Why & How to Create Your Own Instagram Landing Page

A couple of days ago while we were on Instagram, we got a notification saying we had a link that wasn't allowed in our profile. The only link in our profile was our Link Tree URL, which (if you aren't familiar) is a platform that allows you to put all of your important and mentioned links on one page since you only get one URL in your profile. We loved and had been using this service for a while now, but when the notification popped up, we got to thinking: why would we want to use a third-party service like Link Tree, when we could be directing people to our own websites, which is where we actually want them to land?! Besides, though the URL issue is fixed now, you never know when Instagram will decide to not allow the link again. 

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Bloom Bash Austin Gift Box Sponsors

We are so excited for August, because that means we'll be in Austin, Texas teaching Bloom Bash. This is our big two-day workshop covering blogging, social media, photography, design, branding, business, floral design, calligraphy, and more. We love making our attendees feel loved as soon as they walk through our doors, which is why we spend time putting together gift boxes & swag for the gals. If you're coming to Bloom Bash Austin, this post will surely get you excited for everything that's in store for you!

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3 Tips for Better iPhone Images of Your Products

It’s no secret that having beautiful photos is a great way to quickly elevate your brand online, but what if you were able to take the photos yourself - with your smartphone?! Even if you hire a professional (which I always encourage), it’s important to be able to take daily photos for your business to post on platforms like Instagram.  Imagine this - you’ve just gotten new brand and product photos taken when a new product or item arrives on your doorstep. You want to include it in your social content, but you need a great photo of it. Have no fear! These are my 3 Tips for Taking Better iPhone Images of Your Products.

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DIY Textured Styling Board Tutorial

Styling boards have become more popular over the last year, and for good reason! They are the perfect size for bringing along to weddings to style detail shots. And they’re also great for brand photos or shots of your products! I’ve seen shops popping up offering 12in x 18in styling boards for close to $60, but I’ve found an affordable (and fun) hack so you can make your own styling boards for around $15!

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La Petite Bloom Grand Rapids Recap

A few weeks ago we kicked off our 2018 workshop year with our La Petite Bloom workshop, where we brought in two teachers in different creative industries and gathered at the Lofts at Luna in downtown Grand Rapids. Sweet Heather Anne taught our attendees how to watercolor on sugar cookies (and gave them her delicious recipe!) and Rhiannon Bosse taught the gals the art of floral arranging. It was such a special day together and I think I speak for everyone when I say we all left incredibly inspired!

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Bloom Bash Nashville Styled Shoot Vendors

We are firm believers that styled shoots are the perfect time to perfect old skills and practice new ones. At our workshops we spend months coming up with the cohesive vision to make each shoot unique and gorgeous. At Bloom Bash you will go through a styling breakout session and learn to use your cameras on day one! The Bloom Bash workshop's two day event culminates in an epic styled wedding shoot and Nashville's inspiration (above!) is everything our pastel dreams are made of! After learning your skills on day one we get to put that into practice on the second day. With lavender and blush as our starting point we decided to use gold accents, soft linen textures and springy greens to bring the romantic element to a maximum. Not only will you be able to work with styling and photo experts during the shoot to work on your own skills, you'll leave with beautiful images to use on your website or social media! 

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