Sunday, January 07, 2007

Need Help Writing Your Bio?

I’ve received a few emails from photographers asking for a little help in writing a bio for their websites. Now, I love to help others whenever I have the chance, but lately things have been kind of stressful. I’ve actually helped a few photographers already, but I’ve been having a hard time staying in contact with those who have recently asked for some feedback or ideas.

I know how hard it is writing a bio…it an excrutiating process if you ask me. And I like to write! Most people have a hard time writing about themselves because one fears running the risk of sounding trite, foolish, conceited, lame…or an awful concoction of all of these things ☺ When I was putting my website bio together, I asked the person I trust the most when it comes to drafting a write-up: my sister.
She’s an amazing writer and gives practical advice when I’m faced with a lack of creativity. And to make things even sweeter, she's a heck of a lot nicer than me! :) She's the kind of girl who can walk into a room not knowing anyone and by the end of the night, she's swapping goulash recipes with someone's grandmother and planning weekend getaways for a group of people she's just met. She's just that nice.

In lieu of this, I’ll now be referring bio inquiries to her. If anyone is interested in her services, please feel free to email me ( jasmine@jasminestarphotography ) and I’ll forward your requests her way. Even if this is something you’re not quite sure is for you, I’m positive she won’t mind getting to know you better and sifting through various possibilities for your bio! :)

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Oleksandr Havrylyuk said...

Jasmine, you rock!!!

4:13 PM  
Blogger DrewB said...

What an awesome picture of the two of you. I don't even know which one is you!

5:49 PM  
Blogger amynave said...

She sounds just as amazing as you:)

Miss you!!!!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Jim Davis Hicks said...

jasmine, i thought, did she do some funky photoshop stuff or what? it looks like you and you. pretty crazy, are you guys twins?

anyway, is your sister charging for the bios, if so how much? i'd be interested.

God bless,

jim davis-hicks

7:21 AM  
Blogger My Sacred Corazon said...

You guys both look beautiful as always.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Hi Jim!
Thanks for your questions, as I should have addressed them earlier :)
Yes, she will charge for her work, but her prices aren't high at all. I'm sure she she gives custom quotes according to what the client needs done. For example, her prices would be different for a completely new bio versus a bio that merely needs to be corrected/dressed-up. Drop her an email and she'll discuss you're possibilities.
Lastly, the bios are more of a labor of love for her...she's finishing her Master's Degree, so she wants to finally write again for the love of writing and not for academics :)

9:27 AM  
Blogger Amelia said...

Jamine,
This is great, I think I'll use her when I am ready to do our site all over. Seriously though, which one is you?

1:33 PM  
Blogger Jessica C. Moritz said...

Oh Jasmine, can totally relate to what you said in your post. I have two blogs and it has been way too much lately!!! (what did I get myself into?) ;)
That image of you two is just amazing, you two are absolutely beautiful!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Joshua Smith-Cinematographer said...

Yall both look so beautiful!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Hahaha! Amelia, I'm the one on the left! :) You couldn't tell?!?

5:26 PM  
Blogger amynave said...

Yay, I guessed right:)

10:22 AM  
Blogger Sara France Photography said...

I am so in! Sign me up!

2:56 PM  

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