creativeLIVE Photo Week is NOW

I am so thrilled to be a part of the instructor line up for creativeLIVE Photo Week 2015. There are some incredible instructors and SO much amazing information. You can check out the course schedule here or just tune in right away here. I would highly encourage all photographers, young or old, new to the game or not, to head over and take advantage of the FREE education.

My class is on Friday at 10:45 PST and I'd love for you to tune in! For more info on what I'll be teaching, head on over here. I hope you can tune in!


Canon Workshop in PDX

Hi Friends!

Canon is going to be hosting their next Canon in Action Tour workshop in Portland, Oregon this Saturday and Sunday. It's going to be a great time of solid education so consider signing up and heading over there!

It's so important to have these little weekend workshops to boost our inspiration, meet new friends and improve our skills! What sets professional photographers apart in our industry is when we make the time to invest in our education.

Keep learning and growing! We are all in this together!

If you want more info, watch the video below and go to  and use the code CIAMZED10 to get $10 off.

Mommy Moments

So many of us wear multiple hats in our lives. I am a wife, a mother, and a photographer (among other things!). I applaud all of you working mommas out there! I know you work so hard, and at the end of the day you come home to spend treasured time with your wee ones. Sometimes the time we have with them never feels like enough. Even after a full day of work, both at the office and at home, it's hard not to stare over their crib or bed long after they've gone to sleep.

What I love so much about being a photographer and running my own business is that it gives me the freedom to sneak in wonderful moments like these with my sweet girl. It gives me great joy and I wanted to share it with you.


Just got back from WPPI!

Oh. My. Goodness.

Talk about a whirlwind of a trip! Little Miss Melly (my three month old) and I flew down to Vegas for the annual WPPI convention on Sunday afternoon and just got back last night. We had so much fun getting to see old and new friends! Highlights of the trip were definitely the party with the whole creativeLIVE crew, getting to spend some time with my lovely mom and, of course, my platform class with one of my best friends in the world, Matthew "The Body" Kemmetmueller where we got to teach how to run a successful studio whether you have a high end studio or a high volume studio. We had some amazing support from our friends Triple Scoop Music (provides all the music for our slide shows, promo vids and more), Kubota Image Tools (who launched the brand new Kubota Market for photographers. SUCH an amazing's like iTunes but for photogs!), AsukaBook, Red Boot Design (who does all of my custom album design and template work), Artsy Couture (my amazing lab) and StickyAlbums (creator of personal apps for my clients). All gave away some smokin' prizes!!

One of the most exciting parts of this trip was getting launch my new product, Alycia White's Personality Posing Guide for Photographers! This is a concept I came up with the help create a fluid workflow during my senior girl sessions while still offering a personal and unique experience to my clients.

Here's how it works:

Every senior girl who walks in my door fills out a form with 48 personality characteristics to choose from. They circle the top ten words that describe who they are. I then use my Posing Guide to pose them with the ten poses that match the words they chose. This way, each senior girl gets a different set of poses in their session and I have a system that works for all of my clients. I LOVE IT!

Not only do I have a hard copy of this guide (printed by the AWESOME Artsy Couture) in my camera bag but I also have my 5 Signature poses in my own personal app on my phone thanks to StickyAlbums!

I am so excited about how this has helped me in my business and I'd love to share this with you guys in hopes that it helps build your own portrait businesses as well!

Feel free to download the FREE app with my 5 Signature poses here.

If you are interested in more info or purchasing the Posing Guide, you can head on over here!

We had such an amazing time in Vegas and we CAN'T WAIT for next year!

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