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Food Photography for a Mom Returning to Work

Being a mom of seven kids—all homeschool age—doesn’t leave much time for…anything.  You’re too busy keeping life moving forward from sun up until sundown to find time to breathe. But when your husband is unhappy in his career, and you need a new source of income, you find a way. You become a mom returning […]

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Why This Entrepreneur Embraced Blog Food Photography

Blog food photography and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand; just ask Robin. She’s a serial entrepreneur with multiple businesses who has found success and happiness with Pretty Focused. Not only has it provided her a creative outlet, which she was sorely missing in her other companies, but she’s now earning enough money to pay her monthly mortgage […]

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How to Launch a Career in Food Photography

Have you ever wondered what happens right after you graduate from Pretty Focused and how you launch a career in food photography? What are the first days and weeks like? What’s the process? How prepared are you for work as a food photographer after graduation? We’ve got all the insight and more from Courtney—a recent […]

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How This Home School Mom Uses Food Photography To Work From Home

What if signing up for food photography classes could change your life? Would you go for it? That was the question that faced Lindsay in the middle of the pandemic in 2020. She was working multiple jobs but still worried if it was enough financially. Then, she found food photography and the Pretty Focused course, […]

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Food Photography: A Business Idea for Stay-at-Home Moms

Are you a stay-at-home mom looking for a business idea? Or are you a working mom looking to become a stay-at-home while still earning a salary and running your own business? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Jade was right where you are now just a year ago. She was an extremely busy elementary school teacher […]

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Earn 6 Figures After a Course in Food Photography

A course in food photography might not sound life-changing, but it can be! It was for Gavin— a poor college student in his second year of school. When he found Pretty Focused and discovered the difference food photography could make in his and his family’s life, everything changed. A little more than a year later—before […]

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Earn a Full-Time Income at Home with a New Baby

When you decide to start a family, you know everything will change. Having kids is always life-changing. And as a future parent, there’s a burning desire to do the best we can for our children—no matter what it takes. For Elysia, that meant finding a new career that would allow her to earn a full-time […]

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Editorial Food Photography vs. Blog Food Photography

A career in editorial food photography sounds like a dream come true. How could someone not want to see their photographs in print or their name in a magazine? It’s the dream. And yet, for Amy Treasure, the hype didn’t live up to reality. In fact, she left editorial food photography for blog food photography […]

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From Portrait Photographer to Food Photographer: Success!

For Fabiana, a photography veteran with more than 15 years of experience in portrait work, it was a leap of faith and a big change. But it was worth it. She wanted to change her lifestyle to be more flexible while still doing what she loved: taking photos.

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How Cheryl Learned Food Photography to Sell Recipes

Discovering your dream career can feel overwhelming and impossible. Sometimes, you get close, but something is missing. So you go back to the recipe and try again. That was the case for Cheryl. She was a busy corporate professional, then a food blogger, and then a bakery owner. Nothing truly fit until she decided to […]

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