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I'm Dawn, and I'm a software engineer turned wedding photographer and the voice behind Tech Savvy Creative. I love all things technology and spent many years in the world of IT before running my own business. I'm a Mama to Kendall and a Wife to Andrew, and utilizing technology effectively is so important to me because it means I get to spend more time with my favorite people!

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Technology seems to get better and better every day. As our devices get smarter and smarter, it is still so important to have a backup system in place. Hard drives can fail and laptops can be stolen or dropped. You just never know when something can happen, so it is always a good idea to have […]

Getting Started With Time Machine

Back Ups

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Back at it today with another “Work smarter, not harder” tech tip for you today! As someone who works primarily from a computer, I am constantly typing my life away. Can anyone else relate? There are some things I find myself typing over and over again like hashtags, vendor lists (for my wedding photos), and […]

My Productivity Secret Weapon: Text Replacement

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Tech Tip for Photographers & Creatives – How to Batch Edit Alt Text in Blog Posts I’m a firm believer in “Work smarter, not harder” and I do my best to find little adjustments that make a big impact. As a photographer who blogs all of my weddings and sessions, there are a TON of […]

How To Batch Edit Alt Text & Pin Descriptions

Blogging

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Getting Started with Tech Tools in your Creative Business It no surprise that I love a good tech tool – especially one that is easy to use and saves me TIME! Here’s the thing though – there are so many tools out there. SO MANY. No wonder getting started is such an overwhelming task! Some […]

Coffee Chats with Kat: 3 Tech Tools Every Creative Needs

Systems & Tools

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Well, what an interesting few weeks it has been! I hope everyone reading this is staying safe and healthy! Like most creatives out there, I am experiencing an unexpected season of downtime. Just a few weeks ago, my spring calendar was full of weddings, portrait sessions, speaking engagements, and so much more.  Instead, nearly all […]

5 Ways to Stay Productive While Social Distancing

Tips & Tricks

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This one is for all of my photographers out there! (And shout out for my friend Breanna McKendrick Photography for teaching me this tip years ago!) If you’ve ever photographed a session or wedding with more than one camera (or a second shooter!), then you’ve likely encountered the headache that time syncing your cameras can […]

How to Time Sync Cameras Using Photo Mechanic

Photography

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There’s a lot of magic that technology brings when you start introduce automations, but how the heck do you get started?! Today, I’m going to be talking about how to get started with automations, plus some of my favorite automations that I use in my business! What is an Automation? An automation is an action, […]

Automations 101

Automations

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It’s that time again, it’s an open house day! As a wedding photographer, I occasionally have the opportunity be part of a Venue Open House or Wedding Expo. At these events, I set up a table to showcase some of my photos and talk with prospective couples about being their photographer on their wedding day. […]

How To Integrate Google Forms & FloDesk with Zapier

Automations

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“Overwhelming” is the word I hear most often when I talk to creatives about introducing tools to their business. Between all of the options, features, opinions, discount codes and styles, it IS overwhelming. Don’t let this defeat you, friends. With some focus, patience, and a whole lotta grace, you will find tools that fit your learning […]

5 Tips For Implementing Tools In Your Business

Systems & Tools

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As a wedding photographer, business coach, and a Mama of an 8 month old, managing my time is key to stress free days. That is why I live by my digital calendar! Like I mentioned in the Declutter Your Tech: Computer Files post, simplicity is key when decluttering your tech. Keeping my calendar organized is […]

Declutter Your Tech: Digital Calendar

File Management