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How to Start a Photography Business

Here's the truth: When my husband and I launched our commercial photography biz, Lathala Creative Studios, we went into it blindly. All we knew was we wanted to turn our side hustle into a full-fledged business. Little did we know that we inadvertently skipped several...

Something new is coming.

I realized I haven't posted on here for 2 years. I have been busy managing our commercial photography studio in Tampa Bay, FL. Called Lathala Creative Studios, we do a lot of fun product photography and stop-motion video for brands. But that's not why I'm here....

Cheerleader

This outfit that I'm wearing today gave me so much high school feels. I loved dancing when I was a kid—I still do today but, well, my time has passed. I loved it so much that when I got into high school I decided to come out of my shell every night after class to join...

Overcast

I've been thinking a lot lately, about the things I wanted to happen in my life, my future. I used to think I had everything figured out; I even have a 10-year plan that I made when I was 21. I was on track for the first 3 years, but I kinda lost my way when I was...

Afterparty

Say hello to the 25-year-old me! Many people today don't like revealing their age after turning 21 or 24; I, even, used to be one of them. But I've come to terms with the fact that humans grow older every year. Why hide something that's natural? So this is me--a year...

in the studio

Something new is coming.

I realized I haven't posted on here for 2 years. I have been busy managing our commercial photography studio in Tampa Bay, FL. Called Lathala Creative Studios, we do a lot of fun product photography and stop-motion video for brands. But that's not why I'm here....

How to Dress Up Like Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

I was first introduced to Wes Anderson through The Royal Tenenbaums. If you're not familiar with the film, it's a dark comedy about a family of geniuses, centering on three siblings who eventually became failures as adults. One of them is Margot Tenenbaum. Her...

#ChasingWesAnderson: Our Moonrise Kingdom Couple’s Costume

My husband and I are huge Wes Anderson fans, and for the longest time we wanted to re-create the characters in his films. Moonrise Kingdom has a special place in my heart, partly because Sam Shakusky (one of the leading characters in the film) and his dorkiness...

work style

Something new is coming.

I realized I haven't posted on here for 2 years. I have been busy managing our commercial photography studio in Tampa Bay, FL. Called Lathala Creative Studios, we do a lot of fun product photography and stop-motion video for brands. But that's not why I'm here....

How to Dress Up Like Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

I was first introduced to Wes Anderson through The Royal Tenenbaums. If you're not familiar with the film, it's a dark comedy about a family of geniuses, centering on three siblings who eventually became failures as adults. One of them is Margot Tenenbaum. Her...

#ChasingWesAnderson: Our Moonrise Kingdom Couple’s Costume

My husband and I are huge Wes Anderson fans, and for the longest time we wanted to re-create the characters in his films. Moonrise Kingdom has a special place in my heart, partly because Sam Shakusky (one of the leading characters in the film) and his dorkiness...

Valhalla Resale: Saving the Earth One Clothing at a Time

On Central Avenue in Tampa, FL, there's a charming store that's slowly revolutionizing how Floridians live and shop. Owned and managed by Danielle Ferrari, Valhalla Resale is subscription clothing store that sells and rents out clothing for a fixed, monthly price....

Finding Hygge

In the age of carefully curated posts and well-manicured social media feeds, the idea of perfection has become so ingrained in our modern culture that many of us live our lives chasing it. But what does it mean, really? Up until a year ago, I used to compare myself a...

beauty & self-care

Makeup Essentials for Photographers

One upside to working for yourself is you don't have to look good for anyone. When I started working as a full-time photographer, four times out of five you won't catch me wearing makeup. But when I do, these are the makeup essentials I always bring with...

Something new is coming.

I realized I haven't posted on here for 2 years. I have been busy managing our commercial photography studio in Tampa Bay, FL. Called Lathala Creative Studios, we do a lot of fun product photography and stop-motion video for brands. But that's not why I'm here....

Finding Hygge

In the age of carefully curated posts and well-manicured social media feeds, the idea of perfection has become so ingrained in our modern culture that many of us live our lives chasing it. But what does it mean, really? Up until a year ago, I used to compare myself a...

Cruelty-Free Everyday Makeup Routine

If you've read my previous posts, you are probably aware of my decision to use natural and/or cruelty-free products as much as I can. I personally believe that no animal needs to suffer for the sake of beauty, and choosing cruelty-free products is the first step in...

Cruelty-Free Beauty: Michael Todd Beauty Sonicblend Review

As a makeup noob, I've always had difficulty choosing the right makeup brushes - particularly, foundation brushes. I've seen several videos using different kinds of brushes - but who would buy a dozen different ones for applying foundation? I'd rather do it using my...