Client Work: Fishbox

Surround yourself with people who inspire your hustle. Napoleon is one of those people. A good friend of my since our agency days in 2012, Napoleon and I have always bonded over our love for entrepreneurship.…
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A Mexican Wedding

I’m trying to catch up with all of the photos I took from my trip in Mexico! Today, I’m sharing some photos from the beautiful wedding we attended (and the main reason we flew out…
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Come One, Come All – Philadelphia’s #SkillshareInstawalk

Skillshare is launching a bunch of new photography courses on their site, so in honor of that they’re hosting a global Instawalk! From October 6th-9th, cities around the world will be hosting their own #SkillshareInstawalks where…
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A Day In Doha

If you can’t tell already, I had an amazing time during my layover in Doha! I made a new friend – a current grad student studying in Paris named Melissa(!) – and I got to…
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It’s Time For Some Growth

There comes a time when being a solopreneur can get really hectic. It’s not a bad sign, but a good sign symbolizing that you must be doing something right. For me, I’m blessed to have…
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A Little Play Date

My niece and sister-in-law are here from Chicago all week, so we went to Franklin Square the other day to celebrate the beautiful spring weather! Below are some photos from my little play date with…
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Blogging Meetup in Philadelphia

Let’s Chat About Photos For Your Blog

Looking for a local Philadelphia blogger’s meet-up? Well look no further than…this post right here! Celestine and I are hosting our monthly Banter & Beans meet-up at our STUDIO space (finally!) this Saturday from 1-2:00pm.…
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Snapshots of Chicago

I used to travel a lot back in the day, and I would take photos of each destination and post them up here on the blog. I think I’m going to start doing that more.…
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Adobe’s Photoshop Photography Program

For those of you struggling with the wrong tools, check out this awesome deal for Photoshop + Lightroom for only $9.99 a month! If you’re a freelancer, you may even be able to write this…
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Let Me Take Your Photo

I’ve always loved photography. But I didn’t always have the knack for beautiful shots. Let’s just say I loved taking awkward candids of people and posting them all over my Facebook. And let’s just say…
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FIFA in real life. Happy birthday Warren! 27 is gonna be a good year yo! #leoseason #augustleos… instagram.com/p/BX11…

About 11 hours ago from Melissa Alam's Twitter via Instagram

  • FIFA after dark haha. Happy birthday Warren! 27 is gonna be a good year yo! #leoseason #augustleos 😂⚽️🎂
  • Learn how to make chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken the RIGHT way from the chefs and owner of @tandoorfishtown this THURSDAY! 🤤🤤🤤 Come hungry but leave full and happy thanks to our next event with @bestbite. Tickets are $30 and include 3+ courses of delicious and savory Indian dishes, plus some great conversation with fellow foodies. 🥘 Check out the link in @bestbite's bio for ticket info! 🎟🎟🎟. P.S. @priyankachopra may or may not attend...only way to find out is to come through! #bestbite #foodieevents #tandoorfishtown
  • Accurate future photo of me in Italy at the end of this month. Currently trying to figure out a what to do, eat and see for the 8 days I'm there and it's so overwhelming. Also nervous that I may fall in love with the country too much and not come back. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Anyway, send me recs for Rome - Sorrento - Venice! #romanholiday