@mattealinae

Mattea LinAe🌙 @mattealinae

📍probably at a coffee shop • chi ☾ contact@mattealinae.com

https://www.mattealinae.com/

Some favorite shots from a few sessions the past month or so (: love the variety of work photography brings 🥰🙂 and also love getting to meet new people and learn their stories - my favorite part😌
@mattealinae

Some favorite shots from a few sessions the past month or so (: love the variety of work photography brings 🥰🙂 and also love getting to meet new people and learn their stories - my favorite part😌

FAQ: BUILDING YOUR CLIENT BASE IN A NEW CITY ⠀ ⠀

Moving to a new city can be intimidating, if you let it be. But it can also be one of the best opportunities for growth and inspiration. As many of you know, I grew up in Colorado and picked up photography the end of my junior year in high school. When I moved to Saint Louis for college, I had to rebuild my network and figure out how to get new clients. Fast forward 4 more years, and I moved again to a suburb in Chicago – and whattaya know… rebuilding my client base again. ⠀ ⠀

Since moving and settling in July, I’ve had 68 shoots in DC, CO, CHI, WI, and STL. ⠀ ⠀

How do you do it? ⠀ ⠀

Build your SEO. ⠀ ⠀

Nework your butt off. ⠀ ⠀

Build your portfolio and SELF-PROMOTE the heck out of it. ⠀ ⠀

Research different booking apps/sites. ⠀ ⠀

Figure out how to land repeat clients. ⠀ ⠀

Ask yourself what your value proposition is and how you can use that to leverage your business. ⠀ ⠀

Be confident in your work and talent. ⠀ ⠀

More to come – I’m excited for off season to hit next month so I can basically blast you all with loads of content. 👀😎
@mattealinae

FAQ: BUILDING YOUR CLIENT BASE IN A NEW CITY ⠀ ⠀ Moving to a new city can be intimidating, if you let it be. But it can also be one of the best opportunities for growth and inspiration. As many of you know, I grew up in Colorado and picked up photography the end of my junior year in high school. When I moved to Saint Louis for college, I had to rebuild my network and figure out how to get new clients. Fast forward 4 more years, and I moved again to a suburb in Chicago – and whattaya know… rebuilding my client base again. ⠀ ⠀ Since moving and settling in July, I’ve had 68 shoots in DC, CO, CHI, WI, and STL. ⠀ ⠀ How do you do it? ⠀ ⠀ Build your SEO. ⠀ ⠀ Nework your butt off. ⠀ ⠀ Build your portfolio and SELF-PROMOTE the heck out of it. ⠀ ⠀ Research different booking apps/sites. ⠀ ⠀ Figure out how to land repeat clients. ⠀ ⠀ Ask yourself what your value proposition is and how you can use that to leverage your business. ⠀ ⠀ Be

2 moods: sleep is for the weak. and sleeping for a week. Apparently this is sleeping for a week. 🌙🤷🏻‍♀️ @leannielens @detalleboutique
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2 moods: sleep is for the weak. and sleeping for a week. Apparently this is sleeping for a week. 🌙🤷🏻‍♀️ @leannielens @detalleboutique

@upperplayground is neat. 🙂
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@upperplayground is neat. 🙂

So I know it’s not snowing yet but I like this outfit. 😂👀 as y’all know today was 👏🏼 stress 👏🏼 ful👏🏼. I found out that I have a $500 car repair(more of an inconvenience than something to be super upset about)  and I’ve been working through the ups and downs of working with people and managing a business. Butttt I also took time to stop and remember that exactly a year ago I couldn’t even dream of shooting a wedding, and hadn’t even shot one yet, because it seemed so out of reach. Quite frankly, I didn’t think I was capable. And since graduating I’ve shot 11 and booked 22 and that number is only going to keep climbing. It’s important when we’re stressed to remember that each milestone has its own ups and downs to celebrate and work through. Remember 👏🏼to 👏🏼think👏🏼about👏🏼how👏🏼far👏🏼youve👏🏼come. 
So here’s to chasing goals and not being afraid to fall flat on your face if things don’t work out, but trying anyways because living with a bunch of what ifs isn’t really living imo🌙🤷🏻‍♀️❤️
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So I know it’s not snowing yet but I like this outfit. 😂👀 as y’all know today was 👏🏼 stress 👏🏼 ful👏🏼. I found out that I have a $500 car repair(more of an inconvenience than something to be super upset about) and I’ve been working through the ups and downs of working with people and managing a business. Butttt I also took time to stop and remember that exactly a year ago I couldn’t even dream of shooting a wedding, and hadn’t even shot one yet, because it seemed so out of reach. Quite frankly, I didn’t think I was capable. And since graduating I’ve shot 11 and booked 22 and that number is only going to keep climbing. It’s important when we’re stressed to remember that each milestone has its own ups and downs to celebrate and work through. Remember 👏🏼to 👏🏼think👏🏼about👏🏼how👏🏼far👏🏼youve👏🏼come. So here’s to chasing goals and not being afraid to fall flat on your face if things don’t work out, but

Sometimes you just gotta play dress up 🤷🏻‍♀️🖤
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Sometimes you just gotta play dress up 🤷🏻‍♀️🖤

happy 2 b back home for a couple weeks and back to working out, my favorite kind of work outfit, sleeping, laundry, and living by a movie theater so I can go by myself and cry during movies like the sad dog movie that wrecked me for two days 🥰🙂😂 happy Monday 😂😂😂
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happy 2 b back home for a couple weeks and back to working out, my favorite kind of work outfit, sleeping, laundry, and living by a movie theater so I can go by myself and cry during movies like the sad dog movie that wrecked me for two days 🥰🙂😂 happy Monday 😂😂😂

