Posts in Daily Dose of Vanessa
The struggles of imposter syndrome

I don’t know about you, but there were sometimes this year where I struggled with imposter syndrome. Who am I to pursue this career in running my own business? What makes me good enough to do this? I’m sure I’m not the only one with those thoughts. In fact I have talked to other entrepreneurs that felt the same way. The world has a way of making you feel that what you are doing isn’t worth a dime sometimes, and in no way is this blog post a way for me to complain about how hard it is to run a business. Yes, it is hard, but if things were easy everyone would be doing it. Everyone tends to have those moments of self doubt, I mean we are only human! It’s natural to feel that way. But you need to remember why you started this journey to begin with. What can you bring to the table other can’t?

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The Most Memorable Holiday Gifts

I don’t know about you but I LOVE the holidays. I get all the warm and cozy feelings inside when I listen to the music, put up the decorations and watch all the holiday movies. I big part of the holidays is giving and there is nothing I love more…well maybe Disney and my puppy but anyway..back on topic. Today I am going to share my list of the most memorable holiday gifts that you can get anyone on your list! Plus you can order them all through me and I will ensure that they will arrive at your front door before the holidays! No more trying to figure out what to get that person that has absolutely everything. now you can get them a gift that they will cherish FOREVER!

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Why you should have your pictures taken

Having your pictures taken may seem like something that we cringe at the thought of, but take a moment and hear me out. Think back to a company you really liked, a company that you really connected with. Why did you connect with it so much? It is probably because you can see yourself in the brand, in the owner, etc. Those companies usually have a face to their brand. It makes people connect with their company on another level. Which then leads to loyalty to the company. What I am getting at is being a small business owner is hard, you don’t want to be another faceless business. You want to be able to connect with your customers or clients so they will want to invest in what you want to offer.

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Fall Outfit Ideas

Fall is here which means all the fall sessions! I’m so excited to capture all the colors that fall has to bring. I often get asked what to wear for a particular session and I thought I would help you out! I do have Pinterest boards full of ideas that you can find here as well. All of these outfits I will be showing you are ones that are completely shoppable! I will link the store that I found these outfits so you can have an exact guide of where to shop and what to get! Perfect right? Let’s get started.

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Vanessa Jordan Photography Branding Packages

Hey there friends! I wanted to write this blog post because, if you haven't noticed two weeks ago I launched my branding packages in my shop and I want to talk a little bit about them! First off if you don't already know, I am a full-time graphic designer and I wanted to share that side of me with you. Something that has been brought to my attention, is how hard it is to create your own branding, create your logo, know what colors to use, know what’s going to look right and just know the tips and tricks that a graphic designer would know but, a small business owner really wouldn’t know. I created these branding packages in hopes that they will help you and they will give you kind of a jump start on your branding experience. So for example, one of the branding packages I have is called AB Modern. It's a very modern style, very minimalist, black and white and can really be used for pretty much any business.

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Relaxing Weekend Getaway

As a small business owner you are constantly on the go. You don't have traditional work hours, you're always always on the clock and always working. For some days it seems 24/7, which can really wear you down. As much as you love your craft and you love what you do it can be really really stressful on your mental state as well as your body.

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The Best Bridal Party Gifts

Hey there brides and grooms! Wedding days are right around the corner and do you know what you are going to give your ladies or gentlemen to thank them for being by your side on your big day? I have talked to many brides and many of my friends who are getting married, and one of their biggest struggles is finding the perfect gift for their bridesmaids or even their groomsmen. After having all of those conversations, I thought that I can help everyone with that struggle! I have compiled a list of the best bridal party gifts. So these are gifts that you can give to your bridesmaids or groomsmen, or some may be more suited for bridesmaids or more suited for groomsmen. This list will cover all the bases, your one-stop-shop so then you'll be ready to give the best gift to the most important people in your life.

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What's in my camera bag?

This post has been in the works for a long time. I never wanted to showcase what was in my camera bag until I knew for sure that I want to work with this set up for a while. So here we are! This may change over time so be sure to check back if I make an updated post. At the end of this post I will put a link to an Amazon List I put together so you can shop for anything that is in my bag!

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The Hope Taylor Nashville Alumni Retreat Recap

I have so many words to say about this retreat that I don't know where to start! I guess a good place to start is at the beginning. Going to a retreat like this has always been a dream of mine and it just never seemed like the time was right or if it was going to work out. Not only did I want to connect with fellow creatives, but I am a firm believer of being a lifetime learner. You can always be learning something to make yourself or in this case, your business better! This retreat couldn't have worked out at a better time for me to attend. I have always wanted to travel back to Nashville since I have been there before and I wanted to see what was planned and in store!

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My Adventures in Walt Disney World

After much anticipation I have finally put together all of my thoughts from my Walt Disney World trip I went on last week. If you know me you would know that I am a HUGE Disney Fan. Even though I have gone to Disney twice this year alone, I still love it just as much as the time I walked down Main Street USA for the first time when I was four years old.

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How to Take the Best Photos in a Theme Park

Believe it or not, this picture of Cinderella's Castle was taken with my phone. No editing needed. Crazy right? You might be thinking, why would a photographer not bring her camera during vacation. Well simple, I don't want to be lugging it around and I know I can rely on my phone and my own ingenuity to get some great shots.

Since I have gotten back from my trip to the happiest place on earth, I wondered if other people know great ways to take photos on their vacations. You don't have to be a professional photographer to get some great shots from your trip! Phones nowadays have some pretty amazing cameras so if you know what you are looking for, you can get a great shot. Here are some of my tips and tricks to get these Instagram worthy shots.

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Third Ward Target Photoshoot

As many of you know (and for those that don't) I am OBESSED with Target. So as you can imagine I was so excited when Target reached out to be a part of their Rep/Sponsorship Program. I decided to curate this photoshoot to showcase the AMAZING clothes Target has and how easy it is to add these pieces to your wardrobe. (Also how great they look in photos! *Tip for those thinking of what to wear for their next session, look at Target's clearance rack to find some great hidden gems!*

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Hello one and all!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the new blog! this is so exciting! I'm finding I want to share stories or different experiences I have with clients or the many things I'm learning as being an adult that I decided to start a blog! These posts will come out about one or two Sundays each month at 8:00 am Central Time. (But don't worry if you are subscribed you will get a nifty notification come right to your inbox! ) So with all of the details out of the way let's get right into the post.

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