KINDRED SPIRITS

A journal for creative business owners. Sharing styling tips, lessons in small business, travel features, and artful inspiration.

Styling Mat Textile Guide

Styling Mat Textile Guide

Are you in the market for a new styling mat? If so, you may be wondering what the differences are between the different types of textiles that mats can be made...
10 Styling Templates for Wedding Stationery Flat Lays

10 Styling Templates for Wedding Stationery Flat Lays

There is no doubt that well styled flat lays will elevate your imagery and thus your brand. We created these ten templates to guide you in getting just the right balance...
Comparing Film Scanners: Frontier vs. Noritsu

Comparing Film Scanners: Frontier vs. Noritsu

In my own journey to understand how to best portray the colors of our styling surfaces, I dove into a deeper understanding of film and the different scanner options available...
3 Tips for Beautiful Flatlays from Amy Plant-Perdue at Plume Events

3 Tips for Beautiful Flatlays from Amy Plant-Perdue at Plume Events

Styling a beautiful flatlay is an art form that requires practice, skill, creativity, and the right tools.  Here are three tips from the Amy Plant-Perdue, the talented owner of Plume Events to help you get started!
Sustainable Packaging Sources for Small Businesses

Sustainable Packaging Sources for Small Businesses

Over the last few months we have revamped our packaging to make zero waste and it was honestly pretty easy with costs staying around the same as before. Here is a list of our sources with direct product links.

Community: Starting a Start-Up

Community: Starting a Start-Up

In this piece you will hear from Courtney Gordon, my part time employee who has been with me since almost the beginning and witnessed first hand all the behind the scenes ups and downs.
Community: Flat Lay Styling with Wedding Photographer Anya Kernes

Community: Flat Lay Styling with Wedding Photographer Anya Kernes

I am so pleased to share some flat lay tips from the lovely Anya Kernes, destination wedding photographer based in Los Angeles, California. 
Community : Self Care for Creative Entrepreneurs

Community : Self Care for Creative Entrepreneurs

With the holidays approaching, it feels fitting to address a topic I know my fellow creative entrepreneurs often struggle with: self care. 
Process with Ink & Press Co

Process with Ink & Press Co

Today's feature needs no introduction as I have had the pleasure of sharing Mikyla's artful pieces from her company Ink & Press Co. from the very beginning.
Community : Defining a Distinct Voice with Fine Art Photographer Kenzie Victory

Community : Defining a Distinct Voice with Fine Art Photographer Kenzie Victory

As a lover of all things artful and minimal, I was immediately drawn to the work of Kenzie Victory. She has developed a recognizable aesthetic, and I am pleased to have her share her journey in wedding photography, especially how she stays true to her voice without concerning herself with industry norms that don't support her vision.
Community : Calligraphy and Film Photography with Shotgunning for Love

Community : Calligraphy and Film Photography with Shotgunning for Love

Nikki of Shotgunning for Love has a great range of talents. While she has been a successful calligrapher for years, she recently also taught herself film photography. I am excited for her to share how she picked up film photography and her approach to photographing brand shoots.
Community : Building a Niche Business in the Wedding Industry

Community : Building a Niche Business in the Wedding Industry

Kate Shilling is the owner of NOUS/NY, a wedding planning & styling business based in New York, specializing in intimate, food focused weddings. I admire her style and aesthetic because it pushes traditional boundaries while remaining timeless. She is an inspiration to me, and I am thrilled to share her thoughts on building a niche business in the wedding industry.