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Hey, friends! 👋🏻 In case you're here, and not really sure what Unscripted is all about, here's the quick low-down. ⠀ ⠀ We're 2 mentors - Jenny Rusby 👩🏼and Kelly Marleau👩🏻 - who are here to share what we know to help YOU grow in your photography art and business. 📸 We've both been in business (shooting mostly lifestyle families and newborns) for over 5 years, and in that time we've worked in every type of home with a huge variety of families. Kelly is based in Canada while Jenny is based in Australia, so we're able to bring a perspective to mentoring from different markets and different parts of the world. We are also both moms who are dedicated to documenting our own lives and providing our kids with visual diaries. 🧒👦⠀ ⠀ BUT WHAT DOES THAT ALL MEAN???🤔 ⠀ It means we are over the secrecy in this industry and we truly want to help the whole industry rise up. We're doing that through offering weekly creativity exercises (that are FREE) to help keep you shooting and growing. 💪🏼 On the blog we also publish f-r-e-e tutorials covering shooting, editing and business. Just last week we also launched a brand new Business Tips newsletter too, where were talking only business with practical, implementable little nuggets of goodness. 🥳⠀ ⠀ If you're into what we are doing and feel that we're the right mentors for you, then we also have options were we can work more directly with you to help you smash your goals: website critiques, weekly photo critiques and 2:1 mentoring. ⠀ ⠀ WANT IN ON IT❓❓❓ Tap the link in our bio to access all of the above, or drop us a DM and we'll get you hooked up.

Do you ever sit down to edit a session and end up writing emails, posting to social media and answering phone calls all at the same time? Feel like you’re not accomplishing anything? Feel overwhelmed and like you’re always in a state of playing catch up? This is where Batch Working can help!😃 I’m talking all about batch working, being more productive with our time and finding that much needed work/life balance in this week’s Business Tip! It’s being sent out tomorrow so be sure to tap the link in our bio and sign up today! BONUS: it’s a voice memo, so you can listen and learn while doing other things...letting you be even more productive!🎉💃 DOUBLE BONUS: by signing up you’ll also receive a full tutorial on using Smart Previews in Lightroom AND will receive future tips delivered right to your inbox!🎉🎉💃💃 -Jenny #unscriptedmentoring

I’m a family a newborn photographer but I also shoot headshots, take commercial jobs from time to time and sell stock images. Commercial work and headshots may not feed my creative soul, but it does help pay the bills! Having multiple income streams utilising your skills is something I feel all photographers should consider having, especially during the slow season. What about you? Do you have a photography side hustle? Sell prints, stock, shoot a different genre, etc? -Jenny #unscriptedmentoring

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2 Days 12 Hours Ago

QUICK TIP TUESDAY: If you find yourself doing the same adjustments in Lightroom all the time, save yourself time and make a preset for it! It seems like a small thing, but saving yourself even a few clicks through hundreds of images will save you quite a bit of time. For me, I have a standard preset that I like to use that I always apply during import. Then, when I go to edit a session or a group of photos, my preset is on and I'm ready to get going! - Kelly

You asked for it and we’re giving it to you! Exclusive Business Tips delivered right to your inbox!🎉🎉🎉 Your first tutorial is an in-depth screencast with written directions on Editing on the Go using Smart Previews. It’s ready and waiting for you now so tap the link in our profile to join and get in on this tutorial.😃 #unscriptedmentoring

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3 Days 20 Hours Ago

Another new week means another new creativity exercise! This week we’ll be going on a house tour...with a camera in hand! All the details are on the blog, tap the link in our profile. As always, we’d love to see your images so please keep tagging #unscriptedmentoring. -Jenny

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4 Days 23 Hours Ago

One of my favourite tricks when I have a few minutes is to get a family to look out a window. Sometimes I'll say something as simple as "what do you see?" and other times I'll get more specific, "can you find 5 red things in a minute?", but generally if I give them something to look at, they'll be busy for a few minutes and I'll get some great expressions. This can be done in a home, in a studio, outside (look over there and find something purple), so if you're ever at a loss of what to do during a family session, give it a shot. - Kelly ⠀ ⠀

