If I could describe my photo editing process in one word it would be: warm. I like my pictures to look warm and bright, like you could easily step right on into them. When I go to edit my photos for my blog or Instagram I want them to feel enhanced, not overly saturated or too sharp. I've had a lot of questions about how I edit photos and what I use, so today I want to share how I use Lightroom … [Read more...] about How to Edit Your Photos Like a Pro in Lightroom
I wanted to do a small recap about what's going on lately, since I haven't done that in months. And thought it would also be a good excuse to also include the new shop! Stay til the end of this post for a never seen before surprise. P.s. if you're just here for the shop check it out right here! Travel updates I'm currently writing this from Romania where I'll be for the next couple weeks seeing … [Read more...] about Life Lately & Introducing the Shop!
One of my all time favorite pastimes is writing. Um duh, Helene, you are a blogger after all. But not just writing short blog posts, getting to sit down and hash out my thoughts in a meaningful way. Both my parents are writers and authors, so it's in my blood to follow in their footsteps. Today I'm thrilled to announce I wrote my very own book! Keeping in line with my years as a blogger and … [Read more...] about I Wrote a Book!
Instagram is everyone's favorite photo app but, it's also my most cherished tool to drive traffic to my blog, make money, and make real connections. I attended a travel blog conference recently and two things were discussed: social media is important now more than ever and so are the messages that you post. Instagram is one of the TOP drivers of traffic to my blog. And I also find that I spend … [Read more...] about 15 Ridiculously Easy Travel Instagram Photo Ideas and Poses
This year alone I've traveled to Paris, Innsbruck, Bern, Zurich, Salzburg, Zöll, Ellmau, Rothenburg, London, Florence, Killarney, Hannover, Milan, Nuremburg, Neuschwanstein, Nice, Strasbourg, Vienna, Monaco, Lyon, Manchester, Venice, Dublin, Berlin, Rome, Liverpool, Sofia, and that's what I can remember. Which is more than I can say I've probably traveled the last few YEARS of my life. It's been … [Read more...] about How My Blog and Instagram Helped me Live my Dream
I was wrong about Instagram. There. I said it. A few years ago I thought I had it figured out. I thought I should do it like everyone else. I listened to the gurus. I posted pictures of my lattes on a white foam board (not joking). And my Instagram barely budged. DUH HELENE! But seriously. There is so much talk about how to grow your Instagram and a lot of it comes from people who … [Read more...] about Conquer Instagram’s Algorithm (STARTS TODAY!)