? And what if your brands don’t necessarily share the same audience — why is it so complicated to share the multiple pieces of your personal brand? LISTEN […]

January 28, 2020

Episode 76 – How to Run Your Own Show (&a Other Advice for Business Owners) – My Interview with Dear Darling Films

Today’s episode comes from a recent interview that I did for Natasha with Dear Darling Films, as part of an educational video series with women in the wedding industry.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 76 – How to Run Your Own Show (& Other Advice for Business Owners) – My Interview with […]

January 24, 2020

Episode 75 – Try This Simple Hack for Instagram Engagement

We’re supposed to be trying to get more engagement on Instagram — WE KNOW. But why is no one answering the question at the end of your post?  I swear, if I see another “what’s everyone doing tonight?” caption with 0 replies, I’m gonna scream. Listen to this, and stop making this insta-fail ASAP.  LISTEN […]

January 21, 2020

Episode 73 – Hashtag Strategy for 2020

It’s not rocket science that a good hashtag can bring the right kind of engagement, leading to more sales, better brand recognition, and a stronger social game. But it only works if there’s a strong strategy to back it up!

January 17, 2020

Episode 72 – Listen To This Before You Set Your Next Goal

This episode is inspired by a full day of learning at the Gem Conference event in Ottawa in January 2020, called The Vision Sessions. I was lucky enough to be a speaker and facilitator at the event, but also felt so called to create this episode which pours into all of my biggest takeaways from […]

January 6, 2020

Episode 70 – You Could Make This Small Change to Your Website TODAY

It’s not rocket science — and it’s only a small tweak away! This episode focuses on the one small change you can implement to your website, regardless of your craft or industry, to appear more professional, make your clients feel cared for, and stand out as an expert! Episode 70 – You Could Make This […]

January 2, 2020

Episode 69 – Wedding Horror Stories (Yes, These Really Happened…)

You asked, we delivered. These are the crazy, dramatic, wild, awkward, and horrifying moments from over 20 years of combined experience in the wedding industry. Find out more about Stacey and The Design Co.:WEB // INSTAGRAM Episode 69 – Wedding Horror Stories (Yes, These Really Happened…) In order to bring the most juice (or tea, […]

October 10, 2019

Episode 59 – Stop Getting in Your Own Way

Yesterday I experienced a rush of energy. It wasn’t just because of the salad I had for lunch that was loaded with superfoods, it was because I overcame a massive mental block that had been preventing me from seeing my own potential. In this episode, we’ll be exploring the differences between the surface blocks and […]

August 9, 2019

Episode 53 – Q&A About the Business of Photography

Ever wondered how I respond to a client who asks for a discount? Or how I started getting known around town for my work as a wedding photographer? I’m diving into YOUR questions today, all about the business of photography — but the information would be so relevant for anyone who is self-employed or has […]

July 17, 2019

Episode 50 – How to Take a Compliment

A quick episode where I’m sharing a text I received from one of my clients, and the approach I use to stay grounded and apply that compliment to my business with purpose. LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS  LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS

July 3, 2019

Episode 47 – How to Know If You’re Pricing Too Low

Fair warning: you might need a pen and a paper because the takeaways in this episode are FIRE. Episode 47 – How to Know If You’re Pricing Too Low Whether you struggle with pricing, negotiating for your worth, low self-esteem, toxic people in your life, or overthinking EVERYTHING — this ep has a little something […]

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THE 100TH EPISODE

A special episode to celebrate a big podcast milestone -- enjoy this mashup of some of my favourite interview moments of all.

WHY I'M NOT COMPLAINING

Spoiler: it doesn't fix your problem. Even bigger spoiler: your clients feel it, see it, and have a tendency to give it right back to you.

HOW TO "DEEP WORK"

Tips for scheduling your time to take advantage of your most creative hours -- they are not all created equal! Here's how to get more focus, and less distraction. 

MY BIGGEST FAILURE

I didn't know it at the time, but falling flat on my face is 100% the reason I am where I am today -- listen to this episode for a reminder that losses have value.

START BEFORE YOU'RE READY

Negative thoughts keep us from growing, keep us from STARTING something that we are SO ready for! But what if discomfort is actually a barometer for growth?

ARE YOU BUYING YOUR BS?

There are some red flags to look for, some tests you can do, and some inner work that will help you come face to face with the truest answers, even if they’re hard to hear. 

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Luxury wedding photographer in Ottawa, Canada. Wife to an accountant, mom of two fiercely independent kids.

Proud member of the bad moms club and black sheep of the kindergarten pickup yard.

Lover of controversy, drama, and adding fuel to the fire.

If I were a Real Housewife, I would be a mix between Bethenny and Shannon Beador. If I were a Kardashian, I would be Brody Jenner.

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