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A luxury maternity and newborn photographer, business coach, and educator. I have a heart for helping busy moms save oodles of time so they can spend more of it with their families. As a homeschool mom and business owner, I understand how precious your time is. My goal is to help you build the business, and life, of your dreams.

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The Five FREE Tools I Use To Help Run My Business

If you’re anything like me, then you love a good deal on something…especially if it’s something you can actually use!

Here are five totally free tools that I use every day to help run my photography business.


Full disclosure, I do pay for this service so I have more storage space, but you can use this gallery delivery platform for your clients for free! Clients can download, favorite, print, and share their session images right from their Pixieset galleries so easily! You’ll have a limited amount of storage, but use this link and receive an extra 250MG of space on top of your free 3GB!

Zoho Mail

I’ve been using this free email service for years and have never needed a paid platform. Storage space is limited, but I haven’t had a need for more storage for my small-scale business. I can set up signatures, templates, and more all within Zoho mail.


Planoly is an Instagram planning tool that I’ve been using for a few years. It helps me to plan my posts and I can see how they look on the grid before posting. I can even write my captions within Planoly, save hashtag groups, schedule my posts, and set them to auto-post! Depending on what you need, they do offer affordable paid plans with more capabilities, but I’ve only ever used the free plan.


Canva makes me feel like the graphic designer I never was! It’s a desktop platform and mobile app to help you make gorgeous graphics, Pinterest pins, flyers, ads, and so much more. It’s so much easier and faster than Photoshop, plus it’s free!!


Todoist is the newest productivity tool to help me with business and personal tasks and I’m obsessed with it! You’ll have one account which will link between all platforms: computer, smartphone, tablet, and even Apple Watch. I love this tool because it helps to organize my recurring tasks and saves time from having to write them out every week/month/etc. I can customize when items need to repeat. It gives me a checklist of what I need to do each day and when I complete each task it automatically resets to the next day/week/month. Amazing!

*Some of these links are affiliate links which means that I may make a small commission from your click and/or purchase. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you may even save money when using my referral link! I would only share and promote the products that I absolutely love and use personally because they work!

That’s it—quick and easy! I know you’ll love these tools as much I do. I use most of them every single day and they help so much. Let me know what you think in the comments below!


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