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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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Where are my fellow wedding vendors at?! This tech tip is one of my all time favorites, and it’s definitely a must have for wedding days. Adding your wedding day timeline to your Apple Watch is an easy way to use your tech to simplify and streamline.Β With a quick glance at my wrist, I can […]

How to Add a Wedding Day Timeline to Your Apple Watch

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Who’s excited for the new year?? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ THIS GIRL! But seriously, I think we are all ready to put 2020 behind us and start fresh. One of my favorite ways to reset is to give my tech a nice decluttering. It helps me get ready for new goals and projects, and to hit the ground […]

Prep Your Tech for a Fresh Start

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In case you missed it, Apple will be releasing it’s latest version of the Mac operating system (OS) this week – MacOS 11 Big Sur. Okay, sounds cool, but what does that mean and should you update? The answer:Β Yes,Β but only after you take a few important steps to prep for the update! Why you should […]

Should You Update Your Operating System?

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Have you ever shared one of your URLs to Facebook, and the link preview is a hot mess?! No photo & the title is all funky – totally not something that’s going to make someone want to click it! Whenever I create a new post or page, this is something I’ve come to expect. Don’t […]

How & When to Use the Facebook Debugger

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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 isΒ always a good idea to have […]

Getting Started With Time Machine

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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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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

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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

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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.Β  Instead, nearly all […]

5 Ways to Stay Productive While Social Distancing

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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

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