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5 Days 20 Hours Ago

Calling all business owners!!! We’ve created something new just for you! Exclusive in-depth tutorials, voice memos, Q&As, screencasts and more...all delivered right to your inbox each week! Your first tutorial on Editing on the Go is ready and waiting for you, so tap the link in our profile and sign up today!😃 #unscriptedmentoring

You requested it, so I recorded it! A screencast plus PDF of how to edit in Lightroom between your desktop and laptop. Editing on the go. 😀. This super in depth tutorial is available to you now! Plus, we’re doing more business tutorials this month that will be delivered right to your inbox. The link is in our bio to join and get this tutorial. 🎉🎉🎉 #unscriptedmentoring

Let's talk about editing a full gallery. Do you give your clients a mix of colour and black and white? A full copy of both? Or just colour? I give my clients a mix, which generally ends up being somewhere around 60-70% colour. During our pre-session meeting I tell my clients this and ask if they have a preference between black and white or colour. Then I explain that I edit the image the way I think it will look best and that I use my artistic judgement. If they have a super strong preference I'll definitely honour that, but I also want to ensure I give them the confidence that I'm the artist and will know how their images will look best. Thoughts? - Kelly #unscriptedmentoring ⠀ ⠀

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9 Days 19 Hours Ago

QUICK TIP TUESDAY: If you run a photography business, don’t go crazy and waste your money ordering hundreds and hundreds of marketing materials. It’s usually cheaper to buy in bulk but unless you’re doing big events and handing out heaps at a time, you’ll most definitely want to update your business cards/gift certificates/referral cards/thank you cards/etc before you get through 500 of them! Save yourself some money, and remember less is better than more! #unscriptedmentoring

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11 Days 2 Hours Ago

A new week means a new creativity exercise is up on the blog. This week we're talking about sun flare! Pull off your lens hoods and join us - link is in our bio. #unscriptedmentoring

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12 Days 8 Hours Ago

Missed one our Quick Tips? Want them all in one place to easily refer back to? You’re in luck! We’ve just posted a Quick Tip Round-Up on the blog (tap the link in our profile)!😃 #unscriptedmentoring

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13 Days 19 Hours Ago

Have you hit a roadblock in your work? Have something you’re struggling with? Has business got you down? Not to worry because we are here to help! Hop over to our Mentoring page, tap the link in our profile, and check out our 2:1 Mentoring options. That’s right 2:1...you get both of us! Two different opinions, two different viewpoints, two people to answer your questions and bounce ideas off of. We have a once off option or a longer term, 6 month option where we can really get to know you, dig deep and help you push through those roadblocks! #unscriptedmentoring

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15 Days 8 Hours Ago

Did you catch this week's exercise? If not, it's linked in our bio. This week is not about shooting or editing but is instead about thinking and figuring out what's behind WHY you shoot. If you're into this topic (like I am!), I highly recommend Simon Sinek's book Start With Why, it's a really quick read and I found it really helpful, especially as a photographer in business. - Kelly

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16 Days 12 Hours Ago

QUICK TIP TUESDAY!⠀ Even when you're editing black and white, make sure to utilize the Luminance sliders in Lightroom. It can help brighten up/darken certain parts of your image without having to use a brush. I really like to push orange luminance if I want to brighten up faces without increasing exposure on the rest of the image. - Kelly ⠀ #unscriptedmentoring

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17 Days 20 Hours Ago

What is your WHY? Why is it important to know? Find out in this week’s creativity exercise! Tap the link in our bio for all the details and remember to keep tagging your images #unscriptedmentoring. -Jenny

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19 Days 21 Hours Ago

We’re shooting our chores for this week’s creativity exercise...there truly is beauty in our everyday, mundane moments! We’d love to see your chores so please keep tagging #unscriptedmentoring. Want all the details of the exercise, tap the link in our bio. -Jenny