Happy to be back home with the perfect fall weather • you already know my VW babes that you guys score 20% off @shopvintagewillows when you use my code MATTEA at checkout ❤️ treat yourself to some fall goodies 😊
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Happy to be back home with the perfect fall weather • you already know my VW babes that you guys score 20% off @shopvintagewillows when you use my code MATTEA at checkout ❤️ treat yourself to some fall goodies 😊

Excited to be back in the 970 this week 🙌🏼
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Excited to be back in the 970 this week 🙌🏼

👗👚👛👖a bad habit ft. Camera gear👀 @femmeluxeusa #luxegalusa
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👗👚👛👖a bad habit ft. Camera gear👀 @femmeluxeusa #luxegalusa

@flemingssteakhouse never disappoints that’s for sure! This month on the Chef’s Table I got the Steamed Mussels, featuring Belgium ale broth, slab bacon, shaved garlic, shallots and herb sourdough crostinis, were to die for. For main dishes we got a Dry Aged Porkchop with squash, porcini green beans, apple cranberry chutney, and pomegranate pinot noir reduction, and a Kona Rubbed Skirt Steak with herb roasted asparagus, shoyu sauce, and a micro green salad. As always, for a side I got the Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, a favorite of mine and I die everytime I order them! ⠀ ⠀

Thank you so much to @flemingssteakhouse for the wonderful tasting ❤️I highly recommend the Chef’s Table as the menu rotates each month and offers a variety of season options!  #ad #cheftableinsider
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@flemingssteakhouse never disappoints that’s for sure! This month on the Chef’s Table I got the Steamed Mussels, featuring Belgium ale broth, slab bacon, shaved garlic, shallots and herb sourdough crostinis, were to die for. For main dishes we got a Dry Aged Porkchop with squash, porcini green beans, apple cranberry chutney, and pomegranate pinot noir reduction, and a Kona Rubbed Skirt Steak with herb roasted asparagus, shoyu sauce, and a micro green salad. As always, for a side I got the Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, a favorite of mine and I die everytime I order them! ⠀ ⠀ Thank you so much to @flemingssteakhouse for the wonderful tasting ❤️I highly recommend the Chef’s Table as the menu rotates each month and offers a variety of season options! #ad #cheftableinsider

in high school i got a truancy letter my senior year two days before graduation for having over 150 absences 😂 where was i? at school crashing the wrong class and inhaling sharpie fumes. but hey we graduated college so I guess things turned out alright 🤷🏻‍♀️
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in high school i got a truancy letter my senior year two days before graduation for having over 150 absences 😂 where was i? at school crashing the wrong class and inhaling sharpie fumes. but hey we graduated college so I guess things turned out alright 🤷🏻‍♀️

here’s to remaining inspired within the chaos, and the five types of people you should surround yourself with:
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the inspired: the kind of person that dreams big, and fearlessly pursues their passions. ⠀
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the passionate: the openly vulnerable person that isn’t afraid of letting their emotions release – no matter the emotion. they speak openly about passions, dreams, ideas, and theories. ⠀
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the motivated: the person that is always in pursuit of more. a new hobby to try. a new passion to pursue. a new idea to bring to life. ⠀
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the grateful: the person that always says thank you, and knows that each day is a new opportunity. they show their gratitude for big things and small things, because they know nothing in life is guaranteed. ⠀
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the open minded: the person that is always willing to try new things, and listen to new perspectives. they respect differing opinions and will work to understand other viewpoints, even if they disagree in the end. ⠀
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and if you’re lucky enough to stumble upon people in your lifetime that hold all 5, my gosh i hope you work hard to keep them around.
@mattealinae

here’s to remaining inspired within the chaos, and the five types of people you should surround yourself with: ⠀ ⠀ the inspired: the kind of person that dreams big, and fearlessly pursues their passions. ⠀ ⠀ the passionate: the openly vulnerable person that isn’t afraid of letting their emotions release – no matter the emotion. they speak openly about passions, dreams, ideas, and theories. ⠀ ⠀ the motivated: the person that is always in pursuit of more. a new hobby to try. a new passion to pursue. a new idea to bring to life. ⠀ ⠀ the grateful: the person that always says thank you, and knows that each day is a new opportunity. they show their gratitude for big things and small things, because they know nothing in life is guaranteed. ⠀ ⠀ the open minded: the person that is always willing to try new things, and listen to new perspectives. they respect differing opinions and will work to understand other viewpoints, even if they disagree in the end. ⠀ ⠀ and

what you see & what i see ✨🤗 excited to be back in the Lou soon ❤️
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what you see & what i see ✨🤗 excited to be back in the Lou soon ❤️

Helloooooo! I’ll be in both Colorado and STL in October for some art! Let’s hang.  Let’s shoot. Let’s get together ❤️🤗
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Helloooooo! I’ll be in both Colorado and STL in October for some art! Let’s hang. Let’s shoot. Let’s get together ❤️🤗

hello fall. We’ve missed you. ❤️
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hello fall. We’ve missed you. ❤️

It feels really nice to fall back in love with working out. For a minute there I forgot what that was like and I failed to take care of myself when things got busy. My neck and back were constantly tight and it resulted in a lot of headaches. So I started taking in more water, eating better, and moving a bit each day. It’s easy to let it feel like a chore, but it’s such a huge release when you finally figure out what you enjoy and what works for you. Keep moving and your body will thank you. ❤️✨
@mattealinae

It feels really nice to fall back in love with working out. For a minute there I forgot what that was like and I failed to take care of myself when things got busy. My neck and back were constantly tight and it resulted in a lot of headaches. So I started taking in more water, eating better, and moving a bit each day. It’s easy to let it feel like a chore, but it’s such a huge release when you finally figure out what you enjoy and what works for you. Keep moving and your body will thank you. ❤️✨

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